Mercedes-Benz looks to be in the early stages of development of an update for its Maybach GLS-Class, the ultra-luxury version of the full-size GLS-Class. The current-generation GLS-Class arrived on the scene in 2019 as a 2020 model, with the Maybach version arriving a year later. In Mercedes tradition, the GLS-Class...
The V8 version of the R129-era SL matches superb styling with touring credentials and plenty of power. We reveal what you could be letting yourself in for. The much-loved Mercedes Benz SL has been with us since 1954 and has just been rejuvenated for 2022 with a soft top, a stonking great V8 and standard all-wheel steering.
With their market share dropping, many sedans have been axed, but there are still a bunch of very impressive sports sedans available and the Acura TLX Type S and Genesis G70 are among the best on the market. The G70 has been available for a few years now and was...
We all know it, and yet there is still something mildly grating about a C300d not having a creamy 3.0-litre engine. In fairness, car manufacturers have by now figured out how to make an engine of just about any configuration feel as refined as it needs to, even though BMW still fits a straight-six diesel to the 330d. Instead, the most powerful diesel C-Class comes with a 261bhp twin-turbo 2.0-litre, assisted by a 48V mild-hybrid system.
Mercedes-Benz only announced the two-wheel-drive version of the S 580 e PHEV in July, and the luxury maker has already improved it. The most powerful S-Class in the lineup so far hasn't made it to the U.S. yet, so this is a preview of what we expect to eventually come our way. This trim packs a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder ICE that makes 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, getting help from an e-motor with 148 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Total system output is 503 hp and 553 lb-ft. Mercedes has made 4Matic an option as of now. This being the brand's most powerful new-generation S-Class to date, having the front axle get power down should result in more usable power delivery.
The Bottom Line: What is a TLX? The TLX is an Acura nameplate that means Touring Luxury Executive. These vehicles are meant to be luxury vehicles that also have the comfort needed for long road trips. A perfect car for someone who has a commute from the suburbs to the city.
We’ve finally caught Mercedes-Maybach GLS facelift that’s due in 2023, however, don’t get too excited because there’s not a lot happening yet. For the most part, this is a current model, with only portions of the rear covered. This means that, for now, all Mercedes is working on updating is the rear taillights, which will likely receive little more than a new matrix design.
Every now and then, a car transcends the whole notion of motoring simply by its existence. That’s the Mercedes-Benz EQS-Class; the first flagship electric luxury sedan from the world’s oldest car maker. And it’s the first built on the new, first-generation electric-native platform. That’s a lot of firsts. Practically speaking, the electric automotive revolution is the exciting business story of our times. Philosophically speaking, it’s Darwin and Adam Smith unbound—capitalist warfare at its most intense. The EQS is all that and more.
The limo has grown up, quite literally: where once the height of luxury was a long, sleek sedan, now it’s the elevated presence of a six-figure SUV which signifies you’ve really made it. Witness, then, the 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 as it goes grille to grille with recent successes from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and others, the German automaker leaning into its cosseting sub-brand in the hope of replicating the sporting successes of AMG.
While an AMG badge signifies greater performance than a standard Mercedes-Benz, there has also been a performance hierarchy within AMG for some time. At the top of that hierarchy are the Black Series models, and racing driver Tommy Kendall recently brought one of the earliest versions to Jay Leno's famous garage.
There are several Mercedes-Benz models that are about to finish their current production cycles. One of the is the GLC, and an all-new generation is expected to arrive sometime next year as a 2023 model. It's also been spied several times, from the standard version to the AMG special. The...
Automakers have culled sedans from their lineups over the last few years as sales stagnated and dwindled. What’s left are some outstanding vehicles that offer more than plain-ol’ sensible transportation. Performance-oriented models still grab headlines, and the Sam CarLegion YouTube channel pitted two – the Kia K5 GT and the Acura TLX Type S – in a fierce series of drag races.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV went on sale in Europe a few months ago. Despite having the S 580 moniker, the S-Class PHEV made do minus the standard car’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Instead, the S 580 e has a 3.0-liter inline-six gas engine, a single electric motor, a 29 kWh battery pack, and a rear-wheel drivetrain.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS only debuted in November 2019, but the engineers have already started working on a refreshed version of the opulent crossover. Spy photographers caught a camouflaged example machine on the road. The only change to the front of this vehicle is a piece of black tape at the...
The new Brabus 800 Mercedes-Maybach GLS was revealed this week, the newest luxury SUV in the lineup. The Brabus 800 is based on the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 but with even more luxurious elements inside and out. What has Brabus done to make the SUV more special?. The Brabus 800 Mercedes-Maybach...
The styling is so conservative, many people do not realize that they are looking at almost a $150,000 luxury sedan. Sure, the three-pointed star is a clue. But, overall, the Mercedes- Benz s580 is low-key on the outside. That used to be the case on the inside too, but now more. Even though it’s a […]
A Michelob-sponsored Mercedes-Benz 1982 450 SL Trans-Am racer has appeared at the MECUM auction house for its January sale in Kissimmee, Florida. The Trans-Am Series is a sports car racing series that was founded by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 1966. Cars featured in the race are modified passenger sedans, Coupés, and GT-style racecars which compete on all types of permanent, street, and airport circuits primarily across North America. The Trans-Am racing competitions were a way for carmakers at the time to compete with and display their vehicles which resembled their production models.
When you hear of a concept that bears the 'Vision' nomenclature, you know that it will probably be something rather radical. The Mini Vision Urbanaut is a good example, providing a new interpretation of what the living space inside a car ought to be like. Then you have BMW's i Vision Circular Concept that aims to preview mobility in the year 2040. Mercedes-Benz has shown off its own such concepts, most recently revealing the Vision AVTR Concept in September of last year. Now the German automaker is following up stunning production vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz EQS with a new concept called the Vision EQXX, and according to a telling LinkedIn post, this will be revealed early next year.
Both sedans’ faster versions use a turbocharged V6. The entry-level luxury cars segment is a competitive one. It’s where buyers start looking to move into nicer cars without spending the same money someone might be willing to spend on, say, a BMW M3. And no two cars in this segment are more close in competition than the 2021 Audi A4 and the 2021 Acura TLX. Both Audi and Acura each have their respective faster versions, and it’s time to sort out which is best in this four-way comparison.
The 2023 Integra has mostly failed to create the stir from long-time enthusiasts that Acura had hoped it would. However, all is not lost; Acura could perhaps regain some street cred if they took the Integra racing, like they did with the Integras of the 80s and 90s. Brand head Jon Ikeda wants to take the 'Teg to the track, but it all depends on whether the leadership at the American Honda mothership permits it.