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

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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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Sleeping Rich Guy Says 'New-Car Fumes' Made Him Hit Cyclist

The laws of physics dictate that when a two-ton car hits a 150-pound rider on a 30-pound bicycle, the cyclist loses. Which is why drivers have an extra responsibility to be careful ... or so it used to be. Enter one Martin Joel Erzinger, a (presumably) wealthy Denver fund manager for Smith Barney...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Announces 2012 C-Class Coupe Via Super Bowl 'Tweet Race'

If you are reading SocialCarNews, then you are probably quite connected when it comes to social media. That makes you exactly the kind of person Mercedes-Benz for its "Tweet Race to the Big Game" campaign. The campaign was announced on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook fan page. You apply to...Read More»

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Car Companies Flock To Air Ads on Super Bowl XLV

When Super Bowl XLV is broadcast live on Fox Network from Cowboys Field in Arlington, Texas, on February 6, 2011, there’ll be a whole lot of car company commercials during the annual NFL throw-down. With an audience expected to top 100 million viewers, automakers have eagerly jumped on-board...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
Best Family Luxury Coupes: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Concluding our week-long series on the best family luxury coupes, it’s only fitting that Family Car Guide includes a full-size luxury model. Today we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. For some consumers looking for first-class luxury in every aspect of a family...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, And Toyota Named Nielsen Finalists For Green Marketing

Like any trend, the "green" movement has fallen in and out of favor, but for the past few years, it's been especially popular -- maybe as popular as it was when it first gained mainstream momentum during the hippie movement of the 1960s. And perhaps because of that popularity, Nielsen has decided...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
Recall Issued For 2011 Mercedes-Benz E, GL, M, And R Classes

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for E, GL, M, and R Class vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the fuel filter O-ring on those models may have been improperly lubricated, which could cause some unpleasant...Read More»

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Mercedes To Make Its Xenon Headlights Even Brighter

Xenon headlights are the brightest thing on the road at night, and Mercedes-Benz is making them even brighter. Starting in December 2010, production of E-Class and S-Class models will use of new, higher intensity xenon burners from Osram, the company that used to be called Sylvania. Mercedes says...Read More»

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