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Mercedes-Benz is one of the oldest surviving automakers in the world. Founded in 1881, the first Mercedes automobile was created in 1886. Daimler-Benz now operates the German company; their headquartered are in Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to producing automobiles, Mercedes-Benz also makes commercial vans, trucks and buses in Europe and the Far East.
Benz is apremium automaker with a range of vehicles that starts with the A-Class, a small efficient compact that also includes a radar-based COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system on standard editions. Their range has 12 models with the SLS AMG being the modern day classic.
The New 2013 A Class Mercedes Benz
The new Benz A-Class is opening up a new chapter in the compact segment: markedly emotive in design, with powerful engines ranging from 80 kW (109 hp) to 155 kW (211 hp), extremely efficient with emissions from just 98 g of CO2/km and a best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.27. At the same time the new model underlines that for Mercedes-Benz, safety is not a question of price - the standard specification includes, amongst other things, the radar-based Collision Prevention Assist system.
"The company is becoming the most dynamic premium brand in the world. As part of this development, the A-Class represents an important milestone, it is completely new down to the last nut and bolt. In automotive development, it's not often you get the chance to start with a clean sheet of paper. "Our engineers have made the very most of that opportunity", explains Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
Mercedes Benz 2013 GL Class
The latest GL will go on sale in early 2013. The new version of the seven-seat SUV comes with a host of new driver aid and comfort technology as standard including a low speed collision prevention system.
Like the current GL, the new version is big at more than five metres long. It's also bold and gets a more upright front end and LED daytime running lights built into the bumper while at the back there are new LED lights. 18-inch alloys wheels are standard but optional wheel sizes go up to 21 inches. Plus there's an AMG Exterior Sports package available which adds AMG front and rear aprons, wheel arch flarings, 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels, perforated brake discs and illuminated aluminium effect running boards.
The GL sells well; it will be available with two petrol engines - a GL 350 and a GL 500, both with 4Matic four-wheel drive. The 350 models use the same direct injection 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine as before but with improved power. It's now up to 258PS and 620Nm of torque with claimed economy of 38mpg and CO2 emissions of 192g/km.
The GL 500 uses the 4.7-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from the previous GL 450 which gives a 0-62mph time of just 5.9 seconds. With 408PS available it's no surprise it returns just 25mpg according to the official figures. Both engines come with a seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox along with an engine stop/start function to save fuel in traffic. The new GL is also around 100kg lighter than before to aid efficiency.