Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG News

Even more Takata recalls: 563,000 Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected
Even more Takata recalls: 563,000 Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz vehicles affected

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted a barrage of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Over the weekend, the agency did so again, affecting cars and SUVs from luxury marques produced by Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz. As with many...Read More»

Inflated airbag
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»

McLaren MP4-12C Spider
June Auto Sales, 4th Of July, 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2013 Subaru Outback and put together the ultimate guide for the 2012 Toyota Prius V. June auto sales may hit record highs and we spied the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. A new surface...Read More»

Audi A3 e-tron prototype: first drive, June 2012
Audi A3 e-tron Prototype Driven, 2013 Cadillac ATS: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we drove the Audi A3 e-tron prototype and Mitsubishi teased the upcoming Outlander Plug-In Hybrid. Mercedes-Benz said it isn't going to build a four-door SLS AMG and we took a look at new car features you don't really need. All this and more in today's car news, right here...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 11, 2011

Saab's on the PR trail this week, showing off the 9-4X crossover--and clearing the air about what Hawtai's cash will buy. [TheCarConnection] Why wait until next year? The 2012 Kia Sorento's already on sale, and now it's outfitted with direct injection. [TheCarConnection] The Kia Optima Hybrid is...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»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Today at High Gear Media: Benz SLS, Soviet Cars and Zombies

GM confirmed its home yesterday; today we're showing you how the 2013 Cadillac ATS will show up in two years' time. [MotorAuthority] We've known all along a convertible would come--so do you call the 2012 Benz SLS Roadster a gullwing when it doesn't have any? [MotorAuthority] Electric cars will get...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

Michael Schumacher from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 'tunnel' commercial
For Your Friday Viewing Pleasure: A Short Film About The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Remember that amazing video of Michael Schumacher looping a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around the wall of a two-lane tunnel? Well, Mercedes has taken that clip,  added some archival footage of previous gullwings in action, plus commentary from legendary German F1 driver Hans Herrmann, and created a...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»

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 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»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Ford Profit, Ferrari World, Panamera Sales: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today we have a slew of news from all over the spectrum: green to muscle, motorsport to amusement park. In fact, the last two are one in the same: the new Ferrari World theme park in Abu...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
First Drive: 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

•    What is it: A new gullwing supercar that effectively replaces the Mercedes-Benz SLR •    Key facts: 6.2-liter V-8 with 571 horsepower; 7-speed dual-clutch transmission; rear-wheel drive •    On sale: April 2010 •    Price: $250,000 (est.) It's been unveiled at the 2009...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
SLS AMG First Drive, Ford Hot Rod, Cruze Delayed: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Two big product decisions broke over the last 24 hours: Acura decided to bring the TSX Sport Wagon to the United States by late 2010 as a 2011 model; and Chevrolet revealed that it would...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Ford Hybrids Lead Sales, Dodge Rams Aren't Sheep: Today's Car News

Cheap is the new black, or so we're told--luxury-car buyers are opting for less features and lower prices as we begin to pull out of phase one of the Great Recession. [Automotive News, sub. req'd.] There's no MultiAir V-8 in the works for the Alfa Romeo brand, despite its new kinship with the Dodge...Read More»

Screencap from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing microsite
Monday Timewaster: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Microsite

It's Monday, and as usual, we're feeling kind of sluggish -- especially those of us stuck at Stalag TCC while other lucky folks have jetted off to Frankfurt. Accordingly, we've spent most of this morning tinkering around Mercedes-Benz's new microsite for the SLS AMG Gullwing, which provides a...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept
2009 Audi R8 E-Tron Concept Revealed

The highlight of Audi’s stands at this week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show will undoubtedly by a new electrified version of the company’s popular R8 sports car, which has been revealed today in all its glory. Dubbed the e-Tron, the latest concept car will have to compete for the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS - partially concealed
WTF Friday: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Caught In Cannery Row

Picture this. A crowd of automotive journalists steps outside a hotel lobby in quiet little Monterey, California—right along Cannery Row, to be exact—waiting for a shuttle bus to the nearby Laguna Seca track, to drive Mazdas. Exactly then, four Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG supercars roll...Read More»