Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Is Almost Here!

Monday, June 17th, 2019
White 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB driving

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Release Date and Specs

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz compact car lineup. This model is the first in its segment to offer an available third row to expand the available seating from five passengers to seven. Not only does this Mercedes-Benz break the mold in terms of space, but the GLB also offers an incredible performance that is accented by its athletic interior and exterior design. Continue reading to learn about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB technology and performance specs, and to find out when the GLB will release in the U.S.

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How ECO Start/Stop Benefits You, Your Mercedes-Benz, and the Environment

Monday, June 10th, 2019
Closeup of ignition in Mercedes-Benz vehicle

Is ECO Start/Stop Bad for My Mercedes-Benz?

At Star Motor Cars we often get asked a lot of questions about the ECO Start/Stop features. “Is ECO Start/Stop bad for my Mercedes-Benz?” “Will ECO Start/Stop ruin my engine?” “How do I turn off ECO Start/Stop?” We’re here to debunk all the myths about the ECO Start/Stop system, explain to you how it works, and tell you how to turn it off if you don’t want it on. Continue reading below to learn all you need to know about the Mercedes-Benz ECO Start/Stop system.  (more…)

Crystal-Clear Sounds Fill the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
Grey 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 4MATIC® Sedan

How Many Speakers Are in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan not only offers a luxurious body and design, but the audio system used within the vehicle offers a luxury of its own. This Mercedes-Benz lineup offers three different sound systems, with surround sound options included. So, whether you’re looking for 13 speakers or 23, there is a Mercedes-Benz E-Class sound system available for you. Keep reading to find out more about the sound systems and speakers available in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.  (more…)

New Engines Announced for the Mercedes-AMG Coupe

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT parked by art

It’s all about speed and power for some people. A car isn’t really a car if it can’t be heard revving from a mile away. Bigger and more powerful engines along with more precise and refined craftsmanship means we are getting faster and faster engines every year.

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How to Set Up a WiFi Hotspot in a Mercedes-Benz Vehicle

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Demonstration for setting up a WiFi Hotspot in a Mercedes-Benz Vehicle

It’s easy to stay connected to your world while on the go in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, especially with the latest Mercedes-Benz multimedia system, which includes a reliable 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, with the ability to support up to eight devices. To learn how to set up the WiFi hotspot and access the internet in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, view here. (more…)

What driving assistance features does the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE offer?

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Silver 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE driving on a curvy road

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE — which received a thorough redesign — impresses on many levels, with its bold exterior, a more spacious and comfortable interior, and powerful engine options. The new 2020 GLE also offers high-level convenience and safety with its innovative driving assistance features. (more…)

Driver Assistance Excels in the new 2019 A-Class

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
side view of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

We’ve already written about many of the attractive new features of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan that will be arriving at U.S. dealerships later this year (like the all-new Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system with touchscreen and voice controls), but there is a lot more to look forward to with the new A-Class. This new compact sedan will also offer advanced driver assistance features, including semi-autonomous driving in certain conditions. Learn more about 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class safety features below. (more…)

Standard PRESAFE® Helps to Minimize Injuries from a Car Accident

Monday, November 12th, 2018
What is PRESAFE on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle?

We’ve written before about some of the elite driver assistance features available on new Mercede-Benz vehicles. However, in that blog we focused on some of the models that flirt with the line between normal warning systems and autonomous driving. In this blog, we wanted to look at a much more common, and just as valuable feature: PRESAFE®. But what is Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®? (more…)

Autonomous and Electric: Is Vision URBANETIC the Vehicle of the Future?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018
Vision URBANETIC for passengers, for cargo, and the base chassis

Have you ever wondered what the vehicle of the future might look like? We can all dream about flying cars or teleportation, but it’s possible that all-electric, autonomous vehicles like the recently unveiled Vision URBANETIC concept from Mercedes-Benz might be the real answer. While we hope that the thrill of getting behind the wheel never fades, we think that a model like this could offer simplified city transportation. But what is the Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC concept car? (more…)

Drivers Enjoy Custom Performance with AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
2019 Mercedes-AMG® GT 63 Four-Door Coupe on the track

While regular Mercedes-Benz models come with the DYNAMIC SELECT system, which allows luxury drivers a choice of different driving modes, elite AMG® models offer even more dynamic performance. Each drive program with this system adapts the steering characteristics, engine and transmission responsiveness, suspension settings, or even the exhaust valves to deliver a specific performance dynamic. They can be chosen via buttons on the steering wheel or central console and displayed on the infotainment screen. So what are the AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes? We’ve broken them down below.  (more…)