Mercedes-Benz

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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NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: Lincoln's 'elegant' Navigator concept

7:45 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2016

Lincoln’s ‘elegant’ Navigator concept; Mazda’s hardtop Miata; Mercedes’ SUV-like coupe;BMW’s ‘punch’ pressure; Google’s Krafcik doesn’t ‘miss’ driving.... Read More »

Mercedes gives GLC sporty coupe variant

7:30 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Mercedes-Benz's new GLC coupe will feature styling similar to that of an SUV as the luxury brand looks to lure buyers attracted to roomy, sporty vehicles.... Read More »

BMW to chase M-B with superluxury entry

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

In an effort to close a gaping chasm with segment-leader Mercedes-Benz, BMW plans to expand its luxury product line to include a car positioned above the 7 series that could poach customers from its rival's Maybach version of the S class.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Former trailblazer BMW now playing catch-up to Mercedes

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

This rivalry between German luxury giants BMW and Mercedes-Benz - more tense, embittered and closely matched than any two automakers in the world - has hit a moment of truth. Looming ahead are the battles for China, the U.S., the ultra-luxury sedan segment, self-driving electric vehicles, and more. And right now, it's advantage Mercedes.... Read More »

Who's showing what at the New York auto show

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

You don't think of New York City as a place to cut loose with a supercar - but the city's auto show seems to draw buyers of those ultraperformance marvels.... Read More »

Daimler may pick Poland instead of Russia for new car plant, reports say

March 18, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler is considering Poland instead of Russia for a Mercedes car plant, reports in the Polish and German press said. The automaker is looking at a Polish site rejected by Jaguar Land Rover when the UK company opted for Slovakia for its new factory.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW punishment: Help clean the air?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2016

VW punishment: Help clean the air?; Scions get new names; Nissan, Tesla teases; Souped-up Benz GLC; CR's bottom picks; 'Revolutionary' BMW; Question: What's unwanted publicity?... Read More »

Mercedes preps 362-hp, high-performance AMG version of GLC

7:15 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

AMG, the high-performance wing of Mercedes-Benz, has turned its wrenches on the GLC compact crossover. The AMG GLC43, a V-6, twin-turbo-powered, two-row utility vehicle will debut at the 2016 New York auto show.... Read More »

Mercedes polishes CLA, adds standard safety gear for 2017

8:28 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

The Mercedes-Benz CLA’s 2017 face-lift will include new bumper and wheel designs as the German luxury brand looks to bolster the car’s U.S. sales, which are lagging from year-earlier levels.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Landmark safety deal reported

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Automakers said to reach braking-tech deal; First a recall, then this?; AutoNation boss: Spiffs, leasing raise 'yellow flags'; Spotlight on Camaro ZL1, Audi A5 Sportback, Mercedes CLA.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW braces for 'residual' damage

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

VW braces for 'residual' damage; BMW luxury lead in Feb.; GM lawyer: 'Sometimes, accidents just happen'; Worst traffic-jam cities; Infiniti, Buick, Lexus March Madness campaigns.... Read More »

PRESSURE TO PUNCH

When is a sale not really a sale?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

As U.S. auto sales show signs of hitting a peak, dealers across the industry face mounting pressure to sustain momentum. Among the most common practices appears to be one called "punching" -- dealers buying vehicles from their own inventory and converting them into testers or loaners in order to earn hefty bonuses.... Read More »

Mercedes faces growth test as E class brings revamp full circle

March 11, 2016 12:21 CET

Mercedes-Benz's lineup overhaul is coming full circle as the E class goes on sale this month, testing the automaker's ability to maintain its growth pace ahead of the next round of revamps starting in 2018.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: NADA's heated remarks on VW

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

NADA raps Horn departure, urges meeting with VW brass; NHTSA seeking details on Google car crash; Subaru teases '17 Impreza; More powerful E class; To share or to own?... Read More »

BMW regains ground in February in global luxury sales race

March 11, 2016 11:56 CET

Mercedes-Benz is the world's best-selling luxury brand after two months even as last year's leader, BMW, regained lost ground in February.... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG E43 will pack 396 hp motor

6:15 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

The high-powered version of the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reach 396 hp. The Mercedes-AMG E43 will hit showroom floors in the U.S. in early 2017, the German luxury brand said Thursday.... Read More »

 
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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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

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

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

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

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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Honda names new Europe and North America chiefs
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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