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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC Shows Off It's Amazing Technology at the Paris Motor Show

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC Shows Off It’s Amazing Technology at the Paris Motor Show

It’s the company’s first electric SUV!

One month after it made its official debut, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the company’s first all-electric crossover, showed up for public display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Displayed alongside the new-generation GLE Class, the EQC has quite a few technologies to showcase in France.

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2018 Mercedes EQ Silver Arrow

2018 Mercedes EQ Silver Arrow

This stunner is a concept that has our senses going haywire

Mercedes has unveiled the Vision EQ Silver Arrows Concept, and it is a stunner. The concept is a feast for the senses, a product of Mercedes’ masterful use of its own heritage and reinventing it with a futuristic electric-jolted twist. As it is, the EQ Silver Arrow is a showcase concept — and what a concept, it is — that we’ll never see in production form. The good news is that the concept isn’t just a muscle-flexing design exercise, too. Parts of the concept will appear in Mercedes’ new electric brand offshoot, EQ. As to what those parts are? We’ll just have to wait and find out.

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Mercedes Drops New Teaser of Pebble Beach-Bound Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept

Mercedes Drops New Teaser of Pebble Beach-Bound Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept

Concept is taking shape days after its world debut

Mercedes’ not-so-mysterious Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept is a few days away from making its debut, and as expected, the German automaker isn’t wasting time generating some buzz ahead of the concept’s grand unveiling. Mercedes’ own design boss, Gorden Wagener, is the latest to drop a teaser of the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept, giving us a shadowy close-up look of the car’s side profile.

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Mercedes Teases a New Retro Electric Concept for Pebble Beach

Mercedes Teases a New Retro Electric Concept for Pebble Beach

Could this be the future of Mercedes’ EQ brand?

We already know that Mercedes-Benz is bringing a new show car to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We also know that it’s called the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept and its in-house name — Electric Silver Arrow — suggests that it’s connected to the automaker’s newly created EQ electric brand. Everything else, though, is still a mystery, and Merc’s latest teaser of the car doesn’t show anything revealing other than confirming speculation that the concept will be heavily based on Mercedes’ 1930’s racing design.

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Mercedes-AMG Aesthetics Progressive Luxury aka Electric Silver Arrow to Debut at Pebble Beach

Mercedes-AMG Aesthetics Progressive Luxury aka Electric Silver Arrow to Debut at Pebble Beach

German automaker’s EQ brand could get more exciting real soon

Mercedes is cooking up quite the presence at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, one that will be highlighted by the debut of the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept. The streamlined prototype reveals little at this point, but the concept, which reportedly carries the in-house name, Electric Silver Arrow, is pegged as a halo model for the German automaker’s newly created EQ electric brand.

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2017 Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet

The first Maybach convertible in almost 80 years!

Revived for the second time in 2014, this time around as Mercedes-Maybach, Stuttgart’s super premium firm is on a roll, now offering no fewer than five different models. There are the S500 and S600 sedans, the longer S600 Pullman, the G650 Landaulet SUV, and the S650 Cabriolet. Maybach is also doing well as far as concept cars go, with the stunning Vision 6 getting everyone excited about a big luxury coupe we might see in showrooms in a few years. Now, Mercedes-Maybach turned the Vision 6 into a convertible, signaling that this concept is moving closer to becoming a production model.

Unveiled at the 2017 Monterey Car Week, the Vision 6 Cabriolet was previewed by a coupe of teasers that made everyone think of something entirely different. While most speculated that Mercedes is launching a brand-new concept, it turned out that Maybach simply chopped the roof off the Vision 6. But while it may sound a bit disappointing, it’s proof that the Germans have big plans for the Vision 6. This could also mean that Maybach may get a standalone model that’s larger and more luxurious than theS-Class Coupe. Just like in the good old days when Maybach was an independent firm and competed against the likes of Rolls-Royce, Cadillac, and Duesenberg. But, until that happens, let’s see what the Vision 6 Cabriolet brings to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet.

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Mercedes Teases Its New Concept For Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Mercedes Teases Its New Concept For Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

This is shaping up to be one interesting concept

Just a few days ago, Mercedes gave us a big shock when it posted a short video of its design team in a meeting, essentially giving us the low down to expect a new sports car concept when Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance kicks off on August 20, 2017. At the time, they failed to give us any information at all, aside from Gorden Wagener – the Chief Designer – saying that it will be an “icon of the brand” and a “big surprise.” Along with those words were just a couple of sketches on the table ahead of them that depicted a red sports car of sorts and a wheel design. There were also sketches of the IAA concept in the mix as well, pointing to the possibility that the new concept could share some DNA with it, but it was mentioned that the front end was going to be dramatically different. Now, Mercedes has released an official teaser of its upcoming concept and, while it doesn’t give us much information, it is rather intriguing, to say the least.

