Daimler adds third shift in Hungary to meet compact-car demand

March 19, 2014 12:09 CET
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars.... Read More »


Audi launches A3 campaign starring Ricky Gervais, more 'uncompromised' celebs

8:40 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Audi of America launches a campaign today starring funnyman Ricky Gervais to tout its new car in the fast-growing entry-level luxury segment: the 2015 Audi A3 sedan, which goes on sale nationwide April 3 at a starting price of $29,900.... Read More »


Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »


Audi's understated A3 targets the tech-savvy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2014
Audi AG had no choice but to make a few compromises with its A3 sedan, the smallest and cheapest car in its United States stable, to maintain a coherent product lineup and meet its goal of offering a well-equipped car at just about $30,000.... Read More »


BMW, Mercedes reduce number of architectures

March 14, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs.... Read More »


Mercedes plans 'tailor-made' C class

March 13, 2014 13:58 CET
Mercedes plans to better meet the needs of C-class customers by building the new generation of its top-selling model on four continents.... Read More »



Mercedes touts GLA's sporty looks

March 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes expects a 70 percent conquest rate for the GLA, the brand's smallest and cheapest SUV.... Read More »


Audi passes BMW in global sales to take lead in luxury-car race

March 11, 2014 11:49 CET
Audi delivered more cars than BMW brand through the first two months of 2014 to claim the title of the world's best-selling premium brand.... Read More »


BMW, M-B reduce number of architectures

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
BMW and Mercedes-Benz are reducing their number of vehicle architectures to speed development and cut costs.... Read More »


Daimler to sell 50% stake in engines JV to partner Rolls-Royce holdings

March 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Daimler will sell its 50 percent stake in an engines joint venture to partner Rolls-Royce Holdings to invest in its automotive and truck businesses.... Read More »


Mercedes closes gap with Audi by one-third on China sales surge

March 7, 2014 12:34 CET
Mercedes slashed second-place Audi's luxury-car sales lead by almost one-third in the first two months on surging demand for its models in China.... Read More »


Mercedes, Infiniti to pool small cars, plant, sources say

March 5, 2014 15:15 CET
Mercedes and Infiniti plan to pool development of compact cars to cut costs, expand the German carmaker's North American production and broaden the Infiniti lineup, sources said.... Read More »


Honeywell, DuPont said to face EU objections on car refrigerant

March 5, 2014 11:52 CET
Honeywell and DuPont are said to face a European Union complaint for violating antitrust rules over their car refrigerant chemical, the only product that currently meets new EU standards on greenhouse-gas emissions.... Read More »


BMW targets 2 million car sales this year on China, U.S. gains

March 5, 2014 10:46 CET
BMW Group plans to sell more than 2 million vehicles this year as demand grows in China and the U.S. and the automaker pushes to stay ahead of Audi and Mercedes in global brand sales.... Read More »


Jaguar plans compact sedan with new engine, aluminum unibody

10:14 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Jaguar's compact sedan coming next year will be called the XE, will be powered by one of the company's new engines and will be built on a new aluminum unibody architecture, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said today at the Geneva auto show. The XE will compete against the BMW 3 and 4 series, Audi A4/S4, Cadillac ATS, Mercedes-Benz C class and entries from Lexus, Acura and Infiniti in one of the most competitive market segments.... Read More »


Mercedes pads luxury lead as new models help set February record

3:49 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States last year, extended its 2014 lead with record February sales on the strength of new models.... Read More »


Sprinter exec sees Euro-van boom in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
The newly created Mercedes-Benz Vans USA unit that sells the Sprinter van will add dealers and models and will increase sales in the next few years.... Read More »



High-octane supercars reign supreme at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Supercars will play a large role at this year's Geneva auto show as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren unveil their latest high-performance models.... Read More »


Daimler extends CFO Uebber's contract through 2019

Feb. 19, 2014 10:39 CET
Daimler has extended CFO Bodo Uebber's contract by five years as it seeks to become the world's top luxury-car producer in sales and profitability.... Read More »



Conservative group's anti-union effort to target more U.S. plants

8:39 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
The Center for Worker Freedom, a conservative group that helped defeat an organizing campaign by the UAW in Tennessee, will take its anti-union fight to other auto plants in the South, its leaders said on Monday. The group plans to renew its battle against the UAW at so-called "transplants" in Alabama and Mississippi where the union wants to organize.... Read More »


Fresh design, new proportions for Mercedes S-class coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Mercedes-Benz has redesigned its largest and most luxurious coupe and renamed it the S-class coupe.... Read More »


Toyota Prius keeps Calif. sales crown; Tesla moves up

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid was the best-selling vehicle line in California for the second year in a row in 2013, with Tesla's Model S claiming third place among luxury cars, according to a market report.... Read More »


Lexus keeps J.D. Power dependability crown; GM scores 2 spots in top 5

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Lexus again is the most dependable auto brand after three years of ownership while two General Motors marques joined the top five, J.D. Power and Associates said today.... Read More »


Mercedes aims to show GLA SUV offers robust driving, latest technology

Feb. 12, 2014 12:05 CET
Mercedes is confident the GLA SUV will add to the success of its current compact lineup and help it regain the No. 1 spot in premium-car sales that it lost to BMW in 2005.... Read More »



Mercedes' 'supreme' S-class coupe undergoes 'radical' makeover

4:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, with its sensuous lines and sporty proportions, is going for the jugular of its pricey rivals.... Read More »


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