Category Archives: Mercedes Intelligent World Drive

Mercedes Plug-in Hybrid Takes a Page from Tesla

LONGER RANGE, MORE POWER, WE HAVE OUR EYES ON THE NEW MERCEDES HYBRID. The third-generation hybrid transmission evolved on the basis of the 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The S-Class family growing, and the latest edition is something we're really excited to try, the new-generation plug-in hybrid. The Mercedes S560e has an approximate all-electric range of 25 miles. The S560e Sedan debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show in September and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in mid-2019. Plug-in hybrids represent a key move towards an emission-free future for the automobile industry, and will greatly shape the next 15 – 30 years. The power electronics for the hybrid are now being housed in the engine compartment. Although the energy content has gone up by about 50%, the new battery is smaller than its older counterpart, making more room and increasing trunk capacity. KEY FEATURES: the on-b ... read more

Testing 'Intelligent World Drive' on 5 Continents

Mercedes-Benz is really making their mark in 2018 – but it's no surprise. Their innovative technology has been the driving force behind their brand for decades. We've been keeping up with the latest in self-driving Mercedes – and it looks like “Intelligent World Drive” will be tested on 5 continents. 5 CONTINENTS IN 5 MONTHS. The vehicle is similar to the S-Class and took flight at the International Motor Show (IAA) and will complete its tour in January 2018 at the CES in Vegas. The goal is to put the vehicle through a variety of different and complex driving scenarios. The road to autonomous driving is long, but Mercedes is nearing the finish line. From Germany, this Mercedes then had test drives in China, completed its tour in Australia in November, takes on South Africa December, and then right back to the states. The purpose of the “Intelligent World Drive” is to collect information on what happens under real traffic conditions around the world ... read more