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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive prototype charging towards production
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    Development of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is moving along smartly since we first saw the thing in shimmering-blue-concept form at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Now running about in prototype form, the B-Class ED is having some valuable cold-weather testing done in Sweden, as this ...

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    Report: Mercedes B-Class headed to America... but only as an EV?
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    The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a promising, small family vehicle, but Car and Driver is reporting that the new B-Class is only coming to the U.S. as the zero-emission Electric Drive model. It would appear that if Mercedes does proceed with this plan, it will likely be positioned as a premium ...

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    Paris: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept merges entry-level luxury and plug-in tech
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    Mercedes-Benz showed off a number of alternative fuel B-Class models at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, including the B200 Natural Gas Drive and this machine, the B-Class Electric Drive. Using a 100-kilowatt (134-horsepower) electric motor, the hatch can whir to a top speed of 93 miles per hour and ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz adds B-Class Electric Drive to Paris debuts
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    We already knew the next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class would be getting an all-electric variant, but instead of wearing the E-Cell name, it shall be dubbed Electric Drive. As a matter of fact, all future electric models from Mercedes-Benz, Smart and AMG will carry the Electric Drive name. A ...

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    Official: Mercedes A-Class enters production, utility variant confirmed
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    Remember the dowdy original Mercedes-Benz A-Class? It's hard to believe that this sporty new five-door hatch evolved from that frumpy thing. But it has, and the new A-Class is officially rolling off the Daimler assembly line in Rastatt, Germany, as of now. The A-Class will join its platform-mate ...

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    Confirmed: Mercedes to market Tesla-powered 2014 B-Class EV in U.S.
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    Looks like another Tesla Motors investor will be looking to cash in on their connection. Autoweek reports Mercedes-Benz will offer their B-Class in the U.S. with Tesla propulsion. The magazine says their source at the German automaker confirms plans for a B-Class electric-only vehicle. While ...

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    Report: Magna Steyr will build new entry-level Infiniti
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    Automotive News reports Nissan will turn to Magna Steyr to build a new Infiniti compact car in 2014. The Austrian manufacturer will assemble the vehicle as part of the luxury brand's efforts to grow in western Europe and other global markets. So far, Nissan and Infiniti have been tight-lipped ...

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    Report: New entry-level Mercedes crossover to be dubbed GLA
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    With BMW readying a refreshed X1 crossover for the U.S. this fall, Mercedes-Benz is looking to play Burger King to the Bavarian automaker's McDonald's, launching its own kiddie-sized crossover next year. According to Car, the new model, formerly known as BLK, is now called GLA, thanks to the ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz CLA is official name of small four-door coupe debuting in Beijing
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    We will now know the "baby CLS" – the small four-door "coupe" built on the MFA platform supporting the Mercedes-Benz A-Class (pictured above) and B-Class – as the CLA. It will debut at April's Beijing Motor Show, and it's just one of the five variants that Mercedes has planned for its ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz says, "Thanks, Airbag"
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    Mercedes-Benz has been working on airbag technology for more than 40 years, but now it has other innovations, like Colliision Prevention, that work to keep airbags where everyone wants them: hidden. So Mercedes has made a TV spot for the 2012 B-Class that's also a letter to the airbag, saying ...

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    Report: Mercedes planning B-Class plug-in hybrid for U.S.
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    Mercedes-Benz has its heart set on boosting its U.S. sales by more than 20 percent, and Automotive News reports that mission may include plans for an extended range hybrid. Joachim Schmidt, head of global sales for Mercedes-Benz, said a special, U.S.-only B-Class plug-in hybrid with a ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz prepping tiny-tough B-Class AMG
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    It's still unclear whether or not the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be offered here in the United States (for reference, the old B-Class was available in Canada, meaning the small Benz hatch has seen plenty of time on North American shores), but these spy shots certainly give us one more ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
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    Is Stuttgart's Latest People Carrier Finally Ready For The States? Much in the vein of Audi's Sportback models or BMW's slow-to-expand Gran Turismo range, Mercedes-Benz thinks it's time to get excited about various sizes of its "sports tourer" subgroup. Nearly all of the aforementioned are still ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class gets big-car features
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    In contrast to the futuristic, otherworldly details of the F-125!, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class makes a here-and-now statement about the present. The sheetmetal language that Benz has been rolling out for years finally makes its debut at the B-Class party, in hopes of proving that a stubby hatch ...

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    Report: Mercedes SLA roadster will smoke its front tires in 2013
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    Mercedes-Benz is preparing an Audi TT fighter for 2013 based on the company's B-Class architecture. Dubbed the SLA, the smallest Mercedes roadster will deliver grunt to its front wheels, a first for a two-door drop top wearing the three-pointed star. Engines include a 1.6-liter direct injection ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed ahead of Frankfurt... but is it coming here?
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    If you had to pick which model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup packed in the most new features, which would you choose? The S-Class? The SLS AMG? You might want to try the new B-Class on for size, because according to Daimler, its newest model encompasses the most new developments ever launched on a ...

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    Official: Mercedes releases first B-Class interior images
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    Mercedes-Benz is set to reveal its all-new B-Class at September's Frankfurt Motor Show, and while we only have vague ideas of what the exterior design will look like, the automaker is now giving us our first glimpse inside the luxury hatchback. Not surprisingly, the cockpit is exactly what you'd ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz previews new B-Class ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Mercedes-Benz is all about technical advancement. And the new B-Class, according to the German automaker, will encompass more new innovations than any other in the company's considerable history. The new luxury hatchback is set to debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with European ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes-Benz planning slew of debuts for New York
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    Word is that Mercedes-Benz is planning a whole mess of debuts for the upcoming New York Auto Show. Among them, according to reports, are three worldwide first we've yet to see, along with three North American debuts. The models being unveiled for the first time on this side of the Atlantic ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz planning three additional A-Class variants
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    Mercedes-Benz has already announced big plans for its compact A-Class and B-Class vehicles. The platform that underpins these small cars will also form the base of a compact SUV and a four-door coupe, and according to a report from Automotive News' European bureau, three more A-Class variants ...

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