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    Official: Mercedes renames utility vehicles, repositions Maybach as sub-brand
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    Beginning in 2015, Mercedes-Benz is revising its nomenclature strategy for many of its models. This isn't shocking news, nor is it anything new in the industry – look at the recent Q-ification of Infiniti, or the forthcoming CT/XT strategy being deployed at Cadillac. But unlike those ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes testing plug-in hybrid GLE
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    Mercedes-Benz is still hard at work developing a refresh for the M-Class, a model that is rumored to change its name to the GLE-Class in the process. This is hardly the improved model's first time testing, but the latest shots reveal Mercedes' plan for a plug-in hybrid version for one of its ...

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    Report: Mercedes M-Class to become GLE-Class next year
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    Automotive naming schemes can get a little bit weird as they age. Just look at the impending BMW lineup with a rear-wheel drive 2 Series and front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer on sale together – of course, to say nothing of the fact that the 2 Series is actually the successor to the 1 ...

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    Report: NLRB says Mercedes violated Alabama worker rights
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    Mercedes-Benz has run afoul of the National Labor Relations Board after an administrative judge ruled that the company violated organizing rights of workers at the company's Vance, AL factory, which builds the M-Class, GL-Class and the new C-Class. Judge Keltner Locke upheld the charge that MB ...

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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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    Spy Shots: Mercedes M-Class teases upcoming facelift, new interior
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    Following our first drive of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class a couple of years ago, not much has changed in the land of Merc's midsize, two-row crossover. Sure, the high-performance ML63 AMG version followed the standard models, and reports of a BMW X6-fighting, coupe-like variant have surfaced, but ...

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    Report: Mercedes confirms M-based slantback crossover coupe
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    Like the rest of its German counterparts, Mercedes-Benz seems bent on expanding its crossover SUV portfolio. The R-Class may be driving off into the sunset, along with the two-door Gelandewagen, but Mercedes still offers the M-Class, GLK, GL and G-Class models. The new baby GLA is on its way, but ...

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    Official: M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is the latest recipient of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ accolade. The award indicates that a vehicle has achieved a "good" rating for performance in the small and moderate front overlap, side, roof strength ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz introduces new heavy security M-Class Guard model
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    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new addition to the company's line of personal security vehicles. The M-Class Guard features bullet-proof side windows made with special laminated glazing and a polycarbonate inner layer to protect occupants from shards of glass. Mercedes says the M-Class Guard meets ...

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    Official: Mercedes delivers new Popemobile in Rome
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    Catholics already have a celebration in December in honor of a figure with a nine-month gestation, and that's exactly how long it took the latest Mercedes Benz Popemobile to go from conception to delivery. While The Messiah arrived in a manger, the new Popemobile was delivered by company head ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG [w/video]
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    How The World's Most Powerful Sport Utility Vehicle Fails At Being Absurd Twenty years ago, sport utility vehicles were trucks. They had big, heavy frames, solid axles and low-range four-wheel drive. At best, they would accelerate to 60 miles per hour in under nine seconds and top out just over ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC w/ On&Offroad Package
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    Getting Deliciously Dirty With Clean Diesel Back in July, our man Bowman got his first chance to drive the new Mercedes M-Class in the wilds of Montana, and he came away particularly impressed by the ML350 BlueTEC 4Matic. It's great news that this updated diesel powertrain finally got to the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #261
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    NACTOY finalists, 97,000-pound trucks, Saab bankruptcy, 100 Worst Cars Episode #261 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, and Chris Paukert this week. Topics include the official bankruptcy filing by Saab, Kraft pushing for 97,000-pound tractor trailers, North American Car and Truck ...

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    Los Angeles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG offers all-weather, all-family rapid transit
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    We posted the official pictures from Mercedes-Benz earlier this week, but it wasn't until today that the 2012 ML63 AMG was revealed in the flesh. Muscle arrives in the form of the now-familar twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8, which replaces the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8. No need to ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz reveals 518-hp ML63 AMG ahead of Los Angeles debut [w/video]
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    We've seen a lot of action from Mercedes-Benz and its AMG performance division this year, most of which concerns replacing the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 with the company's new, more powerful, more efficient twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8. The 5.5 is a great engine, but we've lamented the ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling 6,800 diesel models
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    Nearly 7,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being recalled for potentially leaky fuel filters. Included under the recall are diesel (read: Bluetec) versions of the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class, as well as the 2012 S-Class. The 2011 model year vehicles being recalled were built ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz will build M-Class "coupe" in Alabama
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    If there's one thing the world needs, it's another BMW X6, right? Mercedes-Benz seems to think so – after all, this isn't the first time we've heard rumblings about a four-door coupe-crossover from the German automaker. Now, Automotive News reports that the new X6 rival will be built at ...

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    Official: Mercedes announces $2B investment into Tuscaloosa plant
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    Mercedes-Benz has just announced that the German automaker will invest more than $2 billion into its Tuscaloosa, Alabama manufacturing facility. The cash is slated to go toward production of current the current M-Class, though funds will also go toward producing the next-generation GL-Class and ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec 4Matic [w/video]
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    Proof That There's Still Life Left In The SUV Game It's getting harder and harder to hate SUVs these days. As manufacturers continue to walk down their own personal Green Mile toward stiffer CAFE standards, engineers have been working double-time to come up with creative ways to increase fuel ...

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    Official: 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class priced at $49,865*, same as 2011 model
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    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Those are apparently words to live by for Mercedes-Benz – the automaker has released a slew of information on its updated 2012 M-Class, yet the starting price remains the same as the sticker on the 2011 version. The U.S.-built luxury SUV ...

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