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

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
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»

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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»

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»

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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»

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