• Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:18:00 +0000: Basically, Every Car Is Now Vulnerable To Hacking - The Car Connection
    Sandra Bullock, hacking victim, in THE NETThe auto world has been thinking a lot about hacking lately. For years, it wasn't much of a concern, but now that many new cars are connected to telematics networks like Uconnect and OnStar and to cellular networks via dongles attached to their onboard diagnostics ports, our rides are becoming increasingly vulnerable. READ: 2016 Toyota Tacoma...
  • Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:12:00 +0000: Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Vs. Buick Verano: Compare Cars - The Car Connection
    2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class 4-door Sedan CLA250 FWD Side Exterior ViewIt's hard to resist the allure of the Mercedes CLA 250 — 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...
  • Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:19:00 +0000: Subaru WRX Vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Compare Cars - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 (European spec)Both the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX offer a surprising amount of practicality to go with their 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...
  • Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:10:00 +0000: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC: U.S. Won't Get Off-Road Package - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class  -  Euro-spec Off-Road PackageAs part of our recent first drive of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, we scrambled up steep slopes, challenged this utility vehicle’s air suspension and traction systems, and momentarily teetered on two wheels at several different points. Then we found out that the automaker has no plans to sell the GLC as we drove it on that...
  • Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:47:00 +0000: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Video Road Test - The Car Connection
    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-ClassSmall luxury crossovers are booming these days, and the competition’s stiff. With vehicles like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Buick Encore, there’s a slew of pint-sized SUV options, but Mercedes-Benz would like your attention with the new GLA-Class. The smallest ute to wear the three-pointed star, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class was one of...
  • Sun, 17 May 2015 11:30:00 +0000: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Crash Tests: U.S. Agencies Weigh In - The Car Connection
    2015 Mercedes-Benz C ClassThe federal government has released crash-test results and ratings for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. And while the results are good, the C-Class misses the top five-star overall rating. In frontal impact the C-Class earns four stars out of five—due to a four-star performance for passenger-side protection in the 35-mph, fixed-barrier test...
  • Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:30:00 +0000: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Video Preview - The Car Connection
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 New York Auto ShowThe Mercedes M-Class was the German automaker’s first American-made vehicle, and over three generations, it’s been a rousing sales success. This year, the M-Class is no more. But there’s a good reason: it’s being renamed and updated while it adds a sleeker new version. This is the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. ALSO SEE...
  • Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000: 2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Recalled For Faulty Tail Lights - The Car Connection
    2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassMercedes-Benz USA is recalling more than 30,000 late-model vehicles from its CLS line. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could increase their chances of being involved in a collision. ALSO SEE: 2015 Cadillac Escalade Video Road Test The glitch affects the...
  • Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:52:00 +0000: Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2013-2015 E-Class, CLS-Class Models For Fire Risk - The Car Connection
    2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (European version)Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for nearly 150,000 vehicles from the 2013, 2014, and 2015 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a number of vehicles from the luxury automaker's E-Class and CLS-Class lines suffer from a design flaw that could create a fire hazard in the engine compartment...
  • Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:45:00 +0000: Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some) - The Car Connection
    Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIXEveryone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to watch more puppies. What makes the Super Bowl unique...