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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: First Drive
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: First Drive

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class isn't just departure from what the C-Class has been. It feels like a clear break with the past; and that's a very good thing. Too often, automakers are so locked into the mindset of designing a new car to replace a current one in their lineup that they lose sight of...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2008 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recalled For Taillight Flaw & Fire Hazard

In December, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was ramping up its investigation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The agency had received some 114 complaints from C-Class owners about taillight failures. In several instances, owners found burn marks in the vehicles'...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show preview
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class First Look Video: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is closer than ever to being a mini-E or mini-S-Class, and it's not just because of its latest growth spurt. The latest C has its most evocative styling ever, and an interior that's nothing short of beautiful. The 2015 C-Class also is more powerful, lighter than...Read More»

The Maybach 57 S Edition 125!. Image: Daimler AG
Maybach Is Back -- Not As A Brand, But As High-End Mercedes-Benz

Maybach was shuttered in 2011, after parent company Daimler AG decided that its decade-long relaunch of the century-old luxury brand wasn't worth the trouble. But don't count the old gal out just yet: according to AutoNews, Daimler plans to raise the dead and revive Maybach -- not as an independent...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
NHTSA Ramps Up Investigation Of Mercedes C-Class Taillight Failures & Fires

Back in July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began a preliminary investigation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. At the time, the agency had received 21 consumer complaints about taillight failures in those vehicles from the 2008 and 2009 model-years. According to Detroit News, the...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
Want To Get Your Hands On A 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA? You'd Better Act Fast

To many critics and auto reviewers, the brand-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a game-changer: a great-looking ride with a sub-$30,000 pricetag that could turn the heads of many entry-level luxury buyers. If you're one of those shoppers, though, you'd better be quick on the draw. According to Detroit...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: It's A Wrap

It's the end of an era--well, not so much as the end of our 30 Days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250. We're calling it a wrap today, after spending October with the first front-drive Mercedes-Benz sold in America. Over the past month, we've driven the CLA thousands of miles to find out if the...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Gas Mileage

We're at the end of our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, and before we wrap things up tomorrow, it's time to report on the gas mileage we accrued over the past few weeks. We measured the CLA's fuel economy over a total of 1,774 miles, topping it off and checking tire...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Fresh Eyes

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. While we wrap up our month-long driving experience, I've asked High Gear Media's trio of senior editors to kick in their thoughts on how the CLA fits its many missions--from a mainstream price point, from a...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Going Mobile With Apps

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week. As we drill through another few hundred miles on our $36,320 CLA 250, we're deciding which of its infotainment and connectivity features are must-haves--and which ones we'd control/alt/delete. All of the CLA's...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Turbo Fours And Dual Clutches

We're winding up our 30 days of seat time with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 this week, and as we put another few hundred miles on our $36,320 Cirrus White CLA 250, we're narrowing down the best and worst of its drivetrain. Before we ever drove the CLA 250, its performance numbers set up a loaded...Read More»

30 Days of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Mega Photo Gallery

We're down to our final ten days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, as we spend this month sorting out whether it's a true luxury car, how it's changed on its way to the U.S., and how we'd order one. So far, we've spent more than 2,500 miles in it, lapping the East Coast from I-95 to I-85 and...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: What Is A Luxury Car Anymore, Anyway?

We're speeding through a month of seat time in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, over more than 2000 miles in a $36,320 Cirrus White example with Sahara beige MB-Tex upholstery and an infotainment system that connects us with Facebook feeds and Yelp reviews, right from the driver's seat. That spray...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How Does Its Quality Measure Up?

October is halfway through, and so is the month we're spending with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. The $36,320 CLA 250 in our driveway has racked up nearly 2000 miles so far, as we try to figure out what it does best--and today, whether its initial quality...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: How To Buy One For $31,000--Or More

This month, we're getting a deeper dive with one of the bigger new-car stories of the year. We're spending 30 days with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, just as it goes on sale in the U.S. One of the reasons it's a big story? It's a Mercedes-Benz at a $29,900 base price (not including a $925...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - small overlap IIHS crash test
2014 Mercedes M-Class Is A Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2014 Mercedes M-Class mid-size luxury SUV the highest designation of Top Safety Pick+. The Mercedes M-Class thus becomes the first Mercedes to earn Top Safety Pick+ status since the IIHS began testing in 2012 for small overlap...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Vs. The Competition

The 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 is the latest arrival in TCC's garage, and for the next 30 days we'll be studying what you get for your $30,000 entry price. To do that, we'll first put the CLA 250 in some better context. There are remarkably few direct competitors to the CLA, and in part, that's on...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG leaked photos
30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Road Test Revisited

Our October is booked, as far as drive time is concerned: This month, we're putting ourselves into the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 just as it goes on sale, spending 30 days with it to bring you more details, driving impressions, and information on the new compact four-door. We've just updated our...Read More»

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