First off, you can see the wheel that was displayed in the sketch from the first video. It actually looks quite sporty and appears to have some 24 thin spokes, so it’s essentially going to roll on the German version of wire wheels. At the beginning of the video, we see a slanted silhouette view of the car from the beltline up, exposing a long flat roof that gently curves to the rear. Meanwhile, the body line just below the belt line is long and slightly curved, which should bring some exquisite elegance to the concept, to say the least. The video then quickly pans to the front end where we get to see an unmistakably long hood with excessively sharp body lines and a Mercedes emblem perched at the tip – clearly something that points to this being one luxurious vehicle and probably outside of the confines of most of our pockets, should it make it into production. The interior actually looks a little bland but features some copper or gold trim and a chrome steering wheel. The instrument cluster consists of just two gauges while tall center console quite literally separates passenger from the driver. So, what is this car really going to be? Keep reading to see the short video and to hear more about it.

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What is this Mysterious Sports Car Concept that Mercedes Will Debut at Pebble Beach?

What is this Mysterious Sports Car Concept that Mercedes Will Debut at Pebble Beach?

We don’t know much yet, but it looks like we’re in for quite the surprise

The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance takes place on August 20, so it’s just a matter of weeks before we get to lay eyes on some of the most gorgeous cars in existence. And, while some of our favorite celebrities are sure to make an appearance – think Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay Leno, among others – we now have word that there will be an all-new sports car concept sporting a Mercedes badge making its world debut. The word comes thanks to a quick post on Instagram and Twitter of a video that gave us a peek inside a secretive meeting at the Advance Design Center in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Of course, the video post left a lot to the imagination and told us very little, but Gorden Wagener – the Chief Designer – says it will be “an icon or the brand” and that it’s sure to be a “big surprise.”

In the video, we can make out a sketch of a wheel that is undoubtedly for the new concept and a somewhat blurry glimpse as a sketch of a car. Unfortunately, however, we can’t make out much of the design cues. We know it will be a sports car, though, and considering they had sketches of the IAA concept, I suspect it will be related to that in one way or another. Wagener did make it a point to tell us that the front end was going to be different, though, so even if it has the same silhouette as the IAA, it will certainly sport some different design cues. So, just what can we expect from Mercedes at Pebble Beach? Well, I have a couple of ideas, so let’s take a look at the video, and talk a little more about it.

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Mercedes-Maybach Teases New Concept Car For Pebble Beach

Mercedes-Maybach Teases New Concept Car For Pebble Beach

Is the luxury firm finally building a two-door coupe?

Pebble Beach is known as a charitable event that holds a Concours d’Elegance that brings together some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful classic cars, but it’s also the place where many exotic modern cars have made their public debut in recent years. This year’s edition will be no different and it seems that we’ll be seeing at least one spectacular concept car in the metal. It comes from Mercedes-Benz and it’s a massive, 20-foot long two-door coupe.

The German brand unveiled the teaser above on its Facebook page with the following caption: "A new age of automotive luxury stretches before us — and it spans nearly 20 feet in length. True beauty deserves room to breathe."

Although this statement doesn’t provide much information, the sheer size of the vehicle and the badge visible on the C-pillar suggests we’re looking at a Maybach concept car. This seems somewhat strange given that we haven’t heard of Maybach planning to launch a new model anytime soon, but a concept car doesn’t necessarily preview a production model.

For instance, the last time Maybach built a coupe, it was just a one-off created for Fulda Tires, the German division of Goodyear. I’m talking about the Excelero, a 19-foot long, two-door based on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.

On the other hand, now that Mercedes-Benz has an S-Class Coupe in its stable, a production two-door Maybach based on the massive Merc is more than feasible. With the underpinnings and engine already up for grabs (with certain modifications, of course), the luxury brand will only have to handle the coachbuilding and the new interior.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The first generation of the C-Class Coupe appeared out of the blue, when the previous C-Class was facelifted in 2011, to replace the CLC-Class — a three-door hatchback Mercedes marketed as a coupe. Four years have passed since the C-Class received a true coupe version, and the second-generation C-Class Coupe is here ahead of its announced official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Internally-codenamed C205, the new C-Class Coupe has grown in size quite a bit, which in theory should create a rather tasty dilemma for some customers. In short, the new C-Class Coupe should actually offer more interior space than the theoretically larger and more expensive E-Class Coupe, not to mention the fact that it will also be lighter and have a more modern interior.

