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Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi.... Read More »

 

Mercedes breaks global record for single-month sales

April 4, 2014 12:26 CET
Mercedes set a new company record for global sales in a single month as March volume rose 13 percent to 158,523 vehicles. Demand for the E class and Mercedes' growing lineup of compacts is driving the growth.... Read More »

 

Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET
Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker.... Read More »

 

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET
The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo.... Read More »

 

Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.... Read More »

 

70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The redesigned Smart ForTwo and ForFour minicars will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo unveiled at the auto show here, but they will bear no resemblance to the cheeky Twingo.... Read More »

 

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Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

March 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as automakers reveal a host of new models.... Read More »

 

Mercedes to decrease sales incentives as demand outstrips supply

Feb. 7, 2014 14:24 CET
Daimler plans to lower sales incentives on its Mercedes-Benz vehicles and raise prices on some models as demand outstrips supply.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales rise 15% in January on S-class sales

Feb. 5, 2014 13:39 CET
Mercedes brand sales rose 15 percent in January, helped by a substantial rise in China deliveries and strong demand for the flagship S-class sedan.... Read More »

 

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Mercedes sales boss Kaellenius sees great years ahead

Feb. 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Mercedes is counting on Ola Kaellenius, its new sales boss and former CEO of its high-performance AMG subbrand, to help it become the No. 1 premium automaker by 2020.... Read More »

 

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High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year. Although executives said a decision hasn't been made, the car has not been homologated for the United States, Smart boss Annette Winkler said here at the auto show.... Read More »

 

High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

Jan. 18, 2014 06:01 CET
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year.... Read More »

 

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Daimler, Renault, VW and Fiat cars on list of European industry's biggest money losers

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers from Fiat to Volkswagen and Daimler to Renault lost a combined 20 billion euros developing and selling models ranked in a top 10 list of the European auto industry's most “catastrophic” failures of the past 15 years.... Read More »

 

Mercedes's 2013 sales growth beats gains at Audi

Jan. 10, 2014 11:48 CET
Mercedes cut into the sales lead of rival Audi last year as its growing compact-car range won new buyers to the brand.... Read More »

 

Daimler electrics get fake 'vroom' to thwart silent threat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2013
The development of artificially produced noise for electric cars has become more critical to carmakers as regulators look to require warning noises as soon as next year, while the rollout of more and more models forces manufacturers to seek ways to stand out. Synthetic motor noise could save lives and at the same time protect investments in electric cars.... Read More »

 

Daimler electrics get fake 'vroom' to thwart silent threat

Dec. 31, 2013 06:01 CET
The development of artificially produced noise for electric cars has become more critical to carmakers as regulators look to require warning noises as soon as next year, while the rollout of more and more models forces manufacturers to seek ways to stand out. Synthetic motor noise could save lives and at the same time protect investments in electric cars.... Read More »

 

Fiat takes aim at Daimler to win car-sharing customers in Italy

Dec. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat will support the Enjoy car-sharing service with a fleet of its top-selling four-seat 500 minicar, which will be offered to users at a lower price than the two-seat Smart ForTwos from Daimler's Car2Go program.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales rise 11% in November on robust China, U.S. demand

Dec. 5, 2013 11:48 CET
Mercedes brand's global sales grew 11 percent last month to a record 133,441 cars, thanks to demand for its refreshed E class, new compact models and strong sales in China and the U. S.... Read More »

 

Mercedes sales rise 15% in October

Nov. 6, 2013 13:30 CET
Daimler said October sales for its Mercedes brand rose 15 percent because of strong demand for the new E class.... Read More »

 

Smart will unveil new ForTwo, ForFour models next year

Nov. 6, 2013 11:03 CET
Daimler's Smart brand is seeking to revive its fortunes with the release of two refreshed models, the ForTwo and ForFour, next year.... Read More »

 

Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

Oct. 31, 2013 17:24 CET
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, Bodo Uebber, the automaker's chief financial officer said. Tesla currently supplies electric motors and batteries to Daimler.... Read More »

 

Daimler wants to expand cooperation with Tesla

11:24 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2013
Daimler would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors, a top Daimler executive said today. Tesla is supplying electric motors and batteries to Daimler for its Smart Fortwo EV and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV that goes on sale next year in the United States and Europe.... Read More »

 

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Mercedes tech boss expects B-class EV to top BMW i3, others

Oct. 11, 2013 06:15 CET
Daimler r&d chief Thomas Weber believes that the Mercedes B-class Electric Drive will outpace the BMW i3 and other competitors in the fast-growing EV segment.... Read More »

 

Ghosn says Renault, Nissan could use new premium-car platform

Sept. 19, 2013 06:01 CET
A new compact car platform under discussion between Daimler and Renault-Nissan could be used for non-premium cars sold by Renault and Nissan.... Read More »

 

FourJoy reveals stats of Smart ForFour

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
The FourJoy concept Smart will unveil at the Frankfurt auto show this week is a preview -- minus the doors and roof -- of the second-generation ForFour, a four-seater bound for the United States in 2015.... Read More »

 

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