2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo Review

Mercedes-Benz has built a strong reputation in North America… and it needs to stay that way. Sporty or not, the various models in the portfolio are either very luxurious (think S-Class), impeccably designed (CLS-Class) or supremely comfortable (GLK-Class). Company executives are awfully proud of this image, and they’re quite aware that such refinement needs to trickle down to smaller products in the lineup, even entry-level cars.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz B200 Turbo Review

Mercedes-Benz has built a strong reputation in North America… and it needs to stay that way. Sporty or not, the various models in the portfolio are either very luxurious (think S-Class), impeccably designed (CLS-Class) or supremely comfortable (GLK-Class). Company executives are awfully proud of this image, and they’re quite aware that such refinement needs to trickle down to smaller products in the lineup, even entry-level cars.

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Detroit 2009: the Fall of a Giant

After 10 days of activities, the 2009 edition of the Detroit Auto Show wrapped up on Sunday with overall attendance falling short of last year’s numbers. This is the sixth consecutive year that the show has seen a decrease in attendance, and the numbers dropped by a substantial 50,000 visitors in 2009.

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