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It’s official: Mercedes-Benz has confirmed to SightGlass News that it is no longer pursuing carbon dioxide as an automotive refrigerant. The experience of CoolCar Hamilton with grey import R744 Mercedes models, as featured in Issue 23 of SightGlass News, suggests the systems are problematic. An inability to cool effectively in hot climates, as experienced by Continue reading Mercedes-Benz dumps R744

The W201-generation Mercedes-Benz 190 has long been a much-admired model in the German brand’s extensive history. Its sharp styling, innovative features and indomitable build quality garnered it myriad fans and, by the time production ended in 1993, almost 1.9 million had been sold. It would be succeeded by several generations of C-Class, which built upon Continue reading From the archives: Mercedes W201 EV

Mercedes-Benz S-Class with R744 AC system testing at a simulated 32km/h in a chamber set to 40°C and 40% relative humidity.

German brand sharing CO2 tech to accelerate automotive adoption After years of resistance, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has finally decided to adopt R1234yf in some models, but only as a stepping-stone towards the range-wide rollout of cars with air conditioning systems using CO2 refrigerant (R744). The first R744-equipped models will be the high-end S-Class and Continue reading Mercedes-Benz adopts R1234yf as CO2 stepping stone