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122Mercedes-Benz Puts Lights Behind Its Hood Ornament

Now everyone will know you're driving a Benz, even at night

Mercedes-Benz isn't just selling car; it's selling a lifestyle image. People pay top dollar for the iconic three-pointed star that graces the hood of these luxury automobiles just as much as they pay for the car itself.

AddTake Two: Submit questions for Autoblog Podcast #306 LIVE, plus an interview w/GM's LT1 chief engineer!

Provided Hurricane Sandy is cooperative, Hurricane Sandy unfortunately thwarted our plans to record Episode #306 of the Autoblog Podcast on Monday night, so we're going to have a run at it again tonight. If you missed out on asking your question yesterday, you've got a second bite at the apple today.

AddReview: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec lives large, treads lightly

2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC – Click above for high-res image gallery

16Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL caught testing

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

13Rumormill: Mercedes-Benz expected to expand Alabama plant

Last week, we told you how despite the downturn, Daimler is upping its investment in the state of Michigan, coming to terms with the city of Ann Arbor to build a new hybrid and electric R&D facility. Now, Automotive News is reporting that the automaker is expected to actually expand its Vance, Alabama production plant.

7Carlsson CK50 antes up 435 HP for the Mercedes GL-Class

Brabus may have beaten them to the punch by a few weeks, but you knew nothing was going to keep the engineers at Carlsson from getting their mitts on the big, bold Mercedes GL-Class SUV. The Carlsson CK50 begins life as a Euro-market GL 500 (currently, we only have the GL 450 here in the States). The base car is no slouch, dishing out some 388 horsepower, but we're talking Deutsch tuners here, and with these guys, horsepower numbers beginning with number "3" are routinely laughed at. As such, th

8BRABUS GL-Class sports up to 462 HP

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4Mercedes Benz GL on sale in Europe

Our friends over at eMercedesBenz noticed that the Mercedes Benz GL class has officially gone on sale in Europe, which gives our European brethren a chance to partake in a slice of the “American mega-SUV pie”.

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