MONSTER BENZ MAKES ITS OWN ROAD

Think Mercedes-Benz and one automatically pictures high-end cars and SUVs. But Benz has a lot of irons in many other fires, including military-style off road trucks for just about every application. When a UK company wanted something it could use for laying emergency roll out road base, it turned to Benz which specially modified this 8×8 monster for the job. The vehicle has been fitted with hook-loading equipment and has a mechanised body capable of laying up to 50 metres of interlocking M150 Trackway aluminium panels over undulating terrain in… Read more

CLA CONCEPT DOOR TO THE FUTURE

You’re looking at the very future of Mercedes-Benz. Unveiled at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, Concept CLA Class represents a “close-to- production insight” into the upcoming family of vehicles that stands at the gateway to the brand. It will see CLA Class promoted to become part of its long-term portfolio strategy. Making its debut the advanced next-generation electric-first drivetrain points the way for the next-generation electric-drive technology underpinning series-production. It is scaleable and engineered for a family of four vehicles covering a range of body styles, and set to play… Read more

AMG’S FIRST HYBRID ROCKET A CRACKER

You can have your cake and eat it too proves Mercedes with the release of its first performance hybrid – the AMG GT 63 S E Performance. It’s Mercedes’ most powerful series-production model to date. At the heart of the four-door coupe is a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 along with a 150kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle. The combination delivers 620kW of power and 1400Nm of torque, with a blistering 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds and top speed of 316km/h. You get this and indicative fuel consumption of… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ C300

C-Class has been the mainstay of the Benz range for years. And, despite the popularity and growing number of SUVs, it continues to shine as the star performer in a range that now comprises more than 20 models. Diversity has kept the car relevant to the market, with a sedan, coupe, wagon and convertible available, along with various powertrains, including the sledgehammer 500kW AMG C 63 S 4MATIC+. It all comes together in a heady, amazing mix of style and technology which will take your breath away. So could the… Read more

MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL

In the immediate post-World War II period Mercedes was struggling to get back on its feet. With almost three-quarters of its factories being razed it was not until 1948 that the company was able to start making cars again. Initially these were pre-WWII carry over models which continued until 1953 when the company released the 180 Ponton saloon. It was this car that formed the basis of the 190SL. The first prototype was built early in 1954 but underwent considerable reworking before the production model appeared in March of that… Read more

MERCEDES C-CLASS 2007 – 2021

Mercedes C-Class is sold as a three-door coupe or cabriolet, a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. It has rear-wheel-drive car with a north-south engine, so the front seats are set relatively far back to make space for the engine. People travelling in the back seats of sedans and wagons may find themselves a little cramped unless those in the front seats are willing to give up some space. This has improved over the years as the C-Class models have become slightly larger. The back seats in the coupe are… Read more

TARDY TARDIS OF OFF-ROADERS CELEBRATES 55 YEARS

Check out the ‘guns’ on this Mercedes-AMG G 63 Edition 55. It’s one of three special editions to mark the 55th anniversary of the Mercedes go- fast brigade. Edition 55 adds $29,900 to the already asking price of $365,091 for the standard G 63, making it just that much more exclusive. Trouble is, even if you’ve got the readies to buy what could be described as the ultimate ‘bogan’ accessory – it could be a long wait because the standard G 63 remains out of stock. Why? That’s a very… Read more

MERCEDES BENZ 190SL

In the immediate post-World War II period Mercedes was struggling to get back on its feet. With almost three-quarters of its factories being destroyed it was not until 1948 that the company was able to start making cars again. Initially these were pre-WWII carry over models which continued until 1953 when the company released the 180 Ponton saloon. It was this car that formed the basis of the 190SL. The first prototype was built early in 1954 but underwent considerable reworking before the production model appeared in March of that… Read more

MAYBACH GOES OVER THE TOP

The limited edition Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Haute Voiture is described as the ‘ultimate’ collectible. Based on a concept shown earlier this year, the car made its debut this week at a fashion show by local couture designer Atelier Zuhra in Dubai. Benz says a combination of utmost craftsmanship, high-quality materials and exquisite details creates a new level of exclusivity — evocative of a drivable art piece. Strictly limited to 150 examples, Haute Voiture is the work of Mercedes-Benz’ specialised customisation team in the Manufaktur, Sindelfingen. In line with the Concept Haute… Read more

MERCEDES-AMG ONE GOES #1 AT THE ‘RING

The Mercedes-AMG ONE has become the fastest production car to lap the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. With DTM driver and AMG brand ambassador Maro Engel at the wheel, it posted a time of 6:35.183 minutes — eight seconds faster than the previous record holder the Porsche 911 GT2 MR (6:38.835).┬áThe other two top spots were held down by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (6:43.616) and Porsche 911 GT3 RS (6:44.848). For those not familiar with the circuit, the N├╝rburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) dates from 1927 with the remaining 20.8km… Read more