First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e

A Touch of Luxury Class in EVs There’s an electric-powered Mercedes-Benz out there, but you can be forgiven if you haven’t noticed. Quietly, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e is rolling around town, if you happen to be in California or other EV friendly locales. The B250e is a five-door hatchback–not the shape you expect from Mercedes. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Smart ForTwo Passion

The Short Game Gets an Upgrade If you’re an urban commuter or daily life includes a lot of short city trips, the 2016 Smart ForTwo looks appealing. But it’s really an impractical form of transportation not designed for mass appeal and likely won’t attain it even with a new drivetrain, slightly ... Read More...

News: Mercedes-Benz AMG Forced To Go Hybrid Powertains By 2020

High-performance Meets Environmental Technology Mercedes-Benz AMG, the high-performance tuner division of Mercedes-Benz, finds itself between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Known for its brutally powerful gasoline engines, AMG is now faced with stringent new emissions standards imposed by the European Union. The EU’s latest CO2 emissions rules spell out ... Read More...

Test Drive: 2013/2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 With Start-Stop

Direct Injection, Diesel and Start-Stop Pump Up MPG. In response to Europe's 2007 legislated carbon emissions reduction rules, Mercedes-Benz and other European automakers began equipping their non-hybrid vehicles with start-stop systems, a relatively low-tech, low-cost technology that moderately improves tailpipe emissions and fuel economy. Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... Read More...