The Truth About Cars » Mercedes-Benz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mercedes-Benz http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/reviews/mercedes-benz/ Daimler CEO: Google, Apple Further Along With Car Projects http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/daimler-ceo-google-apple-further-along-with-car-projects/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/daimler-ceo-google-apple-further-along-with-car-projects/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:29:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272417 Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that tech companies such as Google and Apple were making significant progress on autonomous cars, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported (via Reuters). “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time […]

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that tech companies such as Google and Apple were making significant progress on autonomous cars, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported (via Reuters). “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Finished Second in China, Big Trouble for Takata, and Apple’s Longtime Car Guy Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-volkswagen-finished-second-in-china-big-trouble-for-takata-and-apples-longtime-car-guy-gone/#comments Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:58:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271897 Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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Volkswagen’s chief in China says they’re probably not retaking the crown from General Motors there anytime soon. That, Apple’s lead car guy is gone, Takata’s in trouble and more … after the break! Volkswagen’s China chief: ‘Volume isn’t everything’ Volkswagen’s chief in China said the automaker would have a good year in China and deflected […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Latest Headache for Volkswagen, New E-Class From $50K, and Dealers Surprised That You’re Surprised http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-latest-headache-volkswagen-new-e-class-50k-dealers-surprised-youre-surprised/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269257 Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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Investors say Volkswagen should have told the world they were cheating earlier because then they could have bought more Apple stock. That, Mercedes-Benz prices new E-Class in Europe, BMW’s bigger i3 battery and Jeep soars in Europe … after the break! Investors lining up to sue Volkswagen in Germany Large shareholders of Volkswagen are considering a […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2007 Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-2007-mercedes-benz-r63-amg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-collectible-2007-mercedes-benz-r63-amg/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268977 As boring as they are to drive, I still think minivans are marvelous. With much more space than a comparably-sized CUV, I can easily take my Town & Country just as far offroad as most folks ever consider treading with their RX350. Still, the big box on wheels isn’t the most luxurious commuter. Even considering […]

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As boring as they are to drive, I still think minivans are marvelous. With much more space than a comparably-sized CUV, I can easily take my Town & Country just as far offroad as most folks ever consider treading with their RX350. Still, the big box on wheels isn’t the most luxurious commuter. Even considering […]

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon is Coming to North America* http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-wagon-is-coming-to-north-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-wagon-is-coming-to-north-america/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:43:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267065 * But not the U.S. — at least, not yet. Add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon to the list of vehicles available in Canada and not the United States. Mercedes-Benz Canada announced Thursday it would begin selling the long-roof version of the C-Class this year. To add insult to injury, it will be a diesel with […]

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* But not the U.S. — at least, not yet. Add the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon to the list of vehicles available in Canada and not the United States. Mercedes-Benz Canada announced Thursday it would begin selling the long-roof version of the C-Class this year. To add insult to injury, it will be a diesel with […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Investors Pump the Brakes, Daimler’s Dig, and Chapo’s Crapwagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-investors-pump-brakes-daimlers-dig-chapos-crapwagon/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:09:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266585 Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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Investors aren’t necessarily drinking automakers’ Kool-Aid that 2016 will be full of beer and Skittles. That, the China-made Cadillac CT6 that’ll eventually get here, El Chapo’s cheapo getaway car and General Motors’ questions get down and dirty … after the break! Investors aren’t embracing automakers’ continued enthusiasm Even though automakers are boasting fatter bottom lines […]

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NAIAS 2016: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the Base, But Far from Basic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1261049 When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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TTAC News Round-up: 2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview, VW’s Müller to Attend NAIAS, and Dealers Force Infiniti QX30 Name Change http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-2016-detroit-auto-show-preview/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:01:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260633 This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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This Saturday is the calm before the storm. While the Los Angeles Auto Show is the opening act of the North American auto show season, Detroit is the main event. Here’s what to expect at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, which begins this Monday. That, Herr Müller is planning on visiting Detroit and U.S. […]

