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5 Smart Missed Opportunities

Smart has become a brand name synonymous with stylish compact city cars. An alliance was formed back in 1994 by watch manufacturer, Swatch, and Daimler-Benz AG to undertake the new project. Interest in the brand grew immediately following the first model’s release in 1998. Come launch, city commuters could buy a compact city car which wasn’t only attractive but incredibly practical around town. Drivers could even park perpendicularly in an otherwise parallel-parked street. The brand experienced some attempted expansion in its short history, which almost always failed. However, the future launch of the Renault Twingo-based Smart ForFour spells an opportunity to pick up where it left off with the former… Continue Reading »

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Maintaining your new Mercedes-Benz

If your Mercedes-Benz is more than one year old, you will benefit from having a periodic under-the-hood check to ensure that the car is properly prepared for the road. Preventive maintenance can resolve many issues that may arise with a vehicle at the lowest possible costs. Checking for small problems rather than waiting until the vehicle begins to show noticeable signs of deterioration can deter major car problems that could occur at a later date. The best way to incorporate preventive auto care maintenance is to regularly allow a certified mechanic to perform routine oil checks and regular inspections. In addition to changing the oil in the car and checking… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Green Achievements

  Ever since the development of the first petrol engined car, Mercedes have been a manufacturer who love to be involved with new technology and developments. In recent years they have moved away from producing ever faster and larger engines towards more ecologically aware drive and power systems. Even though this company has an established reputation for producing top class models for the luxury car market, they certainly haven’t shied away from creating a number of vehicles and technological advancements in the field of green motoring.   2012 World Green Car In 2012, the Mercedes S250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was named the World Green Car beating the Ford Focus Electric and… Continue Reading »

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Review

Withdraw £168,250 from your bank account and immediately sprint straight to your nearest Mercedes showroom – because the German motoring giant has created a lustrous monster you won’t mind throwing obscene amounts of cash at. Say hello to the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. Boasting a colossal 6.0-litre V12 and producing a riotous 630bhp, Mercedes’ latest SL model is a slimmed down version of the SL63, but its weight reduction has done nothing to weaken the brawn beneath its bonnet. In a world where muscular motors have ostensibly given way to geeky green golf buggies, it would take an ultra-deluxe and sexy monster to persuade most of us, not to mention devoted… Continue Reading »

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The quick guide to buying a used car in South Africa

The quick guide to buying a used car in South Africa Car workers in South Africa recently ended a three-week strike and returned to work following the acceptance of an altered wage offer from car giants including Toyota, Ford, and Volkswagen. Workers were asking for wage increases up until 2015, plus allowances for night shifts and transport. South Africa now faces strikes by car dealers and dealers of spare parts. The strike affected the supply of new cars in the country, with carmakers finding it difficult to keep up with demand after the action cut off the supply of parts. If there is a shortage of new cars on the… Continue Reading »

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Is having three children any different to having two?

Apart from the obvious need for a bit more time and perhaps another pair of hands, what are the main differences between having two children and having three? Space The additional space required when you have three children depends on quite a number of things. The age of your children, whether you have boys or girls and to a certain extent, their personalities, are just some of the aspects that may dictate what your family needs in the way of space. Regardless of whether you have boys, girls, or a mixture, it may be best to have them in separate bedrooms once they reach secondary school. This is not always… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz’s Most Daring Concept Vehicles

Part of what makes Mercedes-Benz vehicles unique is their use of technology and innovation. The company has created a number of research and concept cars throughout its history to test out new ideas before incorporating them into its main products. The following are five of the most interesting concepts. C 111     Mercedes-Benz showcased its exceptional new racing car at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in 1969: the C 111. This high speed concept had gullwing doors that swung upwards, and a sleek triangular body. It was painted a garish shade of orange metallic, and was designed to test the new Wankel engine. In 1969 the engine had three rotors… Continue Reading »

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