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Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 110 December 2010

Star Car: New CLS: It has a hard act to follow but the new CLS is up for the challenge
Classic Choice: 300SEL 6.3: The legendary limo that changed the face of Mercedes forever
Youngtimer: W123 230E: This saloon has become so much more than just a family workhorse
Tuner Car: Modified CLS: This 620bhp monster hits hard while cosseting occupants in true Benz luxury
Buyer's Guide: 210-Series E-Classes: Great, modern, everyday cars - why now could be the time to buy a 210 E-Class
Motorsport: W196: Recalling the gorgeous F1 racer that soared to glory in the 1950s
Youngtimers: 190E 2.6s: It is time the 190E 2.6s got the recognition they deserve
Roadtest Special: SLS AMG on track: Taking AMG's supercar to the limit on France's challenging Paul Ricard circuit
Spotlight: Rear engined Mercedes: Meet this rare trio and learn of the innovative engineering they carry
Used Roadtest: SLK32 AMG: This supercharged pocket rocket is old school AMG - and all the better for it
Classic Choice: Pontons - 180a vs 190b: So alike, yet so different - a lovely pair of Pontons put head to head in Germany

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 109 November 2010

Star Cars: Facelifted S- & CL-Classes: New looks, new engines and more kit for Mercedes' world beaters
Classic Choice: W108 280SE: Love can be tough – as proven by the story of this W108 and its owner
Road Test: E250 CGI BlueEfficiency Cabriolet: Catwalk good looks, excellent comfort and a punchy engine come at a price
Top 10: Post recession Mercs: Here are 10 great ways to chase away the financial doom and gloom
Tuner Car: Brabus SLS: Reworking Mercedes' latest gullwing supercar with spectacular results
Used Road Test: W202 C240: What it lacks in thrills, this W202 V6 makes up for in value for money
Price Point: New SLK200: Kompressor vs Used SL350: With a budget of £35,000 which two-seat Mercedes roadster is the better
Youngtimer: Lorinser 500SEL: Recently restored, this imposing modern classic hides a superstar past
Motorsport: DTM at Brands Hatch: Mercedes-Benz and Audi's screaming touring cars go head to head on British soil
Take Two: W211 vs W212: Back to back in Mercedes' latest two generations of V6 turbodiesel E-Classes
Ownership: 300E: The hunt is on for one long time admirer's very first Mercedes, but which to choose?

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 108 October 2010

MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: SPOTLIGHT: 20 years of the 500E
MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: USED ROAD TEST: 450SL
MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: TOP 10 FUTURE CLASSICS
MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: TUNER CAR: Brabus 190E 3.6S
MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: GROUP TEST - 116s
MODERN CLASSICS SPECIAL: TOP PICK - 560SEC
Classic Choice: 240D: After over 400,000 miles, this family favourite has some well earned TLC
Road Test: E200 CGI BlueEfficiency Coupe: The 1.8-litre turbo petrol pushes all the right buttons in this striking two-door
Interview: Dr Joachim Schmidt: Mercedes' head of sales and marketing lifts the lid on the future direction of our favoured car maker
Spotlight: The return of the G-Wagen: With right-hand drive Gs back in the UK, we look back at the history of this icon
Buyer's Guide: B-Classes: The B-Class has earned its place in the Mercedes range and is now a great used buy
Tuner Car: RennTech S65: Pushing out 700bhp and 940lb ft of torque, you will never be late in this executive limo
Used Roadtest: C220 CDI: The earliest W204s are now over three years old – so are they built to last?

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 107 September 2010

Spotlight: Modified E55 AMG: With over 600bhp and 700lb ft of torque, this 211-series saloon is something else
Youngtimer: SL500 Mille Miglia: Celebrating a famous Mercedes victory with this limited edition R129
Price Point: New E220 CDI BlueEfficiency Estate vs used R320 CDI: Similiar values make these two tough to split - but there can only be one winner
Spotlight: F200 Imagination: The tale behind this dramatically styled, stunning, one-off research car
Used Road Test: ML270 CDI: The first generation ML appeals more than ever and the 270 CDI is the best of the lot
Road Test Special: SLS AMG E-Cell: The electric powered gullwing amazes with mind blowing performance
Classic Choice: 250CE: Far too special to ignore, why these coupes should be celebrated
Star Car: Facelifted CL: Light tweaks plus new kit and a new engine for the latest CL
Used Road Test: CL600: New CL out of your league? Try this luxury, flagship V12, now under £8K
Tuner Cars: Lorinser E500s: ECU upgrades make a big difference in these modified, V8 powered E-Classes
Classic Choice: 600s: Two of the most prestigious members of the Thai royal fleet
Road Test: E350 CDI BlueEfficiency Cabriolet: As Mercedes puts diesels in its convertibles, we test the 228bhp V6 to see if it was the right decision

