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Mercedes leaves Ferrari, Lamborghini in the dust at Concours D'Elegance

A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL owned by Nat Lanza

(Credit: Adam Fusfeld)

A Mercedes topped rare Lamborghinis, classic Ferraris and Porsches, and even a 103-year-old working Buick on Long Island today. The 1957 300SL with gullwing doors was named Best in Show at the ninth annual Concours D'Elegance held Oct. 20, 2013 at the Americana Manhasset mall.

The event drew hundreds of cars -- ranging from the 1910 Buick (which did take home the award for Best Vintage Car)...

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Diesel car owners save thousands in just three years

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, at the 2013

(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Owners of diesel-powered cars save about $2,000 to $6,000 over three to five years compared to owners of corresponding gas models, according to a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study released yesterday. While diesel-engined cars typically cost more to purchase, they save money over time through a combination of superior fuel economy and slower rate of depreciation.


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Mercedes-Benz electric car premieres at 2013 New York auto show

Plug in for fuel. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

If you’re planning on heading to the New York International Auto Show (it runs through Sunday, April 7), you’d be well-served to visit the Mercedes-Benz’s display.

This past week, the German automaker took to its makeshift stage and premiered its first-ever fully electric vehicle to the world. It’s still there and you can’t miss it; the cute hatchback sticks out like a sore thumb among the...

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