Interview: Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener on Smart EQ’s Refreshed Future

In Valencia, the 100% electric vehicle declares the brand's future-forward intentions

Easy to drive, spritely, agile and ideal for city use, the refreshed line of smart EQ vehicles—the 2020 two-seat fortwo coupe and fortwo cabrio and the four-seat forfour—are now only offered as electric (and are no longer being sold in the US, sadly). This mid-cycle refresh touches most of the exterior (the new LED tail-lights are a highlight) and interior, but not the batteries or …

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Unveil a Two-Part Collaboration

The brands team up for a custom G63 and a 59-foot Tirranna performance boat, on show at the Miami International Boat show

Debuting this week, Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing‘s on- and off-land vehicles are an aesthetic pairing rooted in attention to detail and unprecedented power. The brands’ 12th collaboration to date, the one-of-one G63 and 59’ Tirranna were unveiled at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show on Key Biscayne. We had the opportunity to go for a ride in the AMG Edition race boat and it did …

Why Mercedes-Benz Partnered with Avatar to Create a Concept Car

The VISION AVTR is a glimpse at auto design some 20 years into the future

Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius announced a longterm partnership with Lightstorm Entertainment, creators of the mega-hit Avatar and its four future sequels, and presented the first manifestation of their collaboration—the VISION AVTR concept car—during a keynote at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The presentation offered a window 20 years into the future at what a car might look like, and how we’ll interact …