Over the Back Fence: More on the Mercedes S-Class Convertible; Bound for Detroit?

The folks at The Car Connection published another one of the gossipy renderings of the rumored Mercedes S-Class sedan convertible concept that's expected to appear at the Detroit show in early 2007. Don't get crazy, it's not really a spy shot, as TCC indicates in the headline — think of it as wishful Photoshopping.… »8/14/06 8:30am8/14/06 8:30am

The Devil Wears Mercedes: S-Class Stars in Fashion Send-up

In what manner of sedan would a type-a-busive fashion magazine editor arrive to work, whilst tearing her assistant's proverbial heart out and subequently fisting the resultant orifice? We would have picked the BMW 7-Series, but we'd just be projecting an inner bile toward cars designed in origami. (Ray! Coffee me, … »7/07/06 9:41am7/07/06 9:41am

A Mercedes S-Class Cabrio Concept Coming to Detroit Show in '07?

A strange bit of news from the jungen at Germany's Auto Motor und Sport today; Mercedes is reportedly working on a V12-powered S-Class cabrio concept that will premiere at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show. Other than that it could have the longest fabric roof in the industry, there aren't many details about the… »6/21/06 11:13am6/21/06 11:13am

DaimlerChrysler Gets Smart-er With Its Hoonage; Goes Cross-Brand

So what happens when you drop a Mercedes S-Class against the wind-up Smart? Well, the Smart does better than one would think — unless you count the fact that it rolls over on its side like a toy — but apparently the little guy was built to withstand even the toughest of situations. Maybe they should grab that old… »6/11/06 5:50pm6/11/06 5:50pm

Mercedes S-Class TV Crash a Failed Fake, Conspiring Journalist Fired

Remember the story of the crash-avoidance system demonstration that went awry on TV, causing three Mercedes S-Class models to blindly crash into each other? It turns out Mercedes officials knew the test wouldn't work, and so conspired with a journalist from Germany's AutoBild to pull it off for the cameras anyway.… »11/28/05 10:32am11/28/05 10:32am

Radar No Love: Malfunction During Product Demo Causes S-Class Pileup

We could hear the grumbling of the press folks from here: "Worst. Product. Demo. Ever." Three 2006 Mercedes S-Class sedans were damaged when a televised demonstration of the cars' groundbrakeing (heh heh) radar-guided automatic stopping system went ka-flawo. As Leftlane News reports, the carefully staged choreography… »11/17/05 8:00am11/17/05 8:00am