For generations, the wholesome little Mazda MX-5 has largely owned the roadster market when it comes to low costs, piles of top-off fun, performance thrills through lightweight engineering, and fuel economy galore. With two seats, four cylinders, five or six manually-shifted gears, and no BS, the MX-5 is one of the world’s most successful sports
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled more than a million cars, SUVs and pickups after a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that a confusing shifter design has led to 41 injuries after drivers left their cars in gear when parking.
So far, the recall only applies to U.S. market models, but we expect Transp
For the 2016 model year, the least expensive Mercedes-Benz SLK sports car has been renamed the SLK 300 thanks to a new turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a new standard nine-speed automatic transmission which replaces the 1.8L turbo and standard six-speed manual or optional seven-speed automatic transmission of the outgoing SLK 250.
Transport Canada has announced a Mercedes-Benz recall to fix loose tie rods on a small number of 2016 model year roadsters.
The recall affects 15 examples of its SLK-Class roadster sold as 2016 models. The source of the problem are faulty rear tie rod lock nuts that could loosen and affect the alignment of one or both of the car's rear wheel
Some cars, as great as they are, just beg the question as to why they even exist.
Whether running on pure gas or hybrid, the S-Class is a vehicle worth every bit of its myth, and as far as I’m concerned, it can do no wrong.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a no-brainer. For decades now, the S-Class has been the go-to luxury sedan to serve a
In the realm of full-size luxury SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has always stood apart. Introduced for 2002 and with the second generation debuting for the 2013 model year, the GL – which has been given a mid-cycle refresh and renamed GLS for 2017 – is the sole German entry in the segment. Audi's Q7 is probably the nearest European rival, but i
Update (August 8, 2018): Vehicles up to recall 2018342 have been added. Update (January 11, 2018): Transport Canada, Mercedes-Benz add 11,064 cars to recall list. Update (January 10, 2018): Transport Canada, Toyota, Subaru add 142,353 cars to recall list. Update (January 6, 2017): Transport Canada, FCA add 1,166 vehicles to recall list. Up
Mercedes-Benz is adding four new models to its lineup this summer – well, kind of. Replacing the GLK and ML , the GLC and GLE plus “coupe” variants of each are poised to take the fight to Audi and BMW in this hotly contested luxury SUV market.
The drivetrain options are numerous, but the big news is an upcoming plug-in hybrid version of t
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – The electric car has ridden quite the wave. It was a pricey luxury item when it debuted around the turn of the 20th century, and later trickled down to mainstream makers. But now several premium manufacturers are getting in on the action, the latest being Mercedes-Benz and its new EQC.
Intended to be right there, ahead of
Alsace, France - As a replacement for the GLK mid-size SUV, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC has some big shoes to fill. That’s if you equate hoof size with sales success. Worldwide, Mercedes has moved over 650,000 GLKs since 2008, and it is the automaker’s best-selling SUV. In Canada, the GLK is Mercedes second most popular model (the majority being die
The Mercedes-Benz B 250, or simply the Mercedes-Benz B-Class , is a vehicle that I had never driven until now. Frankly, I have always tried to understand the appeal of this entry-level Benz, so maybe a week behind the wheel of a B 250 will finally allow me to solve the mystery of where the B-Class fits in the automotive landscape.
Automakers protect their secrets with a state department’s zeal. It’s not uncommon for us to sign embargo contracts, turn in our cameras, and have our cellphones sealed with opaque tape before being permitted to attend an advance product reveal.
While I can tell you what it was like to sit inside – the sight, the feel, and even the smell – I
Mallorca, Spain – The luxury roadster market may be small, but it is an important one, a status symbol, a toy and transportation that allows you to have an open air experience while enjoying high craftsmanship and attention to detail that makes you feel special. Because of the importance of this segment, Audi pulled out all the stops to give us a
CATALONIA, Spain – Nestled among the Pyrenean mountains in the north-east corner of Spain, Catalonia is a vibrant hub rich in artistic and political history dating back to the 11th century. Although it fell under Spain’s rule when absorbed by the Kingdom of Aragon in the 15th century, Catalan is a proud and distinct society that has spent the last
Several years ago, Mercedes-Benz ran an advertising campaign asking a target segment of the population a simple question. “Isn’t it about time,” Mercedes asked, that they considered parking one of the company’s luxurious, exclusive status symbols in their driveway?
If I remember correctly, at that time it still cost a major chunk to buy a Benz,