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2018 Los Angeles motor show world debuts list

29 November 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show are named below.


Interior design and technology – Mercedes E-Class

24 October 2018

Launched in 2016, the fifth generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes design cues from the larger S-Class and smaller C-Class. It also comes bristling with semi-autonomous driving technology. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we slip inside an E-Class estate to take a closer look.


2018 Paris motor show - world debuts list

3 October 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 edition of the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile are named below.


2018 Monterey Week world debuts list

27 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week 2018, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place over the final weekend of August and during several days leading up to it.

Latest interviews


Harman on the Mercedes-Benz User Experience

24 April 2018

Most carmakers are working on ways in which to weave in some level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and voice assistance into their model range. The Mercedes-Benz new A-Class incorporates the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the carmaker's latest interactive telematics platform. This intelligent, voice-controlled infotainment system - co-developed with Samsung-Harman - is characterised by its ability to learn using AI. To learn more, we caught up with Harman’s Senior Vice-President of Operations Daimler, Connected Car Division, Gerhard Nuessle. In this interview, he explains the intricacies of the MBUX system and why he believes it will revolutionise the UX.


Q&A - Daimler's Ola Källenius on electrification

11 October 2017

Ola Källenius, Daimler board member responsible for Group Research at Daimler outlines the major elements of the group's powertrain and electrification strategy.


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.

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just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz G-Class to feature Kumho tyres

14 December 2018

Kumho has once again been selected as an OE supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of its G-Class model is factory fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in size 265/60 R18 110H at Graz in Austria. The Kumho Solus KL21 is a tried and...


just-auto Plus only DTNA extends Detroit Connect Analytics services

14 December 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the...


Daimler buys EUR20bn worth of EV battery cells

11 December 2018

Daimler is taking the next step in its its CASE corporate strategy by purchasing battery cells worth more than EUR20bn.


UK company wins Daimler welder deal

11 December 2018

Automotive stud welding equipment specialist Nelson Automotive has won a contract with Daimler which will see its equipment used to build Mercedes Benz C-class and S-class models.


just-auto Plus only Freightliner offers Cummins X12 engine on 114SD

11 December 2018

Cummins announced that the Cummins X12 engine is now available in the Freightliner 114SD chassis. “Cummins is excited about the positive impact our X12 will have in weight-sensitive markets,” said Brett Merritt, vice president − Cummins...


Daimler eyes larger stake in Chinese JV - report

7 December 2018

Daimler has raised the prospect of boosting its stake in a joint venture with Chinese partner BAIC Motor, according to Bloomberg sources, as the automaker seeks to gain more control over its operations in the world's largest car market.


Daimler/BMW mobility JV delayed

6 December 2018

Daimler said its planned joint mobility company with BMW would now be established at the beginning of next year rather than in what's left of 2018.


Mercedes sets November sales record

6 December 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz said it had set a new sales record towards the end of this year despite a volatile market environment with November sales up 1.5% year on year to 198,545 vehicles.


Trump soothes German automakers over tariffs

5 December 2018

President Trump has reassured German auto executives he had no immediate plans to impose tariffs on their cars, a US media report said.


Mercedes Brazil hiring 600 temps for CVs

4 December 2018

Mercedes Benz Brazil operation will add about 600 contractors in 2019 on year-long contracts to work on commercial vehicles, adding to a workforce of 10,000, the company said.


Daimler acquires Cycle & Carriage's stake

4 December 2018

Daimler has exercised a call option on 66m shares of its Malaysian distributor Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) held by Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 0.6% in November 2018

4 December 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported November sales of 31,022 Mercedes-Benz models, an increase of 0.6% from November 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported 1,857 units and smart reported 100 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 32,979 vehicles for the month. On...


Trump talks with China give automakers hope

3 December 2018

The US and China reportedly called a truce in their trade war on Saturday after President Trump agreed to hold off on new tariffs and President Xi Jinping pledged to increase Chinese purchases of American products.


German politician warns automakers over US talks

30 November 2018

A top ally of German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned automaker management not to undermine the European Union's united negotiating stance on US trade tariffs when they meet senior officials in Washington next week.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz buses equip Allison transmissons

28 November 2018

Allison paves the way for new solutions to urban passenger transportation in Brazil, with fully automatic transmissions delivering smooth operation, lower cost of ownership and improved efficiency. Allison 3000 Series equipped Agrale and Mercedes-Benz buses...


