Sprint Review: Mercedes-Benz X250d bakkie

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.

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Schnellbericht: 2018 Mercedes-Benz X250d

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.

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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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Launch Report: 2016 Hyundai H1 update

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.

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Launch Report: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

The smoother coincidence

Recent events have shoved the giant car maker Volkswagen onto its back feet but the colossus is using this situation to leap up with new focus and new products. Although it’s probably coincidence, their timing couldn’t have been better to introduce the new-generation Passat in southern Africa.

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Launch Report: 2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The best bus?

Like most of its competitors, Mercedes-Benz is on a serious mission to build more and more models in an effort to offer their products in almost every market segment. They’ve also been fiddling with their range descriptions and the latest addition slots in at the end – this new V-Class.

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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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Launched: Hyundai H1 Multicab

The split shuttle

Monday, 23 January 2012, Kuils River. The glamorous honours of our first launch report for 2012 go to the decidedly unglamorous Hyundai H1 Multicab. Still, I encourage you to read on as this vehicle is big on space, big on versatility and big on value for money.

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Happy birthday, car!

Mercedes-Benz: 125 years of innovation

Don’t you just love birthdays? The cake, the presents, the smiles of loved ones. Do yourself a huge favour and go to the garage / driveway and wish your car a happy birthday, irrespective of what make it may be. Give it a wash, change its oil or just smile at it for a while.

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