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Mercedes-Benz S-Class is first car without light bulbs

The German brand tries innovate with its flagship sedan and woo Maybach owners<p>Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off its new S-Class flagship Wednesday, unveiling a car that throws every technological feature engineers could dream up into a single car.<p>For starters, there are no light bulbs. Mercedes says …

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Overwhelms With Innovation

It’s hard to pick a starting point with the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.<p>This full-size luxury sedan, which hits showrooms in September, is absolutely bristling with technology: 3D cameras, radar, night vision, LED headlights and taillights that adjust their brightness automatically.<p>And that …

Mercedes-Benz integrates Google Maps features

At Google I/O, Mercedes-Benz demonstrates upcoming integration with Google local search, Street View, and traffic, using an iPhone connected to its Drive Kit Plus feature in an SL-class.<p>Mercedes-Benz announced it would demonstrate Google local search, Street View, and traffic integrated into the …

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Google Just Made A $125 Million Bet On The Future Of Banking

Google led a new $125 million investment in Lending Club, the company announced, and nabbed a 7 percent stake, reports the New York Times' Michael De La Merced.<p>With this investment, Lending Club is now valued at $1.55 billion, reports Peter Renton at LendAcademy.com.<p>Lending Club lets people take …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec gets 33 mpg, priced from $38,950*

It's been more than a year since we first saw the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show, but it looks like the compact diesel crossover is finally starting to roll into dealerships. Those wanting to buy a diesel GLK will only have to pony up an extra $1,500 over …

Test Drive: 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Has Seductive Power

The thought keeps reverberating: This is a $44,655 car that doesn’t even have a navigation system.<p>As much as there is to like about the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic, there’s no getting around the fact that it’s a terrible value.<p>Or, is there?<p>The more time I spend with this spunky little sedan, the …

LED Zeppelin: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class's Radical Lighting Scheme

The S-class will be the first car to use full-LED lighting.<p>Each foglight is an array of four LED elements. LED daytime running lamps give the new S-class a furrowed brow. LED turn signal. Cornering lamp projects light ahead of the car as it turns. Night-vision infrared light illuminates objects in …

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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

High-tech safety gear, a new four-cylinder diesel, and a fresh snout.<p>Everyone’s favorite full-size European commercial van is getting updated for 2014 with tweaked styling, more safety tech, and a new base engine and transmission. We are, of course, talking about the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. …

Are You a Stroker? What Car Salespeople Call You Behind Your Back – Feature

Like many professionals, car salesmen have their own patois. Here are a few terms they throw around in the showroom.<p>1. Up <br>Any potential buyer.<p>2. Laydown <br>A customer who offers little resistance and purchases a car at the list price or more. Also known as an “ace.”<p>3. Paperboy <br>A buyer who comes in …

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec Starts at $39,495 — News

With the price of diesel fuel now hovering at just a few cents more than premium gasoline, there’s little incentive for luxury buyers to skip the oil-burning trims of their favorite rides. As an added incentive, Mercedes-Benz is charging $500 less for the new 2013 GLK250 BlueTec 4MATIC—the latest …

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Apple wants to embed iOS in your dash

In a move that will likely forever change the relationship between handheld wireless devices and automotive infotainment systems, reports say that Apple is working closely with multiple automakers to integrate its iOS Maps and Siri voice-activated systems seamlessly into vehicles. According to …

2013 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

Rather than fuss with the seemingly pedestrian, entry-level Mercedes-Benz CL550 4Matic, starting at just $116,205, we recently straightened our tie and climbed right into the burly flagship at the other end of the CL-Class range – the most exclusive entry behind the velvet ropes that goes by the …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

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Fuel-Efficient Car News

Jaguar is the latest automaker to take on Tesla and the first to edge it on price and performance. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric compact crossover starting at $69,500 (excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit and available state rebates), which is exactly $10,000 less than the only other …

Next BMW 1-Series Might Not Come to U.S., Depends on CLA, A3

Current BMW 1-series coupe.<p>While Mercedes-Benz and Audi are racing into the compact-luxury segment, their usual rival is taking a cautious approach. In several interviews, BMW executives have told us that there’s no guarantee the company will bring the next-generation 1-series to the U.S., and that …

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Wanted: volunteers to spend life on Mars - video

Speaking in New York, the CEO of Mars One, Bas Lansdorp, launches a search for volunteers to spend the rest of their lives on Mars. He plans to send …

Experts Agree The Fed's In Big Trouble

I know it sounds crazy to suggest that the Federal Reserve Bank is in trouble, but it’s true. When interest rates rise, the Fed is going to recognize huge losses and will need help from the U.S. Treasury to stay afloat.<p>I have been writing about the Fed’s financial predicament for almost two years</i> …

The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

Twenty years ago, I developed a powerful approach to negotiating that goes beyond “win-win.” It involves starting by offering the most and asking for the least. It works extremely well, but I was unable to explain why until I read Wharton professor Adam Grant’s excellent new book <i>Give and Take</i>.<p>Adam …

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93% Of Americans Got Poorer During The First Two Years Of The Recovery

The richest 7% of American households saw their net worth grow by 28% to a whopping $3.2 million during between 2009 to 2011, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.<p>In contrast, 93% of households lost money. Average household net worth for this group fell by 4% during the same period, …

Google Cares Less About SAT Scores And GPA Because They Have Better Hiring Data

Google, known for rigor in evaluating people, has devalued SAT scores and college GPA, which have long been critical tools for gauging potential.<p>Prasad Setty, Google's vice president for people analytics, told The New York Times that they've found that those numbers alone didn't lead to success at …