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Trio of Diesels Help Germans for 2015

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WOLFSBURG, GERMANY- Focused as it is around European makers, German automakers are pressing their U.S. and China luxury sedan salesmen to push diesel-engine cars, starting with the 2015-model year. The luxury sedan segment is led by three mainstays from Germany, each boasting diesel experience and more scoring higher performance numbers and resale values. BMW with […]

Mercedes-Benz S Springs Entry-Level “Family Sedan”

Mercedes Benz CLA Class 4 door coupe

German Auto Maker Bids For Upscale Market GENEVA, SUI – Mercedes-Benz stunned Geneva show exhibitors by unfurling an “affordable” compact sedan, introducing its very first front-wheel drive and 4-cylinder cars and invading a market segment younger buyers never had really approached. CLA 250 Marks New Path The CLA 250 has been priced from $29,900 and […]

New Car Model Year Opens With Bang

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The new car model year, embracing 2014 AND 2015 models for nearly all segments now, is well underway and for the first time covers most segments with all-new models – from “ supersedan” to subsub compact. “You name it, we got it” All new segments will be challenged by the Volkswagen Group, led by a […]

Free Trade Gains Coming to Germany

GENEVA-German automakers are looking for an unexpected windfall from their U.S. assembly plants. The Obama administration has nodded approval for extension of a free-trade agreement to European vehicles built in the Southeast U.S. Three of the major German automakers, excluding Porsche, maintain a U.S. assembly plant-BMW in Spartanburg, SC; Mercedes in Tuscaloosa, AL, and VW […]

Safety Defect Recalls Sting Lexus, Volvo, and BMW

WASHINGTON, DC-Caught with a surfeit of safety flubs on 2010 Lexus RX models, Toyota Motor has bitten the platinum bullet and agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Transportation $17.35 million in civil fines for failing to report vehicle defects as required. The latest of Toyota’s costly infractions also involved carpets that trapped accelerators and […]