The dreamy, sci-fi-ish Vision URBANETIC may not materialize soon enough for most of us to enjoy, but there’s a more down-to-earth ride which today’s mortals may get to savor. We are talking about the recently unveiled Mercedes-Benz EQC, the pointed star marque’s first electric SUV. Sporting a suitable-for-today’s beings look, the EQC is powered by two electric motors, one front and one rear, to offer a combined output of 300 kW (402 HP) and it has a projected 22.2 kWh/100 km consumption that will yield a range of over 450 km (280 miles). Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s First Electric SUV Has 300 kW, Makes 0-62 In 5.1s
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a super cool urban mobility concept called Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC. Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC is essentially a platform described as a “completely new mobility concept for on-demand, efficient, comfortable and sustainable mobility.” So yeah, it is bus/van, alright and it, being a ride of the future, is electric drive and it is also autonomous. A mobile app will allow passengers of the future to book a ride on this fit for Minority Report mass transportation. Though it can’t climb wall and drop you straight at your apartment, yet. Continue reading Vision URBANETIC Is Mercedes-Benz’s Bold Vision Of Future Mobility
Personally, I love and hate concept cars. If you have been following this blog, you probably realized that we hardly feature as many concept cars these days compared to when we just started because, they are like fairy tales and you know how fairy tales were: they never came true and it can be very disappointing. But this time, I have to make an exception despite knowing very well a car like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQ Silver Arrow won’t make it to production. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Unveiled Futuristic EV Called Vision EQ Silver Arrow
Winnebago, the recreation vehicle maker who is better known for crazy-sized RV that can’t go beyond paved roads, now has one that will delight fans of wilderness. Now, we do not want to question Winnebago’s experience here with regards to off-roading experience, but the spanking new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Revel is quite a looker and it does look the part of the wild. Power comes from a stock 3L 6-pod Diesel motor, paired to a 5-speed automatic Tip Shift gearbox that sends 188 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque to an on-demand 4WD. Continue reading Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper
Some people aspired to be a Formula One race car driver for, you know, the fame and fortune, but if you really love cars, like cars that are as powerful as the hybrid technology offered by today’s Formula 1 race car, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is probably the closest anyone will ever get. The obvious pro of this ride is, it looks like a perfectly normal car that assimilate easily with the rest of the traffic. Never mind the exotic and the obvious, million dollar look. At least, you won’t look out of place or get overlooked by big rigs when you are on the road and also, you can at least bring a friend with you unlike a real Formula 1 race car. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.
Folks, this is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the first off-roader from Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand and it looks, well, pretty much like the G-class. If you are into off-roaders and want all the luxury you can on a car while feeling the rush of air, then this is it. Its Mercedes-AMG V12 Biturbo motor, outputting 630 horses and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, give it more than enough grunt to take on the beaten trails while Mercedes’ 4WD technology along with portable axles paired to 22-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 325/55 R 22 tires, affords it with ample ground clearance to overcome extreme obstacles. Continue reading Meet The First Off-Roader From Mercedes-Maybach, G 650 Landaulet
With the exception of a small number, golf cart generally looks the same. You know, the same, boring boxy cart with an impossibly straight bench seat for two, has room for two full-size golf bags around the back, and perhaps, a couple of cup holders. Already, that sounds beyond boring, doesn’t it? However, that may change, if Mercedes-Benz and Danish golf cart maker Garia have their way. And the fairway-going vehicle that’s going to bring about the change would be the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car which it creators billed as “a real sports car.” Continue reading Mercedes-Benz And Garia Wants To Make Golf Cart Look More Like A Car
In this cut throat automotive world, automakers gotta do what they have do to survive. Even luxury segment is not spared. I mean, surely they can’t depend on the sales of handful of sports coupe to keep their shareholders happy. It is all about growth and growth means reaching into every nook and cranny of the market. Mercedes-Benz already did, having dabble in both private and commercial vehicles, but there’s still something missing from the luxury automaker’s portfolio: a pickup truck. Well, that’s until today when the Stuttgart-based luxury automobile maker unveiled a new pickup truck bearing the three-pointed star, called Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Brings Posh To Pickup Trucks With Concept X-Class
Before robots come knocking on your door to deliver your parcel, we would probably see drones doing the job. However, unlike Amazon’s bold ambition, Mercedes-Benz joins force with Matternet to explore the concept of combining both traditional man-to-door delivery using a van with drones. Of course, the van here we are talking about isn’t your run-of-the-mill van without front doors. It is the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept, a purpose built delivery van that’s part of a high-tech delivery system going all the way back to the warehouse. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s Future Delivery Vans Will Have Drones To Aid In Deliveries