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Mercedes Plans Fleet of EVs to Compete With Tesla, Others http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mercedes-plans-fleet-of-evs-to-compete-with-tesla-others/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mercedes-plans-fleet-of-evs-to-compete-with-tesla-others/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256353 While none of them will look anything like this, Car reports that Mercedes-Benz has a pretty firm plan in place to compete against EV makers and German rivals before the end of the decade. The magazine reports that Mercedes plans to have a sedan on sale by 2018, followed shortly by a crossover to compete […]

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While none of them will look anything like this, Car reports that Mercedes-Benz has a pretty firm plan in place to compete against EV makers and German rivals before the end of the decade. The magazine reports that Mercedes plans to have a sedan on sale by 2018, followed shortly by a crossover to compete […]

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BMW, Audi, Mercedes Finish Purchase of Nokia’s Mapmaking Division; Cartography Now Acceptable As College Major http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-audi-mercedes-finish-purchase-nokias-mapmaking-division-cartography-now-acceptable-college-major/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/bmw-audi-mercedes-finish-purchase-nokias-mapmaking-division-cartography-now-acceptable-college-major/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 19:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236009 No one will laugh at you for majoring in cartography anymore. Well, maybe not everyone. — Aaron Daimler AG, Audi and BMW announced Friday that the trio had completed its purchase of Nokia’s mapmaking business, HERE, which the trio announced they were seeking to purchase in August. The companies didn’t specify details about the transaction, […]

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No one will laugh at you for majoring in cartography anymore. Well, maybe not everyone. — Aaron Daimler AG, Audi and BMW announced Friday that the trio had completed its purchase of Nokia’s mapmaking business, HERE, which the trio announced they were seeking to purchase in August. The companies didn’t specify details about the transaction, […]

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Mercedes-Benz Offering ‘Persian Conversion’ Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/mercedes-benz-offering-persian-conversion-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/mercedes-benz-offering-persian-conversion-option/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229177 The practice of removing a car’s emblems, or upgrading the emblems to a higher-line model, probably dates back to all the 1960s Mustangs sporting “289 High Performance” fender tags despite having lesser powerplants under their hoods. Los Angeles-area high-line dealers were the first to nickname the current generation of rebadged and debadged vehicles as “Persian Conversions,” although the trend is not limited […]

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The practice of removing a car’s emblems, or upgrading the emblems to a higher-line model, probably dates back to all the 1960s Mustangs sporting “289 High Performance” fender tags despite having lesser powerplants under their hoods. Los Angeles-area high-line dealers were the first to nickname the current generation of rebadged and debadged vehicles as “Persian Conversions,” although the trend is not limited […]

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Mercedes’ Concept At Tokyo Is a Self-driving School Bus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mercedes-concept-tokyo-self-driving-school-bus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mercedes-concept-tokyo-self-driving-school-bus/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:30:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205129 Mercedes announced Monday that it would show a Vision Tokyo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show this week and the car appears ready for soccer team duty, robot-mom style. The only details made public about the concept are this photo — and that’s it. That’s left us to speculate on particulars such as powertrain, number of wheels, […]

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Mercedes announced Monday that it would show a Vision Tokyo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show this week and the car appears ready for soccer team duty, robot-mom style. The only details made public about the concept are this photo — and that’s it. That’s left us to speculate on particulars such as powertrain, number of wheels, […]

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Mercedes Expanding AMG Brand, Asking Dealers To Pay For Upgrades http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mercedes-expanding-amg-brand-asking-dealers-to-pay-for-upgrades/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mercedes-expanding-amg-brand-asking-dealers-to-pay-for-upgrades/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193834 Mercedes-Benz will open performance centers at specific dealerships across the U.S. to expand the AMG brand from enthusiast sub-brand to mainstream performance line, Automotive News is reporting. Dealers may have to pay up to $200,000 for extra showroom space and training, the report said. The automaker expanded its AMG brand this year with the Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mercedes-Benz will open performance centers at specific dealerships across the U.S. to expand the AMG brand from enthusiast sub-brand to mainstream performance line, Automotive News is reporting. Dealers may have to pay up to $200,000 for extra showroom space and training, the report said. The automaker expanded its AMG brand this year with the Mercedes-Benz […]

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Bosch Didn’t Supply Cheating Software on Dirty Diesels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bosch-didnt-supply-cheating-software-dirty-diesels/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:45:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191578 A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel passenger cars, […]

