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Mercedes 2014 E-Class revealed

Mercedes 2014 E-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has outed the new 2014 E-Class, the latest iteration of its mid-range luxury car, and previewing features set to debut on the upcoming S-Class flagship. The new car - available as a sedan and as a wagon - has a more distinctively "surfaced" front end, with new headlamps (full-LED as an option) and a more distinctive grille, while there are lashings of computer tech under the hood to keep you on the road and away from crushing pedestrians as you waft in your leather-lined cocoon.

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New Popemobile keeps Pontiff on show

New Popemobile keeps Pontiff on show

The new @Pontifex account isn't the only toy Pope Benedict XVI has to play with this month: there's also a new Popemobile, courtesy of his friends at Mercedes. The new car - in effect a bullet-proof phone booth on the back of a Mercedes M-Class - replaces the previous Pontiff pod, and features larger viewing panels and more room for his holiness to stand, despite actually having a lower roofline.

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Mercedes-Benz shows off Ener-G-Force concept vehicle

Mercedes-Benz shows off Ener-G-Force concept vehicle

Mercedes-Benz recently participated in a design challenge called the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012. The goal of the design channel was to design a Highway Patrol vehicle for 2025. Apparently, Mercedes-Benz's idea of the future is more than a little post-apocalyptic because its concept vehicle for the design competition is a massive off-road 4 x 4.

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Car manufacturers aren't betting the farm on all-electric and hybrid cars; gas engines are still going to be around for a while, and Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-owner Daimler plan to squeeze the very best out of them. A freshly inked collaboration between the firms will see them double up on a new, turbocharged powerplant that - despite using gas not hydrogen fuel-cells or batteries - will deliver "a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low emissions."

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Guinness World Record set for a golf ball caught in a moving car

Guinness World Record set for a golf ball caught in a moving car

At right around 120 mph it was time for former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard to stick his hand out of his $200,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster supercar to make the catch. In his hand (nearly) plopped a standard sized golf ball hit by British pro golfer Jake Shepherd from 275 meters away. As it turns out, catching the ball in your hand isn't one of the requirements for the Guinness World Record to be won - and good thing, too, as they actually ended up catching the ball here in the middle of the car's front two seats.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils 2013 SLS AMG GT in coupe and convertible

Mercedes-Benz unveils 2013 SLS AMG GT in coupe and convertible

Mercedes-Benz has announced the new 2013 SLS AMG GT that has been improved for better driving dynamics and better on track performance. The vehicle has a maximum power output 583 hp thanks to a V8 engine displacing 6.3L. The engine also produces 479 pound-foot of torque at 4750 RPM. The power and torque output of the engine can push the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG gets 550 HP

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG gets 550 HP

I'll admit that generally I find SUVs to be very boring. These big people movers tend to be underpowered leading to slovenly performance. That doesn't appear to be the case with the new Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG SUV that has officially debuted as a 2013 model. This full-size SUV gets a twin turbo 5.5L V8 engine.

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The Auto tech wake-up: Free iPads and Apple-trained tutors

The Auto tech wake-up: Free iPads and Apple-trained tutors

Fiendishly complex car dashboards aren't just a concern to safety regulators but auto manufacturers too, worried that new buyers may not only fail to use gadgetry-packed vehicles but may come to resent them. Cadillac's new 2013 ATS may be tempting gas-heads with its sharp styling and engine options, but the fact that the GM-owned company will throw in a free iPad - preloaded with a new CUE training tool to help owners get the best of their car - should help take some of the sting out of the touchscreen dashboard too. It's not just Cadillac which is reacting, however; other car manufacturers are even raiding well-known computing firms for their tech tutor talent.

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Mercedes Concept Style Coupé is all swoops, leather and evil eyes

Mercedes Concept Style Coupé is all swoops, leather and evil eyes

Mercedes-Benz's latest showpiece, the Concept Style Coupé, has been revealed, an "almost production-standard" design exercise likely to preview the next-gen CLS. A four-door with a riot of concave and convex surface detailing, the CSC features "powerdomes" in the bonnet and a diamond-finish grille, while the wheels are the usual concept frippery and the indicator lights manage to look like evil vampire eyes.

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