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Future Mercedes-Benz EQ models [updated]

30 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


Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 June 2017

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Daimler powertrain plant.


Daimler starts construction of Russian plant

20 June 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has started construction of a EUR250m fully flexible passenger car assembly plant in Russia where it has so far concentrated on commercial vehicle production (partnerships with GAZ and YaMZ).


Daimler starts building Polish engine factory

19 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland which will make I4 engines. The automaker reportedly considered a site in Romania, where it makes transmissions, but logistics considerations gave Poland the nod instead.


Mercedes-Benz Kassel starts on intelligent axle

15 June 2017

Production of a new, fuel efficient truck axle has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant in Kassel.


just-auto Plus only BharatBenz sells 50,000 trucks in India

9 June 2017

BharatBenz celebrates an important milestone with the customer handover of its 50,000th truck, which marks an unprecedented ramp-up in the Indian commercial vehicle industry. The vehicle, a 4928 TT tractor from the all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty range, was...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 13.5% in May 2017

8 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales by a double-digit rate once again in May, selling 193,741 vehicles worldwide (+13.5%). Thanks to growth of 14.3%, a total of 934,965 cars with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world since...


Daimler/BAIC join over NEV development in China

2 June 2017

In the presence of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Daimler AG and its Chinese partner BAIC Group have signed a framework agreement on further strengthening their strategic collaboration through investments for New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales down 8.2% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 1 June 2017 reported May sales volume at 26,893 units, a decrease of 8.2% from the 29,299 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 132,966 units, down 1.0% from the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler India exports 10,000 trucks since launch

2 June 2017

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) celebrates the next important milestone in its export business. Less than four years after the kick-off, the 10,000th exports vehicle rolled onto the ship at Kamarajar Port near Chennai. The milestone vehicle, a...


Mercedes stresses US supplier industry footprint

31 May 2017

As US president Donald Trump continues to draw attention to the US trade deficit with Germany, Daimler has stressed its contribution to the US economy via its US manufacturing operations and the purchasing of parts from the US supplier industry.


Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant to produce EQ models

30 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz says its Rastatt plant will produce compact class EQ electric models.


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...

Mercedes-Benz news

Daimler powertrain workers want EV assurances

23 June 2017

Electrification plans for upcoming new vehicle models are causing some industrial niggle at a Dai...


Daimler starts construction of Russian plant

20 June 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has started construction of a EUR250m fully flexible passenger car as...


Daimler starts building Polish engine factory

19 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz has started construction of its first plant in Poland which will make I4 engines. T...


Mercedes-Benz Kassel starts on intelligent axle

15 June 2017

Production of a new, fuel efficient truck axle has started at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz plant i...


just-auto Plus only BharatBenz sells 50,000 trucks in India

9 June 2017

BharatBenz celebrates an important milestone with the customer handover of its 50,000th truck, wh...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 13.5% in May 2017

8 June 2017

Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales by a double-digit rate once again in May, selling 193,741...



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