Here’s How I Once Bought a Rare Mercedes For Half Its Value

Gather 'round, kiddies, because it's time for a feature I've decided to call Story Time With Uncle Doug. Here's how it works: first, I spend hours writing an excellent, brilliantly researched story of great personal interest, possibly related to Land Rover. Then, you read the first few paragraphs and think: "Hmm… I… » 12/18/14 3:13pm Yesterday 3:13pm

The Time A Mercedes Took Porsches And Fear To Le Mans

In the seventies, coachbuilder Robert Smenk of Stuttgart created two transport trucks for Porsche. They were designed specifically for their long-tail Le Mans prototypes using a pair of 1968 Mercedes-Benz bus chassis. Today, one is back at Porsche, but its sister ended up in the US and gets driven regularly. » 12/17/14 1:53pm Wednesday 1:53pm

The Price Of A Maybach Has Dropped 56%

Crazy Wilhem is having a Back-In-Business Blowout! Yes, Maybach is back (sort of) and they've announced pricing: $166,676 (€134,100). That's a steal compared to the previous incarnation of the Maybach, which started around $381,342 (well, $344,000 in 2009 dollars). Holy crap! At these prices, you lose money not buying… » 12/15/14 1:50pm Monday 1:50pm

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe: This Is It

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe is an SUV that feels like a sports car. A cruiser that can pounce. Basically it's the most versatile accessory since the black t-shirt, according to the folks who built it. All we know so far is it looks like an X6 and comes with an options catalog longer than Santa's "naughty"… » 12/09/14 8:15pm 12/09/14 8:15pm

The First Tesla-Developed Electric Mercedes-Benz Is Now For Sale

What if you like the idea of a Tesla, but want a different badge on the front? Preferably a three pointed star. Well, the 2015 B-Class Electric Drive is the first volume production electric car by Mercedes-Benz that uses Tesla's technology with a range of up to 142 miles on a single charge. » 12/08/14 10:38am 12/08/14 10:38am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Mercedes-Benz 300SL Wallpaper Is Here

Whether you love it for its sloping design, its classic curves, or its gull wing doors, it's hard not to love the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Sure the current SLS AMGs are nice, but if you're going to live out a 1950s superspy fantasy, the 300SL is probably on your short list of getaway cars. » 12/07/14 6:35pm 12/07/14 6:35pm

Mercedes' 'Interior Of The Future' Will Have A Coffee Table

Cars probably won't fly in our lifetimes, but they will go autonomous. That's pretty much a lock at this point. Nearly every automaker is working to advance their self-driving technology. But one thing that doesn't get much consideration is this: With no need for human control, what will the interior of the future… » 12/04/14 10:12am 12/04/14 10:12am

How You Can Hate The Mercedes G63 And Love The Cadillac Escalade

Until Bentley turns their 4x4 concept into reality, the Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes G63 are the two flashiest SUVs you can have. The Mercedes might be up a price bracket, but the Caddy is a superior luxury experience in just about every way... and fewer people throw rotten tomatoes at it. » 11/23/14 11:37am 11/23/14 11:37am

The Mercedes-Maybach Is The Car God's Dad's Boss Would Ride In

We've known that Mercedes was re-animating the Maybach name for a while now, but this is the first time we've seen the car in the metal-and-cowflesh. And it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect: a bit underwhelming from the outside, remarkable from the inside. Like an M&M full of veal. » 11/19/14 2:55pm 11/19/14 2:55pm

First Drive: Mercedes-AMG GT Isn't A 911 Fighter, It's More Than That

I have a problem. I've never managed to keep the throttle floored the entire stretch of Laguna Seca's front straight in anything over 500 horsepower. It's practically my home track, but as soon as I start climbing that crest, self-preservation kicks in and I lift. Every. Damn. Time. That changed in the Mercedes-AMG GT. » 11/12/14 9:47am 11/12/14 9:47am