2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: It's Official, And It Comes With A Clock

Two days after we showed it to you, Mercedes-Benz gave us all the details about it's newest E-Class. We said the car's redesigned front and S-Class shaped profile looks dull, and thought that the sedan's backside could bore even a hardcore Lexus fan, while they refer to it as "emotionally appealing". » 12/13/12 9:20am 12/13/12 9:20am

New Benz BlueTec Diesels Won't Run Without Urea

To meet stringent new diesel emissions criteria here in the States, new Mercedes Benz BlueTec diesel » 10/20/08 5:20pm 10/20/08 5:20pms use urea, carried in a separate tank, injected into the catalyst. The urea must be replenished at service intervals — generally 10,000 miles — and now Mercedes acknowledges the vehicles won't start if the urea is…

Mercedes BlueTEC Models Get First Diesel Consumer Tax Credits

In an important step toward flooding our shores with torquey, fuel-efficient engines, Mercedes' BlueTEC SUV » 9/17/08 9:20am 9/17/08 9:20ams have been granted the first consumer tax credits for diesel vehicles awarded by the EPA/IRS. The reports the Mercedes ML 320 BlueTEC, R 320 BlueTEC, and GL 320 BlueTEC, all on sale starting October 1, have…

Mercedes-Benz Makes Mockery Of United States Democracy Unveiling…

There's good news for those getting bored of strolling around town in the Bluetec E-Class because Mercedes-Benz is announcing the U.S. availability of the 2009 GL320 BlueTEC, ML320 BlueTEC and R320 BlueTEC. In an effort to be hip and trendy with the U.S. market, Mercedes-Benz faked a campaign speech, but in all… » 3/19/08 12:55pm 3/19/08 12:55pm

Mercedes To Exhibit Fishy "Bionic Car" Concept From 2005 At NY MoMA

The "Bionic Car" was a 2005 concept car from Mercedes inspired by a sea dweller from tropical latitudes: Ostracion Cubicus — more commonly known as the boxfish. The concept car's being included in an exhibit called "Design and the Elastic Mind" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit's all about "showcasing… » 2/21/08 7:45am 2/21/08 7:45am

Mercedes E 300 BLUETEC Turbodiesel Gets A BRABUS Boost

Does your BLUETEC E-Class Benz not give you quite the power you were hoping for? Does 400 lb.-ft. of torque leave you cold inside? BRABUS, tuner of all things Mercedes, might have an answer to your uniquely affluent problems. A new upgrade from BRABUS boosts power by 47 horsepower and about 50 lb.-ft. of torque, to… » 1/30/08 3:15pm 1/30/08 3:15pm

Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes GLK revealed officially, again, amidst…

Aside from adding yet another word to it's name — it's now known as either the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK Vision 320 CTDi Bluetec Freeside Concept, or the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK Vision 320 CTDi Blutec Townside Concept, the latter loses off-road pretensions — the most notable thing to occur at this second official unveiling » 1/13/08 12:56pm 1/13/08 12:56pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Mercedes C-Class Estate and Other Hybrids

Car techies have been clamoring for a diesel hybrid, assumedly to match an efficient fuel-burning construct with an electric drive system to make a giant synergy sandwich. Here in Frankfurt, Mercedes is showing a few hybrid prototypes that may hearken what's to come. A few of those combine its low-C02 Bluetec diesel… » 9/12/07 8:29am 9/12/07 8:29am

Volkswagen Ditches Bluetec, Returns to TDI in the US

We knew it wouldn't work. Well, we didn't know know. But from its inception Volkswagen's plan to glom on the Mercedes-led Bluetec clean-diesel spec seemed an unnecessary concession. As corporate strategies go, better plots have been hatched by crusty sea scoundrels in the bowels of rusting shrimp boats. Now, according… » 8/06/07 9:56am 8/06/07 9:56am

New York Auto Show: Global Schmobal, 2007 World Car of the Year Awards


The major product offensive launched by Audi has paid off at the 2007 World Car of the Year Awards. The redesigned Audi TT took Design of the Year, and the RS4 cleaned up World Performance Car for two globe-shaped trophies to add to the display case back at Audi global HQ. The Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec used a high… » 4/05/07 12:30pm 4/05/07 12:30pm

Choice Quotes From the Detroit Auto Show

Besides Thomas Weber's "Wee-Eight" comment, Mark Fields' description of Mercury as "Not Ford" and the apparent "I am going to cum all over you" line from Changfeng's Chairman Li, we only had Alan Mulally's "Ford blands" bit to keep us giggling. Let's just say Detroit didn't leave us with anything quite as golden as "… » 1/10/07 3:00pm 1/10/07 3:00pm

Bluetec, 4Matic, Ocean Drive and Emmitt Smith: Mercedes-Benz Detroit…

See! Zetsche on Ice! Before he sauntered across the street to slake the thirst of a teeming mass of boozehound autojournos and sycophants at the Firehouse, Dr. Zed took to the ice rink after a rather inexplicable intro involving a man on a sled pulled by some ripe-smelling dogs. What followed was an orgy of winter… » 1/08/07 12:45pm 1/08/07 12:45pm

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Mercedes-Benz Vision GL 420 Bluetec Concept

Hey, here's one that's not on embargo — it's the Bluetec diesel concept GL 420 Vision, or is that Vision GL 420 Bluetec Concept diesel? Either way, Mercedes is continuing its cleaner-diesel strategy for the US by showing a version of its largest SUV, fitted with aqueous urea-spraying, emissions-scrubbing whatnots, in… » 1/03/07 4:35pm 1/03/07 4:35pm