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U.S. won't get diesel version of Cayenne

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, Porsche will not bring the diesel-powered variant of the redesigned Cayenne midsize crossover to the U.S.

Slaven: Social marketing is people-intensive

Mercedes-Benz USA's Drew Slaven talks about the brand's shift of resources to social media.

Big goals and bigger grille for BMW X7​

After letting Mercedes dominate the large SUV segment for more than a decade, BMW aims to overtake its rival with the upcoming X7 and its dramatic front end.

Road rallies rev up dealership’s results

The free Saturday drives at Porsche Plano are so popular that all 50 spots fill up within minutes.

Mercedes spreads its wings at Falcons' new home

The stadium sponsorship will put the Mercedes brand in front of millions of football, soccer and music fans. Those fans include many younger consumers who may not realize the breadth of the brand's expanding lineup.

Smart leaves door open for dealers to return

Smart is discontinuing its gasoline-powered models and losing two-thirds of its U.S. dealers, but the brand's CEO believes sales won't fall very much.

With X7, BMW ditches the 'very humble' face

The massive grille on BMW's X7 concept is meant to draw attention for a brand late to the market for big SUVs.

M-B: No V-6 for S-class two-doors

Mercedes is giving the S-class coupe and convertible most of the changes the re-engineered sedan gets this fall, save for a V-6.

Mercedes-Benz Canada confirms no V-6 for S-class two-doors

Mercedes is giving the S-class coupe and convertible most of the changes the re-engineered sedan gets this fall, save for a V-6.

BMW plans big plug-in hybrid

BMW's long-awaited X7 is a plug-in hybrid in its concept form.

Mercedes dealers boost local ad spending

Company executives thought stores would ease up on local ads after they stopped asking for documentation, but the opposite happened instead.

Certification delays tie up Porsches

Porsche's 2018 models sat at U.S. ports during lengthy delays, but they're starting to flow to dealerships now.

BMW's X7 shows up in plug-in concept form

UPDATED: 9/8/17 6:22 am ET - adds link to release

The long-awaited BMW X7 shows up in concept form with a plug-in powertrain and a massive kidney grille.

BMW's X7, bound for Canada, shows up in plug-in hybrid concept form

UPDATED: 9/8/17 6:22 am ET - adds link to release

The long-awaited BMW X7 shows up in concept form with a plug-in powertrain and a massive kidney grille. BMW Canada says the production X7 will be on sale here in 2019.

Mini gives sneak peek at EV design

Peter Schwarzenbauer, BMW board member responsible for Mini, said the car will come with next-generation batteries small enough to fit into a Mini without compromising range.

U.S. faces wait for next-gen Cayenne

With the redesign, the Cayenne becomes lighter and faster and moves to a version of Volkswagen Group's MLB platform, which underpins the Macan and various Audis.

Mercedes' re-engineered S-class coupe, convertible go on sale in 2018

The re-engineered Mercedes S-class coupe and convertible receive new engines, styling tweaks and tech upgrades for 2018.

M-B tries to help dealers keep customers

As Mercedes-Benz adds programs to raise service retention, a new service effectiveness score may ultimately be tied to a financial incentive for dealers.

LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

Lexus gained ground on Mercedes and BMW in August, but luxury sales fell overall.

Porsche Cayenne gets lighter, faster for 2019

The third-generation Porsche Cayenne is moving to a new Volkswagen Group platform and becomes lighter and faster for 2019.

BMW adds sport model to i3 family in Canada

The BMW i3 lineup is expanding in Canada with a new sport model for 2018. The i3s features more power than the base i3 and styling tweaks that differentiate it from the base model.

BMW adds sport model to i3 family

The BMW i3 lineup is expanding with a new sport model for 2018. The i3s features more power than the base i3 and styling tweaks that differentiate it from the base model.

Maybach: What an ultraluxe convertible could look like

In Pebble Beach, Mercedes-Benz is sharing its vision of an ultraluxury two-seat convertible.

Z4 concept: BMW's modern roadster

A joint project with Toyota will bring about BMW's modern roadster. Pebble Beach concept sets design theme for next Z4.

Mercedes-Maybach goes green with Vision 6 Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz is giving its ultraluxe Mercedes-Maybach lineup some green cred with the Vision 6 Cabriolet powered by an electric motor with output of 750 hp and a range of more than 200 miles.

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