Daimler Chairman Bischoff has backing for another term

Oct. 2, 2015 16:25 CET

Daimler's supervisory board will seek to have Chairman Manfred Bischoff re-elected for another term at its annual shareholders' meeting in April.... Read More »

Mercedes names new chief of China r&d center

Oct. 2, 2015 12:10 CET

Mercedes named Hans Georg Engel to run its r&d center in Beijing where he will oversee the expansion of the unit, which is planned to almost double in size by the end of the year from when it opened in 2014.... Read More »


BMW says emissions manipulation software is a 'no-go'

Oct. 1, 2015 16:18 CET

BMW's development chief has echoed rival automakers Daimler and Volvo in saying that the so-called "defeat device" that VW Group used to cheat U.S. diesel-emissions tests was a “no-go” at his company, adding that BMW has control systems to ensure such manipulation never occurs.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen.... Read More »


BLOG: The secret to the Ghosn-Zetsche alliance's success

10:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Carlos Ghosn and Dieter Zetsche's annual press conference, known on the auto show circuit as “The Carlos and Dieter Show,” would be easy to dismiss as mere self-congratulation. But in this year of feverish merger talk, it took on broader implications.... Read More »

Automakers should explain gap in real-word and lab tests for CO2 emissions

Sept. 28, 2015 16:30 CET

A campaign group said automakers should explain why new cars in Europe have CO2 emissions on the road that are far higher than laboratory tests show.... Read More »


BLOG: The challenge and promise of car-sharing, in 2 charts

9:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

If you're a forward-looking automaker, it's no longer enough to sell an EV and experiment with autonomous driving -- you need a car-sharing service, too.... Read More »

Mercedes will promote diesel cars in Japan despite VW scandal

Sept. 28, 2015 14:14 CET

Mercedes will continue to promote diesel cars in Japan despite the negative impression that VW's emissions test cheating has had on the fuel technology. Mercedes is aiming to double the proportion of diesel cars it sells in Japan to 10 percent in 2015.... Read More »

NHTSA considers expanding Takata airbag recalls

7:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

The U.S. regulator overseeing the replacement of Takata airbags is considering an order that would expand the recalls and has contacted seven manufacturers who could be affected, including Volkswagen AG and Tesla Motors Inc.... Read More »

Daimler denies manipulating emissions data

Sept. 25, 2015 14:54 CET

Daimler says it has not used defeat devices to manipulate its vehicles during emissions tests.The denial follows allegations by lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) that tests on vehicles made by German carmakers including Daimler had shown significantly exceeded limits on nitrogen oxide emissions.... Read More »

Diesel test report cites emissions gaps at other automakers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

A European environmental group issued a report this month that suggested other automakers in addition to Volkswagen and Audi may use software or other technology to enable their diesel vehicles to perform better in emissions testing than in actual, on-road driving.... Read More »


Creative concepts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Automakers at Frankfurt this year displayed concept cars bursting with ideas about form, from the regal smoothness of the Mercedes-Benz IAA to the intricate but harmonious geometry in the Nissan Gripz.... Read More »

Mercedes considers ultraluxury crossover or SUV to fight Bentayga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is exploring whether to introduce an ultraluxury crossover or SUV, possibly under its Maybach subbrand. Demand appears to be growing for ultraluxury SUV and crossover type vehicles, said Andreas Zygan, Mercedes director of development for SUVs.... Read More »

BMW, Daimler say their diesels comply with U.S. clean air rules

Sept. 21, 2015 13:27 CET

BMW and Daimler say their diesel-powered vehicles comply with U.S. clean air rules. Their comments come after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that fellow German automaker Volkswagen used software to deceive regulators measuring emissions from VW and Audi diesels.... Read More »


BLOG: Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology.... Read More »


Frankfurt: Lights, cameras, technology!

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Years from now when we reflect on Frankfurt 2015, memories may be less about absent players than about an industry that could finally talk in the present tense about technology.... Read More »


Mercedes expects GLC, C-class coupe sales to jump

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz says the U.S. will be the biggest market for the S-class convertible. Executives also expect another record U.S. sales year.... Read More »

VW, Daimler, Porsche embrace refugees, see fix to future labor shortages

Sept. 19, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen, Daimler and Porsche see an opportunity in the influx of refugees pouring across the country's borders to fix their looming labor shortage.... Read More »

Daimler to invest $1.3 billion to expand Mercedes SUV plant in Alabama

11:04 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Daimler AG will invest $1.3 billion at its Alabama plant to boost production of Mercedes-Benz SUVs, creating an additional 300 jobs. The expansion of the factory, which has built Mercedes vehicles since 1997, is geared toward developing the company's next generation of SUVs.... Read More »

Tesla struggles in Germany with consumers unswayed by Model S cult

10:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

Tesla has built a cult following in the U.S. for its high-powered electric sports cars. But in Europe's biggest car market, consumers are proving harder to convince.... Read More »


BLOG: Mercedes pickup won't be a 'fat cowboy truck'

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz pickup that isn't a Unimog is coming, and it'll share some underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup. The latest Nissan Navara NP300 1-ton truck made its debut in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show, with Daimler announcing plans to use it as the basis for a yet-unnamed midsize pickup that will be sold in a number of markets under the Mercedes-Benz badge.... Read More »

Mercedes eyes driverless limousine service as potential market

Sept. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes sees business potential in offering on-demand limousine services using driverless cars. "This is a concrete development goal," Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

Daimler N.A. to move headquarters, 30 jobs to Mich., governor says

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Daimler AG's North American holding company plans to move its headquarters and 30 administrative jobs to Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder said today. Snyder announced the investment from the Frankfurt auto show, where he is wrapping up the second leg of an automotive-centric trade mission that started in Japan.... Read More »

Mercedes open to battery alliance with BMW, Audi, Zetsche says

Sept. 16, 2015 15:32 CET

Mercedes is open to the idea of creating an alliance with rivals BMW and Audi to manufacture next-generation batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the automaker's CEO, Dieter Zetsche, said. A deal would extend an alliance formed by the three automakers earlier this year to buy Nokia's maps business, Here.... Read More »


BLOG: The look of Mercedes-Benzes to come

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz says its Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept unveiled Monday in Frankfurt will influence its design language for years to come. The concept's interior will show up in the redesigned E-class sedan next year.... Read More »

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