2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4MATIC – Road Test

2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4MATIC, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.orgAfter years of procrastinating, I finally stopped by Oakville Mercedes-Benz to see my friend Steve Jones and take him up on his offer to go out on a test drive in one of his cars. I have no idea why I took so long to get around to it, but after today’s trip – it won’t be long before I’m back at his door begging for another test drive!! I let Steve chose the car, because after all who would better know about them than a top salesman and AMG Specialist? Continue reading

Road Test Special: The Mercedes-Benz Museum – Stuttgart, Germany

© 2013 Iain Shankland

Travelling to Stuttgart from any part of Germany is easy, thanks to the excellent autobahn and rail system.  On our most recent visit we took in the very impressive Mercedes-Benz Museum.

As you walk up to the front doors of the museum your anticipation grows for what lies inside the great glass building, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.   It doesn’t matter if you are a car enthusiast or not – there’s plenty of interesting barrier-free displays to keep adults and children occupied for hours. Displays are in German as well as English, and guided tours are presented in an abundance of languages thanks to the (included) portable self-guided tour device with headphones. For a very reasonable €8 (children are €4) you get hours of enjoyment, a self-guided tour and a nifty Mercedes-Benz lanyard as a souvenir – not bad at all! ( €1 is approximately $1.35 Cdn) Continue reading

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class establishes new segment

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA, Road-Test.org

Stuttgart, Jan 14, 2013- The CLA is set to establish a new segment, with world-leading aerodynamics, avant-garde coupé design and available 4MATIC™ all wheel drive. As a new four-door coupé, it follows the idea of the CLS, whose design concept has spawned more than its fair share of imitators since its debut in 2003.

“We aim to reach new target groups with the CLA – including those who never intended driving a Mercedes.” 
 – Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales and Marketing 

“The response to the Concept Style Coupé was overwhelming. The most frequent comment by far was ‘Please put this car into series production.’ That’s precisely what we are doing now,” notes Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management at Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The CLA is a car that does not confuse ‘middle range’ with ‘middling quality’. Its sporty design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brand.” Continue reading

smart ebike


A pioneer of local emission-free electric mobility, smart is continuing to redefine urban transportation by expanding its e-product portfolio with the smart ebike.  Straightforward operation, a low weight, excellent ergonomics and a practical stowage space concept all contribute to making the smart ebike a fun to ride intelligent mobility solution.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG



The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG sets new benchmarks for performance, exclusivity and efficiency in its segment. The basis for the exemplary fuel consumption and top-class performance is provided by the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine, and the vehicle’s dynamic handling has been further enhanced with the newly developed ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM that provides active roll stabilization.

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