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Daimler Spending $1.3B at Alabama Plant, Truck Coming? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/daimler-spending-1-3b-at-alabama-plant-truck-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/daimler-spending-1-3b-at-alabama-plant-truck-coming/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175850 Daimler announced Friday that it would spend $1.3 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory to upgrade its equipment and technology, and to also add a 1.3 million square-foot body shop. The investment will also add 300 jobs to the plant, which produces the C-Class and GL-class — and perhaps GLT? — and work is reportedly […]

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Daimler announced Friday that it would spend $1.3 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama factory to upgrade its equipment and technology, and to also add a 1.3 million square-foot body shop. The investment will also add 300 jobs to the plant, which produces the C-Class and GL-class — and perhaps GLT? — and work is reportedly […]

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Mercedes-Benz Has A Concept Car That Grows By Nearly 16 Inches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mercedes-benz-concept-car-grows-nearly-16-inches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/mercedes-benz-concept-car-grows-nearly-16-inches/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:30:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1172650 While it may or may not be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-class (note: probably not), the automaker took the wraps off a transforming concept car that grows in length significantly at highway speeds to better cut through air. The Mercedes-Benz IAA concept (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) was shown off Tuesday in Frankfurt and, according to the automaker, can grow […]

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While it may or may not be the next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS-class (note: probably not), the automaker took the wraps off a transforming concept car that grows in length significantly at highway speeds to better cut through air. The Mercedes-Benz IAA concept (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) was shown off Tuesday in Frankfurt and, according to the automaker, can grow […]

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2015 Mercedes GLA 250 Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-mercedes-gla-250-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-mercedes-gla-250-review-video/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163306 2015 Mercedes GLA 250 4Matic 2.0-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, CVVT (208 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 1,250 rpm) 7-speed “7G-DCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/32 highway/27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 26.5 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: 4Matic AWD, Driver Assistance package, Active Parking, Blind Spot Assist, Wood Trim, HID Lamps Base Price: $32,225* As Tested: $42,800* * Prices include $925 […]

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2015 Mercedes GLA 250 4Matic 2.0-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, CVVT (208 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 1,250 rpm) 7-speed “7G-DCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/32 highway/27 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 26.5 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: 4Matic AWD, Driver Assistance package, Active Parking, Blind Spot Assist, Wood Trim, HID Lamps Base Price: $32,225* As Tested: $42,800* * Prices include $925 […]

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Add Renault Alaskan to List of Cars Not Sold in Their Namesake Markets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/add-renault-alaskan-list-cars-not-sold-namesake-markets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/add-renault-alaskan-list-cars-not-sold-namesake-markets/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1159578 Renault has released their latest global pickup concept, the Alaskan, and by global they mean almost everywhere except Alaska. Go figure. Regardless, the Alaskan looks like a beefed-up version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept revealed in Detroit. Renault said the Alaskan is part of a new global push for their LCV business. We bet […]

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Renault has released their latest global pickup concept, the Alaskan, and by global they mean almost everywhere except Alaska. Go figure. Regardless, the Alaskan looks like a beefed-up version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup concept revealed in Detroit. Renault said the Alaskan is part of a new global push for their LCV business. We bet […]

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First Photos of Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Leak http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/first-photos-mercedes-amg-c63-coupe-leak/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/first-photos-mercedes-amg-c63-coupe-leak/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 22:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1144265 Leaked photos of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe from a presentation have found their way onto the Web, from Zero2Turbo (via Carscoops). The photos are in line with the official photos of the coupe we saw this weekend, and earlier “leaks” from Mercedes-AMG’s official Facebook page. The coupe will likely follow the sedan and offer 470- and 503-horsepower […]

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Leaked photos of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe from a presentation have found their way onto the Web, from Zero2Turbo (via Carscoops). The photos are in line with the official photos of the coupe we saw this weekend, and earlier “leaks” from Mercedes-AMG’s official Facebook page. The coupe will likely follow the sedan and offer 470- and 503-horsepower […]

