Ultra-luxury Merc-Maybach G650 Landaulet will act as this G-Class’s last hurrah Mercedes-Benz is sending the original military grade G-Class off in style with the unveiling of a four-seat G650 Landaulet range-topping model badged as a Mercedes-Maybach. It is the latest in a growing number of high-priced models from the Maybach sub-brand.
ALTHOUGH ITS MAKER calls it a coupe, there’s no denying that the Mercedes-Benz is one of the brand’s best-selling four-door models. Tellingly, this car also serves as proof that not only do customers not care about the differentiation between a coupe and a sedan, as long as it has four doors and a boot, they … [Read more…]
GOING UP AGAINST the Hyundai i20 Active and the Fiat Urban Cross, Honda will soon launch a Jazz- based crossover called the WR-V. Unlike its competitors, the WR-V looks totally different from tire Jazz, especially at the front. As with all such ‘cress hatches’, it sports rugged body cladding, skid plate, and roof rails to … [Read more…]
Mercedes-Benz recently introduced a new version of the GLA SUV called the GLA 220d 4Matic Activity Edition. Not only does its 2.1-litre diesel engine make more power, but it’s also equipped with Merc’s 4 Matic technology (all-wheel-drive system). To set this model apart from other GLAs, this car gets black decals on the doom, new … [Read more…]
At Villa d’Este, on the banks of Lake Como, Italy, old money puts up with the nouveau riche in the same awkward way that Champagne cocks a snoop at Prosecco. It’s also where the world’s most jaw-droppingly beautiful, silly-money collector’s cars are shown at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza. Here, I had a chance to mingle … [Read more…]
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as treading the raw terrain of Corbett National Park, the most beautiful forest in the country, in search of its magnificent wildlife. The early morning breeze that hits you in the face with its damp jungle aroma, rays that insist on peeking through the dense canopy and casting tiny pools … [Read more…]
A REAL AMG, says AMG boss Tobias Moers, is for those who covet “driving pleasure”. That’s undeniable, and in fairness the 362bhp 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine in the GLC 43 isn’t exactly paltry; it’s just that we’ve become accustomed to AMGs with huge numbers associated with them. We’ve already driven the regular AMG GLC 43, … [Read more…]
MERCEDES-AMG’s new GTR is a track-focused, Nurburgring-baiting monster, but the extensive changes for greater speed and engagement create an even better road car. Racing improves the breed, so they say, so it must rile the people at AMG that its success in GT3 racing hasn’t translated into huge sales of its roadgoing AMG GTS sports … [Read more…]