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Veggie Across America: 1982 Benz 300TD Gets Makeover

Veggie Across America: 1982 Benz 300TD Gets Makeover

In addition to driving 3,000 miles on waste vegetable oil in an old-skool Benz that I converted, the December cross-country adventure had an admittedly vain component; a desperately needed makeover for Marlene, the stalwart 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD wagon I've been using as my daily driver since the... read more

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2009 Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO

2009 Detroit Show: Benz Concept BlueZERO

Mercedes-Benz has an idea of what its zero-emissions future will look like--and it's going to take the form of the Concept BlueZERO, a small hatchback with big interior room... read more January 10, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview

With more ridges and more resistors, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is certainly the edgiest and most technologically complex mid-size sedan ever produced by the German... read more January 10, 2009 by  0


 
Mercedes versus Shuanghuan

Mercedes Hits The Wall

Last month, Mercedes-Benz USA shelled out almost $29 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after being fined for the poor fuel efficiency of its... read more January 7, 2009 by  2


 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lineup

Mercedes Delivers 1.5 Million E-Class Models

As the seventh generation of Mercedes-Benz's venerable mid-size, mid-luxury sedan winds down, the firm is proud to announce that it's produced 1.5 million units of the... read more December 19, 2008 by  0


 
Mercedes-Benz with Julia Stegner

Friday Fluff: The Links That Got Away

It's been a busy week at TheCarConnection.com. Between bailout news, holiday shopping, and random morsels of car-related goodness, a lot of stuff has crossed our desk since... read more December 19, 2008 by  2


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss

Mercedes/McLaren Grand Finale Is Worth the Wait

Mercedes-Benz and Formula One outfit McLaren Automotive have had a long and productive partnership, but as we all know, there's a breakup on the horizon. However, before they... read more December 19, 2008 by  1


 
2009 Ford Flex

Finalists Announced: N. American Car and Truck of the Year

Today at Cobo Center, the six finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year were unveiled. A panel of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada... read more December 18, 2008 by  4


 
2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Mercedes and Evonik Charge Forward With Lithium-Ion Technology, Research

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz, announced yesterday that it took a 49.9 percent stake in firm Li-Tec, a company that will produce lithium-ion battery cells for upcoming... read more December 16, 2008 by  0


 
Mercedes-Benz Collection

Twelve Days of Christmas: Mercedes-Benz Wintry White Collection

So while VW and Barneys New York are readying a bunch of feel-good flower power for this year's holiday season, The Mercedes-Benz Collection is cloaking its entire assemblage... read more December 15, 2008 by  0


 
Mercedes Concept BlueZero

Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept... read more December 12, 2008 by  0


 
Mercedes SPLITVIEW

Mercedes SPLITVIEW Shows Different Images Simultaneously

A cool, new piece of technology from those brainy German engineers is Mercedes' SPLITVIEW technology, to be offered in the S-Class beginning summer 2009. SPLITVIEW allows... read more December 12, 2008 by  0


 
diesel fried chicken

Veggie Across America: The Point

Our fuel came from restaurants. We took what was destined for the trash bin and turned it into fuel to drive across the country in an old diesel Benz. We didn't have to... read more December 11, 2008 by  1


 
old US 80

Veggie Across America: LA Arrival

We made it! Thanks to the Majestic Diner, refuel biodiesel, mechanic Dan Halfhill and his wife Sabine, my flexible boss Marty Padgett, and a rock-solid reliable 1982... read more December 11, 2008 by  1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing

Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing

There's something about winter testing--it’s almost always dark, snowing or foggy. In this case dark and foggy, but we can still bring you these new photos of the upcoming... read more December 11, 2008 by  6


 
Edmund Pettus Bridge

Veggie Across America: Driving Old US 80 and Tracing History

Our journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles has not been without its share of frustrations and setbacks. Thus far we've encountered breakdowns, a treacherous snowstorm out of... read more December 10, 2008 by  0


 

 
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