Mercedes-Benz Car Reviews

Mercedes is a German automobile manufacturer that was founded in 1926 and is currently owned by DaimlerChrysler AG.

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Mercedes-Benz Car Reviews

Mercedes-Benz Overview

Brief History

Mercedes-Benz is an automotive manufacturer based in Germany as a division of the Daimler AG company. They produce luxury automobiles, buses, coaches and trucks.

The Mercedes-Benz brand can be traced all the way back to what is often cited as the first ever petrol-powered car. Created by Karl Benz, it was known as the Benz Patent Motorwagen, and it was patented in 1886. Gottlieb Daimler would go on to make his own petrol powered vehicle later that year with help from engineer Wilhelm Maybach. Daimler went on to give some of his models the Mercedes name, so when Karl Benz and Gottlieb’s companies joined forces in 1926, the Mercedes-Benz title was born.

Since their first models Mercedes-Benz has continued to push the boundaries and remain innovative when it comes to technology and safety.  They are well known for their limousine style cars and they have also had much success in the world of motorsports.

Mercedes-Benz is now a well-established brand with international fame and a long history of impressive vehicles.

Model Range

Mercedes A-Class

The A-Class is a medium-sized family vehicle produced by Mercedes since 1997.

The second generation of the car, which has been in production since 2004, is a more refined and accomplished version of the vehicle.  The Mercedes A Class provides sufficient interior space while remaining a small car. Rear passengers have adequate legroom and boot space is good for a car of this size. It is available as a 3-door and as a 5-door hatchback.

Mercedes B-Class

The Mercedes B-Class is a medium-sized family car, which could also be considered as a small MPV.

The car is not blessed with brilliant aesthetics, and the exterior doesn’t look great. Inside the Mercedes B Class, however, the fit and finish is superior to all other brands. Many of the useful and favourite features are offered as cost options, such as the foldable and removable front passenger seat. The diesel-powered variants are the most economically viable options. The car is a 5-door hatchback and sports a 2.0 litre engine.

Mercedes C-Class

The Mercedes C-Class is a medium executive car that has been on the market since 1993.

The Mercedes C-Class is very appealing thanks to its sporty look and trendy yet functional hatch. The car delivers a smooth and refined ride but is limited on its passenger carrying capabilities. The C-Class is currently in its third generation. The current model is available as a 5-door hatchback or as a 4-door saloon.

The C-Class is a premium car and comes with a high price tag. However, the price reflects the performance, style, comfort and sheer satisfaction of driving a Mercedes.

Mercedes CL

The Mercedes CL-Class is a luxury coupe. It has been in production since 1998 and is currently in its third generation.

The CL-Class sports a 5.5 litre V12 engine and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The car can accelerate from 0 – 60mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds, and tops out at over 150mph. The CL is a luxury car and comes with a high price tag, which is reflected in the incredible performance and comfort it delivers.

Mercedes CLC

The Mercedes-Benz CLC is a stylish medium executive car that still manages to offer a decent amount of room inside, while running costs are reasonable despite its prestige image.

The CLC comes with a choice of six engines – the 180K and 200K petrol engines, two diesels in the form of the 200 and 220 CDI oil burners, and two V6 variants, the 230 and 350. The car was produced as its own line up between 2008 and 2010.

In addition to providing a high level of comfort and performance, the CLC comes at a reasonable price compared with similar models.

Mercedes CLS

The Mercedes CLS is a large executive car currently in its second generation.

The car is a 4-door saloon that sports a 7-speed transmission, enabling it to reach speeds of over 150mph. Whilst not being ideal for families, the car is blessed with stunning aesthetics. The CLS has quality and class in abundance, but with these qualities come a high price and expensive running costs.

The CLS has been in production since 2004.

Mercedes E-Class

The Mercedes E-Class is a large executive car.

The model is available as a 4-door saloon and as a 2-door coupe. The E-Class exterior boasts clean lines and has a very appealing look. This car is often seen as a choice for mature buyers who aren’t looking for anything risky or exciting. The E-Class delivers a very comfortable ride and comes complete with a high level of standard equipment.

Mercedes G-Class

The G-Class is a large 4x4 that has been in production since 1979.

The G-Class was first developed as a military vehicle, before it was offered in 1979 as a civilian version.

The current model has been on the market since 1990.

Mercedes GL-Class

The Mercedes GL-Class is a large 4x4.

The car has been in production since 2006. The car can seat 7 people comfortably and makes for a smooth drive. However, the GL-Class is expensive to purchase. The options can quickly add up and increase an already high purchase price. The diesel engine option will offer some relief in the form of fuel savings.

The current model sports a 7-speed transmission and a V8 engine available as a 3 litre, 4 litre, 4.7 litre or 5.5 litre.

Mercedes M-Class

The Mercedes M-Class is a medium-sized 4x4 that has been in production since 1997.

The car has been in its third generation since 2011. Whilst maintaining modern aesthetics and the latest technology, the M-Class has focused on comfort and succeeds in providing an enjoyable on- and off-road experience.

Moreover, the car is very spacious and makes for a great family car, although expensive with poor fuel economy.

Mercedes GL-Class

The GL-Class is a large seven-seater off-roader that has been in production since 2007. Currently in its second generation, the GL is comfortable, great off road and spacious. However, it's absolutely enormous, thirsty and a touch brash.

Mercedes R-Class

The R-Class is a large MPV that has been in production since 2005. The R-Class is a premium MPV with a stunning exterior look that has a perfect balance of sport and class. In addition to making a fantastic family car, seating six people comfortably, the vehicle sports a V8 engine and a 7-speed transmission.

Mercedes S-Class

The Mercedes S-Class is a large luxury saloon.

The S-Class is sophisticated and embodies the principals that have come to make Mercedes such a popular and successful brand. The car boasts quality build and head-turning good looks.

The car first originated in 1954, and the current model has been in production since 2006. A wide range of engines are available, petrol and diesel. The S-Class delivers a superb driving experience with excellent handling, and can top out at over 150mph.

Mercedes SL-Class

The Mercedes SL-Class is a large luxury car, very similar to the S-Class. Like the S-Class, it has been in production since 1954. The first model featured iconic gullwing doors.

The Mercedes SL provides a fast and very stylish mode of transportation. The car’s level of comfort is rarely matched by competitors. The SL comes with a variety of engine choices.

Mercedes SLK

The Mercedes SLK is a luxury sports car that is available as a 2-door coupe and 2-door cabriolet. The model is currently in its third generation and has been in production since 1996. The SLK is an expensive car to buy and run, but buyers will not be disappointed. The aesthetics of the car are second to none and the revised suspension provides excellent control and grip. The cars brakes have also been enhanced for optimum results.

Mercedes SLS

The Mercedes SLS is a luxury supercar that has been in production since 2010. The SLS is available as a coupe and as a roadster, and sports stunning gullwing doors.

The car is incredibly fast, and can accelerate from 0 – 60mph in less than 4 seconds. It tops out at an impressive 197mph.

Mercedes Viano

The Viano is a large MPV that can seat 8 people.

The car provides excellent value for money, considering the passenger space. The Viano is a practical and versatile car that will serve as a great vehicle for large families. It has been in production since 2004.

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