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Self-Driving Mercedes Commercial Spurs Call for Greater Scrutiny

By Kelsey Mays on July 28, 2016


CARS.COM — Safety and consumer advocates issued a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission on July 27 to investigate a Mercedes-Benz commercial that promotes the redesigned E-Class' self-driving abilities. Related: Self-Driving Cars: The Big List of Which Automakers Do… Read More

Self-Driving Mercedes Commercial Spurs Call for Greater Scrutiny

By Kelsey Mays on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Safety and consumer advocates issued a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission on July 27 to investigate a Mercedes-Benz commercial that promotes the redesigned E-Class' self-driving abilities. Related: Self-Driving Cars: The Big List of Which Automakers Do… Read More

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

By Aaron Bragman on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 is a remarkably smooth, quick, comfortable and technologically sophisticated luxury car, but a tight backseat and a few bugs in its autonomous driving controls keep it from perfection. Find out more in my review.… Read More

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Still Selling Cars With Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators, Report Finds

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari join the list of automakers that have admitted they still use the most problematic Takata airbag inflators in new cars, according to a new U.S. Senate report. The report, issued July 20 by the Senate's… Read More

Musk's New Tesla Vision Stretches From Solar Panels to Heavy Trucks

By Fred Meier on July 21, 2016

CARS.COM —Tesla CEO Elon Musk has outlined a grandly expanded plan for the company that ranges from home power systems to electric heavy trucks and self-driving buses to help transport the way to a "sustainable energy economy." Related: Tesla Model… Read More

Buick Plans Wagon Version of New Regal?

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Buick is considering bringing to the U.S. a wagon version of the coming redesigned Regal, according to a report in Automotive News (subscription required). Related: 2016 Buick Envision: First Drive Buick showed dealers a wagon among images of the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class; 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE-Class

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 400 model-year 2015 Mercedes Benz ML250, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic and ML63 AMG SUVs, and model-year 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE450 4Matic SUVs manufactured between April 27 and May 19, 2015 The Problem: Affected vehicles may have… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550; Mercedes-AMG SL63

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 100 model-year 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK300, SLK350, SL400, and SL550 roadsters, and Mercedes-AMG SL63 roadsters manufactured between June 29 and July 13, 2015 The Problem: The low-beam headlights may have been aimed incorrectly during production, reducing the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE450

By Tom Torbjornsen on July 18, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,000 model-year 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE450 4Matic Coupes manufactured between Dec. 10, 2014, and June 6, 2016 The Problem: An error within the engine control unit software may cause the engine to shut down while the vehicle… Read More

Mercedes Offers New 'Bargain' AMG GT — If You Can Live With Leatherette

By Fred Meier on June 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-AMG has announced a new base AMG GT for 2017, going on sale this summer for "just" $112,125 with a destination charge and slotting below the 2017 version of the GT S, the only current model. They'll be joined… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300

By Tom Torbjornsen on June 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 330 model-year 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 roadsters manufactured between Jan. 19 and April 19, 2016 The Problem: Improperly manufactured lock nuts may have been used on the rear wheel tie rod connection, possibly causing the rear wheel… Read More