Spy Shots: Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz GL-Class As Big As Ever

Mercedes-Benz is hard at work developing the next-generation of its monstrous GL-Class. As with the current model, the GL rides on a stretched and widened version of the ML-Class. Engine choices shouldn’t change much, with gas- and diesel-powered V-6s being available. Expect a gas-powered V-8 to be the top-end motor.

By Brandon Turkus | July 09, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe In The Wild

Our spy photographers have captured some images of Mercedes-Benz’s third attempt at producing a competitor for the BMW 3-Series Coupe. Unlike the C-Class Sport Coupe and CLC-Class of the past years, the new C-Class Coupe looks to be a true coupe, not a hatchback.

By Brandon Turkus | July 09, 2010
First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled a new way to liberate $110,000 to $175,000 from your wallet. The 2011 CL-Class is offered in two flavors, CL550 and CL600. The CL550 offers a 4.7-liter, biturbocharged V-8 which makes 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. If that isn’t quick enough, the CL600 offers a plebian-crushing 5.5-liter, biturbocharged V-12, with 510 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque to separate you from the unwashed masses.

By Brandon Turkus | July 02, 2010
First Look: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

Images of an electric gullwing have emerged on the internet. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell, expected to go on sale in 2013, is electric version of the SLS AMG we’ve already driven, with a few other changes.

By John Beltz Snyder | June 24, 2010
Quick Drive: Mazda CX-7s Grand Touring AWD

I remember that Mazda’s first ads for the CX-7 touted it as a cross between a sports car and an SUV. Allowing for some inevitable poetic license, I’d say those ads were at least half true.

By Winding Road Staff | June 16, 2010
Driven: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe

The last time we got behind he wheel of the 2010 E-Class Coupe, the car in question was the V-6-powered E350. Tom Martin found that iteration of the car to be great-looking but too soft, underpowered, and pretty isolated. Not exactly the pick of the driver’s car litter then. So, when the opportunity arose to try out the higher-power E550, that of the 5.5-liter, 382-horsepower, and 391-pound-feet of torque V-8, we were excited to see if the result was any more sporting.

By Seyth Miersma | May 18, 2010
List: 400 Horsepower For Under $30K

If horsepower is the only thing on your mind when purchasing a car, the current market has no shortage of choices. 200- to 350-horsepower cars can be had at a price that won’t break the bank, but what if you want something more. 400-horsepower cars, from your local dealer, are becoming more and more attainable, but are still a long way from being as common as a 300-horsepower car. The new breed of muscle cars (Mustang, Camaro, Challenger) can all be had with big V-8s that are north of 400, but when you are done with the options sheet, the grand total will still be in the mid-to-upper $30,000s. So what is the best way of breaking 400 horsepower without breaking the bank?

By Peter Nelson | May 11, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLK Spotted

The updated Mercedes-Benz SLK was spied, and our photographer was able to take a peek at the interior.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 10, 2010
Beijing 2010: Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break Concept

Let’s be entirely truthful, the concept car moniker attached to the Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break doesn’t mean much. What we are looking at is the next generation of the ground-breaking CLS four-door coupe (albeit in wagon form).

By Brandon Turkus | April 21, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SL Tests At The Nürburgring

Mercedes-Benz has been testing its new SL for months now, as evidenced by several rounds of spy photos. Today, we have a fresh batch for you, this time from the hallowed Nürburgring.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 21, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz ML AMG Caught

The new Mercedes-Benz ML AMG will get a few changes, as evidenced by these recent spy photos.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 16, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG Caught On The ‘Ring

Our spy photographer sent us two series of spy shots, which we have combined here into one gallery. They feature the Mercedes-Benz CLS AMG on both public roads and on the Nürburgring, this time wearing much less in the way of camouflage.

By John Beltz Snyder | April 15, 2010
First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has always been a bit of a black sheep. With a polarizing exterior, it was one of the first forays into the luxury crossover market. Now, Mercedes has unveiled the (heavily) refreshed R-Class at the 2010 New York Auto Show.

By Brandon Turkus | March 31, 2010
First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Cars with gullwing doors are cool. Race cars are also cool. Following this logic, it can be assumed that a race car with gullwing doors would be extremely cool. Mercedes-Benz seems to agree with that logic.

By Brandon Turkus | March 25, 2010
List: Top Ten Longest Range Vehicles

With the departure of our BMW X5 xDrive35d, we began talking about vehicles that not only offered decent-to-good fuel economy, but also packed massive gas tanks to allow outrageous distances between fill ups. We set a minimum of 600 miles per tank, and got our numbers by multiplying the gas tank size by the EPA estimated highway mileage. Here are the results.

By Peter Nelson | March 23, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon Also Gets Facelift

Our spy photographer, who has been capturing a lot of updated Mercedes-Benz products lately, has just sent over images of the C-Class wagon. Form these shots, we can see that it gets the same facelift as the sedan.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 18, 2010
Spy Shots: Updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class Seen Again

Another set of Mercedes-Benz spy shots came through recently. Here we see the C-Class showing off its new look.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 15, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SL Caught With Current Model

Our spy photographer caught a group of cars fueling up together, and a couple happened to be the future generation Mercedes-Benz SL. We saw one example of it earlier in the winter, but this time, it was caught with the current product, giving us a clearer view of some of the visual changes it will receive.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 15, 2010
Mercede-Benz Shows Forward-Thinking F800 Style Research Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz has shown us a glimpse of the possible future of it’s automobiles with the F800 Style research vehicle. The five-seater is meant to showcase design language as well as technology, and can use either plug-in hybrid or hydrogen fuel cell drive systems.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 23, 2010
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz CLS Gets Chilly In Sweden

In snowy Sweden, the new Mercedes-Benz CLS is undergoing cold-weather testing, and our spy photographer was there to snap these photos.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 11, 2010
Driven: 2011 Audi A8 4.2 FSI

So, the battle is on. This new A8 needs to sell 4,500 units per year in our country to put a smile back on the faces of company management in Ingolstadt. Can she hack it?

By Matt Davis | February 09, 2010


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