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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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Computer Illustration of upcoming E-Class Cabrio

MotorAuthority has posted some great computer illustrations of what should be the next E-Class Cabrio (aka Convertible). While the E-Class Sedan and even the Coupe will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March, followed by a release in middle of 2009 sometime, the Cabrio will be release a year later in 2010. It’s said that just like the E-Class Sedan, the Cabrio will be heavily based on the ConceptFASCINATION that we saw at the Paris Auto Show. The car will be 10cm longer than its predecessor as well as have a new folding hard top. Engines wil include the new 272hp (203kW) 3.5L V6 engine as well as… Continue Reading »

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RENNtech says NO to ceasefire – introduces the 777

While Volker Mornhinweg, boss of AMG, surrendered declared the horsepower wars as being over, here comes another Mercedes tuning company that’s not giving up. Just yesterday we reported on how BRABUS is continuing the war with their new M-Class Widestar, now comes news from RENNtech that they are joining them. To show their intentions, they will be releasing numerous limited edition (20 to be exact) of super tuned Mercedes cars this year, to mark their 20th anniversary as a tuning master. One of their projects with be the RENNtech 777, or better known as the re-skined and reworked Mercedes SLR. The 777 concept is really an all-new car that makes… Continue Reading »

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Video of Mercedes-Benz BlueZero Eectric Concept Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz is showing the way ahead in environmentally responsible electromobility by presenting its near-series Concept BlueZERO at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on a single vehicle architecture, this intelligent, modular concept allows three models with different drive configurations, all of which are able to meet customer requirements in terms of sustainable mobility. The BlueZERO E-CELL with battery-electric drive and a range of up to 200 kilometres using electric drive alone. The BlueZERO F-CELL (fuel cell) with a range of well over 400 kilometres using electric drive The BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS with electric drive and additional internal combustion engine as power generator (range extender). This version has… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to showcase ‘BlueZero’ low emission concepts in Detroit

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 »

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Mercedes-Benz planning an A-Class Roadster?!?

While we’ve actually heard Mercedes execs mention small cars and the U.S. multiple times in the same sentence, we didn’t think that they have this in mind – an A-Class based roadster. AutoWeek is reporting that Dieter Zetsche is considering a proposal for a two-seat roadster based on the A- and B-class. The compact front-wheel-drive roadster revives the idea behind the striking Vision SLA concept revealed at the Detroit auto show in 2000 (pictured above). The decision for an A-Class roadster, which would be positioned below the SLK, might have something to do with VW plans on introducing a new mid-engine roadster. BMW is also planning an even smaller roadster… Continue Reading »

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