Mercedes Benz USA is said to be very enthusiastic on the monobox mini-MPV’s design, and some of the automaker’s executives are motivated to put the car out in as many markets as possible. The latest variations are poised to join the standard hatchback in the range, which includes a BMW 1-series sports hatch and a four-door saloon with a much defined sporty look. The new Mercedes B-Class is set to be introduced in 2011, and is possible to be out on the US Market. Latest diesel and petrol engines are also poised to go along the range, while the latest model may also be used as a showcase for alternative… Continue Reading »
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Is Mercedes-Benz prepping a new low-end Gullwing? Well according to AutoExpress, Mercedes has plans to bring a new SLK Gullwing to the masses, which may look very similar to its bigger brother, the SLC Gullwing. Besides having some amazing gullwing doors, and draw inspiration from the legendary 300SL, it is also supposed to be hybrid. With some very muscular lines, it will be a big change compared to the current SLK (which women love to drive). The hood is much longer and due to the gullwing doors, the side sills will be much higher than on normal cars. The designers actually took that weakness and turned it into an opportunity…. Continue Reading »
Dr.Herbert Kohler, the Vice President of Group Research, talks about the Concept BlueZERO that were introduced at the Detroit Auto Show. He talks about the three platforms (electric, fuel cell, hybrid electric) and about the capabilities of these concepts. Steffen Koehl, Director of Global Advanced Design, tells us more about the design, the environmental aspect and impact, as well as the material used.
Auto-motor-und-sport, Germans finest auto magazine, is reporting that Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing three new concepts at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The three concepts are called “BlueZero” and will highlight Mercedes’ commitment for low or no emission vehicles in the near future. The first concept is the BlueZero E-Cell, an all electric concept vehicle, which will be equipped with lithium ion batteries to provide a range of 100km or 62 miles on a 2 hour charge. The second vehicle is the BlueZero F-Cell, which is a hydrogen fuel-cell power concept. Last but not least, is the BlueZero E-Plus, which essentially is a plug-in hybrid, kind of like the Chevy Volt…. Continue Reading »