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5 questions with Mercedes' director of r&d



Ola Kaellenius, head of r&d at Mercedes-Benz Cars, sat down with reporters at the launch of the updated S class and covered topics ranging from the return of the Mercedes inline-six to robot taxis to the coming of autonomy to the staying power of V-12s.

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Toyota plans long-range, fast-charging electric cars, paper says

Toyota is working on an electric car that will use solid-state batteries to ...

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Why new inline-six from Mercedes-Benz matters

When Mercedes-Benz showed its new inline-six engine at this year's Shanghai auto ...

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Infiniti drops midsize QX70

Infiniti has killed its QX70 midsize crossover, effective immediately, as it ...

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Hot hatches, cubs and profitable paw prints: What people are saying about the Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar's F-Pace has been a quick hit with consumers in the short time the crossover has been on the market. For an encore, the automaker has added a second, smaller crossover, the E-Pace, to its lineup. Set to arrive in January 2018, the crossover will be available with either a 246- or 296-hp Ingenium 2.0-liter gas engine and standard all-wheel-drive. Here's what people are saying about the latest Jaguar.

Ford transforms design leadership

Ford Motor Co. has overhauled its design team amid new CEO Jim Hackett's quest to transform the automaker into a leaner, quicker-thinking organization.

The big sedan shrinks into oblivion

The Chevy Impala -- one of GM's longest-running and most-recognized names, a car that logged more than 1 million U.S. sales in 1965 -- appears unlikely to survive much longer.

Buick leaves its large-car legacy behind

More than three quarters of Buick's U.S. sales now come from the Encore and two larger crossovers. The changes have helped Buick double its global sales volume since 2010.

Henrik Fisker tries, tries again

The $129,000 EMotion EV -- due out in 2019 -- is touted as having a top speed of 161 mph, a more than 400-mile electric range and rapid-charging capabilities of 125 miles in 9 minutes.

Mercedes unveils its take on classic pickup

The X class, Mercedes' first pickup, will hit dealerships in Germany starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. There are no plans for the U.S.

GM rolls into high-profit product phase

Redesigned versions of four GM crossovers are hitting dealerships this year, giving dealers plenty of fresh product in several of the industry's hottest and most profitable segments.

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