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    Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 125 years with sculpture, battery patent

    Daimler celebrates 125 years since Carl Benz's Patent-MotorWagen – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back on January 29th of 1886, Karl Benz filed the patent for his "vehicle with gas-engine drive." It's an important date in the history of the automobile, and Daimler is looking back ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz B55 does the burnout we've been waiting for

    Mercedes-Benz B55 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When Mercedes-Benz first dropped word that a team of enterprising individuals had wedged a kicking Silver Arrow V8 under the hood of the company's diminutive B-Class hatch, we immediately began searching around for a video of the ...

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    AMG looking to go smaller than C-Class?

    Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the crew at Inside Line, AMG may be looking into working its magic on a model below the current C-Class. While speaking at this year's LA Auto Show, Ola Kaellenius, the head honcho of the Mercedes-Benz go-fast ...

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    Rumormill: New details on next Mercedes B-Class leak out... is it U.S. bound?

    Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few details have surfaced surrounding the upcoming new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. According to Autocar, the Silver Arrow is cooking up something special for the hatchback's platform. In addition to being able to build the ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz readying raft of new product, including B-Class coupe

    The product pipeline for Mercedes-Benz is a Horn of Plenty over the next three years, with at least seven new models landing on American shores on top of refreshed and new-generation offerings. We've seen the new CL, CLS, S-Class and R-Class, and spy shots of the coming SLK, SL, SLS Convertible, ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup set to expand in U.S.

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan – click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has a pretty ambitious goal to grow its U.S. sales by 30 percent over the next five years, and execs apparently think they will need to expand downmarket to do it. According to Automotive News, Ernst Lieb, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz polling customers on bringing B-Class to the States

    Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Almost since the day that Mercedes-Benz introduced the A-Class and then B-Blass models over a decade ago, the company has been hemming and hawing about whether to offer the cars in the U.S. market. A combination of factors, ...

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    Rumormill: Infiniti to offer entry-level CUV based on Benz A/B Class

    If you believe the rumors dusting up from L'Automobile Magazine, Nissan may be borrowing more than a small engine from Daimler. The French site is reporting that the two companies could be looking into sharing an entire platform in order to create a new Infiniti-badged CUV. If our Google translator ...

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    Report: AMG working on super saloon to slot in below C-Class

    Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors of a smaller, entry-level new saloon for Mercedes-Benz's in-house tuning division AMG just won't seem to go away. As before, these latest reports suggest that the next-generation of the B-Class would be the model to ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz working on B-Class AMG

    2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Shortly after the next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class launches in 2011, it has been reported that the United States will receive its own version of this car. Now, a new report from Automotive News suggests that an ...

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    Report: Mercedes to launch B-Class-based hatchback, CUV in U.S.

    Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the United States, the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio starts off with the C-Class sedan. Those familiar with the alphabet may realize that there are at least two available letters before 'C' that would theoretically ...

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    Report: AMG pondering RWD performance version of small FWD Benz

    When we think of AMG, the first thing that comes to mind is a herculean 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers hellacious thrust. We don't give rear-wheel drive much think time because with Mercedes-Benz and AMG, it's a given. That will change for Mercedes in the next couple years with the introduction ...

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    Ford introduces new Figo hatchback for India's burgeoning B-segment

    2010 Ford Figo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    You could be forgiven for thinking that Ford is starting to get a nicely thick global portfolio of B-segment cars, but with the class of vehicles picking up steam worldwide, the Blue Oval is keen to become an even bigger player – ...

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    REPORT: Toyota considering cooperation with Daimler on compact, full-size models

    According to a report from Auto Motor und Sport, Toyota is considering a partnership with Daimler to build Mercedes-Benz' A- and B-Class sub-compacts on the Japanese automaker's MC platform. The idea is to maximize the efficiency and output of Toyota's European plants, and could also include ...

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    Mercedes planning 1-series rival in 2011

    It's no secret that the Mercedes-Benz A-class hasn't been a resounding success and that the automaker is looking to revamp its entry-level line-up to better compete with rivals. According to Autocar, M-B boss Dieter "Dr. Z" Zetsche has green-lighted a new model that's taking aim at the BMW 1-series ...

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    Mercedes going solo for new A and B-Classes

    Mercedes' small cars, the A-Class and B-Class, have not been the runaway success that the German automaker had hoped they would be, partially due to high costs of production that drove retail prices up above their competitors. That's why Mercedes-Benz had been looking at forming a partnership with ...

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    Mercedes eyeing motors from MINI

    Just because BMW declined Mercedes' public offering to develop engines together doesn't mean that the 3-pointed star and the roundel can't work together at all. Mercedes has a B-Class car arriving in 2011, and it needs motors. BMW and Peugeot have developed 4-cylinder direct injection lumps that ...

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    Mercedes considers using next MINI platform for new compacts

    If Automotive News' sources are to be believed, BMW and Mercedes-Benz might be joining forces to develop a new front-wheel drive architecture that would underpin both automakers' compact offerings. BMW is likely in the process of developing a new platform for its MINI and Mercedes has already ...

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    Enter the rumormill: Lexus to develop 1-series rival for Europe

    The Lexus BS compact lived up to its name when rumors flew back in 2005.Those purveyors of the finest automotive speculation at Auto Motor und Sport recently sat down with Tokuichi Uranishi to discuss the finer points of Lexus' future. During the interview, the Toyota exec mentioned that if Lexus ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Ford Fiesta Concept sketches surface

    Auto Express has published a series of renderings that it swears are a dead ringer for the Ford Fiesta Concept that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. If that's true, then it's a very good thing, as the sketches show a B-class car that's one part Mondeo and one part S-Max with a ...


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