Newest addition to Mercedes EQ lineup is a mighty performance machine

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has recently added a fifth model to its all-electric EQ line-up, and David Thomson has been putting it to the test. What’s new?Slotting in between the Mercedes-Benz EQC — the 2020 New Zealan; Read More

David Thomson road tests the hybrid flagship of the new Mercedes C-Class range

A plug-in hybrid is the current flagship of the new Mercedes C-Class range. David Thomson puts it to the test. What’s new?When Mercedes launched the latest fifth-generation C-Class saloon here a year ago, it landed a; Read More

The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is something special

The new EQS is an AMGfettled pure-electric alternative to Mercedes’ S-Class ultra-luxury saloon. Richard Bosselman has been spending time behind the wheel. Within the electric sphere alone, the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is something special;; Read More

C200 Engineered to Shine

Once were the days when a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor seemed barely enough for a car of this kind. Now, of course, that’s a ‘‘big’’ capacity reserved for the C300 badge in pure petrol configuration or others — even AMG’s venerated; 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

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

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