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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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Mercedes may not be done with R-Class after all

A Mercedes exec believes that the company could produce more SUV variants, and he thinks that the idea behind the R-Class might be one worth giving another chance.

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Mercedes moves R-Class production to AM General in Indiana

The R-Class may be produced in the US, but though it's not available here any more, it hasn't been killed off entirely. It's still available in China, but now Mercedes has awarded the manufacturing contract to AM General in South Bend, IN.

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These cars are headed to the Great Crusher In The Sky

It happens every year. We bid adieu to some cars and trucks that will be missed, and say good riddance to others wondering how they stayed around so long. Whether they're being killed off for slow sales or due to a new product coming along to replace them, the list of vehicles being discontinued after 2012 is surprisingly long and diverse.

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Mercedes-Benz to nix R-Class from U.S. lineup despite being built in Alabama

After years of lackluster sales, Mercedes-Benz is finally pulling the plug on the company's R-Class, at least as far as sales in the United States go. The vehicle will continue to be manufactured at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and exported to markets around the globe.

These are your top 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2011

Where there are winners, there are inevitably losers. Last year was exceedingly kind to big pickups, sprawling family sedans and SUVs, but not every model came out of 2011 with big sales figures. We took the time to dig through the low-selling models of the past 12 months to find out which vehicles produced throughout the year were the biggest duds. Since we aren't interested in how few Lamborghini Aventador models rolled off of dealer lots in the U.S. in 2011, we kept the MSRP under $100,000.

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Mercedes-Benz recalling 6,800 diesel models

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.

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Mercedes-Benz and Toyota plants halted by tornado outage

Tornadoes are wreaking havoc in the southern United States, causing Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to put the brakes on production at each of their respective Alabama manufacturing facilities. Mercedes-Benz builds GL-Class, M-Class and R-Class vehicles in Tuscaloosa, while Toyota's Huntsville plant produces V6 and V8 engines for the Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks and the Sequoia sport utility vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz issues recall over leaking fuel filters

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Mercedes readying first-ever TV ads for R Class

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

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Pics Aplenty: Mercedes-Benz releases onslaught of 2011 R-Class images

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Autoblog Podcast #172: YUGOMANIA!

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Brawnier 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class leaked ahead of New York debut

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Lincoln MKZ earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Spy Shots: R-Class facelift

The R-Class won a design award, went on tour with the Rolling Stones, was dropped in price, and still sold so poorly that Mercedes admitted the car was a failure. Yet M-B head man Dieter Zetsche said the car isn't going away, so as one does with continuing product, the R-Class is getting some face and tail work done. Those who whisper about such things indicate that the car will end up looking more like the B-Class. We're not sure that will help it, since it looks much like the B-Class already a

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