Mercedes-Benz S Class News

Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less
Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less

It's long been tradition that big cars have big engines. But fuel-economy standards (in the US) and carbon emissions limits (in Europe) mean that even the big cars of tomorrow will have to use far less gasoline than they do today. One way they'll get there is by radically downsizing the engines...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: AMG Has Its Way in Shanghai

There's more word today from the 2009 Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz. This time, it's AMG that takes the mike, with twin versions of the subtly revamped S-Class. We told you about the 2010 S-Class' modified looks and interior and updated COMAND controller. For AMG's part, they're taking those...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with AMG sports package
Mercedes-Benz Offers AMG Sports Pack For S-Class, CL-Class

The good news: Mercedes-Benz is offering the same AMG sports package for 2009 S-Class and CL-Class models as it does for the E-Class and C-Class. That's a first. Hooray. Now, the bad news: despite AMG's position as the performance unit of Mercedes-Benz, the sports package is entirely cosmetic...Read More»

Rental Car Rally
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Sneak Peak, Rally For Rentals, And What Is Up With All These Pod Things?

  Looking for something fun to do this summer? How's about signing up for the annual Rental Car Rally, which will run this June from San Francisco to Yuma, Arizona. Clearly a race of a different sort, points are awarded for low odometer readings, team style, and "random tomfoolery" (e.g. getting...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Goes Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz will restyle the S-Class for the 2010 model year--and as it's been dangling out there for a couple of years, it's set to sell its first S-Class Hybrid sedans in the new model year, too. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid arrives with a new system that brings lithium-ion batteries to...Read More»

Repo Man
Madoff Employee Stuck With Mercedes-Benz S550

When explaining the difference between a schlemiel and a schlemazel, folks often use the analogy of two guys in a restaurant: the schlemiel is the guy who trips carrying a bowl of soup. The schlemazel is the guy who gets drenched. In which case, poor Craig Kugel is up to his eyeballs in borscht...Read More»

2009 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD
Mercedes-Benz Wins Award For First Lithium-Ion In Production Car

With the introduction of its S400 BlueHYBRID occurring this summer, Mercedes is set to become the first automaker to offer extremely efficient lithium-ion battery technology in a mass production passenger automobile. Significantly, Mercedes bathes the notoriously hot-running lithium-ion cells in...Read More»

Detroit Pissing in the D.C. Wind

Senior industry leaders are gathering in Washington, D.C. today for a meeting before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality. It helps to have a friendly face chairing the meeting, in Rep. John Dingell. The suburban-Detroit-based Democrat has long played interference in the House, helping...Read More»

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