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Mercedes-Benz Reviews

Although the Mercedes-Benz brand name wasn't used until 1926, the famed German car manufacturer can trace its roots all the way back to 1886, when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz (who had yet to become partners) each created early, working versions of the automobile. Today, the spirit of innovation and ingenuity that imbued those early designs has helped to make Mercedes-Benz one of the most prestigious automakers in the world. From sporty CLK convertibles to ultra-luxurious E-Class sedans, we've ridden and written about the finest vehicles that the premium badge has to offer. For in-depth information and expert opinions on a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models, check out our review list below.

NOVEMBER 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG

2015 GLA-Class
The GLA is a sporty and nimble new crossover based on the CLA-Class sedan. GLA250 models share the sedan's 208-horsepower turbocharged inline-4 and 7-speed dual clutch transmission. A GLA 45 AMG model offers serious performance with a 355-horsepower version of the same engine and standard all-wheel drive.

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NOVEMBER 2013

Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC
Boasting a turbo-diesel inline-4 that earns up to 42 mpg highway, the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC is an eco-friendly new addition to the German brand's notoriously fuel-thirsty E-Class.

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC



JULY 2013

A front view of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster
Jetting from 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds, this super-fast, turbocharged two-seat convertible was made for high-speed drives to nowhere in particular.


DECEMBER 2012

Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe
This sporty, value-oriented luxury coupe offers V6-like performance thanks to its thrifty, turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-4 with direct injection. Offering 229 lb-ft of torque, the C250 Coupe is a quick, athletic car with a lively feel when blasting around sharp bends.

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 Coupe



AUGUST 2012

A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550

Mercedes-Benz ML550
This V8-powered luxury SUV may look pretty; however, behind its stylish sheet metal and high-tech accoutrements is a high-performance, off-road-ready automobile.


JANUARY 2011

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Combining top-of-the-line accoutrements with an efficient yet powerful V6 mild-hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid is the rare full-size sedan that is both luxurious and eco-friendly.

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid



OCTOBER 2011

A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS550

Mercedes-Benz CLS550
Featuring a sizable 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and sweeping lines that recall those of a coupe, this long and luxurious 4-door sports car may be big, but it beats with the heart (and horsepower) of a racer.


AUGUST 2011

Mercedes-Benz SLK350
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 comes ready to play with a throaty 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 that supplies a healthy 302 horses. Inside the comfortable two-passenger cabin, a booming eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth audio streaming and HD radio provide the perfect soundtrack to your top-down travels.

A front view of a red 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350



JULY 2011

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon

Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon
With a spacious cabin that comfortably seats seven, this luxury wagon is an ideal family vehicle for those looking for both comfort and versatility. Loaded with advanced safety features, the E350 is designed to keep busy parents alert — even after a long day of running errands.


JULY 2010

Mercedes-Benz SL550
This refined roadster gives drivers the best of both worlds with its unmatched mixture of sports performance and passenger-pleasing comfort. Providing a smooth ride along with plenty of luxury accoutrements like Mercedes' advanced Airscarf heating system, the SL550 is built for high-class, high-performance fun.

A side view of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550


JUNE 2010

An aerial view of a red 2011 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet
This stylish and smartly-designed luxury cabriolet provides a posh drop-top experience that can be enjoyed all-year long thanks to intelligent features like the AirCap automatic wind blocker and a sturdy cloth top that can be operated while driving.


MAY 2010

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG—the first car developed from the ground up by the maker's AMG subsidiary—blends retro styling with high-performance engineering to create a super fun supercar worthy of the elite SL title.

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG


APRIL 2010

A side view of a Mars Red 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63

Mercedes-Benz C63
This high performance sports sedan, loaded with a hand-built 6.2-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine, cranks out an astounding (and barely legal) 420 horsepower that is sure to satisfy all of your high-speed Formula 1 fantasies.


FEBRUARY 2010

Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID Sedan
Combining an innovative hybrid engine design with the legendary power and performance that has made the S-Class a favorite amongst automobile aficionados, the S400 HYBRID is a fuel efficient, eco-friendly option for luxury lovers with a conscience.

