Mercedes-Benz

Q&A: DREW SLAVEN

Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.... Read More »

Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans. Those fans include many younger consumers who may not realize the breadth of the brand's expanding lineup.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Ferrari's entry-level Portofino faces $2.5 million Mercedes

Sept. 13, 2017 09:21 CET

Ferrari has introduced its new "entry-level" Portofino supercar that costs 196,000 euros ($234,000), while Mercedes has revealed the Project One concept, which will have a sticker price of 2.2 million euros ($2.5 million), as the two automakers vie for the world's wealthiest customers.... Read More »

Daimler’s Zetsche says migration to EVs should be left up to market

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said the migration from combustion-engine cars to electric vehicles should be left up to the market rather than forced by quotas.... Read More »

Mercedes plans electric option on every model by 2022; Smart goes all-electric

8:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, while converting the Smart city car brand to electric only.... Read More »

M-B: No V-6 for S-class two-doors

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

Mercedes is giving the S-class coupe and convertible most of the changes the re-engineered sedan gets this fall, save for a V-6.... Read More »

Mercedes will cut costs to fund EVs; may not meet margin target

Sept. 11, 2017 11:05 CET

Mercedes says the launch of its EQ electric vehicle family could mean it may not meet its profit margin target in the midterm. The automaker plans a 4-billion-euro cost-cutting program to counteract the expected pressure on earnings.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes touts 'breath-taking' performance for Project One supercar

Sept. 11, 2017 13:52 CET

Mercedes unveiled its Formula One-inspired Project One concept, touting the supercar's performance as "breath-taking." The 1,000-hp two-seater brings F1 racing technology to the road for the first time, the automaker said.... Read More »

Mercedes dealers boost local ad spending

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

Company executives thought stores would ease up on local ads after they stopped asking for documentation, but the opposite happened instead.... Read More »

Mercedes' re-engineered S-class coupe, convertible go on sale in 2018

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

The re-engineered Mercedes S-class coupe and convertible receive new engines, styling tweaks and tech upgrades for 2018.... Read More »

M-B tries to help dealers keep customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

As Mercedes-Benz adds programs to raise service retention, a new service effectiveness score may ultimately be tied to a financial incentive for dealers.... Read More »

LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2017

Lexus gained ground on Mercedes and BMW in August, but luxury sales fell overall.... Read More »

Maybach: What an ultraluxe convertible could look like

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

In Pebble Beach, Mercedes-Benz is sharing its vision of an ultraluxury two-seat convertible.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach goes green with Vision 6 Cabriolet

10:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is giving its ultraluxe Mercedes-Maybach lineup some green cred with the Vision 6 Cabriolet powered by an electric motor with output of 750 hp and a range of more than 200 miles.... Read More »

Mercedes' Vision of a roadster?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to show a new version of its Vision concept this weekend .... Read More »

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Germany powers toward electrified future

Aug. 14, 2017 23:33 CET

The next generation of automotive development is well underway
 in Germany following big moves toward electromobility by BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Honda.... Read More »

Could Smart get any smaller?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Daimler's microcar brand will lose more than two-thirds of its U.S. dealerships after its lineup goes all-electric this year.... Read More »

Mercedes warns India's luxury car tax hike could hit expansion

Aug. 8, 2017 10:42 CET

Mercedes said India's proposal to increases taxes on luxury cars and SUVs could impact the carmaker's expansion plans in the country and hurt sales.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

Aug. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

AMG to launch new 53 line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

A new AMG designation will launch with the redesigned CLS. AMG 53s will be paired with a high-performance version of M-B's new inline six.... Read More »

Mercedes fixated on youth and power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Mercedes' lineup is expanding with new entry-level vehicles and more entries to its AMG line.... Read More »

German luxury giants go for EVs, autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Mercedes and BMW are pursuing similar strategies as they remake themselves for the future. Autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connectivity and car-sharing rule.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.

Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET

BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.... Read More »

Mercedes says bye-bye to B-class Electric Drive

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

Mercedes is discontinuing production of the B-class Electric Drive during the third quarter.... Read More »

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 »

 
Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12 2017

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

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

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Toyota is not seeking No. 1 status; still cautious on EVs

Luca Ciferri
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26 2017

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Toyota Executive Vice President Didier Leroy showed a much bolder Toyota at the Tokyo auto show with ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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UK sales slump 12% in Oct. in 7th monthly decline
UK registrations in October fell by 12 percent, marking a seventh consecutive month of decline. Vaux ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
Spain's new-car sales increased 14 percent in October even as tensions over Catalonia's bid to gain ...
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Italy's record month benefits French brands, Toyota but FCA sales decline
French brands were among the winners in an Italian market that had a record month for new-car sales ...
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German market's 4% growth helps Peugeot, Citroen but Opel drops back
PSA's mainstream brands, Peugeot and Citroen, powered ahead in a German market up nearly 4 percent l ...
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French sales jump 14% with Nissan, Toyota among winners
French new-car sales rose 14 percent in October, with Nissan and Toyota among the winners. ...
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Europe sales drop 2% as Brexit concerns hit UK demand
European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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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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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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BMW recruits Audi exec to head brand management
BMW has appointed former Audi manager Sven Schuwirth as head of brand's product management and marke ...
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Ford names new manufacturing boss for Europe; veteran exec Odell to retire
Ford named a new manufacturing boss and a new head of joint ventures and alliances in Europe as part ...
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Kia hires PSA designer to lead China styling team
Kia has hired veteran designer Oleg Son from PSA to be the Korean brand's design chief in China. Ole ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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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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