Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most celebrated luxury carmakers of all time. Associated with premium vehicles since the early days, the German firm is now one of the most successful manufacturers in the luxury market. Established as Mercedes-Benz in 1926, the company goes back to the late 1800s. Founded as Benz & Cie. in 1883, it became Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in 1890.

Although it’s mainly know for its cars, SUV, and race cars, Mercedes-Benz also manufactures commercial vans, buses, and trucks. Its current car and SUV lineup includes no fewer than 19 nameplates, some of which go back several decades. Iconic classics from the past include the 770K, 500K, 300SL, 190SL, and successors to the current S-Class, E-Class, and C-Class models. Throughout its history, Mercedes-Benz has operated factories in 30 countries spread over five continents.

Generation Gap: Is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Better Than the 2013 Model?

Generation Gap: Is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Better Than the 2013 Model?

This comparison might make you want a 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG over the latest 2020 model

Mercedes-Benz has been offering AMG versions of the C-Class ever since its compact sedan adopted the letter C in 1993. At first it was the C36 AMG, but the modern version goes by the name AMG C63 and it’s also available in a more powerful S version.

It’s pretty obvious that the 2020 AMG C63 S is superior to the original C-Class AMG in every department, but how does it compare to the previous-generation, 2013-model-year variant? The folks over at Throttle House brought these cars together to find out.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz Ultimate HGLE by HOFELE

2020 Mercedes-Benz Ultimate HGLE by HOFELE

If you’re looking for Maybach-level luxury in a GLE SUV, the Hofele HGLE is your best bet

HOFELE has been in the customization business for almost four decades now. Based out of Donzdorf, Germany, the aftermarket company specializes in Mercedes-Benz models and has been doing so for a very long time. Right from the C-Class Coupe to the G-Wagon, the company has worked on all of them. This time, it has laid its hands on the GLE SUV. This model will be a part of Hofele’s ‘Ultimate’ Range and comes with noticeable changes on the outside as well as inside.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GP 63 Bi-TURBO by G-Power

2020 Mercedes-AMG GP 63 Bi-TURBO by G-Power

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door can now flex muscles it didn’t know it had

G-Power’s reputation is one of the foremost BMW tuners in the land. That reputation has laid the foundation for the German tuner to branch out to other automakers, including Bimmer’s crosstown rival, Mercedes-Benz. Take this program for the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-door, for example. In keeping with tradition, G-Power is presenting a three-stage engine upgrade program that pulls some sickening power and performance figures out of the AMG GT 4’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. On top of that, G-Power’s new kit for the power-packed four-door luxury Merc-AMG also includes a new set of wheels and a smattering of other cosmetic upgrades that help elevate the AMG GT 4-door’s stature higher than where it’s already at. If you thought the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door is the most subdued of all AMG GT models, then prepare to be blown away with what G-Power is offering for the high-powered sedan.

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Mercedes Fired Back at the 2021 BMW M5 With the New AMG E63 S 4MATIC+

Mercedes Fired Back at the 2021 BMW M5 With the New AMG E63 S 4MATIC+

That’s a quick reply from Mercedes-AMG after BMW revealed the facelifted M5

Mercedes-AMG wasn’t going to let BMW’s freshly-revamped M5 take all the limelight so it counter-attacked with the unveil of the revised E 63 S 4MATIC+, in both sedan and wagon flavors. Here’s what changes for the uber E-Class.

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A New Rendering Hopes to Set Clear Expectations for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63

A New Rendering Hopes to Set Clear Expectations for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63

This fan renderings are fun, but is there any accuracy here?

On the market since 2014, the current Mercedes C-Class is far from fresh. With the various prototype sightings over the past couple of years, we know that 2021 will be the year for the fifth-gen model, but something we’ve yet to see is a prototype for the range-toping AMG C63 sedan. The C63 is billed as one of the most aggressive sports sedans on the market, and with very few rivals to compete with, Mercedes-AMG has to remain vigilant when it comes to how the car is perceived. As such, this rendering that we’re about to show you is likely a fairly accurate representation of what the C63 is actually going to look like.

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2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition

2020 Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition

Crème de la crème Mercedes-Maybach is limited to just 15 units

Whenever Mercedes-Benz sets its mind of offering special-editions cars, you can bet they offer the best the carmaker can provide. The same goes for Mercedes-Maybach, but on a whole different level that touches on the stratospheric layers of car luxury. Enter the USA-exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition that’s based on the soon-to-be-replaced W222 S-Class.

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Here's What It's Like to Drive a 500-Horsepower AMG E63 With Hand Controls

Here’s What It’s Like to Drive a 500-Horsepower AMG E63 With Hand Controls

Would you try this out on your own?

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is one of those cars that combine the seriousness of a top-line executive with the boyish silliness of a 14-year-old. The former comes virtue of the somewhat reserved appearance (massive mint-colored calipers notwithstanding) while the latter is in droves thanks to the 5.5-liter, turbo V-8 that cranks over 500 horsepower. That’s enough power to keep you on your toes or, rather, on the edge of your fingers because the AMG E63 you see here is entirely controllable with your hands.

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This Love Affair Between a Man and His Mercedes-Benz Will Hit You Right in the Feels

This Love Affair Between a Man and His Mercedes-Benz Will Hit You Right in the Feels

We’re talking about 40 years and 1,200 pages of service records here!

We are living in an era when cars are simple objects that we use to get from point A to point B or means of transportation we use to carry goods or make a living. We usually get rid of a car after a few years and buy a new one. But some enthusiasts take good care of their cars, especially if they’re of the vintage variety, collectibles, or worth more than the average vehicle.

