Building a 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Positioned as the entry point to the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the all-new A-Class sedan is available in front or all-wheel-drive and is based on the same platform as the CLA, which Mercedes-Benz refers to as a coupe, offering more space and practicality. Exterior styling is conservative and proportions are tidy. Inside, the brand’s latest design language translates well into the A-Class with a more cohesive and upscale look than can be found in the CLA, or GLA for that matter. Technology…

Which Generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class Looks Best?

A style icon and international status symbol, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been a force to be reckoned with in the full-size luxury sedan segment. Today we’ll look back at four generations of the S-Class, starting with the 1992-1999 third-generation S-Class, known as W140, and ending with the current S-Class, the W222, which was introduced in the U.S. for model year 2014. 1992-1999 S-Class (W140) Often referred to as “over-engineered” this generation S-Class was clearly synthesized during the decadent 80’s….

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-size luxury sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet that slots between the compact Mercedes-Benz C-Class and full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the brand’s sedan lineup. A four-door coupe variant of the E-Class is also available, known as the CLS. The E-Class coddles passengers in a luxurious cabin and provides a decidedly serene driving experience with its regular variants and a sporty driving experience in AMG guise. Prices for the E-Class start from an MSRP of $52,950….

Street Sighting: Early 2000’s Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Still a favorite design from the early 2000’s, the awkwardly beautiful Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe was sold in the U.S. from 2002-2005. It was positioned to make the brand more accessible to first time buyers, however it was widely criticized for its un-luxurious, albeit durable, interior and lack of dynamic handling. Still, it possessed an understated and rather striking design that has aged well over the years. See more coverage of unusual 2000’s cars in our “2000 & Late” series: 2000…

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA is an entry-level compact luxury sedan, and the least expensive vehicle in the brand’s lineup with a starting MSRP of $32,700. The CLA is marketed by Mercedes-Benz as a coupe due to its swoopy silhouette that echoes the larger four-door CLS. Overall, it’s a nice looking car both inside and out, however it lacks the substance some shopper might expect from the brand. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (AKA G-Wagen)

The iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class, nee Geländewagen, is the brand’s most expensive and rugged luxury SUV, with pricing starts at an MSRP of $122,400. The high-riding G-Class might be thought of as an ultra-deluxe Jeep Wrangler, with its utilitarian, off-road focus. It can readily be spotted in rap videos looking “murdered out” with rims and a body kit. Inside, you’ll find all the opulence expected in a vehicle this expensive, but the upright driving position might take some getting used to. It’s a bit glam and over-the-top, but it fits the bill for drivers interested in experiencing something unique.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is the brand’s compact four-seater convertible. With a starting price of $51,200, it is significantly less expensive than the larger E-Class Cabriolet which is nearly $15,000 more. Pros: Stylish, Optional All-Wheel-Drive, Comfortable, Premium Features Cons: Pricey, Small Interior What You Should Know: The C-Class lineup is at the top of its class in terms of interior design and quality. Looks Best In: Diamond White exterior/Black interior Coolest Feature: Air Scarf is a feature which sends…

Luxury Brand Sales in October 2017

Wow, Lexus and BMW were neck and neck in October sales! Even closer were Audi and Buick, just a few hundred units difference. Mercedes-Benz numbers includes 2,446 van sales, when we remove those the monthly tall comes out to 29,623, still well ahead of second place BMW. So, what is Mercedes-Benz doing so right to be this far ahead? A combination of a robust SUV lineup and its push downmarket with the CLA and GLA have postured the brand to…

2000 & Late: 2002-2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor

You might say that it was something of forbearer to the current day CLA, the 2002 C230 Sport Coupe was an entry point into the Mercedes-Benz dynasty at the dawn of the millennium. Fifteen years later, the design has aged incredibly well. The aerodynamic front with its swept back fascia still looks fresh and the tall rear treatment, which seemed awkward upon launch, almost looks fresher in 2017 when tall rear treatments are on trend. Hyundai and Honda have a…