For more than 10 years, there are already the wheels for sale from Mercedes-Benz used parts Center (MB GTC). For over a decade, the sales Event took place on the so-called “Fildern”. The view to the Stuttgart airport was always included. Now the sell-off, however, move in the direction of Daimler-the parent plant: the new wheels hall is located in Stuttgart-Wangen and virtually in sight of the Untertürkheim plant.

The appointment is for bargain hunters, not much has changed otherwise: appointment book, wheels on-the-spot pick and save at the same time. In the spring of 2020, thousands of used wheelsets-saving prices (in Detail, even over 7,000 individual items).

According to the MB GTC, there is 2020 and a lot of wheels for the C – and E-class model series 205, 212, and 213, as well as the compact models of the A-class model series 177 and 246. Also for various SUV, with the star-wheels are available. A stock overview, there are used to online – on the eve of each day of sale.

The dates for 2020: Saturday, 28.03.2020, as well as Tuesday 31.03.2020 and Wednesday, 01.04.2020.

All the Details and the calendar module can be found here: www.mbgtc.de.

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The second formula 1 race of the season 2020 in Bahrain will take place without audience participation – have today announced the organizer. In formula 1, the measure of a “Ghost race” is so far unique, and the Coronavirus is owed. The race starts as a pure TV-Live races.

“participant-only event”

“Security is a top priority,” – said the organizers of the formula 1 race in Bahrain. The decision itself had fallen, in consultation with international partners and the ministries of health crisis staff of the Kingdom, before the ticket sale was on 6. March 2020 has been exposed to.

Thus, the race in the desert of Sakhir runs on 22. March without an audience. If any media is allowed representatives to the Event, is currently still questionable.

In advance of the Grand Prix of China was cancelled in April, which is supposed to be rescheduled, perhaps at a later date. Open is currently how the race is run in early April in Hanoi, as the city of the Chinese border in Vietnam only a short distance away.

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MANSORY has vorgetellt its product Portfolio to a special-protection vehicle program in connection with a Complete tag for the Mercedes-AMG G 63. In this case, the serial model is not only a vehicle gets a Complete rebuild with performance increase, as well as a lot of Carbon, but parallel, an “invisible armor,” according to the standard VPAM4 or VPAM7.

Tag now with special protection

With the use of Carbon add-on parts, which is otherwise used only for the purpose of weight optimization, and the optical finishing, disguises MANSORY conversion to a special-protection vehicle and thus really for an “invisible armor”. It relies on a dark Carbon in the entire area below the window line and veneered or replaced in the Transition above the window line at the same time, the standard side protection.

The presented vehicle in Obsidian Black Metallic available Carbon parts to the mirror flaps, as well as the A – class and B-class, as well as the peripheral line of the roof and of the bezel, the additional headlights on the roof. Be rounding out the exterior modifications by specifically for the armored G-class-designed and developed special wheels. These forged wheels are 21-inches in size and are used to form beautiful and inconspicuous use of the security tires.

MANSORY conversion with protection class

Only in the case of the Details – such as, for example, up to 41 mm thick window panes – you can still recognize that it is in the modified model to a vehicle with a protection class. To offset the weight of the armor, put MANSORY, however, also a Hand on the drive. So an increase in performance with 700 HP / 950 Nm and 800 HP / 1,050 Nm, and optimized chassis for enhanced Performance.

Special Armoured Vehicle

By the conversion to a special-protection vehicle is the standard protection class VPAM7 the MANSORY G met-class, the highest safety Standards. These apply to both attack as well as against explosives, that is to say the attack by hand grenades on the roof and the floor and the lateral Ansprengung of the vehicle.

The interpretation of the protection cell for passengers was based on the standard of Protection VPAM-ERV in terms of the distance and the type of disintegrant. Needless to say, all of the security features such as siren are apron, intercom, fire extinguishers, respirators for all occupants and a signal system (“Flashlights” – either in the front and/or roof integrated) in the complete conversion. The empty weight of the vehicle is to the conversion of 3,750 kg (500 kg payload).

Alternatively, MANSORY offers for the G-class is also an armor to the lower protection class of the standard VPAM4.

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Today, a Mercedes-Benz EQ test carrier able to be scanned in the interior, which is a identical indoor shows live as the show vehicle Vision EQS of the ILO in 2019. Striking here is the large Touch-Screen, which was to be expected and already in the series production model of the next S-class is to be found.

