Mercedes-Benz

Toyota retains title as most valuable car brand; Tesla enters top 10

June 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Toyota retained its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla, meanwhile, entered the top 10 for the first time, indicating the rising challenge that traditional automakers face from so-called industry disruptors.... Read More »

Mercedes reshapes GLE for new platform

12:15 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

When Mercedes-Benz introduces the redesigned GLE crossover, likely in 2018, the automaker also will be showcasing its new MHA vehicle architecture. New spy shots of the next-generation GLE prototype reveal a much different body design, with wider wheel arches and a lower, sleeker profile.... Read More »

Apps drive into the service lane

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Smartphone apps are breaking into the automotive service business. The question is: Whose apps should service departments embrace -- those from independent app developers, those from automak... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Lincoln marketing chief's next role

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Lincoln marketing chief to take Europe post; Skoda mulls U.S. sales; Munoz: Nissan won't stop at 10%; '17 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery spied; Peek at Benz E-class wagon.... Read More »

Next-generation Mercedes E-class wagon gets sportier

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon will retain its spaciousness while featuring sportier styling.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Cadillac retail overhaul takes shape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Cadillac retail overhaul takes shape; 2 shot, wounded during fight at UAW Ford local in Chicago; Sonic brings in help to expand EchoPark; Mercedes seeks more women buyers.... Read More »

Mercedes' May sales rise 13% on Europe, China demand

June 6, 2016 12:19 CET

Sales of Mercedes cars jumped 13 percent in May as strong demand in Europe and China helped to offset a drop in the U.S.... Read More »

TALK FROM THE TOP: Mercedes' Exler eyes another sales record

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

A string of new product introductions means Mercedes-Benz should be on its way to another U.S. sales record, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said. That's despite global economic concerns and a shift to trucks from passenger cars that surprised the German brand by its suddenness.... Read More »

Apple hires architect of BMW and Mercedes satellite navigation systems

4:18 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

Apple has hired Sinisa Durekovic, a software engineer who led the development of satellite navigation systems used by luxury carmakers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM rolls out spiffs after rough May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2016

GM launches spiff offensive after sales plunge; Mercedes ahead in U.S. luxury race; Takata suitor?; Honda self-driving prototypes; Toyota's tech prep; Snyder: Lessons from May sales.... Read More »

Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

Mercedes puts up fight in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2016

China is starting to look like a barroom brawl for the German luxury brands. And Mercedes is landing some punches.... Read More »

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BLOG: Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the gap.... Read More »

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

More than a year and a half after Mercedes-Benz redesigned its C-class sedan, the C-class coupe gets its turn. On the outside, Mercedes gave the vehicle a sportier pure coupe shape. It is longer, wider and lighter with a bigger interior and more passenger room.... Read More »

M-B: New variants to lift sales of C-class coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Mercedes-Benz expects the mix of coupes in the C-class family to potentially increase to 20 percent with the introduction of the redesigned 2017 model. The new coupe lineup includes all-wheel drive in the base model for the first time and a new midrange AMG model.... Read More »

Mercedes signals flexibility on dealer training

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

In response to dealer pushback, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is working on a plan to shift dealership leadership training from West Point to regional sites across the country. He also will consider next-gen Autohaus compliance deadlines on a store-by-store basis.... Read More »

Mercedes not letting up on product offensive

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler says Mercedes will continue its product offensive in 2017, with a comparable number of vehicle launches as it has scheduled for this year.... Read More »

M-B pickup decision will be 'whenever'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA's new CEO says no timetable exists for deciding whether to bring a new midsize pickup under development to the U.S.... Read More »

German court bans Airscarf seat heating in Mercedes cars

May 13, 2016 15:55 CET

Mercedes has been banned from selling its Airscarf headrest heating system for convertible cars in Germany because of a dispute over patents.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a model to rival the Maybach, the automaker's tech boss told a motoring magazine.... Read More »

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How Renault and Daimler CEOs are helping women rise

May 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn and Daimler's Dieter Zetsche have committed to empowering women executives at their companies. A big benefit could be winning more female customers.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Audi ponders a Maybach rival

9:15 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market.... Read More »

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Digital agency Razorfish sees experience trumping message

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

In a digital world where consumers expect brands to truly engage with them, pitching products isn't always enough, says Pat Frend, East region president of Razorfish, a digital marketing agency that is helping Mercedes-Benz reach out to younger audiences.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 11% in April on robust Europe, China demand

May 9, 2016 11:19 CET

Sales of Mercedes vehicles rose 11 percent in April, boosted by strong demand in Europe and China and the launch of several new models, which helped offset flat deliveries in the U.S. Four-month brand sales were up 12 percent.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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