While it has often been contested, Karl Benz is said to have created the first automobile in January 1886. Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's original Mercedes automobile in 1901 while the first Mercedes-Benz vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into the Daimler-Benz company. The creation of AMG, their in-house tuning facility and the revival of the Maybach brand as well as a partnership with McLaren has allowed Mercedes-Benz to become much more than simply a luxury car maker.
Known in much of the country as the winter that wasn’t, you wouldn’t know it in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Mercedes is showcasing the latest version its 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and planning ahead for next year.
If you’re not familiar with modern diesels the folks at Mercedes are doing everything they can to change that. The company’s latest vehicle to receive a diesel engine is its GLK midsize SUV. Was it worth the wait or is it as stinky as the oily fuel it runs on?
As a very fashion-forward city, New York really is one of the most appropriate places for Mercedes to tease the interior of what’s likely to be its most head-turning model for years to come. And the German brand is doing exactly that on the eve of the 2014 New York Auto Show by giving the... more
Are you ready for more power? This weeks theme is more, more, more with each of our test cars featuring more power than usual. 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG - Mike Schlee, Road Test Editor: “This week I am in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. As a fan of high-boosted four-cylinder engines, I can’t wait... more
Considering we spend a lot of our time inside our cars, it’s worth noting which vehicles in today’s marketplace have the best interiors. Ward’s Auto has presented its annual top 10 list of best interiors and some of the vehicles on the list might surprise you. From luxury to affordable compacts, the publication spent two... more
The folks at Kelley Blue Book have released their annual Brand Image Awards. The study, now in its seventh year, honors automakers for excelling in certain areas. Categories include things like best performance brand, most refined brand and most trusted brand. Overall there are 13 winners and the results may surprise or even appall you.... more
Following BMW’s lead of offering coupe-styled SUVs, Mercedes-Benz will preview a similar move with a concept car at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. The teaser above is called the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe and is thoguht to preview a swoopy version of the ML-Class SUV. Rumor has it that Mercedes plans to call its... more
The Mercedes-Benz SL400 has made an appearance, sporting a twin-turbo V6 powerplant. Essentially replacing the SL350 in the convertible’s lineup, the SL400 boasts the same 328 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque as the E400, since it shares the same 3.0-liter V6 engine. Compared to the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 in the SL350, the SL400... more
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