Mercedes camper van blows van life open with spacious, motorhome-style interior

Frankia Yucon 7.0 Lounge

Germany's Frankia doesn't just name its new camper van "Yucon" to send visions of epic trips amidst colossal mountains and glacial turquoise dancing through your head. Naming the Sprinter van after Canada's sparsely populated northwestern territory also emphasizes the sheer feeling of size and space inside. With the Yucon, Frankia packs a roomy living area derived from its larger motorhomes within the compact driving footprint of a camper van. Clever space-saving features slide and swivel throughout this "microliner."

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Reconstructed Mercedes 1932 SSKL silver arrow headed for Pebble Beach

On 22 May 1932, Manfred von Brauchitsch won the Avus race in Berlin in a Mercedes-Benz ...

Mercedes-Benz Classic, the restoration arm of Mercedes, has reconstructed the streamlined race car from 1932. The SSKL will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2019 as part of the event's "125 Years of Motorsport" theme. A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 n combination coupe (W 142) will also be shown.

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Next Gen off-grid camper van drops weight with ultralight cots and components

A look inside the Outside Van Next Gen camper van

A leading name in custom camper vans, Outside Van developed one of its latest customs with a different purpose in mind. The Next Gen van is an experimental prototype designed to optimize and centralize weight, using new strategies and experimental components. It doesn't skimp on features, though, keeping the lights and A/C on with a beefy 720Ah lithium battery pack wired to roof-mounted solar. If the van's design works out, it paves the way for a new generation of lighter, better-handling and more fuel-efficient camper vans.

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Mercedes empowers smart-home-like camper vans and 4×4 adventure rigs

In addition to interior components and systems, the MBAC lets users control exterior components like the ...

At last year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Mercedes debuted the Sprinter Connected Home concept to highlight its new MBAC touchscreen and app control system built to turn Sprinter-based motorhomes into smart homes on wheels. A year later, some of the first production motorhomes with MBAC will make their world premieres, showing how Mercedes' latest vehicle tech can streamline #vanlife, both at crowded campgrounds and off the beaten path in the backcountry. Future campers will be able to control everything from temperatures, to lighting, to audio, to pop-up roofs from a touch display or smartphone.

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50 fascinating cars going to auction in Monterey for less than $1 million

A 1964 Peel Trident is one of the cars up for auction at Monterey Car Week

In addition to more than cars that might sell for more than a million dollars, the Monterey Car Week auctions also throw up some remarkable cars that won't fetch that mark, but are nonetheless, automotive treasures. This article is designed to allow the automotive enthusiast/investor to get a clear picture of the breadth of offerings that will go to auction next week.

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Motorsport's 125th birthday – 125 years of motorized personal transport

The first car to reach Rouen was a De Dion-Bouton steam tractor and single-axle passenger trailer ...

This week marks the 125th anniversary of the first motor race, held between Paris and Rouen, a distance of 126 km (78 mi). The race was organized by Pierre Giffard, editor of Le Petit Journal, the Paris-based newspaper that was at that time, the largest circulation newspaper in the world, selling just short of two million copies a day.

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Bosch and Daimler get official approval for driverless automated parking system

Visitors to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart can now take advantage of the first officially-approved driverless ...

Over the years, we've seen a number of solutions aimed at automatically parking the car so that drivers don't have to, including fully automated facilities that move vehicles on platforms, parking robots and even auto-parking features in some modern cars. Bosch and Daimler say that their app-controlled system is the first fully autonomous, completely driverless parking service to be officially approved by authorities for everyday use.

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