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ANALYSIS - Mercedes-Benz Vans' electric future

18 July 2018

OEMs are increasingly tasking their light commercial divisions with responsibility for certain passenger models too. Mercedes-Benz Vans is no exception, with the V-Class and X-Class being two of the better known model lines. The Vito though, is a bigger seller than either, with the premium pricing of multi-occupant luxury variants and new electric LCV versions greatly assisting the rising profits of the Vans division.


Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Mercedes reinvents luxury pick-up segment with X-Class

22 March 2018

If we overlook the Lincoln Mark LT and Cadillac Escalade EXT, discontinued ten and five years ago respectively, Mercedes-Benz is the first luxury brand with a global reach to launch a pick-up. Will the new X-Class succeed in the parts of the world - and North America isn't one of them - where Mercedes-Benz Vans has begun to sell 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 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.

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Daimler's Lab1886 Innovation Hub opens in Atlanta

17 July 2018

Daimler AG is expanding its global innovation network. Lab1886's new location in Atlanta (Georgia, US) has officially opened. Guests at the event included Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, as well as Silicon Valley icon and investor Guy Kawasaki.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz eCitaro makes its world premiere at IAA Preview

12 July 2018

It emits zero local emissions and runs almost silently. It combines the thousand fold proven platform of Mercedes-Benz' best-selling city bus with new technological solutions and an independent design. The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro takes electric...


Daimler and Bosch select Nvidia AI platform

11 July 2018

In their alliance to put highly automated and driverless vehicles on urban streets, Bosch and Daimler have specified the computing power needed for their prospective system.


Bosch and Daimler select California for driverless shuttles test

11 July 2018

Bosch and Daimler are speeding up the development of fully-automated and driverless driving (SAE Level 4/5) and the partners have chosen California as the pilot location for the first test fleet.


just-auto Plus only Daimler extends its research partnership with Tsinghua University

11 July 2018

Daimler and its partner Tsinghua University signed an agreement in Berlin to further deepen their cooperative efforts on sustainable transportation research in China. The Sino-German cooperation agreement was signed in the presence of German Chancellor Dr...


Valmet starts A-Class production in Finland

10 July 2018

Valmet Automotive has started production of the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 3.3% in H1 2018

9 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz can look back on the strongest-selling quarter in the companies’ history. From April to June, 594,528 customers received their new Mercedes-Benz (+1.9%). Thus, Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles than ever before in a half-year: Since the...


Daimler gets approval for driverless testing in Beijing

6 July 2018

Daimler says it has received the authorities' approval for highly automated driving (level 4) test area road use in Beijing following extensive closed-course testing.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans unveils Concept Sprinter F-Cell

5 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans is set to enhance the eDrive@Vans strategy with the fuel cell. Using the example of a semi-integrated motorhome, the Concept Sprinter F-Cell illustrates the full breadth of the characteristic benefits of a fuel cell from long range to...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales drops 9.9% in June 2018

4 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz US (MBUSA) reported June sales of 26,191 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 9.7% from the best-ever June sales reported during the same time period last year at 28,994 vehicles sold. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported June sales of 2,808 units and...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US announces senior management changes

3 July 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced new appointments within its senior management team at its corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. All appointments are effective immediately. Rory Hepner: General manager, Strategic Retail Development Rory Hepner,...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Cars announces personnel changes

28 June 2018

Dr Jens Thiemer, vice president marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars, is leaving the company at his own request, effective immediately. Thiemer took over the Marketing function in the middle of 2013. Mercedes-Benz will inform you about the future staffing of the...


just-auto Plus only Daimler mobility services marks 22.9m customers worldwide

27 June 2018

Daimler Financial Services AG announced a new record in total number of customer for mobility services worldwide. In May 2018, the customer base for car2go, moovel and mytaxi totalled 22.9m customers. This corresponds to an 88% increase year over year,...


just-auto Plus only Daimler and Xilinx join over advanced AI applications

27 June 2018

Xilinx and Daimler AG announced that the two companies are collaborating on an in-car system using Xilinx technology for artificial intelligence (AI) processing in automotive applications. Powered by a Xilinx automotive platform consisting of system-on-a-chip...


Mercedes spending EUR600m to expand South African car plant

26 June 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would produce the next generation C-Class at its East London, South Africa factory which would be expanded at a cost of EUR600m.


