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

Taste of two to come

Richard Bosselman flies to Europe to get behind the wheel of the latest offerings from Mercedes-Benz. ; Read More

Cool-as coup for Mercedes

While there’s no rain in Austria right now, there is plenty of snow, as I discovered during a 400km drive from Innsbruck into the heart of the Tyrol in the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. After overnighting near the top of the Timmelsjoch Hig; Read More