Posts from ‘Mercedes-Benz’

Sep
25
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 in Cardinal Red Metallic (a $1080 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 Coupe

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 349

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Aug
27
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Designs, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Designs

1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 race car (L), and some of Collectible Automobile Publisher Frank Peiler’s “what-if” designs.

By Frank Peiler

It was early 1952 when Mercedes-Benz was in the midst of developing the 300SL sports car.  The skeletal frame, drivetrain and suspension were beautifully engineered masterpieces. However, the original form-follows-function body looked like a half-used bar of soap with a cap stuck on top. Let’s say that in this post-WWII era of rebuilding, there wasn’t much of a design department at Mercedes-Benz that the company could turn to.

Jun
10
Used Luxury Car Deals

As crossover SUVs gain in popularity, used sedans have become something of a bargain. Shoppers can find some particularly compelling deals on luxury sedans, a number of which have dropped significantly in resale value.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with sedans. The most popular automotive body type of all time, the humble sedan has for years served the American buying public with a sort of quiet reserve and dignity. Residing in the space between the utilitarian station wagon and the flashy, indulgent coupe, the sedan has, for decades, outsold all other passenger-vehicle types.

May
13
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Cuba is something of a paradise for old-car spotters. This 1951 Chevrolet four-door sedan is just one of thousands of vintage automobiles still in faithful use as daily-driver transportation.

My wife Kristin and I will be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary this year, and we decided that we needed to take an out-of-the-country vacation as part of that celebration. We were looking for somewhere reasonably close, to minimize flight time and the jetlag that usually goes along with it. Kristin is fond of Latin American countries, bird watching, and rugged-outdoors adventuring, and she speaks enough Spanish to get around quite well. Me? I really love old cars. Cuba checks all those boxes, so it was a natural choice.

May
01
1960 GMC Bus

1960 GMC Bus

Per ride-hailing giant Uber, the company’s drivers provide patrons an amazing 15 million rides daily. And that’s just Uber–similar firms, such as Lyft, Via, and Juno, are shuttling plenty of people around as well.

Apr
17
Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886

It’s hardly the first electric vehicle — or even the first electric crossover — but the EQC is Mercedes-Benz’ first electric vehicle … which just happens to be a crossover. And it made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

Nov
06
2018 Mecum Chicago Auction

Collector-car auctions sell plenty of high-dollar vehicles, but they also offer more-accessible classics. This 1963 Buick Riviera sold for less than the cost of the average 2018 Buick Encore subcompact crossover.

Every October, the Mecum Auctions road show rolls into Chicagoland for a weekend-long event that takes over the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Like any of the major-league televised auctions, the 2018 Mecum Chicago shindig had its share of big-ticket featured lots. A 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo originally owned by legendary Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was the star of this year’s show—it sold for $324,500, topping the list of results for the event. 

Oct
30
Vehicles With Worst Resale Value

Purchasing a luxury or electric vehicle new may not always be the best financial decision.

When considering the cost of a new vehicle, most consumers take into account the initial purchase price of the car or truck, and maybe the cost of fuel, insurance, and maintenance.

Mar
21
2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe in Lunar Blue Metallic (a $720 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 235

Fuel used: 13.0 gallons

Jan
14
2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Mercedes Benz G550

2019 Mercedes-Benz G550

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT–On the eve of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a significant update of its venerable G-Class SUV. Looking much the same as it did when the model was originally introduced in 1979, the 2019 G-Class has been brought up to speed with expected luxury-car connectivity and contemporary interior appointments.