100 Hot Cars

Just Car Blog

27-Year Old Mercedes 560 SEL Is Still An Impressively Comfortable Cruiser 20
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Film, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, reviews, video on 01 20th, 2018

Back when the Mercedes S-Class didn't feature any V12 units, let alone AMG power, the 560 SEL was the top dog in the range.
Read more »

Mercedes S-Class To Get Level 3 Autonomous Driving Technology In 2020 18
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Autonomous, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Reports on 01 18th, 2018

Autonomous driving technology is becoming a key differentiator in the premium luxury market and Audi took an early lead when it introduced the all-new A8 with a Level 3 semi-autonomous driving system.
Read more »

Mercedes Recalls Include AMG GT, G550 4×4², Maybach S600 & More 7
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLE, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 7th, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has issued four recall campaigns in the United States all at once, covering a wide array of vehicles for issues ranging from door locks to headlights.

The largest among them covers an estimated 8,700 vehicles from the GLE, GLS, and S-Class ranges – including AMG models and even the Maybach S600 – all 2017 and 2018 models.

They’re being recalled for a problem with the latches on their left-rear passenger doors, which may not lock properly. Each will have to be inspected by a local technician and potentially have those lock mechanisms replaced.

The next largest recall affects 8,134 examples of the GLC, which simply need to have their headlights checked and possibly readjusted. Another 432 examples of the G550 (including the 4×4²) whose power brakes may not be working properly. Finally ten examples of the AMG GT equipped with the optional AMG Performance Seats will need to either have software for their passenger airbags updated or the passenger seat cushion replaced.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all four campaigns will kick off this month, though the parts for the G-Class and AMG GT are expected to take another month or two to arrive before they can be fitted.

Photo Gallery

Mercedes Tries To Sweet Talk Us Into Loving The 2018 S-Class 3
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Film, Gadgets, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 3rd, 2018

Since unveiling the updated 2018 S-Class during last year’s Shanghai Auto Show, Mercedes hasn’t shied away from using as many superlatives as possible to describe it.

Even though the exterior didn’t undergo any major changes, the 2018 S-Class does feature a more aggressive front bumper, new headlights, a new radiator grille and darkened taillights with new LEDs at the rear.

Inside, it has a sportier, flat-bottom steering wheel (with touch-sensitive controls), an updated sound system, wireless charging, updated displays, plus the industry-first ENERGIZING Comfort feature, tailored to create a bespoke environment.

Another major selling point is made up of various semi-autonomous functions, such as Remote Parking Assist, Active Proximity Assist, Steer Assist, Lane Change Assist and Emergency Stop Assist.

When it comes to driving the S-Class, The 612 PS 4.0-liter biturbo V8 powering the S63 4MATIC+ should thrill just about anybody. In a straight line, it will take you from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds, or 0-60 in 3.4 sec.


BMW M760Li Has The Audacity To Take On Mercedes-AMG’s Mighty S63 24
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 24th, 2017

The BMW M760Li xDrive isn’t the M7 people have been waiting to happen for years, but it is still exceptionally fast. So fast, in fact, that it can actually challenge a Mercedes-AMG S63 in a straight-line.

AutoTopNL recently had the chance to drive the duo side-by-side on the Autobahn and have synced runs of the two luxury super sedans accelerating up to 315 km/h (196 mph).

What makes the range-topping 7-Series such a formidable rival is its twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 that pumps out 592 hp at 5500 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm. Additionally, it features an M-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.

Surprisingly, the M760Li is not that far behind the mighty S63 AMG that, with 603 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, clearly has the upper hand when it comes to performance. Even so, throughout most of the run, it’s within 5-10 km/h of its performance-focused foe from Stuttgart. Not bad for something that’s not a true M car.


Mercedes S350d And BMW 730d Luxo-Diesel Sprint Test Reveals Similarities 19
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, diesel, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 19th, 2017

In certain parts of the world, buying into either the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range, or the BMW 7-Series range, means opting for a base diesel version.

In both cases, you’d be looking at 3.0-liter inline-six engines, producing 265 PS (261 HP) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque in favor of the 7-Series, and 286 PS (282 HP) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque in favor of the S-Class.

According to AutoTopNL, this race is between a 730d that gets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds and an S350d that needs just 5.8 seconds, which means it’s actually the 4MATIC version.

