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Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart will offer EV option on every car model in 2017

Smart, the Mercedes-Benz-owned maker of those really tiny Fortwo city cars, is a manufacturer that you think would have gone all-electric some time ago. While that hasn't been the case, the company is making a big move in that direction later this year. Starting with the 2017 model year, all of Smart's vehicles will come with the option of an electric version.

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Mercedes-Maybach’s latest is a limo for paranoid pampered plutocrats

Mercedes-Maybach’s latest is a limo for paranoid pampered plutocrats

Mercedes-Maybach has rolled out the must-have wheels for the paranoid plutocrat, with a new, fully-armored version of its lengthy Pullman limousine. The Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard takes the 6.5m long - that's more than 21 feet - car and gives it the sort of toughness upgrade you'd expect to find in President Obama's Beast.

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Furiously fast, the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster cuts the roof not performance

Furiously fast, the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster cuts the roof not performance

Trust AMG to take Mercedes-Benz's luxury droptop and give it a super-aggressive upgrade, with the new AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster offering two levels of performance convertible. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, good for 476 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque, for a 4.0 second 0-60 mph run and a top speed of 188 mph.

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Starship Technologies and Mercedes team for Robovan robotic delivery van

Starship Technologies and Mercedes team for Robovan robotic delivery van

Starship Technologies first came on the scene with the little autonomous sidewalk robots that look like coolers on wheels designed to cart goods around neighborhoods for the final delivery to the buyer. Starship Technologies has now announced that it has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Vans to develop a new transportation system called Robovan. This system will use special vans combined with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of items in neighborhoods.

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Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

Mercedes parent Daimler has plans for at least 6 electric cars

We've known for some time that German carmaker Daimler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company, has plans to unveil an all-electric vehicle before the end of the year. It turns out, however, that their plans are much more ambitious, as six electric models are said to be in the works, according to a new report from Reuters. Back in June, the company promised that a long-range Mercedes EV would be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October.

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Daimler drops details on Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Daimler drops details on Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Daimler has finally offered up a bunch more detail on that sexy and massive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 car that will be seen in person for the first time at Pebble Beach this month. We already knew that the car was almost 6-meters in length and we have been wondering what sort of power the luxury concept would use. As it turns out the car is designed to be an electric vehicle, dashing my dreams of a big V12 under the hood. The electric system makes 750hp and the car can reach 100km/h in less than four seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept images tip lots of high-tech luxury

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept images tip lots of high-tech luxury

A bit more than a week ago we caught our first glimpse at the teaser images that Mercedes-Maybach were tossing online to taunt us with visions of the new and massive luxury coupe concept that would be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The images showed nothing but a dark photo with a bit of the outline of the 6-meter long car. This week a bunch of images of the concept car have landed online showing us the inside and outside.

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This is Mercedes-Maybach’s “ultimate luxury” coupe

This is Mercedes-Maybach’s “ultimate luxury” coupe

First Mercedes-Benz re-resurrected the Maybach name for a super-luxe version of the S-Class, and now it's taking a shot at a monstrous coupe. Billed as "ultimate luxury" the shadow-masked two-door is still more mystery than showroom model, with the German automaker playing it very coy with the details, though we've already seen enough to get excited.

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Mercedes pulls E-class commercial over misleading ‘self-driving’ claims

Mercedes pulls E-class commercial over misleading ‘self-driving’ claims

It looks like the growing concerns over car makers' claims of autonomous driving features, such as the recent issue of Tesla and its use of the word "Autopilot," are starting to be felt by Mercedes-Benz. The company has discontinued a TV commercial for the new 2017 E-class sedan following criticism that the ad could mislead people into thinking it's fully autonomous.

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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a fully electric big rig

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Urban eTruck, a fully electric transport truck with a total admissible weight of up to 26 metric tons and travel range up to 200 kilometers. The model is said to be the first fully electric truck able to haul heavy loads, and it aims to help usher in a future of emissions-free transportation in the distribution sector. Daimler Trucks anticipates being able to bring this technology to market “at the beginning of the next decade.”

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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus makes semi-automated trip on public roads

Mercedes-Benz Future Bus makes semi-automated trip on public roads

Mercedes-Benz’s Future Bus with CityPilot has started operating in a semi-automated fashion on public roads in the Netherlands, teasing a future in which buses and similar public transportation rely on autonomous technology to drive around. In this case, the bus has navigated across a Bus Rapid Transit route from the Netherlands’ Airport Line 300 ‘Schalkwijk Centrum’ bus stop into the city of Haarlem.

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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R will leave you green with envy

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R will leave you green with envy

Mercedes-Benz's latest special edition is all about green. Just unveiled in the UK, the AMG GT R is, obviously, an eye-catching shade of green. It's called "AMG green hell magno" in reference to Germany's Green Hell, the nickname for the Nürburgring Nordschleife course, which is where the car was tested and tuned. This new performance model will also leave other AMG GT owners seeing green, as the R's specs even top the AMG GT S. And lastly, if you want to drive one, it's going to cost you a whole ton of green.

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