Mercedes G-Wagon Gets Exclusive Maybach Treatment: Video
There is no doubt that the Mercedes G-Class stays on top of the list when we talk about big brawny SUV’s. However, that does not actually take away the fact that the G-Class has remained almost unchanged since it entered the market. Off course, the SUV has received some exciting variants like the G63 6x6 but it looks like a Mercedes-Maybach has decided new G-Class will receive a full Maybach treatment before Mercedes introduces the new generation SUV.
Although there have been no official words yet from the luxury car manufacturer about its existence, but a recent Walkaround video of the SUV gave us a full glimpse of the SUV in the flesh. Surprisingly, the SUV was not covered in camouflage and looked like a production ready variant.
The new Maybach product has been badged as the G650 and will definitely be powered by a powerful V12 Motor. The Walkaround video gave us an idea that the SUV has received Maybach badges as well in different places of the SUV, including the C pillar and also towards the rear profile which proves that this is definitely a Myabach product. The partial convertible top gives it the Landaulet nameplate.
Although bigger alloy wheels and wider tires looked dead gorgeous we were unable to get a glimpse of the interior of this SUV. Expect the big SUV to get all the high profile treatment that you expect from a Maybach product. High quality leather seats, focus on the comfort of the rear passenger seat are only few amongst them.
As far as the Drivetrain is concerned expect it to get the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 unit under the hood which churns out about 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
Expect the SUV to be unveiled next month.
7 Upcoming Cars Launching This February 2017 (Updated!)
We have witnessed two of the biggest launch of this year already in the month of January 2017 in the form of the Tata’s Flagship offering the Hexa and Maruti Suzuki Ignis Crossover. Now as we have stepped into the second month of the year we will witness plenty of new launches as well. The good thing is that in the month of February we will not only witness new car launches but also cars both for the mass market as well niche segment.
We have provided the complete list of cars that will be launching in the month of February 2017 here in India.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes has recently taken the covers off the facelift GLA Class which will be sold as the 2018 model. The car was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GLA was launched for the first time back in 2013 and it impressed everyone with its handling and refinement characteristics. Some of the main highlights of Mercedes first compact SUV included dynamic design, light footed handling and offcourse the premium interior. This new SUV also helped Mercedes become the broadest SUV range over all the other premium European car manufacturers.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed CLA models for the year 2016 even before its debut in New York. The updated CLA and the CLA Shooting brake models are the fourth and fifth models in the German luxury auto maker’s compact list, the other compact models includes the A, B and the GLA Class. There is no doubt in the fact that the compact models are immensely popular all over the globe and the sales of these compact cars have also reached an amazing 582,531 in 2015 which is almost 25.8% increase over the last year sales figures.
The sporty overall appeal, powerful and dynamic design and sensual rounded contours are some of the design highlights of the new CLA. Now the changes to the facelift model of the CLA are subtle but ask anyone and you will get to know the popularity if this compact sedan which was introduced back in 2013. The CLA was launched to take on its other compact car rivals from Audi and BMW. After staying in the market for 3 years it was time for Mercedes to give it a facelift and that is what they have done exactly.
The changes to the exterior and interior are subtle though and these updates are the same kind of updates that they have given in some other compact cars recently as well including the A Class. We have provided you all the details that are available at this moment about the updated Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan.
Update 30.11.16:- Mercedes-Benz launched the all new 2017 CLA facelift sedan in India which also happens to be their most affordable sedan for the Indian market. Available with both petrol and diesel engine option under its hood. The prices and other details has been updated with this review
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Mercedes-Benz Launches 2017 CLA Class In India (Prices, Specs & Many More)
Mercedes Benz launched their most affordable luxury sedan CLA facelift in India today. The prices for this facelift sedan start at INR. 31.40 lakhs for the CLA 200 Style diesel, while the diesel CLA 200 d Sport is priced at INR. 34.68 Lakhs. The petrol 200 CLA Sport on the other hand is priced at INR. 33.68 Lakhs (ex showroom, Mumbai).
If we talk about the changes to its exterior design then the 2017 CLA facelift features a new diamond effect radiator grille, while the headlamp design remains the same but the facelift model now gets new LED daytime running lamps and also optional Multibeam LED headlamps. The other changes towards the front include a restyled bumper as well. While the side profile remains identical the rear profile now features a slightly tweaked LED taillamps while the rear bumper also has been tweaked to match the front profile.
