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Mercedes-Benz’s Most Daring Concept Vehicles

Part of what makes Mercedes-Benz vehicles unique is their use of technology and innovation. The company has created a number of research and concept cars throughout its history to test out new ideas before incorporating them into its main products. The following are five of the most interesting concepts. C 111     Mercedes-Benz showcased its exceptional new racing car at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 1969: the C 111. This high speed concept had gullwing doors that swung upwards, and a sleek triangular body. It was painted a garish shade of orange metallic, and was designed to test the new Wankel engine. In 1969 the engine had three rotors… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Bound for Paris Motor Show

Rumors are starting to heat up for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, scheduled to start at the end of the month. Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil the Concept B-Class Electric Drive vehicle at the motor show, which will see a 100-kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery mounted on a B-Class. This EV concept builds on the B-Class driving experience, enhancing the focus on family use and everyday transportation. The motor provides the vehicle with a range of 200 kilometers. Driving dynamics are superb thanks to the 310 Nm of torque. In addition, the battery is chargeable using any 230V power outlet. It also has rapid-charging functionality through high-voltage (400V) terminals…. Continue Reading »

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Leaked! The Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe

You guys have got to check out these leaked photos of the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe. I bet if you liked the BMW concept car Ethan Hunt was driving around in Ghost Protocol, then you’re going to love this. The snout of this baby is definitely and inarguably something borne from a vision of the future. Those pin-riddled grilles definitely provide enough air flow to the powerplant. And check out those wheels. Even when standing still, the design makes them appear almost warped as if they’re spinning at top speed. Everything about the coupe’s design shouts sleek, giving us a clue as to where Mercedes-Benz is headed in terms of… Continue Reading »

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smart for-us Pickup Concept Hits Detroit

Shown live at the Detroit Auto Show was smart’s For-Us concept vehicle. The pickup truck concept is a refreshing departure from the retrimmed and basically repainted smart vehicles that we are growing tired of seeing. But pickup is a generous description for this city vehicle, as it is not much larger than the smart cars we are used to seeing. For motive power, this mini-pickup has a 75-horsepower electric motor run by a 17.6 kW/h lithium ion pack. Smart claims 0 to 60 times in five seconds with a top speed of 80 mph. Charging from 20 percent to 80 takes three and a half hours while 8 hours is… Continue Reading »

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Baby SLS In The Works, To Be Birthed In 2014

The number of new car models coming from the design and engineering studios of Mercedes-Benz these days is astounding. But this must be part of the strategy that Mercedes is employing to once again establish its superiority over its other German car manufacturing rivals. On the heels of the announcement of the CLC is news of another little brother to a well-known Mercedes model. Owing to the relatively healthy sales of the SLS AMG supercar, a baby SLS is now under gestation at Mercedes’ design and engineering facilities. There are no details yet as to what platform will underpin the car, but if it’s going to be a rival for… Continue Reading »

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A-Class Concept On UK Shopping Mall Tour

Far from being a static buck, denizens of the UK will get to see the A-Class Concept car, which was presented to the world with rave reviews. Starting at the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, the A-Class concept will then continue its UK national tour with stops at Westfield in London, the Arndale Shopping Centre in Manchester then on to Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow. Gary Savage, Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars in the UK said that, “Both visually and technologically, Concept A-Class provides an exciting insight into the potential future of the Mercedes-Benz compact car range, and a tantalizing glimpse of some of the features that we’re confident would… Continue Reading »

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smart Presents ForVision Concept For The Future

At the Frankfurt Auto Show, smart presented its Forvision concept car that could be a glimpse into the next-generation Fortwo. As befits a concept for the future, innovative new design and material concepts are explored in the Forvision, such as the use of carbon fiber reinforced with epoxy resins, which was used for the passenger cell and the doors. Also explored in the concept was the use of plastic wheels, which also offer significant weight savings like the carbon fiber passenger cell. All these materials provide 50% weight savings compared to traditional materials. For these innovations, Mercedes collaborated with BASF, the German chemical giant. The concept car is powered by… Continue Reading »

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