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...

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Heading to America

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Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Heading to America
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At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its B-Class Electic Drive Concept, and now there’s confirmation that its production model will eventually make its way to America. Continue Reading...

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Concept Heading to Paris

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Concept Heading to Paris
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Mercedes-Benz has been developing a B-Class electric vehicle for quite some time now, and it will make its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Paris Motor Show. Continue Reading...

Hydrogen Cars and Who is Making Them

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Hydrogen Cars and Who is Making Them
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Electric cars may have arrived, but the search for the perfect alternative fuel is still in progress. There are still a few major issues that keep battery powered vehicles from replacing the internal combustion engine. Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Goes Invisible Across Germany

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German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched some very brilliant marketing campaigns lately. The Viano interactive ad campaign was one of the most clever things we’ve ever seen, but it appears that Mercedes’ invisible F-Cell will dethrone it as the best of the best. To promote its newest fuel cell vehicle, Mercedes-Benz decided to make it invisible,… Continue Reading...

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced

2012 Women’s World Car of the Year Short List Announced
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The 2012 Women’s World Car of the Year short list has just been announced, and women motoring writers from around the world will begin voting for their top picks. Cutting a list of contenders from 300 down to 32, judges will now allocate points to the nominated cars that fall into four categories: Family Car,… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz B-Class AMG Spied; May Hit Canada, But Not America

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Mercedes-Benz is prepping an AMG version of their B-Class hot hatch, and while a front-drive tall wagon may not sound like ideal AMG material, we’re pretty jazzed about the rumored specs. A turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 325-350 horsepower will be on board, as well a dual-clutch gearbox (with six or seven speeds). All-wheel drive will… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Formalize Platform Sharing, Small Car To Be First

Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Formalize Platform Sharing, Small Car To Be First
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Infiniti will adopt Mercedes-Benz’s small car architecture, used to underpin the front-drive B-Class, as part of the technology sharing agreement signed between the two companies. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told Autocar that “you’d be very surprised if in five or six years that Mercedes and Renault/Nissan had only cooperated on small cars,” signalling a much wider… 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...

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class To Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show
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The next generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, with the car moving towards a hatchback body style rather than the current pseudo-minivan design. A full range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available, along with a start-stop system for improved fuel economy. Mercedes’ main… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Entry-Level Lineup, Including, SUV, Coupe, Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Entry-Level Lineup, Including, SUV, Coupe, Shooting Brake
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Mercedes-Benz will launch a new front-drive model for the United States market, aimed at capturing sales from a younger demographic, as the company seeks to stay competitive with rivals BMW and Audi. A coupe and SUV have been confirmed for an expected 2013 launch, while a third variant is under considering. Mercedes is evaluating both… Continue Reading...

Audi Readying A3 Sedan For North America

Audi Readying A3 Sedan For North America
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Audi’s A3 hatchback is a solid car that hasn’t quite transcended the hatchback stigma the way that cars like the Ford Fiesta have. While the 5-door layout is perfectly acceptable for European consumers, it’s still seen a bodystyle for economy cars on this side of the Atlantic. With the A4 steadily growing in size, Audi… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Takes Aim At VW Golf With New Small Car Range

Mercedes-Benz Takes Aim At VW Golf With New Small Car Range
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Mercedes-Benz’s ungainly A-Class hatchback is known for its tall, Smart-car-on-steroids profile and its legendary failing of the “elk test“. While the current car is fairly successful in Europe, the new car is set to take a totally different direction, resembling a sportier 3-door hatchback and taking aim at the BMW 1-Series, Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf,… Continue Reading...

Mercedes To Introduce C-Class Variants In An Effort To Boost Sales

Mercedes To Introduce C-Class Variants In An Effort To Boost Sales
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Mercedes-Benz is hoping that new variants of their small C-Class sedan will spearhead a 30% increase in sales over the next five years. The blitz will begin with a C-Class coupe that will go on sale next year, as well as a new C-Class in 2013, followed by a C-Class based convertible shortly after. Mercedes… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Conducting Market Research For B-Class Compact

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Mercedes-Benz is conducting customer clinics to determine whether their B-Class compact car is suitable for sales in the U.S. market. The B-Class is currently sold in Canada, where its five-door quasi-hatchback bodystyle is extremely popular, but small cars have traditionally struggled in the United States. If the B-Class does come to America, it won’t make… Continue Reading...