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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


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.


IAA world debuts - Honda Jazz facelift

14 August 2017

Honda Motor Europe is the latest OEM to announce a motor show world debut for the IAA: the Jazz is facelifted and gains a new-to-Europe engine.


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...


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...


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


Mercedes-Benz launches Nissan-based X-Class

19 July 2017

Daimler has launched its long-heralded X-Class medium size pickup truck, effectively a rebadge of the Nissan-Renault Alliance's Barcelona built Navara model line.


just-auto Plus only Daimler approves plan for diesel engines

19 July 2017

The Daimler Board of Management has approved a comprehensive plan for diesel engines: “The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty – especially for our customers. We have therefore decided on additional measures to reassure...


Daimler and Chery agree EV brand name use

14 July 2017

Daimler and Chery have formally agreed on the usage of the EQ/eQ brand name for their respective new energy vehicle (NEV) products and brands.


Mercedes Untertürkheim plant to make EV batteries

13 July 2017

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it Untertürkheim powertrain facility will add electrified powertrain components, including batteries.


Daimler emissions charges affect 'over 1m' cars

13 July 2017

A report in a German newspaper says that Daimler is being accused by prosecutors in Germany of selling over a million diesel cars in the US and Europe with excessive emissions.


Mercedes-Benz enhances voice control system

13 July 2017

Mercedes-Benz says it is further enhancing the performance of the 'Linguatronic' voice control system on the E-Class.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Omnibus to equip Allison T270R

13 July 2017

Mercedes-Benz and its official dealer Colcar joined with Allison Transmission to develop a new bus for public passenger transport. The Omnibus OF1621 Euro V is equipped with the fully automatic Allison T270R, which features a retarder to extend brake...


Mercedes Düsseldorf plant to build e-Sprinter

11 July 2017

As it prepares to make the next generation Sprinter van, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed agreement with the works council to make the electric-drive Sprinter at the model's lead plant of Düsseldorf.


Valmet begins three shifts as Mercedes work grows

10 July 2017

Valmet Automotive has started three shifts today (10 July) for the first time following strong demand for Mercedes-Benz models which it manufactures.


Mercedes claims June and H1 sales records

6 July 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars claimed new records after June 2017 sales rose 11.1% to 209,309 cars and the half year tally 13.7% to 1,144,274.


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces ratings for six large cars

6 July 2017

The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The three cars qualify for Top Safety Pick+, the Institutes highest...


Daimler advances EV JV with Chinese partner

5 July 2017

Daimler and BAIC have announced a framework agreement to further deepen cooperation at their Sino-German production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive.

Mercedes-Benz news

Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


IAA world debuts - Honda Jazz facelift

14 August 2017

Honda Motor Europe is the latest OEM to announce a motor show world debut for the IAA: the Jazz i...


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...


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 cont...


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...


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

8 August 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V447000 Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz USA Components: Steering Potentia...



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