Items tagged with Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to electric cars, Tesla had a big head start versus traditional automakers when it introduced its first [ground up design] Model S in 2012. It then followed up with the Model X crossover and the Model 3 entry-level sedan. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz have watched as Tesla has increased EV mindshare with the public and is looking to take its own steps into this “green” market with the EQC. Mercedes-Benz first announced the EQC back in September 2018, but the company today announced that the first production models are now rolling off the assembly line in Bremen, Germany. In fact, rather than getting its own bespoke factory, the EQC is being produced at the... Read more...
The gear heads at Mercedes-Benz are building an even faster version of the AMG GT called the AMG GT R Pro, because can you ever have enough speed and grunt? That's not a question that ever needs to be asked at AMG. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is all the answer anyone needs, and it's "closer to motor racing than ever before." Mercedes-Benz is planning to reveal the speedy upgrade at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. It's one of the largest auto shows in the world with over 1,000 vehicles to ogle, including cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, and more. Ahead of the show, Mercedes-Benz took to Instagram to tease the AMG GT R Pro with an action shot from the racetrack. We only get... Read more...
When Tesla first launched the Roadster, it proved that it could build a world-class electric vehicle (EV) with a realistic driving range and titillating performance. When the Model S was released, it showed just how far ahead the company was in the EV game compared to just about every other auto manufacturer on the planet. In the years since, we've seen the release of both the Model X crossover SUV and the Model 3 entry-level compact sedan. However, traditional luxury automakers are finally hip to the idea of producing dedicated EVs of their own. Take for instance Mercedes-Benz, which has been teasing the release of its upcoming EQC all-electric crossover SUV. The EQC will be will be similar... Read more...
If you wait long enough, what's old becomes new again, to a new generation. We see this not only in fashion, but also technology—just look at the success of Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic Edition game consoles. Mercedes-Benz is going back even further, though. Some 81 years after introducing its W 125 hit the racetrack, the automaker is paying homage to its sleek design with a new electric vehicle concept. Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new Vision EQ Silver Arrow show car during Monterey Car Week, which is an event for car aficionados and collectors from all over the world. The Vision EQ Silver Arrow is a one-seater vehicle designed in the same general shape as its record breaking... Read more...
The ever-increasing fuel economy standards were sure to be eventual the death of big displacements engines. A new rumor floating around says that death is coming soon for Mercedes' famed bi-turbo V12 engine. That engine is found under the hood of the Mercedes SL roadster with the most appealing version being the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 with the bi-turbo 603hp V12 underfoot. A German blog called mbpassion has cited a source that claims the production of the bi-turbo V12 AMG SL 65 will end in the next few months. That was a very expensive car ringing in at $222,000 and it didn't offer much in the way of a performance improvement compared to the bi-turbo V8 SL 63 that sat right under it for $70,000 less.... Read more...
The horsepower wars are raging on in the global car market, even in the face of increasingly stringent emissions regulations. The Germans are no doubt at the forefront when it comes to balls-out, ultra-fast super-saloons, and the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is the latest combatant. As its name implies, this four-door is based on the same platform as the Mercedes-AMG GT, which is sports car in the same vein as the Porsche 911. That means that this a hard-nosed rocket ship that is dialed in more for performance than comfort. If you want a comfort-focused 4-door coupe (we really hate that term), Mercedes will gladly sell you a CLS. At the heart of the AMG GT are one of two engines, including... Read more...
One of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever made is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The vehicle has been crushing just about any off-road terrain for decades. Most owners of these high-end SUVs will never take them off-road, but they could if they wanted. The all-new G-Class premiered at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will roll into dealerships in late 2018. "The new G-Class continues to set the bar higher in all relevant areas – in terms of performance both on and off the road as well as with regard to comfort and telematics. Our 'longest-serving' model series is therefore ideally equipped to continue its success story. In short, the new 'G' is still a 'G',... Read more...
Each year when the Pebble Beach Concours d'Élégance rolls around you can count on some extremely nice classic cars being on display that are often in better condition than they were new. And you can also count on modern cars debuting at the show (like the BMW Concept Z4) that might appeal to the well-heeled crowd that enjoys the Pebble Beach show. This year Mercedes-Benz showed off an incredibly luxurious car called the Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. Mercedes-Maybach says the car "with its sensual, emotionally appealing design and innovative technical concept solutions, defines the ultimate in luxury of the future. At the same time, the two-seater model pays homage to the glorious "automotive... Read more...
Artificial intelligence is advancing at a rapid rate, and technology innovators are quickly transferring that technology to the vehicles that we drive every day. What first started with automatic cruise control has morphed to include additional driver assistance features like automatic braking, cross traffic alert, and lane-keeping (among others). Manufacturers like Tesla have combined all of these technologies and a multitude of cameras and sensors around the vehicle to market systems like Autopilot, which can take over many primary vehicle controls while the driver still oversees the events that unfold before their eyes. The end game, however, is fully-autonomous vehicles — like Google’s self-driving... Read more...
We know that McLaren knows how to make supercar as witnessed by the 650S. And the company is no stranger to the hypercar arena either thanks to the P1 (and the legendary F1). The P1 employs a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine and a hybrid powertrain to pump out an astonishing 903 hp, which is good enough to rocket the vehicle to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and top out at 217 mph. If the 650S is too rich for your blood, then don’t even bother asking about the P1. But if you want a slightly less frantic sports car that is priced below $200,000, McLaren has introduced its new Sport Series to take on the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, and Mercedes-AMG GT. At the heart of the 570S is... Read more...
Who would have thought that the standard bearer of the Internet of Things (IoT) wave would be a company that makes smart, connected thermostats and alarms? Yet indeed, Nest announced the Nest Developer Program with numerous partners that should lead to a rapid proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations and related products. Call it the Google bump if you will. Nest’s acquisition by the search giant brought with it a nearly unlimited amount of money, and now Nest is no longer just a cool-looking connected thermostat or a fancy smoke alarm; it’s becoming the center of an IoT ecosystem. The “Works With Nest” program allows other companies to integrate their products... Read more...