The Three Things You Should Know About the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

If You’ve Owned One, You’ll Likely Own Another

Automotive manufacturers love to tout owner loyalty statistics, since repeat customers are a sure sign you’re doing something right. That’s especially true when your customers have the ability to purchase nearly any other luxury car brand under the sun. Well, Mercedes claims 80% of its Western European buyers will purchase another Benz and 70% of its North American customers will do the same. To geeks like us, that’s impressive. And if you’re like us (and we know you are) you’re wondering how that compares to pickup-truck loyalty. Well, according to this survey, 41% of Toyota truck buyers were not willing to consider another brand, compared to 28% of Chevrolet truck buyers and 27% of Ford truck buyers.

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While we find these facts fascinating, we wouldn’t recommend you try to recite this kind of information on a first date. For

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Mercedes G-Wagen Intruder is part G-Class, part SLK, all strange

An unusual concept vehicle based on Mercedes-Benz G-Class running gear is currently up for sale in the United Kingdom. It’s the Intruder concept, a roadster-bodied G-Wagen built by now-defunct French firm Heuliez for the 1996 Paris International Motor Show.

Founded in 1920 by Adolphe Heuliez, the company started out as a coachbuilder, but as that market dried up, it moved into specialist production for automakers, taking on small-batch projects like the Renault R5 Turbo and the folding-roof mechanism for the Peugeot 206 CC.

The Intruder concept also took inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which was revealed just four months before the off-roader at the 1996 Turin Motor Show. Like the SLK, the Intruder sported a folding-hardtop convertible body, but underneath was the chassis from a G320.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class Intruder concept by Heuliez

Heuliez retained the G-Wagen’s inline-6 engine and four-wheel-drive system—complete with locking differentials. The roof took 30 seconds

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class: History, Generations, Specifications

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Essential History

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, also known by its internal code name, W201, rolled onto the American car scene in late 1993 as a 1994 model, replacing the 190E (W201) as Mercedes’ compact car. The rear-drive C-Class was initially offered in 147-horsepower, four-cylinder C220 and 194-hp straight-six C280 variants, with the numbers denoting engine displacement (i.e. 2.2 and 2.8 liters). The 268-hp C36 AMG model joined the lineup for 1995; at the time, the C36s were converted—engine and all—from factory-built C280s.

The year 1997 saw a torquier 2.3-liter engine for the entry model, now called C230, while the C36 was bumped to 276 hp and got a fifth cog for its automatic transmission. The AMG model was cut for ’98, but C280s got a new 194-hp V-6, and the five-speed automatic spread throughout the line. For ’99, Mercedes addressed the C230’s sluggish acceleration by supercharging the engine, raising

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