In order to convince potential buyers that the minuscule Smart ForTwo isn't something they will be violently killed in, Smart has long trumpeted the car's "tridion safety cell" as being one of the most protective systems out there. But how does it hold up in a Mercedes-style David vs. Goliath crash test?
Audi is still on a roll however you look at it. In the US alone, they're bragging about their 31st consecutive month of record sales. Globally, they're well on track to beat their goal of selling 2 million cars a year by 2020. But there's one big hurdle Audi hasn't conquered yet: The Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
There's a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall, and the bells in the steeple too... Daimler AG is killing the ultra-pricy Maybach brand effective in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reports today. Something, something, something, something, oooo.
Do German automakers frequent the same few square miles of Sweden for winter testing? Because how else would spies get the next Porsche 911 and now the upcoming 2013 Mercedes S-Class, although the S-Class gets a failing grade about two minutes in.
Your grandpa's plain-Jane W221 Mercedes-Benz S600 is his pride and joy. Ask him to borrow it, then show up with Speedriven's 695 hp kit installed. Imagine the joy on his weathered face when he finally smokes ol' Chester's Black Series.
We totally believed the story behind the drug-smuggling Paraguayan S600 Benz, and so the big V12-powered German got zero penalty laps during the BS Inspection. However, a good story won't save you from the claimer rule!