The Ultra-Safe, Semi-Autonomous Concept: Mercedes-Benz 2019 ESF

Insight into what designers and engineers are doing to make driving safer

While the entire automotive industry shifts its attention toward autonomy and electrification, it’s important to remember that the keystone to a successful automotive brand is the safety of its vehicles—whether they be higher-capability autonomous rides or fully-electric hypercars. To remind consumers and industry members that the safety of the passengers precedes all else, Mercedes-Benz releases a concept vehicle nearly every 10 years. In 2009, the Mercedes-Benz …

Interview: Mercedes-Benz’s Robert Lesnik on the New GLB Concept

The brand's Director of Exterior Design explains their most rugged model yet

Unveiled at Auto Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz‘s newest concept (which will look nearly identical when it becomes a production car), the GLB is a seven-seater compact SUV that leans into the all-around demands of SUV drivers with a fresh interior. Families or outdoor enthusiasts alike will find something to appreciate about it. The GLB rounds out the SUV segment of Mercedes-Benz‘s line-up—one that’s appeased a wide swath …

Test Drive: The 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53 Series

High-performance in a subtle, sophisticated package

High-performance cars are meant to be fun, but brake calipers colored like Skittles and giant spoilers are a little overt for many drivers who don’t want their car to scream speed. For Mercedes-AMG—the performance arm of the Stuttgart-based brand—all that performance is available in more subtle designs. While not exactly impervious to the call of a fixed rear wing (the GT R coupe comes to …