Wiith U.S. sales up 52.1 percent through November with 10,181 vehicles sold, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG cars are a hot commodity. Hoping to continue riding the cachet tide of the AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz confirmed it will introduce its rumored AMG Sport trim level at the 2015 Detroit auto show. According to Auto Express, and as evidenced by the above Mercedes teaser photo, the new performance trim level is said to arrive on the Mercedes-Benz C450 and GLE450 Coupe. Both the Mercedes-Benz C450 and GLE450 Coupe AMG Sport will use a twin-turbo V-6 engine. Behind the grille is almost certainly a tuned-up version of the 329-hp,twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 seen in the new C400 4Matic. For the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport, that could mean somewhere between 345 hp or 380 hp, which is still well behind the 469-hp Mercedes-AMG C63 and the 503-hp C63 S. The current ML63 and its 518 hp or 550 hp with the optional performance pack, should still come out well ahead of the GLE450 AMG Sport’s … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz C450, GLE450 Coupe AMG Sport to Debut in Detroit
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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced the appointment of Auto Commerz as a new dealer partner at the launch of the latter’s temporary showroom, Mercedes-Benz Auto Commerz Autohaus, on Jalan Genting Klang today. Auto Commerz is part of the greater Swire Group, which also distributes Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Taiwan. The company, together with MBM, has allocated an investment of more than RM10 million in its operations in Malaysia over the next two years. The new interim showroom is fully compliant with the Mercedes-Benz Presentation System II standard for global Autohaus facilities, as well as Stuttgart’s latest corporate identity. It has space for four showroom vehicles and official accessories and merchandise, and carries financial services from Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia. A permanent showroom will be opened in 2019. “With the launch of this new Auto Commerz Autohaus, we maintain our claim as the largest premium dealer network in Malaysia with 32 Autohauses … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz Malaysia appoints Auto Commerz as new dealer – temporary showroom opens in KL
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) telah mengumumkan perlantikan Auto Commerz sebagai rakan pengedar baharu pada majlis pelancaran bilik pameran sementara, Mercedes-Benz Auto Commerz Autohaus di Jalan Genting Klang semalam. Auto Commerz adalah sebahagian daripada Swire Group, yang juga merupakan pengedar kenderaan Mercedes-Benz di Taiwan. Syarikat ini dengan kerjasama MBM, telah melabur lebih daripada RM10 juta untuk menjalankan operasi di Malaysia dalam tempoh dua tahun akan datang. Bilik pameran sementara ini turut mematuhi standard Mercedes-Benz Presentation System II bagi fasiliti global Autohaus, yang juga merupakan identiti korporat terkini bagi jenama ini. Ia mampu menempatkan empat model kenderaan serta sudut menjual aksesori dan cenderahati. Menurut MBM, bilik pameran kekal akan dibuka pada tahun 2019. “Dengan pelancaran Auto Commerz Autohaus baharu ini, kami dapat mengekalkan dakwaan sebagai rangkaian pengedar premium terbesar di Malaysia dengan memiliki 32 Autohaus di … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz M’sia lantik Auto Commerz sebagai pengedar baharu – bilik pameran sementara di KL
A glitzy Mercedes-Benz commercial that touts the 2017 E-Class as a vehicle that “can drive itself” has consumer and safety advocates fighting mad.A number of groups are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take action against the automaker, saying Mercedes mislead the public. In a letter to FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez, the groups claim the E-Class doesn’t come close to being a self-driving vehicle, and fine print doesn’t cut it.The ad showcases the new Benz’s automated features. In it, an E-Class driver briefly taking his hands off the wheel during a nighttime drive, then uses the vehicle’s self-parking system. “Is the world truly ready for a vehicle that can drive itself?” the narrator states. “An autonomous-thinking automobile that protects those inside and outside. Ready or not, the future is here.”2017 E-Class models are available with “Drive Pilot,” an automated system that uses adaptive cruise control … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz Slammed Over Misleading Commercial
Last week, we told you how Mercedes-Benz planned to go the BMW route and turn its looming roster of electric vehicles into a sub-brand.All the automaker needed was a name to slap on its gas-free offerings. Well, according to UK trademark application filings first reported by Autocar, the new sub-brand’s name is…EQ.Sounds smart and classy all at once, doesn’t it? And we totally guessed the first half of it. Clearly, “GQ” was already taken, and as for “iQ,” well, someone already destroyed picked that name. So, the first EQ-badged EVs will go up against BMW’s i sub-brand sometime in the foreseeable future. Mercedes-Benz also has Tesla in its sights.Sources recently told Bloomberg that four vehicles — two sedans and two SUVs — will carry the badge, but the trademarks suggest several more. In the past month, Mercedes-Benz filed applications for EQA, EQC, EQE, EQG and EQS, as well as EQ Inside, EQ Boost and … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz Picks a Name for its Electric Sub-Brand
