Maybach

BMW to chase M-B with superluxury entry

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

In an effort to close a gaping chasm with segment-leader Mercedes-Benz, BMW plans to expand its luxury product line to include a car positioned above the 7 series that could poach customers from its rival's Maybach version of the S class.... Read More »

Why Mercedes is halting the robots' reign on assembly lines

Feb. 25, 2016 11:22 CET

Mercedes is turning to human workers to support production on its assembly lines as the levels of customization now available for its models means that carmaking robots simply can't keep up.... Read More »

Mercedes considers ultraluxury crossover or SUV to fight Bentayga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is exploring whether to introduce an ultraluxury crossover or SUV, possibly under its Maybach subbrand. Demand appears to be growing for ultraluxury SUV and crossover type vehicles, said Andreas Zygan, Mercedes director of development for SUVs.... Read More »

Mercedes's $230,000 Maybach S class defies China's cooling luxury market

June 21, 2015 06:01 CET

Mercedes-Benz is selling almost as many Maybach cars in China each month as it used to sell worldwide in a year when it targeted the super-rich with a stand-alone model.... Read More »

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Mercedes-Maybach offers quiet luxury

April 17, 2015 06:15 CET

Mercedes has upgraded its flagship sedan by giving it a more spacious rear cabin and features such as voice amplification, extra lining to reduce wind noise and reclining rear seats to create the Mercedes-Maybach S class.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limo to debut at Geneva auto show

7:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first images of the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach Pullman S600 limousine prior to its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach S600 priced at $190,275

2:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has priced its flagship Mercedes-Maybach S600 at $190,275, including shipping. The ultra-luxury car is based on the S-class sedan that starts at $167,825, including shipping.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

BMW may decide this year whether to launch a new range-topping sedan. Incoming CEO Harald Krueger is said to be receptive to the idea of a model, possibly called the 9 series, that would compete against the recently-unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015

Will BMW field a production sedan positioned above the 7 series? The decision on whether to move ahead with a production version of the sedan could happen this year as Harald Krueger, who is said to be receptive to the concept of a new range-topping sedan, takes over as CEO, a report says.... Read More »

MERCEDES-BENZ

Filling all those new luxury niches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Because of competition such as BMW's i cars Mercedes is working on new hybrid and plug-in electric cars.... Read More »

Mercedes prices new Maybach S class at 134,100 euros

Dec. 15, 2014 21:45 CET

Mercedes set the starting price of the Maybach S-class sedan at 134,100 euros ($166,700) and began taking orders for the would-be challenger to Rolls-Royce and Bentley.... Read More »

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BLOG: Mercedes gives Maybach interior the silent treatment

11:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

One of the highlights of the new Mercedes-Maybach S600 superluxury sedan is something you're not supposed to notice: noise, or more precisely, the lack of it.... Read More »

Mercedes presents Maybach S class as luxury executive cocoon

Nov. 20, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes's new Maybach version of its flagship S class is challenging Bentley and Rolls-Royce for supremacy among customers who enjoy a chauffeured car's back seat.... Read More »

Maybach returns with lavish interior, lower price

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

After falling short of attempts to sell an ultraluxury sedan to compete with Rolls-Royce and Bentley, Mercedes-Benz is resurrecting the historic Maybach badge but setting lower expectations.... Read More »

Daimler to revive Maybach with 3 sedans but no SUV

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

Daimler plans three variants of its ultraluxury Maybach version of the flagship S-class sedan, including one aimed at Chinese buyers. But the company has ruled out a Maybach SUV for now.... Read More »

Daimler will revive Maybach with 3 sedans but no SUV

Nov. 11, 2014 17:49 CET

Daimler will revive its Maybach ultraluxury marque as a subbrand with three variants of its flagship S-class sedan, including a version aimed at Chinese buyers, but the company ruled out a Maybach SUV for now.... Read More »

Maybach to make its comeback in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.... Read More »

Mercedes-Maybach set for L.A. Auto Show debut

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

Mercedes-Benz will take the wraps off the all-new Mercedes-Maybach sedan this month at the L.A. Auto Show, a model that will sit between the S class and the Pullman in the luxury brand's hierarchy.... Read More »

Mercedes' $1 million S-class will be built by Brabus

July 6, 2014 06:01 CET

Brabus, the German high-performance aftermarket tuning company, will begin building a new $1 million version of Mercedes-Benz's ultra-luxury S-class Pullman in December 2015.... Read More »

Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »

Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

April 16, 2014 11:02 CET

Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »

Zetsche basks in Mercedes rebound after tenure questioned

Feb. 5, 2014 10:05 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche had to face down critics last year to hang onto his job. Now his strategy is gaining traction, with Mercedes closing the gap with BMW and Audi.... Read More »

Maybach name to return as a top-end S class

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET

Mercedes plans to use the Maybach brand name that it axed in 2012 for a top-end, long-wheelbase version of its new S-class sedan.... Read More »

Maybach name to return as a top-end S class

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014

Mercedes-Benz plans to use the Maybach brand name that it axed in 2012 for a top-end, long-wheelbase version of its new S-class sedan.... Read More »

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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