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Mercedes-Benz Overhauls Nomenclature, Brings Back Maybach
Mercedes-Benz Overhauls Nomenclature, Brings Back Maybach

Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of a dramatic expansion—in both sales, and in the breadth of its model line. That introduces some badging challenges; and so to clarify, Mercedes is overhauling its nomenclature, beginning next year. For those still a bit confused about the changes over at...Read More»

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2013 Ford Escape, Labor Day, GOP Platform Speaks Out: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we discussed the 2013 Ford Escape powertrain options and provided safety tips for safe driving this Labor Day Weekend. Mazda talked about the future of the rotary engine and Porsche introduced a new feature on its manual transmissions. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

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Report: 2010 Mercedes S-Class, Audi, VW Are Tops In Desirability

For the fifth time in the last six years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was named the most desirable model in the entire industry. That’s according to the annual Total Quality Index (TQI) report compiled by the market-research firm Strategic Vision. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Tiguan are all...Read More»

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J.D. Power Study: Domestics Take The Lead In Vehicle Appeal

No doubt about it at this point, domestic-brand vehicles are more reliable than they used to be. And if you still snicker dismissively when we say that a number of domestic-brand vehicles really do get our pulse going and are better than many imports, it might serve to know that J.D. Power is...Read More»

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2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis • On sale: July 2010 • Price: $50,000 - $60,000 With the 2009 Hyundai Genesis successfully launched, the Korean...Read More»

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U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed on U.S. roadways in 2009 reflected that trend, dropping to 33,963. It goes without saying that that's still 33,963 deaths too...Read More»

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Video: Mercedes Knows Its Target Market, S400 Hybrid Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

Hyundai was the big kahuna sponsoring last night's Oscar broadcast, but in a shocking upset, Mercedes may have walked off with the trophy for best performance by an automaker. Sure, the ad announcing the debut of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid was bland, and it didn't say much of anything about...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a crash to help slow it down. It's a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid full-size luxury sedan that's been fitted with several new and...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

What is it?: Mild hybrid version of the big Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan The basics: Teutonic solidity, impeccable equipment, better fuel economy On sale: This fall Price: $87,950 Exactly one year ago, our editor Marty Padgett wrote about the European launch of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid...Read More»

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VW, Mercedes, Honda Models—And Porsche—Top APEAL Study

Porsche ranks as most appealing nameplate for the fifth consecutive year. That's according to J.D. Power and Associates' 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, which was just released. Yet Porsche only had one top-placing model in Power's study, the Cayenne. Across all...Read More»

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BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

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Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

This year has seen a number of new and announced model-name changes from Mercedes-Benz, including the new E-Class Coupe, which takes the place of the CLK. Likewise, the new S-Class Coupe will replace the CL as of the 2011 model year. The spy shots, captured by the sleuths at Motor Authority, reveal...Read More»

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Mercedes Benz Shows Off Future of Safety Tech With ESF 2009 Prototype

Mercedes-Benz today released a sneak preview of its ESF 2009 S400 Hybrid experimental Safety Vehicle as part of a preview at its Stuttgart headquarters. The new ESF model revives a long-lapsed tradition of high-tech safety prototypes. The last time Mercedes outfitted an ESF - the German acronym for...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Sneak Peak, Rally For Rentals, And What Is Up With All These Pod Things?

  Looking for something fun to do this summer? How's about signing up for the annual Rental Car Rally, which will run this June from San Francisco to Yuma, Arizona. Clearly a race of a different sort, points are awarded for low odometer readings, team style, and "random tomfoolery" (e.g. getting...Read More»

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