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. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 Review – The Artist Formerly Known As ML http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-mercedes-benz-gle350-suv-review-artist-formerly-known-ml/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-mercedes-benz-gle350-suv-review-artist-formerly-known-ml/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325618 Those of you who railed against Bark’s glowing review of the 2016 Ford Mustang convertible by claiming his “Ford bias” tainted his viewpoint might also think my yarn about this vehicle is spun in a similar vein. After all, I worked for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services for 17 years, and here I am reviewing my own Mercedes-Benz-subsidized retiree lease vehicle. How could I possibly be objective, […]

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Those of you who railed against Bark’s glowing review of the 2016 Ford Mustang convertible by claiming his “Ford bias” tainted his viewpoint might also think my yarn about this vehicle is spun in a similar vein. After all, I worked for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services for 17 years, and here I am reviewing my own Mercedes-Benz-subsidized retiree lease vehicle. How could I possibly be objective, […]

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Another Lawsuit Launched at Mercedes-Benz in Diesel Litigation Barrage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321106 Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Rental Review – ‘Authentic’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/rental-review-mercedes-benz-cla250/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/rental-review-mercedes-benz-cla250/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320242 “I love it,” the man once said, “when a plan comes together.” And this was the mother of all ad hoc, free-range, domino-effect plans. Avant-garde pianist Hiromi Uehara, along with six-string bass monster Anthony Jackson and noted over-drummer Simon Phillips, had a 7:30 p.m. gig one evening in Fort Lauderdale. Southwest had a nonstop from […]

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“I love it,” the man once said, “when a plan comes together.” And this was the mother of all ad hoc, free-range, domino-effect plans. Avant-garde pianist Hiromi Uehara, along with six-string bass monster Anthony Jackson and noted over-drummer Simon Phillips, had a 7:30 p.m. gig one evening in Fort Lauderdale. Southwest had a nonstop from […]

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Mercedes-Benz Recreates ‘Maximum Overdrive’ in Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mercedes-benz-recreates-maximum-overdrive-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mercedes-benz-recreates-maximum-overdrive-europe/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318618 If you’re planning to drive between the Netherlands and Germany tomorrow, just know that self-aware trucks will be out there. Convoys of automated transport trucks will be plying the highways between Stuttgart and Rotterdam as part of the European Truck Platooning Challenge, an initiative created by the Netherlands to develop and showcase connected vehicle technology. […]

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If you’re planning to drive between the Netherlands and Germany tomorrow, just know that self-aware trucks will be out there. Convoys of automated transport trucks will be plying the highways between Stuttgart and Rotterdam as part of the European Truck Platooning Challenge, an initiative created by the Netherlands to develop and showcase connected vehicle technology. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Nissan Needs a Faster Pipe, Creeping Autonomy, and Mercedes Goes Gaga Over AMG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-nissan-needs-faster-pipe-creeping-autonomy-mercedes-goes-gaga-amg/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313034 Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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Nissan’s product pipeline has all the flow of a crusted-over faucet, and that’s not good for business. That, automation is insidiously infiltrating cars all around you, Mercedes-Benz goes all in on AMG, Jaguar teases China with something special, and foreigners flee the Russian automotive landscape … after the break! Failure to launch … on time […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet – Topless Brutality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-mercedes-amg-c63-cabriolet-topless-brutality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nyias-2017-mercedes-amg-c63-cabriolet-topless-brutality/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:45:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308362 Daimler today revealed convertible versions of its 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S coupes. With 0-60 times as low as 4.0 seconds and a top speed in the S model of 174 miles per hour, the new ragtops will allow extreme condition testing of the finest toupee glues. Like all AMG models, the C63 and C63 S will be […]

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Daimler today revealed convertible versions of its 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S coupes. With 0-60 times as low as 4.0 seconds and a top speed in the S model of 174 miles per hour, the new ragtops will allow extreme condition testing of the finest toupee glues. Like all AMG models, the C63 and C63 S will be […]

