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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS starts at $161,550

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS is slated to arrive at dealerships later this year and now Mercedes-Benz has announced the pricing for the first ever Maybach SUV. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS starts at $161,550, including the destination charge. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS amps up the luxury of the big SUV with a unique 4-seat configuration with two individual […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: European Luxury Wagons in 2020

Checking through the Buy/Drive/Burn archives, we’ve considered three sets of wagons previously: American wagons of the Seventies, Japanese wagons of the Nineties, and European wagons of 2004. But Americans have more European luxury wagon choices in this, the Awesome Year of 2020 than in the decade and a half prior. So let’s revisit the discussion. […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQE, EQS and EQS SUV EVs teased

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to jump into the electric segment with a range of new EVs under its EQ sub-brand. Today Mercedes-Benz has given us several updates with a timeline for the EQS electric sedan and also a preview of the EQE, EQS sedan and EQS SUV. We’ve heard a lot about the EQS since […]

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Mercedes-Benz Abandons Manual Transmission, Sticks With Streamlining

As the manual transmission gradually joins the wheel-mounted throttle lever in the automotive history trash bin, we’ve been wondering which manufacture would be the next to take a bold stance against be-clutched vehicles. Today we have our answer, thanks to a tweet explaining the brand’s research boss had indicated Mercedes-Benz doesn’t have room for manuals […]

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC Review – GLAd to Have Choices

Much ink has been spilled in the automotive press over the decades making reference to the “same sausage, different lengths” philosophy of product planning prevalent within the premium German marques. Generally, that’s been a rap on the highly-derivative styling between the three (or more) varieties of sedan each automaker would offer. Today, sedans don’t matter. […]

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT gets more power and a ‘Stealth Edition’

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the updates to the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT and the good news is that it’s getting more horsepower, 54 hp more to be exact. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT’s biturbo 4.0-liter V8 now generates 523 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque, which shortens the 0-60 mph time by 0.2 seconds at only 3.7 seconds. […]

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Junkyard Find: 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG

Since trucks, truck-shaped cars, and generally truck-influenced vehicles dominate American roads in the present day, it’s about time I started paying attention to high-end luxurious German truck-like machines in the vehicle graveyards I frequent. Such machines have been easy to find in such places for quite some time now, due to the notoriously quick depreciation […]

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Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied, Foreshadows M-B’s EV Future

Mercedes-Benz is working to deliver on its promise of having 10 or more EVs on the market by 2022, as evidenced by spy shots of the EQS unearthed via Motor Authority. The EQS will be a large sedan, poised to sell alongside the flagship S-Class. Production could start this year, putting it on the market […]

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Family Updated for 2021, Pricing Adjusted

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is receiving a series of updates for 2021 — including some new engine options, styling adjustments, and the obligatory infotainment updates. There’s even a new lifted version called the E450 4Matic All-Terrain that’s clearly targeting fancy alternatives to the Subaru Outback (e.g. the Audi A6 Allroad). Unfortunately, these enhancements have raised the price […]

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