Daimler completes construction of Polish engine plant

22 June 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it had almost completed construction work on a new engine plant in Jawor, Poland, with the basic structure of the new factory in place.


Daimler lowers profit expectations for 2018

21 June 2018

Daimler has lowered its guidance for earnings this year on the back of 'current developments' that includes the impact of higher tariffs on US-made Mercedes-Benz cars imported into China.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans uses Automotive Grade Linux platform for its commercial vehicles.

21 June 2018

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for the connected car, announced that Mercedes-Benz Vans is using AGL as a foundation for a new onboard operating system for its commercial...


New Mercedes C-class engines have 48V starter/alternator

20 June 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a new generation of I4 petrol engines with the C-Class mid-life facelift, adding a 48 volt system with belt-driven starter/alternator to 1.5-litre versions in the C200.


Daimler Trucks builds 1m 'standardised' heavy duty engines

18 June 2018

The Mercedes-Benz Mannheim Plant and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Detroit Diesel Corporation together have produced 1m heavy duty engines.


Mercedes expanding German truck R&D centre

15 June 2018

Ten years after the opening of the development and testing centre (EVZ) in Woerth am Rhein, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will spend another EUR50m at the 'centre of competence' for commercial vehicle development work. A "symbolic" ground-breaking was held at the site today (15 June).


Daimler told to recall vehicles with 'unauthorised' emissions defeat devices

13 June 2018

The German government ordered Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with unauthorised emissions defeat devices, a media report said.


Mercedes host 240 US suppliers at annual forum

11 June 2018

Purchasing and operations managers of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) have met with representatives of 240 suppliers at the company's annual supplier forum.


Mercedes-Benz vans launches new telematics with redesigned Sprinter

11 June 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans claims its redesigned Sprinter large van line sets new standards for digitisation and connectivity as it launches 18 'Mercedes PRO' digital services in eight telematics packages, offered free of charge in Germany until September.


2018 Busan motor show - list of world debuts

11 June 2018

BIMOS 2018, the biennial Busan International Motor Show, opened its doors to the media on 7 June. Below is list of world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Argentina rolls out Omnibus with Allison T270R transmission

11 June 2018

Less than a year after Mercedes-Benz and its official dealer Colcar teamed with Allison Transmission to unveil a new bus for public passenger transport, the Omnibus OF1621 is now in service with more than 20 transit systems. The front-engine OF1621 with an...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Cars names new global communications head

8 June 2018

Katja Bott will assume responsibility for the global communications of Mercedes-Benz Cars in autumn. This includes the Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG and smart passenger car brands. She will succeed Bettina Fetzer, who will take maternity leave...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 2.3% in May 2018

7 June 2018

Mercedes-Benz sold more vehicles around the world last month than ever before in a May: A total of 198,187 cars with the three-pointed star were handed over to customers (+2.3%). The premium brand thus achieved best-ever unit sales for the 63rd month in...


Mercedes launches subscription service in US

6 June 2018

Mercedes-Benz has launched a subscription service for its cars in the US. For an entry price of just over US$1,000 a month, 'Mercedes-Benz Collection' is designed for 'those drivers who prefer the variety and convenience of a subscription service'.


Mercedes breaks ground for Hungarian 'full flex' car plant

5 June 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground for the automaker's first "Full-Flex Plant", in Kecskemét, Hungary, about 90km south of Budapest.

Mercedes-Benz news

ANALYSIS - Mercedes-Benz Vans' electric future

18 July 2018

OEMs are increasingly tasking their light commercial divisions with responsibility for certain pa...


Daimler's Lab1886 Innovation Hub opens in Atlanta

17 July 2018

Daimler AG is expanding its global innovation network. Lab1886's new location in Atlanta (Georgia...


Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 July 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on Cali...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz eCitaro makes its world premiere at IAA Preview

12 July 2018

It emits zero local emissions and runs almost silently. It combines the thousand fold proven plat...


Daimler and Bosch select Nvidia AI platform

11 July 2018

In their alliance to put highly automated and driverless vehicles on urban streets, Bosch and Dai...


Bosch and Daimler select California for driverless shuttles test

11 July 2018

Bosch and Daimler are speeding up the development of fully-automated and driverless driving (SAE...



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