Like the QX30, the GLA is a raised, compact-crossover version of the Mercedes A-Class hatchback. So, which company has done the better job of converting the classy hatchback into an SUV? Here we test the£33,855 GLA 22od Sport Premium, which comes with 4MATIC four-wheel drive and a DCT automatic gearbox as standard. Styling 3.7/5 The … [Read more…]
Mercedes has debuted its latest autonomous driving technology in something other than a luxury saloon. The ‘Future Bus’, based on a standard Citaro bus, is able to drive itself safely in urban conditions, with Mercedes showcasing the technology by taking it on a 12-mile journey without human input. The autonomous system, dubbed CityPilot, still requires … [Read more…]
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a CLS Final Edition, signalling that production of the four-door coupe is coming to an end. The new car is currently only on sale in continental Europe, and builds on AMG Line spec, adding unique badging and white-stitched black leather. New kit includes an electric sunroof, insulated glass and LED Multibeam headlights. … [Read more…]
Mercedes reinvented the A-Class from a frumpy mini-MPV to a conventional hatchback back in 2012, but while the image was right, the execution wasn’t perfect. The all- new fourth-generation model due in the UK by 2018 will address the current car’s biggest criticisms – becoming more practical, more spacious and better to drive.
The Mercedes 280SL has mellowed magnificently. In 1963, the new SLs took over the sports mantle of the aging 190SL. They evolved from the original 230SL, through the 250SL, and on to the 280SL. The most remarkable thing is how modern they look, for with their simple, clean-shaven good looks, it is hard to believe … [Read more…]
With its gorgeous gullwing doors raised, the 300SL looked like it could fly. And with them lowered shut it really could, rocketing beyond 140 mph (225 km/h) and making its contemporary supercar pretenders look ordinary. Derived from the 1952 Le Mans-winning racer, these mighty coupes were early forebears of modern supercars like the Jaguar XJ220 … [Read more…]
The combination of German engine technology and advanced British racing-car design capability has seen the McLaren Mercedes team achieve success at the world’s Grand Prix circuits. They have also teamed up to produce one of the world’s most impressive sports cars, the Mercedes SLR McLaren, assembled at McLaren’s ultra-modern Woking HQ.
Mercedes wasn’t prepared to let the snazzy BMW Z3 and Porsche Boxster have the sporting arena all to themselves, and launched the SLK R170 compact roadster in 1997 to grab a slice of the action. This plainly styled but pleasing sports car followed the lead of Mitsubishi’s 3000GT Spyder, featuring a retractable hardtop that changed … [Read more…]