Daimler

Cadillac will develop entry-level sedan, de Nysschen says

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said sales of the ATS compact sedan have been hurt by the Mercedes CLA and other lower-priced recent entries, and he plans to respond with an entry-level sedan of his own....
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JESSE SNYDER

Love the displays, but where's the color?

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
This Detroit auto show is chock full of lavish, well-conceived and well executed backdrops specifically designed to show off each manufacturer's latest products....
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Car guys tell Google to move over

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Mercedes-Benz basically invented the automobile. And judging from its new prototype for a self-driving luxury car, it may be an old-guard company like Mercedes -- not a newcomer like Google Inc. -- that reinvents the automobile for the next century....
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M-B joins the club, will move U.S. HQ

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
The automaker headquarters migration continued last week as Mercedes-Benz USA said it will leave Montvale, N.J., for Atlanta. Mercedes follows Nissan and Toyota in the move away from import companies' traditional coastal quarters -- and runs counter to Cadillac's exit from Detroit to soak up the Manhattan glitz....
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Luxury champ BMW spent big on spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
In a year in which BMW reclaimed the U.S. luxury sales title from Mercedes-Benz, BMW hiked incentives and outspent its top rival by more than $670 per vehicle....
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Mercedes GLE coupe takes on BMW X6 for SUV buyers seeking curves

8:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Mercedes-Benz, which pioneered the luxury offroader with the boxy G-class 36 years ago, is now adding curves to its SUV lineup with the new GLE coupe....
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Mercedes-Benz to sell C350 plug-in hybrid in U.S. in fall

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015
Mercedes-Benz will begin US sales of the C350 plug-in hybrid this fall. The new car is one of 10 plug-in hybrids Mercedes will be launching through 2017, said Thomas Weber, Daimler AG board member for group research and Mercedes-Benz car development....
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BMW keeps luxury sales crown, beats rivals in December

Jan. 9, 2015 11:06 CET
BMW outsold Audi and Mercedes in December to round off a 10th year as global luxury car-sales champion but its two German rivals have reduced its advantage....
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Driverless-car global market seen reaching $42 billion by 2025

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015
Vehicles that drive themselves on the freeway or take over in traffic jams may be on the road in large numbers by 2017 and autonomous cars might create a $42 billion market for the technology by 2025, Boston Consulting Group said....
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JAY RAMEY

Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015
BMW may decide this year whether to launch a new range-topping sedan. Incoming CEO Harald Krueger is said to be receptive to the idea of a model, possibly called the 9 series, that would compete against the recently-unveiled Mercedes-Maybach S600....
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JAY RAMEY

Is BMW 9 series a step closer?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2015
Will BMW field a production sedan positioned above the 7 series? The decision on whether to move ahead with a production version of the sedan could happen this year as Harald Krueger, who is said to be receptive to the concept of a new range-topping sedan, takes over as CEO, a report says....
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Mercedes targets new sales record on coupe-like SUV

Jan. 7, 2015 16:50 CET
Mercedes plans to make 2015 its fifth straight year of record annual sales on demand for new models such as the coupe version of the GLE SUV....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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Mercedes USA will move to Atlanta seeking sales growth, lower costs

7:29 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters from New Jersey to Atlanta to lower operating costs and to chase sales growth it foresees in the South. Beginning in June, Mercedes will move from New Jersey to temporary offices in Atlanta, where it will build a greenfield headquarters complex by the end of 2017....
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Mercedes-Benz's vision of luxury makes driving optional

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
Mercedes-Benz unveiled a concept car that illustrates its vision of luxury circa 2030, when self-driving vehicles would be sophisticated enough for drivers to be able to hand over control to a network of computer chips and sensors....
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Ford CEO Fields predicts self-driving cars on roads in 5 years

6:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
Ford CEO Mark Fields said that an automaker probably will introduce a self-driving vehicle within half a decade, but it won't be his company, which is focusing on less expensive features that assist in driving....
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BMW reclaims U.S. luxury title from Mercedes

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
BMW boosted December sales 11 percent to hold off Mercedes-Benz and recapture the US luxury-auto sales crown for 2014, as premium brands benefited from a surging stock market, low interest rates and attractive leasing offers....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

How BMW cracked the streets of San Francisco

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Most car companies don't worry much about the cost of parking, but in a garage under a San Francisco overpass, a group of BMW employees is figuring out how to factor those costs into a new business model....
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NEW PRIORITIES

Mercedes chases BMW and Audi in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Mercedes-Benz could become the first luxury carmaker to launch new models in China before rolling them out in Europe and the U.S....
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Daimler's Kaellenius, NHTSA's Rosekind to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ola Kaellenius, sales and marketing chief at Mercedes since October 2013, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14....
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SMART

Wants to be an urban legend

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Management realizes the appetite for Smart cars is limited in the U.S., hence the decision not to bring the larger ForFour four-door car to this market....
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MERCEDES-BENZ

Filling all those new luxury niches

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Because of competition such as BMW's i cars Mercedes is working on new hybrid and plug-in electric cars....
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German premium brands seek to highlight tech lead at electronics show

Dec. 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Germany's premium automakers aim to show that they still have a leading edge in autonomous driving and car connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas....
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Zetsche may feel pressure to give up Mercedes role

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Daimler insiders in Germany want the promotion of global sales director Ola Kaellenius to the management board this month to be seen as a routine personnel decision -- and nothing more....
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