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BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?
BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?

Everything has its price--cars, politicians. And while a small pile of cash could make you the owner of car brands like Rover ($15, sold by BMW to Ford) or Chrysler (we think Fiat took them out for a steak dinner), BMW has a much higher sense of its own self-worth. So if you're considering a hot...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class 5.5L
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550

  Mercedes-Benz launched its M-Class back in 1997 as a 1998 model. What followed the blessed event wasn't pleasant for the manufacturer. Along with being panned for its dull, minivan-esque styling, the American-built ML fell down in lots of quality tests but amazingly, didn't deter shoppers from...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid In the Works

Mercedes-Benz is new to the hybrid gas-electric movement, but it's going full-bore in the 2010 model year with hybrid versions of its ML450 sport-utility vehicle and its S-Class sedan. The two vehicles use different hybrid systems--the ML450 a version of the two-mode system shared with GM's big...Read More»

Mercedes SLR 999 Red Gold
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes SLR Uglified, Ford Fusion Ekes Efficiency, And Trapped In A Winnebago With Patch Freakin' Adams

Yes, money can buy ugly -- The Gremlin may have been aesthetically challenged, but that kind of ugly ain't got nothing on a gold-plated, ruby-trimmed Mercedes SLR (look to your left). Apparently, the owner thought the base model was too humdrum, so he called up the tuners at Anliker and forked over...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition
Link Love From The Car Connection: Panamera Speeds Down The Info Superhighway, Bugatti Unveils Centenaire Edition Veyrons, And Grand Touring Morgan Motor Company

La dolce vita -- Thanks to These Economic Times, TCC's Italian travel budget has been zeroed out for 2009, which means we totally missed the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in Cernobbio. It's just as well, though, 'cause the sight of those four one-off Bugattis--the Centenaire Edition Veyrons...Read More»

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Panamericana
Link Love From The Car Connection: VW Throws Off Porsche's Shackles, Peeking At The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, And Hot Audi Concepts

If only -- Rumor has it that there's a new iteration of the legendary Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the works. (Which is nice since the original ended production in 1957.) If produced, lucky buyers will be treated to a snazzy 370hp V8 engine, plus many of the design elements from the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: AMG Has Its Way in Shanghai

There's more word today from the 2009 Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz. This time, it's AMG that takes the mike, with twin versions of the subtly revamped S-Class. We told you about the 2010 S-Class' modified looks and interior and updated COMAND controller. For AMG's part, they're taking those...Read More»

Sheryl Crow loves BlueTEC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Goes Blue, Gold Porsche Goes Missing, We Go Nuts Watching A Bus Make A U-Turn

Tinseltown car tech -- Mercedes has launched a new campaign touting its BlueTEC vehicles and the Hollywood types who love 'em. Presumably, said types are happy to drive clean diesel autos, but given Sheryl Crow's expression in that publicity shot, we're not really sure. Please back away from the...Read More»

Shanghai skyline
2009 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage

Doom and gloom have had their day--when it comes to auto shows, that is. The 2009 Shanghai auto show just might pull off what all the American and European auto shows held this year couldn't. It may keep the sense of optimism that's evaporated on the Continent and in the U.S. China, after all, is a...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with AMG sports package
Mercedes-Benz Offers AMG Sports Pack For S-Class, CL-Class

The good news: Mercedes-Benz is offering the same AMG sports package for 2009 S-Class and CL-Class models as it does for the E-Class and C-Class. That's a first. Hooray. Now, the bad news: despite AMG's position as the performance unit of Mercedes-Benz, the sports package is entirely cosmetic...Read More»

2009 Mercedes Benz C Class 3.0L Sport 4MATIC AWD
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic

We just returned a 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic after a week's stay at TheCarConnection.com's Detroit office. It was this editor's first time in the new C-Class, an all-new car introduced last year. The C300 is the more luxurious version of the C-Class, and this is a car that would make...Read More»

Rental Car Rally
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Sneak Peak, Rally For Rentals, And What Is Up With All These Pod Things?

  Looking for something fun to do this summer? How's about signing up for the annual Rental Car Rally, which will run this June from San Francisco to Yuma, Arizona. Clearly a race of a different sort, points are awarded for low odometer readings, team style, and "random tomfoolery" (e.g. getting...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL Goes Nip/Tuck

  The 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV doesn't look a lot different, but the standard-bearing sport-ute gets small nips and tucks for the new model year, to carry it gracefully through its middle years. Outside, the GL gets new bumpers and grille, daytime running lights and new fog lamps. Newly...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled its latest effort to reduce the fuel consumption of its large luxury vehicles with the launch of the 2010 ML450 Hybrid. This new mdoel of the ML sport utility, built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is fitted with the Two-Mode Hybrid system jointly developed by General Motors...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Prepares For Takeoff

  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing sure knows how to make an entrance. The car (an understatement) won't debut until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it won't reach showrooms until 2010, but it's already causing quite a stir on the interwebs, thanks to a handful of just-released pics...Read More»

2011 Mercedes E250 Bluetec
2009 New York Auto Show: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Diesel in the Works

“Could you imagine a four-cylinder diesel?” asked a Mercedes-Benz exec, right after showing off the company’s new E-Class range for 2010. The question, posed by sales and marketing VP Klaus Meier, followed his proud descriptions of the 2010 E350 BlueTec. The diesel model in the new E-Class...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
2009 New York Auto Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Goes Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz will restyle the S-Class for the 2010 model year--and as it's been dangling out there for a couple of years, it's set to sell its first S-Class Hybrid sedans in the new model year, too. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid arrives with a new system that brings lithium-ion batteries to...Read More»

Smart fortwo
Mercedes-Benz March 2009 Sales Improve From February

Mercedes-Benz announced March worldwide sales were down 16 percent from its sales that month in 2008. By the numbers, that's 110,400 units versus 131,500 in March 2008. The bright news is better sales than in February, a very promising start for the 2010 E-Class, a whopping 42.3 percent U.S. March...Read More»

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