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Which Automakers Do You Talk About Most?
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»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550
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»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

NIght Driving
TCC Tip: How To Drive Safely At Night

Some of us spend too much time there as it is, but with daylight-savings time drawing to an end on November 7, we're all going to be in the dark, earlier and more often. Is that dangerous? A new survey says that's a daunting prospect to many drivers--and finds that some skip driving entirely at...Read More»

Flat tire, by Flickr user Lissalou66
An $8000 Flat Tire: California, Reduced to Its Essence

How much trouble could a flat tire in your driveway cause? Let’s see, there’s the inconvenience of not being able to drive the car, the need to sort of work around the car as you use your driveway, and then, if you get motivated, there’s all that goes with getting the tire...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 85,000 Vehicles For Power-Steering Leak

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 vehicles in the U.S. for an issue with the power-steering system that could result in a loss of power assistance. The recall covers 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class models, along with 2010 and 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models, that...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)
Nearly Half Of America Interested In Alt Fuel Vehicles, 71% Don't Know What They're Looking For

If you're an American, odds are pretty good that your car runs on gasoline. The chance that your next car will be gas-powered, however, isn't such a sure thing. According to a new study commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. are interested in alternative fuel vehicles...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz 'Impact' campaign
Video: Mercedes-Benz Touts Safety In 'Impact' Ad Campaign, Wants To Hear Your Story

If you're a cable subscriber -- and statistics tell us that most of you are -- you've probably stumbled across the Discovery Channel show called "I Shouldn't Be Alive". If not, the title conveys the show's concept pretty clearly: people who have had near-death experiences relive them in front of...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

Illustration of the Distronic Plus collision-avoidance system from Mercedes-Benz
Affordable Cars Could Soon Offer Collision-Avoidance Systems

If you're considering a sport sedan or crossover from one of the luxury brands, chances are it can be optioned with a radar-based system such as adaptive cruise control—which will maintain a set following distance from vehicles ahead—or, collision avoidance systems that might provide a...Read More»

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