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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


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.


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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant produces 8m vehicles

16 November 2017

In 1978, the first Mercedes-Benz passenger car left the assembly line in Bremen. Almost 40 years later, the plant celebrates the production of the eight millionth vehicle. A milestone, which is above all a merit of the team, says site manager Peter Theurer:...


MBRDNA opens Digital Hub in Seattle

15 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) will be opening the doors to their sixth R&D lab this year.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz all set to launch electric Citaro

13 November 2017

The countdown to zero emission buses has started: towards the end of next year, Mercedes-Benz will be starting series production of a city bus with all-electric drive system based on the international best-seller, the Mercedes-Benz Citaro. "Our city...


Mercedes to expand Russian suppliers

10 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz intends to expand its existing Russian supplier network following a forum held in Moscow.


Daimler adding GLA at Sindelfingen

9 November 2017

Daimler is adding GLA production at its Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant starting in the first quarter of 2018.


just-auto Plus only Borbet RB wheel selected for Mercedes C43 Coupe

9 November 2017

The racing flair of the Mercedes C43 Coupe could be underlined individually and in every season with the Borbet RB. Two different colour variants are available: The noble "black polished" and the winter proofed "sterling silver". The...


just-auto Plus only Thomas Built debuts its innovations at NAPT show

8 November 2017

Thomas Built Buses, along with its parent company Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), debuts leading technologies and innovations at the NAPT trade show . Thomas Built’s booth features key technological advancements from Thomas Built Buses, and from...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 5.6% in October 2017

8 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz continued its record sales series last month with another best-ever figure of 182,812 vehicles sold in an October (+5.6%). As a result, the number of vehicles sold in the first ten months of the year increased to a new high of 1,900,112...


just-auto Plus only Blue Bird/Thomas Built bus receives EDI drivetrain

8 November 2017

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions announced the integration of the EDI PowerDrive 7000 electric drivetrain and EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software into a Blue...


Daimler acquires digital services company

6 November 2017

Daimler has taken over CINTEO, which was founded in March 2015 as a subsidiary of the Diconium group and supplies digital services to Mercedes-Benz.


Europe automakers join for high power EV charging

3 November 2017

BMW, Daimler, Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint venture called IONITY which will develop and install a high power charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.


Automakers spend on Thai 'before and after sales'

3 November 2017

Ford this week opened a new THB100m (US$3m) automotive parts distribution centre in the Bangna-Trad industrial complex on the outskirts of Thailand's capital city Bangkok.


2018 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - more world debuts

2 November 2017

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes begins automated test drive in Shanghai

30 October 2017

Pedestrian crossings on the motorway, separate speed limits for each lane, traffic signs with Chinese characters – traffic in China differs from that in Europe or the US in many aspects. That is why China requires foreign motorists to have a Chinese...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes E-Class boosted with 48V electric system

27 October 2017

A newly developed four-cylinder petrol engine boasting the performance of a high-capacity six-cylinder engine yet with significantly reduced fuel consumption is set to celebrate its world premiere in the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. The engine generates 220...


Daimler acquires shares in energy service company

26 October 2017

Daimler AG is acquiring a minority interest in energy services company The Mobility House AG (TMH). As a provider of vehicle charging solutions and installation services and an operator of stationary battery storage units, Daimler says The Mobility House spans a bridge between the automotive industry and the energy sector.


car2go piling on the compact Mercs

26 October 2017

Daimler owned carshare outfit car2go has announced that it is upgrading its Seattle fleet to fully comprise compact Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA vehicles. car2go expects the Seattle fleet's transition to be completed by the end of 2017.


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Electric begins ISG system production

26 October 2017

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has begun mass-producing the auto industry’s first crankshaft-mounted integrated starter-generator (ISG) system for 48V hybrid vehicles, which will be mounted in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The demand for...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz at Tokyo International Motor Show

26 October 2017

At the Tokyo International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is providing a glimpse into future mobility with a wide array of Asia premieres. With its Formula One hybrid technology, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car stands for the “Future of Driving...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz surpasses 5,555,555 compact car sale

26 October 2017

The A-Class from Mercedes-Benz celebrates its 20-year anniversary this month. On 18 October 1997 in Rastatt, a customer took possession of one for the very first time. More than three million others followed. As a result, the model not only established the...


just-auto Plus only Detroit expands virtual diagnostics for DT12

24 October 2017

The Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system can now deliver remote fault event diagnostics for Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions. This enhancement – announced at the 2017 American Trucking Association Management...


Daimler Q3 profit down despite record car sales

20 October 2017

Record sales of Mercedes-Benz cars and commercial vehicles in the third quarter were not enough to prevent a slip of 16.8% to net profit (third quarter EBIT was down by 14% on last year). The company's bottom line was dented by diesel engine emissions recall costs.


just-auto Plus only MBPM China breaks ground for remanufacturing plant

20 October 2017

Mercedes-Benz Parts Manufacturing and Services (MBPM) held a ground breaking ceremony for its factory in the Shanghai Lingang Area as Mercedes-Benz’s first remanufacturing site outside Europe. The factory will be equipped with state-of-the-art production...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Buses to debut new bus lines at Busworld

19 October 2017

Daimler Buses is letting off a veritable firework of debuts with its brands at Busworld Europe in Kortrijk, Belgium. At the world's largest bus trade fair from 20 to 25 October, Mercedes-Benz and Setra will unveil several new bus lines, while unique new...


Mercedes-Benz scouts for suppliers in Korea

18 October 2017

Daimler was the first OEM with its own presence at the Korea Electronics Show (KES) fair and its supplier scouts were establishing direct contact with trendsetters in consumer electronics.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz USA opens new and expanded PDCs

18 October 2017

This summer, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) celebrated one grand opening and two substantial renovations of Parts Distribution (PDC) and Learning and Performance (LPC) Centres to help service dealers more effectively nationwide. The upgrades will allow...


Daimler appoints new Moovel Group CEO

18 October 2017

Daimler Financial Services has announced the appointment of Daniela Gerd tom Markotten as CEO of the Moovel Group.


BorgWarner turbocharger to boost Daimler engines

18 October 2017

BorgWarner provides its leading regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharger for Daimler's latest 2.9-litre six-cylinder inline diesel engine OM 656, which is initially featured in the updated Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched in 2017.


Daimler opens hydrogen filling station in Bremen

17 October 2017

Daimler, Shell and Linde inaugurated the city of Bremen’s first hydrogen filling station.

Daimler Group news

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant produces 8m vehicles

16 November 2017

In 1978, the first Mercedes-Benz passenger car left the assembly line in Bremen. Almost 40 years...


MBRDNA opens Digital Hub in Seattle

15 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) will be opening the doors to their...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz all set to launch electric Citaro

13 November 2017

The countdown to zero emission buses has started: towards the end of next year, Mercedes-Benz wil...


Mercedes to expand Russian suppliers

10 November 2017

Mercedes-Benz intends to expand its existing Russian supplier network following a forum held in M...


Daimler adding GLA at Sindelfingen

9 November 2017

Daimler is adding GLA production at its Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant starting in the first qu...


just-auto Plus only Borbet RB wheel selected for Mercedes C43 Coupe

9 November 2017

The racing flair of the Mercedes C43 Coupe could be underlined individually and in every season w...



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