Mercedes Launched Their Flagship AMG GT-R & Droptop GT Roadster
Mercedes-Benz has launched their much-awaited flagship sports Coupe and drop top Roadster in India. The GT-R happens to be the road legal version of their award-winning GT3 race car also made quite a name for it by winning the Nürburgring 24-hour-race. The GT-R recently also broke all hell loose when it set a new record of fastest ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the car was able to lap around the green hell in just 7:10.9 minutes thus earning the tag of being the fastest road going sports car ever tested. The car even won hearts here in India even before its launch by setting a new lap record around the Buddh International Circuit in just 2min 9.8sec.
The flagship Mercedes-AMG GT-R priced at INR. 2.23 crore ex-showroom while the Roadster variant has a sticker price of INR 1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Compared to the AMG GT the AMG GT-R gets an active rear axle steering, intelligent lightweight construction and an active aerodynamic section in the underbody.
Mercedes X-Class Premium Pickup To Be Unveiled On July 18th Teased!
Mercedes-Benz Unveiled their very first premium pickup concept towards the end of 2016. It even received new ‘X’ initial branding as well. Although there is no chance of it launching in our Indian market yet, we sincerely wish that this beautiful Pick-Up truck makes its presence felt on our Indian soil sometimes soon.
Although the pickup truck market is not yet flourished in our Indian market, they are quite popular in the markets of Argentina, Brazil and South America. The car will enter production towards late 2017 and will launch in the markets of Europe followed by the rest of the world.
As far as the styling is concerned the soon to be introduced X Class looks identical to the Concept it gets a bold looking front grille which looks like it has taken inspiration from the GLS SUV. It further also features a skid plate horizontal bars and a big hood at the front end. A V6 engine will power the X-Class Pickup truck. The SUV will also get Mercedes like LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lamps. The Pickup truck shares the same ladder frame chassis with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
The new X-Class pickup truck will be made available four-door double cab design and will get a carrier deck attached to the back. Like you already know by now that this will be a premium offering and thus expect the interior to be loaded with high-quality materials like Nappa leather, aluminium and also wood inside.
The X-Class pickup truck will most probably be powered by a V6 motor which will be paired to an automatic gearbox. The gearbox will send all that power to the four wheels of the vehicle via the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
5 Of The Fastest Luxury Sedans You Can Buy In India
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Entry Level E220 d LWB Variant
Mercedes-Benz, another diesel variant to their E-Class lineup, Called the E 220 d this will be sold as an entry level diesel variant and is priced at INR. 57.14 Lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). This diesel variant is priced just above the entry-level E 200 petrol which is priced at Rs 56.14 lakh. The only diesel powered car until now in the E-Class lineup was priced at a hefty price tag of INR. 69.46 lakh thus this newly introduced entry level diesel variant will be beneficial for those who wants a diesel car within their reach.
Another good thing is that just like the E350D the E200 is also available in the long wheelbase variant of the E-Class which are sold exclusively in the markets of India and China.
The E220D, unlike its bigger brother, uses an entirely new 2.0 Litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces about 194 Bhp of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. All those power is then transmitted via the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels of the sedan. This diesel unit replaced the Luxury car makers 2.1 Litre unit internationally last year although this is a new engine has been developed to meet the Euro VI emission in other International markets, Mercedes developed it specifically to meet the BSIV norms of the Indian Government. The engine I s quite a powerful one and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 Km/h mark.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan
Mercedes-Benz did showcase quite a few exciting products at the 2017 Shanghai Auto show but what attracted the most number of attentions is the concept that they showcased alongside their regular lineup. Called the Concept A Sedan, with this Concept Mercedes-Benz is providing an outlook of the next generation of compact vehicles and a potential, new body type.
To make it simple, this is the new concept which most probably will later be converted into the production variant of the A-Class sedan which will be sold alongside the A-Class hatchback. This compact car will compete directly with the likes of the Audi A3 sedan and the soon to be introduced BMW 1-Series sedan. Now there is a fair chance of the Concept A-sedan may soon turn into reality because the compact luxury car market has flourished a lot in the past couple of years. Some of the entry level Mercedes products like the A and B and even the GLA-Class was able to attract a lot of buyers. While its two major rivals have already entered the segment Mercedes, haven’t readied any product yet.
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Top 5 Cars Showcased At 2017 New York Auto Show
New York Auto show is one of the biggest auto shows of the World, and the 2017 edition is not so different either because it will usher in the latest automotive technologies and trend along with cutting edge design and extraordinary innovation. According to the reports, North America’s biggest Auto show of New will display more than 1000 vehicles this year. The Auto show will be open to the public from April 14th through Sunday, April 23rd.
Below provided is the list of top 5 cars displayed at the 2017 Auto show.
5 Insanely Powerful Cars That You Can Buy In India But Cannot Use It Daily
When money isn’t a matter of concern for someone then they surely can take extraordinary steps which other only dreams of. Indian car market has evolved a lot since past and now we have almost all the renowned car brands doing business in India. When we normally do think about cars we think of either a budget hatchbacks or sedans but some rich and famous only settle for something exotic and rare. I mean if you have the money to spend then why not get something extravagant for yourself right?
But if we think carefully is it really worth spending a huge chunk of money on this exotic fast sports car which is meant to be driven fast. Do we really have good roads in India where we can actually test the full potential of this expensive sports car except the tracks and track day that the Car brands organise especially for their customers?
So below provided are the list of 5 insanely powerful cars which are available for sale in the Indian market but we are pretty sure you cannot use them daily.
5 Quick Points About The Recently Launched Special Edition Mercedes S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’
India’s biggest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes has launched a special edition S-Class called the S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’. The luxury sedan is their flagship offering which further enhances the luxury quotient of the car to a new height. The best thing is that this new special edition S-Class is available in both diesel and petrol drivetrains. S-Class ‘Connoisseur’s Edition’ is the German Automakers 4th launch of the year 2017 and will definitely attract the attention of those customers who prefers to be driven around the City on the backseat of their car.
We have picked out five quick points that you need to know about this newly launched special edition Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class long-wheelbase
If you love to driven around the town by a chauffeur but don’t want to extend your budget for the high-end S-Class or the Maybach, then worry no more because Mercedes has got just the car for you. The Long-wheelbase E-Class which was originally introduced for the first time at the Auto China 2016 in Beijing will now be launched here in India as well on 28th February 2017.
The long wheelbase E-Class measures an extra 140 mm in length, and thus the passengers seating at the rear of the saloon gets to enjoy the extra benefit of a larger legroom and also a host of comfort features with the rear seats. So getting in and out of the car is actually easier now because of the larger foot entrance clearance at the foot level.
Mercedes has also taken care of those needs of those who want to get their hands dirty behind the wheels during the weekends outing with their family or close friends by providing a powerful V6 motor alongside the 2.0 Litre, four-cylinder petrol unit as well.
Now that we know that Mercedes is all set to launch this LWB sedan in India soon here are all the details available at this moment about the sedan.
Update 28.02.2017: - Mercedes-Benz launched the new Long wheelbase variant of the E-Class in India today. The prices and other details have been updated in this review
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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.