An MBUX infotainment system and Intelligent Drive make it the most advanced A-Class yet. The tech-heavy and trendy Mercedes A-Class hatchback isn't making its way to the U.S. Tragic, I know. While that leaves American buyers to lust for the five-door from afar, Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the next best thing: an A-Class Sedan. Maybe America doesn't need a five-door after all. Its design, while familiar, is still very handsome. The stylish sedan uses the same cues from the A-Class hatchback, while drawing heavy inspiration from the CLA. It’s also the slipperiest Mercedes yet; it has a drag coefficient of just 0.22. Stretching out to 179.1 inches, the A-Class Sedan is shorter than the CLA (182.3 inches), but its wheelbase is longer (107.4 inches vs. 106.3 inches). Wheel options range from 17 to 19 inches, depending on trim. More from Merc's new A-Class: Mercedes A35 Debuting In Paris; A45 And A45 S Coming Later Mercedes A-Class Hybrid Could Get Electrically … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan Blends Sleek Styling With Lots Of Tech
The mini-CLS has arrived. The CLA will go down in history as the first compact Mercedes models in the United States and it’s safe to say the previous generation has been an immense success. The regular version along with the CLA Shooting Brake forbidden fruit racked up approximately 750,000 sales worldwide and allowed Mercedes to lure in younger buyers who then decided to stick with the three-pointed star for their next car purchase. For the 2020 model year, the CLA is being redesigned and these live shots from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provide us with a better look at the car’s sharp exterior design and tech-laden cabin. Serving as a more stylish alternative to the A-Class Sedan, the new CLA is being featured in the adjacent videos in the Edition 1 flavor with plenty of standard kit and cosmetic tweaks, but it’s worth noting the limited-run model is not currently planned for the U.S. market. Gallery: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class … [Read more...] about 2020 Mercedes CLA Detailed In Live Shots, Official Videos
A fresh look as the CLS moves to the MRA platform used for E- and S-Class. The extensive teaser campaign is over, and the all-new, third-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class finally makes its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new car, which gently evolves visually under the company’s Sensual Purity design language, will go on sale in the U.S. in fall 2018. It also will be the first model to introduce a new mild-hybrid powertrain with inline-six gas engines. Driving The New CLS: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class First Drive: Still A Trendsetter 2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 First Drive: More Modern, Less Muscle The new CLS-Class rides on Mercedes’ MRA modular chassis, and chief engineer Michael Kelz explains that, “it’s a combination of E-Cass and S-Class components.” It is built on the E-Class line in Sindelfingen, Germany, yet uses the interior, electronics, and driver-assistance components from the recently refreshed S-Class range. … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Introduces Mild-Hybrid Powertrain
People are buying small crossovers, and Mercedes is happy to give them even more choices. Mercedes-Benz already offers a full lineup of SUVs ranging from the little GLA-Class to the big GLS-Class, and the company plans to add even more models to the range in the coming years. Look towards the upcoming GLB-Class as a sign of the company's future because the firm intends most of these new crossovers to be smaller vehicles. More Mercedes News: Mercedes To Phase Out V6 Engines In Favor Of Straight-Sixes 2019 Mercedes G-Class Is More AMG Than Ever Mercedes GLB-Class SUV Spied Again Looking As Boxy As Ever "We see strong demand across our SUV range," Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz marketing and sales boss, told Automotive News. "We have more ideas to add new products to our portfolio, though maybe not so much at the upper end of the SUV range for now." Gallery: Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class Spy Photos 25 Photos It's hard to imagine how … [Read more...] about Want More Compact SUVs? Mercedes Has Them On The Way
It's a small crossover-inspired wagon with big ambitions. Ford’s new Focus Active wagon leaves us with mixed feelings. Don’t get us wrong – it’s awesome and we would love to see one in our driveway, but, unfortunately, that’s never going to happen. The company’s initial plan was to sell the rugged long-roof version of the fourth-generation Focus in the United States, but President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports put these ambitions to an end leaving the Mustang as the brand’s only car once the Fiesta, C-Max, Fusion, and Taurus are axed. Anyway, the Focus Active wagon joins the already revealed Focus Active five-door hatch offering customers SUV-inspired versatility, according to the manufacturer, despite the lack of an all-wheel drive. The vehicle comes with raised suspension and crossover-inspired styling with protective cladding all around. It’s not a true crossover, but Ford promises it should … [Read more...] about Ford Focus Active Wagon Won’t Cross Over To U.S.