Design boss Wagener maps out Mercedes' turnaround

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

Mercedes-Benz has gone through a complete turnaround in design in recent years with an expanded product lineup that has pushed it into new car and cross-over segments. It is also forging ahead with plans for dedicated electric vehicles.... Read More »

Mercedes' new U.S. boss inherits full pipeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Incoming Mercedes-Benz USA boss Dietmar Exler will face mounting competition among luxury automakers in 2016 just as his brand reaches the peak of its product offensive.... Read More »

2015's list of departures

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

O'Sullivan, 62, has been CEO of Mazda's North American Operations since 2003, making him the dean of import-brand bosses. He retires on Dec. 31.... Read More »

Mercedes U.S. chief Cannon to leave; Dietmar Exler named successor

10:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon is leaving the automaker to head the company that owns the Atlanta Falcons. Dietmar Exler, 47, will become CEO of Mercedes Benz USA effective Jan. 1, Mercedes said in a statement today.... Read More »

An E-class coupe with softer lines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's next E-class coupe, due in 2018, will have more of a fastback shape. Though heavily disguised in this spy pic from Europe, the car's fascia appears to be toned down from the 2015 model, with smaller nostrils under the headlights.... Read More »

Mercedes' SLC roadster gets aero LED headlights, 'diamond grille'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's SLC roadster - a renamed and freshened SLK - features a revamped lower grille, more aerodynamic LED headlights and a “diamond grille” similar to that of the 2017 SL.... Read More »

Mercedes won't 'go crazy' to win U.S. luxury race

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2015

Outgoing U.S. chief Steve Cannon says Mercedes will finish the year strong with record sales. But he won't go crazy with incentives to steal the luxury-brand sales crown from BMW or to fend off a hard-charging Lexus.... Read More »


Mercedes exec committed to quick, meaningful step changes in digital services

Dec. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Increasing demand for digital features in cars will change the industry, says Sajjad Khan, Daimler's head of digital vehicle and mobility.... Read More »

Daimler chairman wants sales chief groomed as next CEO, report says

10:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Daimler sales chief Ola Kaellenius could be in line to become the carmaker's next CEO, but not for several years as incumbent Dieter Zetsche may have his contract extended by three years through 2019, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Daimler calls diesel emissions results from German lobby 'questionable'

Dec. 16, 2015 11:01 CET

Daimler said test results from the German environmental lobby group DUH allegedly showing that a Mercedes C class 200 CDI exceeded nitrogen oxide emissions were "questionable."... Read More »

Mercedes SLK morphs into freshened SLC roadster for 2017

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC, a renamed and freshened SLK roadster, features a sportier front end marked by a “diamond” radiator grille and a tweaked interior, among other changes.... Read More »

Mercedes positions GLS to stay on top

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has freshened and renamed its largest SUV to give it more power, a new nine-speed transmission and styling changes. Company executives hope those changes will keep it atop its segment during the last half of its life cycle.... Read More »

M-B Financial uses art to sell the abstract

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Financial has partnered with several local artists for the past 15 years to display hundreds of works of art throughout their offices in the U.S. and Canada. The art is intended to spark creativity in employees so that they look beyond the obvious to solve problems and sell loans and insurance.... Read More »

Redesigned Mercedes E-class interior gets industry firsts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

An early peek at the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class, before its debut at the Detroit show in January, finds an interior that echoes the brand's IAA concept at the Frankfurt auto show. Mercedes says some of the design elements are industry firsts.... Read More »

Mercedes steps up dealer expansion in smaller Indian towns

Dec. 12, 2015 16:00 CET

Mercedes is stepping up expansion of its car dealer network in smaller Indian towns to tap growing wealth and aspirations for global luxury brands.... Read More »

Germany calls EU accusations over car refrigerant row 'groundless'

Dec. 11, 2015 13:58 CET

The German government said the European Commission's accusations against Berlin and Daimler in a row over a banned refrigerant were “groundless.” The EU is taking Germany to court for failing to stop the automaker using the R-134a refrigerant in Mercedes cars.... Read More »

Germany taken to court by EU over Daimler's use of banned refrigerant

Dec. 10, 2015 13:07 CET

The European Union will take Germany to court for permitting Daimler to use a refrigerant for car air-conditioning systems that is banned because of its global warming potential.... Read More »

Redesigned Mercedes E-class interior gets industry firsts

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan will feature interior design elements that the automaker calls industry firsts. It boasts a wide, high-resolution dual display and newly designed touch-sensitive control buttons on the steering wheel that enable drivers to control vehicle functions without taking their hands off the wheel.... Read More »

Center airbags may be coming to a car near you

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Automakers and suppliers are beginning to address the dangers associated with occupants suffering injury through contact with one another or parts of a vehicle's interior during a crash.... Read More »


Check out the ANE e-magazine for December

Dec. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

BMW, Audi, Mercedes close on Nokia mapping unit deal

10:33 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Finland's Nokia today said it had completed the $2.8 billion sale of its navigation business HERE to German automakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes.... Read More »

Mercedes brand sales rise 7% to monthly record on strong China demand

Dec. 4, 2015 12:09 CET

Mercedes brand sales rose 7.4 percent last month, the highest-ever level for November, as demand in China offset a plunge in U.S. sales.... Read More »

ANE's December e-magazine goes live Monday

Dec. 4, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 7. This month's edition looks at why Hyundai and Kia are shifting their focus in Europe.... Read More »

BMW widens luxury lead over Mercedes, Lexus

11:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

BMW topped Mercedes-Benz in U.S. luxury sales during November and widened its lead over its German rival for the year. Lexus remained in a close third, with U.S. sales growing 7 percent to 29,340 vehicles in November. For the year, Lexus sales have surged 12 percent to 303,221 vehicles.... Read More »

Mercedes completes U.S. tally with 12% Nov. decline

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Mercedes-Benz posted a 12 percent decline in U.S. sales for November -- its biggest drop in more than six years -- wrapping up a rare two-day tally of monthly deliveries.... Read More »

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