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Launch Pad: Mercedes-Benz GL


Class act

Richard Macaskill

Mercedes-Benz calls all its cars ‘Letter(s)-Class’. Now, while class is a word that can’t necessarily be used to describe all Mercs (let’s face it, some are found wanting, though recent years have shown improvement across the board), if I was forced to choose one word to describe the new GL-Class, it would be exactly that. Class.

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World Launch: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2202 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 1

Look Ma, no hands…

John Bentley

We’re doing 50 km/h and bearing down on a human form standing staunchly in the middle of the road. Our driver chats away, unconcerned, his hands barely touching the wheel, his right foot on the accelerator.

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Merc readies world’s hottest hatch

1502 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 1

Usually a story like this would include the words ‘claimed’, ‘supposedly’ or the like. However, this one’s a little different, because the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG will be the world’s most powerful production hot hatch ever built. Fact.

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AMG chassis guru off to M

0602 Arnd Meyer goes to BMW M 1

Mercedes-Benz AMG has already lost one engineer this month, and now it seems that yet another AMG is leaving the company, this time to go to BMW’s M division. Arnd Meyer, the engineer that has overseen the chassis development of all recent AMG models, not least the SLS AMG Black Series, is heading to Munich to ply his trade.

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Last-hurrah C63 AMG gets more power

0401 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 1

Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new model to the C63 AMG range, namely the Edition 507. Named for the number of horsepower it delivers, the 507 punches out a massive 378 kW of grunt. The new car will make its début at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Merc stuns with CLA

1401 Mercedes-Benz CLA 1

Mercedes-Benz launched one of the most exciting, and perhaps one of the most important, cars of the Detroit Motor Show. Enter the all-new CLA, an entry-level four-door coupé based on Merc’s new A-Class. Thankfully it’s remained true to the Concept Style Coupé, which was a well-received concept first shown in Los Angeles.

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Merc E63 goes under the knife

1101 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 1

In one of the more substantial facelifts of recent years, Mercedes-Benz has given its E63 AMG a new lease on life. The facelift applies to both sedan and estate variants. Not only has Mercedes given the front end an extensive makeover (the rear less so), but there’s more power than there was before, too.

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Launch Pad: Mercedes-Benz CLS250 CDI

Clean and classy

Richard Macaskill

Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new CLS a while back now, but something was missing from its arsenal. See, there was the then baby of the bunch 350, the awesome 500 and the insane 63 AMG, but they were all petrol models. Now, however, Mercedes has added a new baby to the CLS range, and this time it’s a diesel. Enter the CLS250 CDI, which is powered by Merc’s hugely impressive 2,2-litre twin-turbo oil-burner, which has no less than 150 kW of power and a mighty 500 Nm of torque on tap.

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