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Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class First Drive

ML No More: M-B's Midsize SUV Gets a New Name And A Beastly "Coupe" Version

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a thoroughly updated version of its bread-and-butter M-Class. We test the full line, including the new "Coupe" version.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 Quick Spin

When Less Power Isn't A Bad Thing

Mercedes-Benz' decision to drop its 402-hp, twin-turbo V8 for a 329-hp, twin-turbo V6 in the M-Class was curious, but it's a boon to the CUV's refinement.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE priced from $52,025

C-Class Diesel, SLK 9-Speed Confirmed In Model Year Updates

Mercedes-Benz has released a ton of info about its 2016 model year lineup. The big news: GLE pricing, C-Class diesel, and a new nine-speed transmission for the SLK.

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Mercedes GLE to debut in NY, will get plug-in variant

"Year Of The SUV" Will Also Showcase GLC, GLS Updates

Mercedes-Benz is calling 2015 its "Year of the SUV." This means, in addition to the debut of the GLE-Class Coupe in Detroit, we'll see the standard GLE-Class (which replaces the M-Class), the new GLC-Class, and the GLS-Class, with some featuring plug-in hybrid variants.

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Mercedes renames utility vehicles, repositions Maybach as sub-brand

Model Series, Drive Systems Get Revised Naming Throughout Lineup

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 luxury brands, Mercedes isn't shaking up the whole system, and it's actually (kind of) making things a bit easier to understand. Here's how.

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Mercedes testing plug-in hybrid GLE

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 luxury crossovers.

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Mercedes M-Class to become GLE-Class next year

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 Series coupe/convertible in the States. Crazy. However, Mercedes-Benz might be taking steps in the opposite direction to actually make its SUV and crossover lineup easier for customers to understand.

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NLRB says Mercedes violated Alabama worker rights

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.

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Mercedes updated M-Class spotted stripping camo

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.

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Mercedes M-Class teases upcoming facelift, new interior

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 aside from that, things have largely been quiet on the M-Class front.

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Mercedes confirms M-based slantback crossover coupe

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 that won't be the last addition to the range.

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M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award [w/video]

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 and seat/restraints evaluations.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces new heavy security M-Class Guard model

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 protection level VR4 according to the Bullet Resistant Vehicles 2009 standards, based on testing from the independent Ulm-based Ballistics Bureau, which means it can withstand .357 Magnum and .44 fire fr

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Mercedes delivers new Popemobile in Rome

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 Dieter Zetsche, who said "It is an honor for Mercedes-Benz to be accompanying His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on his future journeys with our new Popemobile."

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2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG [w/video]

How The World's Most Powerful Sport Utility Vehicle Fails At Being Absurd

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Autoblog Podcast #261

NACTOY finalists, 97,000-pound trucks, Saab bankruptcy, 100 Worst Cars

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