Florida Mercedes Minivan Chase Ends In Belly Flop

A notably bonkers car chase on the Palmetto Expressway in the Miami-Dade area just ended, with thankfully no injuries to other motorists. One of the suspects was airlifted to the hospital, the victim of what appears to be some police-fired bullets. » 8/24/12 3:00pm 8/24/12 3:00pm

2011 Mercedes R-Class: Never Going Full Minivan

Daimler will go red in the face if you call their Mercedes-Benz R-Class a minivan, but as much as they try to deny it, this 2011 refresh only reinforces its minivan-ness. Please. All it needs is a sliding door. [eMercedesBenz] » 3/29/10 11:00am 3/29/10 11:00am

Sarah Jessica Parker Pulled Over For Not Using Headlights, Brain

Sarah Jessica Parker was given a warning for driving-without-headlights after explaining she didn't know how to turn them on in her new Mercedes. Add this to the list of things Parker no longer knows how to turn on. [PageSix] » 6/22/09 1:30pm 6/22/09 1:30pm

Mercedes R-Class: FAIL

Finally, Mercedes is beginning to admit that the "not-minivan" that is the R-Class may not be living up to forecasted expectations. Sales are apparently flagging even after the Stuttgart boys added a row and chopped the price down. Deiter thinks it's the overcrowded crossover segment. We think it's something else.[… » 1/16/08 9:30am 1/16/08 9:30am

Mercedes Tweaks Plan for Slow-Selling R-Class

Apparently the market for a hotshot, V8-powered luxury minivan isn't as latent as Mercedes had hoped. But an anemic luxury minivan that looks like an SUV? More of that, please. That's the short version of Mercedes's plan to wring out some sort of a market for its R-Class van. It's dropping the R500 and 'bahn-worthy… » 8/13/07 9:03am 8/13/07 9:03am

Spy Photos: Mercedes AMG Round-up

World Car Fans rounds up the next bunch of AMG-model Benzes spied in prototype form. They've compiled the latest shots of the C 63, GL 63, R 63 and CL 63 AMGs — all due by 2007 — caught during various manner of preproduction testing. The common thread is the new 6.2-liter V8 — AMG's first ground-up engine product —… » 8/07/06 12:58pm 8/07/06 12:58pm

Mercedes R-Class Wagon Signed by The Rolling Stones to Be Auctioned

Those of us who came up in the post—Beggars Banquet world have lots to thank The Rolling Stones for. That means we have to go see them in concert once every 15 years, like clockwork, out of respect. Of course, despite being total ass kickers well into their 60s, the Stones' pre-geriatric megatour product endorsements… » 3/16/06 11:46am 3/16/06 11:46am

Skating Mercedes AMG Launches 6.3-Liter V8 in the US

Mercedes adopted an ice skating theme — featuring hockey players cavorting with figure skaters (which is only illegal south of Ohio) — to launch two models powered by its 6.3-liter AMG V8 in the US this afternoon — the M 63 AMG and R 63 AMG models. They're the first US-bound models to get the company's first… » 2/08/06 5:47pm 2/08/06 5:47pm

Brabus Tunes the Mercedes-Benz R Class

Brabus has worked up a version of the new Mercedes R 500 that turns the sedate luxo-van into a hauler of executives who were supposed to be in Berlin this morning, but Maximilian had that little problem in Munich with the dead hooker, which has unfortunately delayed their trip for a few hours. No worries, mates, the… » 1/30/06 7:31am 1/30/06 7:31am

Carlsson Tunes the Mercedes R-Class

If Mercedes builds it, somehow it'll get tuned (even if it's a minivan created for upscale senior-citizens). But we kid the R-Class, or the Carlsson CM50 K tuner version that'll either scare the pants off grandma and gramps, or — if they've had their Geritol — cut the ETA of their annual Long-Island-to-Florida run in… » 11/19/05 5:26pm 11/19/05 5:26pm

Mercedes to Show AMG R63 Supervan in Frankfurt

Mercedes-Benz has given its new R-Class van (sorry, Grand Tourer) a dose of AMG shock therapy, creating the Vision R 63 showcar that the company will show in Frankfurt next week. Derived from a long-wheelbase R-Class, the Vision model is powered by Merc's new, AMG-built, naturally aspirated 6.3 liter powerplant.… » 9/05/05 9:42am 9/05/05 9:42am

Exile on Main Street: Stones Promote Mercedes R-Class on Tour

"R-Class, you mean machine, you make a grown man cry with luxury." Ok, The Rolling Stones' new association with the Mercedes R-Class isn't quite as awkward as that lyrical mash of "Start Me Up," but it's not exactly smooth as "Little Red Rooster" either. Despite the demographic perfection of the deal between Benz and… » 8/26/05 2:33pm 8/26/05 2:33pm