Tested: 2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupé 

The fishtailing monster

Today I am writing to you from a secluded mountain cabin, mostly to avoid anyone bringing me another highly-strung, low-slung, high-power, low-profile tarmac monster. You see, I’ve just had a string of test cars which would fit perfectly into a top-trumps card pack – spearheaded by this Mercedes-AMG C63S Coupé.

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Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years

A record number of six awards

Stuttgart, 5 June 2018 – The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.

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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 E220d

I’m partial to Mercedes-Benz E-Classes, I have to admit that upfront. In fact, I’m privileged to own a ’99-model E430. Consequently, I’m either about to give the latest E-Class a very biased review, or I’m very well positioned to give my opinion on Merc’s latest release. You may choose.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz S500 Coupé

The better opulence

No sooner had the ink dried on my S65 and S63 AMG Coupé reviews and someone pitched up at my house with this S500 Coupé. Now; I’m not the sportiest person on the planet but I believe that getting three in a row – especially the only three models available – is called a hat trick or something.

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Tested: Mercedes-AMG GT S

The ridiculous treat

It’s early afternoon sometime in the late eighties and a young teenage version of the author is sitting on a Windhoek sidewalk near his school waiting for a parental pick-up. Suddenly a big white Mercedes roars into sight, stops at a nearby junction and disappears again with howling tyres and booming V8 thunder.

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Top 5: Crazy Rides

Let us guess. You are the kind of person who can identify most cars by their sound. You have seen every episode of Top Gear. You enjoy the smell of freshly-burned rubber. Petrol attendants start dancing when they see you coming and the local tyre retailer knows you by your first name. You need a list of cars that’ll excite you. You need this top5…

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Local Report: SPAR Beach Clean-Up

Henties Bay was just the starting point for this amazing local initiative…

Namibia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, its contrasting countryside attracting local and international tourists in their thousands. Unfortunately, some foul elements seem to think that the world is their garbage can and in Namibia it’s no more evident than at the beautiful coastline. One local hero Johan Mostert had enough of this…

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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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Tested: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupé

The opulent opportunity

It’s not often that we get the opportunity to review two top models of a brand and the AMG versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé certainly qualify for this description. A few months ago I reviewed the three million Dollar plus Bi-turbo V12 S65 AMG and now I’ve had a go in the slightly cheaper Bi-turbo V8 S63 AMG.

Read moreTested: Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupé