Mercedes-Benz

Daimler recalls 149,000 Mercedes cars in China and Germany

Feb. 16, 2015 16:52 CET

Daimler is recalling about 149,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in China and Germany for safety reasons....
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Daimler extends contract of China boss Troska

Feb. 13, 2015 16:00 CET

Daimler's supervisory board has extended the contract of Hubertus Troska, head of the automaker's China unit, by five years. The 54-year-old executive has helped reduce Mercedes' sales gap with BMW and Audi in the world's largest auto market....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Mercedes will unveil Pullman flagship, C-class hybrid

Feb. 13, 2015 12:18 CET

Daimler will unveil a new version of the Mercedes Pullman at next month's Geneva auto show. Also expected is a plug-in hybrid version of the C-class sedan....
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Range Rover Evoque cabrio spied during testing

Feb. 11, 2015 12:55 CET

A convertible version of the Range Rover Evoque has been spotted during road testing. An open-air Evoque would give Land Rover a lead over German premium rivals BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by creating a niche where they have no competitor....
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Audi, Mercedes January sales beat BMW for global luxury-car lead

Feb. 10, 2015 11:00 CET

Audi and Mercedes brand both outsold BMW brand in January, bumping BMW to third place in the ranking of the world's best-selling luxury carmakers for the month. Both Mercedes and Audi aim to take the luxury sales crown from BMW by 2020....
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Daimler targets at least 10% sales growth in China this year

Feb. 10, 2015 13:27 CET

Daimler will boost local production of Mercedes vehicles in China and continue its dealer network expansion as it targets sales growth of at least 10 percent this year, the company's China chief, Hubertus Troska, said....
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Daimler's innovation unit looks to products of the future

Feb. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

Daimler's business innovation unit is figuring out how current customers' children will use the automaker's products. That can mean everything from 3-D printing for classic car parts to package-delivery drones and a driverless concept car that doubles as a luxury lounge....
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Google can disrupt car industry but is no automaker, Zetsche says

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

Technology companies such as Google are unlikely to become mass car manufacturers, even if they have the potential to disrupt an industry increasingly focused on software and automated driving, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says....
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Mercedes sales rise 14% on Europe, China gains

Feb. 6, 2015 13:26 CET

Mercedes brand increased vehicle sales 14 percent in January to a record 125,865, powered by double-digit gains in Europe and China....
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Mercedes breaks ground on new Brazil factory

Feb. 5, 2015 20:01 CET

Mercedes broke ground on its new car plant in Brazil near Sao Paulo, where it is investing 500 million reais ($183 million) to built its C-class and GLA models....
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Daimler launches new Mercedes cost-cutting drive to help reach profit goal

Feb. 5, 2015 14:39 CET

Daimler will launch a new efficiency program at its Mercedes cars unit to dampen the acceleration in its growing cost base as the company seeks to achieve record vehicle sales, revenue and profits for 2015....
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Daimler's Q4 profit rises 10% on Mercedes boost

Feb. 5, 2015 08:55 CET

Daimler's fourth-quarter operating profit increased 10 percent as new model launches helped the carmaker to raise sales and profit margins at Mercedes. Profit climbed to 2.82 billion euros ($3.2 billion), Daimler said....
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Mercedes takes early luxury lead, resurgent Lexus jumps to No. 2

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz opened 2015 with a record January to take an early lead in the US luxury race, but a surging Lexus is nipping at its heels. 2014's luxury champ, BMW, finds itself in third place after the first month....
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M-B launches no-appointment quick service

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is rolling out quick service for basic maintenance that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. No appointment is needed. The program, Premier Express, was piloted last year and will go nationwide in the first quarter....
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MAKE MEETINGS

M-B pushes dealers to lift customer experience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon says the brand plans to prod dealers to improve sales processes even though Mercedes scored the top luxury-brand ranking on J.D. Power and Associates' Sales Satisfaction Index Study last year. "We're pushing hard, and we're not about to stop," Cannon said after the make meeting last week at the NADA convention....
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WATCH THE VIDEOS

Emotion, celebs -- and a surprise by Chevy -- in automakers' Super Bowl ads

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

On a night filled with emotional themes and celebrities in automakers' Super Bowl ads, Chevrolet pulled out a trick play just before the kickoff: A momentary attempt to fool America into mass hysteria....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Zetsche done taking beating for Daimler double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Dieter Zetsche has been the whipping boy of the German premium auto industry for years, but that should soon change....
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Mercedes plans to move R-class production to AM General in Indiana

10:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

Mercedes-Benz plans to shift production of the R-class crossover from its Alabama plant to contract manufacturer AM General in Indiana this summer. The German automaker said it needed to free up space in its assembly operations near Tuscaloosa, Ala....
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Mercedes debuts Super Bowl ad on 'Ellen' show

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Mercedes-Benz premiered its Super Bowl ad for the AMG GT sports car -- an edgy take on the fabled tortoise vs. hare race -- on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”...
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Super Bowl advertisers hype their messages early and often

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Building an elaborate pregame hype machine reflects a growing trend among Super Bowl advertisers: To get the most bang for the buck from the biggest advertising event of the year, use social media early and often -- emphasis on "early."...
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Mercedes to send U.S. dealers greater share of global output

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Mercedes-Benz dealers will receive a greater share of the brand’s global production this year after experiencing tight supplies in 2014, U.S. chief Steve Cannon said Saturday. Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, said that a combination of increased global production and slumping European markets will send more vehicles to the U.S....
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Dealers prying payments from some lenders

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Dealers are still seeing big differences in how quickly lenders pay them on contracts in transit, despite awareness and technology campaigns aimed at speeding payments to dealers when retail customers finance vehicle purchases and leases....
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Q&A WITH GREG JACKSON | CEO, PRESTIGE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP

Minority dealers still don't reflect minority purchases

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Today, Prestige CEO Greg Jackson owns four dealerships in southeastern Michigan that sold 10,177 new Cadillac, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz vehicles last year....
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JOSEPH AGRESTA, MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER BOARD

A record year in showrooms, but profitability still concern

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Mercedes-Benz dealers are riding high after a record sales year crowned by top ratings in several sales and customer service surveys, says Joseph Agresta. Still, he says dealers remain concerned about profitability because of the increased cost of dealer training programs....
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Daimler will invest more in Hungary to boost compact car output

Jan. 20, 2015 13:32 CET

Daimler will boost compact car output at its Mercedes-Benz factory in Hungary after the automaker launched production of a new model, the CLA Shooting Brake. The automaker has seen strong demand for its compact lineup, which grew 25 percent last year....
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