“GT Spirit” tours the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany

GT Spirit takes us on a tour of the MBZ museum in Stuttgart in their wonderful walk-through article.

Some interesting factoids:

The architecture was  designed by UN Studio and is inspired by DNA’s double-helix shape see more in Mercedes below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mo7Kg7jaxA

The museum has 177605 square feet of displays

They offer 2 different tours daily

7 legend rooms detail different legendary times in Mercedes-Benz history

More info on the museum linked here.

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Rare Mercedes Lotec C1000 to be auctioned

Expecting to fetch 1-1.3 million US Dollars at auction, the Lotec / Mercedes-Benz C1000, a supercar dreamed up by a billionaire in the United Arab Emirates was produced in 1995 and is called “C1000” because of it’s all carbon-fiber body and it’s 1000 horsepower MBZ engine. The original car specs state that the car has a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds, this hasn’t yet been independently verified. The auction house RKM Collector Car Auctions will be in charge of ...

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New Mercedes-Benz C-class images show Google Maps in navigation

Apparently, the new Mercedes-Benz C-class will follow a short list of Google Map nav systems to feature Google Maps as the native navigation app. Cnet reports that recently published interior photos of the new C-class shows Google Earth and Maps embedded into the controls of the infotainment system in the dashboard.

From the article:

“Audi uses Google Earth satellite imagery for its navigation system, although the head unit’s computer performs all route calculation. The Tesla Model S offers ...

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MotorTrend shares their first reaction to driving the new Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

MotorTrend’s Frank Markus takes the new 4-cylinder E250 Bluetec for a trip through the wilderness in Washington. Some takeaways, they didn’t get above 36MPG, the power is adequate and the navigation routes you to gas stations that have changed since the nav was updated. That’s a harsh finding in a brand new luxury Diesel hybrid from a leading automaker like Mercedes-Benz.

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Federal Safety Regulators investigate 2008-2009 Mercedes-Benz C-class for potential fire risk in tail lights

Federal Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating 21 recent reports that tail lights in the 2008-2009 MBZ C-class are starting fires.

“In multiple instances consumers have reported smelling smoke and seeing burn marks in the trunks of the vehicles,” NHTSA said in a statement.

The models affected are the C300, C350, C36 AMG, C43 AMG and C63 AMG sold as 2008 and 2009 models.

Read more about it at the Los Angeles Times.

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Mercedes-Benz leases huge former McDonnellDouglas Aircraft plant for future manufacturing

Check out who has signed a lease on the former McDonnell-Douglas plant near Long Beach, CA; Mercedes-Benz!

They are planning to occupy the plant as soon as the beginning of 2014.

Read more about it at the Wheels blog at the NY Times website:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/mercedes-benz-leases-huge-southern-california-aircraft-plant/

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Mercedes-Benz using QR codes to save lives after accidents

As a way of reducing the time it takes for rescue crews to locate a “rescue sheet” for any new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they have started adding QR codes to their newest models. QR codes are little square codes that a digital device can read and use as a hyperlink to an app or webpage. With seconds between life & death after a collision, using these codes will more quickly allow rescue crews to know where to use the jaws of life ...

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Rare Mercedes Gullwing totaled in Germany by Test Driving Technicians

Apparently 20 year old auto technicians can’t keep themselves on the road when they are test driving a classic Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. They went too fast during a test drive and lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. Luckily, their auto shop had insurance coverage for such an unfortunate accident. I am sure they will be more careful next time! Our technicians are much more careful and safe during test drives, we’ve never had an incident!

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