September 8, 1997 |
Mercedes-Benz of North America is launching its M-Class sport-utility vehicle with a commercial featuring computer-enhanced images of legendary television personality Ed Sullivan. The commercial, to air next Sunday, blends new footage of acrobats, plate spinners and other acts with digitally enhanced clips of Sullivan to recreate a 60-second snippet of "The Ed Sullivan Show," which last aired in 1971 after a 23-year run.
November 3, 1987 |
Mounting complaints of sudden and unexplained acceleration of some Mercedes-Benz automobiles has convinced the Department of Transportation to reopen an investigation into possible mechanical flaws in one model of the luxury car, a spokesman said Monday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will investigate Mercedes' best-selling model--the 300E--and will monitor complaints against other models of the West German-manufactured cars.
December 5, 2001 |
Question: I hand-wash my car to keep the hot water and heavy detergent at the carwash from dulling the finish. Recently, yard sprinklers left my hood covered with water spots. I tried washing the hood--twice--and then I tried waxing it. I even tried Windex. Nothing got the spots out. Should I take it to the carwash, or is there another solution? J.C. * Answer: Hard-water spots typically show up on a dark paint as the minerals suspended in water are deposited as the water evaporates.
September 15, 2004 |
There is something distinctly epochal about the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder, 604-horsepower version of the company's quantum-luxury roadster. More powerful than the Ford GT and quicker than a Ferrari 360, the SL65 -- an SL600 with gene-doping enhancement by AMG, the company's tuner division -- feels like a final, conflict-ending fusillade in the decade-long horsepower wars. What comes after a car like this? More horsepower? I don't think so.
October 25, 1987 |
Spurred by owners' complaints, including several from the Los Angeles area, that the Mercedes-Benz auto is vulnerable to runaway acceleration, the U.S. Department of Transportation will soon decide whether to investigate the car for mechanical flaws, a government spokesman said Friday.
October 24, 2007 |
On average, the angriest e-mails I get are from former Mercedes-Benz owners on the occasion of my saying something nice about the company's products. I imagine an irate reader pounding away at his keyboard in the wee hours of the morning, with a shiny Lexus in the driveway and a Stuttgart-made knife still quivering in his back. Allow me to gloss: "I can't believe you raved about the [insert gaudy hunk of German schteel here].
April 11, 2001 |
Chuck Wesley knows a thing or two about driving. The 49-year-old purchasing director for a Van Nuys printing company says he's owned 50 or 60 cars over the years. He keeps two turbocharged 1987 Buick Grand National muscle cars in storage to give to his sons, now 6 and 10, as their first wheels. So which of his nine current cars makes him grin the most when he's at the wheel? One of his two beefy Chevy Impala SS's? Or maybe his powered-up Ford Lightning pickup truck? Nope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1994
Police said Friday they are searching for five armed men who tied up employees at a glass statue business and fled with about $1,500 and a Mercedes-Benz automobile. No injuries were reported. The robbery occurred Thursday evening at The Glass Dragon, a manufacturer of glass statues at 2199 N. Batavia St., Police Sgt. Bob Green said.
May 10, 1990
Clipper center Benoit Benjamin was robbed of his $75,000 560 SEL Mercedes Benz automobile by a 5-foot-6 gunman who fired one shot in the air as he demanded the keys to the car Wednesday night, sheriff's deputies reported. "He was accosted by the bandit as he left a friend's house and walked to the driveway to get into the Mercedes," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Hom said. Benjamin was leaving the house about 7:45 p.m.