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The Mercedes-Benz X-Class may have ended production due to low sales, but this particular X350d was transformed into a one-off, 6-wheeled pickup truck by Classic Youngtimers. Featuring a custom-built subframe that makes room for a third axle, seating room for our passengers as well as the driver, and the ability to go just about anywhere. Unfortunately, it has already been sold. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Mercedes-Benz teased the interior of its all-new 2022 EQS a few months back, but now, they’ve officially unveiled their luxury electric sedan. The vehicle combines technology, design, functionality and connectivity to delight both drivers as well as passengers. The US market is set to get the EQS 450+ with 329 hp and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 516 hp, both of which can be charged with up to 200 kW at fast charging stations using a direct current, good for up to a 479-mile range. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS Concept may looks impressive on the outside, but its interior is where it really shines, thanks to the MBUX Hyperscreen. The massive OLED system is surrounded by a continuous plastic front frame, with the visible part painted in “Silver Shadow” that undergoes an extensive three-coating process to achieve a high-quality surface impression through extremely thin intermediate coats. A built-in ambient lighting system is installed in the lower part of the MBUX Hyperscreen to make the unit appear to float on the instrument panel. Read more for the video and additional information.
The FAW Group’s Hongqi H9 luxury sedan aims to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in China. The exterior boasts protruding red trim, an integral part of the model’s front face, and a classic waterfall grill, while the side profile sports flowing lines extending from the headlamps to the rear. Step around back, and the rear integrates modern techniques with Chinese culture elements such as the Tian’anmen Rostrum of Beijing. Readm ore for an in-depth test drive and additional information.
The Traxxas TRX-6 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6×6 just might be the most rugged r/c car yet since it has power going to all six wheels. Other features include three T-Lock remote-locking differentials, portal axles, high/low transmission, six aluminum long-travel shocks, and an extremely accurate body with brilliant LED lighting to make it the most capable RC crawler to hit the trails. Its approach (60°) and departure (55°) angles, when paired with the 3.14-inch round clearance as well as its 45-degree steering angle, means that it climbs with ease. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is limited to just 275-units worldwide, all of which have been sold, and it’s the first plug-in hybrid supercar from the automaker with F1-derived technology. Featuring a hybrid drivetrain that generates 1,039hp, thanks to give motors with different functions – one internal combustion and four electric motors, mated to an 8-speed single-clutch manual transmission variant. Read more to see a new video of it at the track and for additional information.
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The Mercedes-Benz F100 concept made its debut at the 1991 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and it was far ahead of its time to say the least. This front-wheel drive, hydrogen-powered vehicle has five seats, complete with central driver’s seat, roof-mounted solar cells, and even rotating-swiveling front doors. Other features include electric seats, satellite navigation, an electrically adjustable steering wheel, tire pressure monitoring system, and a key card. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Mercedes-Benz debuted the next-generation MBUX Hyperscreen, a 56-inch curved OLED display that basically doubles as the infotainment system. It’s set to debut as an option for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz and features 8 CPU cores, 24GB of RAM with 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth, a multifunction camera as well as a sensor that automatically changes the brightness of the screen depending on the lighting conditions. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is powered by an F1 engine, so what better person to have drive one after work than Lewis Hamilton? This hypercar’s highly-efficient hybrid power unit and the electrified front axle ensure an exciting mix of performance and efficiency. Both combine to produce over 1000 hp and its high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system is an intelligently networked unit consisting of a combustion engine and a total of four electric motors, two of which drive the front wheels to allow variable all-wheel drive. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE driving simulator just might be the coolest one you’ve seen yet, as it accurately replicates the hypercar’s cockpit, controls, as well as its production-ready interior. Surrounding this motion platform is a massive 29.5-foot wide curved screen with images being sent from five 4K projectors. A high-tech rig turns or tilts the Project One cockpit to match the road. All of this data is then used to let engineers refine the production vehicle. Read more for a video and additional information.