Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe We assure you we haven’t just reprinted a photo from page 23 of the September 2018 issue: Mercedes really has confirmed yet another version of the A-Class. It’s the new CLA Coupe, but it looks an awful lot like the A-Class Saloon revealed last summer.
Mercedes has added the E350 engine to the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet, with prices starting from £44,750 for the hard-top and £49,246 for those wishing to drive al fresco. The E350 features a two-litre petrol powerplant with EQ Boost, offering 299bhp and 400Nm of torque.
Mercedes G-Class, baby! Merc’s new GLB takes a dash of G-Class cool, stretches it over an A-Class chassis, then throws in seven seats. By Jake Groves.
Luxury’s new dawn Mercedes re-invents the limousine – electric, silent, forward-thinking and impossibly handsome. By Jake Groves.
I’d be exaggerating if I said I had to pull myself off the floor after first learning about Mercedes-AMG’s plan, but it certainly came as a shock. We’ve always known the race to meet the 2021 95g/km fleet average CO2 regulations would bring about widespread downsizing, but so far, much of the performance market has been unaffected by this.
New C-Class to get limo tech. Merc’s next-gen compact exec will take advanced features from the future S-Class
Stylish coupe and performance model launched together. Details of the sleek coupe version of the new GLE have been announced and AMG is wasting no time in also revealing pictures and details of the GLE53 version that will join it upon release.
How nice, the three-way battle of the big and big goes into the next round: the BMW 7 Series, which has been on the market since 2015, was given a facelift last year, and the Audi A8 was new at the end of 2017.
Wie schön, der Dreikampf der Großen und Dicken geht in die nächste Runde: Der 7er, seit 2015 am Markt, bekam im Vorjahr ein Facelift, der A8 kam Ende 2017 neu.
Mercedes’ electric luxury limo to spawn AMG version. All-electric EQS flagship to get 600bhp-plus AMG-developed drivetrain; due in 2022.
Mercedes-AMG GT to turn hybrid and four-wheel drive. New GT will put more than 650bhp and 700lb ft to all four wheels in top-end guise.
The next Mercedes-Benz SL, which is due to be revealed next year, will hark back to the original model of the 1950s more than any generation that followed, according to Daimler’s chief design officer.
Agent of change. The future will favour the brave, says this Mercedes exec.
Mercedes-Benz’s GLE SUV is set for a drastic change in 2019, with the new model boasting class-leading aerodynamics, active 48-volt suspension and a high-tech digital interior centred around the brand’s latest MBUX user interface. It will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in October before arriving in early 2019, built in Alabama, North America. While its silhouette is still familiar, the GLE’s exterior styling has been brought into line with the latest Mercedes-Benz models, featuring new daytime running lights and headlamps, rear light clusters and wheel designs. It’s said to boast a best-in-class drag co-efficient of 0.29 Cd. Other design features include a longer wheelbase (stretched by 80mm), short overhangs and large, upright grille, along with SUV traits like chrome-plated skid plates. Wheels range in size from 18- to 22-inches beneath black flared wheelarches, and the D-pillar is blacked out for a more distinctive look. Interior space is up too, thanks to a 122-litre increase in luggage room (to 825 litres) and the option of seven seats for the first time.
Mercedes plots new driver-focused SL. Eighth generation of the legendary convertible will return to its sporting roots, sharing a new platform with the next AMG GT.
Return of the Silver Arrow. Retrofuturistic styling meets electric power in latest Mercedes concept.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed pricing for its new EQC 4MATIC range of all-electric performance SUVs. Prices start at £65,640 OTR for the entry-level EQC 400 4MATIC Sport. Standard equipment includes heated front seats with electrically-adjustable lumbar support; keyless entry, LED headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen media display. AMG Line models span three versions - AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus - from £67,635 to £74,530, and £74,40 Edition 1 EQCs build on the Sport spec but add an electric sliding roof and a Burmester surround sound system. The £79,260 limited Edition 1886 features a head-up display, as well as driving and parking packages.
A45, CLA45 Exposed! 310kW/500Nm Mercedes-AMG redefines the hot hatch
Sold from 1997 until 2001, the largest AMG-engined Benz you could acquire remained the 7.3- litre V12, with ‘73’ badging to identify each special vehicle. Available in both convertible and coupe forms, the original drivetrain that produced 525bhp was eventually picked up by Pagani to power the original Zonda hypercar. As of then, that was where the story ended.
A unique Barker-bodied Mercedes-Benz S-Type was voted the ‘Most Beautiful Car at the Show’ at this year’s Concours of Elegance, held in the grounds of London’s Hampton Court Palace.
‘Inheritance battle’ 300SLs freed month in cars… Barn Finds Matching-set pairs of 300SLs have been seen in auction catalogues before, but never in such a remarkably preserved, little-used condition. The roadster’s soft-top remains unused and still in its protective packaging.
In news from America, we gather that the BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company, following approval by the responsible competition authorities.
Brabus has been churning out monstrous Mercs for more than four decades. Buckle up for a ride through the tuner’s greatest hits! Words Richard Gooding. Photography Various.
BRABUS reveals its first ever pick-up. Iconic Mercedes tuning firm, BRABUS, has made its first step into the performance pick-up truck market with a modified version of the new X-Class.
The original ’bahnstormer barrels its way back into tempting sub-£15k territory
Mercedes’ first-ever hot hatch is now down to 20 grand. The A45 is a landmark car both for Stuttgart and AMG, who had never built a turbocharged four-cylinder before. And for a first stab they did a remarkably fine job. The A45 squeezes a bonkers 355bhp from its 1991cc – more horsepower per litre than a Bugatti Veyron. Adding four-wheel drive and a seven-speed paddle-shift dual-clutch ’box into the mix were clever ideas, giving the A45 enough heave and grip to embarrass a 911. This is a seriously rapid and entertaining Benz that can dispatch 60mph in 4.5 seconds, run to a limited 155mph and return 35mpg.
A dream garage chock full of iconic modern classics ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s is due to come to auction soon. The incredible 140-strong collection belongs to a single private owner, and will be offered across four different sales in 2019 – two in Florida and two in Europe.
EQE will pack two motors, exceed 400bhp and have a range of 370 miles
The facelifted C-Class will arrive in UK showrooms in July, with prices just revealed by Mercedes-Benz. As before, the 3-Series rival will be available in saloon, estate, coupé and convertible bodystyles, with the price starting at £35,690 for the diesel editions. For now, there’s a single 192bhp C 220 d engine available, powered by the brand new OM654 powerplant, and 295lb ft of torque, with further powerplants set to become available later. Offered in a choice of SE, Sport and AMG Line trim levels on saloon and estate editions, CO2 emissions are as low as 117g/km, and come equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Coupé and cabriolet versions of the C-Class are sold exclusively in AMG Line specification.
Facelifted B-Class. Reshaped headlamps and wider front intakes for the facelift. The revised lower bumper section displays two exhaust pipes. A New wheel, dials and switchgear within. The facelifted W246 B-Class is available to order now, with production starting in November and UK deliveries commencing by the end of the year. Boasting sharper looks and an improved equipment specification, prices start from £22,575 OTR for the B180 manual.