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Quick WOT Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Diesel SUV is Smooooth

August 9, 2013

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Most luxury car buyers simply can’t bring themselves to consider minivans, even though many cross the $45,000 barrier with every option and become quite luxurious. For those who would prefer the image of a three-row SUV, Mercedes offers the GL350. After filling the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350’s three rows of seating with family on a weekend getaway, I had plenty to say.

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Quick Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S550 Last Drive

February 20, 2013

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz S550 remains a popular flagship luxury sedan, even as the 2014 model’s debut is just around the corner. Recently, we had the opportunity to evaluate the 2013 S550 sedan on a road trip that included highway, stop-and-go, and winding road driving conditions. So how did the car perform?

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

January 7, 2012

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The new Mercedes-Benz SLK debuts with magic. Well, with Magic Sky Control. The technology is the latest in a series of drop-top advances from the German automaker in the last 10 years. First, we saw the Airscarf air vents integrated into the last-gen SLK’s headrests, then the trick air splitter appeared on the E-Class cabriolet.

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Future Fantasy Cars: Where Your Favorite Vehicles are Headed in 2021

August 11, 2011

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Can you predict what will happen to your favorite cars by the year 2021? We’re living in a time of serious change in the automotive industry — 10 years could bring any number of possibilities to reality. For an article on 2021 future cars, I tackled three vehicles in this creative feature story on Motor Trend’s Web site, the…

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MT Then and Now: 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

April 23, 2011

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When Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Porsche all introduced small, sporty convertibles more than a decade ago, only the Benz had a retractable hardtop. The SLK wasn’t the sportiest of the Z3/Boxster/SLK/TT German two-doors, but that didn’t stop the car from selling well. For 2012, the SLK enters its third generation and makes a noticeable move toward the sporty side of the luxury sport roadster segment.

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From 35 HP to SLS AMG: A History of the Mercedes-Benz Supercar

June 2, 2010
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When an automaker has been in business for more than 100 years, it’s bound to have created a few legendary models along the way. Just take Mercedes-Benz and its new SLS AMG. The automaker is hoping to add the new high-performance super car to a list of memorable vehicles by invoking its heritage. All of it.

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