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The Mercedes-Benz Aria

Some people just can’t get enough of concept car designs. Well, here’s one that may just strike the fancy of even those who aren’t all that interested. The Mercedes-Benz Aria was envisioned for the year 2030. Its designer says that despite the concept being powered by electricity, it retains much of the styling cues that people have grown to love from petrol-driven vehicles – it is sleek, dynamic and sexy. The Aria’s designer wanted a theme that struck no bounds. Simply put, the design had to be timeless – just like musical instruments. Try to visualize a piano when it is closed – it is elegant and extremely classy. A… Continue Reading »

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Official: Mercedes-Benz Concept A-CLASS (Photo+Video)

Mercedes-Benz is once again presenting a car that might have come from another planet: the Mercedes Concept A-Class is the first heartbeat of a new generation whose expressive design stands for concentrated dynamism. The Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class is celebrating its premiere at the Auto Shanghai show (21 to 28 April 2011). The technical highlights of this front-wheel drive Concept car include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine developing 155 kW (210 hp), a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist. View the entire gallery

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Smart Glitterball Concept Brings Disco Back

Disco is officially back, at least in the automotive world. It started back when Toyota outed its iQ Disco concept last October, and now it’s smart’s turn. The Daimler subsidiary has come up with something it calls the Glitterball concept, a one-off that showcases disco ball designs on the wheels and the body. The smart fortwo’s electric version was decked with reflective glass much like a disco ball’s exterior. The design was made by electronica and experimental rock group Appartajik. It will be used for the Pixel City movie, which is part of the group’s Light Space Modular exhibition at the neue nationalgalerie berlin – museum from March 13 through… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Shooting Brake Concept Shows Retro Styling Direction

A previous post showed a spy shot of a styling buck for the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class which shows more aggressive styling. This may be a signal that Mercedes is serious in making the A-Class as successful as its older siblings. Now, a styling concept shows a shooting brake that Mercedes says will be produced in the near future. The Brake moniker was the name carriages were given that were used to “break” in wild horses and also to hamper or “brake” their propensity to move so that they could be used as work horses. Brakes were often used to carry along anything that may have been necessary for it use,… Continue Reading »

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Styling Buck Shows Aggressive Makeover For A-Class

Devoted fans of the Mercedes-Benz marque don’t give the A-Class Mercedes much respect. It’s a legitimate reaction since the Mercedes name is synonymous with luxury and performance and the A-Class doesn’t offer much of both, compared to its C- and E-class brethren. If Mercedes has its way though, the next A-Class will be stylish enough to pique the interest of the M-B elite. Spy photogs managed to get a set of images showing a styling buck of the next generation A-Class. Lower and more aggressive-looking, it is unmistakably a Mercedes-Benz and the flanks even show hints of the CLS. Styling bucks are wood sections that are placed on a frame… Continue Reading »

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Blackbird Design Study Borrows From SR-71 But Evokes Tron

From the mind of Hungarian designer Peter Vardai comes this Mercedes design study named the Blackbird. Vardai’s inspiration for the concept was the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, a machine that evokes images of purpose and speed. Looking at the shots of the design study, these are the same impressions that one gets. An image of a vehicle with purpose, and, to some, it may appear to be a bit menacing. That the design study’s color and lighting effects reminds us of the recent Tron movie was probably done on purpose. The message that the design study seems to impart is that Mercedes is a company that embraces the future and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Set to Unveil New Concept Car

As part of its celebrations for the 125th birthday of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz is set to showcase its newest concept car design. This was revealed to British automotive magazine Autocar by an insider source. What makes the unveiling even more exciting is that Mercedes-Benz has chosen to showcase the new design concept in sculpture form—much like the way the F800 concept (pictured) was revealed by the German automaker at the NAIAS or the Detroit Motor Show a year ago. Another entirely different design concept is set to go public at the 64th Frankfurt Motor Show, which will be held in the middle of September this year. The Autocar insider called… Continue Reading »

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