Either way, the BMW 730d is the lighter car here, regardless of whether or not the S350d is wearing its heavy, yet useful all-wheel drive suit. Now, while there are slight differences to observe, you’ll find that these two models are remarkably similar when it comes to accelerating in a straight line.

So whichever one you may be driving, we reckon it should handle various workloads just as well as its rival.


Facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class Gets A Discreet Makeover From Lorinser 16
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Lorinser, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, tuning on 12 16th, 2017

Mercedes has given the S-Class a facelift earlier this year, which consisted of a few exterior changes, an even more luxurious interior and semi-autonomous driving tech.

Businessmen would call that very close to perfection, and most wouldn’t change a thing to Stuttgart’s executive saloon, but Lorinser believe that the latest iteration S-Class would look better with a few extras.

Their kit is very discreet, though, and you would probably need to see it next to the standard version to tell the differences. Nevertheless, the tuning house adds a new front lip, side skirts that can be made from carbon fiber on request, front fender vents, a decklid spoiler, roof wing, and carbon fiber side mirror caps.

The Lorinser-tuned S-Class also gets new wheels, double tailpipes at the rear, and a lowering module, whereas the special sill entrance panels and floor mats round up the list of updates.

We don’t know how much the German tuning company is asking for these parts, so interested parties will have to contact them to find out.


$830k For A Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Is Quite A Stretch 3
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Maybach, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, used cars on 12 3rd, 2017

For most of us, a “regular” Mercedes-Benz S-Class would be more than sufficiently accommodating and luxurious. But that’s just the starting point, as above the standard S-Class there is the Maybach version, and above that, the Pullman. And there just happens to be one up for sale.

Daimler’s flagship sedan, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman measures over 21 feet long, making it longer than the extended-wheelbase versions of the Bentley Mulsanne and Rolls-Royce Phantom and putting it in the same league as the Mulliner Grand Limousine.

According to Carlink International, the Dutch dealer listing this example on JamesEdition, only six examples were made, and this is the only one currently available for sale. It’s done up in black and sports a beige interior, with just about every option in the book thrown in. So, as you might have guessed, it’s not exactly cheap.

The asking price of €697,480 works out to about $830k at current exchange rates. For that kind of scratch, you could just about get yourself a fleet of ten base S-Class sedans, or five “ordinary” Maybachs. For our part, we’d gladly take just one Maybach S-Class in which to be chauffeured around, and spend the rest on a supercar for the weekends. The truth is, though, that anyone who would even consider a limousine so opulent as this doesn’t have to choose between one or the other…

Photo Gallery

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift: Still The Best Car In The World? 21
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, UK, video on 11 21st, 2017

The bid daddy of Mercedes has been thoroughly updated for MY2018 with new tech and powertrains but is this enough to fend off challengers in the luxury segment?

The German company kept visual changes to a minimum, with redesigned LED lights, a new radiator grille and bumpers being the main differences but the mechanical part of the update is a whole different story.

That’s because the new Mercedes S-Class is the company’s first model to feature their all-new straight-six powertrains, both in petrol and in diesel formats.

The 3.0-liter petrol engine can be found in the S 450 and S 500 models, producing 367hp and 435hp respectively. As for the 3.0-liter diesel unit, the figures are 286hp/442lb-ft for the S 350d and 340hp/516lb-ft for the S 400d. All models use the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, bar the V12 models.

The adoption of the 48-volt electrical architecture also makes the S-Class compatible with a range of cutting-edge driver assistance features, including a semi-autonomous function.

The lovely interior mixes luxury and technology in a very impressive way, featuring a pair of new 12.3-inch digital displays that are housed under the same glass panel while the new steering wheel offers better ergonomics thanks to its touch-sensitive controls.

For many the Mercedes S-Class is the best automobile in the world but is this true for the latest model? Let’s find out what Carwow and Mat Watson have to say about it.


Watch The 900 HP Brabus Rocket Launch And Nudge 350 Km/h! 19
Posted by Brad Anderson in brabus, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 19th, 2017

Once upon a time, it was unheard of for a production car to do over 200 mph. Fortunately, we live in rapidly changing times and the 200-mph barrier is almost considered a benchmark which supercars and high-end sports cars must reach.

However, what is arguably more impressive than a two-door coupe reaching such speeds is a heavy luxury sedan doing the same, just like the latest Brabus Rocket 900.

