Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Maybach goes green with Vision 6 Cabriolet

10:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is giving its ultraluxe Mercedes-Maybach lineup some green cred with the Vision 6 Cabriolet powered by an electric motor with output of 750 hp and a range of more than 200 miles.... Read More »

Mercedes' Vision of a roadster?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Mercedes-Benz plans to show a new version of its Vision concept this weekend .... Read More »

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY

Germany powers toward electrified future

Aug. 14, 2017 23:33 CET

The next generation of automotive development is well underway
 in Germany following big moves toward electromobility by BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz and Honda.... Read More »

Could Smart get any smaller?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Daimler's microcar brand will lose more than two-thirds of its U.S. dealerships after its lineup goes all-electric this year.... Read More »

Mercedes warns India's luxury car tax hike could hit expansion

Aug. 8, 2017 10:42 CET

Mercedes said India's proposal to increases taxes on luxury cars and SUVs could impact the carmaker's expansion plans in the country and hurt sales.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for August

Aug. 7, 2017 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how surging sales of SUVs have altered demand in nearly every vehicle segment in Europe and why that will continue.... Read More »

AMG to launch new 53 line

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

A new AMG designation will launch with the redesigned CLS. AMG 53s will be paired with a high-performance version of M-B's new inline six.... Read More »

Mercedes fixated on youth and power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Mercedes' lineup is expanding with new entry-level vehicles and more entries to its AMG line.... Read More »

German luxury giants go for EVs, autonomy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Mercedes and BMW are pursuing similar strategies as they remake themselves for the future. Autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connectivity and car-sharing rule.... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 threatens German luxury sedan sales in U.S.

Aug. 2, 2017 09:56 CET

BMW, Mercedes and Audi could face a challenge to their U.S. sales from the Tesla Model 3, which has options that position it in the luxury car market.... Read More »

Mercedes says bye-bye to B-class Electric Drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Mercedes is discontinuing production of the B-class Electric Drive during the third quarter.... Read More »

M-B new inline-6 for U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Mercedes development chief Ola Kaellenius talks rollout strategy for the brand's new 3.0 liter inline-six.... Read More »

Daimler exec: Fully self-driving 'phenomenally expensive'

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Fully autonomous vehicles? "It's phenomenally expensive to do this," says Daimler's Ola Kaellenius.... Read More »

Porsche repeats as most appealing brand, Power says

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2017

Luxury brands again dominate the top spots in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Genesis debuted at No. 2, followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the top five.... Read More »

J.P. VETTRAINO

BLOG: Why new inline-six from Mercedes-Benz matters

11:56 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

When Mercedes-Benz showed its new inline-six engine at this year's Shanghai auto show, it was assumed the engine would reach the United States in the freshened 2018 S-class sedan. It will not.... Read More »

V-12s & 48 VOLTS

5 questions with Mercedes' director of r&d

8:19 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2017

Ola Kaellenius, head of r&d at Mercedes-Benz Cars, sat down with reporters at the launch of the updated S class and covered topics ranging from the return of the Mercedes inline-six to robot taxis to the coming of autonomy to the staying power of V-12s.... Read More »

Mercedes unveils its take on classic pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2017

The X class, Mercedes' first pickup, will hit dealerships in Germany starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. There are no plans for the U.S.
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Mercedes targets quad-bike loving wealthy with luxury pickup

3:55 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is stretching its refined image with its first ever pickup truck, betting that upscale car buyers are ready for an open-bed hauler with leather seats, oak trim and Autobahn handling.... Read More »

VW in, Mercedes out as German soccer team sponsor

July 14, 2017 13:32 CET

Volkswagen is replacing Mercedes as the main sponsor of Germany's national soccer team. VW has signed a five-year contract that start in January 2019.... Read More »

Daimler to make batteries at German Mercedes plant

July 13, 2017 14:37 CET

Daimler has struck a deal with workers to make EV components and batteries at a Mercedes factory in Germany. Employees at the Untertuerkheim plant went on strike this month over worries that jobs could be at risk as the automaker moves toward EVs.... Read More »

Mercedes widens global sales lead over BMW

July 12, 2017 14:19 CET

Mercedes' registrations rose 11 percent to 209,309 in June as demand for the new E class and the German automaker's SUVs helped widen its global luxury-car sales lead over BMW in the first half of the year.... Read More »

Aston launches DB11 V-8 with Daimler engine

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Aston Martin's partnership with Daimler moved closer with the launch of the DB11 V-8. It is the first Aston to use the 4.0-liter turbocharged engine developed by Daimler's AMG performance arm.... Read More »

GM, Mercedes, VW urged by China to recall vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

9:52 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

China's top quality watchdog pressed GM, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfill their obligations to recall vehicles in China affected by faulty Takata airbags.... Read More »

Lincoln, Mercedes, Toyota large cars receive top IIHS safety ratings

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

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E class and Toyota Avalon earned top honors among six large cars tested for crashworthiness by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tesla Model S fell short in some tests.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes holds lead as BMW CEO vows a comeback

5:51 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz held off BMW again last month to preserve its substantial midyear lead in U.S. luxury auto sales. BMW's CEO isn’t ready to accept being relegated to the second position.... Read More »

 
A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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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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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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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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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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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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