After Florence, retailers assess flood and wind damage; Mercedes, Volvo resume operations
2:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
Dealerships in North Carolina have been reporting wind damage and flooding at their stores after Florence, now a tropical depression, blew through over the weekend. Mercedes-Benz and Volvo resumed operations at their South Carolina plants.
Mercedes' GLE gains space. Can it gain ground?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2018
The redesigned crossover boasts a bigger interior with a third-row option, a range of engines and a suite of semi-autonomous technologies.
2018 PARIS AUTO SHOW
DS 3 Crossback will give PSA's upscale brand an electric boost
Sept. 13, 2018 16:55 CET
PSA's upscale brand, DS Automobiles, hopes the DS 3 Crossback will continue an upturn in the brand's fortunes. The SUV will offer electric, gasoline and diesel powertrains.
VIDEO: First Shift: Dealers brace for Hurricane Florence
8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2018
Dealers brace for Hurricane Florence; M-B reveals '20 GLE; U.S. to probe Jeep-like Mahindra; NIO goes low on IPO; Car parts, printed by HP; Racing mogul Donald Panoz dies at 83.
Mercedes pads roomier '20 GLE with range of engines, semi-autonomous tech
6:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2018
The redesigned, 2020 Mercedes GLE midsize luxury crossover features a longer wheelbase, roomier interior, a range of engines, a high-tech all-wheel drive system and suite of semi-autonomous technologies.
VIDEO: First Shift: Ford: Won't build Focus Active in U.S., despite Trump tweet
8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
Ford: Won't build Focus Active in U.S., despite Trump tweet; Volvo delays IPO, Aston proceeds; Subaru Ascent ads; Mercedes GLE tease; M-B's slow EV rollout.
BMW nipping at Mercedes-Benz's heels
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
In August, BMW pulled within 58 units of #1 Mercedes-Benz in year-long sales figures, tightening the U.S. luxury car sales race.
Mercedes worries about warranty costs for new EQC electric crossover
Sept. 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes' main concern is monitoring the expensive lithium ion battery in its new EQC electric crossover, rather than ramping up assembly in plants in Germany and China.
VIDEO: First Shift: Ford recalls 2M F-150s over seat belt fire issue
8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2018
Ford recalls 2M F-150s over seat belt fire issue; Luxury cars have a new rival: Premium pickups; Uber gets new safety tech, and a partner in Japan; Driver sues Tesla over crash.
Tesla bond hits record low, stock slips as investor worry deepens
4:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2018
Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped after CEO Elon Musk renewed an attack on a British caver whom he previously insulted and a day after Mercedes unveiled more EV competition for Tesla.
Mercedes sells 20,000 Sprinter vans to Amazon
1:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2018
Daimler is emerging as a beneficiary of Amazon's booming package-delivery needs, with the e-commerce giant ordering 20,000 of the German automaker’s Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.
Daimler's Zetsche more cautious on EV forecast
Sept. 5, 2018 10:06 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has dialed back from earlier forecasts for EV sales at the unveiling of the Mercedes EQC SUV, the first model from the company's electric EQ subbrand. Zetsche initially predicted that demand for electric cars would account for up to 25 percent of Daimler's vehicle sales by 2025.
Mercedes EQC takes aim at Tesla's premium EV dominance
Sept. 4, 2018 15:16 CET
Mercedes hopes to lure Tesla customers with its EQC, the first model from its new EQ family of full-electric cars.
U.S. luxury sales fell 3.6% in August; Lexus tops monthly volume
5:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
While August temperatures were sweltering, luxury vehicle sales were tepid. Mercedes-Benz's lead over BMW fell to 58 vehicles for the year to date.
Mercedes launches first EV volley with EQC
1:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2018
Mercedes-Benz is firing the opening shots in what will surely be a bloody battle to dominate the next generation of powertrain technology.
Mercedes EQC opens German assault on Tesla
Sept. 3, 2018 15:36 CET
Mercedes is set to unveil its EQC electric SUV, marking the start of an onslaught by German automakers against Tesla's dominance of the fast-growing market for premium EVs.
Daimler chooses NavInfo as navigation mapping service for China
Aug. 31, 2018 11:25 CET
Daimler has chosen NavInfo as its exclusive mapping provider for navigation services in China.
Mercedes, Porsche ramp up soft-sell brand builders
9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2018
People don't like being sold to. The auto industry is catching on. Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are gearing up soft-sell approaches to offset the hard-sell tactics associated with dealerships.
VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota, Uber team up to play catch-up on AVs
8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2018
Toyota, Uber team up to play catch-up on AVs; Future of car ownership; Double legal victory for Tesla; An electrifying tease from Mercedes; Big bucks for a banged-up Porsche.
Mercedes plays awkward role in 'Handmaid's Tale'
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2018
Sometimes, you want your brand to be associated with fictional bad guys. But serving as the tools of an oppressive regime is a pretty dark place.
PEBBLE BEACH 2018
A hint at Mercedes' electric future
10:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2018
With its sweeping lines, Mercedes-Benz's EQ Silver Arrow all-electric concept offers an early, if idealistic, look at some design elements and technologies that might end up in the automaker's wave of planned electric vehicles.
PARIS AUTO SHOW
Mercedes EQC undergoes hot-weather testing
Aug. 23, 2018 14:47 CET
Mercedes has given another glimpse of its full-electric EQC SUV ahead of its debut in production form next month.
Mercedes, Porsche models banned by Swiss over emissions
3:02 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 15, 2018
Swiss authorities have halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz Vito and Porsche Macan and Cayenne vehicles which had diesel engines that disguised emissions levels.
Audi's China sales top Mercedes for 1st time this year
Aug. 14, 2018 14:16 CET
Audi's China sales for July topped those of Mercedes for the first time this year. Audi's volume increased 3.8 percent to 53,191 while registrations at Mercedes rose 8.3 percent to 52,616. BMW brand sales rose 8.3 percent to 44,135.