Mercedes to buy Aston Martin?

Mercedes does not exclude the idea of taking full control of super cars manufacturer Aston Martin. The Germans and Brits already have a partnership that involves the use of common components and engines .

Mercedes already owns 5% of Aston Martin shares. There are rumors that Daimler was planning to take control of the British manufacturer, in an attempt to revitalize its business and expand the range of exotic models.
While trying to remove these speculations, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Mercedes, did not rule out the possibility of acquiring the remaining shares in Aston Martin. “It’s a fantastic brand and we are willing to support them in their future development” said Zetsche. He also said that Aston is looking for a CEO.

Currently , the partnership between Mercedes and Aston Martin is to use common engines and other key components. This partnership could be extended to use a jointly developed architecture to reduce costs.

This extension would bring new opportunities for Aston Martin, which could thus expand the range of it’s products.

Mercedes BLS to come in 2014

Germans at Mercedes will introduce in 2014 a new four-door coupe to be positioned under the current CLS. It will be based on future B-Class architecture and platform will use the new MFA.

German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has big plans regarding the launch of new models, and a smaller version of the current CLS can grasp the ideas for the future of the Germans. According to company sources, German officials will produce a “baby CLS ‘to be based on future B-Class. The same sources, the new four-door coupe will see daylight in 2014.

Will take its design elements from the current CFA and the F800 concept shown at Geneva last year, and overall architecture will be for the new Mercedes philosophy. In the future the German model will be the new platform with front MFA. In terms of future engines that could animate a four-door coupe, the solution could come from Renault.

Mercedes could offer supercharged petrol engines of 1.4 and 1.8 liters, and will belong to the flagship of the Mercedes 1.8-liter gasoline engines of 203 bhp.

Mercedes GLK BlueTEC diesel 2012

MercedesGLK BlueTEC Diesel 2012

Mercedes officials have announced that starting 2012 they will introduce BlueTEC version of the GLK in the U.S.

The biggest battle between manufacturers of today’s cars is given in hybrid and electric models, and the development of such machines require many financial resources and a long time. German manufacturer Mercedes has decided to pay greater attention to diesel cars and wants to become a leader in this segment.

At a press conference held at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ernst Lieb, director of Mercedes-Benz USA, said that starting 2012, Americans will enjoy their version of the GLK BlueTEC. Moreover, the German official said that in 2013, the American public will benefit from the new C-Class BlueTEC services. Both models will have the powerful 2.2-liter four-cylinder aggregate offering reduced fuel consumption.

Americans are known for “fear” of getting into a car powered by a diesel engine, but despite this fact, purchases made in this segment counts between 12 and 20 percent, and Mercedes expects to hold in the coming years approximately 20% of sales.

Mercedes CLS63 AMG goes live today in Los Angeles

Mercedes has revealed today in the California Lounge the performance version of the CLS model . Equipped with the new AMG V8 engine, coming from the new CLS63 is available in two versions of power.

To cope with strong competition in the industry, here comes the new CLS63 AMG V8, offered in two versions of power. The first one delivers 518 horsepower and 698 Nm of torque, a resource that guarantees a sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.4 seconds and a top speed limited electronically to 250 km / h.

For the most demanding customers there will be a Performance Package that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque under the hood. Resources ensures acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed limited electronically also of 300 km / h.

Although the performance coupe with four doors have improved comparatively the old generation, Mercedes has managed to reduce the consumption by 33 percent.

The V8 engine is assisted by a transmission Speedshift MCT seven, with seven reports, which comes with start-stop system, available in run mode C (Controlled Efficiency). When the box is scheduled to Sport mode (S) and Sport Plus (S), the system is idle to save fuel, increase driving pleasure. There are of course the option M Speedshift box, which allows the driver to change gears using shift paddles behind the steering wheel positioned.

To maximize the sensations offered by V8 engine, Mercedes has installed and a start assist system, dubbed RACE START. The package also includes an adaptive suspension technology with three functions, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus, combined with the latest workshops developed AMG sports steering. However, the driver can select three levels of intervention of the safety system ESP.

To properly manage power baggage, the Mercedes C63 AMG has four perforated discs measuring 360 mm, hidden behind 19-inch wheels with five spokes shod with 255/35 tires in front and 285 / 30 back. Contrast is provided by calipers painted red.

On the aesthetic level, Mercedes C63 AMG comes with a revised aerodynamic package, which includes a new front spoiler with large air intakes, side skirts and a rear deflector with four tailpipes.

Market debut will be marked by a special version, Launch Edition, which suggests a body finished in Grey manganite Magno, a leather interior Corteccia Pearl color, combined with the anthracite alcantara. Furnishings are made of carbon fiber and black wood.

Huge Image Gallery of the new Mercedes CLS63 AMG below

Mercedes launches the most affordable CLS – BlueEFFICIENCY

Mercedes introduces a new basic version of the CLS model, powered by a 2.1 liter diesel engine capable of delivering 204 horsepower and 500 Nm, with a consumption of just 5.1 litres/100 km.

Following the precedent set with the release of the S250 CDI Mercedes S-Class model, the German manufacturer introduced four-cylinder engine and new-generation CLS.

Four-door coupe have such an entry-level version, powered by diesel engine with a capacity of 2.1 liters, capable of delivering a total of 204 horsepower and 500 Nm. According to officials in Stuttgart, as in the case of S-Class, the version will try to provide an optimal compromise between performance and efficiency.

Thus, the new CLS 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY resources will be sufficient to propel the four-door coupe from 0 to 100 km / h in just 7.5 seconds, while promising a top speed of 242 km / h. Even so, the value remains relatively low consumption of only 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

Jenson Button got a Mercedes C-Class 520 hp

World Champion Formula 1, Jenson Button, received a limited edition Mercedes C63 AMG model, capable of developing 520 horsepower.

