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Redesigned 2014 Mercedes S-Class Revealed

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes-Benz unveiled the redesigned 2014 S-Class sedan Wednesday at a press event in Hamburg, Germany. “Stylistically, the S-class is more evolutionary than revolutionary,” writes Autoweek. “It shows obvious heritage in many places, but the surfacing treatment is contemporary enough to give it a modern appeal.” The automaker seems confident that the 2014 S-Class will stack up well against competing super luxury cars. "Rather than being about safety or aesthetics, power or efficiency, comfort or dynamism, our aspirations were 'the best ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Mercedes Benz S Class, Model News

Test Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic

Maybe it was the Black Friday madness, but the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic had me thinking about economics. I’ve spent roughly half my salary on a new car in the past, but my test S550 has a sticker price of roughly $118,000. Do people who make $240,000 a year splurge on a big-bodied Benz? If not, perhaps better financial sense is the reason they make more money than me. Or maybe there’s just a ridiculously-awesome S-Class ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Mercedes Benz S Class, Model News

Maybach Brand Will be Discontinued

Though most of us will never be able to afford an exotic car, many of these brands’ technological advancements eventually filter down to our everyday cars. Daimler AG, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has announced that Maybach will no longer be one of those technology-exporting brands, starting in 2013. The brand is being discontinued after the 2012 model year. The Maybach brand has been in trouble for a long time, though it managed to limp through the automotive world’s shakeup ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Mercedes Benz S Class, Maybach, Exotic Cars

Mercedes S350 Bluetec: Is Diesel the New Hybrid?

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class may not be as sporty as rivals like the BMW 7-Series, Porsche Panamera or Audi A8, but the S-Class is generally revered as the flagship sedan that sets the standard for luxury among its peers. Over the summer, I test drove the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. While I enjoyed that car’s luxurious interior, I couldn’t help but think that the hybrid S-Class lacked the green factor that usually attracts shoppers to hybrid cars. Granted, the S400 ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, Analysis, Mercedes Benz S Class, Mercedes Benz S Class Hybrid, Model News

Mercedes-Benz Recalls Diesel Vehicles for Fuel Leak

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 6,872 diesel vehicles because of a potential fuel leak. “The diesel fuel filter may leak from the area around the heating component,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. Affected vehicles include certain 2011 E-Class, 2011 GL-Class, 2011 ML-Class, 2011 R-Class and 2012 S-Class models. The diesel fuel could leak near the heat source or leak onto the road. “This could lead to a crash or cause a fire in the presence of an ignition source ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Mercedes Benz E Class, Mercedes Benz GL, Mercedes Benz R Class, Mercedes Benz S Class, Mercedes Benz ML63 AMG, Model News, Diesel engines

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