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NYIAS: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – New Shape for a Newcomer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-mercedes-benz-glc-coupe-newcomer-get-new-shape/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-mercedes-benz-glc-coupe-newcomer-get-new-shape/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308226 Four-door coupe styling has filtered down to a newcomer in the Mercedes-Benz range — the GLC midsize crossover SUV. For its second year on the market, the GLC will receive the coupe-like styling already endowed on its larger brother, the GLE. Adopting the new body style adds 3.2 inches in length to the GLC Coupe and […]

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Four-door coupe styling has filtered down to a newcomer in the Mercedes-Benz range — the GLC midsize crossover SUV. For its second year on the market, the GLC will receive the coupe-like styling already endowed on its larger brother, the GLE. Adopting the new body style adds 3.2 inches in length to the GLC Coupe and […]

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Uber Allegedly Buys 100,000 S-Class Cars, Confusing Everyone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/uber-allegedly-buys-100000-s-class-cars-confusing-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/uber-allegedly-buys-100000-s-class-cars-confusing-everyone/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 18:45:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307746 Uber wants to eliminate drivers from its operation, but the ride-hailing service reportedly just purchased an armada’s worth of Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans that don’t yet have fully autonomous capability. On Friday, Reuters reported that sources at both companies told the German publication Manager Magazin that an order had been made by Uber for “at least” 100,000 S-Class […]

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Uber wants to eliminate drivers from its operation, but the ride-hailing service reportedly just purchased an armada’s worth of Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans that don’t yet have fully autonomous capability. On Friday, Reuters reported that sources at both companies told the German publication Manager Magazin that an order had been made by Uber for “at least” 100,000 S-Class […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Daimler Sets GPS to Poland, Porsche Execs Get Off, and Self-Driving Rules Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306561 Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Millennials Love Ford, Silverado Sprouts Cameras, and Chrysler Finds a Stash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-millennials-love-ford-silverado-sprouts-cameras-chrysler-finds-stash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-millennials-love-ford-silverado-sprouts-cameras-chrysler-finds-stash/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305753 Millennials are buying Ford SUVs like it’s going out of style, no doubt dismaying the friends who like to lecture people about their lifestyle on Facebook. That, Chevrolet offers a voyeur package for its full-side pickup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grabs a stack of cash with both hands, Mercedes-Benz gives its midsize SUV the AMG treatment, […]

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Millennials are buying Ford SUVs like it’s going out of style, no doubt dismaying the friends who like to lecture people about their lifestyle on Facebook. That, Chevrolet offers a voyeur package for its full-side pickup, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles grabs a stack of cash with both hands, Mercedes-Benz gives its midsize SUV the AMG treatment, […]

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Evolution Trumps Revolution http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-mercedes-benz-cla-evolution-trumps-revolution/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-mercedes-benz-cla-evolution-trumps-revolution/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1304569 Mercedes-Benz has released details about the refreshed 2017 CLA bound for next week’s New York International Auto Show. Changes to the sedan (or “four-door coupe,” if you must) are mainly limited to minor upgrades all around — an exterior facelift both front and rear, increased trim and wheel options, as well as technological improvements. Outside, […]

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Mercedes-Benz has released details about the refreshed 2017 CLA bound for next week’s New York International Auto Show. Changes to the sedan (or “four-door coupe,” if you must) are mainly limited to minor upgrades all around — an exterior facelift both front and rear, increased trim and wheel options, as well as technological improvements. Outside, […]

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Mercedes-Benz Hasn’t Escaped the Diesel Dragnet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mercedes-benz-hasnt-escaped-diesel-dragnet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mercedes-benz-hasnt-escaped-diesel-dragnet/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292490 After staying relatively clean in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that’s keeping European automakers up at night, Mercedes-Benz now finds itself the potential target of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation, Automotive News Europe reports. The EPA’s request for information targets the nitrous oxide emissions of the company’s Bluetec diesel engines, and comes less than two […]

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After staying relatively clean in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that’s keeping European automakers up at night, Mercedes-Benz now finds itself the potential target of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation, Automotive News Europe reports. The EPA’s request for information targets the nitrous oxide emissions of the company’s Bluetec diesel engines, and comes less than two […]

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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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