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 …

Mercedes-Benz Announces the All-New 2019 A-Class Sedan

An impressive aerodynamic, sleek and utilitarian, entry-level Benz with brand-first features

Unveiled tonight in Brooklyn, New York, the entry-level 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan promises to be the most aerodynamic car on the market. It’s also the first globally-available Mercedes-Benz featuring the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (or MBUX, the brand’s next generation infotainment system) which features a brand-first touchscreen, a Mercedes-developed voice interface and a home screen that self-organizes based on the driver’s patterns. A step up from …

Road Trip: From Shanghai to Hangzhou with Mercedes-Benz

Driving through congested cities, bamboo forests and more in China's Yangtze River Delta

by Jaclyn Trop Getting a driver’s license in China isn’t easy. But after reams of paperwork, a battery of medical tests, and three hours watching closed-circuit television crash footage at a Shanghai police station, you might be lucky enough to be handed a driving permit and deemed fit to hit the road. On our road trip, the destination was a trio of cities: Suzhou, Moganshan …