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Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz
Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes has been slower than other automakers to dip its shiny metal toe into the waters of geolocation apps. But this weekend, the boys (and girls) of Benz are plunging headlong into things by offering $1,000 vouchers in exchange for Foursquare check-ins at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The way it...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Preview

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to usher in a new era of compact cars with the debut of the Concept A Class at the upcoming New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. Actually, New York is designated as the “world premiere” for the stunning compact luxury car. Mercedes-Benz says the design...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Is America Ready For The New Mercedes A-Class?

Mercedes-Benz will be showing a high-performance version of their A-Class urban commuter at both the upcoming Shanghai and New York Auto Shows. Long a favorite in the space-starved EU, the Mercedes A-Class is small even by European standards; larger than a Smart Fortwo, the A-Class is still smaller...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Recall Alert: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon

For the second time this week, Mercedes-Benz will recall vehicles sold in the U.S. This time, it's the 2011 E-Class sedan and wagon on the service-action notice. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these E-Classes don't have enough adhesive between a vibration...Read More»

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recall Affects 2000-2004 Models

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is being recalled for problems with its cruise control. The affected models include those from model years 2000 to 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. All were built in the Benz assembly facility in Vance, Alabama. A total of...Read More»

Teen driving
Mercedes-Benz: We'll Teach Your Children To Drive

America does a terrible job of demanding new drivers be good drivers, but your teen driver can get a leg up with a new course now being offered by Mercedes-Benz. Like its fellow countrymen at Audi, Mercedes says it will begin teaching teen drivers safe road skills, starting late this year. Dubbed...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Video: Mercedes-Benz Creates Automotive Addicts

The fine folks over at MotorAuthority displayed some of the latest Mercedes-Benz ads that display some fresh thinking on the part of the revered Swabian producers of luxury vehicles, and it is a welcome change. I say this because some of the latest M-B ads have been a little underwhelming. And I...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Preview

Following its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe heads to the U.S. this coming September. With the addition of the two-door four-passenger coupe to the C-Class stable, Mercedes-Benz is going after new customers, according to Dr. Joachim Smith, the...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2010 mazda3 hatchback 001
How To Spot A Bad Car Repair Shop

There's a term used in real estate marketing, curb appeal, that could also apply to your mechanic's place of business. Curb appeal refers to the impact that a property has when the prospective buyers and their real estate agent roll up to the address in the agent’s Mercedes C-Class sedan...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD Front Exterior View
Mercedes-Benz No. 15 on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For"

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is among the most-heralded companies in America, rising to number 15 spot on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” That Mercedes-Benz is on the list isn’t surprising. What is, though...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half Will Have Four-Cylinder Engine

For 2012 the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is going to get a partial redesign and a sleek new Coupe body style—and, for the first time in years, a four-cylinder engine. Beginning with the refreshed model that arrives mid-year, M-B is no longer shying away from fours: A new C250, with a 1.8-liter...Read More»

The Virtue 100 -- most discussed brands of 2010
Which Automakers Do You Talk About Most?

Here at SocialCarNews, we talk about nearly all of the world's major automakers -- then again, that's our job. But which car companies is the rest of America talking about? Marketing research firm Virtue just released its annual list of the Virtue 100, which answers exactly that question. The...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: First Look

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has just released the first official photos of the restyled 2012 C-Class, due in showrooms in summer 2011. While the design isn’t dramatically different, it is subtly more aesthetically pleasing. The changes are more than just skin-deep design changes, and...Read More»

IIHS Roof Crush Test
IIHS Names Record 66 Cars To Top Safety Pick List

Cars really are getting safer, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick list. More cars and SUVs than ever made the list this year, a record 66 vehicles, despite the addition of a new roof strength requirement to earn the honor. The roof-strength requirement...Read More»

Screenshot from Mercedes-Benz 'Classic' app
Vintage Car Fans, Take Note: Mercedes-Benz Launches 'Classic' App

Mercedes-Benz has launched a number of apps over the past year or so -- most of them pretty mediocre (Mbrace being the notable exception). Given that iffy record, we were dubious about the company's new "Classic" app, but when we put it through its paces, we found enough to interest hardcore...Read More»

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