Mercedes broke new ground several years ago by introducing the CLS-Class four-door coupe. The company’s German competitors responded with the 6 Series Gran Coupe and the A7. BMW then couped-up the traditional sport utility vehicle with its X6 and X4 models. They probably won’t be alone for long, though. The house of the three-pointed star […]
There are certain aftermarket companies that are known for their lack of restraint. After all, if you’re going to completely tear down a vehicle to customize it, why be subtle? Go big or go home. ICON, a Los-Angeles-based builder, did neither when it got its hands on a new Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG. It went to its fabrication shop, and then it tastefully dressed up the right-angled rig.
We’ve caught the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG for the first time undergoing some handling tests in southern Europe. The car is camouflaged at the front only, despite the fact that a refresh is underway that is as big as the one for the E-Class about a year ago.
I’ve always found the Mercedes-Benz G-Class to be an attractive vehicle; its lines are straight and unapologetic. Under those butch right-angles is hardcore suspension hardware and apocalypse-proof rubber. The rig looks even better with some dirt splattered on it … downright beautiful as you’ll see in the clip after the jump.
What you are about to watch is fantasy; not because it features pristine white and powdery slopes; not because it looks like the ideal getaway with friends. No, the video you are about to see is fantasy because it shows an SUV as expensive as the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,700+) actually being driven off-road! Gasp!
For as long as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover have been staples in the high-end luxury SUV segment, you would think they have a lot in common. True, the G63 AMG and the Range Rover Supercharged in this test are both V8-powered, leather-lined rigs that kick ass off road. After that, […]
In years past, family truckster duties were handled by vehicles such as the affordable Chevrolet Suburban and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Mercedes has had just such a rig on the market for a much shorter time: the GL-Class. Motor Trend recently made one its long-term test vehicle. It ended up being loaded in more ways […]
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 […]
Before I get into the details, I have to ask you what you think of the “Edition 1″ GLA45 AMG’s racing stripes. Are they a bit much? Let me rephrase that: Are they a bit much on a crossover? I’ll reserve judgment because I’m sure you have a lot to say about how Mercedes is […]
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 […]