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Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

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Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, said (rather testily) that those rides are good enough to send to other countries: "Yes, our cars here are exportable...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio leak
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

• What is it? The replacement for the aging CLK Cabriolet • The basics: Top-down fun in all seasons • On sale: May next year, with a public showing at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show • Price: $55,000-plus (est.) Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its all-new 2011 E-Class...Read More»

J.D. Power's 2009 Customer Retention Survey
JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the past, J.D. Power's new Customer Retention Survey shows a whopping 67% of Mercedes-Benz buyers remain loyal to the company...Read More»

Jay Leno and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Video: Jay Leno Drives The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

In early November, our own Marty Padgett took the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG out for a road test and a few laps around the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Now, the slightly cleaner-shaven Jay Leno has slid behind the SLS's wheel and posted the results of his drive to Jay Leno's Garage. How do the two...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Production Moving To Alabama

Here at TCC, we've seen some interesting production news over the past few months -- for example, Ford intends to make the U.S. its export base, and Honda will export the American-made 2010 Civic . (Honda might also move Fit production stateside.) Now, Daimler has announced plans to beef up its...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz Launching Splitview Technology At L.A. Auto Show

Mercedes Benz today announced the availability of a new display technology that allows driver and passenger to see two totally separate programs from the same screen, at the same time. The technology has been around for a while but it’s only now making its North American debut, which is...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz Planning Four Debuts For L.A. Auto Show

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a couple of weeks away and in its lead up we have new details about what Mercedes-Benz is planning for the event. The luxury automaker will have no less than four debuts, including the all-new SLS AMG. The 563 horsepower supercar is just about to go on sale in...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone
Mercedez-Benz's 'Mbrace' Puts Luxury In Your Lap

The intersection between technology and daily life became slightly more seamless yesterday with the launch of Mercedes-Benz's new "mbrace" telematics system. It features a lot of the bells and whistles we've come to expect from such gadgetry, like roadside assistance, real-time traffic, and the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
Preview: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

• What is it? A luxury SUV that returns a fuel economy of 21 mpg/24 mpg (city/highway) • The basics: Two electric motors and a 3.5-liter V-6 • On sale: November 16, 2009 • Price: Only available on lease, from $549 per month First seen at the 2009 New York Auto Show back in...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused by spiking fuel prices in the 1970s (remember when Jimmy Carter told everyone to put on a snappy cardigan?), which rear-ended...Read More»

Ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
AdWatch: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Ad Goes Off-Track

There are lots of things you could say about Mercedes-Benz's new ad for the E-Class Estate. The first thoughts to cross our minds were, "Wow, that's a nice slot-car track" and "Wow, that voiceover is a great example of German efficiency -- but not in the good way". Sadly, the one thing none of us...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Ford Profit, Ferrari World, Panamera Sales: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today we have a slew of news from all over the spectrum: green to muscle, motorsport to amusement park. In fact, the last two are one in the same: the new Ferrari World theme park in Abu...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

•    What is it: A new gullwing supercar that effectively replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLR •    Key facts: 6.2-liter V-8 with 571 horsepower; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: April 2010 •    Price: $250,000 (est.) It's been unveiled at the 2009...Read More»

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Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Cheap is the new black, or so we're told--luxury-car buyers are opting for less features and lower prices as we begin to pull out of phase one of the Great Recession. [Automotive News, sub. req'd.] There's no MultiAir V-8 in the works for the Alfa Romeo brand, despite its new kinship with the Dodge...Read More»

Patrick Dempsey
Mercedes-Benz Goes McDreamy

Americans have a great propensity for philanthropy, but we're not the only ones capable of charitable giving. The latest example comes by way of Mercedes-Benz, which has given an R320 BlueTEC clean diesel vehicle to the The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, Maine...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

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Can The New Audi A1 Help Audi Reach Its Lofty Sales Goals?

Back in June, you might recall that Audi announced plans to roll its new A1 citycar into dealerships by early 2010. The automaker said that the A1 would debut as a three-door model, but that a five-door sportback version would soon follow. At the time, the A1 was slated only for European release...Read More»

Screencap from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing microsite
Monday Timewaster: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Microsite

It's Monday, and as usual, we're feeling kind of sluggish -- especially those of us stuck at Stalag TCC while other lucky folks have jetted off to Frankfurt. Accordingly, we've spent most of this morning tinkering around Mercedes-Benz's new microsite for the SLS AMG Gullwing, which provides a...Read More»

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