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The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR is more than just an Avatar-inspired concept

In many ways, Mercedes-Benz's new VISION AVTR concept car is everything we've come to expect from automakers at CES 2020: exaggerated style wrapped in an ambitious message, in this particular case James Cameron’s epic “Avatar” movie. Certainly, the VISION AVTR - which stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation - is full of gloriously hi-tech details that Mercedes says embody the next chapter of sustainable luxury. Think ecologically-sound mobility mixed with awe-inspiring, futuristic design that tries to highlight the interaction between humans and machines. It's a tall order, but then again the VISION AVTR is a big car.

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Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes VISION AVTR is a wild concept car inspired by “Avatar”

Mercedes-Benz has brought a new concept car to CES 2020, with the VISION AVTR inspired by James Cameron's epic "Avatar" movie. Intended to embody themes of ecologically-sound mobility and the interaction of the passenger and their vehicle, the striking concept also uses new green materials.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB First Drive Review: 3-row SUV is compact not compromised

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB First Drive Review: 3-row SUV is compact not compromised

Even before the arrival of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new compact 2020 GLB SUV, the German automaker has a full eight sport utility vehicles for the US market. The GLB takes it to nine SUVs in total, which is more than what I was expecting before I double-checked to compensate for my aging memory. That's a whole lot of options if you want a luxury truck, and a very broad range when it comes to size and abilities: the GLB happens to be the seventh car to utilize Mercedes’ new compact car platform, the same architecture as found under the A-Class and CLA coupe.

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2021 Mercedes GLA 250 and AMG GLA 35 promise punchy compact SUVs

2021 Mercedes GLA 250 and AMG GLA 35 promise punchy compact SUVs

Mercedes is adding an entry-level SUV to the range, the 2021 GLA 250, and Mercedes-AMG is getting in on the action with a punched-up version that could well be the modern-day hot hatch. A compact SUV, the GLA packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine along with the cabin technology that we've been so impressed by in the A-Class Sedan.

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Mercedes launches autonomous cars in first US ride-hailing pilot

Mercedes launches autonomous cars in first US ride-hailing pilot

Mercedes is bringing its autonomous cars to US roads, kicking off a pilot automated ride-hailing project that will see self-driving luxury sedans prowling select streets in Silicon Valley. The Urban Automated Driving project is deploying specially customized Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars, outfitted with special tech from Bosch, that can be summoned via an app and will then drive themselves to the destination.

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This Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is about as excessive as luxury SUVs get

This Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is about as excessive as luxury SUVs get

Mercedes isn't short on luxurious SUVs, but the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC takes that concept to heady extremes. The newest addition to the Maybach range, it's the first truck to bear that badge, though think less along the lines of "off-road hero" and more like "serious luxury presence."

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 SUV is 603hp seating for seven

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 SUV is 603hp seating for seven

Just how fast do you need you uber-luxury SUV to actually go? If you're Mercedes-Benz, and the glitzy truck in question is the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, the answer is apparently 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 174 mph. Not bad at all for something with seating for up to seven.

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This 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is an SUV to put sports cars to shame

This 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is an SUV to put sports cars to shame

The SUV is truly putting the sports car on notice, or at least that's the message you can't help but take away from the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S SUV, which makes its debut today at the LA Auto Show 2019. Headed to dealerships in the US midway through next year, its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine is good for 603 horsepower, and that makes for an SUV that can do 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: US pricing confirmed for electric SUV

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC: US pricing confirmed for electric SUV

Mercedes-Benz has priced up its first all-electric SUV, the 2020 EQC, confirming it'll start from under $70k when it arrives in the US - and that's before federal tax incentives. Announced more than a year ago, the ECQ isn't expected to arrive on North American shores until early 2020.

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Mercedes chief confirms electric G-Class to save the iconic SUV

Mercedes chief confirms electric G-Class to save the iconic SUV

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class may not be the first vehicle to come to mind when you think of green motoring, but the German automaker has confirmed plans to make an electric version of the boxy SUV. First launched in 1979, the G-Class - also known as the G-Wagon or G-Wagon - is one of the longest-produced vehicles in the company's history, but rising emissions standards had left some to question its future.

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Vision Mercedes Simplex is a futuristic retro concept

Vision Mercedes Simplex is a futuristic retro concept

Mercedes has unveiled a design concept called the Vision Mercedes Simplex at Design Essentials 2019. The automaker says that the concept is a "sculpture embodying the heritage and future of the luxury brand." The design of the concept is meant to remind of the 1901 Mercedes 35 PS racing car that set the racing world on its head that year at a racetrack that ran from Nice to La Turbie.

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Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQS is an unexpectedly practical concept of eco-luxury

Where does the luxury car go next, not just when it comes to what's under the hood, but in a new age of design, autonomy, and sustainability? That's the question Mercedes-Benz has set out to answer at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, with the VISION EQS concept previewing one possibility and the future of the automaker's Progressive Luxury design language.

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