2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Pricing Announced

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Pricing Announced
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Things are heating up in the premium-EV segment. The folks at Mercedes-Benz are poised to introduce their new B-Class Electric Drive. Pricing for this small people-hauler was just announced. Continue Reading...

2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Revealed in NYC

2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Revealed in NYC
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The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive just made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. It’s an ohm-inous reveal, especially for died-in-the-mohair enthusiasts who will no doubt find the car re-volt-ing and have amp-le things to complain about. Continue Reading...

Infiniti Compact To Enter Production in 2014

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Infiniti Compact To Enter Production in 2014
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We knew that Nissan was working on an Infiniti compact, but we just didn’t know when it would reach production. It’s all cleared up today as the Japanese automaker has confirmed that its Infiniti Compact will enter production in 2014. Continue Reading...

Mercedes A-Class Teaser Released Ahead of Geneva [Video]

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Mercedes A-Class Teaser Released Ahead of Geneva [Video]
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Mercedes-Benz is going guerilla with its marketing tactics for the new A-Class by placing camouflaged cars around Germany stamped with QR (Quick Response) codes to give those lucky enough to scan them a chance at some prizes. While that’s good news for a bunch of lucky Germans, the rest of us will have to settle for a… Continue Reading...

Automakers Double New Model Releases By 2013

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Automakers Double New Model Releases By 2013
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The past 20 years were pretty stable in the automotive industry. Mostly predictable releases with a steady rate for manufacturers to introduce new models that seemed like a consistant recipe for success. Then, suddenly with the start of the current model year, things changed. In fact, it looks like this is just the start of a serious… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and B-Class E-Cell Plus Concept: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011

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2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and B-Class E-Cell Plus Concept: Frankfurt Auto Show 2011
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Mercedes-Benz unveiled its second-generation B-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show along with a concept for an E-Cell version of the front-wheel drive compact sport tourer. The new B-Class is almost two inches shorter than the previous version yet has more leg room thanks to a lowered floor. The seats are also more upright but… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes B-Class Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut

2012 Mercedes B-Class Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Debut
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Mercedes-Benz has just released detailed photos of its new second-generation B-Class, which is set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Last month we were teased as to what the new B-Class would look like, and now that we’ve got the full picture, well, it’s not so clear that it’s any less of a… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class Interior Images Revealed

Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class Interior Images Revealed
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The all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is to debut at the Frankfurt auto show this September, and the German automaker has just released interior photos of what the luxury hatchback will look like. The interior appears to be very simple and well laid out. The B-Class interior can be outfitted with high end materials including the ARTICO… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Releases Official Details For B-Class

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Mercedes-Benz Releases Official Details For B-Class
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  Mercedes-Benz has officially released details regarding the new B-Class and the brands plans to release a dedicated ‘eco’ version as well as offer four-wheel drive and a range of alternatively powered models after the initial launch. The vehicle has been lowered by 30mm to improve sportier handling and beneath the passenger cell, an ‘energy… Continue Reading...

2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Photos Leaked

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2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Photos Leaked
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The next generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, however photos have been leaked, and we have them. The all-new B-Class crossover will use a front-wheel drive design and will remain a multi-purpose vehicle, meaning a higher roof and more cargo space. A full range of four-cylinder… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz B55 Delivers 383 Rear-Drive Horsepower in an Unassuming Package

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Mercedes-Benz B55 Delivers 383 Rear-Drive Horsepower in an Unassuming Package
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The Mercedes-Benz B-class is easily one of the most boring cars in the current MB line-up, but that can all change very quickly if the German luxury automaker decides to put its latest concept version on sale. It’s called the B55 and it comes packed with the firms old 5.5-liter V8 motor, which produces 383-hp… Continue Reading...

Report: Next-Generation B-Class to Get AMG Model

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Report: Next-Generation B-Class to Get AMG Model
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In the past, if you wanted a high-performance Mercedes B-Class, you’d have to look to the aftermarket and even then, the best tuners like Brabus could offer was a 190-hp diesel version that hit 62-mph in 8.4 seconds. Not exactly high-performance. With the next-generation B-Class, however, AMG is going to get involved. Set to launch… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes Planning Three B-Class Models for U.S. Including Crossover, Hatch and Sedan

Report: Mercedes Planning Three B-Class Models for U.S. Including Crossover, Hatch and Sedan
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Mercedes-Benz will introduce a new B-Class platform in Europe in 2011, with many different variants – several of which are destined for the U.S. According to a recent report by Automotive News, Mercedes will bring up to three B-Class models to the U.S., including a hatchback, sedan and a small crossover. The move comes as… Continue Reading...

Report: AMG Planning Rear-Drive Version of Upcoming Mercedes Small Car

Report: AMG Planning Rear-Drive Version of Upcoming Mercedes Small Car
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AMG has made its mark in the auto industry by building immensely powerful engines to propel large and luxurious Mercedes-Benz models to unimaginable speeds. But with Merc now looking at the lower end of the market, AMG is being forced to do so as well. AMG, however, has its own plans. A report by Motor… Continue Reading...

Top 10: The Biggest Mercedes-Benz News Stories of 2009

Top 10: The Biggest Mercedes-Benz News Stories of 2009
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While 2009 was a tumultuous year for automakers, the worldwide economic crisis pushed the auto industry into the mainstream automotive media’s spotlight, making big automotive news stories even bigger. And while new products continued to be introduced, they garnered possibly even more attention that ever before. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes Bringing Small Car to U.S. in 2012

Report: Mercedes Bringing Small Car to U.S. in 2012
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Mercedes will introduce at least one small car to the U.S. in 2012, doing a 180 on a past decision to stick to larger vehicles in order to enforce the brand’s high-end image. The news comes directly from CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal. The car would compete with… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz BlueZero E-Cell Plus Plug-in Introduced

Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz BlueZero E-Cell Plus Plug-in Introduced
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Mercedes-Benz introduced its BlueZero E-Cell Plus concept car at the Frankfurt Auto show. The plug-in electric Hybrid can travel up to 100km (62 miles) on electric power before the gasoline engine kicks in to recharge the lithium-ion batteries, enabling an extended range of 600km (373 miles). The engine is a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder powerplant producing… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes BlueZERO E-Cell Plus Plug-in Hybrid Concept Coming to Frankfurt

Report: Mercedes BlueZERO E-Cell Plus Plug-in Hybrid Concept Coming to Frankfurt
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We’ve already seen a pre-production electric B-Class concept and a hydrogen fuel-cell B-Class concept. Now Mercedes is readying a plug-in electric hybrid based on the B-Class chassis, which will debut in a more complete form at the Frankfurt Auto Show in just a few weeks time. Called the BlueZERO E-Cell Plus Concept this model can… Continue Reading...