The Most Valuable Car in the World: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe

The iconic car was auctioned for €135 million, creating a new youth scholarship fund

On 5 May, a 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was auctioned at the Mercedes-Benz museum where it set a new record for the most valuable car of all time. Sold for €135 million to a private collector, the automotive icon—revered for its remarkable design and technology—is one of the two prototypes that were built at the time by its creator and chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut. Proceeds …

Mercedes-Benz’s New Concept VISION EQXX Expands the Boundaries of Electrification

Innovating range and efficiency, the new VISION EQXX showcases a slew of future-forward technologies

With the VISION EQXX, Mercedes-Benz‘s latest concept car, the contradiction of driving long distances efficiently and comfortably in an electric car is resolved. Packed with new future-forward features that we’ll likely see in upcoming production vehicles, it’s analogous to their 2019 ESF concept car, which focused on safety and autonomous driving innovation. The “road-legal research prototype” EQXX is a statement to the industry and consumers about …

Mercedes-Benz’s 2021 S-Class is the First Car With Front Airbags for Rear-Seat Passengers

Research, development and clever engineering have made this safety innovation a reality

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class brims with breakthrough tech, from incredible biometric-sensing that pulls up driver presets based on fingerprint, voice or facial recognition to multi-hue LEDs that illuminate the cockpit and make phased changes depending on the driver’s desire. Perhaps the most impressive update is the company’s development of rear-seat airbags that deploy from the back panels of the front passenger seats. This has …