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February 24, 2013

Auto Briefs

'Farmer' was top Super Bowl ad; Mercedes-Benz unveils new designs

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Ram's 'Farmer' the top Super Bowl ad
The Ram truck "Farmer" ad (shown) won best Super Bowl commercial in YouTube's 2013 Ad Blitz contest. The top five ads -- including three from automakers -- have generated more than 61 million views on YouTube. Following "Farmer" was Budweiser's "Brotherhood" spot, Samsung's "The Next Big Thing," Jeep's "Whole Again" and Hyundai's "Team." The "Farmer" video has been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube and the automaker's website, leading Ram to donate $1 million to the National FFA Organization.
NWautos staff


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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan debuted during Fashion Week in New York. (Mercedes-Benz)

Haute couture, hot cars at Fashion Week
New York's Lincoln Center was abuzz Feb. 7-14 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. More than 90 designers presented their fall 2013 collections, and the German automaker unveiled two of its own creations: the 2014 CLA-Class and the limited-edition SLS AMG Black Series. The four-door CLA-Class is a new entry segment for Mercedes-Benz, and the SLS AMG Black Series is a limited-edition coupe with futuristic gullwing doors.
NWautos staff

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