Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz working on more trucks, recall aid for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is working on getting more trucks to U.S. dealerships to alleviate inventory shortages. The company also will look at simplifying dealer programs and getting recall assistance in place.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A rising star's vision for Mercedes

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

High-performance, green, autonomous: A rising star's vision for Mercedes; BMW's 'i' on plug-ins; What's on Costco's shopping list for dealer partners; Big role for parts on eBay.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: 10th fatality renews recall push

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

10th fatality renews airbag recall push; Mercedes diesel lawsuit; Fields lauds Tesla's Elon Musk; Honda, Acura to show crossovers in Beijing; Leaving Ford for Uber.... Read More »

Mercedes diesel owners file lawsuit in U.S. over diesel emissions

6:09 am U.S. ET | April 8, 2016

Owners of Mercedes diesel cars filed a lawsuit in the U.S. saying the vehicles likely contained a "defeat device" used to skirt emissions rules, a claim that Mercedes denied again.... Read More »

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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals

April 8, 2016 06:15 CET

Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-free lane-changing function that even the brand's S-class flagship does not offer yet.... Read More »

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BLOG: Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

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

Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a media report. Mercedes plans to sell the truck in Europe, Latin America, South Africa and Australia.... Read More »

Daimler confirms HERE in talks with Amazon, Microsoft

April 6, 2016 15:07 CET

Amazon and Microsoft are in talks about taking a minority stake in HERE, a digital mapping business controlled by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, Mercedes's parent Daimler said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM billboard keeps 'eyes' on rival cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

GM billboard keeps 'eyes' on rival cars; Paul Walker death case dismissed; EPA chief unsure U.S., VW will meet deadline; FCA's Argentina plans; Amazon, Microsoft in talks to join 'Here.'... Read More »

Mercedes posts record March sales on Europe, China demand

April 6, 2016 13:58 CET

Mercedes achieved its highest-ever monthly brand sales in March as deliveries rose 8.4 percent. Strong demand in Europe and China helped offset a drop in U.S. volume. Three-month registrations rose 13 percent.... Read More »

Daimler expects earning boost from E-class rollout

April 6, 2016 09:24 CET

Daimler expects profit momentum to build in the course of 2016 as the company reaps the rewards of an overhaul of the Mercedes E-class sedan, the automaker's most important model.... Read More »

Supercars could go silent as hybrids, self-driving take hold

10:00 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

The appeal of a supercar used to be relatively straightforward: aggressive styling, a growling engine, and racetrack-ready handling, garnished with an exotic name. But the time-honored formula is being tested as customers demand more than just acceleration and a gawking public.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

10:15 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris motor show this fall, according to a media report.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for April

April 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the Volkswagen Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Luxury crossover stalwarts face new rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

A sales battle is brewing in the soaring luxury SUV/crossover market, where new entrants are intensifying competition for longstanding brands.... Read More »

Daimler heir apparent sets path forward for Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Ola Kaellenius, the heir apparent at Daimler, laid out a clear set of strategies for Mercedes to thrive in a changing automotive environment.... Read More »

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How 'data guru' refined sales-event strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Hoehn Motors doesn't just throw a sale when inventory gets bloated. Instead, its carefully planned, themed, thrice-yearly sales events cover all 12 of its brands to get the most bang from its marketing bucks.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz USA execs try to get more crossovers

8:07 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA executives are working with Daimler AG in Stuttgart to get more of the crossovers that U.S. dealers are clamoring for.... Read More »

Q&A - KEN SCHNITZER, MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER BOARD

M-B dealers want simple training, balanced inventory

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

Mercedes-Benz dealers want to make things simpler in 2016, starting with training requirements. The dealer body also aims to keep inventories under control as luxury sales flatten and to increase the supplies of hot crossover models in the U.S., said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board.... Read More »

Lexus leads March U.S. luxury sales as crossovers draw buyers

4:15 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus brand, bolstered by demand for its crossovers, sold the most luxury light vehicles in the U.S. for a second straight month in March, closing in on Mercedes-Benz's first-quarter lead.... Read More »

ANE's April e-magazine goes live Monday

April 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, April 4. This month's edition looks at the backlash all automakers are facing in the aftermath of the VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Amazon in talks for stake in mapping company Here, report says

3:15 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company Here, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

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Broadway debuts

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

Gullwing doors on a Navigator? Retractable roof on an MX-5? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in a subcompact? Now that's entertainment.... Read More »

Mercedes hits the gas on AMG high-performance offerings

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

Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance brand is poised for sharp growth, its global leader says.... Read More »

Daimler plans to boost efficiency at Hungary compact car plant

March 23, 2016 13:06 CET

Daimler said it will invest 250 million euros to improve the flexibility and efficiency of its Mercedes plant in Kecskemet, Hungary. The factory builds three Mercedes compact cars.... Read More »

Mercedes C63 Cabriolet sports a 4.0-liter V8 with 469 hp

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

The C63 Cabriolet, the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz C-class convertible roster, will hit U.S. showroom floors this fall. It offers a 4.0-liter, V8 biturbo engine that puts out 469 hp.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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