Dieter Zetsche

Zetsche basks in Mercedes rebound after tenure questioned

6:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche in early 2013 had to face down critics to hang onto his job. A year later, his strategy is gaining traction, with Mercedes-Benz closing the gap with bigger German rivals.... Read More »


Daimler revives V-class van with S-class options

Feb. 1, 2014 06:15 CET
Daimler is bringing back the Mercedes V-class van with features from the flagship S-class sedan to support a plan to raise deliveries almost 60 percent.... Read More »


VW offers former Mercedes exec Renschler big budget to be trucks chief, report says

Jan. 31, 2014 11:22 CET
Volkswagen is offering former Mercedes production chief Andreas Renschler a substantial budget to bring in more people to push integration among its three commercial vehicles brands, sources said.... Read More »


Daimler is open to further Renault-Nissan cooperation; projects with Tesla

Jan. 31, 2014 10:23 CET
Daimler is open to broadening its cooperation with partners Renault and Nissan to include other car segments and to new projects with Tesla, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »


Mercedes' former production chief Renschler may head VW trucks unit, report says

Jan. 29, 2014 12:17 CET
Veteran Daimler executive Andreas Renschler, who quit his post as production chief at Mercedes, may move to Volkswagen to head its trucks business, according to a report.... Read More »


Daimler CEO succession talk reignites after Mercedes exec Renschler quits

Jan. 29, 2014 16:42 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche may have his contract extended beyond 2016 after the surprise departure of Mercedes production boss Andreas Renschler who was tipped for the top.... Read More »


Mercedes production chief Renschler departs suddenly

Jan. 28, 2014 21:25 CET
Daimler is grappling with the surprise resignation of executive board member Andreas Renschler, who had been rumored as a potential candidate to succeed CEO Dieter Zetsche.... Read More »



Victorious Zetsche makes his feelings clear

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that Mercedes-Benz's victory in the 2013 U.S. luxury-car sales race “feels pretty damn good.” And he is bullish about the brand's chances to defend the title.... Read More »


Daimler's Zetsche says building new U.S. factory is 'an option'

Jan. 13, 2014 13:06 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says the automaker may build another factory in North America as a way to ramp up global production capacity for Mercedes cars.... Read More »


Mercedes's 2013 sales growth beats gains at Audi

Jan. 10, 2014 11:48 CET
Mercedes cut into the sales lead of rival Audi last year as its growing compact-car range won new buyers to the brand.... Read More »


Daimler focuses on pricing over volume in China

Dec. 12, 2013 12:19 CET
Daimler is working to end rebates on Mercedes vehicles such as the C- and E-class sedans in China at the same time it tries to match the growth of rivals in the premium segment next year.... Read More »


Zetsche says Daimler would 'welcome' Chinese investor

Nov. 25, 2013 09:52 CET
Daimler would welcome a Chinese investor after taking a stake in Beijing Automotive Group, though it has had no sign that this will happen, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »


Zetsche says Daimler would 'welcome' Chinese investor

3:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Daimler would welcome a Chinese investor after taking a stake in Beijing Automotive Group, though it has had no sign that this will happen, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »


Daimler takes 12% stake in BAIC Motor

Nov. 19, 2013 10:56 CET
Daimler today completed its purchase of a 12 percent stake in BAIC Motor. Daimler will pay 625 million euros ($845 million) for its share in the Chinese automaker.... Read More »


Berlin prosecutors target Daimler in Merkel aide probe

Nov. 9, 2013 10:36 CET
Daimler executives are under investigation for suspicion of granting undue advantage to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's former aide, Eckart von Klaeden, who joined the carmaker as a lobbyist.... Read More »


Daimler Q3 profit rises 16% as CLA boosts compact-car demand

Oct. 24, 2013 08:19 CET
Daimler reported earnings before interest and taxes rose 16 percent as a wider lineup of compact cars helped it gain ground on rivals.... Read More »


Daimler will build Mercedes C class and GLA in Brazil

Oct. 1, 2013 10:49 CET
Daimler will open a new plant in Brazil to build Mercedes cars. The plant will produce the C class sedan and GLA compact SUV.... Read More »


Daimler to invest $230 million in new Brazil car plant

4:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Germany's Daimler plans to build a new car factory in Brazil, becoming the third German premium automaker to announce such plans within the past year.... Read More »


Daimler reaches deal on 9 billion euro credit line with banks

Sept. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler has reached an agreement with a consortium of banks for a 9 billion euro ($12 billion) credit line for the next five years.... Read More »


Failed Chrysler merger helps Daimler's tie-up with Renault, Zetsche says

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says his company is much better prepared for deeper ties with Renault-Nissan because of the failed merger of Daimler and Chrysler.... Read More »


Ghosn says Renault, Nissan could use new premium-car platform

Sept. 19, 2013 06:01 CET
A new compact car platform under discussion between Daimler and Renault-Nissan could be used for non-premium cars sold by Renault and Nissan.... Read More »


BMW Group outsells Fiat in Europe as small luxury gains traction

Sept. 19, 2013 08:34 CET
BMW, Audi and Mercedes are gaining market share in Europe at the expense of mass-market rivals as they push into making smaller cars.... Read More »


News flash: DaimlerChrysler was a flop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Until last week there was no record of Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche waxing philosophical about the train wreck that was DaimlerChrysler.... Read More »


Merkel warns EU against tough CO2 targets for carmakers

Sept. 13, 2013 11:24 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing elections in less than two weeks, warned the EU against imposing tough environmental targets on German luxury carmakers.... Read More »


Daimler, Renault-Nissan to extend global cooperation with vans made in Japan

Sept. 12, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler and Renault are expanding their global cooperation to include commercial vans made in Japan as the manufacturers continue to identify new projects together.... Read More »


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