Reviews & hands-on

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    Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review

    By 27 March 2014

    When is off-road not really off-road? When you're 550 feet down a salt mine, that's when. We didn't arrive here by accident, mind, for this is the location of the Mercedes GLA launch. And it's perhaps the most unusual place we've ever been in a car. Mercedes-Benz...

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    Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2014

    Unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show 2014, the new Mercedes C-Class looks as though it's about to shake up the small executive car segment. Or is it now know as the upper-medium segment? Either way, to cut to the chase, this Merc's glorious interior knocks...

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    Hands-on with Mercedes Pebble and Mercedes Google Glass app

    By 9 January 2014

    Mercedes is starting to experiment with a range of different wearable technologies in its cars by teaming up with companies like Google and Pebble. Announced at CES, the German car maker is to launch a Pebble smartwatch app that connects with your car...

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    Smart electric bike review

    By 25 September 2013

    Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the...

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    Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review

    By 3 September 2013

    Rappers aren't known to frequent the picturesque town of Buckingham. And we're not well known for spittin' bars. Which is perhaps why, as we roll through the picturesque middle England town in a Mercedes G63 AMG, we get so many stares. Rendered in a spectacular...

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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 26 August 2013

    Last year, when Mercedes asked us if we'd like to drive its SLS AMG GT Coupe supercar, we were down at the company's Brooklands Centre in Buckinghamshire before you could utter the letters AMG. The SLS represents a bloodline for Mercedes, which stems...

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    Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 5 August 2013

    When we reviewed the BMW M135i, it's fair to say that we were blown away by its spectrum of all round talents. Its turn of speed had us suggesting that, should you really feel the need to go faster, you'd need to jump into a supercar. Yet here we are,...

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    Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive

    By 15 June 2013

    There is a certain brutality to the current range of AMG Mercedes products that we find ourselves giggling about like school children, every time we get behind the wheel. It’s no different in this, the newly updated E63 AMG. Along with the rest of the...

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    Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive

    By 13 June 2013

    On paper, some ideas seem great. For instance, you can see how the following would seem like a good idea if you were Mercedes-Benz: take one, front-wheel drive, A-Class platform. Give it a footprint and space inside that’s roughly the same as a C-Class...

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    Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake review

    By 6 May 2013

    "Wow, how much did this cost then?" That was most people's opening gambit when they saw us in this new, Shooting Brake body-style CLS. For what it's worth, the answer is that it starts at around 50 grand. But our car, with options, came out at more like...

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    Mercedes A Class 250 BlueEFFICIENCY engineered by AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 26 April 2013

    There is very little that would have persuaded us to buy the old A-Class. It might not have been a bad car, but it wasn't the sort of vehicle we could get excited about. We've encountered it in Europe in hire-car form, and the basic model didn't exactly ooze the...

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    Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2013

    The G-Class, or as it's more commonly known, the G-Wagen, is a car for rappers. Of course, you don't have to be a rapper to buy one, but you need to have their money and desire to move quite a large entourage around in absolute luxury and comfort. It...

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    Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster

    By 6 April 2013

    "It's not a hairdressers car is it?" the man from Mercedes said as we got out of the SLK 55 AMG roadster. His question probably came from two things, the first being the reputation that the original SLK garnered back when it launched. A reputation we've...

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    Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 19 November 2012

    The new A-class is a new type of car. That might be stating the obvious, but what we mean is that while it’s kept the name of the model, Mercedes has fundamentally changed the concept of its smallest car. The A-class used to be a packaging marvel –...

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    Mercedes-Benz C220 CDi BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 14 September 2012

    Let’s say you’ve read our hands-on pieces of the Mercedes SLS and SL AMGs and now fancy something sporty with the three-pointed star on the bonnet, but your budget’s a little more five figures than six. Then perhaps a new, 2013 Model Year C-Class...