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How Mercedes-Benz, AMG Plan To Downsize Engines: Google+ Hangout Video

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Last week, three members of High Gear Media's editorial staff sat down to discuss Mercedes-Benz, AMG, and their future technologies.

The participants were editorial director Marty Padgett, social media manager Joel Feder, and senior editor Nelson Ireson--and they appeared in a Google+ 'Hangout on Air' video chat that you can watch, above.

The discussion began with a recap of the team's recent driving impressions of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and 2013 SLS AMG GT.

Quickly enough, the focus shifted to forced induction and the company's use of technology.

Even luxury brands and their performance divisions must focus on reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Mercedes-Benz and its AMG performance division will do just that in some of their newer products by using forced induction to boost power output in smaller engines, providing the same performance with better fuel efficiency.

Other new technologies that Mercedes-Benz plans to exploit include lighter-weight materials, electronic power steering, and more extensive use of LED lighting.

If you didn't catch the live video chat last week, the full discussion is preserved on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Watch it, then let us know in the Comments how you think Mercedes-Benz and its AMG division should use technology in the future.

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