Erlkönig: New additional insights on the EQS interior

The exterior of the prototype is camouflaged still realativ strong to conceal the final body shape more. In common with the Vision of the EQS of the IAA of Frankfurt are already so recognizable. Compared to the S-class sedan in the EQS, but much flatter and roundish, with short Overhangs.

Erlkönig: New additional insights on the EQS interior

The EQ itself is based on the new modular electrical platform of Mercedes-Benz and stands on a base that is intended for pure electric vehicles, thus different, than the one already presented to EQC on GLC base.

Insight into the EQS Cockpit – incl. Touch-screen in the Video:

Images/Video: Jens Walko / walko-art.com


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While Mercedes me connect places its focus on the individual and private use of the V-class, are now available with the connectivity and fleet services Mercedes PRO connect commercial customers a number of deals available, the focus on a more efficient use of vehicle fleet. Thus, the V-class with IT either[1] both connectivity worlds in one vehicle, and makes it available through the multimedia system, as well as the respective Smartphone App available, if connected to the Internet.

Mercedes PRO: The networked Service of the world for the company

As an offer for the fleet, for example, Shuttle services, optimized Mercedes PER the communication between the fleet Manager, vehicles and drivers. The networking solution simplifies the order management and allows vehicle information such as location, fuel level in the tank or maintenance intervals, virtually in real-time query. Their benefits range from minimized downtime through proactive maintenance and repair management to clearly processed data for the economic analysis. The web-based services of Mercedes PRO connect include for the V-class the following products:

  • Digital travel book, with the driver, no manual logbook need to lead. Whether for business or pleasure, the trips of all vehicles are displayed simply in fleet management in a clear and allow a digital journey management.
  • Vehicle remote control, which enables remote control via the Mercedes PRO connect App status of certain vehicle functions.
  • Simplified fleet communications, fleet managers and drivers easier to communicate with each other, and the Internet brings into the vehicle[2].
  • Efficient fleet management, with vehicle logistics for more efficient planning of trips, as well as the opportunity for the theft warning. With this, the fleet Manager is informed about the vehicle management Tool, if a vehicle reports a suspected vehicle theft.
  • Efficient driving style analysis with “driving style Monitor” and “Eco Monitor”, which is important usage data that is relevant to the vehicle fleet.

In addition, the “Optimized support”, and the “Improved Navigation” are available. With the service “Optimized support” service work in a timely manner to plan and perform more efficiently. The “Improved Navigation” which contains, among other things, traffic data, in real time, always up-to-date map data, as well as different Multimedia and navigation functions.

[1] Customer must either opt for Mercedes me connect or for Mercedes, PRO connect. It can be used both connectivity services in parallel.

[2] The Mercedes PRO connect APP must not be operated while you’re driving. Otherwise, the danger of traffic, distracted and a danger to themselves or third parties this is. Please observe the legal provisions of the country in which you are.


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Daimler Trucks will bring additional electric Freightliner Truck for Customer trials in North America, on the road. The so-called Customer Experience (CX) test fleet of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is made up of six heavy Freightliner eCascadia and two medium-heavy Freightliner eM2 106.

In the period from 22 months to 14 different customers from a variety of sectors can test the fully-electric Trucks in the transportation of everyday life on the heart and kidneys. There are some of the largest customers of the United States, representing a fleet size of more than 150,000 heavy and medium-heavy Trucks (Class 6-8). The CX-test fleet complements the so-called innovation fleet of 30 Freightliner eTrucks, in 2018 and in the meantime, in the daily transport business around 160,000 km fully electrically have traveled. The market launch of the two Trucks Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 is currently scheduled for the end of 2021.

Freightliner eCascadia and eM2

The Freightliner eCascadia is based on the Cascadia, the most successful Truck for heavy long-distance transport (Class 8, > 15t GVW) in the North American market. The vehicle will feature at the Start of the series production expected to be about 730 HP. The batteries supply with 550 kWh, enough energy for a range of up to 400 km (250 miles), and within 90 minutes in around 80 percent of charging will be an additional 320 km (200 miles) to go. The Freightliner eM2 comes in local distribution traffic and the extra traffic on the last mile to be used (Class 6, 9-12t GVW). The batteries in the new E-Version of it expected to be 325 KWh for up to 480 HP. The range of the eM2 is expected to be around 370 km (230 miles). The batteries on the vehicle, within 60 minutes to about 80 percent charge, enough for a range of around 300 km (184 miles).

