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  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class review: is this the best car… in the world?

    Mercedes-Benz says that the S-Class is “the best automobile in the world”. That’s an astonishingly bold claim, isn’t it? But it’s not a deluded one. Not even in the slightest. You see, the Daimler-owned brand’s flagship luxury saloon has long been regarded the benchmark in both its specific segment and the general sphere of automotive technology. Simply put, where the S-Class marches, the rest of the automotive world follows. So, does the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class – with fresh styling that manages to combine the classic with the modern – continue in this class-leading vein? The short answer is a resounding...

  • The new Mercedes AMG-GT is worth a double take, or three [Gallery]

    Mercedes has finally unveiled its AMG-GT to the world, and what a glorious unveiling it is. Previously we were disappointed, that the SLS -- possibly the most gorgeous Mercedes for quite sometime -- was facing deletion, but to be fair, the car that replaces it is an absolute work of sheet metal and petrol-burning art. The car, as expected, keeps the outgoing SLS' dimensions, but adds a certain degree of aggression that it didn't embody. Raked lines, tapered headlights and a Porsche 911-like rear end melts into a sleek and wholesome viewing experience. It's very clean for a "race car"...

  • Mercedes’ Porsche-pummeling AMG-GT coming 9 September

    There's a new Mercedes hurtling towards us, but sadly (at least for those who liked the car) the SLS will likely be the model that gets the chop. But that's just fine, because the car that's replacing it will likely be one of Mercedes' most deeply developed road cars for quite some time. The AMG-GT will look a lot like its older sibling though, sporting similar dimensions, curves and an imposing stare that made the SLS and the SLR McLaren before it terrifyingly beautiful. But unlike the SLS, the AMG-GT has one pretty cool promo video to keep everyone on...

  • Brabus brings business class to the road with lavishly-licked V-Class

    Brabus, the renowned tuner of all things Mercedes, has unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show the most stylish, lavish and certainly absurd mommy van in the history of mommy vans. But the company is not aiming it at soccer moms carting their mud-covered kids to and from the field. Instead, the Business Lounge is strictly for the VIP of discerning taste. Starting life as a long wheelbase, high-roof Mercedes V-Class (Sprinter) MPV, the Business Lounge has been transformed completely from a utility vehicle into to an airport luxury lounge fit for six. Let's just say, Brabus has made Xzibit proud. Those...

  • The VÄTH A45 AMG may just be the most mental hot-hatch ever [Gallery]

    Mercedes-Benz specialist tuner VÄTH has officially released details of its tuning program for the already mental Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. The result…PHWOAR! Power from the 2.0 litre turbo-charged four cylinder engine has been hiked to 312kW and the mentalist’s top speed has been raised to 280km/hour! To supplement the power increase, customers not satisfied with their stock A45 receive a coilover suspension system and a 65mm drop in ride height, with the option ticking adjustable shock absorbers as well. A new stainless steel exhaust system is said to produce a “sonorous, deep sound”…I’m not sure they’re talking about a 312kW AMG here. Forged...

  • 7 reasons the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour might actually stand a chance this time around

    Mercedes Benz recently unveiled new versions of the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour city cars. Except this wasn't just another case of iteration, one model following the next. Instead it was more completely rebooting a marque that promised a lot early on but which has failed to deliver in the past few years. Sure all the ingredients that made Smart seem so appealing are all still there -- the size, the funky colours and tiny engines -- but the Smart Fortwo of today is a very different vehicle to the one which had its last big overhaul as far back...

  • Smart ForTwo versus Mercedes S-Class: the ultimate crash test [video]

    Smart's new ForTwo and ForFour are vastly improved over the previous models, both technologically and (definitely) aesthetically. But it can hold its own in collisions with much larger and heavier vehicles as well. Smart and Mercedes engineers recently pitted the 1.1-ton ForTwo city car against a 2.3-ton Mercedes S-Class, in a match that should theoretically, be very one sided. This experiment aimed to research the effects a smaller lighter car will have on a heavier one, and vice versa. The last time these two cars (albeit, previous generations of both models) were smashed into one another, the Smart disintegrated and barrel...

  • Listen to the new AMG GT clear its throat

    The most recent in a series of teaser videos from Mercedes Benz highlighting aspects of the up-and-coming AMG GT has been released. And for technophiles this one provides some juicy noises from twin-turbo V8 set to power the most recent performance car from AMG. A sickle to bow to the SLS hammer? I think not! Rumoured to produce in the region of 375kW and 650Nm, the AMG GT will no doubt be able to hold its own in a shakedown with its older brother the SLS AMG but for now we’ll have to ponder the variety of performance head-to-head tests...

  • Could these renderings show us what the new C63 AMG Coupe will look like?

    The new C-Class Coupe is still some way off worldwide introduction; however Dutchman Remco Meulendijk refuses to wait on ceremony and has already put his automotive illustration skillset to good work on what he thinks the new coupe will look like. The AMG version is what we really care about and if the production version looks anywhere near his rendering, then we sure are in for a treat. Drawing inspiration from the current AMG line-up, Remco’s illustration shows revised front and rear bumpers, side-skirts and of course the now mandatory squared off quad tailpipes. Big black wheels hide equally massive...

  • Meet the new generation Mercedes-Benz CLS [gallery]

    You may have noticed something strange happening at Mercedes-Benz over the past few years. Its cars, once brutally functional, have become a little softer, a little more sensual. Perhaps the best expression of that new design philosophy today is the new Mercedes-Benz CLS. Rather than looking like something driven by an aging businessman or a third-rate diplomat, the CLS looks like it was designed to cut through the air and to do so at serious speed. That Merc's decided to put so much effort into the CLS and its shooting brake variant makes a lot of sense given...

  • Merc lets the world know its AMG GT is loud, looks like a sports car

    If you like big, throaty V8 engines, there's a pretty big chance you'll at least enjoy listening to Mercedes-Benz' Porsche 911 beater, the AMG GT. Come to think of it, that's pretty much all you'll be able to do until August when the German automaker finally gives us a proper look at the new car. As you can see from the photo above, the best we can tell you for now is that it looks like a sports car and that it'll very definitely have an interior that includes a steering wheel, some pedals and a few dials. Oh,...

  • The new Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé looks like it’ll bite if you aren’t nice to it

    If you love big, fast German two doors then the unveiling of Merc's S 63 AMG Coupé should leave a very big grin across your face. The latest effort from the German luxury marque's skunkworks comes with everything we've come to expect from vehicles wearing the AMG badge and, perhaps, a little more too. Let's start with the stuff that really matters when it comes to AMG shall we? Under the bonnet, the S 63 boasts a 5.5 litre V8 with output of 430 kW (585 hp) and 900 Nm of torque. Unlike most AMGs -- which are notoriously...

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA review: sexy and attainable, yet bristling with tech

    The CLA is sort of like a four-wheeled paintbrush. No, it doesn’t have bristles at one end, nor does it need to be dipped in some sort of pigment to become useful. But Mercedes-Benz has used it – along with the A-Class hatchback – to daub a giant bulls-eye on the collective forehead of a younger-than-usual segment of the market. Yes, this means that Mercs missing the awe-inspiring AMG badge are no longer reserved for greying folks who emit muffled grunts when getting up from their diamond-encrusted sofas. Now a new generation of (albeit still relatively well-heeled) young customers...

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