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 |  Sep 17 2014, 9:02 AM

Made in Germany ... Except Not


10 German Cars Not Made In Germany

Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance.

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 |  Aug 06 2014, 9:18 AM

Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Mercedes-Benz is planning to make performance products with a tri-star badge available to a wider range of people.

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 |  Jul 29 2014, 11:36 AM

Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Mercedes just announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 C-Class luxury sedan marking an increase over the outgoing W204 model.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 7:15 AM

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Infiniti will begin producing its newest engine in America.

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 |  May 27 2014, 9:26 AM

Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Mercedes is weighing the possibility of introducing a coupe-styled sedan that would sit between the CLA and CLS.

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 |  May 07 2014, 7:45 AM

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class family will be growing with a plug-in hybrid variant.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 10:10 AM

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Recall

The folks at Mercedes-Benz are recalling nearly 253,000 C-Class vehicles in the United States to correct an issue with the tail lamps.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 7:45 AM

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If you’re planning to place an order for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you’ll want to start here.

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 |  Jan 26 2014, 3:06 PM

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Does the BMW M235i live up to all the hype? AutoGuide readers were curious this week, making our BMW M235i review video the most watched video of the week. Luxury shoppers were also interested in the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i while the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class continues to garner plenty of interest on our YouTube channel.

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 |  Jan 15 2014, 9:54 AM

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Detroit was ground zero for the reveal of Mercedes-Benz’s all-new 2015 C-Class sport sedan. This car promises to elevate the nameplate to new heights.

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 |  Jan 12 2014, 8:49 PM

2015 mercedes c200

Great news for all you Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts out there, the company just revealed its brand-new 2015 C-Class in Detroit on the eve of the North American International Auto Show.

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 |  Dec 27 2013, 8:02 AM

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Photos of the AMG styling package for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class have leaked.

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 |  Dec 24 2013, 4:02 PM

2011-mercedes-benz-c-class

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has upgraded its probe on the 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to an engineering analysis due to a rear tail light failure.

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 |  Dec 13 2013, 7:21 AM

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More images of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class have leaked onto the Internet, revealing more of its redesigned exterior and interior.

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 |  Nov 11 2013, 7:32 AM

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Mercedes-Benz is currently developing a new generation of straight six engines that will debut in the 2016 E-Class model.

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 |  Oct 29 2013, 10:33 AM

2015-Mercedes-C-Class

Mercedeshas already officially shown us the interior of its new C-Class, but now apparent images showing off the exterior have hit the web. 

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 8:46 AM

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As Mercedes-AMG looks towards the future, CEO Tobias Moers believes that smaller turbocharged engines will be the direction the brand will head.

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 |  Oct 23 2013, 10:22 AM

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Mercedes is refreshing its C-Class sedan for the 2015 model year, and the brand has released photos revealing the car’s updated interior along with some information on exactly what kind of technology options the new C-Class will be packing. 

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 3:02 PM

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Mercedes-Benz just released a clip teasing the 2015 C-Class luxury sedan.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 8:02 AM

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Mercedes-Benz is expecting to sell quite a few of its new entry-level CLA-Class sedans to U.S. buyers.

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 |  Aug 29 2013, 7:23 AM

mercedes-benz-c-class-spy-photo

AutoGuide‘s spy photographers spotted the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wearing less camo than ever before.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 11:31 AM

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

More than any other luxury vehicle, thieves prefer Mercedes-Benz, as the C-Class was the most stolen luxury vehicle between 2009 and 2012, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. 

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 1:36 PM

A Battle of Five Luxury Sports Sedans


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The compact luxury sedan market is an interesting place. When designing a new entry, manufacturers are constantly trying to find the perfect balance between sport and luxury. Although most cars end up skewed one way than the other, these vehicles typically offer a plethora of trims and options that allow potential customers to tailor their rides with as much sport or luxury as they want.

Given a choice, we’d select maximum sport. We’d rather evaluate a car’s ability to clip an apex than by how coddled our mothers-in-law feel in the passenger seat. What better way to do this than collect a group of the latest and greatest offerings and see which one is the best? Now, we aren’t talking about the ultimate in sport luxury sedans like a C63, M3 or IS-F as they can get quite pricey. Instead, we have grabbed a more affordable group of contenders playing around the $50,000 mark.

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First we sent an invite out to Cadillac. The all-new ATS seriously impressed us since coming out last year; it was a car of the year finalist after all. Next, we brought along the BMW 3 Series. If we are going to be testing luxury sport sedans, how could we not bring the vehicle that has defined the class for decades? While on the topic of German sedans, we also had to include a Mercedes-Benz and an Audi. Finally, to complete our quintuplet of test vehicles, there’s an oddball, the Volvo S60. Now, before you cry foul that the S60 is not a sports sedan, take a look at what we grabbed; the 325 hp S60 T6 R-Design.

A FEW CONTENDERS ARE AWOL

Sport-Luxury-Comparison-04.JPGThere are a few notable vehicles missing from this comparison test. Lexus didn’t have an all new IS ready for us, nor did Infiniti the all-new Q50 or Lincoln the MKZ. Finally, the Acura TL was left out because, although a great car, it is too large for this class of vehicle (a foot longer than most of the competitors here).

With the cars collected, pencils sharpened and score sheets firmly attached to clipboards, it was time to put these cars through their paces and see which is best.

 |  Apr 15 2013, 9:15 AM

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Mercedes plans to expand its C-Class line with a convertible, diesel and a hybrid option to better compete with BMW.

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