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There are certain things to which we all look forward: that unnecessarily slow walk to the front door after a great first date, the next episode of Top Gear, pay day … and AMG converting a standard Mercedes-Benz into a velvet-wrapped sledgehammer.

11 Mar 2014

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (R 129, 1989 bis 2001), erste Generation (1989 bis 1995).

Whenever I watch television from the 1980s, I almost always end up saying, “Ugh … the clothing from back then looks awful!”  (I’m talking about you, “Golden Girls”!)  Couple loud colors and big shoulder pads with puffy, teased hairstyles, and the Reagan era comes across as an optical atrocity.  Some of the cars of the […]


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Mercedes should be quite pleased with itself after looking at their sales numbers over the past month. In February they moved 22,609 cars. It’s the best February they’ve had ever. According to their “tooting-our-own-horn” press release, they bulk of sales came from the C-, E-, and M-Class model lines. That’s unsurprising considering those lines are […]


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The world has been waiting for the 2015 S-Class Coupe for quite a while.  And now that it’s finally here, it’s hard to pay attention to it…as a whole. Mercedes-Benz can blame its own active curve tilting function. “The vehicle leans into bends much like a motorcyclist, thereby reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the […]


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The steel, rubber and glass equivalent of Bigfoot has been spotted in the northeastern United States, people!  Mercedes-Benz’s G63 AMG 6×6 is a 9,000-pound beast and its leaving its 37-inch tire tracks in New Jersey and New York. What’s more surprising than the three-axle offroader’s looks (and its 7.8-second zero to 60 time) is its […]


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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released a list of 12 cars and trucks that are good at being bad for the environment. The list, titled “Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2014” uses something called a “Green Score” to measure a car’s or truck’s environmental friendliness. Factors such as tailpipe emissions […]


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Mercedes-Benz has cooked up a snack-sized container of alphabet soup: the 2015 GLA45 AMG. Its hand-built, direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine serves up 355 horsepower and 332 lb.-ft. of torque.  Those figures make it “the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world.”  AMG’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and SPEEDSHIFT DCT dual-clutch seven-speed transmission digest that […]


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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is selling like moonshine at a speakeasy. At the Sindelfingen, Germany plant where the S-Class is built, employees have agreed to extend their shifts by 74 minutes per day beginning in 2014. Employees were already logging an extra 30 minutes of shift time in 2013. In addition to the popular S-Class, strong demand […]


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With more than seven million views on YouTube, the famous Mercedes-Benz Magic Body Control TV commercial, titled “Chicken” has been a sensation of 2013. The funny ad that compares chickens to Mercedes-Benz suspension technology remains my favorite commercial to come out this year. The successful television spot even captured the attention of the folks at Jaguar, prompting […]


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As these shots confirm, the new Mercedes GLK will be slightly larger than the model it replaces in order to make room for the smaller 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA. The prototype clearly has a longer wheelbase than the current GLK, and its track is wider, too. Additionally, the hood has been stretched and the front axle […]