David Thomson rendezvous with the Mercedes E-class saloon

David Thomson enjoys a rendezvous with a very special and rapid member of the Mercedes E-class saloon range. A sense of anticipation always accompanies the opportunity to test a member of Mercedes’ AMG performance range, and especially so ; Read More

Luxury electrics on the way

Premium German marques BMW and Mercedes-Benz have unveiled new high-end electric vehicles, and both are heading to these shores. Revealed as part of its radically styled, all-new seventh-generation 7-series line-up, BMW’s i7 is a fully ele; Read More

Charging through the bends

A recently announced finalist for 2021 New Zealand Car of the Year honours, the Mercedes-Benz EQA is put through its paces by David Thomson. What’s new?It’s a rare thing indeed for the same car maker; Read More

Mercedes saloon refined yet again

David Thomson catches up with the updated iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s fifth generation E-Class saloon. What’s new?With the inexorable rise in popularity of SUVs, luxury saloons have become far less ; Read More

Sensational ‘hot hatch’ has X-factor

There are a plethora of high performance ‘‘hot hatches’’ on our market, but few offer anywhere near the sizzle of the sensational Mercedes-Benz A Class AMG 45 S. This scintillating compact five-door hatch is in a performance league of its ; Read More

Mercedes Sedan High On Luxury - Ross Kiddie reviews the E200 Sedan

I’ll be brutally honest, I prefer cars with big engines. However, as time goes by any engine that is honest has charmed me, and it’s fair to say Mercedes-Benz builds beautiful engines, strong, smooth and efficient. I mention big en; Read More

Hyper hot hatch

Mercedes-Benz’s performance arm AMG has taken the concept of a hot hatchback to a new level with the latest A45 S. David Thomson is still catching his breath after time behind the wheel. What’s new?H; Read More

Sit yourself in something special. Ross Kiddie checks out the impressive Mercedes-Benz AMG A 45 S.

I was trying to describe to an acquaintance the concept of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG A 45 S. After explaining some of the technical aspects which make that car so special, I simply said “think Impreza STi.’’ ; Read More

Mind the gap: behold the GLB

David Thomson and friends have been trying the new Mercedes GLB for size. What’s new?Filling the gaps between existing models in a sports utility range is something car-makers are wont to do these da; Read More

EQC worth the wait

Tesla may be riding high on the stock markets, but vehicles to rival its EV ambitions are arriving at pace. They include Mercedes-Benz’s new EQC, which David Thomson has just taken on his longest all electric journey.; Read More