Mercedes-Benz

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' future SUVs to embrace C-class manufacturing processes

11:48 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

The next generation of Mercedes-Benz SUVs produced at the company's Vance, Ala., plant will likely shed weight as Mercedes adds more aluminum and expands the use of the advanced joining processes used in making the current C-Class sedan.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Nissan backs off Ghosn's big goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Nissan backing away from Ghosn's big goals; GM 'bullish' on China; Volvo product pipeline; Benz diesel delays; Nissan adds single-cab Titans; Getting complicated on factory floor.... Read More »

Mercedes: Stretching at both ends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will expand its U.S. portfolio with more vehicles at both the top and bottom of the lineup. Technology innovation will continue, with semi-autonomous driving features proliferating across the lineup and the addition of alternative powertrain models.... Read More »

M-B pulls Drive Pilot ad after complaint

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA pulled an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan last week after consumer and safety advocates called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle's driver-assist systems and urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG GT droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

A convertible GT will join the Mercedes' 2017 lineup.... Read More »

Infiniti, Mercedes share a car — and suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2016

Daimler and its suppliers in mainland Europe dominate Infiniti QX30's composition.... Read More »

Mercedes delays diesel version of C-class sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2016

Previously slated to go on sale during the first quarter of 2016, Mercedes' C-class diesel sedan has been pushed back.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Higher July sales? Yes and no

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2016

Higher July U.S. sales? Yes and no; Ford CFO: 'The growth is over'; Report: QNX founder now core member of Apple car team; Daimler plans Hungary plant; One giant leap for cupholders?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lower sales, profits at AutoNation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2016

AutoNation profit drops amid lower sales; Penske, Asbury down, Group 1, Sonic, Lithia up; Mazda profit dips, Audi lowers outlook; VW fined; Mercedes pulls ad; Nissan future product.... Read More »

Daimler will build second Mercedes plant in Hungary

July 29, 2016 10:29 CET

Daimler will invest $1.1 billion in a second Mercedes plant in Hungary to build front- and rear-wheel drive cars, and possibly alternative powertrain models.... Read More »

Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groups

4:27 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford Q2 profit falls 9%

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2016

Ford posts 9% lower profits for Q2, warns of 'very weak' 3rd quarter; Volkswagen brand plunges; GM to make more trucks; Who's No. 1?; Mercedes ad draws complaints; Honda future product.... Read More »

Mercedes challenged over 'Drive Pilot' TV ad

3:38 pm U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Consumer and auto safety advocates have called on the FTC to investigate Mercedes-Benz over a TV commercial for the 2017 E-class, saying the ad could mislead consumers by overstating the capability of automated driving systems available on the sedan.... Read More »

Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volvo improve the most in J.D. Power APEAL Study

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volvo had the largest improvements among brands with more than one nameplate in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal, while Porsche paced the industry for the 12th consecutive year.... Read More »

Mercedes challenges Tesla with electric heavy truck

July 27, 2016 11:34 CET

Mercedes outlined plans to start selling an electric heavy-duty truck, a week after Tesla's initial sketch on battery-powered commercial vehicles failed to impress investors.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA: Sales win streak ended in '13

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

FCA revises sales reporting, streak ended in '13; End near for Dart, 200?; VW buyback plan gets early OK; Report: Tesla driver speeding; Cadillac XT5 strategy; Toyota's '18 entries.... Read More »

Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief

July 22, 2016 11:59 CET

Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kaellenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.... Read More »

Mercedes' second-quarter profit drops on Takata airbag recall

July 21, 2016 10:11 CET

Daimler reported weaker profit from its Mercedes Cars unit in the second quarter because of the cost of refreshing its lineup and one-time charges related to recalling cars with faulty Takata airbags. The unit's profit margin dropped to 6.4 percent, compared with 10.5 percent last year.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW taking another financial hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2016

Double hit on VW: As cost of scandal rises, 'deep' cover-up alleged; FCA compliance czar; Report: Benz, Ferrari recalls needed; Honda, Buick, Jag spy shots; Look son, no hands!... Read More »

A Benz for back roads

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Prototypes of Mercedes-Benz's E-class All-Terrain wagon have been caught testing on public roads. The new variant, based on the E-class Estate, will give Mercedes a rival to the Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Country.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mazda N.A. boss on sales drop

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

Mazda N.A. chief discusses sales drop, dealership plans; Audi, Ram U.S. sales-streak leaders; Large recall, low awareness; GM legal setback; Tesla price drop; Mercedes of golf carts.... Read More »

Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in luxury sales race

July 12, 2016 12:30 CET

Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: SEC said to be probing Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

SEC probing timing of Tesla crash disclosure - report; A 'rare' feat in Honda motor technology; GM-Lyft program grows; Mercedes stays ahead of BMW; Small SUVs fall short in headlight test.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


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

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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