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Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »

 

Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

April 16, 2014 11:02 CET
Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its S-class limousine that will be unveiled at the Guangzhou and Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with the company's plans said.... Read More »

 

Customers' luxury motivation turns to self-reward, execs say

1:48 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
The definition of luxury automotive brands, and the motivation of luxury-car shoppers, is changing from an outward-directed display of wealth to a self reward for a successful customer. That was the conclusion of a panel of luxury-brand executives at the NADA/J.D. Power Automotive Forum in New York today.... Read More »

 

Mercedes dealers in U.S. could be overwhelmed by wave of off-lease vehicles, remarketing boss says

6:18 pm U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Mercedes-Benz USA expects its dealership network to be overwhelmed by a tsunami of off-lease vehicles at some point, forcing the brand increasingly to sell those vehicles through non-Mercedes dealers.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Luxury models take center stage in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
A few months ago, industry analysts speculated that China's fast-growing luxury market soon would stagnate as the economy cooled and Communist Party leaders discouraged conspicuous consumption.... Read More »

 

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

April 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.... Read More »

 

BMW breaks with traditional German luxury as models shrink

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Chris Bangle, BMW's former design chief, once likened the German carmaker's lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there's a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.... Read More »

 

Daimler CEO Zetsche likely to have contract extended, executives say

April 10, 2014 11:14 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is poised to have his contract extended beyond 2016 as current product momentum and improving profits work in his favor, senior company sources said.... Read More »

 

2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes to debut BMW X6 rival

April 9, 2014 15:41 CET
Mercedes will preview an upcoming rival to the BMW X6 with the Concept Coupe SUV, which debuts at the Beijing auto show. The concept is a coupe version of the ML SUV and is set to go on sale as a production model next year badged as the MLC.... Read More »

 

Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi.... Read More »

 

Daimler predicts profit growth on expanded lineup

April 9, 2014 11:48 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said his expansion of Mercedes model offerings will enable the carmaker to beat competitors' sales growth and increase operating profit.... Read More »

 

Audi joins Mercedes in posting a record sales month in March

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
FRANKFURT -- Audi has posted a new company record for global sales in a single month. The automaker said today that its March volume rose 15 percent to 170,450 vehicles.
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Report: Aston, Daimler discuss crossover cooperation

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Aston Martin and Daimler AG could extend their cooperation to include sharing the underpinnings of a new full-sized crossover, sources told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

Mercedes’ Sprinter fights notion that it’s unaffordable

2:04 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz badge may be too fancy for Sprinter van buyers in the United States. So Mercedes has begun advertising the sticker price on the refreshed 2014 Sprinter van to negate its luxury appeal. The move comes as Mercedes attempts to gain market share from rivals by reaching individual and fleet customers who are not accustomed -- or even averse -- to driving a Mercedes-Benz vehicle.... Read More »

 

Daimler expands Romania transmission plant to meet car demand

April 4, 2014 16:18 CET
Daimler is expanding its transmission plant in Sebes, Romania, as the manufacturer ramps up component supply to meet rising demand for Mercedes-Benz cars.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

More Mercedes records to fall in 2014

8:55 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
Mercedes' new record for global sales in a single month -- 158,523 -- probably won't last long. Not with the arrival of the new-generation C class and the all-new GLA SUV this year.... Read More »

 

Mercedes breaks global record for single-month sales

April 4, 2014 12:26 CET
Mercedes set a new company record for global sales in a single month as March volume rose 13 percent to 158,523 vehicles. Demand for the E class and Mercedes' growing lineup of compacts is driving the growth.... Read More »

 

BMW’s March surge narrows Mercedes’ U.S. luxury sales lead

3:56 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
The BMW brand posted its best March sales ever in the United States, helping the luxury automaker shrink Mercedes-Benz’s 2014 lead.... Read More »

 

Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET
Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker.... Read More »

 

Daimler, Bosch question Tesla's go-it-alone plan for German EV charging network

March 25, 2014 06:01 CET
Daimler has joined German supplier Bosch in questioning Tesla's decision to build so-called ''supercharger'' stations in Germany that only cater to the U.S. electric carmaker's vehicles.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe set for N.Y. debut

3:20 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, following the unveiling of the S550 Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, is set to take the wraps off the even more powerful S-class two-door: The 2015 S63 AMG Coupe.... Read More »

 

Daimler adds 3rd shift in Hungary to hike Mercedes CLA output

6:09 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars.... Read More »

 

Daimler adds third shift in Hungary to meet compact-car demand

March 19, 2014 12:09 CET
Mercedes is adding a third shift at its Kecskemet plant in Hungary, which builds the B class and CLA models, to keep up with demand for its compact cars.... Read More »

 

Audi launches A3 campaign starring Ricky Gervais, more 'uncompromised' celebs

8:40 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Audi of America launches a campaign today starring funnyman Ricky Gervais to tout its new car in the fast-growing entry-level luxury segment: the 2015 Audi A3 sedan, which goes on sale nationwide April 3 at a starting price of $29,900.... Read More »

 

Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »

 

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