Tested: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+  

The absurd nerves

Beginning of this week I picked up my new driver’s license; well, the umpteenth re-issue of a document which is almost 25 years old and in severe danger of being taken away. Forever. You see, I’ve been driving the new Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ and it’s completely and utterly insane.

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C43 AMG: old vs new

W202 vs C205

I appear to have some magical and completely spontaneous connection with Edinburgh. My sister-in-law stems from the Kingdom of Fife, my wife has a few roots there and also found her business niche in the Scottish capital, and as far as I can tell, my third-youngest cousin has mastered just about every course offered by the city’s university.

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Sprint Review: Mercedes-Benz GLA220d 4Matic AMG Line

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Mercedes-Benz is not just the oldest car maker in the world, it’s also one of the most dynamic brands. A few decades ago they built boring beige tanks for your grandma, now they cater to our ever-accelerating desire for individuality, instant gratification and ego-boosting experiences. 

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Launched: Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift

Be Young

Presented in 2013 for the first time, the GLA was introduced as a new compact SUV range to the A-class Mercedes line-up. Becoming considerably popular in China, USA, Germany and Great Britain, the manufacturer has made quite an impact as the GLA proves relatively small from the outside, yet is spacious in design. Combined with the versatility of the model on any terrain, it is understandable that Mercedes have sold over 2 million if these models. Four years after the first GLA was launched, what can you expect from the new GLA facelift? Is it worth it and has the GLA range undergone considerable changes?

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Launched: Alfa Romeo Giulia

Bellissima! We drive Alfa’s gorgeous new Giulia.

South Africans and Namibians have both had a long-lasting love affair with Alfa Romeo’s delectable Giulia. The passionate relationship (for Alfisti, at least) started 55 years ago when the original Giulia, the Tipo 105 Berlina, and its subsequent sub-types became the first Alfa model range to be built in South Africa in substantial numbers.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz C220d Cabriolet

A Diesel cabrio?

For today’s review I could tell you all sorts of things which nobody cares about. Horsepower, airbag count, none of these matters. Perhaps they would for another vehicle but not the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet. All you need to hear – because you already know it – is how achingly pretty it is.

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Tested: Mercedes-AMG SL 63

The almighty acceleration

The name Mercedes-Benz has always stood for luxurious automobiles and within their own pecking order, the letters “SL” tend to crown most price lists. Although slightly removed from the original abbreviation (Sporty and Light), there are few cars on the market with an illustrious heritage like the Mercedes SL.

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Lineage: AMG C-Class

The satin sledgehammers

A recent purchase by one of our staff members has spurred us on to finally delve into the history of certain performance cars. But don’t worry – we shall use this opportunity to cover other brands, genres and eras as well. In fact, why don’t you drop us a line and tell us which car’s history you’d like to see?

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLS350d

The enormous pick

Do you enjoy things on a large scale, like a house which can easily be converted to a hotel? You know, with guest toilets that could house a double bed. Are there areas of your property which you’ve never been to? If this describes your lifestyle, you either have or need to get a Mercedes-Benz GLS350d.

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