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Interview: OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder
A highlight of our trip to Paris for the Mondial de l'Auto was sitting down with OneRepublic's frontman—and singer, songwriter and producer for many other celebrated acts—Ryan Tedder at Molitor, the chic reborn swimming club and hotel. We spoke...
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Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe and S63 AMG Coupe
Designed for crossing continents at top speeds in high style, the Grand Tourer class of automobile is, in many ways, the true mark of a manufacturer's ability. Hitting the optimal balance between a finely considered aesthetic, an interior that is...
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Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
by Davis Adams When driving the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis through Greenville, South Carolina recently, it became very clear: the brand has landed squarely in legitimate luxury car territory, while remaining better value than its German and Japanese...
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Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The spending habits of younger consumers have changed drastically in recent years—especially when it comes to large purchases like cars and real estate. Whether due to economic forces or shifting social norms (or a combination of both), companies...
TECH
Apple CarPlay
Automakers have always pushed to keep in step with advancements in consumer technology, from the first car radios to the integration of touchscreen navigation and infotainment systems. At the same time, in-car technology is notorious for not being...
DESIGN
Best of CH 2013: Most Popular
Looking back on 2013, from boundary-pushing ideas from both established and up-and-coming artists and designers to new series like Off Piste and Scene, By All, it's been a big year. What's remained consistent, however, is our loyal audience that spans...
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Test Drive: 2014 MB E63 AMG S-Model Wagon
Whether we value the utility, appreciate the form-factor or gravitate toward the less common—we love a wagon. Oftentimes, and especially in the US, wagons are not built with driving performance in mind. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz sees enough of a...
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Four New Mercedes-Benz S Class Vehicles Debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show
We wrote enthusiastically about our road test of the new Mercedes-Benz S Class just a few months ago. With the introduction of the latest cars joining the family at the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show, we now have a more complete view into the range...
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Test Drive: The All-New 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Mercedes-Benz's extensive and successful overhaul of the world's best-selling luxury sedan, the S-Class, aligns perfectly with their unwavering aspiration to be the best car in the world. With competition from all sides, demands from an ever-growing...
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Test Drive: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Firmly rooted in the luxury, 40+ market, Mercedes-Benz has been working hard to evolve its brand image and become more appealing to younger customers. The all-new 2014 CLA sedan, which was first unveiled during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, is a strong...
TECH
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
by Teymur Madjderey As general automotive enthusiasts we're always on the lookout for the latest innovations and opportunities to experience them firsthand, whether it be speaking with the design team at Bentley or testing Mini's new sport utility...
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Luxury Production Vehicles: Mercedes-Benz GL350
After years of producing video behind the wheel of everything from a 15-passenger van to a cube truck, and shooting out the windows of innumerable Caravan and Town & Country minivans, we thought it might be interesting to see how some of the luxury...
TECH
Mercedes-Benz Signature Sound
The scoring stage at Skywalker Sound can showcase a single performer or a 125-piece orchestra, but for several months it was home to one of the first 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 550 pre-production cars, often hidden under cover and behind sound baffles...
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Test Drive: CLS Shooting Brake
On a recent trip to Florence with Mercedes-Benz I had a chance to drive their all-new CLS Shooting Brake. A five-door reinterpretation of the classic wagon-coupé, this eclectic design shows just how exciting a station wagon can be. The "SB...
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A45 AMG
Announced today and spotted outside Stuttgart, the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG marks several new achievements for the performance brand. Following up on the recently launched A-Class, the elegant new compact features all wheel drive, an efficient 2...
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Geneva Auto Show Themes
This year's International Auto Show in Geneva brought about design innovations and curious concepts hitting all different market segments. From customizable supercars to cute cabriolets, the following themes prevailed at the show. Bespoke Autos...
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Mercedes Benz A Class
"A is for Attack." So said Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche as he took to the stage to introduce the new A Class, a car that Mercedes Benz has designed from the ground up as an entry point for aspirational consumers eager to experience the quality...
TECH
DICE
While augmented reality interfaces have had their moment on smartphones, the automobile windshield is a potentially more useful place to overlay contextual information. Mercedes' Dynamic and Intuitive Control Experience (DICE) offers a look at how...
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Four Innovations in the 2013 Mercedes Benz SL
On a recent California tour with Mercedes-Benz I stopped by their Design Center in Carlsbad to preview the all new 2013 SL. At first glance the the completely redeveloped SL's aesthetic is both pleasing to the eye and the touch. The superlative...
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LA Design Challenge 2011
As part of the eighth annual Design Los Angeles automobile designer's conference, this year's Design Challenge tasked six studios from Germany, Japan and the U.S. to design "Hollywood's Hottest New Movie Car." Each team—Honda, Hyundai, Subaru...
TECH
Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster
When Mercedes introduced the SLS in 2009, the Gullwing coupe dropped jaws and turned heads with its retro inspiration and powerful guts. The move also firmly staked its claim toward the future expression of the brand. Designed at the same time...
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Vintage Automobiles at Pebble Beach 2011
Pebble Beach is to vintage automobiles what the Superbowl is to football and Art Basel is to art fairs. The group of events, anchored by the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, include shows, auctions and races each presenting the most celebrated works...
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Vintage Mercedes Prototypes
As a recent guest at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, I fostered a new understanding and appreciation for the brand and its history. Inventors of the automobile, Daimler is constantly innovating and exploring new solutions for safety, comfort...
CULTURE
Recollection Quartett
Berlin's fashion week might not have the glitter of other fashion capitols, but then again Milan and Paris don't have Recollection Quartett. The project, under the supervision of art director Frederik Heyman, tasked four of fashion's more indie...