2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
With the dust settling on press days at the Frankfurt Auto Show, we can take a breath, think about what we saw, and start to sort out our impressions. One very clear message: German carmakers are taking electric cars seriously. Finally. Both Audi and BMW unveiled electric-car concepts that are thinly disguised versions of models that will go into production in 2013 and 2014. Mercedes-Benz showed a range-extended electric version of its new B-Class compact hatchback, and Volkswagen again showed its Golf Blue eMotion prototype electric car. Together, these are four plug-in electric cars from...
Small Is The New Big: Mercedes Bringing B-Class, A-Class To U.S.
Mercedes-Benz is betting the time is right for a new range of compact and subcompact vehicles in the U.S. market. Expect to see the first of these, the B-Class wagon, in 2013.Kurt Ernst
Compact, Fuel-Efficient Cars Grab Frankfurt Spotlight
Instead of outdoing each other with more mass and more horsepower, the focus at teh upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show seems to be on better fuel economy and more technology for the dollar.Kurt Ernst
2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Compact Hatchback Due At Frankfurt
Mention Mercedes-Benz, and most Americans envision luxurious full-size or mid-size sedans, or perhaps the successful ML crossover sport utility vehicle. They probably won't imagine a compact five-door hatchback with a three-pointed star on the nose, but that car--or a coupe or crossover derived...John Voelcker
New Mercedes-Benz B-Class Getting Five Different Powerplants
Mercedes-Benz is working on a brand new version of its B-Class hatchback that’s destined to go on sale in the U.S. late next year alongside a new A-Class hatchback, BLS four-door coupe and BLK compact crossover. This family of small cars from the German luxury brand will all ride on a new...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Onslaught Of Mercedes-Benz Compacts Coming In Next Five Years
Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first sector they look at is the auto industry. Here in the U.S. the government has imposed a tough 35.5 mpg fleet-wide fuel economy...Viknesh Vijayenthiran