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2008-09-04
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Production of Delphi’s Direct Acting Diesel Common Rail (DADCR) system has started, following a five-year development program in France, Luxembourg, and the UK. The system incorporates direct-acting piezo injectors—claimed by the company as a "world first" that can operate at pressures up to 2000 bar (29 ksi) and will help meet Euro 6 emissions standards.
2008-03-31
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After establishing the luxury passenger car market in India a decade ago, Daimler is constructing a new Mercedes-Benz assembly plant about 15 km (9 mi) from its current one in Pune/Chikhali. The new Pune/Chakan facility, like the existing one, will produce the S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, and commercial trucks for the Indian market.
2008-03-31
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ContiTech Fluid Technology offers high-strength flat hoses that provide a large volume increase at minimal pressures.
2008-03-31
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Mercedes-Benz debuted its latest SUV at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
2008-04-24
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Mercedes-Benz has launched the third generation of its Actros European heavy-truck range, featuring a series of changes while retaining the same basic cab and V6 and V8 powertrain options. The most significant change is the adoption of the PowerShift 2 twelve-speed automated manual transmission as standard equipment.
2008-06-19
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Although it is the smallest Unimog, Mercedes-Benz claims that the U 20 it is just as capable as the larger models, sharing familiar features such as permanent all-wheel drive, single tires front and rear, differential locks, portal axles to maximize ground clearance, coil springs, power take-offs, and onboard dual-circuit common hydraulics. Standard equipment also includes an air-conditioned cab.
2008-06-24
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The company looks set to introduce a series-production hybrid Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cargo van. The company is about to begin trials of its “second generation” plug-in parallel hybrid Sprinter in the U.S. with a fleet of 11 vehicles.
2011-12-20
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Quality, technology, safety – and emotion: Dieter Zetsche’s recipe for boosting Mercedes’ premium climb was the basis for the second-generation B-Class' development. That means it has been engineered, tested, and manufactured to levels that he sees helping the company become number one in premium-segment sales.
2012-01-24
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Mercedes trims 275 lb (125 kg) by switching to aluminum-intensive construction.
2011-12-20
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The patent-protected technology features a twin-wire arc-sprayed coating that produces a “perfectly smooth” cylinder barrel, cutting friction losses by up to 50% on the V6 diesel while helping to reduce engine mass.
2012-03-14
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While Ford injected new life into the compact MPV sector with the B-Max at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz performed a U-turn by unveiling the new A-Class. Gone is the tall profile that first came to public attention 15 years ago.
2012-03-14
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Based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the BRABUS-built Technology Project Hybrid is equipped with Protean Electric in-wheel motors. Powering the rear wheels in combination with the 2.2-L internal-combustion diesel engine, the motors each add 80 kW of peak power and 800 N·m of peak torque.
2012-04-03
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The car's development director and aerodynamics specialist reveal the finer design and engineering points of the two-seat, high-performance, folding hardtop luxury cruiser.
2012-02-20
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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is supplying a rear-seat entertainment (RSE) system and new radio system to Mercedes-Benz for its 2012 M-Class and GL-Class vehicles. The system pushes technology, using optical networking, 2.4-GHz wireless headphones, and a compact six-disc DVD player.
2012-08-23
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Can Mercedes keep up with the R&D power of Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors? Daimler and Mercedes boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche explained to AEI how it can--and will.
2012-08-01
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Its new small car has the accent on "refined sportiness" and a strong bias toward styling and performance.
2012-10-08
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For the Concept B-Class Electric Drive shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the battery pack is said to provide a range of up to 200 km (125 mi) on a full charge. Battery recharging can benefit from a rapid charging facility, which is said to be able to provide a range of up to 100 km (62 mi) after one hour of charging from a 400-V supply.
2012-11-19
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When Mark Fetherston, as Team Leader External Design Compact Cars, was given the chance to take on a key role in the creation of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class range, he was delighted. But the task had an added frisson: the Management Board did not want evolution, it wanted revolution.
2012-08-23
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Ford's new compact MPV demonstrates exceptional performance from 1.0-L EcoBoost gasoline engine; technology also includes 'mobile' B-pillars.
2009-09-14
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In a pre-Frankfurt Motor Show announcement, Mercedes-Benz revealed its latest gasoline hybrid, the Vision (experimental/concept) S 500 Plug-in, a high-performance luxury sedan claimed to achieve a combined fuel consumption of 3.2 L/100 km and CO2 emissions of only 74 g/km in the NEDC cycle.
2009-09-21
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The classic 300SL has become the modern day SLS AMG—and an electric version is in development.
2011-06-11
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Mercedes-Benz makes its market offering lower and sleeker in a bid to move it out of the economy car segment and into the premium mini car arena.
2011-09-27
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The new-generation model, which uses a fresh front-wheel drive platform, is now far more deserving of its categorization as a compact sports tourer.
2011-08-19
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When an OEM hits on a great solution, it invariably clings to it for decades. Mercedes-Benz has done just that with its two-seat, folding hardtop (vario roof) SLK, and with the updated C-Class sedan and coupe.
2011-09-10
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Company engineers have packed more new hardware under the skin while designers have produced an opulent new cockpit meant to coddle occupants as never before.
2010-10-08
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Efficiency is the key for Mercedes-Benz's replacement for the original four-door coupé.
2010-11-13
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Mercedes-Benz’ new 360° driving simulator forms a central element of a €160 million investment in expanding the company’s Sindelfingen technology facility.
2011-01-21
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The company is enhancing its driver support technology for night driving by fitting a spotlight system to illuminate pedestrians in dark conditions.
2009-04-29
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The spread of new technology in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is broad, embracing a subtle headlight operating regime, automatic emergency braking, a very rigid bodyshell, and significant powertrain advances with the prospect of a diesel hybrid version.
2009-05-06
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Following previous introductions of their versions of the jointly developed two-mode hybrid system by General Motors and Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz revealed its first use of the drivetrain in the new ML450 Hybrid SUV.
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