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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.

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1990 Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

1990 Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

The aftermarket company has restored this ex-military vehicle with new glam, but the same engine and transmission

The G-Wagen started life being a military truck and was later offered to us civilians as a hardcore off-roader that was matched by vehicles like the Land Rover and the Land Cruiser. The G-Wagen that we know today is fast and powerful, but back in its early days, it was brute and tough. Expedition Motor Company got hold of a 1990 250GD and restored it to perfection. As the company puts it, this is the story of how a rough ex-military war machine becomes a work of art.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

The GLA 250 is an all-round package, but all the droolworthy features are offered as optional that make it exorbitantly expensive

Mercedes launched the 2021 GLA in July last year and promoted it as a much safer, spacious, and off-road-oriented compact vehicle. While we don’t agree that offering a four-wheel-drive system makes it an off-roader, it certainly seems to have become a better package overall.

The GLA is a seasoned product that only gotten better this time around. It feels a lot more luxurious and modern than its predecessor. But, does spending close to $40,000 for an entry-level, compact Mercedes with a four-pot mill make a whole lot of sense?

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The 1966 Mercedes-Benz SLX Is The AMG One's Long Lost Relative

The 1966 Mercedes-Benz SLX Is The AMG One’s Long Lost Relative

A mid-’60s design study was denied a chance at living its life as a Ferrari beater

We’re in the mid-’60s when the trends amongst sportscar makers pointed towards a transition to the rear, mid-mounted layout. Lamborghini showed everyone the way in 1966 with the Miura but others had already dabbled with the idea, including small-time Italian company ATS. Others, including Ferrari, were already racing mid-engined race cars and Ford joined in on the fun with 1964’s GT40. As history tells us, Mercedes-Benz wanted a seat at the table to kick back and relax away from the serious business of producing the world’s best luxury sedans.

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The 2022 Mercedes C-Class Is Bringing S-Class Tech To The Middle Class

The 2022 Mercedes C-Class Is Bringing S-Class Tech To The Middle Class

The new C-Class is here in sedan and wagon guise with a lot of tech trickled down from larger S-Class

The C-Class is to Mercedes-Benz what the 3 Series is to BMW. That is best demonstrated by the amount of tech Stuttgart poured into the new C-Class via the S-Class flagship. Here’s everything you need to know about the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is expected to hit U.S. showrooms in early 2022.

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Mercedes GLE Coupe

Mercedes GLE Coupe

An off-beat choice that comes with sweet engine options, spacious interior, and top-notch tech

The Mercedes GLE is everything you’d need in a vehicle. It looks handsome (if you’re into coupes, that is), feels premium on the inside, comes with tech features that will make nerds go weak in their knees, and powertrain options that will satisfy your adrenaline rush. On paper, every requirement is ticked well. But, it’s still not a complete package. The automaker left some rough edges that are glaringly evident, especially in the ride quality and ergonomics department. Will these prove to be deal-breakers, or can the overall package swerve your decision to choose it over the BMW X6 or the Audi SQ5? .

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2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon

2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon

If you’re looking to stand out, the AMG E63 S will not disappoint as long as you’ve got six figures to spend.

While the station wagon may have been a big hit in the United States long ago, today, out of all the cars sold on the U.S. market, only a handful are offered in the wagon body style. Of course, you have mainstays like the Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad, and the Volvo V90 Cross Country and there are a few more obscure models like the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo and soon to be forever gone Jaguar XF Sportbrake. A few others are out there too, like the car you see here, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon – a go-fast wagon that can easily make you forget that you’re an SUV-loving American living smack dab in the middle of North America. We recently spend a week with the AMG E63 S to see if it really was a strong, sexy alternative to the many, many SUVs on the market, and you’ll be surprised what we’ve learned.

