2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz A-Class AMG

The latest in Mercedes A-Class AMG, the A200 AMG Line boasts a gorgeous exterior with the classic AMG front bumper; large diffusers and chrome radiator pins, complemented by a sleek chrome splitter. 18 inch AMG alloy wheels finished in titanium grey are also complemented by a fluted side skirt – a neat aesthetic feature that we didn’t see in the previous SE models. The rear of the vehicle is equipped with two chunky exhausts at either side, underlined again by a chrome finisher. Meanwhile, the A Class’ new LED tail lights add a more pronounced and sharp dimension to the vehicle’s shape.

Inside the car contains a beautiful combination of high quality upholstery and advanced technology. With interiors finished in Artico and Dynamica, contrasting red stitching is in place across the seats, steering wheel and door cards, bringing out the best of the car’s longitudinal aluminium trim along the doors and into the centre console of the dashboard.

The integration of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) represents a defining feature for the car and is a first for the compact car market. This intuitive voice assistant is unified by two 7 inch touch screens which can pre-navigate journeys, incorporating live traffic information (all features are also accessible via the steering wheel’s touch pad). All of these features are unified by a totally customisable system, which includes an adjustable steering column, wing mirrors and seats – not to mention personalised ambient interior lighting, changeable by voice command.

The A Class’ advanced tech doesn’t end there. The vehicle’s impressive keyless locking system allows for instantaneous locking, whilst the intuitive stop-and-start function adds a layer of convenience and fuel conservation. The car’s unrivalled range of safety features are seen in the Traffic Sign Assist, Parking Assist and Attention Assist features, placing a significant focus on automation and nascent technology.

This is the fourth generation of Mercedes A-Class, and you can really feel that evolution in how the car drives. The car’s design is generous in the space it allows for passengers, with a boot space that is large and a significant improvement on previous models.

With the new A-Class, Mercedes have truly considered everything in the driving experience; from sheer comfort to the most advanced technology on offer.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D 4MATIC AMG

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D 4MATIC AMG Review

The latest in our series of car reviews is the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D 4MATIC AMG – the very latest in the Mercedes sleek GLE series, spacious and packed to the roof with advanced driving technology.

The engine is powerful, yet verging on silent in this latest model. Equipped with a 9-speed automatic gearbox, this car promises a simplified driving experience, both on open roads and tight urban spaces. One of our favourite features is the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz user Experience) system: a voice assistance which allows personalisation on nearly all aspects of the car, from seat heating and radio to ambient lighting and mirrors.

The 2019 sees significant improvements – especially in the field of comfort. Adjustable seating with its own heating system creates a comfortable driving experience, especially with all that extra space considered. In this regard, the attention to detail is spectacular. Similarly to the S Class, we have a beautiful wooden finish on the dashboard of the car. Packed with hidden and interesting features, the vehicle’s interior is equipped with numerous storage spaces, as well as twin USB ports.

The GLE 300D is the first in its series to offer such an advanced offering of technology. The car’s sat nav system, for example, uses augmented reality to draw a real time path, using real traffic organisation. In this regard, Traffic Sign Assist is a fantastic feature, analysing the road ahead and displaying road signs and national speed limits on a sleek LED screen. Parking Assist, with its intuitive rear camera is a golden feature, and one we love to use in those tighter car parks. A choice of driving mode makes this model one of the most customisable, comfortable motoring experiences out there.

On the road, the GLE 300D is a pleasure. Ample foot and headspace in the front of the vehicle is matched in the back, where adjustable seat buttons can be found on either door. The passengers also have full control over their own heating. With this model, Mercedes-Benz have considered everything, from comfort to sheer performance. Drop down seats make the already-substantial boot space even larger. Modern yet robust, The GLE 300D deservedly takes its place in the ranks of truly luxurious SUVs.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 Sport

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 Sport Review

The Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 Sport is the latest in the A-Series, and is the latest feature in our series of car reviews. A 2 litre, 4-cylinder vehicle, the car can reach 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds. What we love about this vehicle is its fully customisable features: adjustable steering columns, heated seats and electric wing mirrors are complemented by a personalised ambient lighting system. At first glance, it appears that with the A35 Sport, Mercedes-Benz have placed comfort at the very core of their offering.

The comfort of the new Sport model is matched only by the convenience of its interface. All settings can be changed via the interior’s LED screens, which are also mapped into the steering wheel’s sleek, intuitive touch pad. When compared to the previous hatchback, the improvements across this vehicle are hugely significant. Indeed, this hatchback offers the power of a sports car with the comfort of an SUV.

