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Mercedes-Benz fined for price fixing in China

Mercedes-Benz fined for price fixing in China

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From The Car Connection:

China’s Auto Market May Not Be As Strong As Everyone Thought

Some pundits have predicted that China’s auto market is unstoppable. To prove their point, they often point to the country’s booming middle class, who aspire to own the same luxuries as their counterparts in the West.

GM Recalls 2014-15 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, 2006-10 Hummer H3, 2009-10 Hummer H3T

General Motors has issued two recalls affecting roughly 250,000 Chevrolet and Hummer vehicles, 210,000 of which are registered in the U.S. The Hummer recall is the larger of the two and has been linked to 42 fires caused by part of the SUVs’ climate control system.

Senators Intro Bill To Require Recall Warning Lights On Dashboards, Mandatory Collision Avoidance

As everyone knows, 2014 was the Year of the Recall. Between fatal ignition switch flaws at General Motors and exploding airbags from Takata, recalls were at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Teaser for 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

Teaser for 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

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From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-AMG’s Something Fast Is Likely The 2017 C63 Coupe

Mercedes-AMG recently released a teaser video with the message that something “fast” was coming. Along with the message, the video contained the sweet sounds of the official Mercedes-Benz tuner’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 as well as a few glimpses of the Hockenheimring race track in Germany.

Two Corvette Z06s Wrecked After Hyundai Driver Has Seizure: Video

Wrecked sports cars are never a pretty sight. But at least when a beast like a Corvette Z06 winds up stuffed in the wall at a track day, you can argue it was being used as intended. After all, these are the kind of machines that are supposed to chase records.

Drivers In Golf TDI Set New Guinness Record: 48 States, $300 Of Fuel

Over the course of 16 days last month, auto journalist Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger drove a 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI to all 48 of the states in the U.S. mainland. Along the way, the pair traveled 8,233.3 miles, and averaged an amazing 81.17 mpg.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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From Green Car Reports:

2016 Range Rover Diesel Models To Carry $1,500 Premium Over Gasoline Version

Both new 2016 Land Rover diesel models will carry a $1,500 premium over their respective base gasoline versions. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 will start at $87,445, while the 2016 Range Rover Sport Td6 will start at $67,445. All prices include destination.

Diesel Vehicles Pay Back In 3-5 Years, Study Finds, Due To Lower Depreciation

Diesel cars and trucks may be more expensive to buy, and they have generally higher fuel costs, but owners may still be able to amortize that cost over a fairly short period. That’s the conclusion of a new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study, which should put an extra spring in the step of diesel owners.

Russian Plutocrats Crave Tesla Model S; Electric Carmaker Resists

Tesla Motors is working to establish its presence in many markets outside the United States, but there’s one country the electric-car maker hasn’t explored so far. The company’s products aren’t officially sold in Russia, even though there is apparently quite a bit of demand.

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