MotorTrend’s Frank Markus takes the new 4-cylinder E250 Bluetec for a trip through the wilderness in Washington. Some takeaways, they didn’t get above 36MPG, the power is adequate and the navigation routes you to gas stations that have changed since the nav was updated. That’s a harsh finding in a brand new luxury Diesel hybrid from a leading automaker like Mercedes-Benz.
Edmunds reviews the entry-level sport sedan by AMG, and finds that it’s turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is plenty powerful for plenty of fun. It’s designed for a younger audience, with apt handling and a nice interior.
As a way of reducing the time it takes for rescue crews to locate a “rescue sheet” for any new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they have started adding QR codes to their newest models. QR codes are little square codes that a digital device can read and use as a hyperlink to an app or webpage. With seconds between life & death after a collision, using these codes will more quickly allow rescue crews to know where to use the jaws of life ...
Mercedes is debuting their newest SUV concept at Shanghai’s annual motor show. This micro SUV will have a 4 cylinder, turbo-charged 2 liter motor with a seven speed double clutch automatic transmission. This model features HD cameras that can be used to record video both on the car and off.
Apparently 20 year old auto technicians can’t keep themselves on the road when they are test driving a classic Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. They went too fast during a test drive and lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. Luckily, their auto shop had insurance coverage for such an unfortunate accident. I am sure they will be more careful next time! Our technicians are much more careful and safe during test drives, we’ve never had an incident!
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new electric plugin MPV at the NY International Auto Show. With an estimated range of 115 miles, this is better than both the Nissan Leaf or Ford Focus Electric. Prices haven’t been announced yet, but should be reasonable compared to other MBZ models.