Mercedes to recall 126,260 vehicles in U.S. for airbag flaw

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 cars for a defect that can cause airbags to inflate unexpectedly without a crash -- or not at all during one....
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Mercedes freshens GL, renames it GLS

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's GL-class full-size SUV will be freshened and renamed as the GLS in time for its first deliveries in March, the luxury automaker said today....
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E class borrows styling cues from S-class flagship

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan will look strikingly similar to the company's flagship S class, based on new spy photos. The 2017 E class, a mainstay of Mercedes' sedan lineup, will feature a sloping front end, and side and rear panels that resemble a smaller S class compared with the current E class, which is boxier, especially in the rear, the photos show....
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BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third....
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BLOG: Tokyo Motor Show continues to surprise, sometimes delight

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Random thoughts from a stroll through the Tokyo Motor Show …...
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Mercedes-Benz's Vision Tokyo imagines car as a 'chill-out zone'

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo concept car lays out a vision of luxury driving in the future, one in which self-driving technology has advanced to the point that the vehicle's interior is allowed to resemble a lounge more than a car....
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Designer Okuyama on the threat from Google, Apple

11:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

The days of cheap and cheerful cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla may be numbered as technology firms Google and Apple muscle into the auto industry, and change the way people own and drive cars. That's the warning from Ken Okuyama, the high-end Japanese designer of the Ferrari F60 Enzo and Porsche Boxster....
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Smart wants to get smart about urban mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2015

Smart wants to win over buyers to its microcar by offering extra perks through a smartphone app. They'll be able to find parking spots in some cities through the app, and Smart is developing more ideas, including a possible car-sharing function with friends....
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Daimler Q3 profit surges on robust demand in Europe, China

Oct. 22, 2015 08:46 CET

Daimler's third-quarter operating profit jumped by almost a third as strong demand in Europe and China coupled with new product launches spurred its vehicle sales to a record....
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BLOG: Lexus brings knife to horsepower gunfight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Looking to avoid a bare-knuckle horsepower brawl with its storied rivals, Lexus is positioning the first-ever GS F as the friendly performance sedan....
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Daimler bows to pressure on new refrigerant

Oct. 20, 2015 15:19 CET

Daimler's Mercedes cars division will use the air conditioning refrigerant R1234yf, which it had previously refused to adopt, citing safety risks....
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Now, Busse's ready to return to Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Last week, Klaus Busse revealed on Twitter that he was heading back to Europe, where he will head both interior and exterior design for Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth....
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VW hires Daimler's compliance chief to manage diesel scandal

Oct. 16, 2015 15:56 CET

VW Group hired a compliance chief with a reputation for toughness from rival Daimler to help stem the fallout of the diesel-emissions cheating scandal shattering the automaker....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location

Oct. 14, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin has narrowed down the options over where it will construct a new plant for the DBX crossover to sites in the U.S., eastern Europe, Wales and England, CEO Andy Palmer said....
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Daimler will start trainee program for refugees in Germany

Oct. 14, 2015 11:48 CET

Daimler will offer work experience and German classes for refugees at its Stuttgart factory as part of a plan to qualify several hundred people seeking shelter in Germany....
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China auto sales expand at slowest pace in 3 years

7:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Light-vehicle sales in China expanded at the slowest pace since 2012 so far this year, underlining the slump in demand that prompted the government to cut a tax on car purchases to revive demand in the world's biggest auto market....
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BLOG: FCA deal finally gives UAW an organizing carrot

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

A byproduct of the rich new deal that UAW workers demanded of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles -- and their own leaders -- is that the UAW finally has something worthwhile to sell to employees at nonunion U.S. transplants....
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Mercedes' monthly global sales top BMW, Audi again

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz was the world's best-selling luxury car brand for the third consecutive month in September, surpassing BMW and Audi as demand for coupelike SUVs helped its sales grow twice as fast as at either competitor....
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Mercedes will task dealers to step it up for AMG

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

With the new AMG Sport models starting to arrive, Mercedes-Benz USA is asking dealers to invest in more training and showroom space for the high-performance line. U.S. chief Steve Cannon sees a sharp increase in AMG sales ahead....
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Mercedes looks to cap number of stores per group

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA is talking to dealership groups about putting a cap on the number of rooftops any single dealership group can own. But it doesn't plan a uniform cap for all groups, which makes some of its retailers wary....
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Posting in pink

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Real men wear pink, tweets Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon, sporting pink Chucks from AutoNation....
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BLOG: So long side mirrors, hello cameras

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are among the automakers that believe they will be able persuade legislators in key global markets that side mirrors need to be replaced by cameras to make future models more aerodynamic and fuel efficient....
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S.C. dealerships, factories begin recovering from floods

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The rain has stopped, but South Carolina’s dealerships and residents are still on alert and recovering from the massive floods that have wreaked havoc on much of the state....
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Mercedes sales jump 16% in September on China demand

Oct. 6, 2015 12:38 CET

Mercedes brand's global sales increased 16 percent in September, buoyed by a 53 percent jump in China deliveries....
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BMW car-sharing program quits San Francisco

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

DriveNow, the car-sharing program owned by BMW that allows drivers to rent electric cars by the minute, is pulling out of San Francisco, the only U.S. city in which it operates, the company said Monday....
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