2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e PHEV Test Drive

“2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC Plug-In Hybrid” EQ Power adds to Three-pointed Star Electrification OVERVIEW The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLCe is a compact luxury SUV that became the automaker’s second plug-in-hybrid crossover and one of many more electrified models on the way. It first appeared as a 2018 model. The GLC 350e is a Plug-in Electric…

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC Test Drive

“2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Coupe Review” A Stylish, Sexy Sedan in Coupe’s Clothing Overview Recently, Mercedes-Benz revealed its latest example of high-performance personal luxury car. It is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 that skillfully combines the elegant appearance and the engine power and performance of a flashy sports coupe, but with the functionality of a…

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 Coupe Preview

“2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 Coupe Preview” A stylish Third Gen Sedan in Coupe’s Clothing By Jeff Zurschmeide Edited by Arv Voss Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the latest of its high-performance personal luxury cars. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 blends the looks and engine power of a flashy sports coupe with the functionality of a four-door sedan, and you…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 4

LUXURY GREEN VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Sedan Test Drive

“2018 Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG Sedan” An exquisitely styled Bad Ass Luxury Benz Choose your poison – the Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG is available in three different configurations: Coupe, Convertible or Sedan. All are classified as a compact vehicle by the EPA. We’ll deal here with the sedan version Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG….

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2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun Part 2

Lexus LC 500 to Volkswagen Jetta GLI By Bill Schaffer Mount Hood – Here are the cars from the Lexus LC 500 to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which made up the balance of the 24 cars in the 2017 NWAPA Run to the Sun. When the two-day drive was finished, the NWAPA members chose favorites….

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe Test Drive

“2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4MATIC Coupe” A Stunningly Gorgeous Two-Door Hardtop Two-door hardtop Coupes are seen infrequently these days, particularly at the price point of the Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe. This means that there are no “B” pillars, and with front and rear windows down, there is a stylish full opening from the “A” to “C” pillar…

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG Coupe Test Drive

“2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG Coupe” SUV marks 9th Model in AMG Performance Vehicles The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE43 SUV becomes the ninth model in its new line of AMG 43 performance vehicles. It replaces the GLE400 as a more performance-oriented vehicle. The 2017 GLE43 SUV is a companion model to the GLE43 Coupe. The GLE43…

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When we went to the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV in 1997 no one could envision how large and diverse the SUV market would become. That original Mercedes model has expanded in 20 years from that one SUV (two, if you count the obscure G Wagon) to seven versions…

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet Test Drive

“2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet” First four seat open top flagship in 46 years The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Cabriolet is the fourth variant of the current S Class U.S. market stable. It is the first four seat convertible flagship to appear since1971. It delivers an elegantly exclusive design that’s distinctive yet understated and it’s loaded with…

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