The Mercedes G500 4×4² gained momentum about as fast as you might expect a hulking 4x4 to do, moving from 2015 Geneva show car to confirmed for production in just a few months, then on to an appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show a few months later. That momentum continues, as the 4×4² will make the trip to the United States, where it will be sold as the G550 4×4² and unleashed upon remote stretches of Utah desert, Pacific Northwest forest, North Carolina mountain ... and a whole lot of good old fashioned highway and parking lot in between. Read More
Mercedes creates some gorgeous cars, but they don't float. To rectify this glaring problem, Mercedes-Benz Style has teamed up with Silver Arrows Marine to create the Arrow460-Granturismo. Teased way back in 2012, the 46 foot yacht has finally hit the water for the first time. Read More
The automobile industry and consumers have come to know the C-Class as the "Baby Benz," even when past AMG treatments have bumped up performance. While the new C43 4Matic coupe that Mercedes-AMG will introduce at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show may still be in that class, its 270 kW (367 hp) V6 twin turbo make this C anything but a baby.Read More
Mercedes-Benz continues to drip feed details of its upcoming E-Class ahead of the vehicle's launch in the Northern Hemisphere spring. Having already revealed some of the car's semi-autonomous features and interior design, Mercedes has announced it will premiere a new four-cylinder diesel engine in the new E-Class E 220 d, marking the launch of a family of all-aluminum four cylinder engines that will proliferate throughout Mercedes' lineup of cars and vans in various outputs and in both longitudinal and transverse configurations.Read More
A few weeks ago, we looked at one of the cooler uses of a Mercedes Sprinter chassis in the Hymer Van S. As it happens, Mercedes has some pretty cool ideas of its own. Billed as the "ultimate work machine," the Sprinter Extreme Concept boasts serious hauling capabilities and a bright neon paint job. Whereas something like the Brabus Business Lounge is the ultimate Sprinter for white collars, the Extreme might just be the ultimate Sprinter for blue collars.
The next fortnight sees one of the most concentrated periods of auction activity outside Monterey Car Week. The action is spread across two main locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Paris, France, where the Retromobile Exhibition is held in the city which pioneered auto racing 120 years ago.
The US state of Nevada has been a trailblazer in issuing licences for testing autonomous cars on public roads, with its first two going to Google and Audi back in 2013. Now, it has awarded its first licenses for autonomous standard production vehicles. Three new Mercedes E-Class vehicles have been approved to drive themselves.Read More
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) Mercedes-Benz introduced earlier this year has now undergone a lifecycle analysis of energy consumption starting from manufacture through to daily use. The analysis shows the overall as well as phase-specific lifecycle details and the conditions under which the GLE 500 e PHEV is most efficient.Read More
When Mercedes Benz introduced the SLK in 1996, it met with positive reaction and went on to sell over 670,000 units. Twenty years is a long time to go between major updates in any business, but the wait appears to be worth it given all of the changes to the German company's signature roadster that will now be called the SLC.Read More
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