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    Report: Daimler exec hypothetically discusses 3-cylinder engines for small hybrids
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    Is three the magic number of cylinders for Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and its efforts to build smaller powertrains for its compact hybrids? Potentially, yes, the German automaker could see the need for three-cylinder mills, Automotive News reports. The company doesn't have any plans for them as ...

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    Report: Mercedes A-Class going electric with Tesla's help; for real this time?
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    Reports of Mercedes-Benz and Tesla building an electric A-Class together are nothing new. In fact, a fleet of 500 A-Class-based E-Cells was built for Europe. Most recently, a Tesla earnings report revealed that Tesla was still working on an all-electric powertrain for an unnamed EV for Daimler, ...

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    Mercedes to bring A and B-Class to America?
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    Click above for more shots of the A 160 CDI BlueEFFICIENCYThe move to smaller cars in the United States will cover nearly all vehicle classes, even touching such luxury car stalwarts as Mercedes-Benz. Fortunately for MB, the automaker already has a few small vehicles which it can consider selling ...

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    Mercedes-Benz A-Class to go with conventional FWD layout
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    After more than a year of holding talks with other automakers about potentially sharing a platform for a next-generation replacement for the A and B-Class cars, Mercedes-Benz has apparently decided to go it alone. AutoCar is reporting that the replacement for Mercedes two front wheel drive models ...

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    Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class cars to get stop/start
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz A-ClassWhile Mercedes-Benz is a leader in clean diesel technology, the German luxury brand has been lagging behind its arch-rival BMW when it comes to the adoption of green technology such as stop/start in its lower-end models. This ...

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    New Mercedes-Benz A and B-Class models have start/stop, BlueEffieciency
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    click to enlargeMercedes-Benz premiered two new models - updated A and B Class vehicles - at the Auto Mobil International exhibition in Leipzig. When the B Class was previewed last month, we learned it would get a start-stop "mini hybrid" system as well as a BlueEFFICIENCY option. The A Class 150 ...

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    Iceland taking a serious look at hydrogen
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    Currently, most hydrogen is made in methods that most would consider rather un-green. Some people have proposed using solar or wind power to produce electricity which could then be used to free hydrogen molecules from water. Then, that hydrogen could be used to power an electric car, thus ...

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    Mercedes A-Class may live on, as a MINI derivative
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    Although Automotive News reported that the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class that was due in 2011 had been canceled, it now appears that maybe only the unique A-Class platform is being dropped. German magazine Auto Bild is reporting that Mercedes and BMW may be talking about using the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz considers bringing compacts to the U.S.
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    In a good overview of diesel's strengths and weaknesses, Transportation News points out that higher emissions continue to be diesel engine's Achilles heal. The stringent California emissions laws, enforced in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont, are such that no current diesel ...

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    DCX introduces first fuel cell police car to North America
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    It's not going to be participating in any high-speed vehicle chases, but Daimler-Chrysler's fuel cell police car will be carrying out other police bussiness for Wayne State's University Police Department in Detroit. Wayne State University is already a maverick, since it's the first school where ...

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