2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz
Nov17

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Review: 12 Months A Full Year with the Baby Benz

A Full Year with the Baby Benz It’s been a year since we got our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car. It’s also been a year since we posted our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 review. In that review we mentioned a few… let’s call them… foibles with the then newest Baby Benz mixed in among the many high points.   Here’s a quick recap of our six-month 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250...

Read More
Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine
Oct01

Four Cylinder Fast Cars Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine

Maximum Performance, Minimum Engine Honda Civic Type R Concept and the Top 10 Best Four Cylinder Performance Cars   Today (or rather yesterday in France) at the Paris Motor Show, Honda has continued their… um, let’s say… extended unveiling of the next-gen four cylinder Honda Civic Type-R. And, in the tradition of the Acura NSX Type-R and Acura Integra Type-R (both badged as Hondas in Europe), this latest über...

Read More
Mercedes-AMG GT: A True Sports Car
Sep09

Mercedes-AMG GT: A True Sports Car

503 Horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S Lands in Spring 2015. 456 Horepower AMG GT Follows in 2016 (Specs and 0 to 60 Time) Okay, so the Mercedes-AMG GT isn’t your ordinary Mercedes-Benz. It’s actually a fairly unique offering from Stuttgart for a few reasons. For one thing it doesn’t exactly look like anything else that bears the three-pointed star. Yeah, it has the Mercedes-Benz nose, but that’s pretty much where it...

Read More
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months
Apr11

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Long Term Review: 6 Months

Well, it’s been about six months and 10,221 miles since we took delivery of our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 long-term test car.  We took a vow when we leased the car to keep it for better and for worse, and let this six-month long-term review serve as an account of both the better and the worse.   Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 But, first a reminder on what it is we’re testing, exactly.  In October 2013, we leased a 2014...

Read More
What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great
Apr02

What Would They Drive? Volume 1: Alexander the Great

Julius Ceasar, Florence Nightingale, Attila the Hun, Cleopatra, George Washington, Catherine II, Leif Ericson, Joan of Arc, Alexander the Great… What do these people have in common?  Yes… they’re all serious historical figures who have made indelible imprints on the world.  But, what else?  What other small, obscure, essentially useless piece of trivial information binds these historical personages into a web of...

Read More
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]
Jan15

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]

I’ve always hated the Mercedes-Benz C-Class… hated it.  I thought it was phoned-in, cheesy, underpowered, ugly and just complete rubbish.  I don’t think I was alone in thinking this.  As a matter of fact, I know I wasn’t alone in this opinion.  And, I think the powers that be at Mercedes-Benz finally understood the general ire people felt toward the C-Class while they were designing the new one, because it is...

Read More
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]
Nov21

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition [Los Angeles Auto Show]

Nothing says goodbye to a supercar like an over-the-top limited edition.  I guess that’s why Mercedes-Benz will be saying auf wiedersehen to the range-topping SLS AMG with the limited 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition.   Limited to only 350 units of both coupe and roadster versions, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition isn’t the most bonkers variant of the SLS AMG — that would be the 622 hp...

Read More
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1: A Limited Edition to Welcome the GLA-Class
Oct28

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1: A Limited Edition to Welcome the GLA-Class

Just a short time ago, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class hit dealership floors.  To celebrate the launch of a completely new model, Mercedes created the CLA Edition 1, a fully kitted-out limited edition that came nowhere near the U.S.  Now, to commemorate the launch of the CLA-Class’ slightly steroidal sibling, the GLA-Class, Mercedes is offering the GLA Edition 1, which is also highly unlikely be reach U.S. dealerships. If you are...

Read More
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A Sneak Peak
Oct22

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A Sneak Peak

Mercedes-Benz has is going through a serious refresh of their cars.  New models like the CLA and GLA are joining the ranks of redesigned (and super high-tech) versions of Benz mainstays like the S-Class.  Next up on the list of made-over Mercedes is the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.   Where the E-Class is the more conservative (read: older) version of its sportier and better looking sibling, the CLS-Class, so will be the new 2015...

Read More
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder
Oct19

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: MB’s Top Tire Shredder

At 583 horse and with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is already a powerful, torque-happy machine.  But add the words Black Series to the name and the car becomes a whole different beast.  The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the top dog of the current Mercedes-Benz lineup and the fifth Black Series model to come out of Stuttgart (after the 2006 SLK55 AMG Black Series, the 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series,...

Read More
Page 1 of 212