The beauty of the car’s exterior is matched by the gorgeous and spacious interior. Mountain grey metallic trims are inset with a black and grey interior upholstery, complemented by chrome-finished air vents in the car’s front and mid section.

Mercedes have created a truly intelligent vehicle, with the integration of the highly intuitive MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) technology. This alone comes packed with assistive driving, security and personalisation features. Take for example, the Traffic Sign Assist system, which analyses the road ahead and charts road signs on the LED display via augmented reality technology. Or the handy Park Assist function, which offers an automated parking experience with real-time reactive cameras to the front and back of the vehicle. Keyless entry adds further levels of convenience, as does the vehicle’s stop-and-start ignition, which doubles up as a fuel-conservation feature.

On the car’s exterior, we loved the classic AMG chrome-finished dual grille. The beauty is matched at the back of the vehicle, which hosts chunky twin exhausts and an impressive spoiler. This is all carried by 19-inch multi-spoke alloys with drilled AMG brakes. Meanwhile, privacy windows and a panoramic sunroof add further levels of convenience to this fantastic automobile. The new turbo engine offers an impressive 306 horsepower – and that power is evident when taking this car onto the roads. This is a fun, engaging, every day car that is loaded with cool, cutting-edge features.

2019 Mercedes Benz CLA 200 AMG

Introducing the new Mercedes Benz CLA 200 AMG: a car so truly packed with advanced technology and cutting edge features, we just loved testing it out. With a dynamic, sports-style exterior, with power domes on the bonnet – enhancing the car’s already robust appearance. A diamond grille adds a beautiful aesthetic to the car, especially when paired with the AMG-standard chrome-finished splitter at the face of the vehicle. The car’s robust shape is complemented by new LED light to the front and back of the vehicle, creating a sharper, more aerodynamic form. Carrying this vehicle are beautiful 18- inch alloys with a sleek titanium finish.

Contrasting to other CLA models we have seen in the past, the design of the 2019 model represents a total transformation. The boot boasts a large capacity of 460 litres, and can be triggered by basic movements. This is matched by the space for both the driver and passengers, where ample head and foot room creates a comfortable and spacious motoring experience. The new model represents the pinnacle of convenience, with USB port located across the vehicle – perfect for those long journeys.

The dynamic and stylish nature of the vehicle’s exterior is matched only by its interior, and we believe the integration of the intuitive MBUX (Mercedes Benz User Experience) brings whole new levels of personalisation to an already customisable automobile. The innovative Mercedes voice assistant allows for dozens of commands to be triggered by voice. Beyond altering the aesthetics of the car, this system offers a huge range of neat safety and assistance features, such as Traffic Lane Assist, Lane Assist and more. What’s more, the vehicle’s keyless entry system continues to be a big hit with motorists.

With the latest CLA model, Mercedes have truly considered everything, from comfort to sheer performance.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E220d E-Class Coupe

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz E220d E-Class Coupe Review

Mercedes have finally released the latest E-Class Coupe, and we love it. This is one of the most visually-appealing and sought after coupes on the market, and blows competitors such as the BMW 6 Series out of the water when it comes to sheer space and comfort. A truly dynamic vehicle, this model is also available as a four-door saloon and a family estate car.

Inside the car, the cabin looks (and feels) considerably improved when compared to the traditional 6 Series. A sleek, glossy dashboard is finished in a brilliant aluminium, with wood trims and metal controls for its wonderfully-adjustable seating. The dashboard comes equipped with an 8.4 inch infotainment system (a feature which is upgradeable to a 12.3 inch online system).

Depending on your pack, the interior of this car is lined with real leather upholstery. Of course, the standard model come equipped with Mercedes’ own man-made finish, referred to by the manufacturer as Artico leather. This makes for a comfortable experience in the front, which is matched in the back with ample head and leg space for all passengers. Likewise, the boot of the car offers a 425 litre capacity – perfect for buggies, luggage and shopping.

On the road, the E220d is light on its feet and impressively speedy, packing enough power to quickly overtake slow traffic (the speed is of course improved in the E350d and E400 models). Regardless of your choice, the E220d comes with adaptive suspension as a standard. 

In terms of safety, the E220d is a winner, with a five-star safety rating helped along by its range of safety features, including automatic emergency braking. A beautiful cruiser of the motorways, this car is as nice to look at as it is to drive.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 4MATIC

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 4MATIC Review

With their latest hatchback, Mercedes-Benz have truly considered every factor, with a car that is fast, fun, luxurious and fully equipped with the latest technology. Indeed, the new Mercedes-AMG A35 4MATIC packs enough power and useful features to compete with other models within the same price range, including the BMX M135i and the Audi S3.

