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Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers
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 year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

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 predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...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»

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 collisions with pedestrians. According to Ulrich Mellinghoff, head of safety development at Mercedes, the vast majority of...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru were up 8.3%, 9.8%, and 15.4% respectively in 2009. But maybe we're just stuck on semantics. Now, we agree with Audi...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz flagship dealership in Manhattan [via NewYorkTimes]
Mercedes-Benz To Launch Top-Of-The-Heap Showroom In Manhattan

For the few Manhattanites that can afford to own cars, and for those visiting from less-cramped spaces, Mercedes-Benz is opening a 333,000 square-foot flagship store on 11th Avenue between 53rd and 54th. Its light, airy look -- with tones of light blue, yellow and apricot "to convey the qualities...Read More»

Wireframe Lamborghini Countach
Wireframe Lamborghini, Spyker’s Plans For Saab: Today’s Car News

Due for sale in 2012, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan will reportedly be offered with plug-in hybrid technology, and eventually this option will be offered across the automaker’s fleet. [MotorAuthority] Since GM extended the deadline for potential bids for the Saab brand...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept
Mercedes-Benz Bringing A Hybrid Option To The S-Class

Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed Mercedes-Benz's plan to retool its popular CL model into a new S-Class coupe. Now we've gotten word that the next-gen S-Class will offer even more features, including a hybrid option on the S-Class sedan. The system will be similar to that shown at Frankfurt...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
Rumor: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake?

In America, station wagons began falling from favor in the late 1970s, when vans and, subsequently, SUVs became the preferred family ride. Today, however,  there appears to be a resurgence of interest in the lower-profile wagon and its two-door offspring, the shooting brake. In fact, rumors have...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering
2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (Formerly Known As The CL)

Major automakers spend a lot of time and energy developing product lines to fit every nook and cranny of their client base. Nowhere is that more evident than at Mercedes-Benz, where the nomenclature shell game is expected to transform the beloved CL into the new S-Class Coupe for the 2011 model...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, said (rather testily) that those rides are good enough to send to other countries: "Yes, our cars here are exportable...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio leak
Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

• What is it? The replacement for the aging CLK Cabriolet • The basics: Top-down fun in all seasons • On sale: May next year, with a public showing at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show • Price: $55,000-plus (est.) Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its all-new 2011 E-Class...Read More»

J.D. Power's 2009 Customer Retention Survey
JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the past, J.D. Power's new Customer Retention Survey shows a whopping 67% of Mercedes-Benz buyers remain loyal to the company...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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Production Moving To Alabama

Here at TCC, we've seen some interesting production news over the past few months -- for example, Ford intends to make the U.S. its export base, and Honda will export the American-made 2010 Civic . (Honda might also move Fit production stateside.) Now, Daimler has announced plans to beef up its...Read More»

Mercedes SPLITVIEW
Mercedes-Benz Launching Splitview Technology At L.A. Auto Show

Mercedes Benz today announced the availability of a new display technology that allows driver and passenger to see two totally separate programs from the same screen, at the same time. The technology has been around for a while but it’s only now making its North American debut, which is...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Mercedes-Benz Planning Four Debuts For L.A. Auto Show

The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a couple of weeks away and in its lead up we have new details about what Mercedes-Benz is planning for the event. The luxury automaker will have no less than four debuts, including the all-new SLS AMG. The 563 horsepower supercar is just about to go on sale in...Read More»

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