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Latest insights


ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz hybrid & electric vehicles [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 and pick-ups

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 David Weill, Vice-President Marketing & Business Development, Faurecia Interior Systems

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


2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - Bentley Bentayga V8 world debut

12 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


DETROIT - Mercedes launching G-class with resin cube '79

12 January 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is launching its redesigned G-Class at the Detroit show with the claimed "world's biggest installation of synthetic resin".


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz on final leg of automated test drive in the US

12 January 2018

When the school bus stops, all other vehicles around have to stop too. Speed limit signs exist that are not found anywhere else in the world. There are dedicated lanes for carpools, laws permitting traffic overtaking on the right, and lane markings consisting...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Argentina unveils Allison transmission equipped OF1621 bus

11 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz Argentina and its official dealer Colcar teamed up with Allison to develop a new bus for public passenger transportation. The front-engine OF1621 chassis is equipped with a T270 fully automatic transmission, which features a retarder to extend...


just-auto Plus only Daimler expands its cooperation with further investment in What3words

11 January 2018

Daimler AG is expanding cooperation with the start-up What3words. As part of the move, the company took part in a round of financing by What3words and acquired a share of around ten percent. In addition, Mercedes-Benz will be the first automobile manufacturer...


CES - Mercedes shows MBUX telematics platform

10 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz has premiered its MBUX telematics platform at the CES in Las Vegas. It says the 'intuitive and intelligent multimedia system' will enter series production this year in the new A-Class.


CES - Automotive exhibitor world premieres

10 January 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Rinspeed, the Toyota Research Institute, Toyota Motor Corporation and Volkswagen had new technology on show.


Mercedes-Benz Cars global sales up 8.8% in 2017

9 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz achieved its most successful year of all time in 2017, increasing its unit sales by 9.9% to 2,289,344 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans global sales surge 12% in 2017

8 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved a new record for unit sales in 2017 and for the first time passed the mark of 400,000 vehicles sold. The division has thus grown continuously for five consecutive years. On the basis of initial December results, the division...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 10% in December 2017

4 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever December total of 35,203 units, an increase of 10% from the 32,011 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever December sales...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Trucks first eleven month global sales up 12%

28 December 2017

Daimler Trucks increased its worldwide deliveries in the first eleven months of 2017 by 12% year on year to 422,500 units, despite the continuation of disparate market conditions. Until the end of November, more trucks were delivered than in the whole of last...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz rolls off its first Citaro hybrid bus

27 December 2017

On 22 December, the first new Citaro hybrid buses left the factory and will gradually go into service with Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen AG (SSB). They will be used to carry passengers on inner-city routes in Stuttgart. Based on the hybrid technology recently...


just-auto Plus only Daimler trucks and buses plans further investment in Brazil

27 December 2017

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil is delivering good sales figures this year, inspite a very difficult economic climate and declining commercial vehicle markets in recent years. A number of large-scale orders are having a positive impact on Mercedes-Benz‘ business...


Mercedes-Benz/BVG/Via team for ridesharing in Berlin

22 December 2017

German transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) and ViaVan, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz Vans and Via, have joined forces to form a rideshare research and development collaboration.


Mercedes-Benz plans design centre in France

18 December 2017

In 2018, Mercedes-Benz will open a new design centre in France's "Silicon Valley" on the Côte d'Azur.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz begins fourth leg of test drive in South Africa

18 December 2017

Road traffic in South Africa presents some very special challenges: different road surfaces, wildlife on rural roads and many pedestrians in the city as well as in the interurban traffic who often cross lanes completely unexpectedly. Automated and autonomous...


Moovel/SSB to pilot new mobility service in Stuttgart

13 December 2017

Moovel Group and the Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) are to pilot a new mobility service in the German city, which customers can book on demand.


Mercedes sets November record, Smart not so much

6 December 2017

Mercedes-Benz delivered 195,698 vehicles in November, a rise of 7.2% year on year and the 57th successive record month in succession.


just-auto Plus only Daimler strengthening its truck business in China

6 December 2017

Daimler is strengthening the focus of its truck organisation for the Chinese market by implementing a dedicated responsibility within the divisonal board of Daimler Trucks. As of 1 January 2018, Sven Ennerst will take over responsibility for the...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales up 1.6% in November 2017

4 December 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported November sales of 30,838 units, an increase of 1.6% from the 30,363 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever November sales with 3,274 units (up 27.7%) and smart reported 130...


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz begins third leg of test drive in Australia

30 November 2017

Turning off to the right from the left-hand lane, flashing speed limit traffic signs, kangaroos jumping over the road: road traffic in Australia presents some very special challenges. Automated and autonomous vehicles have to be aware of these peculiarities....


Another round of five star Euro NCAP results

29 November 2017

Euro NCAP has published its latest safety ratings of eight new vehicles, four launched this year, and five star ratings dominate.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Trucks appoints new head of digital solutions and services

28 November 2017

On 1 January 2018 Volker Hansen will become the new general manager of Fleetboard GmbH, the world's most successful provider of connected services for commercial vehicles. In this position he also becomes head of Digital Solutions and Services at...


Mercedes names first EV city bus buyer

27 November 2017

Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr will be the first customer for Mercedes-Benz's full electric city bus though Daimler is keeping its new product close to home.


Mercedes starts drip feeding new A-class details

23 November 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has revealed a stunning cockpit design for its upcoming redesigned A-Class.


Mercedes starts taking e-Vito orders in Germany

20 November 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the mid-size eVito, now available to order, with deliveries commencing in the second half of 2018.


Daimler opens new digital hub in Tel Aviv

20 November 2017

Daimler has set up a Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Centre in Tel Aviv focusing on digital vehicle and mobility services.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant produces 8m vehicles in 40 years

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:...

Mercedes-Benz news

2018 DETROIT SHOW - world debuts list

16 January 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 NAIAS are named below on just-auto's list....


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - Bentley Bentayga V8 world debut

12 January 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's lates...


DETROIT - Mercedes launching G-class with resin cube '79

12 January 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz is launching its redesigned G-Class at the Detroit show with the claimed...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz on final leg of automated test drive in the US

12 January 2018

When the school bus stops, all other vehicles around have to stop too. Speed limit signs exist th...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Argentina unveils Allison transmission equipped OF1621 bus

11 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz Argentina and its official dealer Colcar teamed up with Allison to develop a new bu...


just-auto Plus only Daimler expands its cooperation with further investment in What3words

11 January 2018

Daimler AG is expanding cooperation with the start-up What3words. As part of the move, the compan...



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