Being one of the leading authorized dealers for Mercedes-Benz cars in Malaysia, Hap Seng Star Sdn. Bhd. knows more than anyone of the importance in giving exceptional after-sales service to their customers. And their diligence in doing so has proved rewarding as they were crowned as the overall Champion in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Service Excellence Award for the second time in a row.
Back in 1976, the Nordschleife saw a terrible tragedy where Niki Lauda got into a fiery accident that almost got him killed. Since then, the Green Hell was deemed too dangerous for the high-speed Formula 1 racing that it was taken off from the calendar soon after. That however did not spell the end for these death-defying cars screaming across the legendary circuit as Nick Heinfeld took a BMW Sauber and went around it in 2007, but that is not the last of it.
It seems that the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show is THE hot spot for manufacturers to launch their new creations. Big names like Maserati and Porsche will be showcasing their hot new sport sedans – even Bugatti has something line-up to present in China. Rather, like the highly appraised Geneva, Shanghai is set to feature some pretty hot automobiles too! ~
Not missing the fun, Mercedes is set to release, yet another instalment from the A-Class chassis. Named the GLA Concept, it simply looks almost identical to the A-Class, but with a stance of a sports utility vehicle (SUV). This will sit in the hierarchy, below the GLK, however it sets a more athletic outlook compared to the GLK. Definitely more rugged looking than the A and CLA at the same time.
One of the most looked forward to automobiles coming out of Stuttgart has to be the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class that’s due to take its official bow in about a month’s time (15th May 2013); but before it’s official unveil, Mercedes-Benz has decided to reveal the interior for their flagship model.
“Service with a smile” has to be one of the best doctrines to follow when in any business, but when faced with a super star F1 driver with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One team that goes by the name of either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg, F1 fans won’t be noticing their smiles… but rather a ‘god’ in their place.
Celebrating its world premier at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the Carlsson SLK 340 that has utilized some advanced construction techniques specifically to go hill climbing with all its glorified modifications.
German tuners going by the name of PP-Performance, a company who prides themselves from their experience in engine, turbo, compressor and exhaust engineering, covering racing cars as well and they’ve just presented their latest modifications done to a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.
Last week we saw the unofficial reveal of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, but it so happens that there’s another sportier version that AMG has decided to keep extremely tight lipped about – their Limited Edition A45 AMG Edition 1, which comes with some custom styling cues for both the interior and exterior – just for the first year of it being in the market.
Coming in ahead of its Geneva debut is a reveal from Mercedes-Benz with a whole load of information about their latest offering that is the A45 AMG that’s been equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 355bhp at 6,000rpm and 450Nm of torque between 2,250 and 5,000rpm.
Mercedes’ AMG monsters are famously known for their massive engines that propel the German muscle with an ungodly amount of torque, severely punishing the rear tires to oblivion. The famous “6.3” badge worn by their top-of-the-line cars like the SLS AMG gives it the capability to leave anyone behind in just a blink of an eye. But somehow in the near future, we might not be able to see any of the “6.3”-ers anymore as Mercedes is reportedly developing a smaller 4.0-liter V8 unit.