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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Announced

If the name of “GLC” sounds unfamiliar to you: the new 2016 GLC-class is the redesigned GLK-class, closely related to the C-class.


The GLC class is larger than the current GLK class in every aspect, but weights 176 lbs lighter. This is achieved by using hybrid materials in the car body construction such as aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel.

Just like the C class, consumers can also get the optional air suspension on the GLC. Talking about the powertrain, Mercedes replaces the 7-speed automatic transmission with the latest 9G-TRONIC unit (by its name, it is a 9-speed transmission)...

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2016 Mercedes-Benz LWB C350e Unveiled

In this Janurary’s Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed us the W205 C350e plug-in hybrid. Today in the 2015 Shanghai auto show, Mercedes debuted the long-wheelbase version of the C350e, which is named “C350eL”.


The LWB C350e stretched another 80mm (~3.2 in) on top of the standard W205 C350e’s 111.8in wheelbase, making the total wheelbase to be 115 in. This is much longer than the current W212 E Class (wheelbase: 113.1 in), and make it almost eligible to knock at the door of the full-size luxury sedan camp.

The C350eL’s powerplant is identical to the standard C350e, which includes a 2...

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Officially Announced: The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

Please do not be confused by its name: the 2016 Mercedes GLE Class is not a new model, it is just the current M Class with a new name.


For the 2016 model year, Mercedes-Benz renames the current M Class to be GLE Class. Major changes are in the updated interior styling, and also the AMG model is expanded to two trims, both get a bump to its power output. More specifically:

– The GLE300d is the current ML250 BlueTEC
– The GLE350 is the current ML350
– The GLE400 is the current ML400
– New model: GLE550e 4Matic, 329hp V6 + 114hp electric motor, combined output: 436hp, 479 lb-ft of torque
– The Mercedes-AMG GLE63 output is upgraded to 550hp (from current ML63 AMG’s 518hp); G...

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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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