Daimler appoints Deloitte to aid diesel engine probeFri, 29, Apr 2016
Daimler appointed investigators from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help gather documents and e-mails on its diesel-engine emissions as part of a probe requested by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Beijing show opens up to challenger brandsSun, 24, Apr 2016
The Beijing auto show going on this week has become a showcase for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz -- the dominant luxury brands in China -- as well as challengers such as Cadillac, Lincoln and Infiniti.
Mercedes helps dealers weather Takata recallsMon, 25, Apr 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA will pay dealers as much as $1,775 per month for new and used vehicles with recalled Takata airbags that are stuck in their inventory under a stop-sale order.
ForTwo tippers are back at itMon, 25, Apr 2016
This month, groups of vandals in Seattle tipped a handful of Smart ForTwos from the car-sharing service Car2Go onto their sides.
German automakers to recall 630,000 diesel cars to fix emissionsFri, 22, Apr 2016
Volkswagen, Opel, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche will recall 630,000 vehicles to fix diesel emissions management software, a German government official said, widening a clampdown on air pollution in the wake of the VW scandal.
Daimler Q1 currency hit casts shadow over stellar Mercedes salesFri, 22, Apr 2016
Daimler's first-quarter operating profit fell 9 percent as launch costs for its new E class and currency headwinds weighed down results, even as sales in China reached a new record.
Daimler opens internal emissions probe at U.S. requestFri, 22, Apr 2016
Daimler is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the U.S. at the request of the Justice Department.
Mitsubishi cheating deals new blow to industry credibilityThu, 21, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi's admission this week that it manipulated fuel-economy tests to mislead consumers is an ominous echo of the scandal rocking VW and another example of an automaker trying to skirt an increasing array of government regulations.
SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays alongTue, 19, Apr 2016
“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.
Mercedes pickup will arrive at Paris auto show this fallMon, 11, Apr 2016
Mercedes-Benz will preview its upcoming pickup, likely badged the X class, this fall at the Paris auto show, says British magazine Auto Express.
Daimler says German labor rules may push new tech jobs abroadFri, 15, Apr 2016
German labor rules may force Daimler, the 130-year-old inventor of the motor car, to create more software and technology jobs abroad as it strives to develop a new generation of driverless vehicles, a senior official told Reuters.
Germany eager to test self-driving cars on the roadTue, 12, Apr 2016
Chancellor Angela Merkel told automakers today that they should soon be able to test self-driving vehicles on German roads by promising to remove legal barriers.