Of course, you’d expect the owner of a Ferrari 250 GTO to keep detailed records of his car, but a certain Canadian fellow amassed no fewer than 1,200 pages of service records while owning and taking care of a 1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 wagon.

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This Retro Mercedes-Benz SL500 Speedster Sends All the Right 90s Vibes

This Retro Mercedes-Benz SL500 Speedster Sends All the Right 90s Vibes

The Mercedes-Benz SL500 gets a Photoshop makeover with a speedster twist

Once one of the most recognizable Mercedes-Benz cars to roam the roads, the SL might not live for longer in the form we all know and love. Blame that on people having the hots for SUVs and crossovers but also on stricter emissions standards.

The Germans have already axed the range-topping V-12 Mercedes-AMG SL 65 as well as the SL 63, which was made redundant by the AMG GT convertible. So in these uncertain times for the roadster, it’s good to see one of its previous iterations being brought to life as a slammed speedster, albeit in the digital world.

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The new Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe looks just as hot as the E63

The new Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe looks just as hot as the E63

Would you still pay extra for the E63 Coupe?

Introduced in 2017, the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was upgraded to facelift specs earlier in 2020. Now, the German company unveiled similar updates for the Coupe and Convertible versions of the midsize, including the performance-rated AMG E53 models. Although engine specs remain unchanged, the AMG E53 now sports a hotter exterior and new technology.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Sports Line Black Bison Edition by Wald International

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Sports Line Black Bison Edition by Wald International

The aftermarket company has made only cosmetic changes to the boxy SUV

Wald International is known for its bold and aggressive builds. The Japanese tuner has worked on many popular models in the past, such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Porsche Cayenne, and even the little Suzuki Jimny.

This time around, it has laid its hands on the legendary Mercedes-AMG G 63 and named it the Sports Line Black Bison Edition. It is based on the model sold from 2016 to 2018. The company has made significant changes while retaining the boxy SUV’s essence. However, these changes are limited only to the exterior, as Wald International hasn’t tweaked the interior or anything under the hood. Even though the Black Bison Edition comes with aesthetic upgrades, will it sit well with the purists?

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The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabrio Are Set to Debut on May 27

The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabrio Are Set to Debut on May 27

The two-door models set to feature revised styling, new tech, and new engines

Introduced for 2017, the current-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was recently updated for the 2021 model year. But while the sedan and wagon were unveiled in early 2020, the two-door versions have yet to break cover in facelifted specs. But Mercedes-Benz finally announced that both the Coupe and Convertible models are set to be unveiled on May 27.

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What is the Cheapest Mercedes-Benz?

The company’s most affordable vehicle in the United States is the A-Class sedan. Based on the A-Class hatchback, which isn’t offered in the U.S., the small four-door sedan retails from $32,500. The CLA four-door coupé is the next most affordable vehicle at $33,100, while the GLA is the cheapest SUV at $33,950 before options.

What is the Sportiest Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz may be famous for luxury cars, but it’s equally famous for sporty vehicles for the road and track. It’s the AMG division that’s usually responsible for these cars. As of 2019, most of the company’s nameplates come in AMG guise, but some are sportier than others. The Mercedes-AMG GT R is arguably the most track oriented vehicle on offer. Essentially a race car for the road, it features a 4.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 577 horsepower and it rides on a chassis that includes many race-bred parts. This car is heavily related to the AMG GT3 and GT4 race cars, although it aerodynamics aren’t as aggressive.

What is the Most Popular Mercedes-Benz?

The compact C-Class is the company most popular vehicle. Globally, the C-Class sold almost 400,000 units in 2018 in both sedan and wagon body styles. This figure also includes the long-wheelbase version that’s offered only in China. In the U.S., the compact GLC crossover is the most popular, with 69,727 units sold in 2018. The GLC is followed by the C-Class with 60,409 units delivered and the E-Class with 46,422 examples sold in 2018 (CLS sales included). The GLE SUV comes close with 46,010 units moved in 2018.

What is the Most Expensive Mercedes-Benz?

The big Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the most expensive car from the brand, with its AMG versions fetching in excess of $250,000. Somewhat ironically, the most expensive Mercedes-Maybach variant of the S-Class narrowly misses the $200K mark. The AMG S65 Cabriolet is the most expensive Merc you can buy at $253,550, while the coupé version of the same car comes in at $241,450. The third most expensive Merc is the AMG S65 version of the S-Class sedan, priced from $232,550.

What is the Fastest Mercedez-Benz?

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the fastest vehicle you can buy from Mercedes-Benz. Its twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine enables it to hit 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is also superior to other Mercedes-Benz models at 198 mph. The AMG GT R is the fastest Merc on the Nurburgring track as well with a 7:10.9-minute lap.

Are Mercedes-Benz Cars Reliable?

Mercedes-Benz cars become famous for their rock-solid reliability in the 1960s and 1970s, but the brand’s dependability decreased in the modern era. In the mid-2000s, Mercedes-Benz rarely scored above average in surveys by Consumer Reports and similar outlets and some of its models were declared unreliable in the mid-2010s. The company’s reliability ratings have gone up a bit in recent years though, with Mercedes-Benz usually placed above rivals like BMW, Audi, Porsche, and Infiniti. However, the brand’s vehicles falls behind cars from Lexus and Tesla. J.D. Power gave Mercedes-Benz a similar rating in 2018.