BMW resale value

Have imports lost their resale-value edge at last?

June 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Jalopnik recently ran a story on the cars with the highest depreciation, based on a site/company called “iSeeCars.” Years ago, imports would rarely show up on such a list, which would be dominated by the domestics. Now, though, there were just four domestic cars on the list, out of ten […]

mercedes diesel

Gotcha! Germany forces Mercedes recall over new diesel cheats

June 11, 2018 David Zatz 0

According to Bild am Sonntag, the German government has found no less than five illegal devices for switching off emissions controls in Mercedes’ new Euro 6 diesel engines, so far placed under the hoods of around one million vehicles. A Reuters article noted that Mercedes parent Daimler objects to the […]

mercedes diesel

Mercedes using law-evasion software?

February 18, 2018 David Zatz 0

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag printed a report claiming that Mercedes planted two software devices that turn on emissions-reduction equipment only when diesel engines being tested. The first, Bit 15, turned off emissions equipment after 16 miles of driving, presumably the longest they expected government or private testers to be using […]