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Get 16 FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD partnered with The Pixelary to create a series of awesome 3D rendered images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

Watch how they managed to cut the rendering time by half using Radeon ProRender 2.0, and get those high-resolution desktop wallpapers!

 

Watch AMD Radeon ProRender 2.0 Render Mercedes-AMG F1 Car!

The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked the end of the 2020 Formula One season, and the first year of the AMD partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

To showcase that relationship, AMD worked with the team, and The Pixelary to create a series of 3D renders of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

When the new Radeon ProRender 2.0 was released, they rendered them again using the new Radeon RX 6900 XT, and discovered that it cut their rendering time by half!

Mike Pan of The Pixelary explained how much faster the new combination proved to be :

In some tests performed by AMD, when using the “Full” Radeon ProRender 2.0 render quality mode with the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card that supports hardware ray tracing, the image above rendered in 516 sec, compared to 1065 sec when rendered with the AMD Radeon VII graphics card that does not support hardware ray tracing.

That is up to a 2.1x reduction in render time [3], which is quite an improvement! On top of that, Radeon ProRender 2.0 also has improved multi-GPU scaling so if we were able to render the same image with two Radeon RX 6900 XT’s, the render times would improve even more.

 

FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD and The Pixelary also made available these incredible photorealistic images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance as high-resolution wallpapers for FREE!

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 Entry-Level SUV!

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the 2020 GLA 200 and GLA 250 – their new entry-level premium SUVs!

Check these beauties out, and find out what they offer!

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : New Entry-Level SUV!

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is their eight model, and the entry level, to their premium SUV line-up.

It offer the best features of two very successful segments – the compact car, and the SUV; at more affordable price points.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz launched the 2020 GLA in a digital premiere. Let’s take a look at what’s new…

Exterior Design

The front section of the 2020 GLA flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. With a length of 4.41 metres, it is the shortest vehicle from the current Mercedes-Benz portfolio which is just perfect for life in the city.

Typical of the GLA are the bodywork shoulders and the coupé-like lines of the side windows. This contoured side profile gives the car its dynamically elegant flair.

Like other Mercedes-Benz SUV models, the radiator grille features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star, with LED High Performance headlamps.

The GLA 200 is equipped in Progressive Line with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, while the GLA 250 is equipped with AMG Line bodystyling with lowered and dynamically tuned suspension.

Interior Design

The instrument panel features optical “cut-outs” in the driver and front passenger area.

The cut-out on the driver’s side is dominated by the free-standing display unit, which is with two 10.25-inch displays. The Mercedes me connect also comes as standard in the GLA.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Cockpit

The round ventilation outlets, five of them in all, feature a high-quality turbine look with meticulously designed air guidance vanes. The door centre panel flows seamlessly over into the armrest. The grab and assist handle has a tubular profile and runs horizontally like a railing.

Also featured in both models is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). MBUX can be individually configured with the aid of a range of options.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Cockpit

Interior Dimensions

Although shorter than its predecessor on the outside, the 2020 GLA offers a more spacious interior, with more legroom in the rear and a larger luggage compartment.

The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Rear Seats

Utility value was, in general, one of the focuses of development. There is plenty of room for one or two people in the rear since these backrest variants come with a 40:60 split. The rear seat back rest can be can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually.

The height-adjustable load floor offers considerable variability. When the rear seat backrests are folded down and the load floor is in the upper position, an almost flat loading area extending to the front seats can be created.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Rear Seats

Performance

Mercedes-Benz offers two engine variants – GLA 200 Progressive Line, and GLA 250 AMG Line.

The 2020 GLA 200 Progressive Line is powered by the 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

It develops 120 kw (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Powering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AMG Line is the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with the 8G-DCT automatic transmission.

It rates at 165 kW (224 hp) and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in only 6.9 seconds.

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Specifications

Here is a quick comparison of the key specifications of the two GLA variants :

Specifications Mercedes-Benz
GLA 200
Mercedes-Benz
GLA 250
Displacement 1332 cc 1991 cc
Max. Output 120 kW (163 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
165 kW (224 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
Peak Torque 250 Nm @
1620~4000 rpm
350 Nm @
1800~4000 rpm
Combined Fuel
Consumption
5.6 ~ 5.9 l/100 km 6.5 ~ 6.7 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 129 ~ 135 g/km 148 ~ 153 g/km
0~100 km/h
Acceleration
8.7 seconds 6.9 seconds
Top Speed 210 km/h 240 km/h

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Price + Financing

The GLA 200 is priced at RM 244,199.82 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 252,888 with insurance.

