Testing cars these days is much trickier than it used to be. Now when you take a fräulein to the mall in your partially-disguised 2011 Mercedes E-Class convertible some car nut with an iPhone's there to take photos.
The new Mercedes E-Class was launched in Britain with a tree-hugging ad stating "It's a pleasure, but not a guilty one." The UK's national Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) disagreed and told them to pull the print advertisement. Who is right?
Since the early ‘90s we've seen Mercedes slowly dilute its peerless quality in a drive for increased sales. The 2010 Mercedes E-Class represents a major step back towards the timeless luxury cars of yore.