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BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Los Angeles
Mercedes Targets L.A. For First U.S. Teen Driving School

In October of this year, teens residing in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to take driver’s training at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy – the automaker’s first such school in the United States. The driver’s education program will incorporate online, classroom, and...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac, Ford, BMW Win Most of Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards

In Kelley Blue Book’s 2011 Brand Image Awards, three automakers score multiple wins with Cadillac taking the lion’s share of three out of ten awards and Ford and BMW, two each. Single category award winners include Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. This is the fourth year of the Kelley...Read More»

Kia 'Hamsters' commercial
Kia's Hamsters Scurry Off With Nielsen's Top Ad Award At The 2011 New York Auto Show

It's official: Americans love rodents. That rule may not apply so much to rats or nutria, but cuter critters like squirrels and chipmunks are tops with U.S. consumers. And at the pinnacle of the rodent pyramid, we find hamsters -- specifically, the road-trippin' hamsters featured in commercials for...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe live photos
Check In At The 2011 New York Auto Show, Get A $1,000 Discount From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes has been slower than other automakers to dip its shiny metal toe into the waters of geolocation apps. But this weekend, the boys (and girls) of Benz are plunging headlong into things by offering $1,000 vouchers in exchange for Foursquare check-ins at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The way it...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Third Row Seats: The 6 Top-Rated Family Wagons That Have Them

If you have more than four in your family, or in your extended family, taking everyone even out across town can get complicated—unless you have a third-row seats. Getting real capability for six or seven no longer means that you have to settle for a boring van or basic SUV. Today's market...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Preview

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to usher in a new era of compact cars with the debut of the Concept A Class at the upcoming New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. Actually, New York is designated as the “world premiere” for the stunning compact luxury car. Mercedes-Benz says the design...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Is America Ready For The New Mercedes A-Class?

Mercedes-Benz will be showing a high-performance version of their A-Class urban commuter at both the upcoming Shanghai and New York Auto Shows. Long a favorite in the space-starved EU, the Mercedes A-Class is small even by European standards; larger than a Smart Fortwo, the A-Class is still smaller...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Recall Alert: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon

For the second time this week, Mercedes-Benz will recall vehicles sold in the U.S. This time, it's the 2011 E-Class sedan and wagon on the service-action notice. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these E-Classes don't have enough adhesive between a vibration...Read More»

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recall Affects 2000-2004 Models

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is being recalled for problems with its cruise control. The affected models include those from model years 2000 to 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. All were built in the Benz assembly facility in Vance, Alabama. A total of...Read More»

Teen driving
Mercedes-Benz: We'll Teach Your Children To Drive

America does a terrible job of demanding new drivers be good drivers, but your teen driver can get a leg up with a new course now being offered by Mercedes-Benz. Like its fellow countrymen at Audi, Mercedes says it will begin teaching teen drivers safe road skills, starting late this year. Dubbed...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK
Video: Mercedes-Benz Creates Automotive Addicts

The fine folks over at MotorAuthority displayed some of the latest Mercedes-Benz ads that display some fresh thinking on the part of the revered Swabian producers of luxury vehicles, and it is a welcome change. I say this because some of the latest M-B ads have been a little underwhelming. And I...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Preview

Following its debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe heads to the U.S. this coming September. With the addition of the two-door four-passenger coupe to the C-Class stable, Mercedes-Benz is going after new customers, according to Dr. Joachim Smith, the...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

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How To Spot A Bad Car Repair Shop

There's a term used in real estate marketing, curb appeal, that could also apply to your mechanic's place of business. Curb appeal refers to the impact that a property has when the prospective buyers and their real estate agent roll up to the address in the agent’s Mercedes C-Class sedan...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 5.5L V8 RWD Front Exterior View
Mercedes-Benz No. 15 on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For"

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is among the most-heralded companies in America, rising to number 15 spot on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” That Mercedes-Benz is on the list isn’t surprising. What is, though...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half Will Have Four-Cylinder Engine

For 2012 the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is going to get a partial redesign and a sleek new Coupe body style—and, for the first time in years, a four-cylinder engine. Beginning with the refreshed model that arrives mid-year, M-B is no longer shying away from fours: A new C250, with a 1.8-liter...Read More»

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