As the name of the car implies, there is 900 HP on tap from the extensively modified twin-turbo 6.3-liter V12 engine and during a recent high-speed run, the super sedan reached an incredible 347 km/h (215 mph) and looked like it had even more speed in its back pocket.


Emirates Taps Jeremy Clarkson To Promote S-Class Inspired First Class Cabins 13
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Airplane, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 13th, 2017

Flying can be a stressful experience so Emirates Airline has enlisted the help of Mercedes-Benz to create a relaxing first class cabin which draws inspiration from the S-Class.

According to Mercedes, the partnership began in 2014 when teams from both companies meet each other in England and discussed the latest design trends and innovations. The aircraft interior designers were particularly impressed with the new S-Class and decided to incorporate some of its ideas and features into the first class cabins of its Boeing 777 fleet.

The end result has been designed to set “new standards in the aviation industry in terms of luxury and comfort.” As part of this initiative, Emirates offers a fully enclosed first class suite which is spacious and offers unrivaled levels of privacy. Mercedes says the materials, workmanship, and controls were all inspired by the S-Class and they build on other innovations such as virtual windows and reclining zero-gravity seats.

As part of the partnership, passengers who are flying in the new first class cabins can be chauffeured to and from the Dubai airport in an S-Class.

In a statement, Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark said “We are extremely delighted with our new suite, which offers unprecedented levels of privacy, comfort and luxury. Our cooperation with Mercedes-Benz brings together two global brands, both of which stand for innovation, quality, luxury and comfort.”


Photo Gallery

Maybach S650 Not Enough? Check Out The New Brabus 900 12
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Maybach, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, tuning on 11 12th, 2017

Mercedes recently upgraded its top-of-the-line Maybach S-Class sedan with the twin-turbo V12 from the AMG S65, giving the big limousine all the power and torque that you could ask for. Still, there are some who may want even more. And for those individuals, there’s Brabus.

The Benz tuner extraordinaire has released a new series of modifications for the updated S-Class, chief among them the Maybach S650 – which Brabus has cranked up to 888 horsepower.

To get there, Brabus bored out the engine from 6.0 liters to 6.3 and fitted new turbochargers, crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, and exhaust system. To go with the engine enhancements, it’s also offering a full array of visual and aerodynamic upgrades, as well as an interior customized to the buyer’s taste.

The headline figure here, though, is a 0-62 time of just 3.7 seconds (limited largely by the traction of the rear driven wheels) and a top speed in excess of 217 miles per hour. Not bad for a sedan weighing the better part of three tons.

Brabus will apply the same upgrades to the “standard” S600 and the AMG S65 which share the same engine architecture. But if that all seems like too much to handle, it’s also released performance upgrades for the (relatively) smaller engines on offer. It’ll tune the S560 up to 650 hp and the AMG S63 to 691 hp. With four-wheel traction (and a lighter engine), we wouldn’t be surprised to see the latter version achieve even more impressive performance.

Photo Gallery

Strange Mercedes S-Classes Spied With Flared Wheel Arches 3
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 3rd, 2017

It’s not unusual for car manufacturers to test weird and wacky creations with no intention of turning them into production cars, but these two Mercedes-Benz S500s have caught our attention.

For the most part, the two prototypes seen secured on a transport truck, appear like any other S-Class. However, on further inspection, you’ll notice that both have been equipped with flared wheel arches which resemble something you’d see from Liberty Walk, not Mercedes-Benz.

It is difficult to know what the German automaker is working on but it is possible that these fenders have been fitted to help the car accommodate a set of wider wheels. If that’s the case, then it is possible that they offer an early taste of a future S-Class AMG model, potentially a straight-six model dubbed the S43 AMG.

What is also interesting about the two prototypes is that they’re based around the pre-facelift S-Class and could, therefore, be leftover mules from testing of the updated S-Class.

Do you have any thoughts about the prototypes? Let us know below!


Mercedes’ “King Of The City Jungle” Spot Is All Types Of Awesome 16
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in commercials, Funny, mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Videos, video on 10 16th, 2017

Since the lion is the so-called king of the jungle, leave it to Mercedes-Benz to find a way to use that notion to their benefit in this latest 2018 S-Class spot.
Read more »

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Priced From Under $91k 6
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes S65 AMG, Reports on 10 6th, 2017

Pricing details for the facelifted 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class have just been announced and despite the selection of upgrades made to the refreshed model, the entry-level model actually costs a little less than the outgoing car.
Read more »