Daimler

Mercedes to skip Super Bowl 50

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is sitting out the Super Bowl this year after it made a rare appearance in 2015 to tout the speedy AMG GT....
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VW will hire ex-FBI chief Freeh for U.S. role, report says

Jan. 19, 2016 09:36 CET

Volkswagen plans to hire Louis Freeh, a former FBI chief, to help the automaker deal with authorities in the U.S. investigating its emissions scandal, a German newspaper said. Freeh had a similar role at Daimler....
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Big-bucks trucks are part of the luxury market, says Autonation CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Extremely pricey pickups should be counted as premium vehicles, says AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. And German luxury makers shouldn't try to get into that luxury segment, he adds....
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Zetsche: '17 E class will pass ES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said he is “very confident” the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the U.S. midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES. Mercedes believes much of the car's appeal will lie in its vast array of technologies....
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European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 2016, but they say the overall volume will continue to trail the record high of more than 16 million reached in 2007....
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Daimler's Zetsche criticizes VW over emissions scandal

Jan. 14, 2016 16:37 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said an emissions scandal like the one engulfing Volkswagen would not be possible at his company. His remarks were an unusual dig at another carmaker....
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Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code....
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Daimler still plans Mercedes plant in Russia despite weak market

Jan. 13, 2016 06:01 CET

Daimler remains committed to adding a plant in recession-hit Russia to support the 'remarkable' performance of its Mercedes brand, CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Zetsche optimistic on Mercedes sales growth in China

Jan. 12, 2016 13:28 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says recent market turbulence in China has not hit demand for Mercedes vehicles. Mercedes sales in the country jumped 33 percent last year as the automaker benefited from a restructuring of its Chinese operations....
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BMW fights off Mercedes to keep luxury crown

Jan. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

BMW retained the title of world's top-selling premium brand last year while Mercedes overtook Audi to claim the No. 2 spot....
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With 2017 E class, Mercedes aims to renew a hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz faces a crucial test when its redesigned 2017 E class goes on sale this summer. Sedan sales are stagnating in a U.S. market increasingly dominated by trucks. To counter the trend, Mercedes has packed a bigger but lighter, more coupelike car with advanced technologies....
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High expectations: What people think of Mercedes E class

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

In redesigning the E-class midsize sedan for 2017, Mercedes-Benz aims to advance it in every way, notably with autonomous features. Here's what some critics, analysts and others are saying about the E class....
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Lexus ventures into higher luxury tier with LC 500 coupe

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Lexus is positioning the new LC 500 coupe as a niche nameplate with a bold message to the industry: After more than a quarter century of reaching, the brand has finally earned a place alongside the Germans in the upper echelons of the luxury market....
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Toyota leads all brands at diversity awards

12:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Toyota and its luxury brand sibling, Lexus, took home 10 of the 20 awards handed out during the first annual Automotive Diversity Volume Leadership Awards put on by the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and IHS Automotive....
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E class gets 4-banger, autonomous features

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is taking another step toward fully autonomous driving with the redesigned E-class sedan debuting Sunday night ahead of the Detroit auto show....
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Mercedes E class can retake segment lead from Lexus ES, says Zetsche

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Daimler Chairman Dieter Zetsche is counting on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E class to reclaim the No. 1 spot in the midsize luxury sedan segment from the Lexus ES....
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Mercedes passes Audi in race to top BMW sales

Jan. 8, 2016 12:27 CET

Strong China sales helped to push Mercedes ahead of rival Audi in global sales last year as the race for bragging rights as the top-selling luxury automaker heats up....
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Mercedes working on a range of EVs, E-class self-driving upgrades

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said....
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'IPhone of cars' in self-assembly kits is French entrepreneur's Vegas bet

7:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

GM and Mercedes-Benz say the next generation of cars will be self-driving and super-connected. A French entrepreneur is betting they'll also come in kits. The cube-shaped vehicles made by France Craft are shipped in a kit and have safety clearance to hit the road in Europe as long as they're assembled by a professional mechanic....
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BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for second place....
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MERCEDES BENZ

Key launch year ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Mercedes calls 2016 the zenith of its product offensive and plans a marketing campaign with increased spending to match....
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SMART

New variants coming

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Smart is launching two variants of the redesigned ForTwo in 2016 -- a convertible this summer and an electric version near the end of the year....
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Design boss Wagener maps out Mercedes' turnaround

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

Mercedes-Benz has gone through a complete turnaround in design in recent years with an expanded product lineup that has pushed it into new car and cross-over segments. It is also forging ahead with plans for dedicated electric vehicles....
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Mercedes' new U.S. boss inherits full pipeline

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Incoming Mercedes-Benz USA boss Dietmar Exler will face mounting competition among luxury automakers in 2016 just as his brand reaches the peak of its product offensive....
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2015's list of departures

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

O'Sullivan, 62, has been CEO of Mazda's North American Operations since 2003, making him the dean of import-brand bosses. He retires on Dec. 31....
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