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 106 August 2010

Classic Choice: 300 Adenauer & 170S Cabriolet A: A pair of beautiful, 1950s Mercedes remind us how life used to be
Star Car: Facelifted R-Class: A new look and new engines
Buyer's Guide: S124s: Buy right and this legendary workhorse will carry all for years to come
Event: AMG Driving Academy - Winter Sporting Event: Improve your car control skills on a frozen lake in Sweden with AMG
Road Test: E250 CGI BlueEfficiency Estate: More from the super new E-Class family with this smooth, mid range, petrol wagon
Tuner Car: Kicherer C63 Supersport: Bruiser looks, dynamic tweaks and a big, new voice for this 557bhp C-Class
Youngtimer: 230C: The tale of a handsome coupe whose brave owner's gamble paid off
Spotlight: T80: Mercedes' forgotten top speed specialist that deserves to be celebrated
Youngtimer: SL600: At home with a rare roadster and delighting in the joy of twelve cylinders
Used Road Test: E320: Although two generations old, the W210 still has all the hallmarks of a great car
Spotlight: Modified CLK: A rather special, designo CLK55 with a few tweaks to give it more attack on track
Profile: Lorinser Classic Centre: The Mercedes-Benz tuner reveals its stunning classic car collection

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 105 July 2010

Classic Road Test: 230SL: Turning heads in a beautiful classic that was made to be driven
Spotlight: Concept Shooting Break: Mercedes' latest coupe concept is a sign of things to come
Youngtimer: 500sec: The handsome modern classic that will get under your skin
Road Test: E250 CDI BlueEfficiency: Superb pace and fuel economy make the four-cylinder, biturbo, diesel engine the pick of the bunch
Tuner Car: Brabus Vanish: Crushing the opposition with Brabus' one-off, 789bhp SL65 Black Series
Used Road Test: GL320 CDI: Why these big, well specced, luxurious seven seaters are now more tempting buys than ever before
Youngtimer: 190E 2.5-16: Built to tackle the track, but this low mile 190 has lived an easy life
Classic Choice: 230 & 290 Cabriolet: Rescued and transformed, these two 1930s stars have been a long time coming
Spotlight: La Carrera Panamericana in an SLS AMG: Driving in the tyre tracks of history in Mercedes' 563bhp supercar
Price Point: New B200 CDI vs Used C220 CDI Estate: With a budget of around £24,000, which Mercedes is the better family holdall?
Roadtest Special: C63 AMG PPP: Putting the C63's Performance Package Plus to the test at the Paul Ricard circuit
Ownership: Old vs New: Two pre war stunners, one 1960s SL and a modern day hatchback all under one roof

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 104 June 2010

Classic Choice: 190SL: A rotting roadster brought back to its best with breathtaking results
Technology: M157: Under the skin of AMG's new engine that combines speed and efficiency
Event: Techno Classica 2010: From pre war cabriolets to mouth-watering supercars, Essen's show had it all
Buyer's Guide: C208s: Discreet style and low prices make these CLK coupes hard to resist
Used Road Test: C36 AMG: The first official Mercedes-AMG model is a beast like no other
Profile: Kienle Automobiltechnik: Behind the scenes at one of the world's pre-eminent Mercedes restoration firms
Road Test: E500 Sport: Understatement is the name of the game for the latest V8 engined E-Class saloon
Youngtimers: 190s: The sky is the limit for these two very different modified W201s
Tuner Car: FAB Design SL65 AMG: Wider, lower, louder - FAB Design's 750bhp SL65 is quite a car
Used Road Test: W140 S320: True class never wanes, especially when it comes to Mercedes' flagship saloons
Spotlight: Brabus 6.1 E-Class: Move over AMG - this Brabus tweaked W211 E500 is an exciting, enticing alternative
Ownership: Cloning: Car identity theft is on the increase and Mercedes are among the biggest targets

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 103 May 2010

CABRIOLET SPECIAL: W21 200 Cabriolet C
CABRIOLET SPECIAL: A124 Buyer's Guide
CABRIOLET SPECIAL: CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet
CABRIOLET SPECIAL: Top cabrio tips
CABRIOLET SPECIAL: R230 SL500 Used Roadtest
CABRIOLET SPECIAL: New E-Class cabriolet
Price Point: E250 CDI vs S320 CDI: A new W212 E-Class or a used W221 S-Class is the choice for around £35,000
Spotlight: Koenig SEC: Restored to its former glory, this superb looking 500SEC is ready to roll
Tuner Car: Brabus GLK V8: Four-wheel drive, 456bhp and a 165mph top speed for the tuner's super hot GLK
Classic Choice: 220S Coupe: The joys of this 1957 coupe are waiting to be discovered by its next lucky owner
Motorsport: LeMons 190: Tough, door to door endurance racing on the cheap with this former 190E 2.6
Ownership: Limousines: How to run an S-Class on a budget as this chauffeur shares a few trade secrets
Youngtimer: LPG 230TE: Cutting fuel bills and emissions with an LPG powered 123-series estate
Profile: Zoltan Glass collection: A preview of this wonderful archive of powerful, poignant Mercedes photography

