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.
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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.
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.
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