When it comes to the new hatchback from Mercedes, everything feels bigger: from the larger wheels and brake to chunkier splitters and bumpers at the face and rear of the vehicle, a more substantial design has created a robust, yet comfortable and proportional motoring experience.

The car’s impressive exterior is matched by a fantastic interior. Across the dashboard is home to several great features, which we will get to later. A visually appealing interior is achieved with a flat-bottomed steering wheel, equipped with metallic shift paddles and fully adjustable sport seating (which are significantly more comfortable than seen in the regular A-Class, for example. Notable, a dual-screen infotainment system is one of the most advanced we have seen – boasting its own huge range of safety and driving-assistance features.

A huge attraction to the A35 4MATIC is that all of those tech goodies inside of the car comes as a standard. Whilst sport seats are included in more substantial packages, standard seating alone is too comfortable for any real difference to be noticed. The only aspect of the car which is compromised in the new model is the boot space, which is significantly smaller than seen in rivals such as the M140i. Regardless, the space in the boot allows for a full grocery shop or luggage hall – so don’t let this issue rule the car out.

Whilst the new hatchback doesn’t boast a high-performance engine, the 2.0 litre petrol engine is turbo boosted to reach an impressive 206 horsepower. This, combined with the four-wheel-drive format of the car makes the car dynamic to fit all driving situations. Indeed, the vehicle can jump to 62 mph in under 5 seconds, even in the stormiest of conditions. Handling is strong, allowing for easy maneuvering around the tightest of corners.

The vehicle’s strong handling is further improved with an adjustable suspension system, amendable using knobs across the car’s intuitive touch systems. All these features do come with a considerable price tag. However, with performance matched with comfort, this is certainly a worthy investment.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC Roadster

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC Roadster Review 

The latest in our car reviews is the fabulous Mercedes-Benz AMG GTC Roadster. Mercedes-Benz have released their latest open-top roadster, and we’ve been excited about this for some time. This car sounds just as good as it looks; however, be warned: this car is certainly less practical than other roadsters out there (think of the Porsche Cabriolet or the Audi R8).

Despite boasting an exterior that appears to be built for speed and performance, this is a vehicle that is extremely comfortable. A spacious two-seat interior contains ample head and foot space for adult passengers, whilst the seats themselves are plush, accommodating and most importantly, space sufficient. This is a real bonus compared to traditional roadsters, which often sacrifice interior space for performance mechanics.

The GTC Roadster comes equipped with a 165-litre capacity boot. This is reasonable for many vehicles, despite offering exactly half of the story space we have seen in the previous GT coupe models. However, the new model’s electronic roof is extremely convenient, with a raising and lowering speed of only eleven seconds (again, far faster than what we have seen in previous models).

What is so impressive about this car, however, is the integration of the Mercedes MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, which is visually appealing, easy-to-navigate and packed with interesting features. Navigation is displayed via 3D rendering, and the Mercedes voice recognition software is strong, and certainly a competitor with industry leaders such as Google and Amazon. For longer journeys, the car even boasts its own integrated Wi-Fi hotspot. 

The GTC takes to the road with a four-litre, twin-turbocharged, petrol V8, with an impressive spec of 557 horsepower. This car truly combines speed and performance with a wider, broader and more aerodynamic body. When pushed hard, the car sound excellent without sacrificing smoothness on the roads. A satisfying and fun drive, the GTC Roadster in many ways makes up for its high price tag. 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS Coupe

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS Coupe Review

The latest in our series of car reviews features the Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS Coupe. We have been waiting for some time for the new Mercedes-Benz GTS coupe, and it appears that it was well worth the wait. A worthy successor to the former SLS supercar, this streamlined, speedier model comes as a strong competitor to rival vehicles, including the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8. 

This streamlined version does not compromise on its dramatic appearance, with an extended bonnet, chunky grille and a huge Mercedes logo to the nose of the vehicle. With an exterior impression of a classic muscle car, the interior offers all the space of an estate car. This is achieved by a truly impressive design, with an immaculate finish covering all of the interior’s useful features, including high-quality leather upholstery, aluminium and carbon fibre finishing and custom switchgear. The interior features alone make this car the superior vehicle compared to the hugely popular 911 and R8.

The driving experience is immensely convenient, with the vehicle’s sports seat and steering wheel being electronically adjustable. Overlaying all of the vehicle’s sheer convenience is the car’s infotainment system, which comes packed with a huge range of its own safety and assisted driving features. 

