Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic: Long Name, Sexy Lady

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

Maybe it is the way it looks drenched in seductive red, or maybe it is just that it is a Mercedes-Benz, but the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic is one sexy lady. If the goal was to create a luxury SUV with the look and feel of a coupe—it was certainly achieved flawlessly.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe concept first emerged at the Beijing Auto Show, and the evolution of that into the GLE 450 AMG is striking. Combining the perks of an SUV with the more appealing and sporty looks of a coupe is a practice that seems to be increasing in popularity across the automaking grid. It gives buyers the best of both worlds, looks and performance, all in one tight little package. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic at a glance: read more

Meet the Raging 1000 HP Mansory Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

Mansory Mercedes-Benz S63

Mansory’s take-no-prisoners approach to machinery rages on with the S-Class AMG. The Mansory Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG looks fierce murdered out in all black and has just the right shape to attract attention.

Bursting with power and murdered-out, the Mansory Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is what many will wish for this holiday season. 

Mansory has been improving upon their already impressive aftermarket tweaking techniques. The Mansory Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado was certainly one of the best versions of the Aventador crafted by an aftermarket tuner—and there were many attempts at that model. The standard Mercedes-Benz S-Class is not as extreme of an exotic sports car as the Lamborghini Aventador, but Mansory’s version left that vision in the rearview via 1,000 HP! read more

Mercedes-Benz Challenges BMW and Audi to F1 Battle

Mercedes-Benz F1

It has been a satisfying year for the folks at Mercedes-Benz. The company has an impressive offering of vehicles for 2015 and absolutely annihilated the 2014 Formula One season. Not one to idle, Mercedes-Benz is already challenging both BMW and Audi to race next season.

The Mercedes-Benz F1 season was a screaming success. 

We all love the long-running romance/rivalry between Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. Inarguably, the often humorous back-and-forth jousting could be made even better with some F1 titles at stake. Mercedes-Benz took home all but three of the grand prix titles this year, finishing off the season with at least one car perched on the podium at every single race. read more

The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600: It is Back!

Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600

After a bit of the standard anticipation and teasing, the lavish Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 has rolled out. The company chose the well-attended Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the comeback model, with much to admire and many questions in its wake. Will the symbol of the perfect luxury car survive another round on the market? It is just two years after the funeral, after all! The Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 is an exquisite example of what a true luxury automobile should be. But can she survive in this rather complicated market? read more

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Is Plugged Into the Market

Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in

The mere uttering of the word “Plug-in” when connected to car talk used to inspire disgust. Now that hybrids, electric cars and other alternative powertrains are being embraced by the masses–it has become rather a term of endearment. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in may even be a car people actually want to drive, and it is quite quiet. The S500 model is set to arrive in Spring of 2015, according to the Mercedes-Benz website.

The Mercedes-Benz S500 is plugged in for a bright future. Not only is it smooth and sporty, it is also performance-based, eco friendly and loaded with safety features and programs. read more

The Mercedes-Benz G-Code Concept: A Fresh Take on the Subcompact Crossover

Mercedes-Benz G-Code

Renderings of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz G-Code concept are out—and they are worth taking notice. The concept is molded for the future with an extreme shape and a hybrid powertrain. It looks like Audi and MINI may need to watch their backs!

Meet the Mercedes-Benz G-Code subcompact crossover concept. The bubbly little lady is poised to make her debut as early as next year. 

Mercedes-Benz has a new R&D center located in Beijing, China. The new location led to the brand factoring in the Asian market influence quite heavily, and the outcome is quite refreshing. We all know, of course, that much could be tweaked prior to the actual production G-Code, but if they remain remotely close to this rendering it will be fantastic. read more

Itty Bitty Urban Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLA

The latest SUV offering from Mercedes-Benz is directly targeting the urban types. The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV starts at just $33k and has what it takes to compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and other luxury SUVs in showrooms today.

The cute little Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV can get 54 miles per gallon and hit 60 miles per hour in 7 seconds. This is certainly not the commuter SUV of the past.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA rolled out in production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is now available. Drivers interested in a smaller SUV that does not sacrifice luxury and is quite affordable will delight in the fact that the GLA is also fuel efficient and powerful. The Mercedes GLA obtains a staggering 54 miles per gallon for the diesel version. The diesel version is not yet available in the States, and it is not clear if it will make the journey to our showrooms. The design cues are fresh and should serve the company well in its endeavors to attract the urban youth. This model is ideal for the young professional living in the city. read more

The First Plug-in Mercedes-Benz Set to Jolt BMW

plug-in Mercedes-Benz

It seems that Mercedes-Benz is finally joining the hybrid technology ranks. Word is going around that the first plug-in Mercedes-Benz shall be the S-Class. The move comes as little surprise, as the brand’s main competitors have created their own alternative energy powertrains. Examples include the BMW Active Hybrid 7 Series and the Lexus LS460H. Will the plug-in Mercedes-Benz be a success?The plug-in Mercedes-Benz S-Class will mark the brand’s official launch into the hybrid market. It will hit California showrooms first, where the Prius and alternative energy reign supreme. By the end of 2016, the first electric Mercedes-Benz S-Class is expected to be available all around the United States. read more

Up-Close and Personal with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is sweeping the globe with exciting appearances. The video below shows the AMG GT hitting the track at the Bonneville Salt Flats, take a peek at her in action!

The video above shows the AMG GT hitting the salt flats. The green striped wrap that “falls” off to reveal the yellow coat is cool, but the colors should have at least complimented each other. The throaty growl at the end makes up for that oversight. 

There will be two versions of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will be created. There will be a GT and also a GT S. Let’s take a look at both options: read more

Mercedes-Benz Technology: Gesture Control Feature Raising Questions & Hands

Mercedes-Benz technology

Mercedes-Benz has been dropping hints that it is about to toss more brain muscle toward technology. It is already a worthy adversary to any tech savvy exotic carmaker, but word is that Mercedes-Benz technology is gearing up to do more than just impress…it wants to drop jaws.

Slowly over the past few years it seems that Audi and BMW have stolen the limelight in terms of engaging customers with technology. BMW’s bold ‘i’ badging clearly communicates to the world that it is futuristic and intelligent, and that cool blue doesn’t hurt the goal. So what can Mercedes-Benz possibly do to gain an edge on the likes of the BMW i line or Audi? read more