2016 PARIS AUTO SHOWSun, 25, Sep 2016
Germany's automakers will use the Paris auto show to highlight their latest battery technologies as they seek to recapture ground from Tesla Motors.
Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineupThu, 22, Sep 2016
Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.
Magna Steyr to build cars for Mercedes, BMW, Toyota and Jaguar Land RoverSat, 17, Sep 2016
Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will produce six models for four different automakers at a plant in Graz, Austria, starting in 2018, Automobilwoche, an affiliate of Automotive News, reported.
Mercedes-AMG adds 2 roadster variants to GT familyWed, 14, Sep 2016
Mercedes-AMG is adding two open-air variants to its high-performance GT lineup. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster will be powered by 4.0-liter V-8 engines with twin turbochargers, direct injection and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Mercedes extends global luxury sales lead over BMW in AugustWed, 14, Sep 2016
Mercedes-Benz extended its global sales lead over rival BMW after its August registrations increased at a faster pace. Both automakers benefited from booming demand for SUVs.
Porsche expected to show first station wagon in Geneva next yearTue, 13, Sep 2016
Porsche plans to introduce its first station wagon at the Geneva auto show next year, a move further stretching the brand's portfolio beyond the iconic 911 sports car into a more utilitarian segment, according to people familiar with the strategy.
Daimler plans EV familyMon, 12, Sep 2016
Daimler plans to bring out a half-dozen new Mercedes models with electric powertrains between 2018 and 2024, according to German sibling publication Automobilwoche.
Daimler will sell Mercedes EVs in China, market boss saysWed, 07, Sep 2016
Daimler plans to sell Mercedes EVs in China as the automaker seeks to capitalize on government initiatives aimed at expanding the market for new-energy vehicles, Hubertus Troska, its market chief, said. Daimler is due to unveil a long-range EV concept at the Paris auto show later this month.
Daimler plans at least six electric car models, report saysSat, 03, Sep 2016
Mercedes' owner Daimler plans to roll out at least six, and possibly as many as nine, electric car models as part of its push to compete with Tesla, BMW and Audi, Reuters reported.
Irritated by Tesla's upstart success, German carmakers are racing to respondMon, 05, Sep 2016
Tesla's zero-emissions sports sedan has made Europe's finest automakers look woefully behind the times in an area they typically dominate: technology. The question is whether established brands can win back the hearts and minds of car buyers seeking the next big thing.
Mercedes to transform cars into roving parking space findersFri, 02, Sep 2016
To help end the blind search for a parking space in crowded city streets, Mercedes-Benz cars will start giving each other a heads-up when a space is free.
Daimler reviews supplier ties in wake of crippling VW spatFri, 02, Sep 2016
Daimler is reviewing relationships with suppliers to avoid the kind of crippling manufacturing disruptions that afflicted rival Volkswagen last month, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said.