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Monday Timewaster: 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»

2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Revealed

The highlight of Audi’s stands at this week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show will undoubtedly by a new electrified version of the company’s popular R8 sports car, which has been revealed today in all its glory. Dubbed the e-Tron, the latest concept car will have to compete for the...Read More»

From the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Kicks Off

Back in 2007, Mercedes-Benz made a brilliant marketing move, scoring the title sponsorship of IMG Fashion's semi-annual Fashion Week in New York. The multimillion-dollar deal keeps the brand front and center of celebrities, publishers, the media, and other insanely wealthy tastemakers. It's an...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio preview
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio Spotted on SATC Set

It's not due for months yet--no, not the Sex and the City sequel, but the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet. Guess what showed up today for its close-up? CelebsandCars has the new E-Class Cabriolet while High Gear Media revs up for the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show premiere: CelebsAndCars: New Benz...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
Mercedes-Benz Introduces First Series Fuel Cell Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz is joining the fuel cell crowd: the company has announced plans for its first series-produced fuel cell vehicle, called the B-Class F-CELL. (MB alluded to the vehicle back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, but this makes it official.) The F-CELL will be available in the U.S. and...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS - partially concealed
WTF Friday: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Caught In Cannery Row

Picture this. A crowd of automotive journalists steps outside a hotel lobby in quiet little Monterey, California—right along Cannery Row, to be exact—waiting for a shuttle bus to the nearby Laguna Seca track, to drive Mazdas. Exactly then, four Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercars roll...Read More»

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK On the Way

Reports of a new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/convertible are bubbling, with a zinger that the new SLK could add a plug-in hybrid version in its next generation. Automobile Magazine reports the new SLK is being prepared for a 2011 calendar-year introduction, and that it's going on a serious diet...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series rendering
2011 BMW 5-Series Touring Wagon Rendered

The past 48 hours have been big for wagons. Apart from the buzz surrounding the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-class Wagon, there's also been news of the Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon and Honda's likely U.S. launch of an Acura wagon based on the popular Acura TSX. Now comes a new rendering of the next-generation...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

As promised, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is headed for a world debut next month on its way to U.S. showrooms in 2010. Earlier this summer, Mercedes-Benz' American arm dismissed some "silly" reports that suggested world financial woes would delay the wagon until 2012. On schedule, the...Read More»

Cars Crushed Into Cubes
Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class
VW, Mercedes, Honda Models—And Porsche—Top APEAL Study

Porsche ranks as most appealing nameplate for the fifth consecutive year. That's according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, which was just released. Yet Porsche only had one top-placing model in Power's study, the Cayenne. Across all...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI makes a lot more sense than the standard gasoline Touareg V-6 and V-8 models, but it's still a niche vehicle with niche appeal. That's an assessment that TheCarConnection.com couldn't quite steer around after a week and some 650 miles with the TDI. To see why...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a plug-in version due in 2015. The new electric SLS eDrive, AutoWeek says, will carry the same body and high-flying doors as the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Passat CC
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen CC

Few, if any, will argue that the curvy new 2009 Volkswagen CC is a great-looking sedan—a more emotional, upmarket choice for style-conscious drivers who can't spring for the pricetag of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS, the 2009 Jaguar XF, or even the upcoming 2010 BMW 5-Series GT fastback. The CC...Read More»

GM E85 presentation
Frugal Shopper: Will E85 Save You Money?

Ford, GM, and Chrysler now have a wide range of vehicles that are E85-compatible—meaning they can run on a blend of up to 85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline—plus Nissan and Toyota have outfitted some of their largest trucks for it and it's now offered in the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300. There...Read More»

2009 HUMMER H2 SUV
Tough-Lux: 2009 Hummer H2 And 2009 Range Rover Among Most Expensive To Insure

You might be able to swing quite a deal today on one of the most luxurious off-road-worthy barges, but be prepared to pay extra—over and over again—in your insurance premiums. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 2009 Hummer H2, and 2009 Range Rover rank as the most expensive SUVs to insure...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen CC
Volkswagen CC Earns Major Design Award, But Sales Are Tepid

The Volkswagen Passat CC (called the Volkswagen CC in the U.S.) is by nearly all accounts a great-looking car. And now the smooth four-door coupe has won a prestigious red dot design award. The top award for vehicles, officially "red dot Design Award 2009 – Best of the Best," in the product...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class 3.0L Luxury RWD
Hertz Says Rent a Benz, Instead

When a standard four-cylinder, four-door sedan won't do for your next out-of-town car trip, Hertz has a better idea: rent a Mercedes-Benz instead. Luxury car rentals are mostly a niche market, but the nation's biggest rental car company has a Prestige Collection that includes everything from Audis...Read More»

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