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In entry-premium car race, Audi A3 gives Mercedes CLA a run for its money

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Audi is closing in on Mercedes-Benz in the small but crucial market for premium cars priced that start below $30,000....
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Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing luxury-car sales gap with BMW

July 8, 2014 10:57 CET
Audi and Mercedes narrowed their sales gaps with global luxury-car leader BMW during the first half on robust sales of Audi's A3 compact and Mercedes' S-class flagship....
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Audi joins Mercedes in narrowing BMW's global luxury lead

6:55 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Audi's A3 compact sedan and Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-line S-class model helped the German companies narrow the sales gap with global luxury-car leader BMW in the first half of 2014....
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Mercedes' $1 million S-class Pullman upstages Rolls-Royce

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The new extra-long Pullman version of the Mercedes-Benz S class will cost more than double the Rolls-Royce Phantom....
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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....
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Mercedes' June sales rise 8% on compact surge

July 4, 2014 15:46 CET
Mercedes' global brand sales rose 8 percent in June thanks to strong demand for its growing compact range. The carmaker said six-month deliveries increased 13 percent to a record 783,520 units....
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'Made in Germany' loses more luster as BMW, Audi, M-B expand footprints

1:15 pm U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
“Made in Germany,” a hallmark of three of Europe's leading luxury automakers for years, is losing a little more of its exclusivity with BMW's decision to join rivals Audi and Mercedes and establish a manufacturing footprint in Mexico....
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VW denies rumors of planned takeover bid for U.S. truckmaker Paccar

July 3, 2014 11:33 CET
Volkswagen says it is not interested in bidding for U.S. truckmaker Paccar, rejecting comments made by Daimler's commercial vehicle chief Wolfgang Bernhard....
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Daimler tests self-driving truck, sets goal of production by 2025

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Daimler is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader seeks to keep an innovative edge....
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BMW holds U.S. luxury segment lead over Mercedes, Lexus

5:24 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
BMW won the June luxury sales crown in the United States and widened its lead over Mercedes and Lexus during the first six months. Last month, BMW sold 30,201 vehicles, a 12 percent increase, helped by the 5-series sedan, which surged 77 percent to 7,940 deliveries. Mercedes rose 8.6 percent to 26,506, helped by a 25 percent gain to 6,500 for the E-class sedan....
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Daimler and Nissan hit the gas

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Daimler and Renault-Nissan's global product-sharing partnership got a lot bigger last week....
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Ford, Mercedes, Toyota tops in brand loyalty in 1st quarter, IHS says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
The Ford brand had the auto industry's highest loyalty rate among new-vehicle buyers in the first quarter, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Toyota....
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Renault-Nissan, Daimler plan $1.4 billion small-car plant in Mexico

9:46 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
Global technology partners Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will spend 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion) to produce 300,000 compact Infiniti and Mercedes vehicles a year at a Nissan factory in Mexico, starting in 2017. The partners announced this morning that they are co-developing a family of new compact luxury models to be sold around the world....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BMW's iDrive earns high marks, but doesn't match Apple

7:37 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
BMW's iDrive system ranked highest in Germany and Italy for user experience in a recent test, but the automaker and its peers have a long way to go to match Apple....
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Daimler and Nissan approve joint Mexico production, report says

June 26, 2014 09:38 CET
Daimler and Nissan have finalized a joint venture deal to build future Mercedes and Infiniti compact cars in Mexico, sources said today as the automakers called a news conference to unveil the plans....
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Infiniti, Mercedes start joint engine output in Tenn.

4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
Infiniti began building its first engines outside of Japan here today in a new factory that represents the deepening ties between Nissan Motor Corp. and Daimler AG....
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Mercedes' $1 million S-class Pullman upstages Rolls-Royce on price, size

June 26, 2014 11:31 CET
Mercedes' new top-of-the-range S-class Pullman will be larger and cost over twice the price of the extended wheelbase version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom when it goes on sale next year....
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Mercedes unveils CLS updated inside and out

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of the refreshed CLS sedan that show a number of subtle midlife changes, including an altered front bumper with greater structure and larger air ducts and a reshaped grille....
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Daimler set to approve Mercedes output in Mexico, report says

June 23, 2014 11:16 CET
Daimler's executive board will approve in two weeks production of a Mercedes compact sedan and the CLA at a Nissan plant in Mexico, a German press report said....
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What's behind Hyundai-Kia quality win?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2014
Hyundai-Kia's first-ever first-place showing in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study is a significant milestone for a Korean manufacturer that once struggled with quality....
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German carmakers consider black box recorders for self-drive cars

June 20, 2014 16:10 CET
German carmakers are considering the use of aircraft-style "black box" data recorders in self-driving cars, potentially a crucial step in getting the new technology on the road....
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Daimler says it will significantly hike U.S. car production

June 18, 2014 18:52 CET
Daimler will "significantly" raise production capacity at its U.S. plant from about 185,000 cars, as it adds new models including the new Mercedes C class and an SUV based on the Concept SUV Coupe unveiled at the Beijing auto show earlier this year....
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Mercedes SUVs least likely to be recovered after theft

1:56 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz SUVs are the least likely vehicles in the United States to be recovered once stolen, as thieves target luxury models to export or dismantle....
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BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey....
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M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship....
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