I'm Not Saying Mercedes Is Gonna Buy Aston, But It's Looking Likely

Mercedes-Benz just upped its stake from 4% to 5% in storied British carmaker Aston Martin. That may not sound like a lot, but it's a big burst of cash for Aston. This might not all sound like much, but I think Mercedes is going to buy Aston outright sooner rather than later, and here's why. » 8/07/14 9:42am 8/07/14 9:42am

50 Miles In A Mercedes G 63 AMG And I'm Already Ignoring Proles

I'd been dying to shakedown a glorious Gelandewagen forever. Haven't we all? We'll now I've got a G 63 AMG no less, with a big chrome brush guard and Florida license plates. So I'm taking it to place it will really be appreciated; Vermont! I'm gonna get me some Subaru skulls. » 8/01/14 7:56am 8/01/14 7:56am

White Lady Drives Mercedes to Pick Up Food Stamps; Chaos Ensues

Darlena Cunha had it so good in 2008 for a white woman from an affluent suburb with a college degree: She and her husband earned $120k, twins on the way, a house worth $250k. Then the market crashed, husband lost his (journalism) job, and the preemies needed costly formula. Their solid middle class income now clocked… » 7/10/14 3:40pm 7/10/14 3:40pm

Mercedes Pop-Top Camper Makes Living In A Van Look Tastefully Fancy

Tired of finally getting a potential mate to come home with you, only to be shut down when they realize you live in a crappy van? Sucks, doesn't it. You need a Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo; it's got the vagabondy swagger of a classic top-popper, with a three-pointed star to on the grille to prove you live on wheels by… » 7/10/14 12:14pm 7/10/14 12:14pm

A 50-Year-Old Regulation Stops Us From Getting Cool Headlights

I recently learned that Mercedes-Benz, official automaker of drivers who put tissue boxes on the rear shelf, has updated the CLS for the 2015 model year. This is great news, and I invite you all to join me in expressing our collective excitement by asking the following question: They still make the CLS? » 6/23/14 3:34pm 6/23/14 3:34pm

The Coolest Details of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is the marque's flagship, the vehicle that every other car aspires to be. Its exterior lines have been given an elegant smoothing-over in the face of the previous generation's explicit flared-fender aggression. But, as we learned with the 2014 Porsche Cayman S, the devil's in the… » 6/20/14 4:33pm 6/20/14 4:33pm

Sports Activity Coupe: A Niche Too Far?

At first I liked it, something very different, not seemingly practical, but cool and unexpected. I like it when a major manufacturer goes out on a limb and tries something that doesn't exist on the market and actually follows through with it. I am of course referring to the BMW X6. First displayed in 2007 as a concept… » 5/31/14 12:39pm 5/31/14 12:39pm

My 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD, reviewed

The discerning buyer who needs to fit many dogs in the back and four people up front in the lap of, mid-range, luxury. That is who buys a Mercedes 300 wagon. Fitted with a turbo and adorned with the finest vinyl to keep the backs of the occupants firmly adhered to the MB-Tex as to avoid falling out of the seat.… » 5/31/14 8:53am 5/31/14 8:53am