How much more is there to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class than being the most advanced semi-autonomous production car available in New Zealand? David Thomson gets behind the wheel of the flagship E350d to find out.
The downsizing from 6.3 to 4.0 litres hasn't cost AMG's Mercedes-Benz C-Class rocketship anything in the way of performance, or old-fashioned muscle-car charm. David Thomson reports in after a memorable spell behind the wheel.
For the past decade, two German brands - neither of them Mercedes-Benz - have taken turns at dominating the prestige sector: The new C-Class compact sedan reminds why those protagonists need to start watching their mirrors.
How's this for a curious twist: to best tailor the only version of its GLA small sport utility that has off-roading potential to New Zealand conditions, Mercedes-Benz adds as standard an ''off-road pack'' equipment enhancement that is optional in most places.