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Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected
Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...Read More»

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 pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

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 archival footage of previous gullwings in action, plus commentary from legendary German F1 driver Hans Herrmann, and created a...Read More»

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 be available to buyers in the U.S. However, the car is most definitely a looker -- the dream ride of many gearheads -- and so...Read More»

Jay Leno and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Video: Jay Leno Drives The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

In early November, our own Marty Padgett took the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG out for a road test and a few laps around the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Now, the slightly cleaner-shaven Jay Leno has slid behind the SLS's wheel and posted the results of his drive to Jay Leno's Garage. How do the two...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Ford Profit, Ferrari World, Panamera Sales: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today we have a slew of news from all over the spectrum: green to muscle, motorsport to amusement park. In fact, the last two are one in the same: the new Ferrari World theme park in Abu...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

•    What is it: A new gullwing supercar that effectively replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLR •    Key facts: 6.2-liter V-8 with 571 horsepower; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: April 2010 •    Price: $250,000 (est.) It's been unveiled at the 2009...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Cheap is the new black, or so we're told--luxury-car buyers are opting for less features and lower prices as we begin to pull out of phase one of the Great Recession. [Automotive News, sub. req'd.] There's no MultiAir V-8 in the works for the Alfa Romeo brand, despite its new kinship with the Dodge...Read More»

Screencap from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing microsite
Monday Timewaster: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Microsite

It's Monday, and as usual, we're feeling kind of sluggish -- especially those of us stuck at Stalag TCC while other lucky folks have jetted off to Frankfurt. Accordingly, we've spent most of this morning tinkering around Mercedes-Benz's new microsite for the SLS AMG Gullwing, which provides a...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS - partially concealed
WTF Friday: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Caught In Cannery Row

Picture this. A crowd of automotive journalists steps outside a hotel lobby in quiet little Monterey, California—right along Cannery Row, to be exact—waiting for a shuttle bus to the nearby Laguna Seca track, to drive Mazdas. Exactly then, four Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercars roll...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a plug-in version due in 2015. The new electric SLS eDrive, AutoWeek says, will carry the same body and high-flying doors as the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Prepares For Takeoff

  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing sure knows how to make an entrance. The car (an understatement) won't debut until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it won't reach showrooms until 2010, but it's already causing quite a stir on the interwebs, thanks to a handful of just-released pics...Read More»

Heidi Montag atop a Camaro
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Gullwing FAIL, GM's Aim Is Off, And Who Is This Heidi Montag Person Anyway?

Thursday is like an amuse-bouche: not quite Friday, but tantalizingly close. Here are some links to keep you occupied while we finish watching Top Chef on TIVO. Cue the sad trombone -- We don't often play the schadenfreude game around here, but it's hard not to go a little "Nelson Muntz" when we...Read More»

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