PeterH on March 22nd, 2016

Luxury and technology: Mercedes-Benz S-Class W 140

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The S-Class model series 140 is a superlative Mercedes-Benz. 25 years ago it was premiered at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show.

Its developers concentrated on maximum comfort, for example through generous dimensions and double glazing for optimised acoustic insulation.

Plus there were numerous systems supporting the driver. In addition it was the brand’s first series-production passenger car to be available with a twelve-cylinder engine.

The model series 140 placed itself at the service of a future which is the present today: as early as the 1990s a technology platform tested autonomous driving.      Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 20th, 2016

Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé, (A 205), 2016

New member of the C-Class Performance family

Affalterbach.  Mercedes-AMG has added another sporty model to its C-Class family: the new C 43 4MATIC Coupé.

For the highly dynamic driving experience that is the hallmark of the brand the Affalterbach-based development teams have put together a scintillating engineering package: the 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is combined with the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that provides agile gearshifts.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI 4MATIC (X156) 2013

Mercedes-Benz handed over 133,752 vehicles to customers in February, more than ever before in the second month of a year (+11.2%).

Record unit sales were achieved in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the NAFTA region.      Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 17th, 2016

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Mercedes-Benz C 220d 4MATIC Cabriolet Edition 1 ( A 205 ) 2016

Stuttgart.  Mercedes-Benz is launching into the open-air season with the first cabriolet based on the C-Class, thereby rounding off its range of cabriolets with a classic fabric soft top.

The new cabriolet’s design interprets modern luxury with a youthful touch. Featuring plenty of high-quality details, its distinctive character is most apparent when the top is down.

The cabriolet is optionally available with the AIRCAP automatic draught stop system and AIRSCARF neck-level heating – for exceptional comfort during open-top driving 365 days a year.      Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 14th, 2016

Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC (W 213) 2016

First high-performance variant of the new E-Class

Affalterbach.  Hot on the heels of the world premiere for the new Mercedes‑Benz E-Class, its first high-performance variant is on the way from Mercedes-AMG.

The E 43 4MATIC with the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine on board will represent the most powerful variant of the executive saloon when it is introduced in September 2016.     Read the rest of this entry »

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Triple triumph: 40 years of the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series

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At its launch in January 1976, the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series offered a persuasive combination of elegance and multiple technical innovations.

The saloon was the first model to become available. The range was expanded a year later by the Coupé and, for the first time, an Estate model.

Over the course of the next ten years almost 2.7 million vehicles were built, among them also long-wheelbase saloons and chassis for special bodies.

The era of the 123 model series marks a particularly successful chapter in the success story of the E-Class, as the intermediate model from Mercedes-Benz was called from 1993 onwards.

The new E-Class of 2016 continues this success story.      Read the rest of this entry »

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