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

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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»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets 7-Speed MCT From SL

Mercedes will be unveiling the high-performance AMG version of its E-Class sedan, the 2010 E63 AMG, at the New York Auto Show next week. They claim its performance, handling, and technology will closely mirror the SL63 AMG Roadster when it goes on sale this November at U.S. dealerships. In addition...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes Announces 2010 E-Class Coupe Engine Lineup

Today Mercedes-Benz announces its European range of engines for the 2010 E-Class Coupe. U.S. offerings likely won't include four-cylinders or diesels (unless diesel popularity undergoes a sea change or fuel prices double). But significant changes to even the uplevel V-6 signals the greater power...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: GMC Terrain Tweeted, Daimler Delivers, Plus Videos Of Hot Cabs And Cold Hearts

GMC Terrain in 140 characters -- Twitter has done something new: it's broken a press embargo. No one's supposed to know about the new GMC Terrain until April 5, but (self-described) GM "PR girl" Annalisa Bluhm tweeted yesterday that she'd be "reviewing GMC Terrain this AM - 5 passenger crossover w/...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Abu-Dhabi Company To Take 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG

Aabar Investment PJSC has announced it will pay almost 2 billion euro (approx. $2.72 billion) to take a 9.1 percent stake in Daimler AG, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz luxury marque. This will make Aabar Mercedes-Benz' largest single shareholder. Aabar is itself an investment vehicle...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes To Expand GL-, R-, and M-Class Alabama Factory

Inexplicably, Mercedes-Benz looks to be preparing an expansion of its Vance, Ala. factory that currently produces its M-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles. Mercedes posted a steep 20 percent decline in auto sales in February compared with its performance that month one year ago; the market as a whole has...Read More»

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Infiniti, Mercedes, and Lexus Lean On Incentives To Move Sales

Even luxury auto brands who once scoffed at the domestics' unseemly hood-slammin', dollar-dealin' pleas are now leaning on big incentives in hopes of reducing swelling inventories. Mercedes incentives averaged $4,185 this February according to Edmunds, an amount nearly double the brand's amount...Read More»

BMW and Daimler would make Reifenstahl proud
BMW And Daimler? Tough Times Force National Unity In Germany. Uh-Oh.

From Germany we're getting news that BMW and Daimler AG are looking to swap spit stock. (Sorry for that makeout image so early on a Monday morning.) The proposal on the table involves each company taking a 7% stake in the other, the goal being to boost sharing of information and resources. While...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK
Mercedes-Benz SLK '2LOOK' Edition Says Opposites Attract

Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with the 80s pop icon, but they're talking specifically about the colors black and white, the only colors applied to every inch of...Read More»

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Mercedes SLS Resurrects Spirit Of Iconic '50s 300SL

Mercedes is reviving the spirit of its hugely famous 300SL ("Gullwing") roadster of five decades ago in a new roadster set to debut in the fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale mid-2010. This new car, the SLS, replaces the former McLaren joint-venture, the SLR, of which Mercedes will be...Read More»

Heidi Montag atop a Camaro
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Gullwing FAIL, GM's Aim Is Off, And Who Is This Heidi Montag Person Anyway?

Thursday is like an amuse-bouche: not quite Friday, but tantalizingly close. Here are some links to keep you occupied while we finish watching Top Chef on TIVO. Cue the sad trombone -- We don't often play the schadenfreude game around here, but it's hard not to go a little "Nelson Muntz" when we...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
2009 New York Show: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Joins Sedan

•    What is it: The two-door flavor of the newly revamped E-Class •    Key facts: Same engine lineup as the sedan, at launch; convertible due in 2010 •    On sale: Summer 2009 •    Price: $50,000 (est. base) We’re not even online with coverage of the 2009 Geneva motor...Read More»

Repo Man
Madoff Employee Stuck With Mercedes-Benz S550

When explaining the difference between a schlemiel and a schlemazel, folks often use the analogy of two guys in a restaurant: the schlemiel is the guy who trips carrying a bowl of soup. The schlemazel is the guy who gets drenched. In which case, poor Craig Kugel is up to his eyeballs in borscht...Read More»

Mercedes SLK Gullwing
Link Love From The Car Connection: Laser Guns, Winged Cars, And Marketing Decisions From Bizarro World

A handful of mixed nuts for your Thursday newsday snack: The wheels of politics: Congress wants to put you behind the wheel of a new car, and our elected officials are considering several ways to do it. One proposal involves giving consumers cash in exchange for trading in old cars, which sounds...Read More»

2009 Mercedes Benz S Class 5.5L V8 RWD
Mercedes-Benz Wins Award For First Lithium-Ion In Production Car

With the introduction of its S400 BlueHYBRID occurring this summer, Mercedes is set to become the first automaker to offer extremely efficient lithium-ion battery technology in a mass production passenger automobile. Significantly, Mercedes bathes the notoriously hot-running lithium-ion cells in...Read More»

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Veggie Across America: Trial, Error, Stupidity, And Success.

Attempting to drive to Los Angeles and back in an old car with over 330,000 miles (the odometer has stopped countless times over its life, so true mileage is probably above 350,000) and with a recently-converted fuel system designed to burn waste vegetable oil is asking for trouble. But I like a...Read More»

Mercedes Star
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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