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Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer.

What's the succession plan at AutoNation?

A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for CEO Mike Jackson, 68.

LAcarGuy's racing videos strike a chord

California dealer Mike Sullivan, the self-branded LAcarGuy, has headed to the track to promote his Porsche of South Bay store.

BMW's Kuhnt adds 2 execs to North American leadership

BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive BMW's growth in the key U.S. market.

'OK, Google, tell Mercedes Me to start my car'

Owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now ask Google's or Amazon's in-home digital assistants to help them handle car-related tasks.

Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing

UPDATED: 5/3/17 2:23 pm ET - adds details

Mini USA, amid a decline in demand, recalled veteran executive Tom Salkowsky from Germany to steer sales operations and named Patrick McKenna to lead marketing.

LUXURY: Mercedes expands lead as sales fall

Sales of luxury vehicles slid 1.6 percent in April to 159,793, driven by big declines at the top three brands, with Mercedes expanding its lead over rivals BMW and Lexus.

AMG chief predicts lineup of plug-ins

Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers forecasts plug-ins across the performance brand's lineup in the long term. Pure electrics also are inevitable.

BMW holds out hope for 7 series

BMW wanted to set a new sales record and regain leadership of the large luxury sedan segment after launching the redesigned 7 series in late 2015.

BMW dealers cry out for more 5 series

As the launch of the redesigned 2017 BMW 5 series ramps up, U.S. dealers have a common refrain: More cars!

Mini's 5th 'superhero' to be an EV

Mini's promised fifth volume nameplate will be an EV. It's coming in 2019 and could help the brand's sales levels rebound.

Mercedes E-class convertible offers awd for the first time

When it goes on sale late this year, the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-class convertible will have available all-wheel-drive for the first time in the U.S. E-class convertible sales could rival those of the coupe.

Porsche dealers want more than a Panamera wagon

The 5-seat Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon will go on sale in the U.S. at the end of 2017. But dealers still want a five-seat Panamera sedan.

M-B gives 2018 S class a new range of engines

The big news on the re-engineered Mercedes-Benz 2018 S-class sedan, unveiled at the Shanghai auto show, is under the hood.

Mercedes re-engineers S class, adds new engines for 2018

The Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan will get a six-cylinder engine with the introduction of the new S450 in the U.S. this fall.

The new face of AMG

Mercedes will give AMG's high-performance part of the lineup a new signature face inspired by its racing heritage.

Strong prospects for AMG GLCs

Mercedes expects demand for high-performance crossovers to power sales of its top-of-the-line AMG GLC models.

Mercedes packs S class with most advanced autonomous tech again

The 2018 S-class sedan arriving on the market this fall ushers in a new iteration of the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive suite of semiautonomous driving technologies.

Mercedes designer a user experience leader

Automotive News Rising Star Vera Schmidt of Daimler is creating wildly futuristic digital in-car experiences for drivers and passengers.

Vera Schmidt

  • Age: 37

  • Title: Senior manager, advanced digital design, Daimler AG

Adam Chamberlain

  • Age: 43

  • Title: Vice president, sales, Mercedes-Benz USA

Zellmer wins another pivotal role at Porsche

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.

Mercedes-AMG expects another vroom year

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.

Mouse that roared: Porsche hires Disney for training

Exciting customers is about to become more than a mission statement at Porsche Cars North America.

2017 Mini Countryman

The 2017 Mini Countryman's move to a new front-wheel-drive architecture makes for a pretty big jump.

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