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It Seems That Mercedes Is Afraid the EQC EV Can't Compete With Tesla

It Seems That Mercedes Is Afraid the EQC EV Can’t Compete With Tesla

It’s a risky move, but ultimately a good one if the timing isn’t right

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC launch date in the U.S. has been pushed back yet again after what the German automaker described as a “comprehensive review of market developments.” The all-electric SUV was originally scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in early 2020, but Mercedes pushed back deliveries of the model by a year to early 2021. Now, it looks like we’re not going to see the EQC anytime soon.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG GT73e Hybrid

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT73e Hybrid

The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid may finally have a rival

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT73e is an upcoming, hybrid version of the company’s range-topping four-door coupe. Set to become the range-topping model, the 2022 AMG GT73e will feature a hybrid drivetrain that brings together the already familiar 4.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine and a rear-mounted electric motor. The hybrid sedan is rumored to generate around 800 horsepower combined and offer an all-electric range of around 25 miles on the WLTP cycle. Will it have what it takes to compete with the mighty Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid? Let’s find out in the speculative review below.

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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA - Quick Review

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA - Quick Review

The GLA’s all-electric brother is the EQ family’s entry-level member

First was the EQC and now Mercedes-Benz is writing another file in its all-electric history with the GLAbased EQA. At some point in the future, the Germans will release an EV version of the S-Class, dubbed EQS. Until that happens, let’s take a closer look at the EQA.

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This Mercedes 300SL Has a Supercharged AMG Monster of a Heart

This Mercedes 300SL Has a Supercharged AMG Monster of a Heart

See what happens when you marry a Mercedes 300SL body to an SLK AMG chassis and engine

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the most iconic cars ever built by the German brand. It’s also one of the most beautiful too. Built in fewer than 3,500 units from 1957 to 1963, the 300SL is a rare items nowadays and well-maintained models can fetch in excess of $500,000. Definitely not a car for the average Joe. But while some rich folks would rather hunt an original 300SL down, other enthusiasts build restomod versions of them. John Sarkisyan from S-Klub is one of those people. Having built a coupe model in the past, he recently married the body of a 300SL to a modern Mercedes chassis and a supercharged V-8 engine. And the end result is quite impressive.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG S63e PHEV

2022 Mercedes-AMG S63e PHEV

The luxurious sedan is coming with a plug-in hybrid option that could make over 700 horses!

When Mercedes comes up with new models, the thing that gets our hearts racing more than the product itself is the fact that AMG would’ve started working on a higher-performance version of the same. This time, it’s the Mercedes-AMG S63 with an electric twist. The super sedan was spotted with camouflage performing cold-weather tests in Sweden recently. The biggest twist here is that it is a plug-in hybrid version, which means it will be more fuel-efficient and environment-conscious, and quite sprightly in terms of performance.

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Mercedes Says the AMG Project One Has No Rivals

Mercedes Says the AMG Project One Has No Rivals

It’s a bold claim with so many other challengers heading our way

The Mercedes-AMG Project One has been in the works for the better part of three years, and now that the final production model is close to completion — customer deliveries are expected to start later this year — Mercedes-AMG is just as quick to remind everyone that the Project One, or just ONE, as it will eventually be called, is a car without a rival.

To hammer that point home, the automaker released a 43-second clip showing the ONE in its now-familiar red and silver livery terrorizing a race track as many expect it could.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG B45 by Brabus

2021 Mercedes-AMG B45 by Brabus

The already-hot AMG 45 S hatch receives more power and component upgrades from Brabus

Brabus builds are quite expensive at the onset, but there’s no denying that they’re fun. This time around, the aftermarket company has laid its hands on the Mercedes-AMG A45 S. The Brabus build of this hatch is more than just a remap. The car comes with part upgrades under the hood, new wheels and tires, an upgraded suspension system, and a few changes inside the cabin.

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Everything You Need to Know About The Mercedes-AMG GT

Everything You Need to Know About The Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG’s spearhead has evolved nicely over time

Every premium carmaker that has a history and a present in racing likes to translate some of the motorsport knowledge it possesses into a road car. Mercedes-Benz and subsequently Mercedes-AMG have done just that with the GT. Everything about the GT has been designed and developed with performance in mind, from the base model to the blistering fast Black Series. Here’s what you need to know about the AMG GT.

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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.