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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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Gearing up your B-Class for a long Autumn Journey

Though some people buy their Mercedes B-Class for its excellent safety record, family orientated interior and spacious boot, there is of course another reason to buy one, and that’s to take it on a road trip. Although the back end of summer and beginning of autumn offers relatively little reason to embark on a road trip across Europe, there is of course Okterberfest. And Oktoberfest is one amongst many very good reasons to go on a road trip. After all, if you’re travelling from the likes of London, it’s only 570 miles away. With that in mind however, what precautions or modifications do you have to take before heading off… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CLS Class offers style, comfort and engineering excellence

Initially launched in 2004, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class combines stunning beauty, impressive performance and unrivalled elegance. While its sleek styling is reminiscent of a sports coupe, the level of refinement and addition features mean it is one of the best executive saloons money can buy. Styling  The car’s streamlined form benefits from flowing and distinctive lines running from an aggressive front end to a taut rear quarter. Even though the CLS has masculine undertones, it is remarkably well groomed with distinctive LED headlights and frameless side windows. Flared wheel arches underline the car’s coupe characteristics, with a low and slick roof also contributing to the CLS’ sporty feel.  Performance  The CLS… Continue Reading »

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Preparing Your Mercedes M-Class for a Winter Journey

Although the majority of people enjoy embarking on road trips throughout the summer, sometimes the greatest fun is to be had in the winter. As anyone with a Mercedes M-Class will know, getting out into the world, sometimes during the most adverse weather conditions, can be one of the most thrilling experiences that a car can offer. With that in mind however, what exactly should you do to prepare your car for the journey ahead?   Within the engine As we all know, winter can bring with it vast amounts of mud. It is important therefore, that before you begin your journey, you clean around the engine, including underneath the hood. This is… Continue Reading »

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