One of the marks of a truly world-class luxury car is when its well-received by both fans and critics. And so, being given a positive review from a renowned automotive online trading site fares really well for a carmaker. In this case, the vehicle that was put on the hot seat is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate. The reviewer – none other than Auto Trader.com with road tester Richard Dredge. The first thing they noticed upon road testing the Estate was the sheer space available for your arms and legs. You could literally stretch out and sleep overnight if you wanted to without feeling like canned tuna in the morning. The… Continue Reading »
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What happens when you pit three SUVs of the same price tag and the same target market against each other? You get one hell of an endorsement for the winning brand, and is best served cold to the losing parties. The contestants – the BMW X1, the Audi A5 Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate. Autocar magazine’s benchmark of this test was a Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI in Elegance trim, priced at 29,930 euros. In comparison, the BMW X1 xDrive23rd SE costs 29,900 euros whilst the Audi A5 Sportback in S-Line trim costs 29,975 euros. With prices are settled, let’s get into specifics. Handling and performance wise, the C250 takes the… Continue Reading »
We are all waiting impatiantly for the next-gen SL, but how about taking the time and looking back at the current model. There is no better way than watching a clip from our beloved Top Gear, and seeing what they had to say about the SL500 when it first came out. This classic clip really shows how the world and Top Gear reacted to the new car and it its numerous features that were not expected from the SL. Take a moment and watch the clip, you won’t regret it.
To go along with our previous post on the BLUETEC initiative reaching Europe, we bring you a review from the guys over at BusinessWeek. John Tayman reviews the ML320 CDI with BLUETEC technology, which as we know is still not available in five US states (California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont) due to their high emission standards. Mercedes of course didn’t want to leave out the five states and has developed an even cleaner Diesel that should come out next year. It is a very informative article, talking about the overall Diesel industry and how it is changing. Here is nice quote from the review that really sums up… Continue Reading »
This is another great review about the all new Mercedes C-Class, and just like any all the other reviews, they say positive things about it. I don’t think I can ever get tired of watching new video reviews of the C-Class. I see the new C-class here in Germany on a daily basis, well it helps when the car is actually parked in the company lobby, how great is that. I need to remember to my camera with me to work these days and snap some up close pix and post them here. I just keep forgetting.
This is not a double post, AutoExpress reviewed the CL as well, but they did it better, they got themselves the CL600. While there isn’t much difference between the two (550 vs. 600) in the interior or exterior, the engines are certainly different; the 550 has a V8 and the 600 has enormous V12. Similar to the Edmunds review, the guys over at AutoExpress had positive things about the CL, and especially this quote shows it. There is no doubt this Mercedes is enormously expensive – but it’s one of the most capable cars on the planet. Read the review at AutoExpress
Edmunds has taken the time and reviewed the new CL550, and has nothing but positive things to say about the gorgeous CL. While it was hard for Mercedes to out do themselves with the new model, they actually did it, and the CL and the many positive reviews are the proof. Here is a great quote that sums the review up. Most of our time in the CL was spent on roads that rarely complemented its size or intent, yet we still had a hard time finding anything wrong with the big coupe. It looks better, goes faster and feels more comfortable than its nearly perfect predecessor. There’s too much… Continue Reading »