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Brands related to this company: Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz, Smart

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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


Industry 4.0 and how it will transform automotive

14 November 2016

Industrie 4.0 is the trending "buzz terminology" in the manufacturing sector - with BMW and Daimler among many prominent proponents - and encompasses the digitalisation of industry value chains. just-auto’s Calum MacRae caught up with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl of the Fraunhofer IPA, who is one of the world’s foremost experts on Industrie 4.0, to find out what the implications are likely to be for the automotive sector.


HERE Automotive on strategies to support autonomou

1 February 2016

At the 2016 CES, Cat Dow talked with Floris Van Der Klashorst, vice-president of HERE Automotive. HERE's a creator of connected navigation solutions and since December 2015 has been owned by an alliance of the German automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler.


Q&A with Magna Closures

28 November 2014

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


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’.

Latest news


Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 August 2017

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted to the Reuters news service.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz GLC surpasses 1m sales since launch

18 August 2017

Since the market launch in 2008, the sales figures of the successful GLC and its predecessor GLK reached more than one million vehicles. The model is produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen and shipped globally. GLC has a meaning. The "G"...


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

17 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is taking place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is the latest list of concept and new model world premieres.


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.


DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of channel marketing and corporate communications.


just-auto Plus only DVUSA recalls Freightliner/Dodge Sprinter vehicles

15 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V478000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Air Bags Potential number of units affected 43,689 Summary Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2007-2009 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles....


Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans presents Marco Polo Horizon

14 August 2017

At Caravan Salon Düsseldorf (26 August to 3 September 2017), Mercedes-Benz Vans presents the first Edition models of the Marco Polo Horizon, its compact recreational vehicle launched at the beginning of 2017. The Marco Polo Horizon Edition impresses with...


Report suggests 1.3m Germans will take diesel deal

10 August 2017

A media report suggested up to 1.3m German car owners would accept rebates of as much as EUR10,000 (US$11,700) per car from Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW in a cash grab reminiscent of the government’s 2009 cash-for-clunkers programme.


Gentherm wins Mercedes climate seat deal

9 August 2017

Gentherm which makes heated and cooled seat equipment said it had won its first climate seat contract from Daimler's Mercedes-Benz for a "car line in the upper or luxury segment".


Germans in three-way diesel incentives battle

8 August 2017

Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW are a three-way battle to offer incentives to get aging vehicles off German roads and prevent a crackdown on scandal-tainted diesel fuel.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-BenzUS recalls 2017 smart fortwo vehicles

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V447000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Steering Potential number of units affected: 110 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 smart fortwo and smart fortwo Cabriolet vehicles. Casting...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-BenzUS recalls 2016 smart fortwo vehicles

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V448000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Parking Brake Potential number of units affected: 5,061 Summary Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 smart fortwo vehicles. In these vehicles, the lock nut that...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz July 2017 sales up 11%

7 August 2017

Thanks to double-digit growth of 11.0% and 181,791 vehicles sold in July, Mercedes-Benz started the third quarter with a new sales record. Since the beginning of this year, the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star has sold 1,326,065 vehicles...


Daimler defends 'industry committees' in Germany

4 August 2017

The European antitrust authorities may suspect anti-competitive practices, but Daimler has defended the practice in Germany for corporations to work together on technical issues.


Mercedes-Benz Trucks uses 3D printing

4 August 2017

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has used 3D printing to develop a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series.


Daimler expands on diesel improvements with offers

3 August 2017

As it took part in a government summit on diesel, Daimler followed rivals such as BMW by announcing it had expanded its "previously introduced initiative for improved air quality".


Daimler commissions two more H2 filling stations

3 August 2017

Daimler, Shell and Linde have commissioned two more hydrogen stations in Sindelfingen and Pforzheim , bringing the number of options for fuel-cell cars in Baden-Württemberg to nine, making the Federal State Germany’s leading H2 region.


German automakers to upgrade 5m diesels

2 August 2017

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have agreed to upgrade around 5m newer diesel cars in Germany and offer trade-in rebates on older models, avoiding more costly remedies in a bid to salvage diesel technology and avoid driving bans in cities, a media report said.


Daimler 3D prints metal truck engine spare parts

2 August 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Trucks said it had taken 3D printing a stage further with the first spare part made of metal.


German automakers pleading diesel's case

2 August 2017

The heads of top German automakers are meeting on Wednesday, at an emergency summit in Berlin called by the government, to discuss the future of diesel, clouded by the Volkswagen scandal.


just-auto Plus only MBUSA sells 25,909 units in July 2017

2 August 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported July sales of 25,909 units, compared to 28,523 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 187,869 units, down 1.8% from the previous year. Adding 2,758 units for...


Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans sets sales record

1 August 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz said its 8% increase in sales in the first half of 2017 to 190,200 vehicles was a new record.


Daimler JV to build truck cabs in Russia

31 July 2017

A 50-50 joint venture between Russian truck maker Kamaz and Daimler, Daimler Kamaz Rus will apply for a special investment contract (SPIC) to build truck cabs in Tatarstan by the end of August, according to a local news report.


Chinese driverless cars start-up attracts Daimler

31 July 2017

Chinese self-driving start-up company Momenta has raised around US$46m in its latest round of funding, with Daimler a major investor according to Chinese media.


Mitsubishi Fuso building electric truck in Europe

28 July 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has celebrated the start of production of what it claims is the world's first all electric light duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.


Daimler breaks Q2 records again

26 July 2017

Daimler said it (again) broke records for unit sales and revenue in the second quarter of 2017 though net profit was flat.


Daimler, Bosch, demonstrate automated parking

24 July 2017

Daimler and Bosch jointly are demonstrating driverless parking (automated valet parking) in the multi-storey car park at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.


just-auto Plus only Benteler joins Startup Autobahn

20 July 2017

Benteler Automotive becomes a partner in Plug and Play’s innovation platform Startup Autobahn. Within this innovation and collaboration platform startups develop ideas for future mobility and digitisation. Benteler joins startup network to facilitate...


Daimler to 'recall' 3m diesel cars in Europe

19 July 2017

Daimler is to spend EUR220m updating 3m Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe in what it terms "voluntary service actions". It also plans to speed up the launch of a new line of diesel engines for its passenger models.

Daimler Group news

Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 August 2017

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car sharing services Car2Go and Driv...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz GLC surpasses 1m sales since launch

18 August 2017

Since the market launch in 2008, the sales figures of the successful GLC and its predecessor GLK...


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

17 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is taking place on...


IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 August 2017

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Vo...


DTNA announces senior communications changes

15 August 2017

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced two key transitions in the senior leadership of...


just-auto Plus only DVUSA recalls Freightliner/Dodge Sprinter vehicles

15 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V478000 Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA Components Air Bags Potential n...



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