Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz’s GLB SUV and CLA Sedan

Comparing contrasting vehicles, both with plenty of impressive qualities

In order to concurrently keep up with and set themselves apart from competitors, Mercedes-Benz employs a somewhat shotgun approach, with lots of cars starting in the mid-to-high $30K range. Their newest being the seven-passenger GLB SUV, built on the same platform as the brand’s CLA—which first debuted in 2013. The brand is going after younger buyers with the $38,600 250 4Matic GLB, an ideal car …

LA Auto Show: How Mercedes-Benz’s Current Design Philosophy References the Retro

The carmaker looks back in order to look to the future

The Vision Mercedes Simplex concept will never be made into a production car. One can tell simply by looking at it: it’s a replication of a car that the world first saw in 1902. If Mercedes-Benz has no interest in traveling back in time, then why bother making a concept like this? Stefan Lamm, VP of advanced design in North America, explains that it began …

Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63

We drive the atypical SUV through Amenia in upstate New York

The first clue that the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 differs from most other SUVs appears at the first intersection we arrive at after leaving the 250-year-old Troutbeck Inn in Amenia, NY. As the S version we’re in approaches the corner, a front camera view of the road appears on the center display screen with the name of the street ahead overlaid in blue, …