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Simplification or complication? Mercedes shakes up its badging again

Friday, 29 August 2014, 13:19 | News | 0 Comment

Mercedes is about to simplify – it hopes – its entire badging system. All four major model ranges will be affected by the revised nomenclature which is designed to make sense of the alphabet soup. The idea is to make… Read more from source:“carmagazine”

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10 Green Cars that Don’t Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 17:46 | News | 0 Comment

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a “green car.” Green not in the color of its paint, but in the environmental virtue of its engineering and marketing. Green as in economical with fuel but stingy on fun, great with emissions but lousy to […]

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Mercedes-Benz to Revise Nomenclature: M-class First Up, Becomes GLE-class Early Next Year

Monday, 25 August 2014, 15:55 | News | 0 Comment

We’ve learned that Mercedes-Benz will revise a large chunk of its nomenclature, with the first changes coming early next year. The vehicle at the top of the list is the current third-generation M-class; it is due to be face-lifted in early 2015, and the refresh will bring with it a change to the GLE moniker. The crossover-coupe […]

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Bullets Over BMWs: Bulletproof X5 Security Plus Ready to Protect Muscovite Tycoons

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 16:01 | News | 0 Comment

While we often wonder whether some hair dye, a new beard, and a ’99 Taurus might be more effective at eluding assassination than buying an armored luxury car, discretion isn’t what keeps BMW’s factory-warrantied and armored Security models driving off showroom floors. Bavaria’s latest breed of bullet-resistant SUVs is the Security Plus ...

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How We’d Spec It: The Pebble Beach–iest 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 17:55 | News | 0 Comment

In the wake of this year’s Pebble Beach luxury extravaganza, we’re feeling particularly rich. Good timing, then, that Mercedes-Benz’s online configurator for the 2015 C-class sedan is now up and running, allowing our minds to wander and ruminate on which C we’d buy, and how we would spec it. After all, now that the C-class […]

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German Metal! 2014 Legends of the Autobahn Concours [Mega-Gallery]

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 16:22 | News | 0 Comment

One of the more relaxed events held during the annual Pebble Beach carnival, the Legends of the Autobahn concours is a haven for BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz geeks. Packed with cars ranging from BMW 2002s to Audi RS4s to Mercedes 300SLs, not to mention a few Porsches, 2014 marked the event’s fifth year and a […]

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Mission Success! We Finish Our Mercedes GL450 Long-Term Test

Friday, 8 August 2014, 11:07 | News | 0 Comment

Like its spirit animal, the massive, majestic American buffalo, the American-made Mercedes-Benz GL450 is ideally suited to the wide-open spaces of our vast continent, where it can roam widely, consuming a vast amount of natural resources. READ MORE ›› Read more from source:“”

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AMG’s Twin-Turbo M178 V-8 Is Going to Show Up Everywhere—Including the Next-Gen GLK

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 17:55 | News | 0 Comment

Mercedes-AMG is revving up its upcoming, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which carries the internal code name M178. (Read our deep dive on the engine here.) Officially, the company has thus far only confirmed its use in the AMG GT sports car. But it will be installed in a whole range of AMG vehicles, serving as the […]

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The Mario Crew Gets a Taste of the Good Life: 300SL and Silver Arrow Racer Available for Mario Kart 8

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 12:34 | News | 0 Comment

Nintendo must be in a Pebble Beach state of mind—the high-dollar, suede-underpants concours is just over a week away—or its product-placement deal with Mercedes-Benz for the Mario Kart franchise is simply really, really well-timed. That’s because in Mario Kart 8, players will have the option to download two additional Mercedes-Benzes ...

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New Armored Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard Invites All the M60 Rounds You Can Muster

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 15:04 | News | 0 Comment

We’re guessing that most of the customers for an armored black Mercedes-Benz S-class aren’t the nicest folks in the world—perhaps dabbling in imports/exports, some light oppression, those sorts of things—and now they have a new version on which to spend their ill-gotten gains, the S600 Guard. (Mercedes will of course sell them ...

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