Tested: Mercedes-Benz CLS400

The new Eleanor

I finally met Eleanor – my automotive unicorn. No, she isn’t a grey Mustang but, much like in the modern Gone in Sixty Seconds movie, this car has given me a proper runaround. With three cancelled bookings and a premature departure from my house, I now know that my Eleanor is a Mercedes-Benz CLS400.

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Top 5: Range Runners

So you live in Outjo but work in Gobabis?

Don’t fear, we’ve made a list of cars that can go the furthest on one filling of the tank. You know, when the attendant does that whole click-click nozzle trick. Of course we need to remind you that these figures are based on claimed consumption and tank figures, your results may vary and depend on driving style, load and prevailing conditions. If you’re a high miler though, this list is a good start.

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Top 5: Sound Systems  

Today we are counting down the list of thee most impressive sound systems we’ve ever heard in a car. Please note that this excludes any aftermarket SPL monster installs because our friend Jonas with his speaker-drenched Citi Golf Designa would knock everyone off this page and make you deaf.

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Sprint Review: Mercedes-Benz C220 BlueTEC

One new car, lots of short paragraphs

What you need to know: The new C-Class was introduced earlier this year so this car commands a lot of attention. It’s available with turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel engines, of which this is the smaller one. What you concede in performance, you’ll make up in fuel savings. Mercedes claims 4.3L/100km.

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Bekendstelling: Mercedes-Benz se nuwe 2014 C-Klas

In ‘n Klas van sy Eie

Met die onlangse bekendstelling deur Mercedes-Benz Suid-Afrika (MBSA) van sy nuwe C-klas modelle, wat plaaslik gebou word, het Mercedes se ingenieurs weereens bewys dat hulle nie skroom om bestaande grense te toets en die doelpale te verskuif nie.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC

The best goodies

Most successful people and businesses will tell you that it’s harder to stay at the top than it is getting there. That’s exactly what I tried to determine when a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, this dark grey metallic S350 BlueTEC, wafted into my life for a week. Is the best still the best?

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Launched: Mercedes-Benz S-Class [2013]

The phenomenal change

The best car in the world. Although Mercedes-Benz South Africa preferred to use the phrase “This changes everything” for their flagship model, the S-Class has long been the leader for pioneering technology. Most of what you discover here will trickle down to other cars in a few years.

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Launched: Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The fearsome monster

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most innovative automotive brands on the planet, never mind the oldest, so it’s rather surprising that they have a monster lurking in their pricelist. A rugged, uncompromising, almost backwards machine called (insert sounds of thunder) Der Geländewagen. 

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Tested: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC

The simple pace

Whether you subscribe to the idea of global warming or not, dwindling resources and exploding populations don’t exactly make for a rosy car future. So, irrespective of your (or my) views, the increased pace in automotive development is most welcome as it gives us cars like the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC.

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