BMW won't chase sales to keep U.S. luxury crownFri, 14, Oct 2016
It's only mid-October, but BMW is conceding the highly contested race for top-selling premium brand in the United States. BMW's U.S. sales will drop this year from a record 346,023 vehicles in 2015 because the German brand doesn't have enough crossovers to meet hot demand.
Mercedes extends luxury sales lead in bid to unseat BMWThu, 13, Oct 2016
Mercedes-Benz extended its lead in a race with BMW for the luxury-car sales crown, as a series of new models position it to overtake its rival for the first time in a decade.
BMW aims to top Mercedes on tech front with retooled 5 seriesWed, 12, Oct 2016
The battle for technological supremacy in the premium midsize sedan segment is intensifying, with BMW claiming the redesigned 5-series sedan will become the most advanced on the market.
Daimler to rein in investments after EVs prompt surgeWed, 12, Oct 2016
Daimler will scale back investments in plants, equipment and new technology from a peak this year stemming in part from its creation of the EQ electric-car subbrand, amid a push to maintain profitability.
Premium luxury requires investmentMon, 10, Oct 2016
Keith Crain is correct that Cadillac is in need of competitive products in the hottest segments, but I disagree with him regarding Cadillac’s need for all the small-market dealers.
Mercedes gives itself an electric makeoverFri, 07, Oct 2016
Mercedes plans a total of 10 electric vehicles by 2025 as part of its new EQ subbrand. The challenge now for styling chief Gorden Wagener is to create a bold design identity for the lineup that takes into account a radical change in the vehicles' powertrain technology.
Mercedes pads luxury lead as deals fail to lift BMWMon, 03, Oct 2016
Mercedes-Benz outsold its luxury competitors in the U.S. in September, adding to its lead for the year as demand for SUVs and crossovers helped overcome a surge in incentive spending by BMW.
Land Rover wants new 7-seat Discovery to conquest luxury SUVsMon, 03, Oct 2016
Land Rover expects to target luxury SUVs from the likes of Volvo, Audi and with its new Discovery.
VW scandal spreading to Audi risks hitting automaker's top profit generatorTue, 27, Sep 2016
Volkswagen Group's attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions-cheating scandal suffered setbacks after Audi, the group's biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal and a media report suggested its CEO, Rupert Stadler, knew about the cheating back in 2010.