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Driven: 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»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been on the drawing boards for a while--and now, the German automaker is running tests on prototypes spotted by the spy photographers over at Motor Authority. The new ML-Class sport-ute is due to arrive in 2011 as a 2012 model. These first photos of test mules...Read More»

AMG Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy
AMG Driving Academy Comes to America

Mercedes says the high-performance AMG Driving Academy is making its way across the Atlantic, so U.S. owners of the top-speed Benzes can learn how to use them on the track. The driving academy's been offered in Germany at AMG's home in Affalterbach since 2007. Now, the automaker is importing the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Spy Shot
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

This year has seen a number of new and announced model-name changes from Mercedes-Benz, including the new E-Class Coupe, which takes the place of the CLK. Likewise, the new S-Class Coupe will replace the CL as of the 2011 model year. The spy shots, captured by the sleuths at Motor Authority, reveal...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GT
Compared: Bentley Continental GT Vs. Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

It's a clash of the Titanics: two hefty German-engineered two-doors battling it out for bragging rights in the mortgage-priced coupe class. In this corner, the Bentley Continental GT, weighing in at a staggering 5500 pounds. It's a steamer locomotive of a coupe, though, with a twin-turbo W-12...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG IWC
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 IWC

Sales of Luxury watches are down. Sales of luxury everything is down, including cars. But this past winter Mercedes bravely brought to market a blurring of both when it promised to sell 200 (worldwide; 63 in the U.S.) SL63 AMG IWC Edition cars. Here I’ll first dissect the name, then discuss its...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Driven: 2009 Audi Q5

Why's the 2009 Audi Q5 the highest-rated compact luxury SUV here at TheCarConnection.com--and even so, why does it get different scores from its 2009 Audi A4 stablemate, when the two share a drivetrain combination, all-wheel drive and lots of other under-the-skin pieces? Answers to those questions...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Compared: Audi Q5 Vs. BMW X3 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK

For your shopping pleasure, three German SUVs--each one spun from the parts bin at their respective automakers to satisfy an emerging demand. What do buyers like you want? Sport-utility convenience, without the sheer bulk of the full-size utes falling out of favor with every rise in gas prices. A...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Diesel, Hybrid and Twin Turbos

The Mercedes-Benz ML-Class sport-ute is nearing the end of its second generation. With a replacement due in 2011, the next M-Class could get a wide range of engines from a more efficient hybrid model to a twin-turbo AMG version, reports German car site Auto Bild. The next M-Class should arrive in...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel engine
Drifting Away: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hearse Put To The Test

Driving hearses for pleasure has been popular for a while--at since The Munsters hit the airwaves with their unforgettable Munster Mobile and "Drag-u-la". It's nice to see that the trend hasn't died, as Autocar U.K. demonstrates in this drifting clip of a Binzed-out Mercedes-Benz E-class hearse. If...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60
Pricing: 2010 Volvo XC60 Just Announced

I liked the 2010 Volvo XC60 from the moment I laid eyes on it earlier this year. The XC60 is the Swedish car company's first foray into the compact crossover segment—the same niche that includes a number of new entries this year; the 2010 Lexus RX350, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Wagon On Track

The new Benz E-Class family is arriving two models at a time--and contrary to reports elsewhere, the next pair of mid-size Mercedes vehicles aren't taking the long way to market. This year, Mercedes is launching the new 2010 E-Class Coupe and sedan. We brought you our first drive of the 2010...Read More»

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