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Rumorpile: What's In Store For The Next-Generation Mercedes E-Class

Mar 24 2015 02:35 PM | Mercedes Benz News
Car Magazine has some new intel on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class, expected to go on sale in 2016. They report the next-generation model will use the MRA (modular rear-wheel drive architecture) which currently underpins the current S-Class. The next E-Class will also use much more aluminum which Car reports cuts around 70 to 150 kg (about 154 to 330 lbs) from the total weight.

But the big story is a return of the inline-six. The report says Mercedes-Benz is going with this design due to how inexpensive they are to build and how closely they are related to Mercedes' family of four-cylinders. The first inline-six is expected to be a twin-turbo 2.9L diesel six with 313 horsepower. Other gas, diesel, and hybrid powertrains are...

2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Starts At $29,945*, Arrives In October

Mar 04 2015 02:30 PM | Mercedes Benz News
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is welcoming new van to the U.S. Introduced today at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the Metris is Mercedes-Benz's mid-size van that fills in a space between the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and Sprinter vans. Other markets know the Metris as the Vito.

The Metris is a downsized version of the Sprinter in terms of looks. Power comes from a four-cylinder with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All Metris models will come with a crosswind assistance system that keep the van driving in a straight line in high winds. The option list includes such items as active parking assist system, lane keeping...

2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 To Start At $190,275*

Jan 19 2015 08:15 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, and not surprisingly, it costs as much as a house. The ultra-luxury model will hit dealers with a pricetag of $190,275 (includes a $925 destination charge). To put this into perspective, the Maybach is right between the standard S600 ($167,825) and the maddening S65 AMG ($222,925).

For the almost additional $23,000 over the standard S600, the Maybach gets an additional 7.9 inches of wheelbase which is dedicated for the backseat. There are a number of tweaks for the backseat such as "Executive" rear seats with a stone massage function, and improved sound deadening. Other features include Burmeister audio system and hand-stitched leather door panels...

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Ready To Take On BMW X6

Dec 10 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

We don't know why BMW created the X6, let alone introduced a redesigned model since they really don't sell that many. In November, the company only moved 421 units. But that isn't stopping the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Audi from joining the fun. Merce...

Mercedes-Benz Renames Most of Their Lineup, Maybach Returns As A Sub-brand

Nov 11 2014 11:05 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

Starting next year, Mercedes-Benz is revising the names of a fair number of vehicles. This naming change shouldn't come as a shock to anyone - see Cadillac and Infiniti. Mercedes' reasons for the name change is to make their lineup a bit easier to unde...

SEMA 2014: Mercedes-Benz Metris

Nov 04 2014 09:15 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

SEMA isn't the likely place for an automaker to introduce a new model, but Mercedes-Benz chose the aftermarket show to reveal the the North American versions of its new V-Class vans. For North America, the V-Class will be called the Metris and it will...

Paris Motor Show: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

Sep 24 2014 09:15 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

Whenever a new BMW M3 (and M4) appears, you can expect other automakers to introduce their competitors to give the roundel a run for its money. Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to launch its competitor to the M3/M4 and the name is the Mercedes-AMG...

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