Apart from the exterior the interior has also received minor changes as well; the instrument cluster now looks sportier with red needles inside. The materials inside has also been improved as well. The biggest change however comes in the form of a slightly bigger 8.0 inch touchscreen. This infotainment system now also gets an updated COMMAND system which comes with both Apple car play auto and Android Auto. The other comfort features that you will also find inside comes in the form of automatic headlamps, automatic climate control and also cruise control.
Mercedes Benz To Launch Facelft CLA This November 2016
Mercedes Benz is all set to introduce the facelift 2017 CLA compact sedan in India on November 30th. This will replace the existing sedan which was launched almost two years ago has definitely hit the sweet spot with its aggressive pricing and out of this world styling.
The facelift CLA has received subtle updates to both its exterior and interior and these updates looks identical to those that are found of the facelift A-Class. The updated CLA now gets LED DRL lamps which looks a lot sleeker while the low beam headlamps use projector technology while the main high beam lamp beam uses LED reflection technology. The front profile has also received a new radiator grille as well. It also gets a light weight alloy wheels as well. Towards the rear the facelift CLA gets LED taillamps which also comes with gets the automatic intensity control which actually reduces the dazzling effect for the car that follows behind.
The interior on the other hand gets seat covers. The freestanding 8 inch toucshscreen now also looks slimmer and gets a new glass cover as well. The electrically adjustable seats and the switches associated with it also gets quality upgrades. The freestanding display gets integrated with COMAND infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features. The interior also gets new colour options as well which includes matt black ash and wood finish.
2018 Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS
We all were eagerly waiting for the first premium pickup truck from Mercedes-Benz and although our Indian market is definitely not a popular market for the Pickup trucks but this could change it all. According to Mercedes this pickup truck will combine the best of both worlds. Mercedes says that this truck design resembles tough, functional, strong, and its off-road capability. These trucks obviously carry the 3 star logo and focuses on brand design, comfort and also the driving dynamics and safety at the same time.
With this product Mercedes Benz also wants to extend its vans product range and this will be the fourth model. Mercedes-Benz has plans to launch these truck in the world market towards late 2017 and it will launch under the Mercedes-Benz X-Class nameplate. Mercedes-Benz are hopeful that their new product will change the segment of Mid-Size pickups.
This mid-size truck will be based on the ladder type frame chassis and will also use a powerful six cylinder engine and also a permanent all wheel drive system as well which Mercedes thinks is compulsory for a truck. Few years ago the pickup trucks were only used for workload purpose but now they are actually also becoming a versatile vehicle for daily use. The speciality of these pick up trucks is that they can carry upto 5 occupants inside while they can also be used for some commercial purpose as well at the same time.
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 4MATIC
Mercedes has taken the covers off the new E63 AMG and this definitely is the most powerful E Class ever built. According to Mercedes they have taken their most intelligent executive saloon and turned it into the most powerful E Class of all time. Another interesting fact is also that Mercedes has actually expanded their E Class range by introducing not one but two high performance variants available in the form of the E63 AMG and the E63 S AMG. Both these AMG variants will be showcased at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto show.
Both these high performance sedans packs the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which is capable of producing an impressive amount of power and torque. While the engine is paired to 9-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission which sends all those power to the wheels. These high performance sedans also get the completely new AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system.
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2016 Mercedes Benz GLA Activity Edition
Mercedes Benz India announced a special edition GLA Class for the Indian market called the Activity Edition during this festive to attract some attention. The GLA was first introduced in the Indian market back in the year 2014 and is available with both diesel and petrol engine option under its hood.
The best thing about this new Activity Edition SUV is that this is offered with a diesel engine under its hood and is also available with 4Matic four wheel drivetrain with the GLA which we are sure many of the GLA fans has been waiting for. This is the sixth SUV and the ninth product that Mercedes-Benz has launched in the Indian market in 2016.
The new GLA Activity Edition gets the same 2.2 Liter diesel unit under its hood but actually delivers more power than the standard diesel variant. This new SUV surely will attract the attention of those who likes to get their hands dirty during weekend trips.
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Mercedes Introduces GLS 400 4MATIC Petrol Priced At INR. 82.90 lakh
Mercedes has introduced the petrol variant of the GLS SUV in India today. The petrol variant of the GLS will be sold alongside the diesel variant and is priced at INR. 82.90 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).
