December 18, 2014

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Mercedes GLE Coupe arrives to take on the BMW X6

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The Mercedes GLE Coupe has been revealed as Mercedes’ answer to the BMW X6, with the first AMG Sports model revealed as the Mercedes GLE 450 AMG. Mercedes has been talking about playing catch-up with the BMW X6 since 2011, when it became clear there’d be a Mercedes MLC to take on the X6, confirmed […]

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive – price from £31,950

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Mercedes has revealed price and specification details for the new B-Class Electric Drive, available in two trim levels and costing from £31,950 before grant. With the BMW i3 mopping up EV sales, Mercedes are keen to get their electric competition – the much more traditional Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive – on to the market now it’s gone […]

Mercedes AMG Sport launched to tackle BMW’s M Performance

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The Mercedes AMG Sport sub-brand is launched to take on BMW’s M Performance with uprated output and four-wheel-drive as standard. BMW has already proved there’s a gap to fill between regular BMWs and M cars with BMW M Performance, and Mercedes is now pulling the same trick with a new ‘Mercedes AMG Sport’ range that […]

Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake & CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake: OFFICIAL

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The Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake, and the CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, have been revealed ahead of going on sale in the UK in January 2015. We always knew that Mercedes was going to build a mini CLS Shooting Brake based on the CLA, and now it’s arrived with a choice of petrol and diesel […]

Mercedes-Maybach S-Class arrives to take on Bentley & Rolls Royce

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The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class has arrived, reviving the defunct Maybach name, as an ultra-luxurious S-Class aiming to take on Bentley and Rolls Royce. Mercedes-Benz’ new sub-brand – Mercedes-Maybach – arrives in Los Angeles in the guise of the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, a car Mercedes hope can take on the ‘lesser’ Rolls Royce Ghost in a way the failed […]

Mercedes launching MULTIBEAM headlights with 84 LEDs

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Mercedes is planning to launch new MULTIBEAM headlights with 84 LEDs per headlight unit for even greater control and increased levels of illumination. Mercedes has fallen in love with LEDs in their cars in recent years, with the new Mercedes S-Class getting around 500 LEDs throughout the car, and the latest CLS getting MULTIBEAM lights with 24 […]

Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S & GT S Edition 1 price & specs – costs from £97,195

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The new Mercedes-AMG GT goes on sale in the UK with prices from £97,195 for the GT to £122,745 for the GT S Edition 1. First AMG GT deliveries in April 2015. The Mercedes-AMG GT – Mercedes’ answer to cars like the Porsche 911 and Audi R8 – was revealed in September ahead of a debut at […]

Mercedes-Maybach S600 teased ahead of LA debut

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The Mercedes-Maybach S600 – an effective replacement for the defunct Maybach brand – is teased with exterior and interior photos ahead of an LA debut. We reported last month that the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 will debut at the LA Auto Show this month and now, with its debut imminent, Mercedes is teasing the ultra luxurious Maybach S […]

Mercedes G-Code Concept – it’s a Mercedes Supermini SUV

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The Mercedes G-Code Concept has been revealed to mark the opening of a new Mercedes R&D Centre in Beijing and possibly preview a future supermini SUV. The world thought Mercedes had lost the plot when it went all ‘Volume’ with the original A-Class, but now it looks like Mercedes are planning to go even smaller with […]

Daimler sells its stake in Tesla – pockets £500 million

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Mercedes’ parent company Daimler has sold its remaining 4 per cent stake in Tesla Motors and pocketed £500m ($780m). B-Class co-operation continues. It’s more than five years since Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, took a 10 per cent stake in Tesla Motors as it sought a partnership that would yield EV dividends. But it’s […]

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