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Mercedes-Benz Removes Two Doors from C-Class, Creates Real Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-removes-two-doors-from-c-class-creates-real-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-removes-two-doors-from-c-class-creates-real-coupe/#comments Sat, 15 Aug 2015 15:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1142849 Some may argue that Mercedes is responsible for the prevalence of four-door coupes on the market thanks to the popularity of the CLS. While the tri-star brand might be found guilty in the court of public opinion for slagging upon us such an abomination, it’s refreshing that the German brand still knows how to make a real, […]

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Some may argue that Mercedes is responsible for the prevalence of four-door coupes on the market thanks to the popularity of the CLS. While the tri-star brand might be found guilty in the court of public opinion for slagging upon us such an abomination, it’s refreshing that the German brand still knows how to make a real, […]

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2015 Mercedes S550 4Matic Review – The Luxury “Tweener” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-mercedes-s550-4matic-review-luxury-tweener/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-mercedes-s550-4matic-review-luxury-tweener/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1130945 Luxury shoppers have an interesting “problem.” If you want something spendier and more unique than a Lexus LS, but aren’t ready for a baby-Bentley or Roller, you have but one option: the Mercedes S-Class. Trouble is the last generation S-Class lagged behind more plebian options in both gadgets and luxury. That was a serious problem since the price […]

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Luxury shoppers have an interesting “problem.” If you want something spendier and more unique than a Lexus LS, but aren’t ready for a baby-Bentley or Roller, you have but one option: the Mercedes S-Class. Trouble is the last generation S-Class lagged behind more plebian options in both gadgets and luxury. That was a serious problem since the price […]

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Mercedes-AMG Teasing More C63 Coupe Because It’s Monday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mercedes-amg-teasing-c63-coupe-monday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mercedes-amg-teasing-c63-coupe-monday/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1125801 Mercedes-AMG released a new batch of “spy” shots of its C63 coupe testing at Hockenheimring in Germany, AutoGuide is reporting (via Facebook). The coupe, which will be unveiled in August ahead of its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, looks remarkably similar to the C-Class sedan from which it’s based. The car is […]

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Mercedes-AMG released a new batch of “spy” shots of its C63 coupe testing at Hockenheimring in Germany, AutoGuide is reporting (via Facebook). The coupe, which will be unveiled in August ahead of its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, looks remarkably similar to the C-Class sedan from which it’s based. The car is […]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC: Lookin’ for Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1117377 The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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Mercedes-AMG Bumps Up Power in 2016 CLA45, GLA45 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mercedes-amg-bumps-power-2016-cla45-gla45/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/mercedes-amg-bumps-power-2016-cla45-gla45/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1116633 Mercedes-AMG’s incredibly busy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will be busier next year. The performance division of Mercedes-Benz announced Tuesday (via AutoGuide) the 2016 CLA45 and GLA45 engines would get horsepower bumps from 355 hp to 375 hp. That boosts the horsepower-per-liter output from the little Affalterbach mills to 187.5 hp/l. In addition to the horsepower bump, Mercedes announced the cars’ transmissions have been […]

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Mercedes-AMG’s incredibly busy 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will be busier next year. The performance division of Mercedes-Benz announced Tuesday (via AutoGuide) the 2016 CLA45 and GLA45 engines would get horsepower bumps from 355 hp to 375 hp. That boosts the horsepower-per-liter output from the little Affalterbach mills to 187.5 hp/l. In addition to the horsepower bump, Mercedes announced the cars’ transmissions have been […]

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New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Play Loud Noise Before Crash to Save Eardrums http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/new-mercedes-e-class-will-play-loud-noise-crash-save-eardrums/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/new-mercedes-e-class-will-play-loud-noise-crash-save-eardrums/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1114905 The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class can basically drive itself. But if you prefer to pilot the car yourself, and you happen to get into a crash, the 2017 E-Class will pump static into the cabin to save your ears. As Wired reports, the new E-Class will be equipped with what Mercedes-Benz is calling “PRE-SAFE Sound” to play […]

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class can basically drive itself. But if you prefer to pilot the car yourself, and you happen to get into a crash, the 2017 E-Class will pump static into the cabin to save your ears. As Wired reports, the new E-Class will be equipped with what Mercedes-Benz is calling “PRE-SAFE Sound” to play […]

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