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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe debuts with more power, tech, and updated looks

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class CoupeThe updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe bowed Monday ahead of its formal unveiling at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. Like the standard 2020 GLC-Class that debuted earlier this year, the GLC Coupe features refreshed styling with a new infotainment system and a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine underhood. It goes on...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class preview

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class CoupeThe 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class that goes on sale by the end of 2019 is something of a companion crossover SUV. The refreshed GLC adds the automaker’s latest infotainment software and screens, which means occupants can say, “Hey, Mercedes” followed by a command such as “Where’s the nearest Starbucks?” or...

2019 BMW X7

2019 BMW X7The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker's late entry into the three-row luxury crossover SUV arena—but it proves itself worth the wait with excellent interior space, fine road manners, and a cabin worthy of comparison to its prettiest rivals. We give the 2019 X7 a 7.2 out of 10, before we even have crash-test data in hand. (Read more about...

Mercedes-Benz to build $200K Maybach luxo-SUV in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz C-Class production in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaThe Mercedes-Maybach GLS-Class could be the most expensive car built on an assembly line in the U.S. when it goes into production by early next year at a factory near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News reported Monday that the ultra-luxury Maybach version of Mercedes-Benz's next-generation will cost around $200,000 to start and will square off...

2019 Audi Q8, A6 earn high marks in latest crash tests

2019 Audi Q8, Park City to TellurideBoth the 2019 Audi Q8 and A6 earned high marks in IIHS crash test ratings, but headlight effectiveness separated them from top honors. The 2019 Q8 walked away with a Top Safety Pick award, while the 2019 A6 and its better-rated headlights earned it a Top Safety Pick+. More often than not, headlight performance is the defining factor for an IIHS...