Category Archives: Occasionally Asked Questions

A variety of vehicles arrayed on a car lot under the sun

Do vehicles cost different amounts in different states?

Factors Affecting Car Buying Prices from State to State

Shopping for a new vehicle presents one with a lot of factors to think about. Complicating the process is the fact that different dealerships sell vehicles for different prices: supply and demand, current offers, and other factors come into play to affect these prices.

Beyond the MSRP, factors that impact the cost of a vehicle include taxes, registration fees, dealer fees, and more. Many of these elements differ from state to state. As a result, do vehicles cost different amounts in different states?

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Naturally aspirated engine

How Does a Naturally Aspirated Engine Work?

What Does Naturally Aspirated Mean?

A naturally aspirated engine is an internal combustion (IC) engine where the intake of air depends on the atmospheric pressure. It does not include forced induction through a turbocharger or a supercharger. This type of engine is used in sports cars to avoid turbo lag. To help you understand better, we at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert in Gilbert, AZ, have prepared this guide on naturally aspirated engines. Keep reading to learn how a naturally aspirated engine works!

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Close-up on the machinery of a car engine

Is a motor the same as an engine?

Motors and engines, engines and motors. For many individuals, these words are interchangeable, both calling to mind a vague image of a mechanized device with moving pistons and/or turning gears, exhaling steam and producing power through its efforts to accomplish some task. 

However, for many inhabitants of the Gilbert region, the image that arises is subtly different depending on which word is used. As such, our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert occasionally fields the question: is there a difference between an engine and a motor?

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo van driving up a highway

What brand are the cargo vans used by the USPS?

United States Postal Service Customized Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Vans

You may have noticed the USPS driving around the streets here in Gilbert in some very spiffy new rides. Sure, the near-ancient Grumman LLVs are still in operation as well (for the time-being), but some lucky mail carriers are now getting to complete their routes behind the wheel of a stylish, luxurious cargo van with a custom-made USPS emblem on the front. From which brand do these swanky machines hail?

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