The elegant Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes-Benz is showing a dramatic concept that combines the sleek elements of the CLS four-door coupe and traditional wagon-style shooting break.  The so-called Shooting Break concept is wide and flat with a long hood and sweeping roofline and sloping tail end. The side profile is given a touch of dynamism thanks to the high, exaggerated…

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Test Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Walland, Tenn. – When the conditions are just right, there are few driving experiences more exhilarating than a convertible with the top down.  However, depending on your tolerance for heat, cold or wind, the amount of time spent with the top down can often be quite limited. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet changes the rules…

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He Said/She Said: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe

She – I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy driving and riding in a luxury car more than a base model economy sedan.  For that reason, the Mercedes-Benz vehicles have always peaked that interest, especially with some of the recent new models. The last 10 plus years, some of the model designations…

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Test Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic

For us, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a perfect fit for our lifestyle.  It is large enough to carry another couple comfortably on a long trip, but it doesn’t have one of those cavernous limousine-like back seat areas with all the entertainment equipment and reclining seats.  We figure, why have all that luxury and comfort in…

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Rumors of smaller Mercedes SLS

Now that Mercedes-Benz has started selling the new generation gull-wing, the SLS AMG, the rumors have them building a smaller version codenamed SLV. According to Motor Trend, the “V” stands for variable body styles, and as such could be configured as a coupe, convertible, roadster or even shooting brake (wagon)….

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Mercedes considers all-hybrid S-Class fleet

Mercedes-Benz is considering making its flagship S-Class sedan exclusively a hybrid model according to Automotive News.  The controversial plan would help the luxury brand meet global fuel-economy and emission standards.  It would also none of the S-Class models, including the high performance AMG versions, would be only gasoline powered.  The Mercedes hybrid system is a…

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Test Drive: 2010 Mercedes E350 4Matic

The Mercedes-Benz E class is their top of the line luxury passenger car. In prior years the E class did not always rise very far above the entry level (for Mercedes) C class cars, but the new E350 is a true premium Mercedes. What’s even better is that the price tag for this bundle of…

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Mercedes B-Class will get AMG treatment

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a four-door hatchback currently being sold in Europe, is expected to arrive in the U.S. sometime in 2011 as a 2012 model.  The premium compact is designed to compete with cars like the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series, but Mercedes has even more exciting plans in the works.  Watch for a AMG…

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Mercedes Replaces 6.3-liter AMG Engine with Biturbo V-8

Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a biturbo replacement for the thundering naturally aspired 6.3-liter V-8 being used in most AMG performance models. The new 5.5-liter engine employs direct injection with spray-guided combustion, piezo-electric injectors, adjustable camshafts and twin turbochargers. The standard 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine develops a peak output of 536 hp and maximum torque of…

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