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Rumorpile: An Electric S-Class?

Mar 11 2014 10:15 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Mercedes-Benz is in the process of bringing out the new S-Class Coupe and working on a S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. But is there room for a pure electric S-Class? According to Dr Uwe Ernstberger, the head of Mercedes-Benz's large cars, it could happen.
 
Ernstberger told Top Gear that a fully electric S-Class isn't a good fit for the time being, "a complete electric car will be done in the future."
 
The big hurdle for this? The batteries.
 
"We have to work on the capacities of the batteries to get a better package in the car. Because you do not want to lose all the comfort features of an S-Class for transporting a battery only," Ernstberger said.
 
For now, those who want...


Mercedes-Benz Readies More Sprinter Models and Dealers For U.S.

Mar 07 2014 02:15 PM | Mercedes Benz News
You could say the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is patient zero in the European Van invasion we are currently experiencing in the U.S. When it was introduced as the Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter back in the early 2000s, the vans became popular as they offered impressive space and fuel economy. Now with competitors such as the new Ram Promaster and upcoming Ford Transit featuring the recipe, Mercedes-Benz knows they have to be one step ahead.
 
"The Sprinter is the benchmark and the norm of the Euro-style vans. There is a revolution happening in the segment and big changes coming that were caused by the Sprinter -- vans with a smaller footprint but big cargo volume," said Bernie Glaser, Mercedes-Benz USA vice president and managing...


Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz's Range Topping S-Class To Be Named Maybach?

Jan 20 2014 08:35 AM | Mercedes Benz News
See if you can follow this logic: Mercedes-Benz creates an ultra-luxury brand called Maybach to compete with the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The company really doesn't do much with the brand aside from introducing a number of special editions, showing off the Exelero concept, and having Jay-Z and Kayne West cut one up in a music in a music video. After ten years, Mercedes decides to kill of the brand due to lackluster sales. In its place will be a super S-Class wearing the Maybach nameplate?! According to Autoweek, this could happen.
 
The new super S-Class could be wearing the Maybach nameplate when it is shown sometime this year. The model will be stretched out a foot and feature such amenities like reclining rear...


Detroit Auto Show: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comes Out

Dec 17 2013 02:05 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com December 17, 2013   Mercedes-Benz has pulled the curtain back on the 2015 C-Class that will debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Once deemed the baby Benz, this new model will be moving up as t...



Rumorpile: More Vans From Mercedes-Benz

Nov 14 2013 08:25 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 14, 2013   Automotive News is reporting that Mercedes-Benz could be getting more vans for the U.S. At the moment, Mercedes-Benz currently sells the Sprinter van in the U.S.   Insiders t...





Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz Heads Back To The Inline-Six Engine

Nov 11 2013 01:35 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 11, 2013   A new report from Autocar says that Mercedes-Benz is plotting a return of the inline-six engine for their lineup. The inline-six will be a part of a new modular engine architectur...



Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz Says Yes To The X6 Competitor

Oct 08 2013 02:15 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 8, 2013   Two years ago, a rumor began flying that Mercedes-Benz would produce a competitor to BMW's X6 crossover supposedly called the MLC. Now it seems we have a possible confirmation of th...