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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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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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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BMW holds off Audi as A3 sedan tightens race for luxury car lead

June 10, 2014 12:51 CET
BMW Group held on to the lead in global luxury car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi. BMW delivered about 1,000 more vehicles than Audi in May as the race for the top spot in the segment tightened....
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BMW holds off Audi as A3 tightens race for luxury-car lead

6:27 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
BMW held onto the lead in global luxury-car sales as demand for 5-series sedans and X5 SUVs helped edge out Audi....
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F1 tech to influence high-end M-B products

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Mercedes-Benz's fast start in the Formula One season has led Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to see a closer link between F1 race car technology and production cars....
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BMW takes the luxury brand lead in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz in May as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States so far this year. The BMW brand boosted sales in May by 17 percent, helped by a 28 percent jump in deliveries of SUVs and crossovers, such as the X3, which more than doubled to 5,723 units from a year earlier....
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Mercedes sales rise 10% in May on C class, compacts

June 6, 2014 12:45 CET
Mercedes' global brand sales rose 10 percent in May, helped by demand for the new C class and the carmaker's growing lineup of compacts....
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Wagener says simplicity is key part of his Mercedes design philosophy

June 6, 2014 16:43 CET
Mercedes has transitioned from traditional to modern luxury by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship, said Gorden Wagener, the brand's design chief....
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Lexus, after 3 years on sideline, is back in race for U.S. luxury crown

1:34 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Lexus is back in contention for the wallets of luxury vehicle buyers in the United States after trailing German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz for three years....
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BMW, Mercedes and Porsche lead 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey

June 5, 2014 17:45 CET
BMW, Mercedes and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey conducted on behalf of Automotive News Europe....
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Honda, Mercedes rank best for quality and value in new study

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
Honda and Mercedes led the way in a tally of brands ranked by new-vehicle buyers for quality and value, a study conducted by ALG found....
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Mercedes to double downtown outlets as customers move to cities

12:59 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
Mercedes-Benz plans to double its downtown sales outlets worldwide by 2020 to serve the boom in city living with retailing that offers more technological wizardry and tasty treats than car models in showrooms....
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M-B breaks ground on new West Coast sales, training center

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA began construction today on a new home for its West Coast operations that will consolidate a vehicle preparation center, a learning and performance center and a regional sales office....
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BMW leads Mercedes in U.S. luxury sales race in May

June 4, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW topped Mercedes in May U.S. sales as smaller, cheaper models and fashionable SUVs helped luxury brands increase deliveries....
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BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying rising disposable income....
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