Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes readying subscription program for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz's global sales chief, says dealers are cool with the subscription service it is launching in Germany and plans to bring it to the U.S.... Read More »

2019 will be year of the truck for Mercedes-Benz

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018

Despite an expected increase in crossover and SUV sales this year for Mercedes-Benz, 2019 will be the real year of the truck for the brand.... Read More »

For Zetsche, skipping Detroit is hard to do

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2018

It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for Mercedes to pull out of the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

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Mercedes, BMW believe less is more when it comes to design lines

March 17, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes will reduce overly expressive design cues in future models as part of an evolution of its design philosophy. BMW is also looking to clean up its sheet metal.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2018

It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for two of Germany's major premium brands, BMW and Mercedes, the hunt for gold in South Korea continues. Sales of the two luxury marques are booming and, unlike Europe, diesels have been a major driver of the success.... Read More »

Mercedes adds more plans for Atlanta as new U.S. HQ opens

2:14 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018

Now that employees are ready to start moving into Mercedes-Benz USA's new $93 million headquarters in Atlanta, the luxury automaker is making another investment in the Atlanta market.... Read More »

Lexus to launch a yacht in pursuit of pizzazz to catch Mercedes

8:08 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

Lexus thinks it finally has a way to catch up with Mercedes in luxury-car sales: Go into the high-end boat business.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mercedes sales boss says slumping B class still works

March 13, 2018 06:01 CET

European sales of the Mercedes B class have been on the decline for years. Despite the slump, the brand's sales boss Britta Seeger says the minivan will be replaced. She explained why in an interview with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Luxury brands seek Geneva spotlight glow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

BMW and other brands used the Geneva auto show to stake claims in upper-luxury segments dominated by VW Group's sprawling yet integrated empire of upscale brands.... Read More »

Mercedes pushes CPO as off-lease cars surge in

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2018

As the number of vehicles coming off lease rises, Mercedes is incentivizing dealerships and consumers to push certified preowned sales.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Hits and misses

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2018

In Geneva, Aston Martin's big gamble pays off, Hyundai plays it safe and Subaru teases us again.... Read More »

Q&A WITH GEELY'S LI SHUFU

Daimler deal driven by brand cachet vs. common ground

6:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018

Geely Chairman Li Shufu last month became Daimler's top shareholder, a move he says is driven more by the cachet of Germany's storied auto brand. He speaks here about the $8.6 billion investment.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes, BMW fund EV push with high-performance sports cars

March 8, 2018 11:32 CET

As automakers including Mercedes and BMW prepares for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes and gas guzzlers in their lineups that will help fund the way.... Read More »

Mercedes, BMW gain ground in S. Korea, outselling GM for first time

March 7, 2018 09:35 CET

Mercedes and BMW both sold more cars in South Korea than GM for the first time last month, helped by the growing popularity of German premium brands and a consumer shift away from GM after it announced a major restructuring.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW, Daimler keeping the faith in diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

At Geneva: VW, Daimler keep faith in diesels; Tariff talk; FCA boss: We talked to Geely; Gran return for BMW 8 series; Benz C class; Polestar plug-in; A Range Rover not for the masses.... Read More »

4-door AMG GT to come in 3 variants

7:15 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Mercedes-AMG launches first four-door sports car in the GT line.... Read More »

How China's Geely sought to buy FCA

1:49 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2018

The absence of Geely's Li Shufu from the world's biggest auto forums, such as this week's Geneva show, belies his ambitions. A trip by the Chinese billionaire to Italy last May could have resulted in a dramatically reshaped global auto industry.... Read More »

Carmakers start taming their wild designs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2018

Mercedes says it avoided overly expressive exterior design cues with the fourth-generation A class. This philosophy will be extended to the rest of the brand's range.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes keeps lead as premium brands outpace broad market

3:50 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018

The U.S. auto market is supposed to be contracting, but it seems nobody told premium carmakers.... Read More »

Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe

Feb. 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla's Model S outsold the luxury flagships of Mercedes, BMW and Audi in Europe.... Read More »

M-B's 2019 C-class sedan to get new M264 engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's 2019 C-class sedan will get the automaker's new M264 four-cylinder engine but it will come without the 48-volt system Daimler touted when the engine was announced.... Read More »

Mercedes diesel probe in U.S. finds possible 'defeat' software, paper says

Feb. 18, 2018 11:06 CET

U.S. investigators have found potentially illegal software modifications in Mercedes diesel cars to help the vehicles pass emissions tests, a German paper said.... Read More »

Mercedes Vito probed for emissions defeat device

Feb. 14, 2018 16:59 CET

Germany's Transport Ministry is reviewing whether to initiate a formal hearing of Daimler to probe the alleged use of an illegal defeat device in the Mercedes Vito van.... Read More »

Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018

The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes updates Maybach with new grille for 2019

3:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2018

A new grille featuring vertical struts and inspired by a pinstriped suit headlines the freshened 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650, which will debut in early March at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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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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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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