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2015 Mercedes C-Class IIHS Crash Test Result Released

The Mercedes-Benz W205 C class was initially announced in the 2014 Detroit auto show, and has been on sale for a couple months. Compared to the previous W204 C class, the new generation is using aluminum alloy extensively in the car body construction.


Although lighter, aluminum alloy typically has less strength than the high-strength steel (HSS). Therefore, it is a challenge for auto maker to get good results in the crash test.

Today Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released result for the W205 C class’s moderate overlap front test, and also the side impact test.

Generally speaking, the W205 achieved similar results as the W204 C class in both of the tes...

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept V-ision e is The Only Minivan in Luxury Brands

If you want to buy a minivan, currently choices are only limited within Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chrysler, Dodge, Kia – that’s it. What if you want a luxury brand? Sorry, there is none. But situation will be changed very soon: Mercedes-Benz is going to make one for us. Today at the Geneva auto show, the German automaker showed us the Concept V-ision e plug-in hybrid.


It is believe this concept preview the final production version: the V-Class.

The minivan concept is equipped with a hybrid powertrain with plug-in capability...

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Detailed Spec Released: the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² Concept

Two days ago we have reported latest announcement from Mercedes about the G500 4x4² Concept. Today the German automaker released more information for the truck.


Major news is the engine output number 420hp with 450 lb-ft of torque, plus some dimesion measurements. Please see more information in the below press release

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Officially Announced: the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² Concept

One month ago, we have reported that Mercedes is also working on a 4-wheel version of its G63 AMG 6X6 truck.


Today Mercedes-Benz finally announced this rumored truck, and its official name is called “G500 4x4²”. You can simply think this truck to be the previous G63 AMG 6X6 sans two wheels, and replaced with a different engine. Below are some key features:

– M177 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine, output: 422hp
– Permanent all-wheel-drive with low range gears; Front/center/rear fully lockable differentials
– Portal axles
– Two dampers per wheel, one of them is electronically adjustable

Although this is just a concept, it will undoubtedly go into production given the conc...

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Next Generation Mercedes-AMG E63 Is AWD Only

The current Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W212) has been around since 2009 as the 2010 model, and the new W213 generation E-Class is going to debut as soon as next year.


Above image: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

Obviously, AWD was not considered for the current E63 AMG model during the initial W212 chassis design phase. This is indicated by the fact that the later E63 AMG 4Matic version is not available for right-hand-drive markets, due to reason that the AWD mechanical parts, installed on the right-hand side of the transmission assembly, including the extra drive shaft that sends power to the front wheels, block the steering components for the RHD version...

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