mercedes

  • Efficient Mercedes C 350 e comes at a price

    Hybrids can easily make a bad first impression. Take the new C 350 e from Mercedes as an example. When it was dropped off for road test the battery was flat and because I had no opportunity for a quick charge and barely had enough time to acquaint myself...
  • X-Class is the Africa’s new Mercedes C-Class

    The Mercedes X-Class has finally been revealed after countless renderings and spy shots! The new model has been developed in a close collaboration with Renault-Nissan, partner to Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, and is set for production in Spain and Argentina alongside the Renault Alaskan and the Nissan Navara. Five...
  • Tested CLA 250 4MATIC is cool C-Class

    A troublesome car to understand since its inception, the new 2017 Mercedes Benz has received a minor cosmetic and material upgrade but neither affect the car’s quirky uniqueness. One wonders why the Mercedes CLA has leapfrogged the evergreen C-Class in receiving the latest batch of upgrades since we’ve always...
  • Mercedes-AMG goes aero crazy with C63 R

    Get a taste of DTM with the recently launched Mercedes-AMG C63 R When you think ‘Hardcore track-ready German Coupe’, chances are you’ll think of the fresh BMW M4 GTS and, well, nothing else. We can only imagine that this thought had been doing the rounds between the employees of...
  • C-Class scores well in IIHS safety despite lights

    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class joins the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Volt, Audi A4, BMW X1, and more in getting a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The German premium midsize vehicle received good ratings in all five of the IIHS crashworthiness evaluations: Small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side,...
  • Softer GLB has faint elements of G-Class

    Mercedes reportedly working on smaller version of the G-Class named the GLB. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has spanned of 35 years – one of the brand’s stalwarts still styled close to the original. Its history draws back from the days when it was initially developed as a military vehicle from...
  • AMG GT R leaves windtunnel breathless

    There’s something calming about wind tunnel testing. Watching air curve around and through subtle wins and vents, looking so banal but having a profound effect on stability. In this video, watch air and the Mercedes-AMG GT R kiss and touch, or just listen to its savage engine. Either way, we...
  • Tiny terror with smart BRABUS conversion in SA

    Matt grey rear diffuser inserts with chrome- look tailpipe trims, matt painted BRABUS Monoblock light-alloy wheels and a Race Start function are things we would have never associated with any previous standard smart car. Until we heard the words ‘smart BRABUS.’ smart BRABUS is the joint venture to bring...
  • Drive Review: Mercedes GLS 350d

    Mercedes is touting the latest GLS as the “S-Class among SUVs”. We’re not so convinced and Audi’s Q7 might also have something to say about their tagline as being the only premium 7-seater in the premium sector. So has the latest 2016 Mercedes GLS bitten off more than it...