2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Photo Gallery: 39 Photos

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We saw the sedan version of Mercedes-Benz's uber-high-performance S65 AMG at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Today, the coupe version of the 621-horsepower luxury sports car bows.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Photo Gallery

Like the sedan, the coupe's bold curves and dominating face are accented with high-sheen chrome, gloss black trim and plenty of AMG badging. It also shares the sedan’s powertrain: a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12, good for 621 hp, 738 pounds-feet of torque, a zero-to-60 mph time of 4 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

Inside, four passengers are treated to AMG exclusive sport seats trimmed in Nappa leather with diamond-patterned upholstery. Leather also lines the roof, dashboard and door panels.

The 2015 S65 AMG Coupe goes on sale at the end of the year; prices haven't been announced but they'll be steep. Mercedes recently released 2015 pricing for part of its S-Class lineup and prices range from $95,325 for the base V-8-powered S550 sedan to $167,825 for the V-12-powered base S600 sedan; all prices include destination.

Check out the gallery below.

By Jennifer Geiger | July 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Review

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"The brute power, luxurious roominess and remarkable technology of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic make it a superior — albeit expensive — choice among ultra-luxury full-size sedans," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. Check out Bragman's review for more.

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By Matt Schmitz | July 7, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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"Though its look may not fit with the latest swoopy Benzes, the revised 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 is graceful, powerful, more luxurious than before and still an excellent luxury sedan," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. Read the review for more.

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Expert Review

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By Matt Schmitz | June 16, 2014 | Comments (1)

Cars.com's Top 10 Fun-to-Drive Fuel Sippers

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When I was 10, my dad set me and a go-kart loose in an abandoned parking lot, free to zip around the blacktop. At that age, you don't give a thought to how much gas costs; it's all about the fun. At this age, however, fuel economy is a big consideration when it comes to buying a car, but it doesn't have to trump the fun-to-drive factor.

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There are plenty of cars that offer both fun and fuel savings, from affordable subcompacts and gas-electric hybrids to pricier luxury cars and diesel-powered vehicles. To qualify for this list, a car has to have an EPA combined rating of 30 mpg, while bringing out the inner go-kart-loving kid in all of us:

By Jennifer Geiger | June 9, 2014 | Comments (9)

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety classifies as a "large luxury car," has received the institute's highest safety honor, Top Safety Pick Plus. Helping to put it over the top, the E-Class earned a score of good in the small-overlap front crash test and offers standard front crash prevention technology. The vehicle also scored good in the other four testing areas: moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint.

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IIHS added the small overlap evaluation in 2012 to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle, tree or utility pole. To earn Plus status, a vehicle must receive a good or acceptable rating in this test, at least good on the other four crashworthiness evaluations, and basic, advanced or superior for front crash protection. The E-Class' standard Collision Prevention Assist scored a rating of basic for front crash protection, but when equipped with the optional Pre-Safe Brake system, that score is bumped up to superior.

By Matt Schmitz | June 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Review

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"The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG has fast moves, slick styling and luxury in spades, but its hefty price tag and disappointing transmission keep it from being truly outstanding," said Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman. Read the review for more.

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

By Jennifer Geiger | May 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cars.com's Top 10 Most Anticipated Cars

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Now that auto show season is over, the wait is over when it comes to seeing which new cars will hit dealerships soon, but now the real wait begins.

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There's plenty to look forward to, because there are almost too many new vehicles to choose from such as the redesigned, more modern Ford Mustang and the sleek, futuristic electric car from BMW, the i8. They're not all sports cars though; the tiny Jeep Renegade SUV and midsize Hyundai Sonata sedan are also on our list.

Check out the top 10 new vehicles the Cars.com reviewers can't wait to drive:

By Jennifer Geiger | May 7, 2014 | Comments (14)

Mercedes-Benz Prices 2014 B-Class Electric Drive

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The 2014 B-Class Electric Drive, Mercedes-Benz's new four-door electric vehicle hatchback, will arrive at dealerships in July with a price tag of $42,375, including a $925 destination charge. The B-Class Electric Drive could be eligible for federal tax credits of as much as $7,500, in addition to state and local credits. The luxury EV initially will be available only in 10 states, including California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont, with nationwide expansion expected to be announced next year. The EV version is the only variant of the B-Class available in the U.S.; gas and diesel models are sold internationally.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Up Close

The automaker says the electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, is equivalent in power to a three-cylinder gas engine making 177 horsepower and 251 pounds-feet of torque. Mercedes-Benz estimates a zero-to-60 mph time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 100 mph. The automaker also said charge time for 60 miles of range should take less than two hours on a 240-volt outlet; the vehicle's maximum range is estimated at 85 miles. When the B-Class originally was announced, its range was expected to be 115 miles; that figure is 30 miles more than the estimated range now being reported.

By Matt Schmitz | April 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Vehicles Affected: About 252,867 model-year 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4Matic, C350 and C63 AMG luxury cars manufactured between Jan. 26, 2007, and July 13, 2011

The Problem: A poor electrical ground connection may result in the dimming or failure of the taillights; this reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping or turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mercedes-Benz will begin notifying owners in June and dealers will replace the bulb holders if necessary, as well as any corroded connectors, for free. The automaker said parts are not currently available, so owners will be sent a second notification, expected to be in August or September, when parts are available.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 29, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 69 model-year 2014 versions of the GL350 Bluetec 4Matic, GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and GL63 AMG SUVs; only vehicles manufactured Nov. 4 through Nov. 15, 2013, are affected.

The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the second-row seat bottom may not fold down low enough to allow access to the child safety seat anchors. Improper child safety seat anchorage increases the risk of injury in a crash. According to Mercedes-Benz, there have been no customer complaints or injuries regarding this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected second-row seat components for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz will start notifying owners in May. Owners can call Mercedes at 800-367-6372 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

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