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.
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.