2017 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabrio is an SLC with benefits for friends

Think of the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet as an SLC roadster with benefits for friends and family. While the SLC roadster is classically beautiful and a rip of a drive, it’s a selfish little car in that it only holds the…

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG drops the hammer on crossovers

AMG has a long history of being Mercedes’ in-house gym, delivering cars as diverse as the GT-S supercar that blips 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and G65, a 621 horsepower brick-square mountain goat with a biturbo V12. But, its card…

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Mercedes-AMG GT-S Inherits Supercar Legacy

Since the mid-‘50s, Mercedes-Benz sports cars have been some of the most desirable in the world.  We’re talking about the 300SL “Gullwing”, McLaren-developed SLR, SLS AMG “Gullwing”, and now, the AMG GT-S.  All have been sexy as sin, but from…

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Adds Class

With each generation, Mercedes claims the C-Class is more sophisticated, more upscale, and just more of everything.  That was true when the 1994 C-Class replaced the 190E and it’s true as the fourth-generation supplants the third.  You often hear these…

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550: A Tool For Uncompromised Travel

In a former life, I flew on company jets for trade shows and factory visits.  There was nothing better than returning to the airport at the end of a long day, with many miles still ahead, and seeing the plane…

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Is Mercedes’ New, Homemade Particle Accelerator

Twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz introduced the C36 AMG, its first fully sanctioned model with the aftermarket tuner it now wholly owns.  An advertisement created for the Detroit Auto Show snickered, “If this were the fifth grade science fair, we’d be…

2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Is Mother-Approved

My mother is not easily impressed.  She drove my grandmother in her Mercedes for years, so she knows what a world-class German car is like.  But, she married my father, who worked at General Motors for over 30 years before…

2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Convertible Is Fit For A Sexy Movie Star

Tab Hunter, now-out movie star and recording artist, purchased a 1957 Mercedes 220S Convertible in December 1956 against the better advice of his manager, Dick Clayton. “I bought the Mercedes at the L.A. Auto Show and paid $6,000 — a…

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG: The World’s Best Car?

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 Is High On S-Class Style

Mercedes-Benz did not build posh wagons in the 1950s, but that didn’t stop some crazy coachbuilder from creating a 300c long-back in 1957. Designers commandeered one of the most prestigious and technically-advanced sedans, a favorite of world leaders, and extended it for sporting pursuits. If Mercedes-Benz built its own S-Class wagon in 2013, imagine it like the GL450.