There are luxury cars, then there are German luxury cars, then there is the Mercedes Benz S-Class. It is a monolithic brick of teutonic engineering. The S-Class is a car designed to place your comfort above all else. These days it seems that everyone’s interpretation of a luxury car is to try and beat the BMW M5 at…
The formula is correct with this bawdy German duo. A well balanced chassis, drive to the rear wheels, and most importantly a potent V8 motor up front. Only thing missing was a sinuous stretch of tarmac, which we just so happened to find.
Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car…
Two hundred and forty-eight miles an hour. That's how fast this car, the Sauber C9, screamed down the Mulsanne Straight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 1989. And the motor that got it there was a twin-turbo Mercedes V8.
As Google's doodle reminded me, today is International Women's Day. It's kind of alarming how much I rely on something called a "Google Doodle" to know what's going on. So, in honor of women, I'd like to talk about one woman who's been a hero of mine for many years: Bertha Benz, the first person to take a real road…
Lately, I've been seeing this commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class an awful lot, and it's kind of been haunting me. And not just because the disembodied voice of Don Draper is telling me, calmly but firmly, how awesome the new car is. There's something profoundly disturbing about this ad, and I want to get to…
As you may know, it's Hanukkah time, when Jews all over the world celebrate what may be organized religion's lamest miracle, and one of the few holidays where we Jews managed to not end up exiled or slaughtered or anything. It's a holiday with candles, presents, fried potatoes and a kickass story about a tough Jew…
If your friends all fly Sikorskys and you must make amends, plead with the Lord to buy you a Eurocopter EC145 outfitted in "Mercedes-Benz style" with leather and wood. Then laugh heartily at those sad working-rich folks flying generic helicopters.
The Mercedes Benz Museum in Germany made this advertisement to celebrate yesterday's 125th anniversary of Karl Benz filing a patent application for his three-wheeled car. The ad features the museum's beautiful Mercedes-Benzs honking a birthday tune. (Hat tip to smokyburnout!)
Although Henry Ford's 1901 race is touted by Ford for its importance, it wasn't actually the first American car race. That actually occured 115 years ago today in Illinois — in the middle of a blizzard.
Whether you want to class it up at the drag strip or you're sick of your old Benz being slow and smelling like diesel, this "Pro Street" Mercedes-Benz could be the car for you.
There have been some images circulating on the seedier, more Russian side of the Internet showing a hapless Mercedes driver with his forearm horribly branded by a Mercedes logo from an airbag deployment. Trouble is it's totally bullshit.
Architect Steve Hermann calls his "Glass Pavilion" home in Montecito, California his opus. The nearly-impossible looking cantilevered structure is mostly open air, but the basement "art gallery" is walnut columns and vintage cars. Ferrari Dino? Mercedes 300SL? Excellent taste, sir.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS's predecessor was a recent high-water mark of form over function with beautiful details and proportions that helped start the coupe/sedan craze. The 2012 sports a fancier interior and a facelift with dowdier features. Progress?
Chrome cars are normally gaudy affairs, but somehow this chrome-wrapped Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 racer looks like liquid speed. The distillation of perfection wrought in aluminum und shteel. It almost needs a new name. "Sex on Wheels" seems appropriate.