A side view of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID Sedan


AUGUST 2009

A three-quarter front view of a white 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550

Mercedes-Benz E550
Now in its ninth generation, this angular and roomy mid-size luxury sedan is packed with tech and safety features, including a standard driver drowsiness-alert system. A 5.5-liter V8 engine (and independent suspension with AIRMATIC) gives this rear-wheel-drive car an assuredly dynamic presence on the road.


JULY 2008

Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC
Part of Mercedes-Benz’s next big release, the GLK-class, this anticipated luxe crossover is powered by a 268 hp V6 and boasts a top speed of 143 mph. The cozy SUV also features 4MATIC all-wheel drive, all-wheel ventilated disc brakes and a seven-speed automatic transmission.

A side view of a white 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC


MAY 2008

A front view of a red 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG by Los Angeles' Griffith Park Observatory

Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG
This sporty rear-wheel drive roadster comes with a power retractable hardtop, 518 hp V8 engine, and AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7-speed automatic transmission, which provides for up to 35 percent faster gear changes than traditional transmissions.


FEBRUARY 2008

Mercedes-Benz CL550
More than road-worthy with its powerful 5.5-liter V8 engine, this two-door coupe screams luxury with a sleek body and an elegant leather interior. This cruiser also contains a variety of technological innovations to boot, including a night vision system and massaging seats.

Mercedes-Benz CL550


JANUARY 2008

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Cabriolet Sporting an insulated triple-layer soft top and heated rear window, this stylish convertible makes driving fun even during rainy and cold weather. With its seven-speed automatic transmission paired with a 3.5L V-6 engine packing 268 hp, the German import has plenty of power for demanding drivers.


JULY 2007

Mercedes-Benz E320 BlueTec
The days of noisy, slow and sooty diesel engines are gone. Say hello to the E320, an elegant car that's sure to save you a pretty penny at the pump.

E320 BlueTec


JUNE 2007

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport

Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport
This luxurious sport sedan provides plenty of speed and safety, and offers more standard features than its Mercedes siblings.

JULY 2006

Mercedes-Benz E550
The mid-life redesign of Mercedes' popular E-class sees the requisite power increase and exterior changes to keep the look fresh and modern. A variety of styling cues and safety features have been borrowed from the new S-class.



JUNE 2006

Mercedes-Benz CLK350
This beautifully crafted four-seat drop top coddles its passengers with soft leather, burl walnut trim, fully automatic roof and harman/kardon LOGIC7 surround sound stereo. It's not bad to look at, either.

APRIL 2006

Mercedes-Benz SLK280
Although not as quick as the SLK350, Mercedes' entry level roadster still boasts quick moves and the marvelous retractable hard-top that's still a treat to behold.



MARCH 2006

Mercedes-Benz C350
With more power on tap, Mercedes dials up the performance to keep up with the new BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS 350.


FEBRUARY 2006

Mercedes-Benz GL450
With room for seven people, the new GL450 is Mercedes-Benz's first foray into the full-size SUV market. Strong V8 power, good looks and quality interior highlight the largest Benz.



JANUARY 2006

Mercedes-Benz S550
You wouldn't expect anything less than top-of-the-line luxury, safety and comfort from the ninth generation S-class. You're in luck as it is exactly what this new evolution delivers.


SEPTEMBER 2005

Mercedes-Benz E350
Any car can get one from point A to point B, but is it going to be in style? Besides its smart design both inside and out, the new 2006 E350 is sure to please those looking for both luxuries and comfort in their ride.



JULY 2005

Mercedes-Benz CLS500
It takes a bit of getting used to when you first look at it. You even wonder, can this be a Benz? Let us reassure you, it grows on you, and you will get attached to it (or vice versa) since it feels very much like a cockpit where a driver fits snugly.


MAY 2005

Mercedes-Benz ML350
From a redesigned exterior styling all the way to cupholders on the center console, the Stuttgart manufacturer has a completely new vehicle than its seven-year-old predecessor. With options galore to personalize it, the new ML350 is sure to have anything one could want in an SUV.



FEBRUARY 2005

Mercedes-Benz SLK350
Shaquille O’Neals and Peyton Mannings need not apply, as the interior is quite confined. But once you settle into the cockpit, get ready for some fun and serious driving. With a good power-to-weight ratio, this baby is ready to fly—and that could be a challenge with regards to road policing authorities.


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