Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
If you’re like any other semi-narcissistic person out there, you probably enjoy owning something desirable and expensive, if only for the virtue of its exclusivity. And if you’re a cheap-ass like me, you’ll enjoy that feeling even more if you don’t go broke chasing it. Thankfully, here are five automotive examples of…
Let me ask you a question: in 1978, was there a better car than a Mercedes-Benz W123?
It’s a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo 1 kind of morning.
After Mercedes built a front-engined front-wheel drive compact car, they found that the best thing to do is to throw out the spare tire from the back and jam another 125 hp engine in its place for a top speed of 142mph. Mika Häkkinen approved the idea.
I’ll be the first to say buying a cheap used luxury car is, above all else, tempting. It’s like ordering a $10 eight-ounce steak and then realizing that the measurement was in pounds, not ounces—even if it does have an expiration date that may prove uncomfortable for most. Here’s how my cheap used luxury car met its…
The folks working at Mercedes-Benz have been making cars for a solid 130 years now, and they decided to congratulate their youthful rivals at BMW on turning 100.
With all of the options and features the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other new models have, the robots on the production line just can’t handle making the cars alone. For that reason, the automaker will trade out some of the machines for good, old-fashioned human labor. Take a moment to appreciate that one.
AMG does a twin-turbo V6 C-Class Coupé with 362 hp, all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic for those who can’t afford a V8 C63. The new C43 Coupe will be followed by a whole series of “43" AMG models, because AMG is now the new BMW M.
One of the first issues readers bring up when I write these articles is the fact that the featured cars are often expensive to maintain and repair when out of warranty. While that may be somewhat true for this clean and Miata-cheap Mercedes-Benz SL600, a quick rundown of facts would render those concerns moot. Allow…
Nicklas Bendtner has always been, let’s say, a vibrant character. A few years ago, he whipped his dick out and tried to hump a taxi, UEFA fined for wearing the wrong underwear, and he’s been arrested for trying to kick down a door in his own apartment building because he wanted to go swimming. Bendtner is truly a free…
Look, I know we’re all probably going to laugh at the way this guy freaks out and shrieks and screams at his first burning, then exploding 2015 Mercedes C300. I get it. But, you have to feel for the guy – he just dropped over $40K on a nearly-new Benz, and it goes all Hindenburg on him? He has every right to lose his…
The Mercedes-Benz Vario Research Car was introduced at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, with four different bodies that could be exchanged within 15 minutes, apparently by just three women.
The Japanese aftermarket has given us the Black Bison AMG-GT. But is this something Vin Diesel should know about?
There’s a reason why Bobby Ewing drove an R107 Mercedes SL. It’s because it was the best of the best all the way from 1972 to 1989, thanks to a group of brilliant engineers working hard to come up with elegant solutions for difficult problems set by American politics.
In the continuing saga of German brands not knowing how to name things, Mercedes-Benz is dropping the “AMG Sport” moniker and putting those cars under the AMG banner. This means you can buy a real-deal (sort of) AMG car for less!
Mercedes-Benz rolled out the new 2017 E-Class at the Detroit Auto Show, revealing an engine lineup now including a four-cylinder gasoline engine for the first time ever.