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Porsche's U.S. chief Klaus Zellmer has been given the chance to shepherd the iconic sports car brand in the market he calls the most competitive in the world.
Following a big rollout of new models, Mercedes-AMG sales are up 30 percent so far in 2017, according to Mercedes-Benz USA. While the pace will slow, a double-digit percentage increase is expected for 2017.
Exciting customers is about to become more than a mission statement at Porsche Cars North America.
The 2017 Mini Countryman's move to a new front-wheel-drive architecture makes for a pretty big jump.
The redesigned Mini Countryman should help turn around sales for the brand. As the brand's biggest vehicle yet, Mini expects the Countryman to tap into the surge in industrywide small crossover demand.
Mercedes-Benz's recall of 1 million vehicles for fire risk -- including some new 2017 vehicles -- shouldn't hurt the brand's U.S. sales, the automaker says.
A pledge by Mercedes-Benz to give U.S. dealers a 10-year moratorium on making facility changes is unusual.
Mercedes-Benz dealers have just more than 16 months to make facility updates to comply with the automaker's Autohaus2 image program.
Mercedes is adding an open-top G class to the Maybach family.
Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year and will convert the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-only endeavor.
Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year, converting the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-only endeavor.
For two years, BMW's Bernhard Kuhnt has overseen business in more than 80 countries.
Porsche's U.S. dealers will get the additional 10 percent bump in allocation of the 911 sports car for which they've been pleading.
Mercedes-Benz is working on getting more trucks to U.S. dealerships to alleviate inventory shortages, including more units of the hot GLC compact crossover.
Lots of new product coming in 2017 and brand executives pledging to focus on dealership profitability made for a short Audi make meeting. The meeting lasted for less than 30 minutes, instead of the full 75 minutes allotted.
BMW said it named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America effective March 1. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held that title, is now head of BMW Group Region Americas, according to a statement released Thursday.
Mercedes-Benz tapped Academy Award-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen to guide the luxury brand's fourth trip to the Super Bowl ad game.
Mercedes-Benz will distribute more SUVs and crossovers to its U.S. dealerships this year -- answering dealers' pleas for more inventory.
Porsche can continue to increase its sales in the U.S., but the key to the brand's future health will be knowing when the growth is too much.
The market shift to crossovers pinched dealers for traditional luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz last year, leading retailers to lobby for a better product mix this year.
Texas dealer legend Carl Sewell says the Internet has changed auto retailing -- but customers still are looking for trust first and foremost.
The average profitability of Mercedes dealerships in 2016 was "roughly on par" with 2015, said Ken Schnitzer, chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board.
Bad hiring can cost a dealership plenty. Rick Evans figures his Toyota dealership lost at least $500,000 -- maybe even $1 million or more -- because of his hiring problems.
FIRST OF A FOUR-PART SERIES: When look-alike stores sell the same vehicles at roughly the same prices, only the people distinguish one dealership from another.
Mercedes and BMW still sell a good volume of the luxury sedans known as brand flagships.
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