But until we find out more about that, what’s obvious here is that the 2017 C-Class Coupe is a shrunken S-Class Coupe with styling cues taken from the C-Class Sedan, which makes it quite the sexy proposition compared to compact coupes such as the 2015 BMW 4 Series and the 2016 Audi A5.

Updated 05/16/2016: Mercedes announced prices for the 2017 C300 Coupe which is now on sale at dealers nationwide. Check the "Prices" section to see how much it will cost you.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe.

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Video: Jay Leno and the Pebble Beach Concepts

Video: Jay Leno and the Pebble Beach Concepts

Jay Leno had a ton of fun at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours, taking in all of the luxury vehicles in attendance, including all of the concepts revealed. In the last episode of Jay Leno’s Garage show, Leno took his time reviewing the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento and the Urus Concepts, but his new episode focuses more on the other concepts presented at the show.

Leno got an up-close look at Infiniti’s fully electric Emerg-E, as well as the latest concept coupes from Rolls-Royce Bespoke and Mercedes-Benz. The first concept to be reviewed is the Emerge-E, which received less than stellar marks. Next, Leno takes a look at the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe which will be unveiled in production form sometime next year. His final concept to review was the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Aviator Collection which is also set to be put into limited production.

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1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo

1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo

Just two years after the first Mercedes-Benz automobile rolled off of the lineup, the newly joined team of Mercedes and Benz dove into the emerging sports car industry. Sports cars of the 1920s were nothing like they are today, but they were just as relatively advanced as today’s sports cars are to today’s econo-boxes.

This Mercedes-Benz sports car, dubbed the 680S Saoutchik Torpedo, was a marvel of its era, as it featured a perfect mixture of styling from various classes and areas. It was not only a sports car, but a luxury car too. In addition, it was a perfect combination of German engineering and French design, having been designed by Jaques Saoutchik.

To boot, it was the fastest sports car in the world at the time, making it a deadly combination. It’s no wonder that it just won the “Best of Show” award at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Click past the jump to read our full review of the Mercedes 680S Saoutchik Torpedo.

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The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 6

The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 6

Adam Carolla may be in the hot seat for some "decorated" commentary during the Adam Carolla Show podcast, but The Car Show can still forge ahead, hopefully without a loss of viewers. This week’s episode finds the hosts testing the Mercedes SLS AMG against the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Dan Neil strolling through the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and an interview with the outstanding Jason Castriota.

Usually a nice segway into the other, more important segments of the show, this week’s mini segments were a bit on the disappointing side. There was a "prank" type video showing us the World’s Worse Valet which had its funny moments, but fell short of what we expected. Then there was the biggest waste of time to date, the Great Car Knack. This mini segment has Adam dressed to the hilt in a cheap fortune teller costume while telling the people in the audience their future. It sounds ridiculous and, well, it was.

Full details on the The Car Show: Season 1 Episode 6 after the jump.

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Mercedes celebrates 100 years of sportscar heritage at Pebble Beach

Mercedes celebrates 100 years of sportscar heritage at Pebble Beach

Porsche to celebrate 60 years at Pebble Beach this year? Well Mercedes is going to one up them and celebrate over 100 years. How about them apples? Never to be outdone, Mercedes will be featuring eight of its iconic cars spanning over all of their 108 years at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

On August 12-15th, 2010, Mercedes will have a 1902 Mercedes Simplex, a 1929 SSK, 1952 W194 300SL, 1955 W196 300SLR "Uhlenhaut Coupe, " 1956 W198 300SL, 1970 C111-II, 2011 SLS AMG, and the 2011 SLS AMG GT3 on display at the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge. Not only will they have these eight historic machines on display, but they will also have the entire E-Class line, a Sony Gran Turismo gaming sled, and a Maybach display.

And, of course, we saved the best for last. Mercedes will also have the SLS AMG line at available for test drives during this fun-filled weekend as well Classic Center vehicles that will be available for purchase.

Monterey is turning into the place to be in August. We’ll be covering all of the cars that make their appearance known during the Pebble Beach weekend so stay tuned for all of the coverage.

Hit the jump for the official press release.

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