Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes' G Wagen proves immortal

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Mercedes-Benz's box-on-wheels endures, despite the brand's decision to kill it.... Read More »

Mercedes gives dealers more advertising leeway

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Dealers can now focus their local promotions on any business line, not just new-car sales.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Germans build here,
 take profits home

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Most of the German automakers' engineers work and live in Germany and all the profit they accumulate from Americans goes back to their home country.... Read More »

Mercedes production may be hit by EV dispute

June 23, 2017 10:43 CET

Workers at a Mercedes plant near Stuttgart may refuse to work overtime unless management allocates electric powertrain work to the factory to offset the loss of orders for conventional engines and transmissions.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Takata bankruptcy days away, report says

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Takata bankruptcy days away, report says; No hurry on NAFTA talks; EU fines lighting suppliers; Relief for truck-strapped Mercedes dealers; Musk, Barra make Top 100 CEOs list.... Read More »

Daimler begins construction of Mercedes plant in Russia

June 20, 2017 14:45 CET

Daimler has begun construction of a Mercedes plant in Russia. The factory will produce more than 20,000 Mercedes cars and SUVs a year.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Why the Mercedes A class is coming after a 20-year wait

12:03 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

The Mercedes-Benz A class has been different things at different times during its relatively short life span. The nameplate is 20 years old, and for all 20 of those years, Mercedes has declined to offer it in America. Until now.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM charging up its turbo lineup

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

GM charges up turbo lineup; FCA dealers told to stockpile Grand Caravans; U.S. to get Benz A class; Porsche hat trick at Le Mans; Turning accidents into crash course in safety.... Read More »

Mercedes brings its 'A' game: Entry-level sedan coming to U.S. in 2018

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

Mercedes has confirmed to dealers that it will introduce the A-class sedan in the U.S. in 2018. It will become the brand's new entry-level model slotting below the CLA.... Read More »

Mercedes orders up more trucks for U.S.

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

Mercedes leaders say the increase could move the brand closer to a 50-50 sales mix of cars and light trucks for the year, and get inventory more in line with consumer demand.... Read More »

'CSI' teams help automakers spot trouble

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

Volvo has analyzed 40,000 car accidents since the 1970s, underscoring how Volvo and other automakers gather voluminous data to make future vehicles safer.... Read More »

Bracing for diesel bans in Europe

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

European automakers have put their money on diesels to meet regulations there. Thanks to fahrverbote, they could be in trouble.... Read More »

No Mercedes-Maybach rival from BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

BMW's strategy in the upper-luxury segment will be led by its newly previewed 8-series coupe and the X7 crossover.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach moves all 99 
pricey limited-edition G 650 Landaulets

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Maybach flopped as a stand-alone brand, but Mercedes-Maybach models are doing well as limited-edition derivatives.... Read More »

Toyota holds off BMW to remain most valuable car brand; Tesla rises to No. 8

June 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Toyota defended its title as the world's most valuable car brand in a new ranking, holding off BMW and Mercedes. Tesla overtook Land Rover and Porsche in the study by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes slips yet pads lead over BMW

6:09 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Mr. President, you are wrong

10:54 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2017

President Donald Trump has been making a lot of noise criticizing Germany and German auto manufacturers for all the cars they sell in the U.S. He is wrong.... Read More »

Daimler, BAIC agree to build electric cars in China

June 1, 2017 11:30 CET

Daimler and its Chinese joint venture partner, BAIC Motor, agreed to upgrade the Mercedes factory in Beijing to make electric cars.... Read More »

Daimler aims to expand supplier base in U.S.

May 31, 2017 11:01 CET

Daimler's Mercedes unit "sees value" in having more suppliers in the U.S. state of Alabama, where it has a factory in Tuscaloosa that builds SUVs for global export.... Read More »

BMW eyes global luxury crown again with 8-series concept

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2017

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe and try to help it supplant German rival Mercedes-Benz for leadership in luxury vehicle sales worldwide.... Read More »

Daimler drops bid to win approval to sell U.S. 2017 Mercedes diesels

4:56 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2017

Daimler dropped plans to seek U.S. approval to sell 2017 Mercedes-Benz diesel models, but has not decided whether to exit the American passenger diesel market.... Read More »

Mercedes' next CLA gets sportier, fastback design

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

To distinguish Mercedes-Benz's next-generation CLA from the redesigned A-class sedan due next year, the CLA will get fastback styling said to resemble the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show, company sources say.... Read More »

Q&A: MARKUS SCHAEFER, PRODUCTION CHIEF, MERCEDES-BENZ CARS

Mercedes revamps factories to keep up with sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 8, 2017

Mercedes-Benz regained global luxury-car leadership last year by outselling BMW for the first time since 2005, a feat it wouldn't have achieved without all its factories running at full capacity.... Read More »

'OK, Google, tell Mercedes Me to start my car'

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

Owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now ask Google's or Amazon's in-home digital assistants to help them handle car-related tasks.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Mercedes revamps production to keep pace with record demand

May 6, 2017 06:01 CET

Mercedes regained the global premium sales crown last year by outselling BMW, partly because its factories are all running at full capacity. Production chief Markus Schaefer outlined the company's output expansion plans to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 
Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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