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Mercedes-Benz Remains as the Best-Selling Luxury Car Brand in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the U.S. The competition this time was too close between Mercedes and BMW with the former beating the latter by only over 4,000 units. Based on the sales figures of the automakers, Mercedes capped 2018 with 315,959 units sold in the U.S. Meanwhile, BMW was not far behind at 311,014 units. Lexus took the third place with 298,310 units sold while Audi lagged from its German rivals at the fourth position in the market with 223,323 units. Mercedes-Benz USA credits their top-selling models, the GLC, C-Class, and E-Class, for their success in 2018. On the other… Continue Reading »

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2018 BMW X3 vs Audi Q5 vs Mercedes GLC

From the best of the best. There seems to be nothing that separates these three gorgeous and powerful SUVs. Let’s take a look at the numbers and features before going out to your favorite dealerships and taking them for a ride. The BMW X3 30i produces 252 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque with a top speed of 240 km/h and a start time of 6.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h from a full stop. The Audi Q5 makes 252 horsepower as well but has 370 Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 237 km/h that can also reach 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The Mercedes GLC 300… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Vs BMW X6: Which Midsize SUV Best Represents German Engineering?

It’s no secret that the Germans always had a talent for creating truly impressive machines. Both the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class stand true to that narrative and are each a worthy representation of that fact. However, like in every monarchy, there can only be one true king whom the throne solely belongs to. So, between the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the BMW X6, which midsize SUV can truly claim the mantle of the king of German Engineering? Barring the price point, both these beasts are almost identical, with one often gaining a marginal advantage over the other. They both come equipped with powerful V-8 engines with the X6 gaining… Continue Reading »

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BMW M5 Vs Mercedes-AMG E63 S Drift Challenge

They’re both products of brilliant German car engineering, and each one is a stand-out in its own right. That’s the reason why the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the BMW M5 are considered to be the best high-performance luxury sedans in the market today. A new video shows how each car fares when it comes to drifting. The first to hit the tracks was the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. As a recap, the auto possesses a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 packing up to 602 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque distributed to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drift expert Ernest Page switched the vehicle to “Drift Mode,” which turns off… Continue Reading »

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2018 BMW 740e xDrive Vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 in a Drag Race

What happens if the 2018 BMW 740e xDrive takes on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4MATIC in a drag race? How will the numbers advantage of the S-Class play against its 7-Series rival? Recently, the YouTube channel of The Fast Lane Car released a video pitting the two German luxury cars against each other. Looking at the Prices First, the video compares the price of the two cars. The plug-in hybrid 2018 BMW 740e xDrive in the video has an MSRP of $99,845. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S450 4MATIC is a lot more expensive with its $141,845 MSRP. Power Unit Comparison Then, we are taken to the engine bay of the premium sedans…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes and BMW New Design Language: Less is More

Mercedes and BMW are rivals when it comes to the premium car segment. However, if there’s one thing that they can agree on is in their belief that “less is more” when it comes to design. In the past, one of the key highlights of Mercedes and BMW cars are their well-defined body lines. These provide their vehicles with sharper look. Other automakers have also adopted these measures but it already reached a point where they tended to overdo it. Robert Lesnik, Mercedes’ head of exterior design, commented through Automotive News Europe, “If you look around at what others are doing, a lot are chocking their cars full of lines,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW Dragged in Animal Cruelty Controversy

A Netflix documentary alleged that German luxury car makers, including Mercedes-Benz, used monkeys to test the effects of their diesel engines in relation to health. The three-pointed star marque recently released a statement to distance themselves from the controversy. The show Dirty Money revealed that monkeys were placed in gas chambers while watching cartoons as diesel fumes were being directed to their enclosure through a series of tubes. This happened in 2014 to prove that diesel engines were clean. Among the luxury car marker dragged on the issue were rivals Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes. The study was conducted by the European Research Association for the Environment and Health in the Transport… Continue Reading »

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