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Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 198 April 2018

News Extra: New A-Class under the microscope.
Market Watch: Fancy a 123 Estate? Then step this way...
Merc Man: The auto industry’s problem with plastic.
Star Car: Fresh from its international launch, read our full verdict on the new CLS driven in diesel and AMG forms.
Tuner Car: Six-cylinder 190E 2.6 with performance modifications by AMG takes the fight to the Cosworths.
Classic Choice: Reportedly the most expensive car in the world in 1967, this W100 600 sports a full length glass roof.
Youngtimer: Inspired by AMG’s rare 123-series 500CE, this ‘560E’ saloon features the V8 and gearbox from a 560SEC.
Road Test: Our views on the facelifted S350d with an efficient and silky smooth, straight-six turbodiesel engine.
Ownership: Reed Hitchcock bought this 126-series 560SEL for a song and then proceeded to take the car on a road trip.
Profile: Larger than life team manager Alfred Neubauer ran Mercedes’ racing exploits in the 1930s and 1950s.
Motorsport: The 2018 Daytona 24-hour attracted many big names, some of which were driving Mercedes-AMG GT3s.
Pre-War: Fitted with a 7.3-litre aircraft engine, the 1923 Targa Florio Roadster is not your average Mercedes cruiser.
My Merc: 220S Cabriolet steals the hearts of father and son.
Buyer’s Guide: SLR McLaren under the microscope.
Running Reports: The progress of our 190E 2.0 Sportline, GLC220d/CLK63 AMG Coupe, 280SE reviewed.

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 197 March 2018

Event: North American International Auto Show.
Market Watch: Our expert surveys the G-Wagen landscape.
Merc Man: Service histories are going digital.
Inside Line: The evolution of the A-Class.
First Ride: We follow Mercedes engineers to Sweden for a passenger ride in the new W177 A-Class – debuting soon.
Best Investments: Six reasonably priced Mercedes that could make a return on your investment in the future.
Road Test: With 604bhp, a large boot and four-wheel drive, the new AMG E63 S Estate could be all things to all families.
Classic Choice: We go for a cruise in Madonna’s former W111 280SE Cabriolet – now offered for sale in Germany.
Motorsport: This highly original 220Sb Fintail competed in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally, plus other events in the 60s.
Profile: Few will have heard of Walter Schock but his many achievements driving Mercedes deserve recognition.
Used Road Test: The 221 S-Class was considered by many as the best car in the world, and now it’s cheap to buy used.
Spotlight: Equipped with a Brabus K1 engine upgrade, this R170 SLK230 Kompressor packs a substantial punch.
My Merc: W163 ML430 makes the perfect tow vehicle.
Buyer’s Guide: R107 500SL.
Running Reports: C55 AMG Estate, E320 Estate/E350 4Matic Estate/E350 Bluetec, CLK280 Cabriolet/SL320.

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 196 February 2018

Market Watch: Get the low-down on the 450SEL 6.9.
Merc Man: Mercedes and EU emissions ratings.
Inside Line: The ups and downs of the Mercedes SL genre.
First Drives: E350d All-Terrain and SLC180 Roadster tested.
Classic Choice: With a manual transmission, sunroof and 60,000 miles, this W108 280SE is a rare find in New Zealand.
Star Cars:New engines and new looks for the revised S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line up – on sale now.
Take Two: Just 100 Coupe and 80 Cabriolet versions of the 574bhp CLK DTM AMG were made – we compare one of each.
Road Test: Fully restored and upgraded, the V8 powered 500SL SportLine is SL Shop’s take on a classic sports star.
Spotlight: We talk to Welsh singing sensation Bonnie Tyler about her old W123 saloon which she bought in 1977.
First Ride: Our verdict on the new G-Class from the passenger seat before the car’s debut at Detroit in January.
Motorsport Interview: Adam Christodoulou races for Mercedes-AMG and drives his grandad’s old 300SEL 6.3.
Ownership: Bought for just over £1,000, this 2001 C270 CDI Estate served a Mercedes Enthusiast contributor very well.
My Merc: R230 SL65 AMG built for McLaren’s Ron Dennis.
Mercedes Buyer: Deals, tips, top three steals and more.
Buyer’s Guide: W212 E200 CDI/220 CDI/250 CDI.
Running Reports: 190E 2.0 Sportline, CLK63 AMG Coupe/GLC250d, W108 280SE.

Mercedes Enthusiast Issue 195 January 2018

Event: All the gossip from the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Market Watch: Our expert considers the W124 500E/E500.
Merc Man: Why abolishing MOT tests for classics is wrong.
Inside Line: Pushing the Mercedes brand to its limits.
First Drive: The X-Class is Merc’s first premium pickup.
Classic Choice: Once owned by Jack Nicholson, this W100 600 starred in a film and now resides in a museum.
Star Car: Read our verdict on the new AMG GLC63, and get your first look at the next generation G-Class interior.
Youngtimer: Love them or hate them, the 140-series S-Class Coupes now represent seriously good value.
Tuner: Looking back on four decades of Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus, founded in 1977 by Bodo Buschmann.
Spotlight: Ultra rare in right-hand drive, this great condition 230S Universal was built by IMA in Belgium.
Profile: We go behind the scenes at All Time Stars – a high end sales operation run by Mercedes-Benz Classic.
Road test: Special Four days and over 1,000 miles in Scotland with the fantastic new Mercedes-AMG GT R.
Motorsport: AMG sets its sights on a fast growing racing category with its new 500bhp GT4 – and we’ve driven it!
My Merc: R170 SLK200 Kompressor.
Mercedes Buyer: Deals, tips, top three steals and more.
Buyer’s Guide: CLS320 CDI.
Running Reports: C55 AMG Estate, E320 Estate/E350 4Matic Estate/E350 Bluetec, E300 Diesel Estate/CLK280 Cabriolet.