World Champion Formula 1, Jenson Button, recently received one of the few Mercedes C-Class Estate DR520. Model performance is individualized at the outside with a body finished in matte black, perfectly matching a set of alloy wheels, red calipers hiding.

Under the hood, Button will enjoy a doped version of “banality” C63 AMG. German engineers have managed to squeeze a total of 520 horsepower and 650 Nm of the 6.3-liter V8 engine, petrol. Break your input thus enjoy a total of 60 horsepower and 50 Nm, thanks to radical changes in the eight-cylinder engine.

Checked impressive resources enables’s wagon to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed limited electronically to 301 km / h.

Limited Edition C-Class Estate DR520 comes with titanium inserts, leather sports seats and Alcantara, and a signed AMG braking system.

And for all these accessories to become an exclusive, Mercedes announced that it will produce only 20 units of the doped model.

Brabus iBusiness – a Mercedes S600 for Apple fans

Brabus put a SV12 Biturbo engine with 750hp, that made Mercedes S600 the fastest sedan in the world, and filled it with Apple gadgets.

BRABUS has developed a special edition called iBusiness that is filled with the latest gadgets developed by the American company Apple. Thus, the iBusiness has available to passengers two integrated iPads, that besides the classical entertainment functions, act as the command module for the S-Class Comand.
The list continues with a Mac mini mounted on special racks located on the roof. It has a 15.2 inch TFT display screen that operates as the control of the car multimedia system.
Obviously, the package contains a number of USB sockets allow connection to peripherals such as videoconferencing webcam necessary. All this is facilitated by the ability to access the Internet via UMTS and HSDPA.

The series offered by the Brabus gadgets on iBusiness register and iPod Touch’s 64 GB which takes place the CD store in his memory may be held to 14,000 pieces. Obviously, no sound playback was not left out, customers will be based model is the classic sound system on S-Class or the headphones that Sennheiser Noise Guard filter outside noise for a music experience as close to perfection.

Fastest SEDAN IN THE WORLD

Although theoretically it does not matter so much for this model economy especially fans of high-end of Apple, we’re talking about performance model can not be set aside in the presentation. Talk of a 6.3 liter engine that develops 750 hp two turbines at 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 1350 reached Nm at 2,100 rpm. It pushes the iBusiness BRABUS 4.0 seconds 0-100 km / h to 200 km / h in 11.9 seconds, top speed electronically limited fiidn 340 km / h. According to the BRABUS, it is the fastest production sedan in the world.

See photos of the Brabus iBusiness below

Meet the new Mercedes CLS

Debut of new Mercedes CLS is fast approaching and before the official presentation of the Paris Motor Show, fans can admire the brand new photos of German coupe.

Mercedes CLS will dubut in early October under the Paris Motor Show a new series of informal photos of the second generation of German model appeared on the Internet. This time new CLS pictures are much clearer. Broad lines were retained from the old generation, and the Germans have applied the new design philosophy. The result is impressive. Mercedes CLS looks more aggressive and sporty and elegant and at the same time inspiring.

In front you can see some elements taken from the SLS AMG. Redesigned grille and bonnet with smoother lines, adjacent to the new optical blocks gives a future CFA aggressive silhouette. Germans have not forgotten inside the four-door Coupé. They installed a center console similar to the new E-Class and S-Class.

In the engines, Mercedes promises to top the 3.5-liter V6 that produces 306 horsepower and 4.7 liter V8 unit capable of developing 435 horses. Later we can assist and a lively version of a V8 AMG 5.5-liter twin-turbo, producing 544 horsepower. Also, four-cylinder engine with 204 horses and 250 CDI unit will also be present in the new CLS.

Enjoy the photo gallery of the new Mercedes CLS

New York 2010 : Mercedes R-Klasse

A few days before the exhibition opens in New York we give you a few photos of the new Mercedes R-Class that somehow emerged on the internet. A remodeling of the mid-career R-Class is heavier than the usual practice at Mercedes.

The restyling is usually fairly discreet at Mercedes: color flashing, retouching shields, many of the grille bar … The R-Klasse is entitled to be treated a little stronger, no doubt to try to correct its sales, Mercedes appears unwilling to admit defeat.

The front of course receives most of the changes and change of countenance. The style is set with a more imposing grille and heavily emphasized. Headlights adopt a style more angular and sharper. Behind the program is measured with a revision of the shield and fires.

Inside, the style evolved little, but nevertheless adopted the R some of the latest range of equipment such as surveillance blind spot. However, we note that Mercedes has not seen fit to give this model its new Command system with central knob.

Enjoy the Image Gallery of the new Mercedes R-Klasse

Mercedes F800 Style – Geneva 2010 Concept Car

Mercedes-Benz presented at the Geneva Motor Show the concept car to be “F800 Style”. Visually, the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style has one great characteristic: elongated front end with an aggressive grille while the rear end was designed to be short and concise.
The study aims to provide a realistic view of the design ideas of Mercedes-Benz, which could be implemented already within the next 10 years.
Also in terms of drive concept, Mercedes-Benz thinks about the future and has the style F800 equipped with a hybrid drive. Under the hood is thus a 300 hp V6 petrol engine with direct injection, which is complemented by a 109 horsepower electric drive engine.

The 250 km / h fast Mercedes-Benz F800 style “eats” an average 3 liters per 100 kilometers, and sprints in less than 5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. And this is impressive!
Design wise, the F800 Style is certainly the most interesting car at the Geneva Motor Show, it boasts an innovative operating concept that combines the advantages of touch screen and conventional operation.

Check out the image gallery of the Mercedes-Benz F800 Style