The SLK has always been a lesser SL--way lesser. But, as Brian Cooley shows us, it might actually be coming up to snuff alongside its very pricey bigger sibling. Hmm, you may be able to drive it without that bag over your head (think how much more you'll be able to enjoy the open top.)
A German advertising agency highlights an innovative idea from Mercedes-Benz in this Web video.
The Mercedes-Benz safety feature, "Pre-Safe," is a collision warning system that anticipates oncoming hazards.
In the ad "Transparent Walls," the Pre-Safe concept plays out more like an art installation piece than a safety feature demonstration. Transparent Walls shows what Pre-Safe would look like as seen through human eyes.
Live video is captured on the onside of a wall and projected around the corner onto another wall--making the wall look transparent. As drivers pass, they can literally see what is coming from behind … Read more
In a move that inches drivers one step closer to a seamlessly connected vehicle, Mercedes released a suite of tools that give owners nine ways to send a destination from their computer or mobile device to their vehicle's navigation system. That's right: nine ways. If you drive a Mercedes, you now have no excuse for not knowing where you're going.
Using the newly updated Mbrace iPhone or iPad app, drivers can send a manually entered address, a point-of-interest search result, a contact from their address book, or their current location to their vehicle. Before this app update, … Read more
At CNET, we love the current generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-class. This compact sedan comes with solid cabin tech and excellent performance. Incarnated as the C63 AMG, we were blown away by what this car could do and even how it sounds. Now Mercedes-Benz is increasing our C-class pleasure.
At the Geneva auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed off a coupe version of the C-Class, its graceful roofline unbroken by rear doors. But rather than sacrifice all practicality for sleek looks, passengers in the rear seat will find they actually have headroom. And as a note of Mercedes-Benz luxury, the front seats … Read more
A 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman landaulet built specially for Pope Paul VI will make its first U.S. appearance at the the 16th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance held March 11-13, 2011.
The pontiff not only rode in comfort, but also stayed protected in the modded 600. The vehicle featured an individual seat that could be raised and lowered during processions through crowded streets. The car also featured an elevated roof, extended rear doors, and raised floor were also fitted along with other special equipment such as bulletproof glass.
The 600 was likely chosen to be modified for the … Read more
The Geneva auto show is filled with signs that the industry turnaround under way in North America has reached Europe.
Automakers are bouncing back from the downturn of the past two years with a number of production vehicles and concepts in Geneva.
Volkswagen Group, helped by its new subsidiary Italdesign Giugiaro, will unveil an array of concept cars to show the industry it has the design depth, as well as the production capability and the financial strength, to topple Toyota as the world's No. 1 automaker.
BMW will debut the Vision ConnectedDrive, a futuristic roadster concept that shows how … Read more
Mercedes-Benz today offered up a first look at the slightly redesigned 2012 C-Class Coupe. The sporty, new, two-door C-Class will debut at the 2011 Geneva auto show.
The front view of the coupe features a prominent radiator grille, a short front overhang, a long hood and a long sloping roof.
The C-Class Coupe offers two direct-injection engine options. The C250 trim comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, offering 201 hp and 229 pound-feet of torque. It goes from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds and averages a combined 24 mpg (estimated).
The C350 trim features BlueDirect injection 3.… Read more
Congress should pass a federal gas tax on consumers instead of continuing to impose CAFE regulations on automakers, says the CEO of Edmunds.
Jeremy Anwyl, who heads the iconic source of auto information, again raised the idea he has long advocated via his blog Tuesday and in conjunction with his attendance at the 2011 Government/Industry Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers taking place this week in Washington, D.C.
CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy, regulations are designed to promote fuel efficiency and require an automaker's fleet to meet a specific average gas mileage.
Anwyl said that … Read more
Toyota Prius V, Hyundai Veloster, new Audi A6 hybrid, and BMW 1 Series M all vie for our attention.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 199 SHOW NOTES