CLA wagon joins Mercedes' hot-selling compact family

Nov. 26, 2014 09:54 CET
Mercedes has released details on its new CLA Shooting Brake, the latest model to join the automaker's fast-growing, hot-selling compact lineup. Mercedes says that compacts accounted for nearly a third of its global sales through October....
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Mercedes worst manipulator of EU fuel-economy test, report says

Nov. 6, 2014 12:04 CET
Mercedes is the worst offender in manipulating European fuel-efficiency tests, a move that costs the average car owner thousands of euros over the lifetime of a vehicle, green lobby group T&E said in a report....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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