Mercedes’ latest high-tech concept car is a throwback to 1901

Many of Mercedes' concept cars are focused squarely on the future, but its newest example goes back in time even as it aims to go forward. The automaker has unveiled a Vision Mercedes Simplex concept car that hearkens back to the 1901 Mercedes 35 PS...

Mercedes’ Vision EQS is a peek at its EV future

Mercedes' EQ EV sub-brand continues to grow with new cars being added seemingly every few months. That's good news for fans of luxury vehicles who also want to be pampered when they drive. The latest concept car though, it's something else.

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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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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Daimler pilot delivers packages direct to parked cars

Lab 1886's chark in-car delivery project has gone from idea to trial business model in less ...

Ordering online can save you money, but what if you can't be at home when the package is due to arrive? You could fit your door with a special lock that allows access to delivery folks, or perhaps allow them access to your car's trunk. Daimler's Lab 1886 has successfully completed a pilot in Stuttgart where packages are delivered to parked cars, and is now rolling out the service in Berlin from today.

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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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Review: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is a plugged-in luxury crossover

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e uses the 2.0-liter turbo four from the 300 and combines it ...

Mercedes redesigned the GLC-Class crossovers in 2016 and has made a few changes for the 2019 model year. We drove the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid Merc and found it to be a fun drive, thanks to efficiency not being its focus. It's enjoyable and luxurious, with a couple of quirks to keep it interesting.

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