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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


F125 Concept Uses Hydrogen Power

Mercedes is really serious about further developing its F-Cell technology, as evidenced by a concept car it very quietly developed in time for the 2011 Frankfurt Show. Called the F125, it features gullwing doors like the SLS supercar and is powered by a hydrogen cell. Like the electric SLS, it’s got four electric motors behind the wheels with a total output in the region of 230 horsepower. As with all electric-motor driven cars, full torque is immediately available, so this car can hit 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. With its hydrogen fuell cell, range is 620 miles and in case you run out before getting to currently scarce hydrogen refuelling… Continue Reading »


Unimog Concept Celebrates 60 Fruitful Years

Let it not be said that Mercedes’ designers have staid old values whose cars pander only to the well-heeled luxury set. In celebrating the 60th anniversary of this legendary work vehicle, Mercedes has developed a Unimog concept. Based on the Unimog U5000 chassis, it is hardly something that one would think as anything but a playful expression of what a future Unimog could look like. Looking at the whimsical design, it is far removed from the utilitarian image that we have come to associate with the faithful work truck. It has an exposed chassis and an exposed cab, which is reminiscent of the first Unimogs from 1951, which had an… Continue Reading »


smart and Boxfresh Unveils New Concept Car

Britain’s street brand, Boxfresh, help design the special editions of smart BRABUS and gave the fortwo vehicle a nice creative twist. This project made the car look fresh with touches of great colors, materials, textures and trimmings all from Boxfresh graphics’ team. The graphics company said they collaborated with smart because they share the same “enthusiasm and passion for design and have a truly global reach” according to Daniel Morris the Managing Director of Boxfresh. He also added that the concept car “is a true reflection of the coming together of our two brands.” Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz UK, Gary Savage said that the concept car is a way to… Continue Reading »


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