• Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:12:00 +0000: Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Vs. Buick Verano: Compare Cars - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-Benz CLAThe allure of the Mercedes CLA 250 is difficult to resist — sterling reputation, un-stodgy look and feel, and a pitch-perfect base price. But it also raises plenty of questions -- not the least of which is, what else should I test-drive before I sign the paperwork? Only the Audi A3 comes close to the CLA when price and prestige are coupled...
  • Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:17:00 +0000: Audi Q5 Vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Compare Cars - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro Spec)The Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are two luxury utility vehicles that seem perfectly sized and designed for couples or smaller families. Both measure around 183 inches long, with interiors that could be considered mid-size by some assessments, and offer a range of powertrain choices and luxury upgrades. And with no effort lost to rugged...
  • Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:30:00 +0000: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Preview Video - The Car Connection
    2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E400)The latest S-Class and C-Class are some of the highest-rated cars at The Car Connection--so how can Mercedes-Benz top itself? With a new car that it calls its most intelligent yet. The world got its first look at that car--the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class--at the 2016 Detroit auto show. ALSO SEE: 2017 Lincoln Continental Preview Video The E-Class...
  • Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:00:00 +0000: The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015 - The Car Connection
    Ulrich HackenbergDieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed that the company's diesel engines were part of a...
  • Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:21:00 +0000: Subaru WRX Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Compare Cars - The Car Connection
    2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMGBoth the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX offer an amazing amount of practicality to go with their storied performance pedigrees. But how these two cars get there is very different. The two aren't so much sport sedans as four-door performance cars. Rather than putting the emphasis on balance of function and form, they’re both a little...
  • Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:09:00 +0000: ​2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Video Preview - The Car Connection
    2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassMercedes has a true sports car in its lineup now with the AMG GT--but for decades, its SL two-seat roadster filled the bill. This year, the Benz SL is back with some new styling hooks and uprated hardware as it lifts its grand-touring game. The first thing you'll notice with the new SL is the new front end. Back in 2012, the current SL bowed with...
  • Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:45:00 +0000: Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet Produce The Best-Loved Cars In America - The Car Connection
    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan WangHow much do you love your car? Could you put a number on that? Market research firm Strategic Vision posed similar questions to thousands of car owners across the U.S., and their answers reveal the best-loved cars in the country. ALSO SEE: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart Casual All told, the company polled 44,000...
  • Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:26:00 +0000: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Quick Drive - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (Euro-spec)The kids use the phrase “on fleek” to describe something that’s on trend, and almost nothing fits its definition as well as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300. Any way you describe it—compact, luxury, crossover—this redesigned SUV is firing on all trendiness cylinders. Although the GLC300’s design loses the...
  • Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:04:00 +0000: Who's At Fault When An Autonomous Car Crashes? Google, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo Say "Us" - The Car Connection
    The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybridsThere's a lot of discussion about autonomous cars these days, and one of the bigger concerns for regulators is the question of who's at fault when autonomous vehicles are involved in accidents. Is it the automaker? The software provider? The driver (who's not actually driving the car)? We asked that same question a couple of years ago, and until...
  • Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:10:00 +0000: Mercedes-Benz & Daimler Test Autonomous 18-Wheeler In Real Highway Traffic - The Car Connection
    Daimler Trucks testing the first series-production autonomous truck on public roadsAutonomous cars stir up plenty of emotions in drivers. Some folks lament the fact that their children and grandchildren will never know the joys of driving. (Future children and grandchildren stuck in traffic jams may not feel the same way.) ALSO SEE: Introducing The Car Connection 2016 Driver's Choice Awards Others are excited by autonomous tech...