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Highlights from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show: Part One

With our bellies still full from Thanksgiving dinner, the Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off the 2018/19 car show season on November 28th by treating the crowds of journalists and industry professionals to a number of exciting world premieres along with U.S. debuts. This single day, ahead of the show’s public opening, was packed with back-to-back announcements from the world’s biggest manufacturers like BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, and more. From all-new models to mid-cycle refreshes to far-out concepts, there was something captivating in every booth. And to help you…

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Supercar Sedan: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Test Drive Review

What’s better than a jet-black sport sedan with 329 horsepower and a zero-to-60 time of 4.5 seconds? A matte-gray sport sedan with 603 horsepower that can rocket from zero to 60 in just 3.3 seconds! And that comparison illustrates the beauty of the versatile 2018 Mercedes E-Class lineup.  Because following a week with the raucous E43, we got to sample the more hardcore version of this luxury sedan, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Introduced for the 2018 model year, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S is the ultimate performance version of…

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AutoNation Mercedes-Benz C300 SEMA Build: Behind the Scenes Video

When most people think about SEMA, they think about acres upon acres of hyper-modified cars — which is exactly how it should be. After all, the whole point of this crazy automotive carnival is to show what the industry’s finest can accomplish when they go full throttle on a build, and the results are often mind blowing. That said, before the cars roll through the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center, a staggering amount of work goes into getting them ready for prime time. Unfortunately, regardless of how well…

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First Shots of the AutoNation Booth at SEMA 2018

Wow! We knew that the when we teamed up with Flat 12 Gallery and Pennzoil to transform our SEMA booth cars, the results would be spectacular. But Jeff Allen and the gang really hit it out of the park with our Toyota 4Runner and Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe! We gave them access to everything in the Auto Gear toolbox, so while both vehicles have wild exterior themes, the nuts and bolts of the builds are a great illustration of how much you can use parts from our huge list of vendors to…

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Sumptuous Sleeper: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan Test Drive Review

Today’s luxury car market is all about maximizing choice for consumers, and Mercedes-Benz does it better than most any  automaker, with everything from coupe-like SUVs to sedan-like coupes. When the all-new, tenth-generation E-Class lineup was introduced for the 2017 year, Mercedes-Benz made sure to give buyers plenty of options here, too, with four body styles (sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible) as well as gap-bridging models like the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan. The 2018 E-Class lineup consists of five models with each offering different levels of performance, style and luxury. The…

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