Germany's glitziest car awards canceled over diesel
June 22, 2018 14:57 CET
Germany's most prestigious automaker awards will go to no one this year as manufacturers reel from the latest turns in a diesel-emissions scandal plaguing the industry.
Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs
5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
German automakers willing to drop all tariffs with U.S., report says
12:08 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
German automakers would abandon car tariffs between the EU and the United States in exchange for President Trump dropping a 25 percent tax threat on European auto imports, according to a report.
Young at heart? Mercedes cultivates its aging work force
7:48 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Too slow, inflexible, forgetful, always off sick -- those are some attitudes about older workers that Mercedes-Benz is trying to dispel.
VW could face further fines from German authorities
June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.
Ford says fuel cell venture with Daimler will close
3:56 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Ford and Daimler are winding down a joint venture to develop fuel cell technology, Ford says, as the companies plan to take their fuel cell technology development in-house.
German automakers caught in the middle of looming tariff threats
June 11, 2018 16:21 CET
BMW and Mercedes face a double whammy of trade risks in an intensifying spat between the EU and the U.S.
Germany orders Daimler to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe
3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker's diesel emissions. The government cited "prohibited shutoff devices" for the recall.
Mercedes-Benz previews a Tesla fighter, the EQA
1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Mercedes-Benz released a video of its its Tesla Model 3 competitor that signals the EQA hatchback, like the concept, will feature blue LED stripes along the side and back, and an LED nose panel.
Daimler ordered to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe
June 11, 2018 19:37 CET
Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes maker's diesel emissions.
Mercedes throws down the gauntlet with subscription program
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Mercedes joins the subscription craze with a bang -- undercutting the luxury competition on price.
Horizon watch: Aguascalientes, Mexico
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
With the Trump administration putting the heat on automakers relying on Mexican assembly plants, the Nissan and Daimler joint-venture auto factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico has had a low profile for the past year.
German regulator found 5 defeat devices in Daimler diesels, paper says
June 10, 2018 11:28 CET
Germany's road vehicle authority suspects emissions control devices are being used in the bulk of Mercedes owner Daimler's new Euro 6 diesel car fleet, encompassing 1 million vehicles, a newspaper said.
VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Honda, GM to help each other green up
3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
Honda, GM to help each other green up; BorgWarner names Lissalde CEO, Verrier to retire; Daimler electric big rig; NTSB: Tesla Model X sped up before crash.
2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS
EV-only decision is right for Smart despite possible lost sales, CEO says
June 6, 2018 14:27 CET
Smart chief Annette Winkler defended a decision to phase out the brand's combustion-engine models, even though she expects the marque will lose sales initially during the transition to an all-electric brand.
Daimler Trucks CEO says possible listing is up to shareholders
6:12 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2018
Daimler AG could split its truck unit and passenger-car business into separate companies, but it's not a necessity and won't happen unless stockholders want it to.
Mercedes USA launches subscription service
11:43 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Mercedes-Benz launched its vehicle subscription service on Tuesday, taking on Porsche, BMW and Cadillac with a lower monthly price.
Daimler, BYD to recapitalize China EV partnership
June 5, 2018 16:14 CET
Daimler and its China partner BYD will each invest 400 million yuan ($62.5 million) to help speed a turnaround at their unprofitable EV joint venture.
Daimler says EVs on target after report of launch delays
June 5, 2018 11:46 CET
Daimler said planned launches of electrified vehicles were on schedule following a report that they were facing delays because of battery shortages and other technical problems.
TALK FROM THE TOP
MERCEDES-BENZ USA'S DIETMAR EXLER: Prepping for the A class
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is excited about the A-class sedan coming this year. The new entry-level model is said to bristle with technology, including a new multimedia system, and is targeted at millennial buyers.
Daimler threatened with $4.4B fine over emissions, report says
June 1, 2018 16:31 CET
German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer has threatened to fine Daimler 3.75 billion euros ($4.4 billion) over alleged diesel-emissions cheating, Spiegel magazine reported.
LUXURY: Alfa Romeo gains turf
4:47 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to take a bigger bite out of the U.S. luxury market by filling up its Alfa Romeo brand's model lineup.
BMW, Daimler struggle as Europe's emissions plans at risk of coming undone
June 1, 2018 11:03 CET
European plans to tackle vehicle emissions that cause climate change are at risk of coming undone, sending automakers such as Daimler and BMW back to the drawing board to avoid potential fines.
Daimler invests in Uber's European rival Taxify
May 30, 2018 11:42 CET
Taxify is set to step up its fight against global rival Uber after raising $175 million in funding from a group led by Daimler.