The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Mercedes-Benz fits a Tesla battery pack to its 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, creating a comfortable driver with limited range.
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The 2014 CLA250 sports some fine tech from the Mercedes-Benz catalog and presents a stylish look, but its driving character is far from satisfying.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet is an extraordinarily comfortable car, and offers cutting-edge driver-assistance features, but cabin electronics are in need of some refinement.
The powerful, efficient 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec is a great car -- nearly the total package -- but it won't be a great "tech car" until its dashboard tech gets a much needed overhaul.
At the 2014 Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed the latest generation of its highest-selling model, the C-Class, giving it high-tech features and new, down-sized engines.
Featuring excellent fuel economy and a generally comfortable and easy-driving character, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 makes for a useful all-around vehicle, good for the daily commute and family road trips.
The pricey 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is far more showpiece than practical everyday driver, but it makes quite an impression in its combination of old and new.
Mercedes-Benz gave CNET an early drive in its upcoming B-Class Electric Drive, a new electric vehicle from the German automaker due to hit showrooms this summer.
The powerful, comfortable 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG feels like a car that's worth its high asking price, but we'd wait for the next generation of its Comand interface before taking the plunge.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster is an excellent luxury convertible that doesn't rely heavily on tech gimmickry; however, its new Comand Online system falls short of the bar set by Audi and BMW.