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

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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»

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 4WD 4-door 5.5L Audio System
Happy Birthday To Ute: Mercedes G-Wagen turns 30

On February 5th, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (or G-Wagen, short for Geländewagen, or cross-country vehicle) turns 30. And, incredibly, it sits on its original chassis and retains many of the same stampings for frame and body pieces. This is a vehicle that has not only withstood the test of time, but...Read More»

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Car and Driver Predicts Dim Future For Diesels In America

My oil burning heart beat appreciably slower last night as I read through Car and Driver's February article entitled "Long Rangers." The test of four gas/electric hybrid vehicles, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid, included a sidebar...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
2009 Detroit Show: Stirling Moss SLR

Mercedes-Benz says it's celebrating the end of the production run of its SLR McLaren with a final edition that's stripped down, stoked up and named for the most famous racer to pilot one of its cars. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is the swan song for what Benz calls the...Read More»

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 and three different eco-friendly powertrains. The front-wheel-drive BlueZERO is a single vehicle architecture, Mercedes says...Read More»

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 automaker. The new sedan went on display for a select audience in Detroit prior to the 2009 Detroit auto show, but the new vehicle...Read More»

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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 automobiles. (Yes, the NHTSA can do that.) Details are sketchy, but we know that many automakers expect to pay such fines...Read More»

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 E-Class since its introduction six years ago. Broken down by body style, there were 1,270,000 sedans delivered to customers and...Read More»

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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 Monday. Here are a few of the choicest bits that we haven't been able to cover in full detail: Toyota probably posts first...Read More»

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 go their separate ways, they're preparing to unleash one final supercar on the world--and oh, how super it is: the SLR...Read More»

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 selected the finalists, according to the Detroit News. The three car finalists are the Ford Flex, the Hyundai Genesis, and the...Read More»

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 Mercedes electric and hybrid electric vehicles. Holding the other 50.1 percent is German firm Evonik. Both Daimler and Evonik...Read More»

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 of toys, clothing, and other tchotchkes in snowdrift white. Whether you are a fashion-conscious cyclist, a miniature car...Read More»

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 relies exclusively on electricity for propulsion, and the other two add gasoline and hydrogen to the electric motivation...Read More»

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 viewing of two different "programmes," as they say, on the central COMAND display screen at the same time due to some pretty...Read More»

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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 drill, baby, drill. America could power fleets of school buses, industrial equipment, government service vehicles, farm equipment...Read More»

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