Creating the automotive future.

Creating the automotive future.

Envisioning, designing, engineering, testing and certifying the most desirable cars in North America.

At Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, we translate local technology requirements into the most desirable cars for customers in North America and we pioneer the most desirable technologies from North America for Mercedes-Benz.

We take pride in our pioneering culture and our work ranges from design and development of hyper-personalized experiences, automated drive systems and electrified powertrains to adapting and certifying Mercedes-Benz cars for the North American market.

Market Adaptation & Certification

Our market adaptation, validation and certification teams ensure the suitability, integrity, and compliance of our products with the most demanding customer, legal, technical, and ethical standards. We define market requirements and push charging, driver-assistance, emissions and telematics systems to the limits during laboratory and field tests to ensure our vehicles meet our customer’s high expectation and regulatory requirements.

Digital Experiences

We strive to “give our customers time back” by providing the safest and hyper-personalized connected automated driving and infotainment experience. We are the global AI center of Mercedes-Benz and collaborate with local partners to pioneer the latest technologies.

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX, Design, Skizze, Interieur


Our design team brings the style of California into Mercedes-Benz show and production cars using a wide variety of design tools from clay modeling to virtual reality. Recent show cars that have emerged from our design center include the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupe and Cabriolet, Vision EQ Silver Arrow, and Vision C111.

Electrified Powertrains

We develop electrified powertrains for the Mercedes-Benz, AMG, EQ, G, and Maybach lines for customers around the world. Our capabilities range from battery research via inverter software to powertrain calibration.

The Latest from MBRDNA

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Working at MBRDNA

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America is a place for exceptional people with outstanding ideas and the absolute willingness to bring them to life.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical to a productive, creative, and welcoming culture.  We firmly believe that for MBRDNA to be successful, we must recognize, amplify, and integrate the voices of employees, customers, and partners from historically excluded and non-dominant communities.  Our goal is to create and sustain an environment where our employees are surrounded by diverse teammates who feel safe to bring their full selves to work and leverage their experiences to support the needs of the organization, its customers, and the broader community.

Here to support the whole you.

At MBRDNA, we’re proud to offer you and your family a comprehensive and holistic benefits package. Once you’ve processed your benefit elections, the coverage you elected, is effective on day one. In addition to medical, dental, and vision insurance, MBRDNA provides life and disability insurance to you at no cost. Regardless of your stage in life, we’ll have a plan to fit your lifestyle.

  • Comprehensive Health Plans
  • Fertility Benefits with all Medical Plans
  • MBRDNA Paid Life and AD&D Coverage
  • Gift Matching and Volunteer Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave and  Return to Work Program (Ramp-Back)
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match
  • Lifestyle & Wellness Program
  • Rewards and Recognition Programs
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Vehicle Lease and Purchase Benefits
  • Exclusive Employee Discounts

Explore Our North American R&D Groups

Seattle, WA

Cloud Developer Enablement


Digital Vehicle | AI | Autonomous Driving | Partnerships

Long Beach

Testing | Certification | Diesel Powertrain

Carlsbad, CA

UI Design | Exterior Desi

Farminton Hills, MI

Electric & Gasoline Powertrain

Ann Abor, MI

Certification | Regulator