Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a radical overhaul of its A-Class compact at Auto Shanghai. The German automaker said that the new Concept A-Class was “the first heartbeat of a new generation.”
It signals a major departure from the boxy outline of the current A-Class, popular in cities because of its small size, in favor of a long hood, low silhouette and more sporty appearance.
Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener said that the new look was inspired by “the wind and waves, as well as aviation engineering, resulting in this ‘cool’ look.”
Mercedes-Benz looks set to go head-to-head with Audi in the young, urban market, revealing a dramatic redesign concept of its A-Class series.
The new Concept A-Class will go on display at the Shanghai and New York auto shows and is a significant departure from the current, rather boxy A-Class model.
Images released by the automakershow a far lower, swept design with pronounced nose which hints strongly that Mercedes is targeting the Audi A1, which has proved very popular since its launch last year, and the BMW 1 Series.
125 years of Mercedes-Benz heritage is celebrated as hundreds of vehicles come to life and make a pilgrimage to greet the new family members.
German carmaker Mercedes Benz reintroduced its hyper-luxury Maybach car in India on Tuesday, pitching it at the country’s growing number of super-rich.
The car, which can touch speeds of 275 kilometres (170 miles) an hour, will be priced at up to 51 million rupees ($1.1 million).
“There are customers out there who can afford the unparalleled luxury of this car,” said Mercedes Benz India chief executive Peter Honegg at the launch, saying the company was aiming its cars at those who can afford private jets.
Mercedes-Benz has finally unveiled its next-gen electric vehicle, the SLS AMG E-Cell, which is on display at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL is part of Mercedes-AMG’s “AMG Performance 2015” strategy that aims to continually reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – all located at the rear of the vehicle – that are capable of revving to 12,000 rpm.
GWA Tuning has drafted a one-off prototype based on the Mercedes-Benz C111 called the Ciento Once.
The San Antonio, Texas-based tuner, owned by designer Arturo Alonso, decided to revive the 1970 C111 to create another gullwing Mercedes.
The C111 was an experimental vehicle by Mercedes-Benz that featured a four-rotor Wankel engine.
Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its Concept Shooting Break, unveiled at the Auto China Show earlier this year, will go into production.
The luxury manufacturer said November 8 that the CLS Shooting Brake, a sporty four-door model with distinctive sloping tail, will be available in 2012.
It will be the latest in the CLS series, which is heralded by Mercedes-Benz as a pioneering model that preceded similar ideas from other manufacturers such as the Jaguar XJ and VW Passat CC.
For those who need more bling in their lives, Mercedes released these limited edition key fobs garnished with Swarovski crystals.
A limited edition of 800 of these luxurious keys will initially be offered to customers in Japan.
The idea for the Swarovski Mercedes keys came internally, amongst the employees of the companyâ€™s Business Innovation Community.
At the 2010 Australian International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is showcasing two unique AMG vehicles, a C 63 AMG called Concept 358 and a special-finish SLS AMG, built exclusively for the show.
The Concept 358 is the only C 63 AMG in the world to be painted in designo Pearl Orange paint from the AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany.
The vehicle is fitted with the AMG Performance Package Plus , allowing the driver to play with a total of 487 hp.
The architecture studio A-cero is making projects beyond the traditional term of â€œhouseâ€ and has created a habitable and comfortable space inside a truck.
Designed for long term living, this luxury caravan comes complete with a garage to park your car.
The furniture is built from Corian: a light and hard material that supports the usual vibrations and movements of driving.
German automakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz have released details on the electric scooter concepts they plan to unveil at the Paris Motor Show next week.
The scooters, which will be presented by BMW and Mercedes-Benz under the MINI and Smart brands respectively, are hints at the direction both companies could take with electric mobility in the future.
MINI’s Scooter E effort is based on the current production MINI cars, with 11-inch wheels and a “powerful and robust appearance,” which, combined with the large, round front light and radiator grill, evokes the MINI four wheelers.
A Mercedes-Benz 600 that was purchased by Elvis Presley in 1970 will be auctioned on December 6 at Bonhams in Weybridge, England.
One of only a handful of cars that Presley registered in his name, the Mercedes-Benz has attracted a pre-sale estimate of Â£150,000 – 200,000.
Presley kept the car, which was one of two 600 Mercedes he owned, for two years before giving it to a friend, James Leroy Robertson.
Mercedes-Benz have released an updated version of its Mbrace app for the iPhone, and 2.0 brings along a new line of location-based services.
That application allows customers to use their phones to unlock their vehicles, locate their vehicles in crowded parking lots, and find nearby or preferred dealers among other services.
Version 2.0 also introduces Mobile Concierge service, the ability to access and save multiple accounts, and enhanced Roadside Assistance.
Mercedes-Benz is to produce a limited-edition electric version of its A-class, according to reports in the US.
The “E-Cell” version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will debut at the Paris Motor Show, a spokesperson for the company told the New York Times.
The vehicle, which will go on sale from early next year, will have a range of 124 miles (200 km) and will have performance “equivalent to or slightly faster than the gas versions of the A-Class,” said the report.
Mercedes-Benz has officially released photos and details on the upcoming 2012 CLS-Class which will make its debut at the Paris motor show in October.
The flared wheel arches along with the broad shoulder lines and a flattened nose give the CLS a far more muscular look than its sleeker predecessor.
New technology on the CLS-Class includes the LED headlamps, which feature a total of 71 individual lights.
Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong have launched their flagship sports car SLS AMG in the city, making Hong Kong one of the first Asian markets to get the Gullwing super sports car within the first few weeks of its production.
The car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedes as a spiritual successor to the 300SL Gullwing.
In celebration of the launch of their new car, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong held a ceremony on July 16th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Sales of luxury cars produced by German marque Mercedes-Benz surged by 69 percent in India during the first six months of 2010.
The figures are a sign of the growing market for luxury car brands in India, where overall passenger sales are expected to grow by 12-13 percent this year by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
The luxury market, although only accounting for a tiny proportion of overall sales, is rapidly gaining traction with Indians seeing a rise in income levels, thanks in part to foreign automakers making more vehicles easily accessible in the country.
British designer Richard Sauter has unveiled plans for the worldâ€™s first zero carbon megayacht, a hybrid craft combining solar and electric power with Mercedes-Benz & BlueTec clean diesel engines.
Dubbed Transcendence, the sleek, high-performance 49 metre yacht will be capable of 25 knots under full power using what Sauter claims is the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world.
The yachtâ€™s emissions are not zero at full power obviously, but the point is Transcendence is capable of 100% and operates normally at just 50%.
Mercedes-Benz has passed Audi to become the second-best selling premium car brand for the first half of 2010, according to reports released in the last week.
Mercedes posted a 13 percent rise in global sales for the month of June, enough to push it past Audi’s year to date sales, despite Audi having held the second spot in global sales by a whisker for the first five months of the year.
Both automakers trail fellow German marque BMW, which sold 585,755 units in the first half of 2010 according to Automotive News.