Latest Mercedes-Benz car reviews

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review: Top of the class By Joe Simpson

How much do you want an SUV? It might have escaped your notice, but every other car we now review seems to be an SUV or crossover. And every time someone tells us they've bought a new car, it's called something like Qashqai, Kodiaq or Kumquat (ok, yes,... Read more

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend?
3.5 stars Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe review: Does it blend? By Joe Simpson

Mid-sized SUVs have become hugely popular over the past few years – particularly at the premium end of the market, if they're wearing the right German badge. The Mercedes GLC Coupe is most certainly wearing a badge of desire. But yes, you read that... Read more

Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car
Mercedes-AMG GT R first drive: One 'Green Hell' of a car By Joe Simpson

GT R. If that's a name that sounds familiar, it's because you'll normally find it attached to the boot-lid of Nissan's fastest road car. But it's also now attached to the most potent Mercedes-AMG.Mercedes-AMG already has a GT model — which we drove... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series?
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz E-Class review: Better than a BMW 5 Series? By Joe Simpson

Mercedes says everything it knows about how to build a car has gone into the new E-Class. Being that it is the oldest car brand in the world, that's probably quite a lot of stuff.The new E-Class went on sale in 2016. On our first drive in Portugal we... Read more

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic
Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic By Leon Poultney

There are only handful of car buyers in this world that require their daily drive to develop 604bhp, pack the latest semi-autonomous driving functionality and boast enough room inside for four business associates.It's a dilemma that most of us normal... Read more

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT By Joe Simpson

What can you learn about a car from simply driving it on a race track? Quite a lot as it happens, particularly when it's a sports car like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.Mercedes introduced its AMG GT last year as a replacement for the dramatic, gullwing-door... Read more

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases
Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases By Joe Simpson

What's in a name? For their medium-sized executive coupes, both Audi and BMW have chosen to position their more sporting offerings as stand-alone to the saloon versions, with the respective A5 and 4-Series. That means a different name and different styling.Mercedes?... Read more

Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider
Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider By Joe Simpson

This is the Mercedes GLC. It's Merc's mid-sized SUV rival to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. It's a significant car for the brand, because this is the first time Mercedes has had a car of this size, in this class, available in the UK. The old, square-rig GLK... Read more

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool By Luke Edwards

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is the convertible car for those who want the exhilaration of wind in their hair, while remaining in comfort - a difficult combination to achieve.While the S-Class already offers spa levels of comfort and enough tech... Read more

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits
Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits By Luke Edwards

The Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster for 2016 is the rebranding of the light, sporty convertible SLK.While the name has changed, bringing the C-Class influences to the fore, the car still remains true to its driver-focused sporting roots from the SLK birth... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars By Luke Edwards

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon is here for 2016 and it's pushing the boundaries of how luxurious and technologically advanced a car can be.The future of self-driving cars is edging closer and vehicle companies are working harder and faster to be... Read more

Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive: Striking a balance between sporty and refined
Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive: Striking a balance between sporty and refined By Joe Simpson

Comfort or sporting prowess? It's quandary that every car maker faces when launching a new car, and it seems particularly pertinent when considering the new Mercedes C-Class. It used to be said that stepping into a Mercedes-Benz should lower the driver's... Read more

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT: No gulwing doors, can V8 powerhouse fill SLS's boots? (hands-on)
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT: No gulwing doors, can V8 powerhouse fill SLS's boots? (hands-on) By Joe Simpson

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT was originally shown at a private event in Stuttgart, but the first public chance to see the car is at the Paris Motor Show 2014. The GT is significant because it effectively replaces the gulwing-door SLS and becomes Mercedes-Benz's... Read more

Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review
Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on
Mercedes C-Class (2014) pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review
Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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 back... Read more

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on
Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

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,... Read more

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive
Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 CDi Sport pictures and first drive By Joe Simpson

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake
4.5 stars Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI BlueEfficiency AMG Sport Shooting Brake By Joe Simpson

"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... Read more

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

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on
Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG roadster By Ian Morris

"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... Read more

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

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 –... Read more

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

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... Read more

Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG pictures and hands-on
Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

You’d think two cars sharing what is fundamentally the same engine would feel very similar, right? Not in the case of the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG and its supercar brother, the SLS AMG: these are two different beasts as you can see from our hands-on... Read more

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster pictures and hands-on By Chris Hall

There are some things you just can't refuse, so when Mercedes-Benz invited us to get friendly with its AMG cars, what were we to do? We don’t like to do things by halves, so we were straight into the SLS AMG Roadster and racing off along the leafy byways... Read more

Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on
Mercedes Concept Style Coupe pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

China is now the biggest market in the world for most luxury and premium car brands. Once you know that, it comes as less of a surprise that Mercedes chose to show this new concept car at the motor show in Beijing this week, rather than New York two weeks... Read more