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Mercedes adds more plans for Atlanta as new U.S. HQ opens

Now that employees are ready to start moving into Mercedes-Benz USA's new $93 million headquarters in Atlanta, the luxury automaker is making another investment in the Atlanta market.

Mercedes pushes CPO as off-lease cars surge in

As the number of vehicles coming off lease rises, Mercedes is incentivizing dealerships and consumers to push certified preowned sales.

Fast chargers coming to all Canadian Porsche dealerships

Porsche will equip all 20 of its dealerships in Canada with 800-volt DC fast-charging stations in preparation for the launch of an electric sedan based on the Mission E concept.

4-door Mercedes-AMG GT to come in 3 variants in Canada

Mercedes-AMG launches its first four-door sports car in the GT line. Three variants will be available Canada.

4-door AMG GT to come in 3 variants

Mercedes-AMG launches first four-door sports car in the GT line.

BMW plans cheaper X3 with rwd

BMW will introduce a rear-wheel-drive, lower-priced version of its redesigned X3 compact crossover this year.

Fast chargers coming to all U.S. Porsche dealerships

Porsche will equip all 189 of its dealerships in the United States with 800-volt DC fast-charging stations in preparation for the launch of an electric sedan based on the Mission E concept.

M-B's 2019 C-class sedan to get new M264 engine

Mercedes-Benz's 2019 C-class sedan will get the automaker's new M264 four-cylinder engine but it will come without the 48-volt system Daimler touted when the engine was announced.

BMW store enlists wrap artists

A Chicago BMW dealership uses art to increase accessory sales.

BMW's redesigned X4 adds new engines, more power for 2019

In addition to the new engines, the second-generation X4 moves to a new architecture -- BMW's CLAR platform -- and becomes lighter, more efficient and roomier.

Mercedes' freshened C class gets more powerful engine

The freshened 2019 Mercedes C300 and C300 4MATIC will go on sale in the U.S. in late 2018 with new front and rear styling, interior upgrades and a new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Mercedes updates Maybach with new grille for 2019

A new grille featuring vertical struts and inspired by a pinstriped suit headlines the freshened 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S560 and S650, which will debut in early March at the Geneva auto show.

Will Mercedes build a 7-passenger GLB?

Mercedes-Benz will add to its compact vehicle family in 2019 when it launches the GLB crossover — and a seven-passenger version is reportedly in the offing.

Luxe turns to trucks

When the majority of sales for the German luxury leaders become crossovers and SUVs, the luxury market's shift to truck dominance will be complete.

Mercedes to electrify, make next Sprinter a better workplace

Mercedes-Benz is adding a battery-electric variant of the Sprinter as it updates the third-generation commercial van line. But it's not yet clear when, or if, the eSprinter will be sold in the United States.

Mercedes' Super Bowl phone game flops

UPDATED: 2/5/18 2:34 pm ET - adds response

Mercedes-Benz USA's effort to capitalize on the Super Bowl via a smartphone game stalled out Sunday as too many people tried to play the Mercedes-Benz Last Fan Standing game.

BMW ups dealers' loaner subsidy

BMW's new U.S. boss kicked off the year by increasing a subsidy payment to dealers and making strides on an effort to simplify the automaker's incentive policies.

LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMW

After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.

Mercedes-Benz G-class poised to sell out in Canada, automaker says

After the most thorough redesign in its 39-year history, the Mercedes-Benz G class is poised to sell out in Canada and post record U.S. sales in 2019, the automaker says.

BMW cleaning up its design

With its 2018 debuts, BMW is kicking off a new chapter of styling, design chief Adrian van Hooydonk says. It starts with the X2.

Daimler focuses on battery EVs, keeps hand in fuel cells

Daimler is hedging its bets by keeping hydrogen fuel cell technology in development.

Mercedes A-class launch will follow CLA model

Mercedes-Benz will go after new customers when it launches the A-class sedan in the U.S. late this year.

Minis in U.S. may get dual-clutch gearbox later

Homologation issues mean that Mini's trio of small cars won't get the brand's new dual-clutch transmission when they are freshened for the 2019 model year.

Dealers should see a better 2018, Mini exec says

With a full year of the redesigned Countryman available, Mini's U.S. chief expects to turn around a sales decline -- and help sluggish dealership profitability

Mercedes-Benz expects higher G-class sales

With its first thorough overhaul since 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G class should see higher sales, U.S. boss says.

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