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Kia’s K900 Sticking Around – and Here’s a First Look

The “Gravity of Prestige.”

by on Mar.07, 2018

Expect to see the Kia K900 debut at the New York International Auto Show later this month.

Reports of the demise of the big Kia K900 luxury sedan? Well, you know what Mark Twain would say: they’ve been greatly exaggerated.

With the overwhelming response to the new Stinger, there’s no question that Kia is putting a lot of emphasis on that sexy new GT model. But company insiders have repeatedly emphasized to that the K900 isn’t going away. And if you needed proof, check out these two renderings of the second-generation sedan that is expected to make a debut appearance in the coming weeks an roll into showrooms by mid-year.

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To further underscore its longevity, consider that the new model was a collaborative development pairing Kia’s global design headquarters in the Seoul suburb of Namyang, along with the automaker’s U.S. design center in Irvine, California.


Mercedes Beats Sales Record for Third Year Running

German maker investing in plants to beat mark again in 2014.

by on Dec.30, 2013

Mercedes-Benz rode strong 2014 S-Class sales to a third consecutive record year.

Mercedes-Benz expects to set new production and sales records for 2013. The world’s oldest carmaker produced 1.49 million vehicles, which would be the third year in a row setting a new mark.

The Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy is already showing tangible results as sales around the world topped 1.4 million units.

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“In 2013, we have taken a decisive step forward in our strategy for growth. Our model initiative is well under way. At the same time, we are also optimizing our internal sales structures,” said Ola Källenius, member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing and Sales, who added Mercedes was also was well positioned for another record year in 2014. (more…)

High-Tech Suspensions Smooth Out The Bumps

New systems improve ride and handling of luxury vehicles.

by on Jun.06, 2013

Mercedes improved the ride and handling on the S-Class for 2014 using a new system called Magic Body Control.

With more and more states and local communities struggling to balance their budgets, road repairs are among the first things to be cut. In places like Detroit, where winter is particularly tough on tarmac, that can translate into potholes that match the worst you’ll find in a third-world country.

But automakers and their suppliers are rolling out some high-tech solutions that can make all but the worst bumps and ruts virtually vanish.

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Electronically controlled suspensions have been around for several decades, but early systems did little more than firm up a vehicle’s shock absorbers and they usually seemed to either be too firm or too soft.


First Drive: GLK 250 Turbo Diesel

Mercedes continues cavalcade of turbo diesels.

by on May.03, 2013

The 2013 GLK 250 is winning fans with a new four-cylinder turbo diesel. Photo credit: Greg Jarem.

Like other German carmakers, Mercedes-Benz has put down a large bet on diesel, rolling out diesel-powered vehicles at a fast clip to meet the American demand for style and fuel economy.

As part of its diesel campaign, Mercedes elected to install its new four-cylinder diesel engine in its GLK sports utility vehicle. The same diesel engine will also be made available in the revamped Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan, starting in September. The first gasoline-powered version of the new E-Class is due in showrooms this month.

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As it stands, the new four-cylinder, Mercedes-designed and Mercedes-built turbo diesel, which is the first four-cylinder diesel Mercedes-Benz has made available in North America, seems to fit perfectly into the GLK. The clatter that seems to have plagued the diesel engine in the past was almost non-existent at ignition, when the vehicle was idling or while driving at various speeds on country roads or on the freeway. It wasn’t exactly whisper quiet, but it was close.


Spy Shots: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Shades of the Ocean Drive concept.

by on Feb.05, 2009

Ocean Drive Concept comes to life?

Ocean Drive Concept comes to life?

When we saw this 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class with new front and rear fascias, we immediately thought of the Ocean Drive Concept. From the slightly V-shaped grille, to the LEDs surrounding the headlamps, to the clean and smooth rear bumper – designers are following the direction of the stunning Ocean Drive.

We’re expecting this freshened and very stylish S Class to reach the States in time for the 2010 model year.

Closer look at the '10 Mercedes S-Class facelift

Closer look at the '10 Mercedes S-Class facelift

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