Ultimate Mercedes-Benz or Stand-Up Maybach?

On Saturday afternoon, holiday shoppers were perusing models on the showroom floor of Mercedes-Benz Manhattan on Park Avenue. A few blocks away were a Ferrari-Maserati dealership and the Audi Forum to tempt them. But more than a few were captivated instead by a huge, whalelike black vehicle sporting a red bow on its nose and seeming to scrape the dealer’s ceiling — the Sprinter Grand Edition.

“We are the only place where you can buy this,” said Vincent Varga, a sales representative for the dealership. “We have sold four of them.”
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Mercedes-Benz to Produce 500 E-Cell A-Class Electric Cars

Mercedes-Benz, as part of its collaboration with Tesla Motors, will produce 500 battery-powered “E-Cell” versions of its small A-Class, introducing the car at the Paris auto show in October.

According to Shirin Emeera,  a Daimler spokeswoman, details of the electric car will be announced on Sept. 15. She said the car would be produced at the Mercedes Rastatt plant, near Stuttgart, Germany, where the A-Class (which is not sold in the United States) is produced. Delivery of the cars will begin early next year.
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New 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Breaks Cover

Mercedes-Benz provided an advance look at the new CLS in January at the Detroit auto show, where Gorden Wagener, head of design for Mercedes, unveiled a raw metal model of the car, polished and gleaming like a prop from a “Terminator” film.

Now the company has released photos of the production version of the car, which it will reveal at the Paris auto show in late September.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, ML450 HYBRID and Fuel Cell to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG

The 563-horsepower Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercar, the fuel-sipping E350 BlueTEC and the fuel-cell-powered F-Cell will be making their North American debuts at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public December 4-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mercedes-Benz will also launch its first hybrid SUV — the ML450 HYBRID — as well as the impressive SPLITVIEW dual-content viewing technology.

All-New SLS AMG Supercar

The first-ever car designed and developed from the ground up by Mercedes-AMG, the new SLS AMG supercar features a lightweight aluminum space-frame body with gullwing doors and a 563-horsepower dry-sump V8 engine. With its front-mid engine and dual-clutch seven-speed, the compelling SLS AMG boasts ideal weight distribution and race-car-like handling. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, ML450 HYBRID and Fuel Cell to Debut at L.A. Auto Show