Electric Truck and Bus Portfolio at Daimler Trucks & Buses

The Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 are part of the global electric Truck Initiative from Daimler Trucks, together with the all-electric Juice-Liner C2 Jouley school bus from Thomas Built Buses, the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation MT50e, the Mercedes-Benz eActros, the Mercedes-Benz eEconic, the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Bus in Europe and the FUSO eCanter in Asia.

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The Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ model with the refreshed E-class model of care a Review of what you visually underlines the use of the “pan-American-grill”, the new typical AMG Grill, impressive. With the electrified 3-Liter engine, it has retained the powertrain is unchanged, while you can not stretch the suspension with a wider ratio spread between long-term comfort and dynamics, revised. We have the first Details of the 435 HP / 320 KW + 16 kW EQ Boost and strong Performers from Affalterbach in the model of care.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ benefits with the model of care
The innovation of the E 53 4MATIC+ model from Mercedes-AMG to show a redesigned front fascia with AMG-specific radiator grille and slim LED headlights, the E-class model of care. The front apron in A-Wing Design has now five vertical struts in the middle.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

The rear bumper of the sedan has been redesigned and, in addition, for both variants of the model, a new diffuser insert installed. The wheelsets are also 19-inch alloy wheels are now used for the first time, the aerodynamically optimized in a 5-double-spokes will be offered-Design – which are also available as 20-inch wheels. Optionally, the model can still be using the AMG Night package even sportier pose.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

New AMG Performance steering Wheel with rounded double-spoke
In the interior of the Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ it is installed as the MBUX Infotainment System, however, with AMG-specific features and Displays for the Instrument cluster and Media-Display with touch function, intuitive voice control and optional annähung control.

The MBUX System offers the independent AMG menu, various special display, including motor data, gear position indicator, Warm-Up, Set-up, G-Meter, Race Timer. The Multimedia Display can visualize the driving programs or the telemetry data to be displayed. AMG TRACK PACE is optional for the ‘ 53 model is available.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

AMG Performance steering Wheel with optional steering wheel heating

New to the range is the new (standard) is-spoke AMG Performance steering Wheel with three rounded double, seamlessly integrated buttons and two rounds AMG steering wheel buttons. The cover is leather, DINAMICA microfibre, or in a combination of leather and micro fiber selectable – on request also available with steering wheel heating. In the steering wheel rim, a capacitive sensor Mat for the detection of “Hands is also-On” installed. The metal shift paddles behind the steering wheel rim for the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G gear are redesigned and ergonomically adapted to the new steering Wheel: more positioned in the bottom-and so far greater, than previously.

The seats can be leather in Nappa leather silver grey / pearl with red contrasting topstitching optional individualized. Also new is an optional AMG dynamic Plus package.

In terms of the engine there is no change: 3-litre six-cylinder with EQ Boost start generator with an additional boost power of 16 kW / 250 Newton meters. The electrically limited top speed of the model with the AMG Drivers Package to 270 km/h increase (series: 250 km/h).

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

For an even more emotional driving experience, the optional AMG dynamics Plus package, which bundles technical and optical features that were previously reserved for the eight-cylinder models. One of the Highlights is the driving RACE with a Drift Mode. The AMG Performance steering Wheel in DINAMICA microfibre or leather has the steering wheel buttons for fast operation of the drive programs and other dynamic settings. Red-painted brake calipers visually emphasize the sporty character.

Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+ in the model of care: all pictures & Details

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After the cancellation of the Geneva motor show in 2020 Mercedes-Benz will be presenting its product innovations exclusively digital via Livestream on Tuesday, may 3. March 2020 from 08:45 hrs (CET). The presentation of the new models – including the E-class in the model (sedan and T-model/All-Terrain) is to follow up directly here.

In addition to the presentation of the revised E-class model series 213 – while you have to wait for the Cabriolet and the coupe a bit – shows, Mercedes-AMG, among others, the new GLA 45 4MATIC and the GLE 63 4MATIC+ coupe. In the case of the Compact, the GLA 250 and CLA 250 e new in the offer add.

My pictures of the models, at least with pictures in front of the location of the Premiere – we can’t deliver, however, and are dependent on a subsequent presentation of the models. The extent to which the events will be but in the future, proceed in time, is not known yet.

