Not long ago premium hybrids were not much more than a marketing exercise. Now with stringent CO2 caps being put in place all over the globe, a good plug-in hybrid is essential to the continuation of a brand.
Both the 2007 Jaguar XJ and the Mercedes-Benz S550 from 2007 were executive-class cruising vehicles. They were also quite enjoyable to drive. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what they had to offer.
The S-Class has been a favorite of diplomats around the world. The versions that are used to transport diplomats usually aren’t the same ones you find on the showroom floor, though. These bad boys have security upgrades.
If you were in one of these hybrids and pulled up next to a Prius, you could roll down your window and shove their smug smirk right up their tailpipes because out of the two of you, you have the more environmental car.
Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will lift more than just the face of its third-generation M-Class SUV. It will also lift off the “ML” badge and replace it with one that reads “GLE.”
The S-Class previews mainstream car technology of ten years in the future. Speaking to Auto Express, Mercedes chief interior designer, Jan Kaul spoke about the next S-Class and what the car’s technology will entail. Hint: you won’t need buttons.
We’ve seen a couple of Pullman Maybach mules around, but none in action before … that is, until this week where one was captured in the wilds of the Nürburgring.
For a while now, we’ve known Mercedes was building a one-off limousine that would probably carry the Pullman name. Allegedly leaked images from a patent now show what the super limo may look like … essentially a terribly stretched S-Class.
Most of us plebeians think someone riding in the back of an S-Class is someone with access to an air force — someone who generally has enemies. So to protect oneself from enemy fire, one needs to armor his/her S-Class. Thankfully, Mercedes has the solution for that.
Because the world is opulent enough, Mercedes decided to go and make an S-Class coupe, and by George is it a thing of beauty. The coupe will be pretty much the epitome of grand touring elegance.