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Revealed: 2016 smart fortwo & forfour

Jul 16 2014 03:15 PM | Mercedes Benz News
From the 'we weren't expecting this news' department, smart has revealed the 2016 fortwo and forfour. smart hopes that the new models begin to turn their fortunes around.

The 2016 fortwo and forfour are instantly recognizable as smart vehicles with the tall body height, short overhangs, and the rear body panel that is a different color to highlight the model's Tridion safety cell. The front end is squashed-in and comes with larger headlights.

Inside, the fortwo and forfour get a much more contemporary and playful layout with bright colors complemented by a floating touchscreen and mesh texture on the dashboard and door panels. Standard features include cruise control, trip computer, and monochrome LCD display.
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Rumorpile: Three Plug-In Hybrids Coming From Mercedes-Benz

Jun 02 2014 05:35 PM | Mercedes Benz News
A new report from Green Car Reports says Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch three plug-in hybrid models by 2016 or so. We know two of those models have been confirmed. The first is a S-Class Plug-In Hybrid due out next spring. The model will utilize a turbocharged 3.0L V6 gas engine and a 80 kW electric motor. Following the S-Class will be the C-Class plug-in hybrid in the fall.
 
The third model is reportedly the ML-Class. The model is expected to get a refresh for the 2016 model year and a plug-in variant is expected in the refresh. It is expected to arrive around the same time as the C-Class.
 
Source: Green Car Reports
 
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gear...


Rumorpile: Changes In Store For The G-Wagen

May 06 2014 09:25 AM | Mercedes Benz News
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has been around for 35 years and in that time, the vehicle hasn't gone under any sort of drastic change. That could be change could happen in 2017 as the German automaker is planning some drastic changes.
 
Autocar has learned the automaker will be  increasing the G-Wagen’s width to help improve stability and to make space for a new front suspension which will either be a three or four-link set-up and have a electro-mechanical steering system. The increase in width will also mean an increase in interior space. Mercedes-Benz will also add more aluminum to the G-Wagen's structure which will cut around 450 pounds off its curb weight.
 
Other changes in store include new...


Mercedes-Benz Ponders An 'On-Road' SUV Lineup

Apr 29 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


From the 'this isn't April Fools Day' file, Mercedes-Benz is considering splitting its SUV lineup into two parts; those with off-road capabilities and those without.   According to Automotive News, the company is planning to this after they launch...



Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz To Show Resurrected Maybach At LA & Guangzhou Auto Shows

Apr 21 2014 10:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


A new report from Reuters says we'll get our first look at the new Maybach this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Guangzhou Motor Show. We've been hearing about the resurrection of the nameplate for the past few months, but weren't sure wh...





Rumorpile: An Electric S-Class?

Mar 11 2014 10:15 AM | William Maley in 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....



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

Mar 07 2014 02:15 PM | William Maley in 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 i...