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2020 Mercedes GLB Compact SUV Actually Looks Not So Compact 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes GLB, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 19th, 2018


Following our previous scoop on the 2020 Mercedes GLB, we received fresh spy shots of the upcoming German company SUV but this time during daylight.
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2020 Mercedes CLA Prototype Already Showing AMG GT Concept Lines 18
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 18th, 2018


Mercedes has been hard at work developing the all-new A-Class. That'll include a sedan for the US market as well, but that's not all.
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Scoop: A New Mercedes-Benz GLS Is Coming To Rival The BMW X7 11
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 11th, 2018


The next-generation Mercedes GLS has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.

Dressed in heavy camouflage, the redesigned crossover doesn’t reveal much but the photos show the GLS will have a massive grille and LED headlights. Additional styling details are hard to make out but it appears the model will have more curvaceous bodywork and pronounced fender flares.

The model’s relatively flat roof carries over but this isn’t a bad thing as it should provide plenty of headroom, especially for third-row passengers.

Speaking of the interior, we can expect major changes as the GLS will undoubtedly adopt higher quality materials and modern technology. Nothing is official but we wouldn’t be surprised if the crossover can be equipped with two 12.3-inch displays and an assortment of advanced driver assistance features.

Little else is known about the model but it will reportedly ride on the MHA platform which will also be used on the new GLE. The platform should enable the GLS to be significantly lighter than its predecessor and this is a good thing as the GLS 450 has a curb weight of 5,335 lbs (2,419 kg).

Engine options remain unconfirmed but the GLS will likely be offered with six- and eight-cylinder options. A plug-in hybrid variant is also likely and we can expect to see a high-performance AMG model with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8.

The redesigned Mercedes GLS is expected to debut in 2019 and it will have some pretty big shoes to fill as Carsalesbase data shows the current model recently celebrated its fourth consecutive year of growing sales. However, it could be challenging to keep that momentum going as the crossover will face stiff competition from the all-new BMW X7.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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2020 Mercedes GLB Spy Debut: Meet The GLA’s Bigger, Boxier Brother 9
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes GLB, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 9th, 2018


After years of rumors, these spy shots right here are our first solid proof of Mercedes-Benz developing the upcoming GLB compact SUV.

The test car was spotted undertaking some cold-weather testing, wearing a heavy camouflage that includes not only the usual swirly wrap, but also fake body extensions on areas like the bonnet and the rear roof section in a bid to keep its true shape under …wraps.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLB will be based on the same MFA2 architecture used in the upcoming A-Class and eventually GLA models, which means that there will be the usual powertrain sharing between them , including the updated range of Mercedes and Renault-Nissan Alliance four cylinder diesel and petrols.

The new GLB will offer a more practical and roomier cabin than its GLA sibling while the dashboard will feature the same big displays the new A-Class will be using, as shown in the pics. Look closely and you’ll notice the face instrument cowl trying to hide the twin-display setup.

The new Mercedes GLB is expected to make its debut sometime in late 2019, with the development still in its early stages, so expect to hear more in the coming months.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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New Mercedes G-Class Leaked Ahead Of Official Detroit Debut 4
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 4th, 2018


Just a few hours after Mercedes dropped the first technical details of the new G-Class, a set of camouflage-free photos have surfaced online.

Courtesy of AutoWeek.nl, we get to see the new, heavily revised off-road icon in all its glory and rather unsurprisingly it looks almost the same.

The biggest visual differences can be spotted at the headlights, bumpers and front grille, which are not that big to the untrained eye. The new Mercedes logo on the grille also houses the radar sensors necessary for the semi-autonomous functions the new G-Class is expected to offer.

The highlights of the new generation G-Class however are to be found under the skin: Mercedes has already confirmed the addition of a new independent front suspension that should help the G-Class not only offer better on-road manners but also improve the already impressive off-road capabilities of its predecessor.

The new Mercedes G-Class will offer approach and departure angles of 31° and 30° as well as a maximum fording depth of 70cm (27.5 inches). Breakover angle is 26 degrees while the ground clearance between the axles is 241mm (9.5 inches). A new 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, paired with low-range, three lockable differentials and an all-new off road-oriented G-mode will also be present.

The overhauled interior now features the familiar twin digital displays as an option, two removable cup holders, as well as more room for everyone: rear passengers get an extra 150mm (5.9 inches) of legroom and an extra 56mm (2.2 inches) of elbow room.

