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35First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is better by a nose

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class - 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.

21Mercedes takes R-Class down a notch

After selling only 18,168 samples of their R-Class in 2007, even after dropping the base price by $5,000, Mercedes will try taking the uber-wagon downmarket in 2008.

3Spy Shots: BMW X6

BMW is rumored to be in the process of developing a pseudo-crossover built on the X5's underpinnings, but until now it was only gossip and conjecture. KGP Photography maintains that this mule is such a vehicle, judging by the steeply raked windscreen, higher beltline and camo-clad rear end.

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