Those shiny letters on Mercedes-Benz trunk and hatch lids are about to look a lot different. Also, an update on the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.


Recognizing that moving downmarket is an essential part of profitability nowadays, Mercedes has followed the lead of its German rivals BMW and Audi by drawing up plans to come out with a baby CLS by 2014. Dubbed the BLS, the car has been the subject of rumor mills for months now and details are certainly