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Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Mercedes-Benz has increased production capacity for its year-old CLA entry-level sedan, aiming to alleviate tight supplies that have limited sales. The U.S. will get additional CLAs, but Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Mercedes' parent Daimler AG, said he couldn't give specific numbers....
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Is a CLA-fighter also in the cards?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
General Motors is mulling a smaller car to slot below the compact Cadillac ATS sedan, GM global product chief Mark Reuss confirmed last week....
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Mercedes moves C class up and away from CLA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2014
The new-generation C-class sedan moves up in price, size and features because it's no longer the entry car into the Mercedes-Benz lineup....
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In entry-premium car race, Audi A3 gives Mercedes CLA a run for its money

7:11 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Audi is closing in on Mercedes-Benz in the small but crucial market for premium cars priced that start below $30,000....
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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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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mercedes design boss Wagener on how the brand is winning younger buyers

May 9, 2014 06:15 CET
Mercedes is attracting a huge number of new customers from other brands with cars such as the coupe-styled CLA compact. The average age of a CLA buyer is 43, compared with 50 or older for the rest of the automaker's lineup....
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Daimler resumes production at Mercedes plant in Hungary after bomb threat

May 7, 2014 16:32 CET
Daimler has resumed production at its Mercedes plant in Hungary after a bomb threat on Wednesday. The plant produced more than 100,000 vehicles in 2013 including the Mercedes CLA....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

VW mid-sized coupe to challenge Mercedes CLA

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
The Volkswagen NMC -- New Mid-sized Coupe -- concept makes official the carmaker's plans for a style-led sedan to challenge the Mercedes-Benz CLA....
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Audi's understated A3 targets the tech-savvy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2014
Audi AG had no choice but to make a few compromises with its A3 sedan, the smallest and cheapest car in its United States stable, to maintain a coherent product lineup and meet its goal of offering a well-equipped car at just about $30,000....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Victorious Zetsche makes his feelings clear

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said that Mercedes-Benz's victory in the 2013 U.S. luxury-car sales race “feels pretty damn good.” And he is bullish about the brand's chances to defend the title....
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GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS

Strong start for CLA, not enough cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan will be in short supply until the second quarter because of hot sales. Dealers will see higher allocations as the year progresses, and the situation is expected to ease in the second quarter, says Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

By the numbers in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
The year in numbers....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

2015 Mercedes C class moves upscale in features

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Mercedes-Benz is moving the 2015 redesigned C-class sedan further upmarket and making it lighter, bigger and better equipped than its predecessor....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

New Mercedes C class moves upscale in features

Dec. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz is moving the redesigned C-class sedan further upmarket and making it lighter, bigger and better equipped than its predecessor....
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Mercedes warns dealers of tight CLA supplies

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Mercedes-Benz told U.S. dealers they should expect fewer CLAs in the first half of 2014 after the new $29,900 coupe helped widen the automaker's luxury-sales lead this year over rival BMW....
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Lexus: No interest in $30,000 models

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Lexus boss Jeff Bracken concedes that Mercedes-Benz's low-priced CLA sedan is off to a flying start, but he vows not to follow Mercedes down the price ladder....
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M-B dealers get $2,500 to coddle S-class buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Mercedes-Benz USA is providing dealers as much as $2,500 to please each buyer of the redesigned S class....
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ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Dec. 2. This edition looks at Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's new plan to relaunch struggling Alfa Romeo....
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CLA reviews: Can you make a real Mercedes-Benz for $30,000?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
By pricing its new entry-level CLA sedan under $30,000, excluding destination charges, Mercedes-Benz got a ton of attention....
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Daimler Q3 profit rises 16% as CLA boosts compact-car demand

Oct. 24, 2013 08:19 CET
Daimler reported earnings before interest and taxes rose 16 percent as a wider lineup of compact cars helped it gain ground on rivals....
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Mercedes' U.S. chief Cannon vows to take luxury-sales crown from BMW in 2013

Oct. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Mercedes-Benz will snatch the U.S. luxury-sales crown from BMW in 2013, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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Mercedes U.S. chief: We'll beat BMW, no fire sale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Mercedes-Benz will snatch the U.S. luxury-sales crown from BMW in 2013, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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Mercedes-Benz to launch CLA station wagon in '15

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2013
Mercedes-Benz will launch a station wagon version of its CLA compact sedan in 2015....
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Mercedes gains ground on BMW, Audi as CLA lifts sales

Oct. 9, 2013 12:49 CET
Mercedes-Benz gained ground on rivals BMW and Audi last month as the introduction of its latest compact model, the CLA, helped boost deliveries....
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Mercedes aims for 30,000 CLA sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2013
The new front-wheel-drive CLA compact sedan that went on sale last month will be Mercedes-Benz's conquest vehicle, with a target of 30,000 annual U.S. sales within a few years, says Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA....
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