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Trio of Diesels Help Germans for 2015

Diesel Fuel

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


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 […]