The 7 seater full size luxury SUV will be old in the Indian market via the CBU route while the GLS 350D is locally assembled. However the best part is that there is not too much of a difference in between the petrol and diesel variant. The petrol variant was introduced in the Indian market just after 4 months Mercedes introduced the diesel variant here in India as well. With the introduction of the GLS 400 4MATIC Mercedes has completed their promise of completing their petrol portfolio ion the market.
The GLS400 is powered by 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine which is capable of producing about 333 Hp of peak power at 5,250 rpm and 480 NM of torque available in between 1600-4000 rpm. This engine is paired to a 9G-Tronic transmission which sends power to the four wheels of the SUIV via the 4Matic all wheel drive system. The SUV has a top speed of 240 km/h mark. This is the same engine which powers the Mercedes S400 as well.
Petrol Variant Of The Mercedes-Benz GLE Launched In India
Mercedes-Benz India introduced the petrol variant of the GLE today priced at INR. 74.90 lakh (ex showroom Delhi). This new variant joins the Diesel GLE 350D and the GLE 250D variant which is already on sale. The new SUV will be sold via the CBU route initially but the local assembly of this new SUV will commence towards the end of this year.
The Petrol variant of the GLE400 4MATIC which is actually the facelifted variant of the M-Class is powered by the same 3.0 Litre twin turbo V6 unit which is capable of producing about 333 Hp of peak power in between 5250-6000 rpm and an equally impressive 480 Nm of peak torque between 1,600-4000 rpm. The engine is paired to 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic transmission as standard, which sends power to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all wheel drive system.
Apart from the petrol engine the diesel engine on the Mercedes GLE250d constitutes of the 2.2L, inline 4 cylinder unit capable of producing about 204 Ps of peak power and 500 Nm of torque. The more powerful GLE350d is powered by 3.0L V6 engine which produces about 285 Ps of peak power and 620 Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard.
Mercedes also has plans to launch 12 new products this year in India and they launched 7 products already which include the new GLE.
2016 Independence Day Drive With Supercars: Video
We recently celebrated India’s 70th Independence Day and to celebrate this particular day Supercars owners from Bangalore actually organised a Supercar rally. This is the latest footage that we found from the Supercar meet which happened recently in Bangalore.
This is definitely worth a watch because not only you all will get to see so many supercars at one place but also actually hear and watch them roar their engines as they start their journey in this single video. Towards the beginning of the video you can actually watch all these cars are lined up. The exotic car fleet consisted of Rolls Royce] Phantom, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Continental, Mercedes benz G wagon PorschePorsche Boxster and perhaps many more off the camera. Yes! This is definitely a sight that you do not want to miss because you actually don’t get to see so many exotics gather at one place everyday and that also in India.
Towards the second half of the video you will actually also watch this cars set off on their journey and that is when you can clearly hear the exhaust note of all these exotic cars as well. Enjoy the video and also watch all these cars spread their wings towards the end of the video at the same time.
2016 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
Only yesterday Mercedes-Benz India launched the all new SLC 43 in India which happens to be the AMG variant of the SLC Roadster. The SLC is the facelift variant of the SLK class and is a part of the new Mercedes Nomenclature. What is more surprising is also the fact that Mercedes introduced the SLK 43 just after 4 months of its International debut. This actually also is the first product which was launched with a new two digit nomenclature.
Now apart from the new name the Mercedes SLC also gets a revamped exterior as well as interior. Gone are those boring styling, the new Roadster gets Mercedes families new face while the AMG touches has made it more appealing. However the biggest change that you will find is under the hood, the SLK’s bigger V8 naturally aspirated engine is now replaced by a much smaller 3.0 Liter V6 bit-turbo unit. So now the big question is that has it affected the performance of this new roadster which claims to be a part of the prestigious AMG family which is popular amongst the crowd for its performance.
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Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 Launched: Few Things You Should Know About The Roadster
Mercedes Benz India has launched the new Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 in India today. This new Roadster is available in only the SLC 43 AMG variant, and is priced at INR 77.5 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Now before you actually get confused the SLC 43 is the facelift variant of the SLK which was avialble in the Indian market until now.
