Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams

Steve Williams’ addiction to automobiles began when, at 16, he “borrowed” his dad’s Bonneville (Dad was on vacation) to drive from his home (in Boston) to Manhattan and had a flat tire in the Midtown Tunnel. Driving was never quite the same after that.

Steve studied at Northeastern University and first dabbled in auto writing while working as a copy boy at The Boston Globe. Subsequently he joined Newsday on Long Island, and migrated to New York Newsday during its short life, writing about travel, music and consumer electronics. He has since covered many aspects of the auto industry: consumer issues for Newsday, automobile advertising and marketing for Advertising Age and Automotive News, and a variety of features, from his overseas delivery of a BMW to a look at motorized recliners, for The New York Times. He has consumed bad scrambled eggs at more auto show press breakfasts than he cares to recall, from Frankfurt to Chicago, and downed a terrific schnitzel at the then-newly opened Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen.

Currently Steve free-lances for a variety of outlets, and lives for the ten days each year in New York when he can drop the top on his Mercedes SLK.

Reviews by Stephen Williams

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Among luxury brands, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class midsize sedan is a heat-seeking missile from Stuttgart targeted at the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Completely redesigned for the 2015 model year,...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA

    Advancing on its theory that smaller and less expensive offerings can attract a Gen Y demographic to its brand, Mercedes-Benz will add to its lower-end stable next year when it brings...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a soft-spoken style but boasts technology unheard of when the previous S-Class arrived as...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV

    2013 Honda Fit EV

    The Honda Fit EV electric vehicle is in most ways similar to the regular Honda Fit. Inside and out, it looks and feels like a Honda Fit. It’s fun to drive,...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

    2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

    The second generation of the full-size, seven-seat SUV from Mercedes-Benz has been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year and it’s big in form as well as function. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz...