Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes' EQ will define an electric ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
What's the best way to market the explosion of EVs coming from across the industry? Automakers are trying to figure that out.

Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fire

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
A supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers.

Europe's electric cars are coming for Tesla

May 3, 2018 09:33 CET
Tesla's goal of accelerating the switch to electric cars is catching up with it as European automakers begin to roll out full-electric models. Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar have decades of automaking experience and the ability to absorb development costs.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New weapon to foil car hackers?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
New weapon to foil car hackers?; M-B holds onto U.S. luxury sales lead; Aptiv to offer self-driving Lyft fleet in Vegas; Fire hits parts plant; GM, BMW join blockchain consortium.

LUXURY: Mercedes maintains luxe lead over BMW, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Mercedes-Benz USA, propelled by strong demand for SUVs, topped the luxury U.S. sales race in April and continues to outpace its nearest rivals, No. 2 BMW and No. 3 Lexus, year to date.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes seeks to keep China luxury lead with stretched A class

April 24, 2018 09:54 CET
Mercedes aims to widen the brand's appeal to Chinese buyers with a long-wheelbase version of its latest A class.

VIDEO: First Shift: Amazon launches in-car deliveries with GM, Volvo

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018
Amazon, GM, Volvo launch in-car deliveries; Historic shift in dealer ad spending; In Beijing: Ultraluxury from Mercedes, a new platform for Infiniti; Something to buzz about at Toyota.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Maybach is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look

April 24, 2018 10:06 CET
Mercedes is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look to attract wealthy Chinese buyers to its Maybach ultraluxury brand.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Will lease deal give new Accord a boost?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Will lease deal give Accord a boost?; Court rules against delaying CAFE penalty hike; Ford's 2-cylinder feat; Peek at Cadillac XT6, Mercedes-Maybach SUV; When Kanye tweeted Elon.

Mercedes previewing Maybach SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Mercedes will preview a potential SUV rival to the Bentley Bentayga and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan with the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept at the Beijing auto show this week.

Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surge in sales by Audi, last year's leader.

Daimler may buy small stake in Volvo Cars, report says

April 19, 2018 15:24 CET
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a report said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes and Volvo's China owner Geely.

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes will preview Maybach SUV aimed at China's billionaires

April 19, 2018 12:34 CET
Mercedes looks ready enter the ultraluxury SUV segment and join rivals Bentley and Rolls-Royce in targeting wealthy buyers who are choosing high-riding crossovers instead of sedans.

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Mercedes to wrap GLS in Maybach ultraluxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018
A Mercedes-Maybach version of the GLS class is finally in the works, and the automaker plans to preview the upcoming ultraluxury, full-size SUV at the Beijing auto show in concept form in a matter of days.

M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.

Mercedes partners with dealers for subscription pilot in Nashville, Philadelphia

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
Mercedes-Benz will launch its vehicle subscription program in a pilot with dealers in Nashville and Philadelphia, setting up a battle with BMW as the luxury rivals try out a new type of relationship with customers.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW names Diess CEO, overhauls leadership, restructures

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
VW names Diess CEO, overhauls leadership, restructures; M-B subscription pilot; Tech tidbits: Uber expands mobility offerings, Charging up GM's Maven, Lidar maker scales up.

Mercedes plans electric S class to challenge Tesla

April 12, 2018 09:51 CET
Mercedes is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its S class, dubbed the EQ S, which will challenge Tesla's Model S for high-end electric-car buyers.

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET
Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.

LUXURY: Mercedes loses U.S. sales momentum as Trump lobs trade threats

4:52 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
Sales momentum is fading for Germany's biggest luxury automakers in the United States just as President Donald Trump threatens trade actions that could make their cars costlier.

Mercedes-AMG's 35 line to debut with A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Mercedes-AMG will introduce another new entry-performance line in 2019 with the A35.

Mercedes-AMG will stop selling V-12s

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
There will be no new V-12-powered AMG 65 models coming.

BMW Group looks into a Rolls EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
With China as an impetus, an electric Rolls-Royce is on the table.

Mercedes subscription pilot starts in June

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Mercedes will test a vehicle subscription service in two U.S. cities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Diesels may not be done just yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
It is noteworthy that at the Geneva auto show, VW CEO Matthias Mueller predicted the diesel’s “renaissance” and Mercedes exhibited a preproduction plug-in hybrid version of its OM 654 diesel engine, part of a more than $3 billion investment in a new engine family.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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