Mercedes-Benz

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e soothes range anxiety

    2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e soothes range anxiety

    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid sedan is not a Tesla fighter. It’s not even much of a Chevy Volt fighter. It is a very comfortable, very refined plug-in-hybrid mid-range Mercedes. So if that’s your jam, this is your car. The C350e has a 2-liter gasoline engine and a 60-kW electric motor, for a combined 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which means quick merging on… Read More

  • Formula E grows, gains cred

    Formula E grows, gains cred

    This morning, Faraday Future Dragon Racing unveiled its livery for the third season of the Formula E all-electric open-wheel racing series in Hong Kong. The car’s black-and-white fade pattern echoes the Faraday Future logo, though the company says the design takes its cues from an electromagnetic wave. In the video below, Pontus Fontaeus, chief designer of interiors at Faraday, says… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept

    Mercedes-Benz looks to the future with Generation EQ EV concept

    Mercedes-Benz is trying to play with your emotions with its new electric vehicle concept, debuted at the Paris Motor Show today. The “Generation EQ” it unveiled is a sporty SUV design, which is reminiscent of the Tesla Model X in its lines and overall look. It has a dual electric motor drive train, and a theoretical max range of around 310 miles, thanks to a scalable battery… Read More

  • Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

    At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV version of its Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour in 2017, and each one will use a brand… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz said to plan EV sub-brand, with multiple SUVs and sedans

    Mercedes-Benz said to plan EV sub-brand, with multiple SUVs and sedans

    Mercedes-Benz isn’t just planning one or two all-electric vehicle options to woo customers away from competitors, including BMW and Tesla who are further along with their EV lineups — it has four models in the works, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. These cars will be offered under a new sub-brand with a new name, per the report. Read More

  • AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

    AR in Mercedes-Benz’s Rescue Assist app gives first responders an inside look

    Mercedez-Benz has been putting QR codes on the B-pillars and inside the fuel door of new cars since November 2013, and those have provided a way for first responders and emergency personnel to quickly get detailed model info about any Mercedes-Benz vehicle involved in an accident using the Rescue Assist mobile app. Now, an update brings 3D imagery, as well as augmented reality, to the… Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

    Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

    Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S. tons), which makes it the first clean energy big rig of its kind. As the name implies, it’s designed for use in urban… Read More

  • Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

    Self-driving Mercedes-Benz bus takes a milestone 12-mile trip

    CityPilot has taken a key early step towards fully autonomous public transportation: The Mercedes-Benz self-driving bus program saw one of its Future Bus vehicles drive 20 km (or around 12.4 miles) in the Netherlands, on a route that connected Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport with the nearby town of Haarlem. To make the trip, the bus had to stop at traffic lights, pass through tunnels… Read More

  • Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space Crunch Network

    Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space

    As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it features competitors ranging from early-stage startups to large publicly traded corporations. This article provides a primer for those interested in understanding and investing in the rapidly evolving… Read More

  • Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

    Mercedes home batteries are a potential rival for Tesla’s Powerwall

    The batteries developed for the high demands of all-electric Mercedes-Benz cars are finding a new application as in-home energy storage units. Sound familiar? Yeah, it’s a lot like the Tesla Powerwall. Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG announced that the storage units are being manufactured by its subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE (Daimler has a real love of all caps). The batteries… Read More

  • LG And Mercedes-Benz Team Up To Develop A System To Power Self-Driving Cars

    LG And Mercedes-Benz Team Up To Develop A System To Power Self-Driving Cars

    LG is partnering up with Mercedes-Benz as it looks enable a smarter, more autonomous driving experience for the future. Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen sound coming to Mercedes-AMG cars

    We can’t think of a more fitting partnership than sticking ridiculous overpriced and over-engineered Bang & Olufsen speakers into a ridiculous overpriced and over-engineered Mercedes-AMG motorcar. The gadget gods above must be smiling down that two of their greatest creations are finally working together. B&O-equiped cars have been rolling around for a while now — notably… Read More

  • Report: Tesla Will Supply Mercedes-Benz With Batteries For Electric Cars

    With all the news yesterday around Tesla Motors signing a deal with Governor Schwarzenegger to manufacture its next electric sedan in California instead of New Mexico (see video), a potentially much bigger deal slipped by almost unnoticed. German magazine AutomobilWoche is reporting that Tesla will be supplying lithium ion batteries to Mercedes. The German car maker plans to make… Read More

  • Mercedes aims to be entirely petrol-free in 2015


    I don’t think I give Mercedes enough credit. I’ve never really liked the styling on their cars and they always seemed a little too rich for me. But the fact is they have a history of innovation and smart business decisions. So it shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does that they’re making such a ridiculous push for total nonreliance on gasoline within seven… Read More

  • Segway Finally Aids Law Enforcement

    Love it or hate it, the Segway does allow you to move a bit quicker than the average human. So it makes perfect sense why law enforcement and college campuses across the nation have chosen the Segway as the security personnel carrier of choice. Last Thursday however, the Segway received instant respect from the Long Beach Police Force. Officer Jose Miguez was patrolling the streets on his… Read More

  • Maybach Laptop For The Rich And/Or Famous

    Anyone with $4000 to shell out and a hankering for a new laptop should take note of this beautiful new notebook from HP and Maybach. Though it does come after Ferrari and Lamborghini made laptops with Asus and Acer, the Maybach laptop seems to be a whole new ball game. Equipped with what looks like a snakeskin leather trim and a Maybach logo on the front, this notebook truly is feature rich. Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Offers Unparalleled Protection

    Motor Trend reports that the new Mercedes-Benz CL-Class features a new technology called Pre-Safe. Utilizing this new system, the cars are able to detect driving conditions that have a high probability of accident. When it senses that danger might be imminent, the sysem enacts a series of precautions designed to lessen the severity of the impact. By adjusting variables like seat height and… Read More