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Throughout the 18 months of the work of restoration of Mercedes takes-Benz Classic the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster from the year 1960 until you can present it on the occasion of the RETRO CLASSICS in Stuttgart, the vehicle is in a absolute Top condition for the first time to a wider Public.

Piece of cake: 300 SL Roadster, factory restoration

Factory restoration: origin is the goal

The dream car in “Mercedes blue” tint 335 with red leather (1079) in the interior and light grey top (708) with a then-optional (removable) Hardtop in blue (335) not only has “matching numbers”, but after the factory restoration by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach is also for sale. The price for the restored model, but it is only available on request, where it will exceed the million mark.

Piece of cake: 300 SL Roadster, factory restoration

New car condition, after restoration

The Roadster – which is currently on a visit to RETRO CLASSICS in Stuttgart in hall 1, is not available in our on-site review, only really in new car condition, but has – as far as we could see no defects, and can easily compete with vehicles from the new car production, or even trump.

In addition to numerous chrome elements on the exterior, the extremely good finish of the model, we noticed in front of everyone, which even in fair lighting, no criticism is deserved. Scratches, dents, blemishes, rust, clear failure display. Some of the new cars paint has quite a worse condition than the here and now perfectly restored model. Here, therefore, the goods in the right hands and the right decisions for the restoration had taken.

Piece of cake: 300 SL Roadster, factory restoration

Piece of cake: 300 SL Roadster, factory restoration

300 SL Roadster: one of the most sought-after classic Mercedes-Benz

The Roadster in the model series W 198 II is 1.420 kg by the way, exactly 125 kg heavier than the coupe version of the legendary “Gullwings” of the 300 SL. In terms of the engine, the Roadster offers identical 215 HP / 158 kW from a four-stroke Otto engine with direct injection. As with the Coupé, the Roadster carries a tubular space frame as a supporting structure, which, however, was modified in the area of the doors and the rear. In the case of the rear axle, the open-top version is even a single-joint Swing axle with compensating spring.

The top of the 300 SL Roadster is under a flap behind the Seats and is operated manually with a few simple steps to. The model was produced from 1957 to 1963 and was at that time with the Roadster-soft top for around 34,000 euros. A total of 1,858 units of the Roadster were produced.

Piece of cake: 300 SL Roadster, factory restoration

By the way: a quite interesting focal point around the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, you can also find on the pages of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Club of Germany e. V., issuing, as well on the RETRO CLASSICS in Stuttgart in hall 10 and more than 300 worldwide members can count.

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After the cancellation of the Geneva motor show, Mercedes-Benz its early year presents new exclusively digital, and moved the presentation in a Stuttgart Studio. The date for the press conference remains on Tuesday, 3. March 2020 at 08:45, however, will be about the own mercedes me Media Portal.

After the cancellation of the Geneva salon: Mercedes presented exclusively on the Internet

GLA 250 e, CLA 250 and GLA 45 4MATIC+ as well

In addition to the updated E-class sedan and T-model up to and including E 53 – Mercedes-Benz with the GLA 250 and CLA 250 e car, two other compact hybrid models introduce. Similarly, one shows the GLE 63 (S), 4MATIC+ Coupé and the GLA 45 4MATIC+ the Affalterbach-based. Please note: all Details and images with the E-class model of care, there is still, on Tuesday, may 3. March to 09:00 p.m. our Blog online!

After the cancellation of the Geneva salon: Mercedes presented exclusively on the Internet

The exclusive presentation of the new models prevents us from even that, of course, to look at the vehicles in Detail and to obtain information and insights around each of the new technical components. The extent to which something is ever to be rectified, remains currently questionable – nevertheless, we hope the producers stick to the important trade fair appointment in the spring of the year, in Geneva, to continue.

Of course you will look at Mercedes if the Notformat a Premiere is exclusively on the Internet at all detrimental – in our opinion, it is an independent and individual image coverage in any way helpful.

Scheduled Media Talk will be streamed to the Internet

Another digital Highlight of the Geneva motor show scheduled Media Talk “Motorsports & Sustainability” will take place in the Studio and is also seen on the Mercedes me media to. Markus Schäfer, member of the management Board of Daimler AG, group research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Lewis Hamilton, the six-times formula 1 world champion and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One, and Nyck de Vries from the Mercedes‑Benz EQ formula E Team are discussing sustainability in motorsports and the transfer of technology in the series development.

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