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Wagener: Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe a design 'revolution'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21
Gorden Wagener has been transforming Mercedes-Benz design since he took the helm as chief designer in mid-2008. ...


2015 Mercedes S-class coupe wraps high-tech, high luxury in modern package
1:44 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 17
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe embodies the automaker’s new design philosophy of modern luxury, says Gorden Wagener, the brand’s design chief. ...


Dealership hires newbies, then comes the training
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
Land Rover North Dade rarely hires salespeople who have worked in the auto industry. "When they have been in the industry, you can't teach them," said General Manager Lar ...


M-B system links vehicle, phone, dealer and company
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
A new offering called "Mercedes me" aims "to create a seamless integration between car and smartphone and the manufacturer and dealer so you have a portal with all the se ...


Volvo to pitch long-wheelbase S60 as 'executive car'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7
Volvo says the S60L, to be imported from China, will be positioned as “an executive car,” with more features and options, while the S60 will become the sporti ...


Bentley crossover is coming to U.S., along with store upgrades
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
Bentley expects its U.S. dealers to comply with a new corporate identity standard that is being rolled out for dealerships globally by the time they receive a new, as-yet ...


BMW: U.S. will get more i cars
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6
The U.S. will get a higher share of BMW i electric and plug-in hybrid cars in the coming months, says Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing. ...


BMW to boost i3, i8 availability in U.S.
2:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2
BMW plans to allocate a higher share of i electric and plug-in hybrid output for the U.S. in the coming months. ...


Making a splashy entrance in Paris
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2
Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, hauling it up the Seine River on a massive barge. ...


Making a splashy entrance in Paris
6:16 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
Land Rover pulled the wraps off its new compact Discovery Sport at a pre-show event for journalists, hauling it up the Seine River on a massive barge. ...


Jaguar XE to offer awd, diesel engine in U.S.
7:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1
The Jaguar XE compact sedan will launch with optional all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in the U.S. ...


With new GLA, Mercedes will push GLK upmarket
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
Mercedes-Benz will follow the rollout of its GLA compact crossover by bumping up the next-generation GLK -- its first entry-level crossover -- to a larger size and a high ...


M-B will train 26,000 in the brand's culture
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Mercedes-Benz USA and its dealers are spending about $30 million over the next four years to train 26,000 dealership, corporate and finance employees and immerse them in ...


VanDyke says Lincoln's N.Y. agency move is working
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27
After Cadillac announced the move of its marketing headquarters to New York, Lincoln's brand chief said setting up a new agency in the city more than two years ago has he ...


Mercedes sees GLA crossover drawing more new U.S. buyers to brand than CLA
12:41 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26
Mercedes-Benz expects its new GLA compact crossover that went on sale this week to draw even more entry-level buyers to the brand than the year-old CLA compact sedan has ...


Mercedes boosts CLA capacity, U.S. allocation
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
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. ...


Rolls-Royce considers a crossover
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Rolls-Royce executives several years ago pooh-poohed the possibility of a crossover with an RR badge. But CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes in January said a crossover is being ...


Daimler pact powers Aston Martin's future
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Aston Martin's future is tied to an agreement it signed with Daimler AG last year to share parts, engines and perhaps even technology for new vehicles. ...


Subaru raises U.S. sales forecast
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Subaru has boosted its forecast for sales this year to 500,000. ...


Lambo waits for the OK to join superlux crossover parade
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Lamborghini is awaiting approval of an all-new SUV/crossover by its parent Volkswagen AG. ...


Crossover key to lifting Bentley sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Bentley is expanding its lineup with a crossover and possibly another vehicle: a two-seat sports car or a four-door with coupelike styling. ...


Mercedes' 911-fighter is set to arrive here in 2016
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The United States is expected to be the biggest market for the new Mercedes-AMG GT, which goes on sale here in April. ...


BMW 2-series droptop variants to get awd
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Two variants of BMW's new soft-top 2-series convertible will get all-wheel drive, an unusual offering for open-top luxury cars -- especially soft tops. ...


Jaguar XE gets lots of aluminum
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
The new Jaguar XE compact sedan will be the highest volume aluminum-body car on the market when it arrives in the U.S. in 2016. Jaguar says 75 percent of the car's compon ...


Subaru boosts 2014 U.S. sales forecast to 500,000 vehicles
8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10
Subaru of America, expecting to sustain strong growth in the United States, has boosted its forecast for sales this year to 500,000. Last year's total of 424,683 marked t ...


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