The new Mercedes G-Class will be revealed at the Detroit Auto Show on January 15, where we’ll get the full details, including powertrains and the full list of its tech features.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Coming With Electric Boost To Scare Audi S3s 3
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 01 3rd, 2018


Mercedes is working on a new A-Class. And you know what that means, hot hatch fans: that’s right, a new AMG version as well. But there won’t be just one – there’ll be two.

While the new A45 will go up against the Audi RS3, there’ll be an A35 version as well – spotted here while undergoing testing at the company’s headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany – to target the S3.

That much we already know, but the latest word has it that the “warm hatch” will get a mild hybrid powertrain – expected to be the 2.0-liter turbo four we’ve already seen in the new E350 coupe and cabrio.

The engine features a 48-volt EQ Boost system that bridges the gap between what we think of as conventional and hybrid powertrains. In the aforementioned E-Class models, it produces nearly 300 horsepower and almost as much torque.

We’d expect about the same in the A35, putting it in good company alongside the Audi S3 with its 292 hp (compared to the RS3’s 400) and the 335-hp BMW M240i (slotting in under the M2’s 365).

There’s a sedan version of the new A-Class slated to reach the United States, which could see similar specifications as well.

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Could This Mule Be Hiding The Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz GLA? 2
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Film, mercedes, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 01 2nd, 2018


To the untrained eye, this is a prototype of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, but look closer and you might doubt that.

Although its low ground clearance and overall stance point to this being the next A-Class, the test car that, naturally, is covered in camo has fender extensions, which makes us wonder whether we’re looking at a mule of the hatchback or the next generation of the GLA.

Development of the premium subcompact crossover is still in an early stage, but the vehicle will continue to share the same architecture with the A-Class. However, it will differentiate itself with wider tracks, increased ground clearance and a higher driving position.

Most of the engine lineup will be shared between the GLA, A-Class, B-Class, CLA, and rumored GLB, and one of the units that will power them will be the new 1.3-liter petrol unit that’s been co-developed by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. The new engine is already available on the Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic in three power levels: 115PS (113hp), 140PS (138hp) and 160PS (158hp).

The interior of the next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA will be very similar to the brand’s other compact cars, and it will be dominated by the MBUX infotainment system that on base trim levels will feature two 7-inch displays, whereas better-equipped models will come with two 10.25-inch or one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch screen.

Mercedes will, reportedly, unveil the next A-Class as early as the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, in March, and then they will focus on the A-Class Saloon and CLA/CLA Shooting Brake that will be followed by the second-gen GLA shortly after, so we expect the crossover to arrive near the end of the year or in 2019.

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Mercedes-AMG’s Upcoming Four Door Will Make Hybrids Cool, Like 800HP Cool 29
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Scoops, PHEV, Scoops on 12 29th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG’s yet-unnamed four-door coupe will spark a new war with its arrival in late 2018 in the hyper-saloon segment.

Our spies spotted a pair of prototypes being tested in cold-weather conditions, with the cars still being covered under a light camouflage wrap.

The first dedicated four-door model from AMG is planning to offer a series of new, performance-focused plug-in hybrid powertrains under the EQ brand, producing up to 805hp. The colossal power figure will be combined with a 31-mile driving range on electric power alone according to the latest reports.

This will not only position it directly against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, but it will also make it the most powerful saloon on the market. The four-door AMG will feature wider tracks compared to the current E63 AMG but it will sit closer to the ground and of course have a lower and unique roofline for that coupe-like vibe.

Mercedes-AMG’s upcoming Panamera rival will be initially launched with the same 604hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that the E63 is using, paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and the configurable all-wheel drive system.

The latest reports talk about the new Mercedes AMG making a possible debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March, with sales to begin later in 2018 and the plug-in hybrid versions to arrive in 2019.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Mercedes A-Class Scooped By A Reader In Stuttgart 27
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops, U Spy on 12 27th, 2017


The redesigned Mercedes A-Class has been caught in Stuttgart, Germany by CarScoops reader Vasilis.

Expected to debut early next year at the Geneva Motor Show, the A-Class will have a familiar design but adopt a more aggressive front fascia with a single-bar grille that is flanked by angular headlights. The car is also larger than its predecessor and this will give the model a more spacious and airy cabin.

Mercedes has already released interior photos and they show the A-Class will have a significantly improved cockpit with higher quality materials and a more upscale design. Notable highlights include a new multifunctional steering wheel, wraparound trim, and circular air vents. The model will also be offered with an ambient lighting system and heated / ventilated multicontour front seats with a massage function.

The standard model will come with two 7-inch displays, while higher end variants feature a 7- and 10.25-inch display or two 10.25-inch displays. Owners can also expect a more accommodating interior with additional elbow, shoulder, and headroom. The boot has also grown as it can now hold 370 liters (13.0 cubic feet) of luggage.