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 102 April 2010

Spotlight: 300SEL 6.3 & 450SEL 6.9: A rare chance to see these legendary super saloons together
Buyer's Guide: W123s: All you need to know to help avoid the pitfalls and become the owner of one of these everyday classics
Youngtimer: 350SLC: Celebrating one of Mercedes' often overlooked gems with an original, well preserved and unusual example
Technology: F800 Style: Mercedes' Geneva star showcases next generation designs and drivetrains
Top 10: Starter Mercs: Stop dreaming, start driving with our 10 top affordable first Mercedes
Classic Choice: 300SL Roadster: Turn back the clock with this gorgeous, 1957 300SL Roadster
Tuner Cars: E350 CDIs: Tuners Brabus and Kicherer get to grips with Mercedes' top diesel E-Class
Roadtest: E200 CGI Estate: Driving the new, entry level wagon, now cleaner and bigger than ever
Youngtimer: 300CE: Kick back and enjoy the great pleasures of this low mile, Champagne Gold C124
Take Two: R170 & R171: Look forward to summer with these two V6 roadsters for less than you might imagine
Profile: Midlands Classic: Mercedes How you can live your three-pointed dream without the worry of ownership

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 101 March 2010

Roadtest Special: 190D BlueEfficiency: Mercedes' latest diesel engine transforms a modern classic star
Youngtimer: 560SEC AMG Widebody: Fulfilling a dream by creating the ultimate in cool 80s Mercedes excess
Classic Choice: 220S Ponton: Bought blind from the other side of the world, this 220S is quite a find
Price Point: New E250 CGI Coupe Vs Used CLS55 AMG: Two pretty coupes under 35K, but will the used V8 or the new four-cylinder triumph?
Ownership: A140: A 10-year love affair with an original A-Class reveals its strengths and endearing charm
Youngtimer: E300 Diesel Estate: Many miles have done precious little to wear away this 124's load lugging class
Tuner Car: Renntech C63: This 547bhp C63 betters the standard car's driveability - and there is more to come
Roadtest: B-Class F-Cell: Hydrogen powered cars are no longer a dream with this series production F-Cell
Take Two: ML320 CDI & E320 CDI Estate: One engine, two approaches to family motoring, both great nearly new buys
Motorsport: W115 Rally Car: A lightly prepped 230.4 proves to be the perfect car for tackling the African desert
Profile: Youth Workshop: Bringing classics to the classroom to share the passion with the younger generation

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 100 February 2010

100TH ISSUE SPECIAL: 10 TOP 10S: Our top hot 100 - get stuck into the very best of all things Mercedes, plus the readers' favourite three-pointed star is revealed!
TAKE TWO: 280SL & 280SE Coupe: They may have the same engine but these are two very different dream classics
YOUNG TIMER: 320CE Cabriolet: Modern classic, droptop motoring to share with friends never looked so inviting
BUYER'S GUIDE: Late R129 SLs: Yet to catch the collector's eye, R129s are now at very tempting prices
SPOTLIGHT: Koenig widebody R107 SL: A striking bodykit upgrade and a spine tingling soundtrack transform this R107
CLASSIC CHOICE: W100 600: This ravishing red, world class classic has been the choice of many a celebrity
USED ROAD TEST: 230TE: Can a 27-year old estate still compete with more modern machinery?
YOUNG TIMER: 190E 2.0: Revelling in the basic brilliance of a well kept 190 with an interesting past
TUNER CAR: FAB Design SLR Desire: The Swiss tuner has pushed the boat out with this headturning 740bhp SLR
USED ROAD TEST: C43 AMG: These stonking V8s have lost none of their fun factor but are more affordable than ever
SPOTLIGHT: C111: Going back in time to celebrate some of Mercedes' forgotten record breakers

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 99 January 2010

STAR CAR: SLS AMG: Mercedes' all new, 563bhp supercar is here, ready to shock its rivals on road and track - and we've driven it
YOUNG TIMERS: 280SE & 450SE: These two W116s remind us why they were once world beaters
EVENT: Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live: Mercedes-Benz puts on a fantastic, free motorsport show at Brooklands
CLASSIC CHOICE: W111 220SEbs: A pair of W111s reveal their charms in the South African sunshine
ROAD TEST: C250 CDI BlueEfficiency: An impressive 201bhp and 55.4mpg economy make the new biturbo diesel engined C-Class very tempting
MOTORSPORT: CLK63 AMG Black Series rally car: Taking AMG at its word, we drive this hard core CLK63 rally 18 First Drive car
TAKE TWO: Modern vs Classic: Classic and modern battle it out in this head versus heart coupe special
TUNER CAR SPECIAL: Mercedes tuners take on the rest of the world's fastest modified cars at the 2009 Nardo High Speed Performance Event
YOUNG TIMER: 300SL: Disillusioned by the banks? We discover why a charming, classic Mercedes-Benz roadster could be a sound investment
PRICE POINT: C250 CDI BlueEfficiency Estate vs E320 C DI Estate: Two £30,000 diesel estates go head to head in this new versus used contest
ROAD TEST: SL300: Rebadged and now available in the UK, we put the new entry level, V6 SL to the test
SPOTLIGHT: record Breaker: A Black Series SL is the weapon of choice for a special land speed record attempt