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    Featured: 40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax
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    The Gas Guzzler schedule, with mpg ratings and charges that haven't changed since 1991, lays out which fuel-swillers owe what to Uncle Sam. I started thinking about the "Gas Guzzler Tax" – considerably less well known as The Energy Tax Act of 1978 – when I was driving Dodge's new ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes updated M-Class spotted stripping camo
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    Following a spate of images in early April, Mercedes has removed some of the camouflage on the facelifted M-Class SUV in preparation for its eventual debut, probably at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Gone is the swirly, psychedelic camo that featured so heavily on our last round of photos. In its ...

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    Video: Smart highlights safety of new Fortwo by crashing into much bigger brother
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    Smart is just getting ready to launch its new Fortwo and Forfour minicars, riding on a completely different platform, and the diminutive brand wants to show that its latest creations can stand up to some serious abuse. For such a tiny car, the crashworthiness of the Smarts is a legitimate concern ...

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    Video: Mercedes-AMG GT's new V8 will sound just like an AMG should
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    When it comes to sweet-sounding V8s, there are few outfits around the globe that can match the work of Mercedes-Benz's AMG division. The in-house performance group has blessed us with such masterpieces of metal as the iconic 6.2-liter V8, code-named M156, the supercharged V8 from the McLaren SLR, ...

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    Motorsports: Nico Rosberg signs new contract with Mercedes F1
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    When it comes to Formula One, you've got to admit that Mercedes has an eye for talent. When Honda pulled out of the sport, Mercedes swooped in and powered the Brawn GP team to the championship, then took it over and made two interesting hires to fill the race seats: an old talent in the form of ...

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    Report: Daimler newest rumored suitor for MV Agusta
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    Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta has been riding down a rough road so far this year. Not only did it temporarily lose it license to sell bikes in California, rumors have kept popping up about it being sold to a couple of automakers. Fiat was reportedly considering the business for a possible ...

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    Official: Mercedes rolls out Sport Package Plus for CLA250
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    If you dig the style of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class but can't quite stretch from the $29,900 MSRP of the CLA250 to the $47,450 CLA45 AMG, we've got a bit of good news for you: Mercedes is offering a new Sport Package Plus for the CLA250 that at least punches up the visual attitude. Similar to ...

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    Official: 2015 S65 AMG Coupe is 186 miles per hour of pure luxury [UPDATE]
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    Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled what may be the most opulent coupe in the brand's storied history in the form of the 2015 S65 AMG Coupe. Based off the four-door S65, the two-door model may be something of a known commodity, although that doesn't make it any less desirable. As is typical ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet nears production readiness
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    Mercedes-Benz has lifted some camouflage off the C-Class Cabriolet, the vehicle that will finally give the German manufacturer a dedicated challenger to the BMW 4 Series Convertible and Audi A5 Convertible. As has been reported already, there's a folding canvas roof below that camouflaged faux ...

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    Recalls: 2014 Mercedes SL and SLK add small expansion to Takata airbag recall
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    Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to be affected by Takata's massive airbag recall. The company has announced a voluntary recall campaign on a small number of model-year 2014 SLK- and SL-Class roadsters. In Mercedes' case, 300 vehicles are affected, 200 of which are in the hands of ...

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    Report: Audi A3 outselling Mercedes CLA 2 to 1 in its first 3 months on sale
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    The Audi A3 is on fire in US showrooms. Not literally of course, that would be horrible, and the situation we're referring to is a good thing indeed, as the Four Rings has a serious hit on its hands with the compact luxury sedan. Looking at just its first three months on the market, the ...

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    Official: Mercedes takes VW Westfalia Camper idea upscale with new Marco Polo
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    Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz revealed the new V-Class. Slotting in below the popular Sprinter, the new V-Class replaced both the Viano and Vito upon its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. But Mercedes isn't quite done with it just yet. At the upcoming Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany, ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus drops Renault for Mercedes F1 engines
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    With only three manufacturers supplying engines in Formula One this season, the teams have been fairly evenly split: Ferrari, Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari engines; Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Force India run on Mercedes power; Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham employ Renault power ...

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    Report: Mercedes to follow Maybach S-Class with super-luxe GL?
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    The failed experiment that was Maybach has sent the strategists at Daimler back to the drawing board, and we'll soon see what they come back with: an ultra-luxe version of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class to slot in between the "standard" model and the upcoming Pullman limousine. But that won't be ...

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    Report: Lexus says it's not worried about LS sales decline in face of S-Class, Model S
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    The Lexus LS is old. Sure, it received a refresh for model year 2013, but it hasn't had a clean-sheet redesign since George W. Bush was in office. It's the oldest vehicle in its segment, debuting in 2007, a full year before the current-gen BMW 7 Series, two years before the Hyundai Equus and ...

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    Report: Mercedes S-Class Pullman to be built by Brabus?
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    Back in the late 1990s, something came over Germany's automakers that made them all want to break into the market for super-luxury sedans. BMW bought Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen took over Bentley, but Daimler opted to go a different way and revived the long-dead Maybach brand. As we all know, that ...

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    Official: Mercedes and Infiniti confirm joint production in Mexico [w/video]
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    It's official, folks: After initial reports last week indicated that Mercedes-Benz was preparing to begin assembly at the Nissan plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, the two parent companies have announced just that. Only instead of using the existing Nissan plant at the site (in operation since ...

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    Report: Mercedes' $1M S-Class Pullman's could make it the most expensive sedan ever
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    If insider sources are to be believed, Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to launch the most expensive luxury sedan on the market next year in the form of the S-Class Pullman armored car for $1 million. If it's too flashy for you, then Mercedes is also reviving the Maybach name for an even longer ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Mercedes E-Class caught testing in C-Class body
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    At first glance, you might think these spy photos show off the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. After all, this test car sports obviously widened fenders, not to mention camouflage around all of the areas we would expect Mercedes to modify its C-Class sedan for a high-power version. However, ...

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    Report: Mercedes to build CLA at Nissan plant in Mexico [w/poll]
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    Volkswagen may have paved the way for American customers to get used to the idea of German cars produced in Mexico, but it won't be the only one for long. BMW is said to be considering production of the 1 Series, 3 Series and Mini south of the border, Audi is working on its own factory in San ...

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