On a twisty backroad in Connecticut, behind the wheel of the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R, I followed a vehicle doing the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour and thought to myself, “should I pass?” I had absolutely no reason to. Not one. But I did it anyway.
There are many variants of Mercedes-AMG vehicles these days: coupes, sedans, wagons, convertibles and even trucks. But the main distinction between any of them is what numbers are glued to the back. Or at least what those numbers stand for: what’s under the hood.
It’s notable that the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA uses a large, color display screen in place of the grille, because that makes it easy to remove or change the big Mercedes tri-star badge and replace it with, say, any other company’s badge. If that happened, you’d never notice because this concept car, while sleek and…
The biggest hole in Mercedes-Benz’s product lineup is likely something that can get to 124 mph in under six seconds, makes over 1000 horsepower from a 1.6-liter V6 with four electric motors, and tops out at about 217 mph. Oh, and it should look like a really, really pissed-off fish. That hole is now filled, thanks to…
There was a time when an AMG wasn’t just some car you bought from a dealership. Not long ago you, could take your Mercedes and a large stack full of cash to the tuners at AMG—then a separate company from Benz itself—and they would make you basically whatever you wanted, even if that meant stuffing a 6.0-liter V8 into…
Buying a powerful, low-slung two-seat “sports car” specifically to sit in traffic seems a little odd. Or is it actually an excellent idea?
Fans of gasoline and loud noises can make their own loud noises of protest all they want but it ain’t changing shit: electric cars are the future. That’s why Mercedes will offer a buttload of them soon and could show off another concept at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, this time an electric compact car.
Here you are, ready to attack the workday in your Mercedes-Benz SLC! Look at you go! Reach for the stars and make your dreams come true.
Mercedes-Maybach unveiled a cabriolet version of its Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept from last year, all there is to say about it really is that it looks like money. A lot of money.
There’s already a small but burgeoning resistance against Mercedes-Benz (and other automakers) filling lineups with ugly melted sloping “coupe” crossovers that don’t make any damn sense. Today there is victory, for Mercedes has ruled out any form of convertible crossover, at least for now.
Time to attack your Monday! Get out there and drive like a champion today!
Mercedes did it better.
The 2017 Mercedes GLS63 AMG is an immense creature. Simply put, it’s a high-powered variant of the S-Class luxury barge, evolved into an SUV about the size of a Chevy Suburban. Every empirical aspect of this vehicle is big, and I think I’m really going to like it.
As Americans, we’re obsessed with the forbidden fruit of cars we don’t get here, like the Audi A1 and the BMW 1 Series. But now there’s word that Mercedes-Benz could be bringing the spunky little A-Class stateside.
Almost universally, modern race cars are more capable than their predecessors. Almost.
Yesterday, noted local President of the United States and admirer of Grimace Donald Trump made the bold claim that Germans are ‘very bad’ and threatened to halt sales in the U.S. of German cars. The truth is, though, that German car companies build a crapton of cars in America, and are the biggest exporter, by value,…
In an investigation into potentially fraudulent emissions data, the BBC reports that more than 250 members of German law enforcement searched 11 Daimler offices. If authorities find evidence, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will be the latest to join Volkswagen in carrying out emissions scandals.
The W124 (technically S124) was the best looking Mercedes wagon. You can disagree all you want, but you’re wrong.
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of my favorite cars. These days, you can’t really get one for less than an obscene amount of money. Matt Farah at The Smoking Tire got to drive one, that bastard. And then I realized that I have more in common with him than I thought.