No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.
The Mercedes Luxury in Motion is not a car that you'll be able to find on a lot any time soon. It's not bound for any highways or driveways in the near future. It is, though, a glimpse at the future of automotive transportation. And a damn good looking one at that.
Our friends at San Antonio-based Texas Armoring Corporation take their jobs very seriously. So seriously that they're willing to put their lives in the line to test their own products. Would you sit in a car while someone shot at you with an AK-47?
Though this animation bit is made by Mercedes Benz and probably goes through a little revisionist history on who invented the van (Benz says it was Benz), it's still a cute take on the history of such an important vehicle in the history of mankind. Yes, the van was and still is important.
I just got into a Mercedes-Benz SLK, set the navigation to home, and it turned on the heater in my house. This is the first step on the path to the future we were promised in all those GM Motoramas so many years ago.
Most Mercedes-Benz owners wouldn't dream of driving their vehicles into the sea, but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little luxury while you're tackling a big wave. And since the carmaker is a sponsor of surfer Garrett McNamara, it teamed up with ad agency BBDO Portugal to design a one-of-a-kind surfboard for him.
Mercedes-Benz has announced its plans to fully integrate the the driver's iPhone as well as Siri assistant into future A-Class models. It'll be like having your own personal, mildly-incompetent HAL.
There must be a good reason you'd be in an open air basket 367 feet above the ground. Besides hot air ballooning, you might be standing in a Bronto S-112 HLA, repairing hunchback damage atop the world's most famous cathedral.
The Los Angeles Design Challenge always brings some crazy idea, but this year one in particular caught our attention: The Mercedes-Benz BIOME concept car. It's an eco-friendly, biodegradable, ultra-light hybrid vehicle—which would be custom grown in a lab.
Thanks to the mbrace iPhone app, Benzo owners have long enjoyed the ability to find their vehicles and unlock them from their iPhones. MBbrace 2.0 adds access to M-B's extensive concierge services and more.
It's the ultimate height in personal travel, inspired by Mercedes-Benz's R-Class car series. Unlike their sportscars though, this helicopter can carry eight people in style and has a TV, fridge and requisite cup holders.
The light has been yellow for too long, and you're not making it through the intersection before it's red. But either you don't notice or you don't care. But even though your foot is on the gas, the car brakes.
Jalopnik had the honor of test driving the RENNtech Mercedes C63 AMG SPEC.R. It's a beautiful car, but one of the most interesting features is the radar jamming system built into the rear-view mirror.
It's Mercedes' Swarovski Elements iPhone pouch from their GLK collection, which holds your iPhone the way that only a gaudy piece of leather can. Only 40 are going to be made (as of now), and will be raffled off in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin to people who are rich enough to attend. More gaudiness after the…
German car manufacturer Mercedes is buying the iPhone-is-God credo, and has come up with a designated piece of gear to allow Benz drivers to integrate their iPhones into the car system. The $249 gadget works with the C-, E-, CLK-,
CLS-, S-, CL-, SL-, M- and R-Class cars, as well as the forthcoming GLK-Class. It…
Sure, we have heard word of lithium ion batteries being possibly implemented in a Prius before, but Mercedes-Benz is going beyond concept speculation with its S400 BlueHybrid, which promises Li-ion HEV action to be hitting the production lines by 2009. At present, that makes the S400 BlueHybrid the first Li-ion HEV…
It's far from destructive, but the indoor tornado set up at the Mercedes-Benz museum is cool nonetheless. Using the museum's 144 air intake nozzles, they set up a smoke machine on the ground below, had air blowing in from the sides causing a swirling effect and let the nozzles suck up the smoke. The Guiness Book of…