Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes website to offer Sixt retired rentals

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2018

German car-rental company Sixt is the first third-party seller integrated into MBonDemand, a Web-based platform for sales of used Mercedes-Benz vehicles.... Read More »

Daimler faces recall of over 600,000 Mercedes diesel models, report says

May 25, 2018 13:50 CET

Daimler faces a recall of more than 600,000 diesel-engine vehicles including Mercedes C-class and G-class models because of suspected emissions manipulation, a German magazine reported.... Read More »

Daimler ordered to recall Mercedes Vito diesel van over emissions

May 24, 2018 15:56 CET

Germany's road vehicle authority has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes Vito vans with 1.6-liter diesel engines, saying two of the van's engine control features to reduce exhaust emissions were in breach of regulations... Read More »

AMG boss pushes motorsports expansion

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Under Tobias Moers, AMG has expanded its racing program. For the head of Mercedes;Benz' performance division, the investment is a proof point that AMG is serious about developing sports cars.... Read More »

Mercedes will build compact EV at Smart factory in France

May 18, 2018 14:13 CET

Daimler will invest $589 million into its plant in France to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.... Read More »

Moscow mulls support for Deripaska's GAZ

May 14, 2018 20:16 CET

Russia is considering providing support to some of tycoon Oleg Deripaska's businesses, including GAZ Group, which is Russia's biggest van maker as well as a contract manufacturer that builds models for the Mercedes, VW and Skoda brands in Nizhny Novgorod.... Read More »

Mercedes' EQ will define an electric ecosystem

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018

What's the best way to market the explosion of EVs coming from across the industry? Automakers are trying to figure that out.... Read More »

Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fire

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018

A supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers.... Read More »

Europe's electric cars are coming for Tesla

May 3, 2018 09:33 CET

Tesla's goal of accelerating the switch to electric cars is catching up with it as European automakers begin to roll out full-electric models. Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar have decades of automaking experience and the ability to absorb development costs.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New weapon to foil car hackers?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018

New weapon to foil car hackers?; M-B holds onto U.S. luxury sales lead; Aptiv to offer self-driving Lyft fleet in Vegas; Fire hits parts plant; GM, BMW join blockchain consortium.... Read More »

LUXURY: Mercedes maintains luxe lead over BMW, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA, propelled by strong demand for SUVs, topped the luxury U.S. sales race in April and continues to outpace its nearest rivals, No. 2 BMW and No. 3 Lexus, year to date.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes seeks to keep China luxury lead with stretched A class

April 24, 2018 09:54 CET

Mercedes aims to widen the brand's appeal to Chinese buyers with a long-wheelbase version of its latest A class.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Amazon launches in-car deliveries with GM, Volvo

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018

Amazon, GM, Volvo launch in-car deliveries; Historic shift in dealer ad spending; In Beijing: Ultraluxury from Mercedes, a new platform for Infiniti; Something to buzz about at Toyota.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-Maybach is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look

April 24, 2018 10:06 CET

Mercedes is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan look to attract wealthy Chinese buyers to its Maybach ultraluxury brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Will lease deal give new Accord a boost?

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Will lease deal give Accord a boost?; Court rules against delaying CAFE penalty hike; Ford's 2-cylinder feat; Peek at Cadillac XT6, Mercedes-Maybach SUV; When Kanye tweeted Elon.... Read More »

Mercedes previewing Maybach SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Mercedes will preview a potential SUV rival to the Bentley Bentayga and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan with the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept at the Beijing auto show this week.... Read More »

Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge

April 20, 2018 06:01 CET

Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surge in sales by Audi, last year's leader.... Read More »

Daimler may buy small stake in Volvo Cars, report says

April 19, 2018 15:24 CET

Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a report said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes and Volvo's China owner Geely.... Read More »

2018 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Mercedes will preview Maybach SUV aimed at China's billionaires

April 19, 2018 12:34 CET

Mercedes looks ready enter the ultraluxury SUV segment and join rivals Bentley and Rolls-Royce in targeting wealthy buyers who are choosing high-riding crossovers instead of sedans.... Read More »

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BLOG: Mercedes to wrap GLS in Maybach ultraluxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

A Mercedes-Maybach version of the GLS class is finally in the works, and the automaker plans to preview the upcoming ultraluxury, full-size SUV at the Beijing auto show in concept form in a matter of days.... Read More »

M-B subscription test will hinge on dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Mercedes-Benz's vehicle-subscription pilots in Nashville and Philadelphia will run for at least a year and directly involve dealers in what CEO Dietmar Exler called an opportunity to learn.... Read More »

Mercedes partners with dealers for subscription pilot in Nashville, Philadelphia

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018

Mercedes-Benz will launch its vehicle subscription program in a pilot with dealers in Nashville and Philadelphia, setting up a battle with BMW as the luxury rivals try out a new type of relationship with customers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW names Diess CEO, overhauls leadership, restructures

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 12, 2018

VW names Diess CEO, overhauls leadership, restructures; M-B subscription pilot; Tech tidbits: Uber expands mobility offerings, Charging up GM's Maven, Lidar maker scales up.... Read More »

Mercedes plans electric S class to challenge Tesla

April 12, 2018 09:51 CET

Mercedes is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its S class, dubbed the EQ S, which will challenge Tesla's Model S for high-end electric-car buyers.... Read More »

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET

Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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