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ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

24 May 2017

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concerns Denza, Mercedes-EQ EVs, plus Mercedes-Benz hybrids, plug-in hybrids, EVs and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz SUVs

22 May 2017

This is the fifth of six features examining the current and future models of Daimler brands. Its focus is on Mercedes-Benz crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The final feature will be on electric vehicles.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-Benz cars

18 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars remains locked in battle with BMW and Audi for the title of the world's number one premium passenger vehicle brand. The Daimler division has launched multiple additional vehicles in recent times and more are planned. Existing plants are being expanded and new ones are on the way in Mexico and Russia.


ANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-AMG models

17 May 2017

Daimler sold 98,235 AMG-badged vehicles in 2016 and it will easily pass the hundred thousand mark this year. This report gives an overview of the current Mercedes-AMG global model range, while also looking ahead to what's due for release well into the 2020s.

Latest interviews


Q&A with TI Automotive

17 November 2014

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


Q&A with Faurecia

25 June 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers of cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham spoke to Faurecia's David Weill about consumer expectations, materials trends, touch screens, HUDs and tomorrow's instrument cluster.


Q&A with Oerlikon Drive Systems

23 January 2014

Oerlikon Segment Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, develops complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, solutions for all-wheel-drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque Hub planetary drive for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Paolo Mantelli, Head of Performance Automotive, Oerlikon Drive Systems about some of its latest innovations and technology partnerships with Continental and Vocis.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls SLK/SLC models

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V308000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components Electronic Stability Control Potential number of units affected 5,818 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015 SLK 250, 2016 SLK 350, 2016-2017 SLC...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new S-Class

25 May 2017

In 2016 the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the best-selling luxury saloon worldwide. Now the flagship model has been comprehensively modernised and is confirming its role as a technological trailblazer with new engines and enhanced driving assistance systems. The...


Daimler acquires slice of large Mercedes dealer

24 May 2017

Daimler has acquired a 15% stake in dealer group LSH Auto International, a subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong, one of the biggest Mercedes-Benz dealers worldwide.


just-auto Plus only Daimler acquires minor stakes in LSH Auto Int.

24 May 2017

Daimler AG and Lei Shing Hong foster further their longstanding and successful cooperation with an investment by Daimler in LSH. Daimler acquires a minority interest of 15% in LSH, which is responsible for the Mercedes-Benz retail business of Lei Shing Hong...


Daimler lays foundations for second li-ion battery

23 May 2017

Daimler has laid the foundation for its second battery factory, saying it was "taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive".


Brazil's Innovar-Auto replacement up for debate

19 May 2017

With the confusing Inovar-Auto (Innovate-Auto) programme due to end on 31 December 2017, the government has decided to impose a new, longer term directive for the Brazilian automotive industry.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz opens Digital Delivery Hub in Lisbon

10 May 2017

At the beginning of May, Mercedes-Benz opened the world's first Digital Delivery Hub in the Portuguese capital. Lisbon is currently becoming the "place to be" in the digital world. The world's most important tech-conference, the Web Summit,...


Mercedes announces logistic operators' support

9 May 2017

In cooperation with sales partner Fahrzeug-Werke LUEG AG, Mercedes-Benz Van Sales Germany is starting an innovative and completely new operator programme at the parking area connected to the recently inaugurated Amazon Logistics Distribution Centre in Bochum.


Mercedes-Benz sets Sprinter van sales record

8 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans said sales of its large Sprinter model line set a new first quarter record, up 10% year on year to around 45,000 worldwide.


Mercedes-Benz April 50th month of record sales

5 May 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has kicked off the second quarter of 2017 with record April sales - for the 50th consecutive month.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales drops 7.9% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported April sales volume at 26,932 units, decreasing 7.9% from the 29,236 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 106,073 units, increasing 1.0% from the previous year,...


Autoliv Q1 2017 sales up 4%

2 May 2017

Autoliv reported record consolidated sales of US$2,608m, a growth of 4.4%, for the quarter ended 31 March 2017.


BorgWarner supplies 48-volt eBooster to Daimler

2 May 2017

BorgWarner is supplying its 48-volt eBooster electrically driven compressor for Daimler’s new three-litre petrol engine.


just-auto Plus only MBUSAannounces recall to replace steering coupling

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V250000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 10,832 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.(MBUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2016 G550 and G63 AMG vehicles and 2016 G65 AMG...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls vehicles to replace front seat belts

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V251000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Seat Belts Potential number of units affected: 12,743 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe, C300 Coupe 4Matic,...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls R320 4MATIC CDI vehicle

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V247000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Electrical System, Engine Potential number of units affected: 1 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling one 2013 R320 4MATIC CDI vehicle equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls E300/E300 4MATIC vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V245000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA Components Electrical System Potential number of units affected 15 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 and E300 4MATIC vehicles. The software for the...


just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls C300 vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V243000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 3 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 C300 vehicles. The electrical contacts for the power steering...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Vans US recalls Metris vehicles

2 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V244000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Seat Belts Potential number of units affected 305 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles. The affected vehicles have front...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP disappointed with new Great Wall Steed

26 April 2017

Independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP released a concerning 2-star safety rating for the ‘all-new’ Great Wall Motors Steed. 5-star ratings have also been released for the Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 and Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo...


Valmet on recruitment drive

25 April 2017

Valmet Automotive has begun its recruitment drive to meet additional workload requirements prompted by a new manufacturing agreement with Mercedes signed last month.


Mercedes-Benz expands car sharing services

25 April 2017

Four months after the launch of a successful pilot phase in Munich, Mercedes-Benz's private car sharing platform is now gradually being rolled out in other major German cities.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US recalls GLE models

25 April 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V241000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 58,323 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 GLE300d 4Matic, E400 4Matic Coupe, GL63 AMG, GLE350,...


Google Home and Amazon Alexa now talk to US Mercs

24 April 2017

US owners of 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models can now use both Google Assistant on Google Home and Amazon Alexa to 'talk' to their cars.


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Autoliv supplies Mercedes S-Class active safety

21 April 2017

Autoliv has announced supply of several active safety products for Daimler's updated Mercedes S-Class, launched at the Shanghai show this week.


2017 New York motor show - global debuts list

13 April 2017

There was no stand-out star at this year's New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA's 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.


Daimler says Q1 2017 EBIT "above expectations"

12 April 2017

Daimler said it had achieved a group EBIT for the first quarter 2017 that was "significantly above market expectations".


Mercedes plans more driving assist functions

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz S-Class will this autumn move further towards autonomous driving.


Daimlerspends $150m to build Sprinter in Argentina

6 April 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans said it was spending US$150m to build the next generation Sprinter large van in Argentina.

Mercedes-Benz news

just-auto Plus only MBUSA recalls SLK/SLC models

26 May 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V308000 Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Components Electronic Sta...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new S-Class

25 May 2017

In 2016 the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the best-selling luxury saloon worldwide. Now the flagship...


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes hybrid & electric cars

24 May 2017

The final feature in just-auto's focus on Daimler's current and future passenger vehicles concern...


Daimler acquires slice of large Mercedes dealer

24 May 2017

Daimler has acquired a 15% stake in dealer group LSH Auto International, a subsidiary of Lei Shin...


just-auto Plus only Daimler acquires minor stakes in LSH Auto Int.

24 May 2017

Daimler AG and Lei Shing Hong foster further their longstanding and successful cooperation with a...


Daimler lays foundations for second li-ion battery

23 May 2017

Daimler has laid the foundation for its second battery factory, saying it was "taking the ne...



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