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Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Super Mario Maker level turns you into a Mercedes-Benz GLA

Have you ever been playing a Mario game and wondered just how much easier it would be if he could just hop in a car and ride to the other end of the level? After all, those goombas wouldn't be much of a match for a few thousand pounds of steel. Well, if you've ever thought that this would be a great idea, then today is your lucky day.

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Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

HERE's plans for the self-driving future can finally emerge from their autopilot holding-pattern, with the company and its new automaker owners holding a quiet but enthusiastic coming out party in San Francisco today. Representatives from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler joined HERE execs to talk about the development of high-definition mapping, location-based services, and cars that whisper to the cloud and - eventually - drive themselves.

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Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz have snapped up HERE, and the digital cartographers are wasting no time in investigating how the luxury cars can shape smarter maps. The deal, which closed late last week and netted former HERE owner Nokia a $2.7bn payout, brings technology like HD Maps - high resolution data ideal for tomorrow's self-driving cars - into the reach of the German trio, but also gives HERE unprecedented access to driving data.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S first-drive

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S first-drive

On road or on track, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S is ready to thrill the thrill seekers. It’s a beast - 503 horsepower does the trick there - but one that's also refined; more than track-capable yet finessed in so many ways that it could well be the perfect road-going sports coupe.

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Mercedes-AMG rumored to be at work on SLR successor with 1035bhp

Mercedes-AMG rumored to be at work on SLR successor with 1035bhp

One of the coolest cars that Mercedes ever made was the Mercedes SLR with its big V8 and gull wing doors. Rumors are flying that Mercedes is working on a successor to the SLR that is expected to bow in as a 2018 model. There are two different rumors floating around hinting at what the SLR successor might be like and both of them are very interesting.

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Mercedes tipped to deliver GLC fuel cell vehicle by 2018

Mercedes tipped to deliver GLC fuel cell vehicle by 2018

Automakers have been working on fuel cell powered vehicles for years now and the tech has resulted in some cars that have been tested in public. So far, there hasn’t been a fuel cell vehicles that you can go down to your local dealership and purchase. That may change with the Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle due next year and other automakers like Mercedes working on production models.

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Self-driving cars may need to be bad drivers to succeed

Self-driving cars may need to be bad drivers to succeed

A self-driving car getting pulled over by traffic police sounds like the subject of an xkcd comic, but Google's autonomous run-in with the law shows the robots have a lot to learn. Getting stopped for driving too slowly amid other traffic might only be the tip of the iceberg, in fact, and it's entirely possible that autonomous vehicles will need to learn to be worse on the road in order to fit in.

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New Mercedes SL teased ahead of LA debut next week

New Mercedes SL teased ahead of LA debut next week

Mercedes is preparing to unveil its all-new SL series and ahead of that official unveil at the LA Auto Show the German firm is teasing fans with a dark image of the front end of the car. It's hard to tell much about what the car will look like, but the new SL certainly has a striking front end from what we can see.

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Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition makes 885 lb-ft of torque

Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition makes 885 lb-ft of torque

If ever a car was appropriately named, it’s the Brabus Rocket 900 and a special edition of the car called the Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition has debuted in Dubai. To live up to its name as a rocketship, the car packs 888hp and 885 lb-ft of torque under the hood. The mill making all that grunt is a twin-turbo V12 engine.

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RM Sotheby’s to Auction ’55 Mercedes 300 SL Sportabteilung Gullwing

RM Sotheby’s to Auction ’55 Mercedes 300 SL Sportabteilung Gullwing

One of the most valuable of all classic Mercedes-Benz cars are the 300 SL Gullwing cars of the mid to late ‘50s. RM Sotheby’s is set to auction off one of these rare cars and this one is even more special and rare than the norm. The car is a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Sportabteilung" Gullwing. The car is a special completion version of 300 SL and is only one of four that were made.

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Mercedes’ Vision Tokyo is a vast self-driving party lounge

Mercedes’ Vision Tokyo is a vast self-driving party lounge

Picture the scene. You're standing in the neon glimmer of downtown Tokyo and, silently creeping through the crowds, comes a Blade Runner cyborg badger with a Mercedes-Benz badge. Latest in the German marque's outlandish concept cars, the autonomous lounge pod, dubbed Vision Tokyo, borrows the styling cues - not to mention the self-driving technology - from the F 015 Luxury in Motion - repurposed for Generation Z.

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Mercedes to equip S and E-Class cars with CO2 AC system starting in 2017

Mercedes to equip S and E-Class cars with CO2 AC system starting in 2017

Mercedes has announced that it intends to comply with new EU climate protection regulations that start in 2017 by moving two of its popular luxury cars to new types of air conditioning systems. The S-Class and E-Class cars will move to CO2 air conditioning systems starting in 2017. Mercedes says that the new AC systems were developed based on the DIN specifications defined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive industry.

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