Daimler

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Diesel woes fuel second Daimler profit warning

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Diesel woes fuel second Daimler profit warning; Christophe Georges back atop Bentley Americas; Trump adviser talks tariffs; Porsche chief: IPO not needed; Northwood CEO retiring.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: its brief crusade against a refrigerant five years ago.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Daimler CEO Zetsche stumbles on his victory lap

2:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2018

Daimler's turnaround in recent years made Zetsche a celebrity in German business circles, but as he prepares to hand the keys to a new CEO, he's starting to look tarnished.... Read More »

Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woes

Oct. 19, 2018 15:45 CET

Daimler said its operating profit would fall by over 10 percent this year, its second earnings warning since June, blaming "government proceedings and measures in various regions" as a crackdown on diesel emissions takes a toll.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bill would extend EV tax credits for GM, Tesla

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2018

Bill would extend EV tax credits for GM, Tesla; Tesla secures China factory site; Detroit gives Ford a break; BMW plugs big gap in lineup; Mercedes Instagram promo for A class.... Read More »

Daimler, BMW seek to remedy EU's antitrust concerns over car-sharing deal

Oct. 16, 2018 12:53 CET

Daimler and BMW have offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns about their plan to combine their car-sharing businesses Car2Go and DriveNow, the European Commission said.... Read More »

CEO fallout: Not picked? I quit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2018

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber this month announced he will leave the company after Ola Kallenius was chosen as the next CEO.... Read More »

Mercedes GLE plug-in to get long electric range

Oct. 12, 2018 06:45 CET

Daimler could be the first automaker to offer a combustion engine car with a 100 km (62 mile) electric range, when it launches the Mercedes GLE plug-in hybrid vehicle in the second half of next year.... Read More »

Mercedes plans advanced self-driving tech for S class

Oct. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes's next S class, which is due in 2020, will offer the brand's first Level 3 self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Magna's Stronach sues daughter, grandchildren

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2018

Magna's Stronach sues daughter, grandkids; Small Silverado engine, tough sell?; Nissan UK ad flap; Benz S class getting AV tech; Sources: Fiat drops diesel Panda; Raining on Aston's parade.... Read More »

Mercedes will roll out GLC fuel cell SUV

Oct. 10, 2018 11:11 CET

Mercedes will soon start handing over its GLC F-Cell model to fleet customers in a bid to refine its fuel cell technology through real-world testing.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2018

Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-digit margins even in dark days of 2009 when he was a fresh senior executive.... Read More »

Daimler, Geely plan ride-hailing service in China, report says

Oct. 9, 2018 12:41 CET

Daimler is working with Geely, its biggest investor, to start ride-hailing and car-sharing services in China, taking on industry leader Didi Chuxing on its home turf, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

Daimler CFO to leave after missing out on top job

Oct. 8, 2018 10:53 CET

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber will leave the company, marking the first top-level departure after the automaker picked Ola Kallenius to take over as CEO from Dieter Zetsche.... Read More »

Daimler will start building EV battery plant in U.S.

Oct. 8, 2018 11:38 CET

Daimler will start building a battery plant as part of its planned $1 billion investment to upgrade its U.S. factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan, Daimler mull extending alliance to autonomous, battery tech

Oct. 3, 2018 11:50 CET

Renault-Nissan and Daimler may expand their cooperation to battery and autonomous car technology as well as mobility services, the companies said.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mercedes aims for B class sales boost with sporty look

Oct. 2, 2018 13:01 CET

Mercedes believes that its new B class puts the "sport back into sports tourer" with a reworked minivan that offers passengers more interior space and sharper looks.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes pads lead over BMW -- by a few hundred

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2018

New-model delays dented sales at Mercedes-Benz in September and set up a razor-thin race for the luxury crown as 2018 enters its final quarter.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

In Källenius, Daimler gets a new kind of CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2018

This changing of the guard is intriguing not because Dieter Zetsche is leaving, but because his successor appears to be a new order of chief executive — especially for a German car manufacturer.... Read More »

2 Alabama factory veterans move to the top at Daimler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2018

In one of the smoothest transitions in Daimler's modern history, Ola Källenius, head of group research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, was picked to replace veteran Dieter Zetsche as CEO following the annual general meeting on May 22.... Read More »

2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mercedes promises 'dynamic' new B class

Sept. 28, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes says its replacement for B-class compact minivan will look and feel a lot more dynamic than the outgoing model.... Read More »

Buyers go missing as Trump seeks more U.S. cars in Japan

5:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2018

In trying to improve American car and light-truck sales in Japan, President Trump may be overlooking a key obstacle: Japanese consumers don't seem to want them, with one notable exception -- Jeep.... Read More »

Daimler's new CEO adds international flair to Mercedes

Sept. 27, 2018 09:01 CET

Daimler's next CEO, Ola Kaellenius, embodies a more informal leadership style as the automaker seeks to compete with tech rivals to put self-driving cars on the road.... Read More »

Daimler gets a quiet racecar-loving Swede as new CEO

Sept. 26, 2018 17:05 CET

The spotlight on Ola Kaellenius is growing bigger with the 49-year-old's appointed to step into Dieter Zetsche's shoes as Daimler CEO.... Read More »

The highs and lows of Zetsche's 12-year tenure as Daimler chief

Sept. 26, 2018 17:19 CET

Dieter Zetsche is stepping down as Daimler CEO, leaving the automaker a more focused company after the tumultuous efforts by his predecessor Juergen Schrempp to create a global auto giant. But Zetsche's tenure wasn't always smooth, with financial missteps and a string of profit warnings.... Read More »

 
Daimler loses complicated, costly refrigerant battle

Christiaan Hetzner
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Daimler's profit warning, its second this year, brought back an old issue many might have forgotten: ...
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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Porsche's CFO and IT boss says that Germany's digital infrastructure "is an absolute catastrophe" th ...
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Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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Could Jaguar become an EV-only brand? That's the strategy under consideration by company leaders, on ...
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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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ZF Friedrichshafen began making gears for the Zeppelin airships back in 1900. ...
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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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