Some ten years before Henry Ford rolled his Quadricycle from his backyard shed, Karl Benz, Gottllieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach had driven down German roads at the wheel (or tiller) of their own self-propelled vehicles. Some 130 years later, those German initiatives are enveloped into what is now known as Mercedes-Benz automobiles, part of the Daimler-Benz conglomerate. What that long history provides to U.S. consumers is a consistent approach to car design, construction, sales and service. And while the carmaker has had moments in which its reach sometimes exceeded its grasp, generally the purchase of a Mercedes has provided long-term satisfaction along with historically high resale values.

On today's Mercedes showroom there is an almost confusing array of sedans, sports cars, crossovers and SUVs. With a toe in the near-luxury category Mercedes offers both the CLA sedan and GLA crossover. And while those entries hover around $30K, you can spend roughly $130K on a well-optioned S-Class sedan or SL sports car. 'Most fun' can be fluid, but there's a lot to like about AMG editions of the C-Class 4-door and coupe, along with - of course - the iconic SL and smaller SLK.


2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500
MSRP:
$39,995
Engine:
2.1L I-4
MPG:
N/A
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500XD
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500XD
MSRP:
$40,695
Engine:
2.1L I-4
MPG:
N/A
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
MSRP:
$38,695
Engine:
2.1L I-4
MPG:
N/A
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43
MSRP:
$60,400
Engine:
3.0L V-6
MPG:
19 City / 26 HWY
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
MSRP:
$60,650
Engine:
4.7L V-8
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
MSRP:
$39,500
Engine:
2.0L I-4
MPG:
24 City / 34 HWY
Mercedes will bring the beastly E63 S wagon to the States this fall

It'll do 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds with room for your friends and your stuff.
2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is a high-class hardtop

The coupe's beautifully B-pillar-free body will hit showrooms this summer.
Mercedes may produce batteries in China for a new plug-in platform

Sourcing the battery cells locally would cut costs and gain more headway in the rapidly-expanding Chinese market.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe is a high-class hardtop

The coupe's beautifully B-pillar-free body will hit showrooms this summer.
AMG's gateway drug | 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Quick Spin
We drive the new Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe, an offshoot of the C450 AMG Sport. It's powered by a twin-turbo V6 and has a new nine-speed automatic tuned by AMG.
Utility, luxury, and speed | 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon First Drive
We drive the newest Mercedes E-Class wagon and find a big, luxurious vehicle with a very powerful twin-turbo V6 and great manners.
When AMG becomes normal | 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive
The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 isn't quite a full-blown monster, but it's an extremely competent sport sedan with few vices.
Ferrari, Mercedes selling cars with faulty Takata airbags

Every Ferrari and a few Mercedes cars and vans are implicated.

The affected vehicles will be recalled by the end of 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT S recalled for potential driveshaft failure

Up to 135 2016 GT S sport coupes manufactured between June 1 and July 24, 2015, are affected.
German carmakers recall 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe

Recalls are coming and a government investigation is just beginning.

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