The GLA 250 is priced at RM 285,336.66 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 295,888 with insurance.

Mercedes-Benz offers an EaseProtect Financing Plan for both models, starting from :

  • RM2,488 per month for the GLA 200 *
  • RM2,888 per month for the GLA 250 *

From now until 31 December 2020, those who opt for the EaseProtect Financing Plan will enjoy a 2-month payment holiday.

* based on a 5-year tenure and downpayment of approximately 20%

 

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2020 Mercedes me Apps : Find Out What’s New!

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the new Mercedes me Apps. Not just one, but three new and different apps!

Find out more about the three new apps, and what they offer!

 

Mercedes me : For The Mercedes-Benz Digital Ecosystem

The original Mercedes me App was first introduced in 2015, creating a digital ecosystem around their vehicles.

The current app now connects over 5 million Mercedes-Benz customers to their vehicles and digital services from Mercedes-Benz.

In 2019, they became the first car manufacturer to release a Software Development Kit, granting developers access and rights to develop new functionalities and services for their proprietary platform.

 

2020 Mercedes me Apps : What’s New?

Join host Yasmine Blair and Mathias Vaitl, Head of Mercedes me & Digital Services Business at Daimless AG, for an explanation on what’s new.

Mathias also offers some insights into their software development kit, and proprietary standardised developer platform.

Instead of the original single app, Mercedes-Benz is now offering three separate apps :

  • Mercedes me : to control vehicle functions with your smartphone,
  • Mercedes me Store : to purchase digital products from Mercedes-Benz, and
  • Mercedes me Service : to book service appointments.

The creation of three separate apps, instead of the original one app, offers these advantages :

  • improved basic functionalities
  • improved customer experience through simpler and more intuitive operation
  • shorter (more frequent) update cycles

The new apps are available with immediate effect from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in 36 markets, and in all 40 supported countries by end of summer 2020.

 

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars Revealed!

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars range is represented by three new models – the Mercedes-AMD GT C, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coupe, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. All three designed to represent the pinnacle of desirability.

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars Revealed!

The big reveal of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Dream Cars range marks the official launch of the Mercedes-AMD GT C, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coupe, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet.

From the seductive design of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, which was the original four-door coupe, to the AMG GT C which adds yet another thrilling facet to the AMG GT family and the E-Class Cabriolet, a masterpiece of intelligence now with the liberation of topless motoring, the Dream Cars offer the utmost indulgence for every kind of driver. In other words, we invite you to Risk an Affair,” said Mark Raine, Vice President Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coupe

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coupe is offered as a range-topping Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 alongside a Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 and CLS 350, featuring an all-new engine family.

Mercedes-AMG
CLS 53
Mercedes-Benz
CLS 450
Mercedes-Benz
CLS 350
Displacement 2999 cc in-line six-cylinder 2999 cc in-line six-cylinder 1991 cc in-line four-cylinder
Output 320 kW (435 hp)
at 6,100 rpm
270 kW (367 hp)
at 5,500 – 6,100 rpm
220 kW (299 hp)
at 5,800 – 6,100 rpm
Peak torque 520 Nm
at 1,800 – 5,800 rpm
500 Nm
at 1,600 – 4,000 rpm
400 Nm
at 3,000 – 4,000 rpm
Fuel consumption
NEDC combined
8.9-8.7 l/100 km 8.0-7.8 l/100 km 7.1-6.9 l/100 km
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
4.5 s 4.8 s 6.0 s
Top speed 250 km/h 250 km/h 250 km/h
Price (OTR without Insurance)
*Price is with 0% GST, subject to change upon implementation of SST.
RM 806,638.35 (RM 811,355.33 with designo paint option) RM 650,034.58 (RM 654,751.56 with designo paint option) Est. RM 530,000 (design paint as an option)

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

The E-Class Cabriolet features all the intelligent innovations of the E-Class limousine and more, including the Widescreen Cockpit with COMAND Online infotainment, extended intelligent safety functions, 19-inch alloy wheels and MULTIBEAM LED headlights.

