Monthly Archives: April 2017

What’s Next for Mercedes-Benz: A Brief Look at Future Products ""

Mercedes-Benz is about to make a number of major changes to its product portfolio, some of which were first publicized by Automobile Magazine’s Georg Kacher. We spoke to our own sources in Stuttgart, and here’s what we can report. MFA Platform: Only three models using Daimler’s modular front-wheel-drive platform are offered in the United…

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Four Play: 2017 Audi A4 Allroad Tested ""

The tracks in the virgin powder tell the story: Four of them, each flanked by its own spent roostertail of snow, are hallmarks of all-wheel-drive grace. That Audi’s A4 Allroad doesn’t perpetually turn the driveshaft that powers its rear axle differentiates it from every Quattro model sold in the U.S….

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The Life of a New-Car Dealer ""

The headquarters of the 100-year-old National Automobile Dealers Association, with its 16,500 member dealerships representing 1.1 million employees, perches on a hill in Tysons, Virginia, on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. It’s an otherwise nondescript rectangle of coffee-colored glass except for three giant concrete silos arrayed along the southwest face…

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Confirmed! Diesel-Powered BMW 540d Coming to the U.S. ""

BMW soon will launch a diesel version of the newest 5-series sedan in the U.S. called the 540d, a company spokesperson has confirmed. The new diesel-powered sedan will join diesel versions of the 3-series, X3, and X5, all of which are currently for sale after passing more stringent EPA emissions testing…

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2017 Ford Edge Vignale First Drive: Blueblood Wearing a Blue Oval ""

The globalized nature of the auto industry creates plenty of anomalies. This Canada-built, diesel-engined luxury Ford Edge aimed at the European market is one of the more interesting ones. Consider the Edge Vignale to be a visitor from a parallel dimension—or an insight into what Uncle Henry thinks buyers on…

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