Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

With recycled materials wherever possible, this electric vehicle offers a compelling package

While it’s not the first Mercedes EV (the brand introduced battery-electric vehicles back in 1906), the new Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC is the first fully electric automobile to define itself as the future of the brand. As part of the carmaker’s Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is aiming for its entire fleet of new cars to become completely carbon-neutral, and the EQS demonstrates how the brand is …

Test Drive: 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet

This luxurious grand tourer encourages drivers to take their time, rather than race

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet could be described as a drop-top isolation chamber: it’s a luxurious grand tourer, bringing a suite of top-flight comforts to top-down driving. More importantly, this Benz fully delivers the premium experience one expects from the brand. It’s classically handsome and crisp in design. Its grille looks like a grille, its fascia doesn’t shout, and its sheetmetal doesn’t resemble a metallic interpretation …

Designing the New 2022 Rivian R1S

We speak with the director of exterior design and chief engineer about developing the new electric SUV

The electric vehicle brand Rivian continues to impress car enthusiasts thanks to its performance, technology and materials. Compared with other EV brands and legacy carmakers in the space, Rivians don’t look quite like anything else on the road—a fact that’s somewhat surprising considering the company’s CEO, RJ Scaringe, is renowned for being pragmatic. We recently took the brand’s 2022 R1S SUV for a drive and found …