Archive for the ‘Concepts’ Category
The Frankfurt Motor Show was filled with incredible cars, both in production-ready and concept form. Of all the models on display, the Porsche Mission E Concept was certainly among the best of them. As Porsche’s first all-electric car, the future of performance vehicles looks brighter than ever. While Tesla has been a leader in this space for some time, the new Mission E Concept represents a new challenger that is beginning to redefine expectations for what is to come the performance category, for the reasons listed below, and several others. (more…)
Pushing the limits of innovation is at the heart of everything Mercedes-Benz does. Whether it’s creating an autonomous semi or equipping a sedan with features you probably never knew existed, Mercedes-Benz is constantly re-establishing the present and future of the automotive industry. The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA is the latest example of the automaker taking its innovation to the next level.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Concept IAA is a real-life transformer. When traveling at speeds of 50 miles per hour or at the push of a button, the car will transform from its traditional dimensions into a significantly longer, ultra-aerodynamic coupe. (more…)
Mercedes-Benz driverless vehicles
More than one science fiction movie features that marvel of transportation: the driverless vehicle. But how close are we really to fully autonomous cars? Maybe closer than you think. Mercedes-Benz driverless vehicles are already in the concept phase, and look like something straight from a futuristic blockbuster. (more…)
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class crossover is part minivan and part crossover. Well, we should say the Mercedes-Benz R-Class WAS part minivan and part crossover, because it hasn’t been on sale in America since 2013. With space for six or seven passengers, all-wheel drive and all the latest tech offerings from Mercedes-Benz, the R-Class was a great option for families looking for something a little snazzier than a run-of-the-mill minivan.
Although the R-Class hasn’t been in production for a few years, rumors of a comeback have been circulating recently, leading many fans of the minivan/crossover to wonder if the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is, in fact, returning to the lineup anytime in the near future. (more…)
If you’ve been keeping up with automotive news over the course of the past week, you’ve seen rumblings about a Mercedes-Benz pickup truck. Those initial rumors have now been confirmed and Mercedes-Benz is officially teaming up with Nissan to build a double-cab 1-ton pickup truck. The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be based on the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup, which is similar to the Nissan Frontier, but not available in the US. So that leaves us with the question, “Will Mercedes-Benz sell its pickup truck in the US?” (more…)
The international Consumer Electronics Show, or CES as its more commonly called, is one of most exciting events of the year for tech enthusiasts. But it’s also a pretty great time for the automotive world, as many manufacturers unveil new concept cars and auto tech that evokes incredible optimism for the future of the industry. As you might expect, Mercedes-Benz is at the forefront of that innovation, which was apparent with the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Concept. The fully autonomous car, officially dubbed F 015 Luxury in Motion, is potential glimpse into the future of the luxury segment. While there are a lot of incredible aspects of the concept, we broke it down so you can see the coolest features of the Mercedes-Benz F 015 Concept. (more…)
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Release Date
The name Maybach has long been associated with high-end luxury vehicles with amenities and features that are unheard of in a standard luxury sedan. As a quick for instance, the new Mercedes-Maybach S600, which recently made its debut at the LA Auto Show, features a standard Maybach Air-Balance perfume pack, fold-out tables and champagne flutes. But there is much, much more to the new high-end S-Class than just ultra-luxurious amenities.
With the Mercedes-Maybach S600 release date set for April 2015, Mercedes-Benz looks to once again revitalize the Maybach name with this stretched out S-Class. And when we say stretched out, we mean 8.1-inches longer than the standard S-Class, which brings its total length to 214.6-inches.
Mercedes Metris Van Release Date
The SEMA Auto Show typically produces some of the boldest and most unique concepts of the year. While Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to souped up performance car concepts and brash designs, the luxury automaker took us by surprise by introducing the Mercedes Metris van. As is the case with any new model Mercedes-Benz brings to the table, the Mercedes Metris van has received plenty of attention since its recent appearance at the SEMA Auto Show.
Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code Concept
The Mercedes-Benz utility vehicle segment is rapidly evolving. With the release of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class just a few months ago and news of the automaker changing its naming convention to better correlate to its sedan/coupe lineup, Mercedes-Benz crossovers and SUVs are in the midst of some rather dramatic changes. At the opening of Mercedes-Benz’ new Research and Development facility in Beijing, the automaker unveiled another crossover concept — the Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code Concept — that could someday become part of the expanding crossover fleet. (more…)
Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Semi
It’s time to go get your Commercial Driver’s License, ladies and gentleman, because by 2025, trucking across the country may just be one of the most sought-after jobs available. With the recent unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Semi, we caught a potential glimpse into the future of truck driving. Currently named “Future Truck 2025” the futuristic semi could revolutionize the trucking industry by helping goods transportation become more efficient, safer and better connected.
While the Future Truck 2025 will be autonomous, it will still require a driver. The autonomous features would simply take some of the burden off the person behind the wheel. Rather than replace the role of the driver, the autonomous system will be an aid when the driver needs a break and can no longer drive to the best of their capabilities due to fatigue or other factors. It also allows truck drivers to manage paperwork and other tasks while on the road. (more…)