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Canada-based INKAS specializes in armored vehicles, and their latest project is based on the Mercedes-Benz V Class. Sporting the CEN BR6 armor level, it can withstand armor piercing rounds from a rifle, two hand grenade blasts detonated beneath the van floor, and protection all around the perimeter, including door seams as well as ceiling. Run-flat tires, a P/A system and emergency lights ensure that you’ll be able to keep going even when things get dicey outside. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Auto enthusiast Mikhail Litvin from Russia is a well known social media influencer, and apparently, his Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S has been plagued with problems ever since taking delivery. How many problems? Well, it has gone back to the local dealership at least five times, and each time he’s been sent back without a fix. So, he decided to cut his losses and just burn the vehicle for social media views, which has so far, amassed over 11.5-million views on YouTube alone. Read more to see the stunt in its entirety.
The BRABUS Rocket 900 One of Ten, based on the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, is limited to just 10 vehicles worldwide. It’s powered by a biturbo 4.5L V8 generating increased 900 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque, mated to a SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed sports transmission. This means the all-wheel drive, four-seat coupe is capable of hitting 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 186 mph in just 23.9 seconds and topping out at an electronically limited 205 mph. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the successor to the SLS AMG and builds upon its predecessor in every way possible. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 generating 730 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels. All of this power means that it can hit 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds. Read more to see it in-action at the Nürburgring.
Canada-based INKAS unveiled their latest creation, the VIP Mobile Office, based on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 van, and it might be the most luxurious yet. Customers will be able to customize it to their needs, with options like bulletproof panels / glass, CCTV, a 360-degree surveillance camera, military-grade air filtration systems, cell signal jammers and lots more. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
Mercedes-Benz has been expanding its range of EVs, and just one yea after they released their first battery-powered vehicle, the EQC SUV, they decided to go the urban transport route. Called the eScooter, it was designed with one thing in mind: longevity. Thanks to top-quality components, it can last over 3,000-miles, all the while being easily transported in an automobile or public transport. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR (ADVANCED VEHICLE TRANSFORMATION) was inspired by the Avatar movie and first unveiled at CES 2020 back in January. It aims to showcase a new interaction between humans, machine and nature. By just lifting a hand, the menu selection is projected onto the palm, through which the passenger can intuitively choose between different functionalities, while a curved display module creates the visual connection between passengers and the outside world. Read more for the first road test video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Lujie Huang
Most autonomous cars put function over form, but industrial designer Lujie Huang’s Mercedes-Benz Vision Duet is the perfect combination of both. It’s essentially an autonomous electric 3-seat grand tourer that has a built-in picnic table, and apparently, no doors, or at least ones that can be easily removed. The open-air design aims to offer an entirely new road trip experience, according to the designer. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
In 2022-2023, there will be the Tesla Semi and then the Mercedes-Benz GenH2. This concept truck was made specially for long haul transportation using Daimler’s ePowetrain modular platform and offers a range of up to 621-miles on a single tank of hydrogen. The production model has a gross vehicle weight of 40 tonnes and a payload of 25 tonnes. Power comes from two liquid hydrogen tanks and a powerful, yet highly efficient, fuel cell system. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Mercedes wants its new S-Class interior to evoke feelings of luxury and wellness. How so? Through the use of leather (quilted, perforated), wood and metal combined together in a nautical theme. The seats offer “Energizing Seat Kinetics,” which is a system that automatically makes precise adjustments for better support during short, medium or long drives. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.