Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes: 'Huge' trucks in U.S. scare off X class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2017

Mercedes hasn't thrown out the idea of launching the X class pickup in the U.S. entirely but will take its time to make a decision.... Read More »

Daimler's Q3 profit falls 14% on diesel costs

Oct. 20, 2017 09:36 CET

Daimler's profit slumped 14 percent to 3.46 billion euros ($4.1 billion) in the third quarter as earnings at the Mercedes unit dropped on costs to fix the emissions systems of older diesel cars.... Read More »

Daimler recalls over 1M vehicles for airbag fix

Oct. 16, 2017 17:39 CET

Daimler is recalling more than 1 million Mercedes cars and SUVs worldwide to address potential unintended airbag deployments. Most of the affected models are in the U.S. and UK.... Read More »

Mercedes firms up luxury lead over BMW and Audi

Oct. 14, 2017 11:43 CET

Mercedes widened its lead in global luxury-car sales as the revamped E-class sedan and a range of fresh SUVs fueled growth that outpaced BMW and Audi.... Read More »

Mercedes will recall over 350,000 vehicles in China with Takata airbags

Oct. 13, 2017 11:19 CET

Mercedes and its Chinese joint ventures will recall 351,218 vehicles due to potential issues with airbags made by Takata.... Read More »

Mercedes GLS to get luxe upgrade

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will get lighter and more luxurious when the next-generation large SUV goes on sale in 2019.... Read More »

M-B's Seeger will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2017

Britta Seeger has achieved plenty since taking over Jan. 1 as head of global sales and marketing for Mercedes-Benz Cars. She will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 16.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S. plant, launching the M class. It was a risky experiment that continues to pay big dividends.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2017

A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S. plant, launching the M class. It was a risky experiment that continues to pay big dividends.... Read More »

LUXURY: Leader Mercedes slips; Lexus closes in on BMW

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Helped by its best September ever, Lexus pulled closer to BMW for the No. 2 spot in the luxury sales race for 2017, while Mercedes-Benz stayed solidly on top despite a September skid in sales.... Read More »

Home state of Mercedes, Porsche appeals diesel ban

Oct. 3, 2017 10:43 CET

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to Mercedes and Porsche, said it would appeal a court ruling obliging it to ban diesel cars from the streets of its capital, Stuttgart. That means the ban will not come into force at the start of 2018 as planned.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

M-B's 'crazy' idea revived Alabama

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2017

Twenty years after Mercedes took the big risk of building an SUV in Alabama, it is underscoring that decision with a $1 billion investment.... Read More »

Daimler to ramp up battery production

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2017

In Alabama, Daimler will produce battery packs with annual capacity of at least 10 gigawatt-hours for its EQ line of EVs, said a senior company executive.... Read More »

Mercedes: U.S. will get complete EQ lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

EVs are coming for every Mercedes segment in the U.S.... Read More »

PETER SIGAL

BLOG: Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message.... Read More »

Q&A: DREW SLAVEN

Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.... Read More »

Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2017

The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans. Those fans include many younger consumers who may not realize the breadth of the brand's expanding lineup.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Ferrari's entry-level Portofino faces $2.5 million Mercedes

Sept. 13, 2017 09:21 CET

Ferrari has introduced its new "entry-level" Portofino supercar that costs 196,000 euros ($234,000), while Mercedes has revealed the Project One concept, which will have a sticker price of 2.2 million euros ($2.5 million), as the two automakers vie for the world's wealthiest customers.... Read More »

Daimler’s Zetsche says migration to EVs should be left up to market

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said the migration from combustion-engine cars to electric vehicles should be left up to the market rather than forced by quotas.... Read More »

Mercedes plans electric option on every model by 2022; Smart goes all-electric

8:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says Mercedes-Benz will offer electric versions of all its models by 2022, while converting the Smart city car brand to electric only.... Read More »

M-B: No V-6 for S-class two-doors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Mercedes is giving the S-class coupe and convertible most of the changes the re-engineered sedan gets this fall, save for a V-6.... Read More »

Mercedes will cut costs to fund EVs; may not meet margin target

Sept. 11, 2017 11:05 CET

Mercedes says the launch of its EQ electric vehicle family could mean it may not meet its profit margin target in the midterm. The automaker plans a 4-billion-euro cost-cutting program to counteract the expected pressure on earnings.... Read More »

2017 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

Mercedes touts 'breath-taking' performance for Project One supercar

Sept. 11, 2017 13:52 CET

Mercedes unveiled its Formula One-inspired Project One concept, touting the supercar's performance as "breath-taking." The 1,000-hp two-seater brings F1 racing technology to the road for the first time, the automaker said.... Read More »

Mercedes dealers boost local ad spending

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Company executives thought stores would ease up on local ads after they stopped asking for documentation, but the opposite happened instead.... Read More »

Mercedes' re-engineered S-class coupe, convertible go on sale in 2018

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

The re-engineered Mercedes S-class coupe and convertible receive new engines, styling tweaks and tech upgrades for 2018.... Read More »

 
Land Rover design chief dangles more clues on next Defender

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20 2017

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Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's chief design officer, said the design work for the new Defender is comp ...
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Why PSA is axing jobs at Vauxhall's Astra plant

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2017

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Vauxhall and PSA have cited declining sales in the compact segment as a reason for cutting 400 jobs ...
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Auto industry cold on UK joining NAFTA post-Brexit

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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The UK joining the North American Free Trade Agreement is an idea reportedly being floated as an alt ...
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Volvo's Polestar could become a credible BMW, Tesla rival

Luca Ciferri
4:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18 2017

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Volvo's Polestar brand claimed some world firsts while unveiling its debut model, the Polestar 1. ...
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No steering wheel? Not so fast, ZF CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2017

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If you're not ready to trust a computer-driven vehicle that has no steering wheel you're not alone. ...
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How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S ...
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Why Renault predicts big profits from EVs

Luca Ciferri
6:38 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6 2017

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Renault's investment in electric vehicles is already paying dividends and the automaker said today that its profits from EVs will rise significantly in the next five years,... ...
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Why Marchionne thinks EVs threaten the planet

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that a widespread move to electric vehicles ...
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Industry shifts blame, again, for diesel woes

Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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The industry's favorite tactic since the diesel has come under attack in Europe for excessive emissi ...
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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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In many parts of Europe, you're as likely to see a high-end sports car like a Porsche Carrera as a p ...
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European new-car sales fell 2 percent in September as concerns about Brexit among UK consumers offse ...
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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last mon ...
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German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered ...
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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older die ...
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Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace slugg ...
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Italy's September sales increase 8%
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the ...
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French sales rise 1% in September
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed r ...
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Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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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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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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Infiniti appoints French exec Meunier as global sales chief
Nissan's Infiniti appointed company veteran Christian Meunier to the newly created role of head of g ...
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Uber's European policy chief quits to join Chargepoint
Uber's head of policy for Europe, Christopher Burghardt, is quitting to join the electric vehicle ch ...
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GM appoints Chevy Bolt's top engineer as EV programs chief
GM promoted Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of global electric vehicle program ...
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Opel's Mueller to head German cosmetics company
Opel's marketing chief, Tina Mueller, will join German cosmetics retailer Douglas as CEO on Nov. 1. ...
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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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