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.
There are few cars in the automotive industry that have histories as lengthy and storied as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Look at any one of the eight Benzes hugging the banking after the jump, and you’ll be reminded of the innovations that particular car brought to the market: the W116 that heralded ABS 1978, the W126 that introduced airbags in 1981, and the W140 that brought electronic stability control to the party in 1995. Nowadays, if a car leaves its production line without the last two features, it is officially unfit for the U.S. market. Imagine in 10 years time when it will be compulsory for cars to come standard with radar-guided cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
It’s been a long time since Mercedes has built an S-Class convertible. Some time after building the W111 and W112 S-Class in the sixties, Mercedes removed the coupe and convertible versions of the car from their line-up. Since then the CL has taken over luxury coupe duties while the SL has taken over the designated […]
We’re living in great times for car enthusiasts. The artillery in the American horsepower wars is staggeringly powerful, Chrysler and Chevrolet are making V8-powered rear-wheel-drive sedans, and AMG is still twin-turbocharging V12s.
You remember that bulletproof Mercedes-Benz S600 Matt Farah was brave enough to sit in while it was put to the ultimate test? Well, apparently that wasn’t ultimate enough. While I can call the video after the jump a follow-up, I can’t really say it’s a test. It’s more of a murder. Farah, Rob Ferretti and some other gun-toting fellows absolutely UNLOAD on the big-bodied business barge.
Going out on a low note isn’t such a bad thing. Especially when that note is as low and sonorous as that played by the hand-built V8 of the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.3 vehicles. Yes, 2014 is the end of an era. The 6.2-liter M156 and M159 units will soon go the way of the dodo, but don’t worry; twin-turbo 5.5L engines have started taking their spots, and the similarly blown 4.0L mill for the next-generation C63 should prove to be a worthy successor. Perhaps in the future those eight-bangers will make a list as revered as the one after the jump.
Here’s a fun thing you might not’ve known about the S-Class: The taillights are adaptive. Like the screen on an iPhone, the taillights on a Mercedes will dim or brighten to suit the environment. Their brightness in the daytime, for instance, is higher than it is at night. Personally, I’m grateful for that. Since LED […]
Now that the various S-Class production models have been unveiled, in this Wallpaper Wednesday, let’s take a look back at the handsome design that inspired a Mercedes-Benz model line that will soon be accessorizing Rodeo Drive curbsides.
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.
Nothing says luxury like an S-Class Mercedes, and nothing says opulence like gold. Carlsson has bound those two things into an extraordinary display of wealth with their Versaille Edition CS50. Not only will you riding in style, but onlookers will likely need to restrain themselves from tearing the paint off your car. If you want […]