Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes names new U.S. sales exec in management shuffle

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA is shuffling some senior managers to new jobs. Bart Herring becomes general manager of sales operations, overseeing the development and implementation of all policies, programs and activities in support of new-vehicle sales and objectives. Herring also will head up sales volume planning.... Read More »

Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivals

7:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Daimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach concept is really, really long

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mercedes revealed a Maybach-branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the "aero coupes" of yesteryear, but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.... Read More »

Mercedes says China H2 sales may slow as new E-class output is raised

Aug. 22, 2016 15:35 CET

Mercedes says sales in China may slow in the second half of 2016 while the company ramps up production of its new E-class long-wheelbase model. The automaker's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said he does not expect local production of the new E class to reach full capacity until the fourth quarter of 2016.... Read More »

BAIC to tap old Mercedes platform to develop vehicles, report says

Aug. 19, 2016 14:20 CET

China's BAIC Motor won approval from partner Daimler to develop vehicles using an old Mercedes E-class platform, according to a media report, which said the first vehicle based on the technology, a midsize sedan, will hit the domestic market in 2018.... Read More »

Mercedes unveils Maybach concept car that harks back to classic aero coupes

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2016

Mercedes revealed a Maybach branded two-plus-two concept that is heavily influenced by the “aero coupes” of yesteryear but with a modern electric engine and high-tech interior.... Read More »

Mercedes, BMW hit as Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandal

Aug. 18, 2016 11:39 CET

South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to 23 foreign automakers, including Mercedes and BMW, after fining VW Group $16 million for violations.... Read More »

Daimler's top electric mobility exec moving to Bosch, report says

Aug. 17, 2016 16:21 CET

Daimler's top electric mobility executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining Bosch, Reuters reported. Bosch is building up its EV and autonomous car expertise and has worked with Google and Tesla.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Financial repeats atop Power's dealer financing satisfaction study

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2016

Dealers ranked Mercedes-Benz Financial Services tops in lender services satisfaction for the second straight year, data from J.D. Power latest U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study show.... Read More »

Audi, China's luxury leader, continues to lose market share to BMW, Mercedes

Aug. 16, 2016 10:39 CET

Audi, the largest luxury brand in China, is losing market share to its two German rivals, BMW and Mercedes.... Read More »

Reining in the robots

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

Automakers are trying to find the right balance of human and robot workers.... Read More »

The many flavors of Infiniti’s QX30

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2016

Infiniti now has a compact crossover in its lineup, but the company has its work cut out for launching it.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz gives luxury coupe a spin ahead of California show

12:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz released a sneak preview of a new ultra-luxury Maybach coupe in a sign that Daimler is continuing its push upmarket to turn up the heat on BMW, which owns the Rolls-Royce brand.... Read More »

Mercedes on pace to win 2016 global sales crown from BMW

6:41 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sales through July rose at more than twice the pace of arch-rival BMW's, keeping it on course to reclaim the global luxury vehicle lead this year thanks to a sportier lineup and a new crop of SUVs.... Read More »

Mercedes outpaces BMW, Audi in July to keep luxury sales lead

Aug. 11, 2016 11:25 CET

Mercedes brand kept its lead among luxury automakers last month after vehicle sales increased at a faster pace than its close German rivals, thanks to strong demand in China.... Read More »

Sources: M-B plans EV subbrand; sales to start by end of decade

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will create a subbrand for electric vehicles, starting with two electric SUVs and two sedans, sources told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Mercedes streamlines van orders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA has created a menu of prepackaged options for its Sprinter and Metris cargo vans to make it easier for its luxury car dealers to sell vans to commercial users.... Read More »

Marketing challenge: Pitching safety - safely

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

How do automakers pitch their advanced driver-assistance technology without appearing to abet inattentive driving? That's the challenge facing marketers as they try to succinctly convey the benefits of a new generation of safety technologies.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mercedes planning EV sub-brand?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2016

Mercedes planning EV sub-brand?; Takata profits drop by a third; JLR airbag recall; Midengine Corvette chatter resurfaces; Google's Krafcik: Tesla crash shows need for full autonomy.... Read More »

Mercedes said to plan electric-car subbrand to challenge BMW, Tesla

Aug. 5, 2016 08:58 CET

Mercedes will create a subbrand for its own distinct line of electric vehicles, Bloomberg reported. The automaker plans to add two electric SUVs and two sedans, sources said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Suitor for FCA's Magneti Marelli?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2016

Samsung reportedly in talks for FCA's Magneti Marelli; EPA clears BMW diesels; Prius plug-in delay; Profits dip at Subaru parent; Fuel prices still factor for buyers, study finds.... Read More »

MERCEDES: Record July helps pad lead over BMW, Lexus

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz posted record July U.S. sales, pulling further ahead of BMW and Lexus in the luxury-auto sales race.... Read More »

2017 BMW diesel vehicles approved by EPA

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it has approved the sale of new 2017 model year BMW AG diesel vehicles in the United States after a thorough review.... Read More »

Weight-conscious automakers consider the glue

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Glue could be automakers' answer to trimming vehicle weight. Proponents point out that adhesive bonding requires less metal and welding than traditional assembly approaches -- meaning less weight.... Read More »

BMW pledges to stay atop luxury market as sales lag Mercedes

7:09 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

BMW pledged to remain the world’s leading luxury-vehicle maker after being usurped by Mercedes-Benz in the first half, highlighting the importance of new models such as the revamped BMW 5 series coming in 2017.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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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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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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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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