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German gov't wants e-bikes to replace trucks for local deliveries

Aug. 11, 2014 14:49 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is looking for ways to encourage electric bikes to replace trucks for local freight shipments in Germany. BMW and Daimler's subsidiary, Smart, already offer e-bikes.... Read More »

For Smart, ForTwo is the 1

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

The Smart ForTwo is being redesigned and it comes to the United States in August 2015. Smart decided not to sell the slightly larger four-seat ForFour in the United States. The ForFour goes on sale in Europe late this year, and executives say U.S. sales wouldn't be high enough to warrant the costs of homologation.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:02 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014

Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help.... Read More »

Smart: New ForTwo gets EV, drop-top

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

Daimler's Smart division will offer electric and convertible versions of the redesigned two-seater it unveiled here last week.... Read More »

Daimler seeks boost for Smart from new 4-seat model

July 16, 2014 16:10 CET

Smart took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation. The new ForFour was unveiled alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater, currently the brand's only model.... Read More »

Daimler to unveil new Smart 4- and 2-seat cars

July 16, 2014 12:02 CET

The new-generation Smart ForFour and ForTwo will be unveiled today. The arrival of the ForFour gives the Daimler subsidiary a second model in its European portfolio for the first time since 2006.... Read More »

Daimler seeks to jumpstart Smart with revamped ForTwo, new 4-seat model

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014

Smart took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation. The new ForFour was unveiled today alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 10% in May on C class, compacts

June 6, 2014 12:45 CET

Mercedes' global brand sales rose 10 percent in May, helped by demand for the new C class and the carmaker's growing lineup of compacts.... Read More »

Daimler boss bullish on new ForFour

May 30, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes the all-new Smart ForFour minicar will be commercially successful and should help the brand further strengthen its balance sheet.... Read More »

M-B drops subcompact proposal; bigger Smart car may rival Audi A1

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

After thinking it over, Mercedes-Benz has decided not to build a car smaller than its A-class subcompact.... Read More »

3 IS THE NEW 4

Can 3-cylinder engines overcome their wimpy reputation?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

Engineers have solved the technical problems that dogged the three-cylinder engine in the 1980s and early '90s. But even with turbochargers, it may take a while for the triple to outrun its historical baggage.... Read More »

Renault's EV plans hit by weak demand

May 23, 2014 10:04 CET

Renault has been forced to re-think its ambitious electric vehicle plans, a top executive said. "We're not in a situation where the market has followed our forecasts," Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll said.... Read More »

Mercedes drops proposal for subcompacts

May 19, 2014 11:20 CET

The smallest Mercedes will remain the A-class compact, although the Smart brand could expand into subcompacts, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 14% in April on C-class, compacts

May 6, 2014 13:08 CET

Mercedes brand sales rose 14 percent in April helped by demand for the newly launched C class and the automaker's growing compact lineup.... Read More »

Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET

Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi.... Read More »

Mercedes breaks global record for single-month sales

April 4, 2014 12:26 CET

Mercedes set a new company record for global sales in a single month as March volume rose 13 percent to 158,523 vehicles. Demand for the E class and Mercedes' growing lineup of compacts is driving the growth.... Read More »

Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET

Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker.... Read More »

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET

The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo.... Read More »

Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014

Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.... Read More »

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014

The redesigned Smart ForTwo and ForFour minicars will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo unveiled at the auto show here, but they will bear no resemblance to the cheeky Twingo.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

March 4, 2014 06:15 CET

Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as automakers reveal a host of new models.... Read More »

Mercedes to decrease sales incentives as demand outstrips supply

Feb. 7, 2014 14:24 CET

Daimler plans to lower sales incentives on its Mercedes-Benz vehicles and raise prices on some models as demand outstrips supply.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 15% in January on S-class sales

Feb. 5, 2014 13:39 CET

Mercedes brand sales rose 15 percent in January, helped by a substantial rise in China deliveries and strong demand for the flagship S-class sedan.... Read More »

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Mercedes sales boss Kaellenius sees great years ahead

Feb. 5, 2014 06:15 CET

Mercedes is counting on Ola Kaellenius, its new sales boss and former CEO of its high-performance AMG subbrand, to help it become the No. 1 premium automaker by 2020.... Read More »

 
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