First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

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 … Continued

Mercedes-Benz Launches SLS AMG in Hong Kong

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 … Continued

India’s luxury car boom

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 … Continued

Sauter Carbon Offset’s Zero Carbon Megayacht

British designer Richard Sauter has unveiled plans for the world’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 … Continued

Mercedes have passed Audi in global sales

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 … Continued

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept

Mercedes introduced a new armoured truck concept to the defence industry. The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X was shown off for the first time last month during Eurosatory 2010 in Paris. Running a high torque common rail diesel engine, the 6.X is capable of 150km/h speeds while being able to transport 1.3 tonnes … Continued

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Kicherer Edition

German tuning firm Kicherer has unveiled a new styling and performance package for the Mercedes SLS AMG. Known as the Black Edition, the Kicherer modified SLS AMG gets a matte black exterior, a front spoiler lip, a restyled rear diffuser and 20-inch RS-1 wheels. Other goodies include an adjustable sports suspension (with a lift feature), … Continued

Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night. The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut. Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each … Continued

Minogue sisters set to auction Mercedes

Kylie Minogue’s car, which was given to her by her sister Dannii, is to be sold by British auction house Bonhams next month. The black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 will be sold as part of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 2. “We are delighted to have been appointed by the Minogue family … Continued

Mercedes Benz on I-Phone and iPad

Mercedes-Benz has constructed an all-new “iPad Lounge” in their state-of-the-art museum that is based in Stuttgart, Germany. It shows you technical information about scores of historical Mercedes models which went on display for the special “Super Sports Car Exhibition” exhibits. Visitors have been able to test out the tablet device using this app since the … Continued

Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Unveiled in Geneva

German automaker Daimler has just released the details and images of the Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter which had its debut in Geneva. The Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter is built by EADS and has received the styling touch of the German carmaker. Designed at the automotive manufacturer’s studio in Como, Italy, the EC145 is a mid-sized, … Continued

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes-Benz and Citroen have released pictures of new concept cars, days ahead of the models’ debut at Auto China. The Concept Shooting Break is a continuation of Mercedes-Benz’s exploration of the possibilities of the coupe and gives some indication of the direction the firm is likely to take in future design. The concept follows Mercedes’ … Continued

Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 12-18

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 12-18. 1 – Veuve Clicquot Unveils its Latest Artist Collabs in Milan Veuve Clicquot’s latest design collaborations have been revealed at the Milan Design Week. 2 – Mercedes-Benz Financial tops $2.5M in mobile payments … Continued

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Joining the launch of the very popular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the SLS AMG GT3. Designed to comply with FIA’s GT3 specifications, the SLS AMG GT3 is designed as a race car for “customers competing in sprints and long-distance races”. Besides carrying a heftier price-tag, the SLS AMG Black Series will get a … Continued

Mercedenz-Benz collects $2.5 million through apps

Mercedes-Benz received about $2.5 million in lease or loan payments through its iPhone and smartphone apps, said Andreas Hinrichs, the company’s vice president of marketing. About $2 million came from the iPhone app launched six months ago and the rest from the smartphone options introduced in late February. The apps allow Mercedes-Benz financial customers to … Continued

Beginning of the end for Maybach

Maybach 62 Landaulet could possibly become the very last model from Maybach, if Daimler decides to end the ultra-luxury line in the years to come. It’s no secret Maybach has been a major flop: sales and growth have been poor in recent times compared to rival brands Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Daimler’s Vice-President of Design, Gordon … Continued

Mercedes SLS AMG: F1 Safety Car 2010

Daimler has unveiled today the official Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car which will have its debut in Bahrain in the middle of March. The Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car is the most powerful of its kind since the racing series began. Powered by the German power house’s 6.3-litre V8 engine, the Mercedes SLS … Continued

Mercedes-Benz unveils “sliding doors” concept

Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show (March 4 – 14), Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of its latest concept, a car with sliding rear doors. The F 800 Style research vehicle, dubbed the “sedan of tomorrow,” gives a glimpse into the vision that Mercedes Benz has for its future models. Most strikingly, the rear doors of … Continued

Mercedes SL Night Edition and SLK Grand Edition

Mercedes-Benz is now offering special editions of the SL and SLK, both of which feature a stylish interior with numerous sophisticated highlights. Both of these new special models combine the advantages of a roadster with those of a coupe, and are both thoroughbred sports cars and comfortable everyday cars. The SL Night Edition is not … Continued