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Shiny Piano Black Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster Spotted in Beijing

The Mercedes SLR McLaren is supposed to be hard to come by in China because the car was never officially exported to the region. However, a lot of folks in China with serious connections in the gray market and a lot of money to burn have found their hands on these very rare babies. One of them was spotted in the recent Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. This was the same show that provided us a look at the monstrous Mercedes Unimog U500 camper. The object of interest in the event was a Mercedes SLR McLaren roadster painted in piano black, which gave its armor a very glossy look. Moreover,… Continue Reading »

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Videos Show the Resiliency of the Smart Fortwo

One of the key selling points of the Smart Fortwo is its ultra-durable tridion safety cell. Basically, the feature has been patented by Daimler’s Smart division to offer maximum protection to the electric vehicle’s occupants, which comes in addition to the safety functions provided by the car’s seatbelts and airbags. According to the Smart website, the tridion safety cell is inspired by roll cages found in racecars. It is made of high-strength steel, which is engineered to evenly distribute the force from a crash. To demonstrate how the safety frame of the Smart Fortwo can hold up to a real-life collision on the road, Daimler recently released several videos that involve crashing… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Official Photos of the New Smart Fortwo and Forfour

The 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour finally make their official public appearance. The two electric vehicles appeared to have significant improvements in terms of design with a more stylish hood and new LED headlights. The two color scheme of the cars and safety cell highlights were retained, but with more than 40 color combinations to choose from for its exterior, including new color selections. The interior layout was also the same with its previous generation, but new tech and more premium features were added to give customers a good run for their money. The dimensions of the two cars were the same with their previous incarnations too. However, the turning radius… Continue Reading »

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New Alarming Details About Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the key problems plaguing the roads over the past years. The key factor causing the problem is using a cellphone while operating the steering wheel at the same time. These gadgets have become the usual culprits of accidents, which have resulted in scenarios like injury, loss of life, and property damage to name a few. Recently, the website of AA Accident Attorneys released its latest infographics detailing the alarming statistics concerning the subject. The source started out by showing the statistics of cellphone users, wherein it was revealed that an estimated 90 percent of American adults use cellphones on over 300 million wireless service subscriptions. From those subscribers, approximately 81 percent of them use… Continue Reading »

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The Coming German GP is Crucial for Rosberg

Mercedes AMG Petronas officially announced the new multi-year contract extension of Nico Rosberg. We have already reported the Rosberg contract extension months ago, wherein inside sources said that it is a two-year deal. However, Mercedes has been very much reserved on the matter until recently. The announcement seemed to have been made to build up hype for their German driver in the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix. It should be noted that despite Rosberg spending most of his youth in Monaco, he strongly acknowledges his roots in Germany. “As a German, the heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me,” the young driver said. The big revelation about the contract extension, though no longer a surprise to a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Unimog U5000 Turned Into a Camper in China

The Mercedes Unimog U5000 is such a massive beast in both on-road and off-road conditions. Recently, a new version of it was spotted in China at the Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. What makes this one very special is that it has been converted into a camper. A few days ago, we released details and photos of the Mercedes Marco Polo, which is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the Volkswagen California campervan. However, some may find the cabin sticking in its roof very awkward, pretty much the same with its VW rival. Despite the smaller sleeping room of the Mercedes Unimog U5000 camper, it seems to be better… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CLA 250 Takes a Facelift with the New Sport Package Plus

The 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 gets a new look with the new Sport Package Plus. While the CLA is already stylish as it is, the new package makes it sportier than ever. Among the add-ons available in this optional package are the 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Then, a red accenting is put in the mesh of its front and rear bumper. It should be noted that the fine red highlighting extends up to the interior of the car. All the mentioned customization already include all the other modifications available in the existing Sport Package. The upgrade focuses only on the visuals of the car though. The performance of the car is retained because it already… Continue Reading »

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