Mercedes-Benz Canada’s surprise reveal of a diesel-powered C-Class Wagon at January’s Montreal International Auto Show has not been followed by the car’s arrival in Mercedes-Benz showrooms. Nor is it about to be.Only yesterday we listed the C-Class Wagon, intended to go on sale in Canada as the C300d 4Matic, as one of eight cars Canadians have access to that Americans don’t. Recognizing that the 2017 C-Class Wagon wasn’t yet featured on the company’s Canadian website, our curiosity was further piqued by TTAC reader bortlicenseplate, who suggested that, “the C-Class Wagon is no longer Canada-bound.”bortlicenseplate is mostly right. Mercedes-Benz Canada still intends to import the C300d 4Matic Wagon, but Mercedes-Benz Canada spokesperson JoAnne Caza told TTAC yesterday, “We’re still waiting for certification.”That certification isn’t a Canadian process steered by Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz Canada Has No Timeline For C-Class Wagon Arrival
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3 attained almost identical levels of popularity in the United States in 2014.True, Mercedes-Benz sold 27,365 CLAs over the last twelve months; Audi sold only 22,250 A3s during that period. That’s 23% more CLA sales than A3 sales. • GLA arrival didn’t slow down CLA • A3 and CLA increasingly popular, but not yet top sellersBut you’ll remember that the CLA arrived at the end of 2013’s third-quarter. The A3 sedan, a replacement for the A3 hatch which never sold as often as this new car, began trickling into dealers in February of this year but wasn’t readily available until April.Over the final three-quarters of 2014, Audi USA reported 21,387 A3 sales, 151 more than the figure achieved by the CLA over the same period.With great frequency, the vehicles marketed by rival German luxury brands aren’t necessarily direct competitors. The CLS, for instance, is a $66,000 sedan with no diesel option; … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz CLA And Audi A3 Are Selling At An Identical Pace In The U.S.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an all-electric SUV concept at the Paris Auto Show, strongly hinting at what we can expect from its recently announced EQ sub-brand.The Generation EQ concept offers impressive range and up to 400 horsepower, which the automaker needs to compete with the likes of Tesla and rival BMW’s “i” sub-brand.Sporting all-important “coupe-like” styling, the Generation EQ greets us with an LED-filled face that you’ll only see on a concept car. Naturally, there’s no need for side-view mirrors. None of this matters, as the concept is simply a preview of future models — it’s the technology and capability that Mercedes-Benz wants us to notice.Powered by two electric motors, the all-wheel-drive Generation EQ sports scalable battery components, allowing a power output of up to 400 horsepower and about 516 lb-ft of torque. The automaker claims a 0-62 mile per hour time of less than five seconds.Juice is drawn from a … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz’s Generation EQ Teases Its Electric Sub-brand
The Mercedes-AMG E63 is a notoriously maniacal car, but Americans have been saddled with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive version while Europeans enjoyed the option of rear-wheel drive. That meant no ludicrous AMG-induced burnouts west of the Atlantic for E-Class customers.Now everyone can have an all-wheel-drive AMG E63, and everyone — with the money — can also do glorious burnouts while proudly waving their various flags out the driver’s side window.That’s because the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Sedan comes standard with, and I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, an official “Drift Mode.” While previous models favored a definitively rear-wheel bias, it was still technically around the clock 4Matic all-wheel-drive.The fifth generation E-Class AMGs get the benefit of 4Matic Plus, which allows for variable torque distribution between the front and rear axles. And, should you want to burn off a pair of tires, you can spend the … [Read more...] about Mercedes-Benz Goes Insane, Offers ‘Drift Mode’ on the 2018 AMG E63 S
Style is subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You believe the Mini Paceman is the ugliest of Minis; I say it’s the best. You believe the X6 is BMW at its masculine and modern best; I believe the X6 stands in stark and unfortunate contrast to the beautiful delicacy of the BMW 2002tii.We disagree. And that’s okay.Therefore, when we approach the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class — supplied here by Mercedes-Benz Canada in E300 4Matic form — we may differ on the merits and demerits of the new midsize sedan’s design. But surely on this we can concur: the E-Class is now less distinguishable from its baby C-Class brother than ever before.Is that a good thing? Perhaps not. But on the other hand, the new E-Class is now less distinguishable from its big S-Class brother than ever before.Regardless of the image it presents to the world, the fifth-generation E-Class is much more Benz than the C-Class, and very nearly as much Benz as the S-Class. POWERRated by the … [Read more...] about 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic Review – Uppercase C or Lowercase S?