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Adrenaline Junkies: Mercedes Wants To Loan You A 2012 C-Class Coupe
Adrenaline Junkies: Mercedes Wants To Loan You A 2012 C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz has become the latest automaker targeting Generation Y thrill-seekers, following on the heels of Ford's "Octane Academy" contest. Mercedes' latest Facebook promotion targets the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe to a new generation of buyers, specifically those with a taste for...Read More»

2011 Infiniti Etherea Concept
Upcoming Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz Compact Models To Share Platform

The relationship between automakers Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-Benz has transitioned from “we’re just friends” to “we’re involved,” following the announcement that Infiniti will build an upcoming luxury compact on a platform supplied by Mercedes Benz. The...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
A-, B-, C-Class: Mercedes Bets Big On Small Cars In America

Is America ready, really ready this time, for a small Mercedes-Benz? Or, many of them? From the old 190E to today's C-Class, Mercedes' luck with its smallest cars has been mixed. The C-Class is a core product in the lineup, and has been a mainstay for more than a decade, but the C-Class hatchback...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012 Family Cars With Hill-Hold Assist

Drivers who live in hilly areas or on streets with steep inclines learn fairly quickly that it takes a certain amount of skill to safely park and be able to start up again without rolling backward. No more need to turn the wheels into the curb or put blocks behind the rear wheels, as long as you...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Get A Boost: Family Sedans With Turbo Engines

Before it was V-6 engines with the performance of a V-8 that automakers were touting, but today the big news, especially in family sedans, is turbocharged four-cylinders that are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than their V-6 brethren. Here we take a look at four 2012 and one 2013 family...Read More»

Facebook check-in kiosk using RFID
Mercedes-Benz Automates Facebook Check-Ins At PGA Tourney

Back in April, Mercedes-Benz tried its hand at geolocation, offering a $1,000 discount to shoppers who checked in on Foursquare at the 2011 New York Auto Show. Now, the company is trying something a little different: automated Facebook check-ins using radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac Compact Luxury Sports Sedan Confirmed: Codenamed ATS

The official announcement confirms what’s been suspected for quite some time: Cadillac will introduce a new compact luxury sports sedan in the summer of 2012. For now, its codename is the Cadillac ATS. Impetus for the new rear-wheel drive ATS sports sedan is Cadillac’s intention to...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Mercedes-Benz To Build M-Class Coupe In Alabama: Report

Mercedes-Benz will add a fifth model to the production line in its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant, according to Automotive News. The new model will be a version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class crossover, but will sport a swooping, coupe-like roofline similar to the 2011 BMW X6 crossover. Although the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Just Too Beautiful

It's rare that a super sports car needs any additional promotion or hype. There are the auto shows, the spy shots, the slow reveal over months and media outlets covering the official unveiling. You get all the specs, you get the video and audio, the marketing department declaring it's either the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 - U.S. spec
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: Big Savings At The Pump

In choosing a diesel vehicle instead of a gasoline model, you almost always get a lot more torque, for comfortable highway cruising and easier towing, plus significantly better fuel economy. Between the gasoline-powered 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and the 2011 ML350 BlueTec, this is true. EPA fuel...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 2013 GT500: Car News Headlines

First drive report on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. [TheCarConnection] BMW acquires a leasing firm to assist in i-Series electric car launch. [GreenCarReports] New details surrounding the 2013 Ford GT500 leak out. [MotorAuthority] Hot hatchbacks are attracting buyers again. [FamilyCarGuide] The NYPD...Read More»

Cadillac dealership
Study: Understaffed Dealerships Souring The Sales Experience?

As U.S. auto sales gradually rebound, it would seem that dealerships and showroom salespeople would be eager than ever to let the good times roll once again. But could some brands be slowing their sales recovery due to understaffed dealerships that aren't making every effort to inform shoppers...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV Gets Ready to Hit the Road

Looking for a luxury mid-size SUV with plenty of power, loads of safety features and the Mercedes-Benz name? Check out the completely redesigned third-generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV, ready to hit the road in the U.S. in September. Two models of the five-passenger 2012 M-Class SUV will be...Read More»

Pay Off Your Sins In Florida, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Today's Car News

Kill two pedestrians in Florida? No problem. If you are rich, you can just pay your way out of trouble. [TheCarConnection] Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2012 M-Class sport utility, now with more LEDs. [MotorAuthority] GM's CEO Dan Akerson thinks that gas taxes should go up to boost...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz R Class
Mercedes R-Class vs. BMW 5 GT: And the Biggest Loser Is...

Having succumbed to too much food and drink recently, I thought I could become a candidate for The Biggest Loser, the TV show that challenges a group of overweight people to drop pounds in a Survivor-like blend of tasks and contests. Just as I had that thought, a Mercedes R-Class passed me on the...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Drive & Seek Film Shows Off New C-Class Coupe
Movies With Cars As Stars

The recent Mercedes-Benz Drive And Seek film featuring the new C-Class coupe is but one example of a very popular marketing ploy manufacturers of interesting cars have called upon in recent years. All of these films owe a debt of gratitude to the original "Car As Star" film, Rendezvous, released in...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

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