Mercedes-Benz will unveil a new roadster concept and Acura will exhibit its new CL at the Los Angeles auto show next month. The Benz is an open-top car based on the A-Class platform. • The California Air Resource Board approves a new set of gasoline rules banning the use of MTBE and lowering the allowable amount of sulfur after 2002. CARB puts the cost at four to seven cents per gallon. • Ford Motor Co. is recalling 390,000 cars and trucks, including 315,000 '98 Contour/Mystique ...

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