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Pricing: 2010 Volvo XC60 Just Announced
Pricing: 2010 Volvo XC60 Just Announced

I liked the 2010 Volvo XC60 from the moment I laid eyes on it earlier this year. The XC60 is the Swedish car company's first foray into the compact crossover segment—the same niche that includes a number of new entries this year; the 2010 Lexus RX350, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Wagon On Track

The new Benz E-Class family is arriving two models at a time--and contrary to reports elsewhere, the next pair of mid-size Mercedes vehicles aren't taking the long way to market. This year, Mercedes is launching the new 2010 E-Class Coupe and sedan. We brought you our first drive of the 2010...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
Rumor: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

We've shown you the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and driven it for you, too--but what about the potential for a smaller two-door Mercedes for the future? Motor Authority reports today that Mercedes may already be working on a new C-Class coupe and cabrio dubbed the CLR, which would bring a new...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla

Tesla Motors, and its ineffable founder Elon Musk, may have found the tether to long-term viability that they've been seeking. No, not the Federal government--though Tesla's application for federal bailout money is still in process. The tether comes in the form of Daimler AG; sister sites...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

Even with the recession, Vegas hasn't changed too much. The big glitzy hotels are still lifting wallets from guests through slot machines, overpriced meals and $25 charges to use the gym. There's more unsold real estate here than Chernobyl and Love Canal combined, and still they're building. Like...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept
Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less

It's long been tradition that big cars have big engines. But fuel-economy standards (in the US) and carbon emissions limits (in Europe) mean that even the big cars of tomorrow will have to use far less gasoline than they do today. One way they'll get there is by radically downsizing the engines...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class 5.5L AMG
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG

Have you heard? Frugal is the new wretched excess. Target’s Merona house brand is the new Paul Smith, Kia, the new Aston Martin. Should I say it louder? Really, luxe is dead. Really! Unless you still have dough, in which case none of the above applies. Exclusivity still trumps piety and it will...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4 sDrive30i
BMW Opens the Bidding at $24 Billion?

Everything has its price--cars, politicians. And while a small pile of cash could make you the owner of car brands like Rover ($15, sold by BMW to Ford) or Chrysler (we think Fiat took them out for a steak dinner), BMW has a much higher sense of its own self-worth. So if you're considering a hot...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class 5.5L
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550

  Mercedes-Benz launched its M-Class back in 1997 as a 1998 model. What followed the blessed event wasn't pleasant for the manufacturer. Along with being panned for its dull, minivan-esque styling, the American-built ML fell down in lots of quality tests but amazingly, didn't deter shoppers from...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Gets Price Cut

Mercedes-Benz hopes that an attractive new pricetag on its new 2010 E-Class will help you forget the recession, the bankruptcy of its old pal Chrysler, and will open your wallet. The new E-Class gets a significant price cut for 2010. The base rear-drive E-Class will sticker for $48,600 when it goes...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid In the Works

Mercedes-Benz is new to the hybrid gas-electric movement, but it's going full-bore in the 2010 model year with hybrid versions of its ML450 sport-utility vehicle and its S-Class sedan. The two vehicles use different hybrid systems--the ML450 a version of the two-mode system shared with GM's big...Read More»

Mercedes SLR 999 Red Gold
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes SLR Uglified, Ford Fusion Ekes Efficiency, And Trapped In A Winnebago With Patch Freakin' Adams

Yes, money can buy ugly -- The Gremlin may have been aesthetically challenged, but that kind of ugly ain't got nothing on a gold-plated, ruby-trimmed Mercedes SLR (look to your left). Apparently, the owner thought the base model was too humdrum, so he called up the tuners at Anliker and forked over...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Centenaire Edition
Link Love From The Car Connection: Panamera Speeds Down The Info Superhighway, Bugatti Unveils Centenaire Edition Veyrons, And Grand Touring Morgan Motor Company

La dolce vita -- Thanks to These Economic Times, TCC's Italian travel budget has been zeroed out for 2009, which means we totally missed the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in Cernobbio. It's just as well, though, 'cause the sight of those four one-off Bugattis--the Centenaire Edition Veyrons...Read More»

Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Panamericana
Link Love From The Car Connection: VW Throws Off Porsche's Shackles, Peeking At The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, And Hot Audi Concepts

If only -- Rumor has it that there's a new iteration of the legendary Mercedes 300SL Gullwing in the works. (Which is nice since the original ended production in 1957.) If produced, lucky buyers will be treated to a snazzy 370hp V8 engine, plus many of the design elements from the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: AMG Has Its Way in Shanghai

There's more word today from the 2009 Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz. This time, it's AMG that takes the mike, with twin versions of the subtly revamped S-Class. We told you about the 2010 S-Class' modified looks and interior and updated COMAND controller. For AMG's part, they're taking those...Read More»

Sheryl Crow loves BlueTEC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Goes Blue, Gold Porsche Goes Missing, We Go Nuts Watching A Bus Make A U-Turn

Tinseltown car tech -- Mercedes has launched a new campaign touting its BlueTEC vehicles and the Hollywood types who love 'em. Presumably, said types are happy to drive clean diesel autos, but given Sheryl Crow's expression in that publicity shot, we're not really sure. Please back away from the...Read More»

Shanghai skyline
2009 Shanghai Auto Show Coverage

Doom and gloom have had their day--when it comes to auto shows, that is. The 2009 Shanghai auto show just might pull off what all the American and European auto shows held this year couldn't. It may keep the sense of optimism that's evaporated on the Continent and in the U.S. China, after all, is a...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with AMG sports package
Mercedes-Benz Offers AMG Sports Pack For S-Class, CL-Class

The good news: Mercedes-Benz is offering the same AMG sports package for 2009 S-Class and CL-Class models as it does for the E-Class and C-Class. That's a first. Hooray. Now, the bad news: despite AMG's position as the performance unit of Mercedes-Benz, the sports package is entirely cosmetic...Read More»

2009 Mercedes Benz C Class 3.0L Sport 4MATIC AWD
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic

We just returned a 2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic after a week's stay at TheCarConnection.com's Detroit office. It was this editor's first time in the new C-Class, an all-new car introduced last year. The C300 is the more luxurious version of the C-Class, and this is a car that would make...Read More»

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