The artist formerly known as ML or M-Class can now be found in an even more refined state called GLE. I test-drove the big turbo-diesel 400d model.
Why is it always the poor Volvos we compare to other vehicles? We at NamWheels believe that they offer such refreshing alternatives to those regular market dominators that direct comparisons are absolutely necessary.
What does M100 mean and what’s the difference between a W202 and an S202? Below you will find most of the Mercedes-Benz body designations and model codes…
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?
The right ingredients
Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneering brand from day one of the car and it’s not often that this German outfit is caught napping. Perhaps they were dozing slightly when sales figures of medium-sized luxury SUV’s shot skywards; led by the BMW X3 and Audi’s Q5. Mercedes’ answer, the GLC, only arrived last year.
IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd
2015 was ‘The Year of the SUV’ for Mercedes-Benz as they introduced new models to their already extensive SUV range. This refreshed SUV range includes four all-new additions to the extensive SUV range from Mercedes-Benz – the sporty GLA, the luxurious GLC, the stylish GLC Coupé and the sexy GLE Coupé – and the new-generation GLE and GLS model ranges.
Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?
Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.
Don’t worry, we also took a while to grasp what is going on here. Mercedes-Benz renamed most of their off-road vehicles, the Geländewagen lends its first letter (G) to all other off-roady Mercs from now on.
Die Namib (en Kalahari) se Plaaspadpioniers!
Mercedes-Benz van Suid-Afrika het so-pas ‘n wye en nuwe reeks viertrekmodelle losgelaat op die mees gepaste plek; plaaspaaie en rowwe, regte rowwe voetspoorpaaie in die Namib. Behalwe die hoekige, alombekende Geländewagen wat reeds in 1979 op die toneel verskyn het, en uiterlik nie maklik van die oer-model onderskei kan word nie, was daar die GLC koepee-tipe sportnutsvoertuig en ook die opvolger van die gewilde M-klas, die GLE.
So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.
Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.