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Mercedes sales rise 16% in September to set monthly record

Oct. 4, 2013 14:37 CET
Mercedes posted its best-ever sales month in September, driven by strong deliveries of its compact car line and a jump in demand in China.... Read More »


Daimler shakes up Mercedes sales after AMG boss is promoted to head unit

Sept. 3, 2013 15:19 CET
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz division appointed the head of the AMG high-performance business, Ola Kaellenius, to oversee sales as the company reorganizes how it deals with customers.... Read More »


Mercedes sales rise 8% in June on China demand

July 4, 2013 09:47 CET
Daimler said global sales of its Mercedes-Benz premium brand rose 8 percent in June to 131,609 cars, the best-ever level recorded for that month, powered by strong demand from China.... Read More »


Mercedes, BMW to skip summer breaks to meet demand outside Europe

June 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler will largely refrain from taking a traditional summer break at its car factories with models like the revamped Mercedes E class and new CLA keeping assembly lines busy. BMW Group is also either preparing for new models or keeping plants churning out cars to meet demand.... Read More »



Daimler vows to catch rivals Audi, BMW in world's biggest market

June 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is adding production capacity and expanding its retail network in China as the automaker attempts to catch up with premium rivals Audi and BMW. Daimler expects China to become its largest single market within two years, overtaking its current No. 1, the United States, and second-ranked Germany.... Read More »


VW recall highlights perils of too much success in China

April 19, 2013 06:34 CET
VW, Mercedes and BMW all posted record global sales last year, fueled by demand in China. This year, that growth is at risk after the Chinese government stepped up scrutiny of the automakers and media outlets questioned their quality, leading in one case to a recall of VW cars.... Read More »


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