The model will ride on an updated version of the MFA platform and it will be offered with an assortment of different petrol and diesel engines. Mercedes AMG boss Tobias Moers has already confirmed plans for two performance models and the A35 is expected to have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces around 340 hp (253 kW). It will be joined by a new A45 which will reportedly develop more than 400 hp (298 kW).

Thanks to Vasilis for the pictures!

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Electrified 2018 Mercedes A-Class Spotted Hiding In The Snow 21
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, PHEV, Scoops on 12 21st, 2017


It’s already known that Mercedes is planning to offer both a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric version of the new A-Class and this is our first look on what seems to be the former.

At first glance, the prototype looks just like another A-Class test car but there are small details that betray its electrified nature.

Things like the “Hybrid” sticker on the windshield are the biggest telltale sign but once you look closely, you’ll find two fuel caps, one on each side, and of course there’s the big warning sign that says “High Voltage” thrown at the rear seat.

Our spies even looked under the rear of the car to see if they can spot the exhaust and they couldn’t, which raised some questions whether this was a plug-in hybrid or a full electric car. We’re still leaning to the former however, mostly because of the two fuel caps.

The new generation of the A-Class will adopt a 48-volt electrical architecture and the plug-in hybrid version will most likely offer a 31-mile (50km) all-electric range as teased by the official interior images Mercedes released a couple of weeks ago.

We also know that Mercedes is planning on using the new turbocharged 1.3-liter petrol engine that was co-developed with Renault-Nissan in the A-Class.

Mercedes will pull the wraps off the brand-new A-Class at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the US-bound A-Class sedan to follow shortly after.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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Mercedes Tests Facelifted C-Class In Cabriolet Guise 18
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Film, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops, video on 12 18th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz continues to apply the final touches on the facelifted C-Class and was recently snapped putting a refreshed C-Class Cabriolet through its paces in Germany.

As with previous prototypes of the facelifted C-Class, this one has very little camouflage, showing that the carmaker has only made a few minor adjustments from the current car.

It seems apparent that most of these tweaks will be focused on the front fascia. Specifically, cladding over the front bumper suggests that something new is in the works. Surprisingly, the front grille of this prototype appears largely unchanged from the current car.

Final exterior tweaks will be made to the headlights, taillights, side skirts, and rear bumper.

Inside, the facelifted C-Class is expected to adopt a fully-digital instrument cluster and the brand’s latest infotainment system.

Expect to see the new C-Class premiere during the first few months of 2018.

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All-New Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Spotted In Traffic 15
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 12 15th, 2017


With many people saying that the new-generation CLS looks a lot better in person than it does in pictures, here’s our chance to see more of the car in its natural environment.

This CLS 450 version was spotted near Stuttgart and thanks to walkoART, we get to see it next to multiple other Mercedes-Benz models, including a CLA Shooting Brake, which is actually taller than the new CLS.

In 450 4MATIC guise, the new CLS utilizes a 367 PS (362 HP) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) 3.0-liter petrol engine, and is priced from €70,906 ($83,445) in Germany.

It will do 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds and has a combined fuel consumption of 7.5 liters/100 km, which comes down to about 31.3 mpg US, or 37.6 mpg UK.

If we were to give the 2019 CLS the benefit of the doubt, we should be willing to get really up close and personal with it before we draw any final conclusions regarding its styling – particularly at the rear. Otherwise, this short clip does very little in helping it look more appealing than it did at the LA Auto Show earlier this month.

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A-Class Sedan Is Mercedes’ Take On BMW 1-Series Saloon 13
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 12 13th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz is planning of offensive of compact cars, most of which will be unveiled next year, with the A-Class Sedan being one of them.

Previewed by the Concept A Sedan that debuted in Shanghai, earlier this year, it will basically be the four-door version of the next-gen A-Class hatch, and it’s coming to address the brand’s Audi A3 Sedan and China-only BMW 1-Series Sedan problems.

The car is currently in prototype form, but we can still see the clear Merc’ lines all around, even from beneath the camo, whereas the interior will be dominated by the brand’s new MBUX infotainment, which combines a dual-screen in a similar layout to the system that debuted on the new E-Class.

Sharing an updated MFA2 architecture with the rest of the compact family, including the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, GLA, and rumored GLB, will give it access to a variety of engines, although it’s not clear yet what units we should expect.

We’d wager that AMG 35/45 versions of the car won’t be available, as Mercedes will likely limit them to the A’ Sedan’s other four-door sibling, the CLA.

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