It is available in Malaysia as an E 300 specification and presented in sporty AMG Line, priced from RM 588,888 / ~US$ 1472,222.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Cabriolet AMG Line
Displacement 1991 cc
Output 180 kW (245 hp)
at 5,500 rpm
Peak torque 370 Nm
at 1,300 – 4,000 rpm
Fuel consumption
NEDC combined
7.9 l/100 km
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
6.5 s
Top speed 250 km/h
Price (OTR without Insurance)
*Price is with 0% GST, subject to change
upon implementation of SST.
RM588,888
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The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe

Growing the accomplished AMG GT family is the new AMG GT C Coupe, offering 557 hp and 680 Nm – 47 hp and 30 Nm more than the AMG GT S – and a 0-100km/h time of just 3.7 seconds. It has a top speed of 316 km/h, and a OTR price (without insurance) of RM 1,461,605.60 / ~US$ 365,401.40.

Mercedes-AMG GT C
Displacement 3982 cc
Output 410 kW (557 hp) at 5,750 – 6,750 rpm
Peak torque 680 Nm at 2,100 – 5,500 rpm
Fuel consumption
NEDC combined
12.5 l/100 km
CO2 emissions 284 g/km
Acceleration
0-100 km/h
3.7 s
Top speed 316 km/h
Price (OTR without Insurance)
*Price is with 0% GST, subject to change
upon implementation of SST.
RM 1,461,605.60

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Delivers The Pinnacle Of Luxury!

On 2 August 2018, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia revealed the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family of automobiles. Consisting of the S-Class Limousine, the S-Class Cabriolet, the S-Class Coupe and the S-Class Maybach, the 2018 S-Class family offers luxury and exclusivity in every form!

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Family

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class family consists of the S-Class Limousine, the S-Class Cabriolet, the S-Class Coupe and the S-Class Maybach. Each 2018 S-Class automobile exudes luxury through contemporary design with intricate craftsmanship.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450 L

The new Mercedes-Benz S 450 L is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine, paired with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. It develops an output of 367 hp with 500 Nm of torque for a 0-100km/h time of just 5.4 seconds.

The new Mercedes-Benz S 450 L is offered at launch in locally-assembled format as an AMG Line variant, priced from RM699,888 / ~US$ 174,999.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

The new Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet offers the latest driving, safety and convenience technologies from the S-Class limousine in a cabriolet powered by a new 4.0-litre biturbo V8, delivering 469 hp with 700 Nm of torque, and full-support AIRMATIC air suspension fitted as standard. The new S 560 Cabriolet is priced at RM 1,310,662.21 / ~US$ 327,665.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe

The new Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe is powered by the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engineered by AMG, producing 612 hp and 900 Nm of torque. All that power is transferred the rear wheels via a nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT gearbox for a century sprint of just 4.2 seconds. This coupe is priced at RM 1,461,605.60 / ~US$ 365,401.

The 2018 Mercedes-Maybach S 560

The new Mercedes-Maybach S 560 is an opulent automobile with unrivalled craftsmanship using the most exclusive materials like Maybach Exclusive black nappa leather upholstery with a choice of copper-, gold- or platinum-coloured topstitching while optional trim inserts appear in beautiful design flowing lines Magnolia wood.

The Mercedes-Maybach S 560 is offered in V8-powered S 560 and V12-powered S 650 formats, priced from RM 1.4 million / ~US$ 350,000 with further individualisation and personalisation available upon request.

 

 

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class At A Glance

SpecificationsMercedes-Benz S 450 LMercedes-Benz S 560 CabrioletMercedes-AMG S 63 CoupeMercedes-Maybach S 560
Displacement2996 cc3982 cc, V83982 cc, V8 biturbo3982 cc, V8 biturbo
Output270 kW (367 hp)
at 5,500 – 6,000 rpm
345 kW (469 hp)
at 5,250 – 5,500 rpm
450 kW (612 hp)
at 5,500 – 6,000 rpm
345 kW (469 hp)
at 5,250 – 5,500 rpm
Peak torque500 Nm
at 1,800 – 4,000 rpm
700 Nm
at 2000 - 4000 rpm
900 Nm
at 2750 - 4500 rpm
700 Nm
at 2000 - 4200 rpm
Fuel consumption
(NEDC combined)
8.4 l/100 km10.3 – 10.0 l/100 km10.1 l/100 km10.1 l/100 km
Acceleration
(0-100 km/h)
5.4 s4.6 s4.2 s4.9 s
Top speed250 km/h250 km/h250 km/h
300km/h (AMG Driver’s Package)
250 km/h
Price (OTR without Insurance)RM 699,888
RM 705,888 with designo paint
RM 1,310,662.21RM 1,461,605.60From RM 1.4 million

 

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NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party!

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you already know that NZ Wheels and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia came together with over 350 football fans and customers to cheer for Team Germany at the NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party!

 

NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party!

20 June 2018 was a night filled with adrenaline for passionate supporters of Team Germany at the NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party at SOULed Out, Hartamas.

