Mercedes-Benz

U.S. judge throws out emissions fraud lawsuit against Mercedes

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2016

A U.S. judge threw out a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that automaker Mercedes misled consumers about emissions standards in "BlueTec Clean Diesel" vehicles.... Read More »

Daimler may build EVs in China to boost Mercedes sales

Dec. 6, 2016 10:33 CET

Daimler may start producing batteries and Mercedes EVs in China as part of a drive to manufacture more products locally and to boost growing sales in the world's biggest market.... Read More »

KICKING THE KITS

Mercedes van plant opens door to suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Daimler converts a U.S. kit factory to a bona fide vehicle assembly plant -- and creates a new scenario for local Mercedes parts.... Read More »

Mercedes finds a better way around the 'chicken tax'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is investing in South Carolina after years of producing vans through an odd global supply stream to sidestep U.S. tariffs.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes all but locks down U.S. title

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

Mercedes-Benz sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the Daimler AG brand will take the full-year title from BMW.... Read More »

Mercedes CLS successor to come in 2018

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

The successor to the Mercedes-Benz CLS, a four-door sedan with coupelike styling, will arrive in 2018 on a new platform that's lighter, longer and roomier.... Read More »

2016 ALL STARS | U.S. EXECUTIVE, EUROPEAN AUTOMAKER

Dietmar Exler

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

Dietmar Exler has only held the top U.S. job at Mercedes-Benz since January, but he was No. 2 for the past two years and has helped put Mercedes on a path to reclaim the top spot in the U.S. luxury sales race.... Read More »

Audi lures Volvo's Mertens for top r&d post

8:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2016

Audi appointed the r&d chief at Volvo, Peter Mertens, as its new head of technical development, filling a key post as the Volkswagen Group brand grapples with the fallout from emissions violations.... Read More »

Mercedes' Hungarian plant hit by brief wage strike

Nov. 24, 2016 14:09 CET

Mercedes' plant in Kecskemet, Hungary, was hit by a two-hour strike on Wednesday involving 80 workers demanding higher wages and threatening a further walk-out if a deal is not agreed.... Read More »

Daimler terminates China manager after parking dispute

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Daimler apologized today for an incident in China that local media said involved a senior company executive making disparaging comments to people in a parking dispute. While the dispute was a private matter which was eventually resolved amicably, the company said later the executive had been "relieved ... of his position."... Read More »

5 MINUTES WITH Christian Treiber, vice president of customer services, Mercedes-Benz USA

12:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

On why all Mercedes-Benz dealerships sell tires and how it helps service advisers work more efficiently.... Read More »

Only a few will get Maybach convertible

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

With 379 dealerships and only 75 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, how will Mercedes pass the vehicles around? By approaching its best customers first.... Read More »

Buyers line up for AMG hypercar

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

Mercedes-AMG's new midengine hypercar will generate more than 1,000 hp from its F1-based drivetrain and cost more than $2 million when it arrives on the market at the end of 2018.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone

Nov. 19, 2016 06:15 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.... Read More »

Mercedes may back off diesels for U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2016

With consumer demand dwindling, Mercedes-Benz is questioning whether to continue offering diesel vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

Daimler, BMW, VW said to discuss extending EV charging network with German service station operator

Nov. 16, 2016 10:17 CET

Daimler, BMW and VW are in discussions with a German autobahn service station operator about extending the country's network of charging stations, a German newspaper reported.... Read More »

Mercedes pickup won't be coming to U.S. -- for now, Exler says

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz won't bring its new pickup to the U.S. market in 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said. But Exler didn't rule out becoming a pickup seller down the road.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach drops top with limited edition S-class cabriolet

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Mercedes is expanding its Maybach line with a new limited-edition S-class convertible. It's the third entry in the company's Mercedes-Maybach subbrand. The company will produce just 300 of the vehicles worldwide and will distribute just 75 of them in the U.S.... Read More »

Zetsche tells German Green party he shares vision of zero-emission cars

Nov. 14, 2016 13:17 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche braved a frosty reception as the guest speaker at a party congress held by Germany's Green party, where he told delegates he too wants emissions-free cars on the roads.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Zetsche credits better design, product offensive for Mercedes' rise

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says there are three key elements to Mercedes' success. He discussed these in an interview while also explaining why he's bullish about electric cars, autonomous vehicles and the diesel engine.... Read More »

Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer

Nov. 10, 2016 11:31 CET

Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design officer. Wagener's styling of Mercedes cars has played a key role in boosting the brand so that it is now likely to pass BMW as the top-selling global premium brand.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Zetsche put Mercedes in position to overtake BMW in global luxury race

Nov. 7, 2016 06:01 CET

The launch of the latest S class in 2013 was a game changer for Mercedes and for CEO Dieter Zetsche. Three years later Mercedes is on the brink of passing BMW to reclaim the title of world's top-selling premium brand and sales and profits have never been better. The problem now is maintaining this success.... Read More »

Mercedes' October sales rise 12% on Europe, China demand

Nov. 7, 2016 15:53 CET

Sales of Mercedes cars jumped 12 percent in October as strong demand in Europe and China helped offset a fall in the U.S.... Read More »

STAR POWER

'The turning point for Mercedes'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2016

After falling behind in the global luxury race, CEO Dieter Zetsche has put Mercedes-Benz in a position to overtake BMW.... Read More »

BAVARIAN HOSPITALITY

Buy a car, get a vacation

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

An Automotive News editor in the U.S. stumbles across BMW's European Delivery program -- thanks to word-of-mouth on Internet social networks -- and sets out to personally discover one of the best retail experiences the industry has to offer.... Read More »

 
Volvo and Microsoft make the unreal real

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8 2016

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Volvo, with a big assist from Microsoft, is creating physical objects that are not physical. ...
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Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Russia sales rise nearly 1% in first monthly increase for 2 years
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market sinc ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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