Surprise! Pope Benedict's New Popemobile Is A Mercedes-Benz Again

Exciting news for fans of Pope Benedict XVI: His Holiness has a new set of wheels, and — shockingly! — it is a Mercedes-Benz SUV yet again. I guess he didn't take too kindly to my suggestion of an '86 Mitsubishi Starion Popemobile. » 12/08/12 9:30am 12/08/12 9:30am

Mercedes-Benz X6-competitor to whip its big ass out in 2015

At a press briefing yesterday to announce a $350 million expansion of their Alabama operations, Mercedes-Benz teased the assembled crowd with hints of a new model to be produced there. No specifics were given, but the consensus centers around a BMW X6 competitor built on the M-class platform. » 10/21/11 3:00pm 10/21/11 3:00pm

Watch Russian President roll SUV into a crowd

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was behind the wheel of a Mercedes M-Class Saturday when he apparently forgot to put the vehicle in park before stepping out to meet a crowd. Bodyguards stopped the SUV before any injuries beyond Medvedev's ego. Hat tip to Merc9000! » 6/30/11 12:30pm 6/30/11 12:30pm

Mercedes recalling SUVs for cruise control that won't stop cruising

Mercedes says it has to recall 136,751 M-Class SUVs in the United States for cruise controls that will not shut off when the brakes are engaged. » 4/05/11 4:15pm 4/05/11 4:15pm

Mercedes Reveals Refreshed M-Class Lineup, Including 510 HP ML 63 AMG

Daimler has dropped the hammer on its newly-refreshed Mercedes Benz M-Class lineup. There's actually not a whole lot of news here other than a restyled nose and tail, fresh interior materials, and two new safety features called "PRE-SAFE" and "NECK-PRO", which despite the capital letters sound pretty boring to us.… » 3/13/08 8:45am 3/13/08 8:45am

2009 Mercedes M-Class

First offered in '97 as a '98 model, the Mercedes M-Class SUV marked the automaker's first step into a shift from being a quaint regional luxe automaker into trying to play with the big boys on a global level. Step two was the "merger of equals" with Chrysler. Step three, which we all know to be profit, never so much… » 12/05/07 7:45am 12/05/07 7:45am

Mercedes M-Class Hybrid Coming to Frankfurt

First word that Frankfurt will host a Mercedes M-Class hybrid SUV hit the online megalopolis this afternoon. Powered by a version of the dual mode hybrid system developed in partnership with GM and BMW, the ML 450 Hybrid sustains system output of 250 kW/340 hp, with max torque of 354 lb-ft. All told, it reportedly… » 9/06/07 5:39pm 9/06/07 5:39pm

Over The Back Fence: M-Class To Go Hybrid?

We're hearing from our UK-based friends at Auto Express that the Teutonic side of the German-American not-so-much "merger of equals" could be readying a diesel-electric hybrid M-Class. They're quoting an unnamed senior source at Mercedes as saying » 4/26/07 12:00pm 4/26/07 12:00pm

It looks like if Mercedes does end up moving in this direction,…

Skating Mercedes AMG Launches 6.3-Liter V8 in the US

Mercedes adopted an ice skating theme — featuring hockey players cavorting with figure skaters (which is only illegal south of Ohio) — to launch two models powered by its 6.3-liter AMG V8 in the US this afternoon — the M 63 AMG and R 63 AMG models. They're the first US-bound models to get the company's first… » 2/08/06 5:47pm 2/08/06 5:47pm

Mercedes to Unveil AMG M63 in Frankfurt

This is the point in the SUV horrorshow when all the kids in the audience gasp and throttle the wrist of the person next to them until there's not a trickle of circulation left running in the entire theater. It's what we in the biz call the "money shot" (er, or something like that). Next month in Frankfurt, Mercedes… » 8/17/05 10:16am 8/17/05 10:16am

Spy Photos: More on the Mercedes G-Class

Gossip sources are split over whether Mercedes's new large SUV, as spotted hither and yon, will be referred to as a G-Class or the MLX. Whichever name finds its way to the bruiser's copious fatback will determine its line positioning. If it takes the G-Class moniker, it'll likely be a super high-end model, around… » 7/20/05 4:41pm 7/20/05 4:41pm

Carlsson Tunes the ML500

With the M-Class weighing more tham a sack full of osmium (yes, we do Periodic Table humor), German tuning haus, Carlsson had to go crazy with its traditional, highly engineered system of superchargers and intercoolers get it to get up and get gone. The system adds enough extra juice to propel the 2.1-ton SUV to… » 7/15/05 5:19pm 7/15/05 5:19pm