Ford, VW, and MB: Two Promises and a Tease

Your auto news roundup for the week of 04/11 - 04/18.

Even though Mercedes is busy releasing the S63 AMG Coupe at the New York Auto Show, it's still making sure that everybody knows about its other projects. Namely the Mercedes-AMG GT, the spiritual successor to the SLS AMG that will be positioned as a 911 contender and nothing but. We haven't seen the exterior yet, but the interior picture that Mercedes sent out has us quivering in anticipation. It looks like it'll be the nicest place anybody sits all year.

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2014 New York International Auto Show: Day Two

The festivities at the Javits Center wrap up today.

The 2014 New York International Auto Show is ending today, and along with it, auto-show season is also closing. Don't worry, it will start anew in the fall in Los Angeles. Until then, here's a look at all the action from the second day at NYIAS. The big news of the day came from Dodge.

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2014 New York International Auto Show Afternoon Roundup

Here's what happened on the first afternoon in New York.

The 2014 New York International Auto Show rolls on, with debuts a plenty at the Javits Center. We'll get to those - and a couple left over items from the morning - shortly. But first let's talk a bit about the New York show. Once an afterthought, the New York auto show now matters, as the Chicago show has suffered some decline in new product reveals.

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Mustang Convertible Sits on Empire State Building 86th Floor

The car displayed 1,000 feet above Manhattan for 50th anniversary.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mustang, Ford Motor Co. displayed a Mustang convertible on the 86th floor observation deck of New York's iconic Empire State Building- again. Of course, Ford didn't use one of its vintage babies, but rather a freshly minted 2015 model. However, they did have to use some old-school techniques to get the job done once again.

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Volvo is Working on Inflatable Car Seats

If this works, forget lugging bulky car seats around.

A while back, your author was asked his opinion on crossover SUVs by a couple of his friends - a married couple expecting their first child. He was stunned, as both expectant parents owned relatively new four-door family sedans. Why, he asked, would you want a crossover? "Car seats" was one of the answers.

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2014 New York International Auto Show Morning Roundup

Here's what happened on the first morning of the New York Auto Show.

As if New York City didn't get enough attention, the automotive world is focused on the Big Apple for the next day or two as the 2014 New York International Auto Show takes place at the Jacob Javits Center. With that in mind, here's a recap of what happened this morning on the city's West Side. From cute-utes to mid-size sedans to sports cars, New York has something for you.

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