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Mercedes-Benz Weathered Hard Times Better Than Other Lux Brands?

Mercedes-Benz Weathered Hard Times Better Than Other Lux Brands?

The housing bust and the recession have hit some areas of the country harder than others. And because some vehicles play better (or worse) in Peoria than in Parsippany or Portola Hills, it's affected the auto industry in some substantial ways. And Mercedes-Benz considers itself lucky to be strong... read more

June 16, 2010 by - 2
 
Hurricane Hugo

Hurricane Season Starts Today: Six Vehicles To Make 'Hurrications' A Breeze

It's that time of year again. Not summer or Father's Day or Potty Training Awareness Month: we're talking about the North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially kicks... read more June 1, 2010 by 2


 
Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG

Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven... read more May 21, 2010 by 0


 
Michael Schumacher from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 'tunnel' commercial

For Your Friday Viewing Pleasure: A Short Film About The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Remember that amazing video of Michael Schumacher looping a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around the wall of a two-lane tunnel? Well, Mercedes has taken that clip,  added some... read more April 9, 2010 by 2


 
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Ask TCC: Which SUV Should I Buy?

Pets are people too--so why shouldn't a family of Schnauzers get a first-class SUV to roll in? Here at TheCarConnection, we're always happy to give our hands-on experience... read more April 6, 2010 by 4


 
Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Mercedes Aims For The Ladies With Sex And The City II

Mercedes-Benz has made some surprising announcements in recent weeks, perhaps the best example being its hybrid-only lineup of S-Class vehicles. The automaker also lifted the... read more April 2, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis... read more April 1, 2010 by 7


 
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550

Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

The Yugo sure doesn't have a reputation for reliability or durability. But they sure are cheap to repair. Meanwhile, for several Mercedes-Benz AMG models, the cost of parts... read more March 26, 2010 by 1


 
Screencap from an ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class [by Impact BBDO]

New Video: Does Mercedes-Benz Doubt America's Sense Of Humor?

Sometimes, it seems as if automakers --  and other advertisers, too -- question America's sense of humor. Many companies partner with ad agencies to create hilarious and/or... read more March 17, 2010 by 6


 
Traffic

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed... read more March 11, 2010 by 2


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Video: Mercedes Knows Its Target Market, S400 Hybrid Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

Hyundai was the big kahuna sponsoring last night's Oscar broadcast, but in a shocking upset, Mercedes may have walked off with the trophy for best performance by an... read more March 8, 2010 by 0


 
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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a... read more March 5, 2010 by 1


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the... read more February 26, 2010 by 22


 
2010 Subaru Outback

Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and... read more February 24, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG German Ad Hints At U.S. Spot?

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will not be a high-volume model. With a fairly limited production run and an expected pricetag north of $250,000, only a few hundred will even... read more January 26, 2010 by 0


 
Mercedes-Benz SLK Grand Edition and SL Night Edition

Mercedes Developing 'Auto-Swerve' For Pedestrian Safety

Mercedes-Benz is known for its safety features, so it should come as no surprise that the automaker is now working on "auto-swerve" technology that will help drivers avoid... read more January 18, 2010 by 2


 

 
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