While it has often been contested, Karl Benz is said to have created the first automobile in January 1886. Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's original Mercedes automobile in 1901 while the first Mercedes-Benz vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company. The creation of AMG, their in-house tuning facility and the revival of the Maybach brand as well as a partnership with McLaren has allowed Mercedes-Benz to become much more than simply a luxury car maker.
Known in much of the country as the winter that wasn’t, you wouldn’t know it in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Mercedes is showcasing the latest version its 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and planning ahead for next year.
If you’re not familiar with modern diesels the folks at Mercedes are doing everything they can to change that. The company’s latest vehicle to receive a diesel engine is its GLK midsize SUV. Was it worth the wait or is it as stinky as the oily fuel it runs on?
Mercedes-Benz has an all-new version of its S-Class flagship sedan. The totally redesigned S550 4MATIC promises to lead the field in more ways than one all while delivering an unbeatable luxury experience.
We threw the brand-new Subaru WRX STI and the equally fresh Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG into an informal dogfight at one of the country’s fastest race circuits. Did we prefer one strongly over the other? Was there a clear-cut winner between these unlikely competitors?
When Mercedes-Benz reveals its new sports car in Paris later this week, there will be more than the GT and punchier GT-S versions slated for a long-term showroom presence. As is the established custom for Mercedes lunatic tuning arm, there will be a special “Edition 1″ launch edition of the car built in limited quantity... more
Crammed with cool technology meant to make it faster around a race track, the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S has a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 that makes 503 hp, but you wouldn’t get that from the latest clips of the car in motion. When Mercedes revealed the new car earlier this week, it was careful to explain... more
Like the latest BMW M3, Mercedes will shift to forced induction to power its D-segment performance sedan. Unlike BMW, it retains all eight cylinders. As you might already know because of the leaky Daimler mothership – a Mercedes website accidentally posted official specs yesterday – the W205 C63 will use a version of the... more
Mercedes hasn’t officially revealed the AMG version of its new C-Class yet, but information about the angry sedan just leaked through one of its own websites. Even though it hangs on to the “C63″ name, the next BMW M3 fighter from MB will use a similar 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 to the new AMG GT sports... more
Mercedes-Benz is releasing its vision for the long-distance truck of the future. The German automaker will premiere its Future Truck 2025 at this year’s International Commercial Vehicle show (IAA) in Germany but has released a gallery of photos and details on what to expect from the study. As an autonomous vehicle, the Future Truck 2025... more
Mercedes is planning to sell just about every vehicle that it makes with the option of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. “We will have a plug-in hybrid version of every volume model,” R&D chief Thomas Weber told Automotive News. The next models to receive electrified powertrains will be the current C-class, the next E-class and replacement models for... more
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