Tag: Mercedes

Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has once again been selected as an original equipment supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of its G-Class model, produced in Graz, Austria, is factory fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in size 265/60 R18 110H.

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Conti offers free AllSeasonContact demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World

Conti offers free AllSeasonContact demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is offering drivers free all-season tyre demonstrations this February half term. The German tyre manufacturer will offer the free demonstrations at Mercedes-Benz World as Partner in Excellence, highlighting its award-winning range across each season and weather eventuality. Tests will also mark the first time its AllSeasonContact has been available for consumer experiences within the UK.

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Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

Kumho adds BMW 5 Series to original equipment roster

7th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho has added the new BMW 5 Series to its portfolio of OEM supply deals. The tyre manufacturer’s Ecsta PS91 super sports tyre in size 245/45R18 XL 100Y is now being delivered to the German marque’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria.

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Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

Bridgestone achieves ‘best OEM results’ in 2018

7th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone provided more than 120 new original equipment fitments in the EMEA region during 2018, an increase of more than 30 per cent. The fitments are spread across more than 40 different models from 15 different manufacturers. The tyre manufacturer, which is the largest in the world, says the commitment of such brands as Toyota, Mercedes, and Porsche, shows the original equipment manufacturers’ appreciation for its investment in research and development.

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Liqui Moly wins oil approval for newest Mercedes engine

Liqui Moly wins oil approval for newest Mercedes engine

27th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The newest car engines by Mercedes require a very special oil. The new Top Tec 6300 0W-20 by Liqui Moly is one of the first oils to be officially approved by Mercedes for them. "This is a double leap in development - both for the engine technology of Mercedes and for our oil technology," says Oliver Kuhn, deputy manager of the liqui moly oil laboratory.

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New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone tyres have been approved as original equipment on the latest Mercedes A-Class. The Turanza T005 is the tyre of choice, and Bridgestone Europe reports it will supply Mercedes-Benz with dimensions to fit the full 17- to 19-inch high-rim range, including 17- and 18-inch tyres with run-flat technology.

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Audi most expensive German car brand to own

Audi most expensive German car brand to own

25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

It won’t be a surprise to learn that Germany’s premium car brands are the most expensive to run long-term. However, when you put Audi, BMW and Mercedes alongside each other, less of us may have guessed that Audi would be most expensive. Recent research conducted by whocanfixmycar.com analysed more than 180,000 data points relating to the brands, and has found that Audi is 24 per cent more expensive to repair than BMW and Mercedes models and nearly 10 per cent more expensive than BMW.

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Valeo introduce specialist switches for Mercedes models

Valeo introduce specialist switches for Mercedes models

2nd February 2017 | 0 Comments

Valeo Service UK has launched 14 new steering column switches and four clockspring and steering angle sensors specifically designed for Mercedes models.

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Rosberg completes championship victory as Pirelli ‘ends high degradation tyre era’

Rosberg completes championship victory as Pirelli ‘ends high degradation tyre era’

28th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Lewis Hamilton won the last grand prix run on the current Pirelli Formula One tyre range in Abu Dhabi, but was pipped to the drivers’ championship by Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, using identical two-stop strategies. The tyre supplier called the Yas Marina-hosted grand prix “the last race in the era of deliberately high tyre degradation”, with its latest, larger range of P Zero slicks and Cinturato wets unveiled in the emirate before the weekend’s racing began. The final development test for the 2017 will begin on Tuesday, 29 November, with Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari appearing on track together in modified 2015 mule cars.

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NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey results

5th September 2016 | 0 Comments

This year’s National Franchised Dealers Association Summer 2016 survey, published today, had 1,746 respondents from a total participating dealer network of 4,090, which equates to a response rate of 43 per cent. This is the highest return ever, surpassing last winter’s high of 39 per cent. There were 28 franchise networks in the survey which represent a range of dealer sizes and ownership type from across the UK.

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Hamilton’s German success achieved through ‘very important’ tyre strategy

Hamilton’s German success achieved through ‘very important’ tyre strategy

1st August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli said that a number of different strategies were in play at the German Grand Prix, with mostly three stops seen and many teams splitting their race strategies. Mercedes was one of these teams, with race winner Lewis Hamilton alternating the supersoft and soft tyre. Polesitter Nico Rosberg started with two sets of supersoft and then ended the race on two sets of soft.

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Pirelli lays out F1 test calendar for wider 2017 tyres

Pirelli lays out F1 test calendar for wider 2017 tyres

6th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has revealed its first test of the new, wider 2017 specification Formula One tyres will be on 1-2 August at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit, near Modena in northern Italy. The tyre supplier will use a modified Ferrari SF15-T, at the test, during which the track will be artificially dampened in order to carry out tests with Cinturato intermediate and full wet tyres. Testing will continue immediately on 3-4 August, when Red Bull will test the new P Zero slick tyres at Mugello.

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German marques to recall 600,000 cars due to emissions

22nd April 2016 | 0 Comments

Several online sources are reporting that a number of German car manufacturers are planning to recall large numbers of vehicles as part of the ongoing vehicle emissions scandal. Sources suggest Mercedes, Opel and Porsche as well as Volkswagen and its Audi brand are to recall certain diesel vehicles. BBC news reports that over 600,000 cars are set to be recalled, citing German media reports.

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Daimler share price hit after emissions investigation news

Daimler share price hit after emissions investigation news

22nd April 2016 | 0 Comments

Daimler AG has confirmed that it is conducting an “internal investigation regarding its certification process related to exhaust emissions in the United States”. This action follows a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ). As a result the company says it will “investigate possible indications of irregularities and of course take all necessary actions.”

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Goodyear supplying 19- and 20-inch fitments on Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Goodyear supplying 19- and 20-inch fitments on Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

26th October 2015 | 1 Comment

Goodyear has announced that it is supplying 19- and 20-inch OE tyres for the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. As you would imagine, smooth ride is an important part of this particular OE deal, so it is interesting to note that the associate OE fitments feature Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology integrated into the tyres.

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