Earlier this week, High Gear Media editorial director Marty Padgett, social media manager Joel Feder and senior editor Nelson Ireson got together on Google+ for a Hangout on Air. The topic: our recent drives of the latest Mercedes-Benz and AMG hardware, what's in store for the brand in the near future, and a few tangential vectors into competing space.

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