The only aspect in which we see space being slightly compromised is in the boot, which is significantly smaller than what we have seen in previous models. 

The GTS coupe doesn’t compromise on performance, however. The twin-turbo V8 engine is revolutionary, with its 462 horsepower carrying the car to 60mph in only 3.8 seconds, with an impressive top speed of 192 mph. Impressively, adjustable flaps in the exhaust allow the driver to effectively change the sound of the car. This is a really neat feature which more exuberant drivers will enjoy playing with.

On the road, the car handles brilliantly, with a near-perfect balance of weight. The car feels agile and stable – a great combination of factors. Meanwhile, the suspension feels firm without sacrificing comfort.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 4MATIC+

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyers Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 4MATIC+ Review

Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS53 4MATIC+ is the latest in our series of expert car reviews. Here at Amazing Cars and Drives, we have been big fans of the Mercedes C-Class, and when we heard about AMG’s plans to release a four-door coupe, we just couldn’t wait to test drive it. As expected, the new C-Class has been well worth the wait, with Mercedes pledging to achieve the loftiest of ambitions: merging the very best elements of a saloon and a coupe. We are happy to say that AMG have done just that, with a beautiful, luxurious coupe that truly ticks all the boxes.

Examining the interior of the CLS53 4MATIC+ makes the car a worthy investment in itself, with a cabin more typical of a high-end saloon (think Mercedes E or S-Class). Meanwhile, the exterior of the car is beautifully aerodynamic, and certainly more typical of a Mercedes Couple. Here we have a true hybrid which has achieved its objectives with comfort and performance in mind. 

Such a hybrid represents a new entry to the market, and Mercedes can present themselves as leaders in this field since the first launch of the CLS over 16 years ago. Whilst sticking to the same formula as previous iterations of the CLS, Mercedes have clearly adapted the new model to seriously compete with leading competitors such as the Volkswagen Arteon and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. And it certainly does compete.

On the exterior, the car’s body shape is nearly free from lines and creases in the metal. However, we see that iconic diamond grille to the face of the car – features that are typically integrated within the manufacturer’s line of coupe cars. Not only do we have that coupe-style diamond grille – we also have high-performance two-section LED tail lights and an enlarged Mercedes logo on the back of the vehicle.

We tested the CLS 53, an immensely power vehicle ran by a 3.0 litre, 435 horsepower engine. Notable, this is supported by an electric hybrid system, in a pattern which is appearing to become more common amongst the leading manufacturers. The result of this is a more than competent high-speed cruiser that allows for lengthy journeys in total comfort.

Those journeys are made all-the-more convenient by the integration of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) technology, which is jam-packed with its own huge range of safety and assisted driving features. Check out our video review yourself!

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe

Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyers Guide: Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe Review 

The latest in our series of car reviews is the sleek Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Coupe. At Amazing Cars and Drives, we have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. After taking the coupe on a test drive, we can confirm that the new model was absolutely worth the wait. Based on the previous S-Class saloon, the new coupe is a two-door affair which does make some compromises on legroom. However, this is compensated by a drive that is dynamic, energetic and fun.

It’s been a while since this series has been on sale, and only one year since the S-Class Coupe received a significant facelift. As part of those 2018 changes, Mercedes introduced a Panamerica-style grille with vertical rungs, as well as an updated infotainment, sports-style bottomless steering wheel and innovative, intuitive, semi-automated self-driving technology.

However, 2019 has seemingly brought more changes for the S-Class Coupe. Perhaps the most obvious of these changes can be seen behind the dashboard, where larger dual screens now seamlessly integrate with the sleek dashboard. High resolution and touch-screen enabled, graphics are beautifully rendered, making a SAT-NAV-guided journey easy, enjoyable and visually appealing. 

Overarching all of these brilliant features is the integration of Mercedes’ MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) technology. Loaded with its own intuitive voice assistant technology, the system comes loaded with a range of its own safety, personalisation and assisted driving features, including Traffic Sign Assist, Attention Assist and Parking Assist.

In terms of aesthetics, the inside of the S-Class Coupe is an absolute winner. All buttons and knobs are finished in a brilliant aluminium, with everything else adorned with genuine leather, as well as broad variety of wood, metal and carbon trimmings. 

In terms of spacing, the front certainly offers more than the back. The padded front seats are akin to living room armchairs, with useful features such as heating, cooling and massage functions. Whilst the back seats offer slightly less in terms of space, this is compensated by a car that is jam-packed with the best tech features.

Our favourite feature? The customisable ambient interior lighting granted by the new MBUX system – check it out!