MotorTrend shares their first reaction to driving the new Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

MotorTrend’s Frank Markus takes the new 4-cylinder E250 Bluetec for a trip through the wilderness in Washington. Some takeaways, they didn’t get above 36MPG, the power is adequate and the navigation routes you to gas stations that have changed since the nav was updated. That’s a harsh finding in a brand new luxury Diesel hybrid from a leading automaker like Mercedes-Benz.

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Federal Safety Regulators investigate 2008-2009 Mercedes-Benz C-class for potential fire risk in tail lights

Federal Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating 21 recent reports that tail lights in the 2008-2009 MBZ C-class are starting fires.

“In multiple instances consumers have reported smelling smoke and seeing burn marks in the trunks of the vehicles,” NHTSA said in a statement.

The models affected are the C300, C350, C36 AMG, C43 AMG and C63 AMG sold as 2008 and 2009 models.

Read more about it at the Los Angeles Times.

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Mercedes-Benz leases huge former McDonnellDouglas Aircraft plant for future manufacturing

Check out who has signed a lease on the former McDonnell-Douglas plant near Long Beach, CA; Mercedes-Benz!

They are planning to occupy the plant as soon as the beginning of 2014.

Read more about it at the Wheels blog at the NY Times website:

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/mercedes-benz-leases-huge-southern-california-aircraft-plant/

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Mercedes-Benz using QR codes to save lives after accidents

As a way of reducing the time it takes for rescue crews to locate a “rescue sheet” for any new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they have started adding QR codes to their newest models. QR codes are little square codes that a digital device can read and use as a hyperlink to an app or webpage. With seconds between life & death after a collision, using these codes will more quickly allow rescue crews to know where to use the jaws of life ...

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Rare Mercedes Gullwing totaled in Germany by Test Driving Technicians

Apparently 20 year old auto technicians can’t keep themselves on the road when they are test driving a classic Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. They went too fast during a test drive and lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. Luckily, their auto shop had insurance coverage for such an unfortunate accident. I am sure they will be more careful next time! Our technicians are much more careful and safe during test drives, we’ve never had an incident!

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