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Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Aug 7 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New SUV expected to debut in Frankfurt

Mercedes is currently working on a rival to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 called the GLA. The GLA will be the first small SUV for Mercedes and is based on the Concept GLA that was seen at the Shanghai...

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Mercedes GLA Gets a Price and Launch Date

Aug 7 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New SUV expected to debut in Frankfurt

Mercedes is currently working on a rival to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 called the GLA. The GLA will be the first small SUV for Mercedes and is based on the Concept GLA that was seen at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year. The vehicle will be in production form of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The little SUV will be the fourth car to use the Mercedes Modular Front-drive Architecture. Other cars on that same platform include the A-class, B-class, and the CLA. The Concept GLA featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 208 hp.

The concept was also all-wheel-drive and used a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The production version is expected to have a selection engines including a four-cylinder diesel and gasoline engines. The vehicle is also expected to be offered in front-wheel-drive versions as well as all-wheel-drive.

 
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2 weeks ago

Mercedes hopes Tesla technology in electric B-Class will help hatch beat BMW i3

Nov 3 2014 7:33am CST | Source: Driving Canada

Mercedes-Benz’s first mainstream electric car has Tesla technology under the hood, though it’s not flaunting it. Unlike BMW, which wrapped its competing emission-free model in futuristic carbon fiber, Mercedes unit put an electric motor and battery inside its existing van-like B-Class hatchback. The only clues that it’s electric are a couple of small decals and the blue trim on the mirrors and fron ...
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3 weeks ago

Mercedes, VW to put brakes on Google's in-car data inroads

Oct 31 2014 4:43am CDT | Source: Automotive News

VW Group and Mercedes called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer information ...
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3 weeks ago

Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1

Oct 26 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Audi If you've been scratching your head wondering how - between Audi and Porsche - the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was said to have been eying an F1 entry if Audi had internally blocked aspirations to return to Le Mans ...
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5 weeks ago

Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Oct 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6x6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it's giving the GL-Class some attention, and the result is a dream for those extremely paranoid about their safety ...
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5 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes C-Class recalled over steering issue

Oct 12 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury This probably isn't the start Mercedes-Benz execs in Stuttgart were hoping for with the launch of the critically praised 2015 C-Class. The company is recalling 10,500 examples of the US-market sedan because the steering wheels squeak and won't turn, The Detroit News reports. Mercedes is blaming the problem on a production issue affecting the steering coupling interlock, according to the report. Speaking to Autoblog, Mercedes ...
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8 weeks ago

California’s First Autonomous Driving Permits Go to Audi, Mercedes, and—of Course—Google

Sep 23 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Manufacturers looking to analyze robot cars on public roads in California must now register with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Audi was the first in line to snatch the state’s newly available autonomous-car permits. The outfits holding second- and third-place tickets? Mercedes-Benz and Google. Don’t you wish your DMV line was so short? After becoming the third state to allow autonomous car testing on public roads in September 2012, California released ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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8 weeks ago

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Sep 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. This vehicle-specific version of PlugShare wi ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 

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