Those shiny letters on Mercedes-Benz trunk and hatch lids are about to look a lot different. Also, an update on the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.

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Last week’s gullwing ambush wallpaper had you hitting that Facebook Like button as though you had just seen one of those adorable cat videos that are slowing down the Internet, so here’s a gullwing ambush from a different angle.

Mercedes-AMG GT (C 190) 2014

Teased no longer! Finally, Mercedes has taken the tarp, paint, and silly green zebra camo off the new AMG GT. And it is … interesting?


This is the first time since 1998 (the year Mercedes dropped its inline-six engines from the SL lineup) that the U.S. has seen an SL roadster with a six-cylinder engine.

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Usually you’ll only get one car featured in a Wallpaper Wednesday. This week, I’m giving you four. It’s OK — there’s no need to tell me. I already know your mind is blown.

2013 SL550

In a very shrewd move — one I think has some ulterior motives — the new SL400 is getting a $20,000 price drop.

Lewis Hamilton SL-Class Drift Featured

Lewis Hamilton has a bit of fun with comedian James Corden running an SL65 AMG around Rockingham Motor Speedway.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupé (W198) Featured

Perhaps a prewar Benz would be more representative of the recent Pebble Beach week, but really, it’s more representative of the Pebble Beach pretentiousness I do not prefer.


The Mecum auctions are some of the year’s best chances to get your hands on a classic Mercedes-Benz. This year’s auction is no exception. Here are three fine examples from the Stuttgart company.

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (W198) Featured

When it comes to W198 cars, the 300SL Gullwing gets the spotlight, well, because it’s the Gullwing. While not as deserving of the fame, the 300SL Roadster — the second wind of the W198 series — is still very impressive, especially when captured in the right light and at the right angle.