AutoComplete: Mercedes recalls 354,000 cars for engine fire risksPlus: Infiniti uses F1 tech in its Geneva concept, and Maven gets fancy with Reserve.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Mercedes Benz is recalling 354,000 vehicles for fire risks. Thanks to a starter that might over heat if the engine fails to turn over after repeated attempts. The recall covers a number of 2015 to 2017 model years, including the C-class, E-class, GLC-class and a whole bunch more. Adding an extra fuse to the system should solve the problem but parts won't be available until this summer. Infiniti's latest show car borrows directly from Formula 1. The Q60 Black S Concept puts out about 500 horsepower and its got a kinetic energy recovery system that captures otherwise wasted energy and stores it in a battery for later use. You can tell that the focus is power thanks to the ridiculous body kit that replaces the Q60's standard sheet metal. Look for more on this and a whole bunch of more coverage as we head to the Geneva motor show next week. GM's Maven cashing scheme is thinking longterm. It's created Maven reserve which permits users to take GM vehicles for extended rental periods up to 28 days. The reservation includes insurance, 100 bucks of gas, a dedicated parking spot for the length of the loan, and a personal walk through of the vehicle's tech. It's launching in LA and San Francisco and should move to other markets shortly thereafter. Find more on these stories over at the RoadShow.com. We'll talk to you on Monday