For Mercedes-Benz, the dream of an all-wheel drive vehicle was present from the beginning. Paul Daimler first conceived of an AWD automobile in 1903, and the first AWD car for everyday use was built a mere four years later. More than 100 years later, at least a dozen Mercedes-Benz vehicles available in the US now […]
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Do You Believe in Magic? Mercedes-Benz MAGIC SKY CONTROL
Clarke’s Third Law states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why Mercedes-Benz innovations often wear that label. MAGIC SKY CONTROL® is one such innovation that we think deserves a closer look. What is MAGIC SKY CONTROL®? In a normal car, a sunroof is ordinary. […]
Why You Need to Protect Your Car from Road Salt and Corrosion
The Rust Belt got its name from the large concentration of industry in those states, with much of that concentration related to metalwork and manufacturing. Notoriously severe winters may also have contributed to the name, as the region is a pioneer of using salt and brine to de-ice roads. Salt lowers the freezing-point of water […]
Winter Driving Tips: Surviving Snowbound Traffic
This post originally appeared on the Leith Cars blog. Well, this day hasn’t gone as expected. It seems like it’s been a while since we woke up and were surprised by a sudden snowstorm. We can only imagine how much more unpleasant this weather is for people who had already set out on their commute […]
Why do automakers camouflage cars?
If you follow a lot of car news, you’re probably familiar with the cycle that bloggers and journalists go through every time a new car is on its way to the street. There’s the initial announcement, followed by some teased sketches, then maybe a concept car or a prototype, and eventually the production model is […]