Ask AutoGuide No. 16 – Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK250

Ask AutoGuide No. 16 – Audi Q5 vs. Acura RDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK250
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Flight is an amazing thing. You can board a jet in Pittsburgh at breakfast time and dine on escargot in Paris for dinner. Never in human history has mankind been able to travel so quickly. It took Christopher Columbus months to cross the Atlantic, now we accomplish the same feat in as few as eight… Continue Reading...

2013 Mercedes M-Class Latest in Armored Vehicle Lineup

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2013 Mercedes M-Class Latest in Armored Vehicle Lineup
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Attention foreign diplomats, drug lords and anyone living in Bogotá, Colombia: your new ride is ready. Mercedes-Benz is introducing an armored version of its M-Class SUV, the latest addition to its Guard family of vehicles. Continue Reading...

In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?

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In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?
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With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered? Continue Reading...

Diesel Preview: Five New Diesel Models Coming to America

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Diesel Preview: Five New Diesel Models Coming to America
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For what seems like forever, North America has been left behind when it comes to diesel cars. Sure there are a few options, but nowhere near as many as our friends in Europe. In fact, according to the Automotive Industry Data Newsletter, 52% of all new car sales last year in Western Europe were diesel… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Recalling Diesel Models Over Faulty Filters

Mercedes-Benz Recalling Diesel Models Over Faulty Filters
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It’s happening again. Last year, Mercedes-Benz had to issue a recall on its diesel models over a leaking fuel-filter, and now they have to address this issue all over again. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain 2011 and 2012 Mercedes BlueTec diesel may have a possible fuel leak, which can actually… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Unveiled With New Diesel Engine, 7-Speed Transmission

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Unveiled With New Diesel Engine, 7-Speed Transmission
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The third generation of Mercedes-Benz’s wildly popular M-class has been unveiled, and it sports a wider, cleaner new grille and a new V6 diesel engine. The ML350 BlueTEC gets a newly massaged 3-liter V6 diesel engine that’s 50-state compliant and features 55-lb/ft more torque than the last engine, bringing that figure up to 455. It… Continue Reading...

Mercedes E300 Bluetec Diesel Hybrid Could Come to America

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Mercedes E300 Bluetec Diesel Hybrid Could Come to America
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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that its E300 Bluetec Hybrid is on the way and will hit showrooms in Europe by the end of 2012. While it hasn’t been confirmed for a U.S. launch, execs also haven’t ruled it out. The first capable diesel hybrid from Stuttgart available for public use debuted at this past March’s Geneva… Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec To Debut At 2011 Detroit Auto Show

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2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec To Debut At 2011 Detroit Auto Show
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Fans of old school Mercedes-Benz diesels can rejoice, as M-B is adding yet another oil-burner to its North American lineup. The 2012 S350 BlueTec 4MATC will bow at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. Featuring Mercedes’ stellar BlueTEC V6 turbodiesel engine and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, the S350 will put out 210 horsepower… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz To Introduce Diesel GLK, C-Class, E-Class Over Next 3 Years

Mercedes-Benz To Introduce Diesel GLK, C-Class, E-Class Over Next 3 Years
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The Mercedes-Benz GLK will get a diesel option in 2012, making it the lone compact luxury SUV to be offered with an oil-burning powertrain. Mercedes-Benz will also offer a diesel C-Class at launch in 2013. Mercedes will also re-introduce the E-Class diesel for 2011, after a one year hiatus. Ernst Lieb, Mercedes USA’s President, said… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz To Revive S-Class Diesel

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Mercedes-Benz To Revive S-Class Diesel
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Mercedes-Benz diesels have a fearsome reputation for being some of the toughest cars on the road. While most vintage German machinery has been sent to the scrap heap due to astronomical repair bills or oxidization, there are a number of diesel powered Mercedes-Benz cars from as far back as 1972 still kicking around, thanks to… Continue Reading...

2010 E-Class Preview

2010 E-Class Preview
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Ahead of the vehicle’s official launch at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz invited a select group of press to view the new 2010 E-Class. Presented to the media were three different E-Class models – none of which will be available in the U.S. For the record, however, they were the E250 CDI, the E350… Continue Reading...