Fortunately the changes are not only stuck to the name Mercedes has actually made some serious cosmetic changes as well and as a result the facelift SLK gets completely new front face which resembles Mercedes modern design clues. If we talk about styling the front face gets a redesigned headlamps which gets dynamic LED headlamps with ILS these headlamps also gets integrated DRL’s as well as side indicators. The front section also features air intakes whose fins are finished in silver chrome and the flics in glossy black. The radiator grille also gets the AMG touch to it, while the front apron gets front splitters finished in silver chrome. Apart from the new front face the rest of the design looks similar to the SLC Roadster.
Under the hood the Mercedes- AMG SLC 43 gets the 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which promises an impressive amount of torque and power output and which actually replaces the bigger 6.2 Liter V8 unit.
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7 New Cars We Are Expecting To see In India Before The End Of 2016
The year 2016 has been a fairly active year for the Indian automotive industry after a not so happening 2015. We saw plenty of cars taking the centre stage from both International as well as National Auto makers at the 2016 Auto Expo. While we also have seen plenty of cars are already launched at the Indian market in the first of 2016 and even from the floors of the Auto expo as well. Some of the exciting new cars which were already launched in the Indian market includes the new hatchbacks from Tata called the Tiago, Compact Crossover from Maruti Vitara Brezza which has taken India by storm while the other offerings includes the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta which replaces the existing Innova and also Ford introducing their new generation Endeavour.
Now the above mentioned cars were meant for the mass market while the niche market segment included the entry of new Jaguar XE, Mercedes GLC, and GLE while we also saw BMW launch the new 7 series too here in India and recently Audi launching the new generation R8 V10. In the upcoming months both the Indian as well the International car makers have plenty of new surprises stored for us too.
Below provided are the list of some exciting new cars which will be launching in the Indian market in the second half of 2016
5 luxury SUVs with 2000 cc diesel engines banned in Delhi-NCR
Delhi and NCR is the place where most of the luxury cars can be seen in entire India. Being a diesel loving country the customers based in Delhi and NCR also love to buy diesel based luxury cars. And one more thing is, when it is about cars, we Indians love the SUVs. Now coming to our topic today the luxury SUVs in India has taken a toll recently.
The Delhi government imposed a ban on the 2000 cc and above diesel engine capacitated cars in the national capital region. Due to the large diesel engine no cars carrying 2000 cc and above diesel engines are allowed for registration in Delhi and NCR. Therefore the luxury auto manufacturers present in India has suffered a major sales decline, as this region itself comes with a large customer base for these companies. Three German luxury automaker – Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz are at the forefront of the affected automakers due to the ban in the region. Among these three auto manufacturers, Mercedes Benz has suffered the biggest blow, as the company is the best sold brand in the region, and a large number of their cars are capacitated with 2000 cc or larger diesel engines.
Here, we will take a close look at the luxury SUVs which have been affected by the diesel ban in Delhi and NCR.
Mercedes Benz GLC vs BMW X3: Spec Comparison
When it comes to luxury automakers present in India, the German trio will surely come up at the forefront. These three German luxury automakers are the Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz. While all these three auto manufacturers have strong bases in Indian market, the BMW has established itself as the most popular and best selling German luxury automobile brand in the country. The closest competitor against the BMW is the Audi. Meanwhile the Mercedes Benz has taken a very aggressive strategy in recent times to expand its business in the country.
Earlier this month Mercedes Benz launched its all new SUV GLC, which has been derived from the GLK class. The GLC comes a bit longer than the C Class, and the car is fitted with exclusive premium luxurious features similar to the C Class. On the other hand, talking about the design, the car resembles with the GL Class; therefore the nomenclature has been given as the GLC. The Mercedes Benz GLC comes with a rivalry against the two other German brand models alongside the Swedish Volvo XC60. Among the German rivals of the Mercedes Benz GLC the BMW X3 is the most muscular and bold looking car present in Indian market. Introduced in 2003 the model has been pretty popular across the world because of its muscular and aggressive design, appealing on and off roading capability, luxurious features inside the cabin and powerful engine options. The BMW X3 is built on the 3 Series platform and it shares some design cues from the bigger sibling X5.
The Mercedes Benz GLC is an attempt of the German brand to fill up the gap between the GLA and the GLE. Based on the Mercedes Benz C Class the GLC 220d 4MATIC directly competes with the BMW X3 xDrive20d.