Daimler starts Mercedes A Class L sedan production

22 November 2018

Daimler has started production of a long wheelbase variant of its new A-Class sedan at its Beijing Benz joint venture in China which also produces special China-only stretched versions of other Mercedes-Benz sedans.


Daimler uses organo panels in new SUV

21 November 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is using organo panels in the main front end member of the redesigned, US-built GLE SUV, noting it's the first time it has used this innovative material for such a large and visible component.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz delivers its first eCitaro ebus

19 November 2018

In September the eCitaro celebrated its prominent world premiere at the IAA and now its already bringing a breath of fresh air to Hamburg: Mercedes-Benz delivered the first series production model of an urban bus with a fully-electric drive system to the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Financial announces leadership changes

16 November 2018

Daimler Financial Services AG announced that Klaus Entenmann, chairman of the Daimler Financial Services AG Board of Management will step down from his position in May 2019. This move allows a smooth transition to a new leadership team before his scheduled...


Daimler to build second R&D centre in Beijing

15 November 2018

Daimler has announced plans to build a new Research and Development Tech Centre in China with a total investment of over CNY1.1bn (US$155m or approximately EUR145m).


Mercedes launches hydrogen/PHEV powertrain SUV

13 November 2018

Mercedes-Benz has launched an electric vehicle featuring hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery technology. The first sales are to selected customers in Germany.


Daimler plant makes CV transmission #5m

12 November 2018

Daimler's Gaggenau plant nearRastatt has made its five millionth commercial vehicle transmission - a 12-speed automated G330 unit which will be exhibited in the factory.


just-auto Plus only Daimler/Bosch to test ride-hailing service

12 November 2018

Located on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay in Silicon Valley, and with more than one million inhabitants, San José is the third biggest city in California. It is planned to be the pilot city for trials, targeted to begin during the second half...


Daimler YTD sales fractionally ahead of 2017

7 November 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz delivered 190,021 vehicles in October, up 3.9% year on year.


Daimler battery plant now employs 1,000

6 November 2018

Daimler said battery subsidiary Accumotive at Kamenz in Germany would employ around 1,000 people by the end of 2018, a year earlier than planned.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 0.9% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported October sales of 27,537 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 4.9% from October 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever October of 4,182 units (up 71.0%) and smart reported 95 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of...


Daimler mobility services numbers 24m customers

1 November 2018

Daimler Financial Services says its mobility services division now has around 26 customers, a 64% rise in the numbers of users of Car2go, Moovel and the ride hailing group including Mytaxi, Beat, Clever Taxi and Chauffeur Prive.


just-auto Plus only Daimler presents new Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV

31 October 2018

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is not only exceptionally dynamic and more comfortable on the road, it is also more competent off the beaten track than ever before. Its exterior design exudes strength and charisma and at the same time sets a new aerodynamic best...


just-auto Plus only Daimler launches new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic

31 October 2018

The new Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic (combined fuel consumption 7.4-7.3l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 169-167g/km) is now available for order. The heart of the agile entry-level model into the world of Driving Performance is the newly developed 2.0-litre...


Daimler Trucks opens new Tech/Data Hub in Lisbon

29 October 2018

A new Daimler technology hub has opened in Lisbon.

Daimler Group news

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz G-Class to feature Kumho tyres

14 December 2018

Kumho has once again been selected as an OE supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of i...


just-auto Plus only DTNA extends Detroit Connect Analytics services

14 December 2018

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its ser...


Daimler buys EUR20bn worth of EV battery cells

11 December 2018

Daimler is taking the next step in its its CASE corporate strategy by purchasing battery cells wo...


UK company wins Daimler welder deal

11 December 2018

Automotive stud welding equipment specialist Nelson Automotive has won a contract with Daimler wh...


just-auto Plus only Freightliner offers Cummins X12 engine on 114SD

11 December 2018

Cummins announced that the Cummins X12 engine is now available in the Freightliner 114SD chassis....


Daimler eyes larger stake in Chinese JV - report

7 December 2018

Daimler has raised the prospect of boosting its stake in a joint venture with Chinese partner BAI...



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