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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Best Car to Buy Nominee
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Few cars need to have the depth of range that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers. Long as popular in tony American cities as in the taxi queue at the main train station in Frankfurt, the E-Class has been fully redesigned for the 2017 model year. Rebooting the E-Class isn't something Mercedes takes...Read More»

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Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
No surprise: luxury owners more likely to let autonomous cars do the driving

How excited are you about self-driving cars? According to one new study, your feelings about tomorrow's autonomous vehicles may depend on what you drive today. The study was conducted by research firm MaritzCX, which spent much of the summer asking 12,353 vehicle owners to share their feelings...Read More»

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Mercedes to take on BMW's i with new electric car sub brand

In order to better compete with brands like Tesla, Porsche and BMW's i division, Mercedes-Benz dealers will soon have a dedicated electric car brand to offer consumers. Mercedes may unveil a new electric car at the Paris Motor Show this fall. The automaker could use that venue to take the wraps off...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Troubles worsen abroad, but VW execs finally wise up

Volkswagen continues its efforts to leave the global Dieselgate scandal behind. Will the company's long, slow slog turn into a death march, or will it end in a victory parade? Check out these recent headlines, and judge for yourselves: 1. VW sales sink even further, but other brands keep rising: No...Read More»

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Mercedes delays C-Class, GLC diesels for U.S. market

Mercedes-Benz's long-anticipated entry-level diesel sedan and crossovers have been delayed at least a year, the latest victims of increased scrutiny by the EPA in the wake of Volkswagen's ongoing diesel crisis. The diesel version of the C-Class was set to be badged C300d and the GLC-Class diesel...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300) first drive review

It can steer for you, brake for you, it can even entertain you. Is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class the smartest car on the road today? By Mercedes' reckoning, it is. As a rival for vehicles like the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS, and Jaguar XF, the E-Class has its plate full just...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi made defeat device in 1999, scandal-related costs rising fast

Last Thursday, Volkswagen surprised more than a few observers by meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit repair plans for 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels equipped with defeat devices that help them cheat on emissions tests. That's the good news. The bad news? The recall/buyback plan...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, 2016 New York International Auto Show
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC43 AMG and GLC Coupe video preview

Mercedes has a hit on its hands with its new GLC crossover SUV. And even though it’s just a year old, the GLC is already growing more offshoots, and adding the vaunted AMG badge. At the New York auto show, audiences got a first look at the GLC43 and the new GLC Coupe. The GLC Coupe...Read More»

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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»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E400)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview Video

The latest S-Class and C-Class are some of the highest-rated cars at The Car Connection--so how can Mercedes-Benz top itself? With a new car that it calls its most intelligent yet. The world got its first look at that car--the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class--at the 2016 Detroit auto show. ALSO SEE...Read More»

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The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview

Mercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan Wang
Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America

How much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and their answers reveal the best-loved cars in the country. ALSO SEE: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart...Read More»

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive

The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders...Read More»

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Who's At Fault When An Autonomous Car Crashes? Google, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo Say "Us"

There's a lot of discussion about autonomous cars these days, and one of the bigger concerns for regulators is the question of who's at fault when autonomous vehicles are involved in accidents. Is it the automaker? The software provider? The driver (who's not actually driving the car)? We asked...Read More»

Daimler Trucks testing the first series-production autonomous truck on public roads
Mercedes-Benz & Daimler Test Autonomous 18-Wheeler In Real Highway Traffic

Autonomous cars stir up plenty of emotions in drivers. Some folks lament the fact that their children and grandchildren will never know the joys of driving. (Future children and grandchildren stuck in traffic jams may not feel the same way.) ALSO SEE: Introducing The Car Connection 2016 Driver's...Read More»

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Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking

The auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming...Read More»

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package

As part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to...Read More»

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