Mercedes Road Tests

Good looks, athleticism from Mercedes­-Benz GLA

Good looks, athleticism from Mercedes­-Benz GLA

Sports utilities are not what they used to be, we all know that.

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Technology drives Mercedes E-Class to new levels

Technology drives Mercedes E-Class to new levels

Heavy traffic to the left, to the right, immediately in front and behind - just another morning on the M2, the major motorway threading through Melbourne.

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Technology drives Mercedes E-Class to new levels

Technology drives Mercedes E-Class to new levels

Heavy traffic to the left, to the right, immediately in front and behind - just another morning on the M2, the major motorway threading through Melbourne.

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New M-Class a cleaner, thriftier Mercedes

New M-Class a cleaner, thriftier Mercedes

Driving from Dunedin to Auckland on a tank of fuel would be quite an ask of even an eco-optimised small car, so should be a challenge well beyond a two-tonne luxury sports utility.

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Updated Mercedes a classy performer

Updated Mercedes a classy performer

Mercedes-Benz has just given its C-Class a midlife update. David Thomson checks out the changes.

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Mercedes E500: Remarkably refined

Mercedes E500: Remarkably refined

After an absence of a decade and a-half, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is back. David Thomson slips behind the wheel for some open-top winter motoring.

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E500 AvantGarde: Class leader Merc's executive express

E500 AvantGarde: Class leader Merc's executive express

A return run to Christchurch provides an ideal opportunity for David Thomson to test the mettle of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Mercedes CLC brings style without financial stress

Mercedes CLC brings style without financial stress

When it comes to the sales potential of the new CLC, Mercedes-Benz should be ruing the fact that times have been tough in the real estate game.

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Mercedes GL500 New Merc makes off-road ability top priority

Mercedes GL500 New Merc makes off-road ability top priority

In an automotive world obsessed with making premium off-road and soft-road machines handling like regular saloons, the new Mercedes GL-Class is a breath of fresh air. While no slug on the highway, the GLClass defiantly puts offroading capability ahead of on-road finesse. It's an approach Land Rover has long taken with its premium Range Rover model.

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Mercedes R-Class - it’s three vehicles in one

Mercedes R-Class - it’s three vehicles in one

Mercedes-Benz has added a fresh twist to the crossover vehicle theme by combining the attributes of an upmarket station wagon, an SUV and a people-mover in its new R-Class range.

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Mercedes S500 - New Mercedes outstanding

Mercedes S500 - New Mercedes outstanding

For more than half a century, the S-Class has been the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz luxury motoring, and as such has often been a candidate for that exclusive title of the "world's best car".

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Mercedes ML500 - SUV challenger shows potential to lead

Mercedes ML500 - SUV challenger shows potential to lead

Successive days of pre-Christmas rain played havoc with the intended combination of a solid highway drive and lengthy off-road expedition with the new Mercedes ML500.

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Mercedes B-Class A to Z shows smart, practical Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes B-Class A to Z shows smart, practical Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has added the letter B to its naming alphabet with the launch of the latest in a new breed of mid-sized people movers that are cleverly packaged alternatives to conventional hatchbacks and wagons.

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Mercedes Stylish CLS could be classic

Mercedes Stylish CLS could be classic

Mercedes-Benz has a long tradition of offering large coupes alongside its premium saloon range. The CLS is a new take on this established approach, which combines a traditional four-door saloon configuration with sleek, coupe-like lines.

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Mercedes A-Class CDi Elegance - An A for performance

Mercedes A-Class CDi Elegance - An A for performance

Small luxury cars have gained a new lease of life in the past year with the launch of two quite different vehicles: the BMW 1-series and newgeneration Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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Mercedes’ new Mmmm class

Mercedes-Benz has launched its second-generation four-wheel-drive. DAVID BRUCE looks at the new M-Class.

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Mercedes SLK 55 AMG - Latest Mercedes bad to the bone

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG - Latest Mercedes bad to the bone

There is a rare and intoxicating quality to Mercedes-Benz's latest piece of politically incorrect, power-laden automotive one-upmanship, the SLK 55 AMG.

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Mercedes E350 - Miss that keyless feeling

Mercedes E350 - Miss that keyless feeling

Mercedes E-Class saloons have been no strangers to these pages over the years, and the latest is the E350 Avantgarde.

Replacing the previous E320 as the top six-cylinder model in the E-Class family, the E350 features Mercedes-Benz latest 3.5-litre V6 engine and seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Mercedes C170 Classic - Handling to the fore in bigger baby Benz

Mercedes C170 Classic - Handling to the fore in bigger baby Benz

Extra metal on the outside, more room on the inside, and bold transmission and engine options mark the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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