2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-class

Jan 19th
Mercedes has euthanized the M-class. Sort of. At least the name is dead. Last year, the third-generation M-class, a.k.a. the ML, was redecorated and rechristened the GLE. The M-class name was worth shedding. Mercedes-Benz’s M-class SUV always seemed like a sop to the U.S. market. Almost two decades ago, it arrived as an amorphous blob on 16-inch wheels that was…
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Sedan

Jan 17th
The Mercedes-Benz E-class is not just a prototypical luxury sedan, it’s the embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz brand. The redesigned, 2017 version of this all-important model will make its debut at the Detroit show in January, but prior to that we had the opportunity to participate in—from the passenger seat—one of the final test runs for the new model, from Los…
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Cabriolet

Jan 10th
It’s a marvel that convertibles still exist in an era when many drivers care less about driving than they do about phone connectivity and in-car infotainment. Put the top down and, more often than not, sun glare washes out that colorful center-console display. No matter how good the wind blocker is, buffeting usually reduces hands-free communication to shouting, “I’ll call…
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Jan 9th
We had the brief thought that Mercedes-Benz accidentally sent us the wrong car, because the Iridium Silver Metallic S550 4MATIC that showed up at our office was better equipped to be reviewed by the nonexistent publication Car and Passenger than by Car and Driver. Fitted with the $1950 Executive Rear Seat Package Plus and its $16,250 of required packages and…
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-class

Dec 19th
When the Mercedes-Benz M-class was launched back in 1997, luxury SUVs were more of a “wait, what?” kind of thing than an idea whose time had come. Lincoln had just introduced the Navigator, while the Cadillac Escalade and the BMW X5 were still incubating. Range Rovers had been around, but here in the U.S., they were known less for their…
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

Dec 17th
There is strength in numbers, something you discover as a child when you commit some heinous offense against adult society and then try to blame your peers: “But everyone was doing it!” In my household, that protest was always met with the rejoinder, “If all the other kids decided to jump off a bridge, would you do that, too?” delivered…
2017 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Dec 15th
Say you have a massive pile of cash earmarked for a big, comfortable convertible, but you’re not feeling what Bentley or Rolls-Royce are putting down. Other than the aging BMW 6-series convertible—which, let’s face it, is a little too plebeian—the Mercedes-Benz S-class cabriolet is the only choice.More Nautical than NimbleBut what a good choice it is. Appropriate to its nameplate,…
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

Dec 12th
Mercedes-Benz started the auto industry’s whole “four-door coupe” thing with the shapely 2006 CLS-class. But BMW was the first to apply the concept to an SUV. A questionable idea, the resulting X6 utility thingamajig nevertheless has proved to be such a success that there now exists an M-fettled high-performance submodel. Not content to deny itself the spoils of questionable judgment,…
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Sedan

Dec 2nd
The two-door Mercedes-Benz C-class now wears a form-fitting dress that emphasizes its curves in all the right places, which means it now closely resembles the bigger and far pricier S-class coupe. When it introduced this new model for 2017, Mercedes emphasized that its lowered roof and seating position make it more of a driver’s car than its predecessor, which was…
2016 Mercedes-Benz SL400 / SL550

Nov 26th
The Mercedes-Benz SL will be restyled soon, but before an extensive facelift fixes its aesthetic issues, the company is launching this Mille Miglia 417 special edition, which pays homage to a legend. It is a modern-day interpretation of the 300SL that was driven at the 1955 Mille Miglia by the American John Fitch and his co-driver Kurt Gessl to an…
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe

Nov 24th
Why bother with a two-door car? They’re far less practical than their four-door counterparts, rear-seat access generally requires the flexibility of a gymnast, and their long doors are a pain in tight parking lots. It used to be that a two-door was cheaper than the equivalent four-door, but now they often cost more. They may be fractionally lighter, but that’s…
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet Review

Nov 21st
The sun lies low on the desert horizon, the trees and cactuses are throwing long shadows, and the landscape is doused with warm light. In less than 20 seconds, the softtop disappears behind the rear seats, and the engine—barely perceptible—springs to life. The beginning of a relaxed and indulgent drive into the Sonoran Desert?Hardly. This trip requires the utmost concentration:…