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Mercedes Lowers Base Price of 2017 E-Class Sedan by $1,000

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will be lowering the base price of the 2017 E-Class by close to $1,000. The entry-level 2017 E300 rear wheel drive sedan will start at $53,075. Pricing for the E300 4MATIC all wheel drive edition will start at $55,575. Both vehicles will be available this summer. Dietmar Exler, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, indicated that the…

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Cadillac Introduces Surround-View Video Recording System in CT6

The Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan now features an industry-first surround-vision recording system which is designed to increase driver awareness and safety. Developed in-house by General Motors, the technology makes use of four exterior cameras that are located in the door-mounted review mirrors, grille and trunk lid. Two recording modes are supported by the system, including one that utilizes the front…

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Ford Offers Vinyl Floor In Luxury Super Duty

Apparently just because you spend upwards of $70,000 on your Ford Super Duty pickup doesn't mean you necessarily want a carpet floor. Starting on the 2017 Ford Super Duty, buyers will be able to opt for a vinyl floor on the top-end King Ranch and Platinum models. The logic behind this decision is fairly obvious: some luxury truck buyers really…

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Honda Jumps In To Pickup Truck Bed War With Chevrolet and Ford

Honda has further contributed to the ongoing skirmish between Chevrolet and Ford over the durability of their pickup truck beds. Following a commercial campaign initiated by Chevrolet last week that pitted the Silverado against the F-150, Honda has posted a video on its YouTube channel in which over 800 pounds of landscaping rocks are dumped into the bed of a…

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Long Distance Mercedes EV To Be Unveiled At Paris Motor Show in October

Daimler AG Chief Development Officer Thomas Weber has indicated that a prototype of an electric-powered Mercedes car with a range of more than 300 miles will makes it debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Speaking at a news media event in Stuttgart, Weber did not specify when the vehicle would reach production but said that "the structure is…

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GMC Introduces Rear Seat Reminder in 2017 Acadia

Designed to prevent drivers from inadvertently leaving items in the back seat of their vehicle, General Motors is introducing a feature in the 2017 GMC Acadia fittingly dubbed the "Rear Seat Reminder." An industry first, the technology monitors the rear doors of the Acadia and is activated if the doors are opened and closed within 10 minutes of starting the…

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Subaru Wants You To Buy Them For Their Design

Despite being one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the U.S., the majority of buyers aren't listing design as a primary reason for considering a Subaru. Well, Subaru is hoping to change that by launching an all-new design language that they're calling Dynamic X Solid, which is debuting on the all-new Imprezza this year. Subaru global design chief Mamoru Ishii…

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New Chevrolet Malibu Earns Top Safety Pick Award

The new-for-2016 Chevrolet Malibu has earned top honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The accolades repeat those of the last-generation version of the car with "good" ratings across the entire spectrum of IIHS crash testing. Malibu even earned a "good" rating in IIHS small overlap test, which is considered the most challenging test the vehicles are put…

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Ford Takes Aim at German Luxury Sedans With Fusion Sport

Offering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque from its 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine, Ford maintains that the Fusion Sport provides German sedan owners with more than enough reasons to "change their lederhosen." The Fusion Sport produces the most horsepower of any midsize car in its class and more torque than the premium-priced Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes-Benz E400 3.0L…

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