Mercedes Nov. sales report delayed a day because of glitch

10:47 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Mercedes-Benz said today it will not report its November U.S. sales figures until Wednesday because of a “systems malfunction.”... Read More »

Mercedes GLC will get a fuel-cell variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Yet another powertrain variant is in the works for the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the recently renamed and redesigned compact crossover.... Read More »

Mercedes to build GLC in Finland starting in 2017

Nov. 26, 2015 11:52 CET

Mercedes will shift some production of its newest SUV, the GLC, to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet starting in 2017. It is part of an expansion that could eventually include building new factories.... Read More »

GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups

11:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

GM is in talks to offload some of its commercial van production to contract manufacturer AM General, a move that would free up capacity at GM's plant near St. Louis to make more of its hot-selling midsize pickups.... Read More »

Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic.... Read More »


Glimpses from a subdued Los Angeles show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A look at what was cool about five cars unveiled in Los Angeles.... Read More »


In Mercedes project, latchkey kids get chauffeured rides

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

Mercedes had a particular group of customers in mind when it launched Boost, an Uber-like shuttle service, in 2013. They were children, and they simply needed to get to soccer practice.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell for more than $100,000 and hold strong appeal to upscale customers on the west coast.... Read More »

Infiniti foresees Europe, China sales boost from QX30 crossover

Nov. 18, 2015 09:33 CET

Infiniti today unveiled the QX30, a crossover variant from its new range of Mercedes-based compact cars. Nissan's premium brand hopes the QX30 will attract more younger buyers, especially in Europe and China where compact crossovers are popular.... Read More »

Benz's challenge: Support 9 launches in '16

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will increase its marketing budget for 2016 as it plans to launch nine new, redesigned or freshened products next year. But brand chief Steve Cannon says Mercedes will skip the Super Bowl.... Read More »

Mercedes plans diesel and performance GLC variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will introduce diesel and AMG versions of its GLC crossover. The diesel will debut in late 2016. A plug-in hybrid is likely for the U.S.... Read More »

GLC ad drive begins in 1st quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Mercedes is planning a big sales and marketing push for the redesigned GLC crossover, which goes on sale in December. Sales are expected to increase over the outgoing model, and the GLC will be the brand's most advertised vehicle in the first quarter.... Read More »

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz teases 'diamond' grille on freshened SL

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's freshened SL features a retouched fascia and a new “diamond” radiator grille, a teaser photo released Tuesday by the automaker shows.... Read More »

Spreading the NFL sponsorship field

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Automotive brands and their dealer networks find numerous ways to connect with pro football fans, even if they can't be the NFL's official vehicle sponsor.... Read More »

Mercedes SUV gets a new name and a fresh look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's GL-class full-size SUV will be freshened and renamed the GLS in time for its first deliveries in March.... Read More »

M-B's new E class takes S class styling cues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's redesigned E-class sedan will feature a sloping front end and side and rear panels that resemble the S class flagship, spy photos indicate. It will be less boxy than the current E class, especially in the rear.... Read More »


7 innovations in auto interiors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

In the digital age, technology is transforming what carmakers can do with interiors. The rise of autonomous driving will change how customers spend their time in the cabin.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 13% in October on China demand

Nov. 6, 2015 12:56 CET

Mercedes-Benz boosted sales by 13 percent to 165,706 in October, buoyed by continued growth in China.... Read More »

Volvo's Polestar unit expects big gains in sales, margins

Nov. 5, 2015 13:11 CET

Volvo's Polestar performance brand expects to double sales next year and quickly earn double-digit margins. It aims to do this by separating itself from rivals such as BMW M by emphasizing one of the Swedish brand's core values: safety.... Read More »

Mercedes to recall 126,260 vehicles in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 cars for a defect that can cause airbags to inflate unexpectedly without a crash -- or not at all during one.... Read More »

Mercedes freshens GL, renames it GLS

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's GL-class full-size SUV will be freshened and renamed as the GLS in time for its first deliveries in March, the luxury automaker said today.... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-Benz E class borrows styling cues from S-class flagship

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan will look strikingly similar to the company's flagship S class, based on new spy photos. The 2017 E class, a mainstay of Mercedes' sedan lineup, will feature a sloping front end, and side and rear panels that resemble a smaller S class compared with the current E class, which is boxier, especially in the rear, the photos show.... Read More »

BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third.... Read More »

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