Months ago, Porsche earned the top spot in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality study. Recently, the performance brand once again found itself on top of a J.D. Power Study, but this time it was the APEAL study, which is a measure of consumer satisfaction for vehicles from the 2014 model year.
Porsche landed on top of the list of premium brands, with a score of 882 out of 1,000. To put that number into perspective, premium brands averaged a score of 840 out of 1000 and mainstream brands averaged 785 out of 1,000. Read the rest of this entry »
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class crossover is part minivan and part crossover. Well, we should say the Mercedes-Benz R-Class WAS part minivan and part crossover, because it hasn’t been on sale in America since 2013. With space for six or seven passengers, all-wheel drive and all the latest tech offerings from Mercedes-Benz, the R-Class was a great option for families looking for something a little snazzier than a run-of-the-mill minivan.
Although the R-Class hasn’t been in production for a few years, rumors of a comeback have been circulating recently, leading many fans of the minivan/crossover to wonder if the Mercedes-Benz R-Class is, in fact, returning to the lineup anytime in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date
Last year, no Mercedes-Benz was purchased more than 2015 C-Class. With 75,065 units sold, the popularity of the C-Class has never been so apparent. So unsurprisingly, there is a lot of excitement surrounding the upcoming availability of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. While you can expect new design and feature packages as well as many new stand-alone options in models like the Mercedes-Benz C300 (see below), there also are three new C-Class variations in store for the new model year. Read the rest of this entry »
Best Mercedes-Benz References in Kanye West Songs
Love him or hate him, Kanye West has produced hit after hit after hit since exploding onto the music scene in the early 2000s. As a product of The Windy City, Kanye’s lyrics often include references to the south side Chicago where he grew up. But maybe more often, Yeezy’s lyrics include shoutouts to Mercedes-Benz.
Whether you hear a track off of his debut album College Dropout or you’re listening to his Jay-Z collaboration album Watch the Throne, the rapper’s affinity for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is apparent. In fact, over the course of his career, Mr. West has cited Mercedes-Benz more times than any other brand he references in his music. So without further ado, we bring you the best Mercedes-Benz lyrics in Kanye West songs. Read the rest of this entry »
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV Release Date
Although we got a pretty good look at the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has been pretty tight-lipped about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, which is taking the place of the outgoing Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class for the new model year. That all changed Wednesday, when Mercedes-Benz introduced the new utility vehicle in Germany. Along with that introduction came a flurry of information regarding the new model, including details about its arrival at dealerships across the US. Read the rest of this entry »
A few days ago, Mercedes-Benz made a major announcement about its 2016 product line. While the attention-grabbing headlines that came out of the press release surrounded the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pricing. While that was big news, there was another hidden gem that served as the official announcement of a diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which will be dubbed the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300d.
To this point, Mercedes-Benz hasn’t provided any details regarding the powertrain or price of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300d, but we do know that it will feature 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Read the rest of this entry »
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Pricing Revealed
Expected to arrive at Loeber Motors in August of 2015, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV is an updated and renamed version of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. As part of the brand’s recent reshuffling of its vehicle names, the GLE-Class will be available as both a coupe and a traditional SUV. While we’ve known what it is and when it is expected to arrive for a while, we didn’t know how much it would cost….until now. Mercedes-Benz recently reveled the pricing figures for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, which shows similar figures to that of its predecessor. Read the rest of this entry »
Each year in the heart of summer, we celebrate America’s independence with great barbecue, warm weather, and of course, spectacular fireworks. And if you ask us, there is no better place to enjoy 4th of July weekend than in Chicago IL. Whether you’re traveling into the city from out of town or your looking to plan ahead, here are a few things to do 4th of July weekend 2015 to help you get started. Read the rest of this entry »
The advanced technology and advanced safety features in the Mercedes-Benz CLA are part of what make it such an attractive car. Starting at just over $30,000, buyers can get behind the wheel of a well-equipped luxury car at a surprisingly affordable price. That price tag also leaves room for many buyers to add useful features and packages, like Blind Spot Assist.
Blind Spot Assist uses radar technology to sense when vehicles enter the driver’s blind spot. When activated, the driver will see a red icon in the side mirror when a vehicle enters the driver’s blind spot. If the driver initiates the turn signal while a vehicle is in a blind spot, an audible alert will sound as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever sat down to play a racing video game with your heart set on driving a Porsche 911 or Cayman, only to scan the available cars and not find a single Porsche available? That’s because Porsche has the rights to all digital representations of their vehicles, and up until now, has not made them available to the creators of some of the top racing video games available.
That all changed today when a new Porsche Expansion Pack was released for Forza Horizon 2. In that DLC, players will have access to 10 Porsche vehicles, including icons like the Porsche 959 (see complete list below). The expansion pack also includes 10 Bucket List events, 10 Rival events, and 15 achievements. Read the rest of this entry »