Drapped in the colours of the German national team, over 350 avid football fans and customers of NZ Wheels were on the edge of their seats as they cheered for Team Germany during the intense Germany vs Mexico match – the first match for the home team of Mercedes-Benz.

“NZ Wheels, as a proud and passionate dealer of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, is driven to provide our customers and fans with memorable and exciting experiences. As part of the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia World Cup campaign, the NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party was organised to show appreciation to our loyal customers, friends and family by bringing them together through the thrill of football on the world stage. With this, we hope to better understand our customers and their needs, continuing our efforts of offering nothing but the best products and the best services, in line with the Mercedes-Benz tagline for the German National Team – Best Never Rest!” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.

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Guests of the Live Viewing Party enjoyed the fun-filled evening as they were entertained by a comedian emcee and played exciting activities and games before the match began.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia attendees including Dr. Claus Weidner, President & CEO and Mark Raine, Vice President of Sales and Marketing were also present to support their home team and enjoy the camaraderie with guests at the NZ Wheels World Cup 2018 Live Viewing Party.

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ Showcase + Test Drive!

Mercedes-Benz showed off their Concept EQ SUV crossover at an exclusive media event. They even took it out for a short test drive, and let us have a close-up look. Here is our extensive coverage of this fully-electric concept vehicle!

 

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ Showcase

Mercedes-Benz will market future battery-electric vehicles under the brand name EQ, which stands for “Electric Intelligence” and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of “Emotion and Intelligence”.

The close-to-production concept vehicle Concept EQ marks the launch of an architecture for battery-electric vehicles across all models. Who better to explain its key features than Mark Raine of Mercedes-Benz?

New Electro Look

The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ combines elements of an SUV with the character of a coupé, with a new electro-look – a gleaming black bonnet with a dark-tinted panoramic roof, that contrast strikingly against the alubeam silver paintwork.

The concealed windscreen wipers, cameras instead of exterior mirrors and an absence of conventional door handles, emphasise its stretched silhouette. The “Black Panel” front grille features illuminated LED optical fibres in electric blue, with matching rear lamps.

Driver-Oriented Cockpit

The driver-oriented cockpit is based on simple, touch-based controls with a new electro-look. The asymmetrical design of the instrument panel with its large, floating wide-screen display gives us a peek into the future of driver interface at Mercedes-Benz.

As the Concept EQ is devoid of conventional exterior mirrors, cameras are used to project an image of the traffic behind onto integrated displays in the doors. Both the door openers and the electric window lifters are also touch-controlled.

Avant-Garde Interior

Concept EQ comes with four individual seats, with a tailored sound experience is provided by speakers integrated into the head restraints. The side bolsters are covered in light-white leather, and rose gold pixel rain perforations. TFT monitors are integrated into the front backrests for rear-seat entertainment.

Concept EQ Power + Range

The Concept EQ is powered by two electric motors on the front and rear axles, and a lithium-ion battery embedded in the floor. With a total output of up to 300 kW in the most powerful variant, and a maximum torque of up to 700 Newton metres, Concept EQ accelerates to 100 km/h in under five seconds.

Unfortunately, Mercedes-Benz did not demonstrate the power of the electric drive in their test drive. In this video, you can see the Mercedes team took the Concept EQ for a spin at a sedate pace.

All that performance is useless without a powerful battery. The Concept EQ comes with a 70 kWh battery that gives it a range of up to 500 kilometres, as well as the latest-generation charging technologies.

It is ready for charging at home by induction or a plug point, as well as fast charging using the Combined Charging System (CCS). This European charging standard allows for fast charging with a far greater capacity than at present.

Currently, charging capacities from 50 up to sometimes 150 kW are possible. In the medium to long term, a charging capacity of even up to 300 kW is planned. This would enable sufficient power for 100 locally emission-free kilometres to be recharged within five minutes.

Driver Assistance Systems

The Concept EQ also features the latest driver assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz.

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Using highly accurate maps from HERE, it is aware of the precise curve radii as well as the position and size of a roundabout. This allows the Concept EQ to automatically adjust the speed and driving dynamics to give the driver even greater comfort and relaxation.

The Concept EQ is equipped with Car-to-X technology and can exchange information with the infrastructure and other vehicles, thus taking a further step in the direction of accident prevention. It is also helpful for the driver to be informed about nearby recharging opportunities.

As soon as Concept EQ realises that the destination cannot be reached on the available battery charge, it advises the driver of appropriate options on the navigation map.

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