Mercedes is preparing a new version of its S-Class which is set to debut in 2015, and our spy photographers grabbed some shots of the long wheelbase Pullman version out testing. Continue Reading...
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Large and in charge. Big is beautiful. Size matters. Yes, there are endless clichés to support the notion that the bigger something is, the better it is. In the automotive kingdom, some vehicles not only adhere to this philosophy, but redefine it. We aren’t talking the puny realm of offerings like the Honda Accord, Toyota… Continue Reading...
This camouflaged prototype of the Mercedes-Benz flagship sedan was spied during its cold winter testing. Continue Reading...
Being the flagship sedan for Mercedes-Benz is a daunting task, and the German automaker is making sure its new 2014 model will live up to expectations. Continue Reading...
The current-generation Jaguar XJ has had underwhelming sales, as the flagship sedan is seeing less than half the sales of its closest competitors in the US. Both the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class have been outpacing the XJ on the market, and now the British automaker is mulling over what steps to take next for… Continue Reading...
Last year, we heard news that Mercedes-Benz was working on a convertible variant of its S-Class sedan, and now more details have surfaced on the upcoming model. Continue Reading...
The next generation S-Class flagship from Mercedes-Benz is on its way, and it may come sporting an automatic nine-speed transmission. Continue Reading...
Over in the United Kingdom, Hertz has teamed up with Premiere Velocity in order to offer their customers the ability to rent some of the world’s finest exotic supercars. The list of exotics being offered is impressive including Lamborghini‘s LP560-4 Bicolore and Aventador, Porsche‘s Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Ferrari‘s 458 Italia, Range Rover‘s Evoque, Mercedes-Benz‘s… Continue Reading...
Our spy photographers have done it again, this time finding the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the wild. The S-Class is an important product for Mercedes, but this generation has the added burden of replacing the now-dead Maybach sedans, as well as acting as the flagship for Mercedes-Benz. Expect to see VIPs, celebrities and African desposts chauffeured around… Continue Reading...
While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...
So electric drive and fuel cells will be part of the equation, though to meet the demands of future S-Class customers, particularly those of range and performance, Mercedes understands that new, unproven technologies will have to be employed. Continue Reading...
During the U.N. General Assembly in New York City last week, a Mercedes-Benz S550 belonging to a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates was stolen after its driver went to get himself a cup of tea. Ghulan Rehmani, a resident of Queens, New York, left the vehicle running after he went to a shop to… Continue Reading...
To celebrate the 60 years that have passed since Mercedes first introduced the S-Class to the market, AMG has helped develop the 2012 S-Class Grand Edition. The S-Class Grand Edition package will be available on the S250 CDI, S350 BlueTEC and the S350 BlueEFFICIENCY models in Europe. Each model will retain its stock power, with… Continue Reading...
North Korea’s chronic food shortages are reported to be reaching levels similar to the 1994 famine that struck the isolated Asian nation, and Kim Jong-Il, the world’s best dressed hereditary communist dictator, couldn’t care less. According to a report by North Korean affairs blog One Free Korea, the North Korean dictator was spotted in China… Continue Reading...
With the Vatican looking to expand their use of green technology, the next generation Popemobile is reportedly set to employ hybrid technology, although His Holiness would reportedly prefer a fully electric vehicle powered by solar panels. The new Popemobile will be based off the next-generation Mercedes ML-Class, and used a hybrid system with a 10kw… Continue Reading...
We knew it was just a matter of time once Apple introduced its next-generation of products (most noticeably the iPad 2) that Brabus would be updating their iBusiness package on Mercedes-Benz‘s S-Class luxury sedan. Geared towards becoming the world’s fastest mobile office, Brabus stepped up their game some more on their Brabus 800 iBusiness 2.0… Continue Reading...
Those looking to modify Mercedes-Benz‘s S-Class should do so with caution. A luxury sedan with the prestige of Mercedes’ S-Class shouldn’t sport any extreme modifications and it looks like Inden Design has taken notes. Designed by Joachim Inden, the S500 sedan received a facelift from an S65 AMG with some very detailed modifications, making it… Continue Reading...
Fans of old school Mercedes-Benz diesels can rejoice, as M-B is adding yet another oil-burner to its North American lineup. The 2012 S350 BlueTec 4MATC will bow at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Featuring Mercedes’ stellar BlueTEC V6 turbodiesel engine and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, the S350 will put out 210 horsepower… Continue Reading...
Mercedes-Benz will replace its current Active Body Control with a new system to improve ride and handling, under the name “Magic Body Control”. The system is based on a 20 year old technology that originated in high-level auto racing, until it was banned for being too potent. “It had its first try back at the… Continue Reading...
Jaguar‘s sleek new XJ flagship has been declared Car of the Year by Professional Driver Magazine. The buff book for livery drivers chose the XJL 3.0 diesel, as “judges loved the XJ’s looks, its beautiful and distinctive interior and outstanding driving dynamics.” The XJ bested perennial favorites like the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class in… Continue Reading...
In a perverse insight into how the world works, a study conducted by the British Columbia Automotive Association has concluded that the only hybrid that pays back its owners with any kind of economic benefit is the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. According to the BCAA, the study takes into account how much one pays for the… Continue Reading...
Cadillac‘s current flagships, the DTS and STS sedans are overpriced and underwhelming in today’s marketplace. The proposed XTS concept is a sharp looking vehicle but is apparently not premium enough to compete with the big dogs, like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 750i and Audi A8. Soon-to-be-departed GM CEO Ed Whitacre apparently ordered Cadillac to get… Continue Reading...
Following in the foot steps of the CL63 uber-coupe, Mercedes-Benz‘s S63 AMG, aka God’s own chariot, is back for 2011 with a downsized engine that makes more power and consumes less fuel. Packing the all new 5.5L twin turbo V8, the S63 will put out between 544 horsepower and 571 horsepower with the optional AMG… Continue Reading...
Mercedes-Benz diesels have a fearsome reputation for being some of the toughest cars on the road. While most vintage German machinery has been sent to the scrap heap due to astronomical repair bills or oxidization, there are a number of diesel powered Mercedes-Benz cars from as far back as 1972 still kicking around, thanks to… Continue Reading...