Upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-class Sedan Is All About That Base

When the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class made its debut, marketers made hay with its sub-$30,000 base price. That starting figure has since drifted up to $33,625 (with destination), which evidently has the brand thinking about fielding a new A-class variant that would again target the magic $30,000 mark. That’s the word according to Automotive News, which reports […]

Mercedes-Benz Calls Moratorium on All New U.S. Diesel Cars

Mercedes-Benz will not import any diesels for the 2017 model year, and perhaps longer, as the company continues to face a federal investigation over allegedly illegal emissions. The automaker’s PR chief, Rob Moran, told Automotive News that due to a tougher EPA certification process for diesel cars that has been in force since the Volkswagen diesel […]

Merchandising! Mercedes-Benz Japan Offers Star Wars–Themed CLAs

Because Star Wars Day is now an international corporate marketing holiday, Mercedes-Benz has chosen May 4, 2017, to announce a couple of CLAs for the Japan market. Following in the footsteps of Uber’s First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Chargers, the 1:1 scale Hot Wheels creations, and Nissan’s myriad connections of its coincidentally named Rogue CUV to […]

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 States right now: the CLA-, […]