Absolute attention to detail – this is a key message we took away from the recent digital premiere of the brand-new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
The gentle progress
Ahh, the carefree days of early adulthood. My memories include Brollocks, Terrace, Bohemia, Mavericks and other Stellenbosch places but are dominated by the cars I came into contact with back then. One of them was a then-new Mercedes C180 and almost 20 years later I finally got a chance to test one of its direct descendants in earnest.
Yoh, that’s pretty. How much does it cost?
You need to know: Three times. That’s how often I got asked about this car’s price in less than 12 hours. A lot of that may be down to this press unit’s striking combination of black metallic paint, sleek light clusters on every corner, pincushion Mercedes radiator grill, pale beige interior and AMG Line goodies.
Interested in this new top-of-the-range model from Mercedes-Benz? You’ll be glad to know that it comes with an amazing set of ancestors – some of which now cost more than a new one!
A hyped-up new bakkie, lots of details in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: Mercedes is apparently back-paddling and emergency-meeting the living daylights out of themselves because of the X-Class. No matter what they do, no matter what anyone says or writes, all people remember is that it’s based on a Nissan. Navara with mascara. And nothing, nothing else matters.
Ein heiß-erwarteter Bakkie, viele Details in kurzen Absätzen.
Was Sie wissen sollten: Mercedes ist scheinbar am rückwärtsrudern und Notfall-Treffen wegen der neuen X-Klasse. Egal was sie tun, egal was irgendjemand sagt oder schreibt, alle Menschen erwähnen nur, daß sie auf einem Nissan basiert. Navara mit Mascara. Und nichts, nichts anderes zählt.
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.
The bang bus
As our first launch report for 2016, it’s only fitting that it should start with a bang. Bang for your buck, that is. In a market where small city runabouts long surpassed six figures and compact luxury sedans are pushing half a bar, it’s great to know that Hyundai’s updated H1 bus range represents excellent value.