Mercedes-Benz

M-B new inline-6 for U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Mercedes development chief Ola Kaellenius talks rollout strategy for the brand's new 3.0 liter inline-six.... Read More »

Daimler exec: Fully self-driving 'phenomenally expensive'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Fully autonomous vehicles? "It's phenomenally expensive to do this," says Daimler's Ola Kaellenius.... Read More »

Porsche repeats as most appealing brand, Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.... Read More »

J.P. VETTRAINO

BLOG: Why new inline-six from Mercedes-Benz matters

11:56 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

When Mercedes-Benz showed its new inline-six engine at this year's Shanghai auto show, it was assumed the engine would reach the United States in the freshened 2018 S-class sedan. It will not.... Read More »

V-12s & 48 VOLTS

5 questions with Mercedes' director of r&d

8:19 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Ola Kaellenius, head of r&d at Mercedes-Benz Cars, sat down with reporters at the launch of the updated S class and covered topics ranging from the return of the Mercedes inline-six to robot taxis to the coming of autonomy to the staying power of V-12s.... Read More »

Mercedes unveils its take on classic pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The X class, Mercedes' first pickup, will hit dealerships in Germany starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. There are no plans for the U.S.
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Mercedes targets quad-bike loving wealthy with luxury pickup

3:55 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is stretching its refined image with its first ever pickup truck, betting that upscale car buyers are ready for an open-bed hauler with leather seats, oak trim and Autobahn handling.... Read More »

VW in, Mercedes out as German soccer team sponsor

July 14, 2017 13:32 CET

Volkswagen is replacing Mercedes as the main sponsor of Germany's national soccer team. VW has signed a five-year contract that start in January 2019.... Read More »

Daimler to make batteries at German Mercedes plant

July 13, 2017 14:37 CET

Daimler has struck a deal with workers to make EV components and batteries at a Mercedes factory in Germany. Employees at the Untertuerkheim plant went on strike this month over worries that jobs could be at risk as the automaker moves toward EVs.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

Aston launches DB11 V-8 with Daimler engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Aston Martin's partnership with Daimler moved closer with the launch of the DB11 V-8. It is the first Aston to use the 4.0-liter turbocharged engine developed by Daimler's AMG performance arm.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota large cars receive top IIHS safety ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tesla Model S fell short in some tests.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes holds lead as BMW CEO vows a comeback

5:51 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz held off BMW again last month to preserve its substantial midyear lead in U.S. luxury auto sales. BMW's CEO isn’t ready to accept being relegated to the second position.... Read More »

Nick Saban chases another title: Auto dealer

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2017

Nick Saban is popular enough to do just about anything he wants in college football-crazy Alabama. And what he wants to do now is sell cars.... Read More »

Saban's ultimate tailgating Sprinter

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2017

Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham once offered the ultimate tailgating vehicle-- with Nick Saban's name written all over it.... Read More »

Mercedes E-class production will be hit by dispute over EV expansion

June 29, 2017 16:05 CET

Production of Mercedes' E class will be hit by an overtime ban at the brand's biggest engine plant by workers worried about their jobs as the automaker shifts to electric technologies.... Read More »

Mercedes' G Wagen proves immortal

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Mercedes-Benz's box-on-wheels endures, despite the brand's decision to kill it.... Read More »

Mercedes gives dealers more advertising leeway

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Germans build here,
 take profits home

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Most of the German automakers' engineers work and live in Germany and all the profit they accumulate from Americans goes back to their home country.... Read More »

Mercedes production may be hit by EV dispute

June 23, 2017 10:43 CET

Workers at a Mercedes plant near Stuttgart may refuse to work overtime unless management allocates electric powertrain work to the factory to offset the loss of orders for conventional engines and transmissions.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Takata bankruptcy days away, report says

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Takata bankruptcy days away, report says; No hurry on NAFTA talks; EU fines lighting suppliers; Relief for truck-strapped Mercedes dealers; Musk, Barra make Top 100 CEOs list.... Read More »

Daimler begins construction of Mercedes plant in Russia

June 20, 2017 14:45 CET

Daimler has begun construction of a Mercedes plant in Russia. The factory will produce more than 20,000 Mercedes cars and SUVs a year.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Why the Mercedes A class is coming after a 20-year wait

12:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz A class has been different things at different times during its relatively short life span. The nameplate is 20 years old, and for all 20 of those years, Mercedes has declined to offer it in America. Until now.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM charging up its turbo lineup

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

GM charges up turbo lineup; FCA dealers told to stockpile Grand Caravans; U.S. to get Benz A class; Porsche hat trick at Le Mans; Turning accidents into crash course in safety.... Read More »

 
Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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Why Jaguar won't show the I-Pace at Frankfurt

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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Jaguar's I-Pace crossover will not make an appearance as a production model at next week's Frankfurt ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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