Mercedes-Benz A Class News
Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any production car in history. Aerodynamic drag consists of two parts. The drag coefficient measures how slippery the design is. It combines with the frontal area of the car, or how much air it has to push out of the way as it runs down the road. Automakers...
Geneva auto show green car preview: concepts, electric cars, new models
Media days at the huge and influential Geneva show are March 6 and March 7, and this year it looks like the show will offer a lot of news for plug-in electric car fans. Several significant new production cars powered entirely by batteries are expected to make their debuts. They'll be supplemented...John Voelcker
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback to spawn CLA sedan, EQA electric car
The Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan made a big splash when it first arrived as a 2014 model, complete with a much-discussed Super Bowl ad spot the previous year. The small, coupe-like sedan was built on the underpinnings of the smallest Mercedes on the market, the A-Class sold in Europe since the...John Voelcker
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Compact Car: NY Auto Show Video
Last week's New York Auto Show had few out-and-out concept cars. One was the Scion FR-S sports coupe, a striking deep red shape that wowed crowds throughout the time we were there. Despite its 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, it's not inherently on the green end of the scale. But another...John Voelcker
Latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive Licensee: Mercedes-Benz ???
Toyota leads the world in hybrid-electric vehicles, having built well over 2 million of them since 1997. That's more than half the hybrids on the planet. Now, with new electric cars about to hit the showrooms--the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, for example--Toyota wants to cement its...John Voelcker
Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell: Full Details on Electric Hatchback for Europe
Joining the electric-vehicle party, Mercedes-Benz has released final details of its first mass-produced all-electric car, which will start coming down the line in October at its plant in Rastatt, Germany. Its formal debut will be at the 2010 Paris Motor Show later this month. Don't get your hopes...John Voelcker