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    Official: Mercedes gives B-Class a facelift in time for Paris
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    Front-drive hatchbacks are the name of the game these days in the German automotive industry. In recent years BMW has gotten into the game with the 2 Series Active Tourer, while Audi has stepped up its game with the A1 and Mercedes has been keen to play, too. The Silver Arrow has rolled out the ...

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    Report: Mercedes plant shut down due to bomb threat
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    The Mercedes-Benz factory in Kecskemét, Hungary, has been shut down because a bomb threat was called into the plant at about 1:30 PM CET (7:30 AM EDT) on Wednesday. The factory has been evacuated and production has been suspended. "In close cooperation with the respective authorities, all ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
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    Mercedes-Benz has made reviewing the B-Class Electric Drive pretty darn easy. They included the grade the car deserves right in the name: A nice, solid B. For an electric car in today's climate, that's actually pretty high praise. No, this car does not represent the crowning achievement of ...

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    Official: 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive zips in with $41,450 starting price
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    BMW may be getting the lion's share of attention these days when it comes to electric or hybrid cars from Germany, but while the i3 and i8 cut a more distinct profile with their uniquely styling, Mercedes has got challengers of its own. Daimler will gladly sell you an E400 Hybrid if you're so ...

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    Report: Mercedes CLA sales still red hot, factory adds third shift
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    Mercedes-Benz is continuing to see heavy demand for its compact models, like the CLA-Class, around the world, and Daimler has responded by adding a third shift at its Kecskemét, Hungary, factory starting in May. The plant, which builds the B-Class and CLA-Class, was already running two ...

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    First Ride: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
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    Last year, Mercedes-Benz showed off a few European-spec B-Class models with alternative powertrains, particularly the B-Class Electric Drive with a range extending engine and the purely electric B-Class Electric Drive. It is the latter that we got a ride in during a recent trip to Germany and the ...

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    Report: France formally moves to ban Mercedes vehicles using contested refrigerant
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    That didn't take long. Shortly after a French administrative court gave the French government a ten-day window to reconsider its ban on registrations of Mercedes-Benz A-, B- and CLA-Class cars using the prohibited R134a refrigerant, the government cited an EU directive to formalize banning the ...

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    Report: Mercedes FWD platform to last until 2018, convertible and two-seater future uncertain
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    Mercedes-Benz seems to be expecting a lot of success from its front-wheel-drive CLA-Class. Automotive News is reporting that the sub-C-Class sedan could grow when its second generation arrives in 2018. The current FWD platform for MB underpins the CLA, the B-Class, the GLA-Class, and the ...

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    Official: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is headed for US
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    Despite the fact that Daimler's press release doesn't mention this company by name, we have to assume that the 28-kWh lithium-ion battery in the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive comes from Tesla Motors. What Daimler is being much more clear about is that the B-Class EV is coming ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz expanding Hungarian plant to support B-Class, CLA production
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    Mercedes-Benz kicked off production of its new B-Class earlier this year at its Kecskemet plant near Budapest, Hungary, and according to Automotive News Europe, the all-new CLA-Class will be built at this plant, too, starting next year. To support the two new premium compacts, the facility will ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz says, "Thanks, Airbag"
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    Mercedes-Benz has been working on airbag technology for more than 40 years, but now it has other innovations, like Colliision Prevention, that work to keep airbags where everyone wants them: hidden. So Mercedes has made a TV spot for the 2012 B-Class that's also a letter to the airbag, saying ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class gets big-car features
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    In contrast to the futuristic, otherworldly details of the F-125!, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class makes a here-and-now statement about the present. The sheetmetal language that Benz has been rolling out for years finally makes its debut at the B-Class party, in hopes of proving that a stubby hatch ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #201 - Challenger 392, American Hyundais, Lincoln dealers, Mercedes B-Class, Green Car of the Year
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    We're back for Episode #201 of the Autoblog Podcast. Hosting this week are Chris Shunk, Dan Roth and Zach Bowman. Topics include the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, Hyundai's claim to soon be building the most American cars on the U.S. ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz readying raft of new product, including B-Class coupe
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    The product pipeline for Mercedes-Benz is a Horn of Plenty over the next three years, with at least seven new models landing on American shores on top of refreshed and new-generation offerings. We've seen the new CL, CLS, S-Class and R-Class, and spy shots of the coming SLK, SL, SLS Convertible, ...

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    Report: Mercedes to launch B-Class-based hatchback, CUV in U.S.
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    Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here in the United States, the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio starts off with the C-Class sedan. Those familiar with the alphabet may realize that there are at least two available letters before 'C' that would theoretically ...

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    Three-cylinder coming to next Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
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    Mercedes-Benz A-Class - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a report from AutoWeek.nl, Mercedes-Benz is taking a long, hard look at a new three-cylinder engine for its upcoming range of small cars and hybrids. Daimler already offers a 1.0-liter three-banger in the diminutive Smart ...

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    Mercedes-Benz reconsidering A- and B-Class for U.S.
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 A class
    The market for luxury cars is slipping, and stalwarts like Mercedes-Benz are not immune. The German automaker's current projections indicate that overall sales will drop by about 10% for 2008, and '09 isn't shaping up to be any better. On the ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Baby Mercedes-Benz CLS
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    Big Merc gender-bending is coming to the small Benzes when the platform underneath the A- and B-Class vehicles is released for consumption. Amongst the van-like MPVs will come a "four door coupe" that Autozeitung predicts will be called the CLA. Picture a shrunken CLS and you get the idea, and ...

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    Mercedes gives B-Class a facelift, natural gas
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    Click above to view the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class in hi-res When, exactly, was it decided that blue would be the new color for hi-tech? Because I wasn't invited or even informed. And it's not just the color, it's right there in the name, so even the colorblind can get on board. With our phones ...

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    Mercedes to pump some extra octane into next A- and B-Class
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    According to the latest reports, Mercedes has finally realized why its A-Class and B-Class compacts haven't been doing so well: they're boring, overpriced and underpowered... and that's a losing combination. So for the next generation of the two model lines that's expected around 2011, Mercedes is ...

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