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Interior design and technology – Mercedes-Benz 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.


Future vehicles - Mercedes-Benz EQ electrified models

7 August 2018

A series which examines the existing and next models for Daimler's passenger vehicle divisions now concludes with a look at what's coming for the EQ sub-brand. This follows recent features on Denza, smart, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and Mercedes-AMG models.

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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Mercedes launches 'GLC F-Cell' hydrogen/PHEV powertrain

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 Gaggenau 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 and Bosch to test automated on-demand ride-hailing service in San Jose

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 a year ahead of plan

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 worldwide

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...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores three new models five star rating

25 October 2018

ANCAP, Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, has commended the safety specification and safety performance of the newly released Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES300h – all achieving 5 star ANCAP safety...


Daimler Mobility and Geely Group form premium ride-hailing JV in China

24 October 2018

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Volvo Cars' owner Geely Holding Group's new business entity, announced they will form a premium ride hailing joint venture in China.


Mercedes-Benz Procurement scouting for South Korea suppliers

24 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz Cars Procurement said it is scouting for suppliers amongst "the trendsetters of consumer electronics with a focus on innovative ideas" at the Korea Electronics Show (KES).


Grocers trialling electric Mercedes Actros in Germany

23 October 2018

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered a fully electric eActros for on-road testing to EDEKA, the German retail association which will test the 25-tonne truck with refrigerated body for a year in Berlin, using it to transport fresh, temperature-sensitive foodstuffs.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz expands road trials of all-electric heavy-duty eActros trucks

22 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has delivered yet another all-electric eActros to a customer for on-road testing. The recipient this time around is Meyer-Logistik. For one year, the company based in Friedrichsdorf in Hessen will now be test-driving a 25-tonne truck with...


Diesel, R134a, costs clobber Daimler bottom line

19 October 2018

Citing "recent developments" as a cause Daimler has "reassessed" its full year 2018 profit forecasts for Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Buses and the group as a whole.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Marketing under new leadership

15 October 2018

Bettina Fetzer (38) will take over as head of Mercedes-Benz Marketing on 1 November 2018. Following various positions in the communications department of Daimler AG, Fetzer was most recently in charge of global products and brands PR at Mercedes-Benz...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany names new sales head

15 October 2018

Effective 1 November 2018, Andreas Schmid (58) will take over management of the Trucks Sales District Wurttemberg and serve as acting manager of the Trucks Sales District Bavaria. At present, Schmid is part of the management board of Mercedes-Benz Sales...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz S 560 e ready for launch

10 October 2018

The third generation of the plug-in hybrid from Mercedes-Benz is due to be launched. The new S 560 e (combined fuel consumption: 2.6-2.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 59-57g/km, combined electrical consumption: 20.2-20.0kWh/100 km) can be ordered from 10...


Daimler US plant builds first new GLE; breaks ground for battery factory

8 October 2018

Daimler's Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant has built its first GLE on a new SUV platform while a groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the construction of a new battery factory.


WLTP hits Mercedes September sales

8 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz sales fell 8.2% year on year in September to 202,819 vehicles worldwide. Nine-month volume slipped 0.1% to 1,715,087 units.


Has CFO Uebber got the hump with Daimler after Kaellenius elevation?

8 October 2018

Daimler's finance chief Bodo Uebber won't try to renew his contract when it expires in December 2019, the carmaker reportedly said late on Sunday.


Toyota and Mercedes top 2018 auto brands rating

4 October 2018

Automotive brands accounted for 16 of Interbrand's most valuable brands list for 2018 though Apple, Google, and Amazon were the top three.


just-auto Plus only Moovel and FastLinkDTLA launch new ridesharing pilot in Los Angeles

4 October 2018

FastLinkDTLA, Downtown LA’s transportation management-focused public-private partnership, and Moovel, the leading provider of mobile ticketing applications in North America, announced the launch of a new ridesharing pilot that will complement the...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sales down 9.8% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported September sales of 26,169 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 9.8% from September 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever month of 4,448 units (up 44.0%) and smart reported 98 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of...


just-auto Plus only Preh presents HMI and connectivity solutions at IAA

28 September 2018

The Preh Group's presence at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 in Hanover showcases the latest developments in HMI and connectivity. Many features familiar from the passenger car sector have been adapted to the specific requirements of commercial vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes names its future hypercar AMG ONE

28 September 2018

In the run-up to the Paris Motor Show 2018, the performance and sports car brand announces the name of the future hypercar: Mercedes-AMG ONE. The name stands for the highest automotive ambition: to bring Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road. Mercedes-AMG...


Daimler's Zetsche to (eventually) chair supervisory board

26 September 2018

Daimler is to promote R&D chief Ola Kaellenius to management board chairman and head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars division, effective from the shareholders meeting in 2019. That will free up predecessor Dieter Zetsche to take over as chairman of the supervisory board in 2021, replacing Manfred Bischoff.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz receives repeat order for Citaro NGT buses from EMT Madrid

26 September 2018

EMT, the transport company of the Spanish capital Madrid, is set to receive a total of 276 Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT urban buses with natural gas drive in the next two years. This will be the fourth major order from Madrid in quick succession. 672...


Visteon supplies Merc A-class cockpit domain controller

25 September 2018

Several months after the launch of Mercedes-Benz's A-Class (as the sedan version makes its debut), Visteon said it was supplying a claimed industry-first cockpit domain controller, SmartCore, which usies a single silicon chip with multiple central processing units (CPUs).


ZF supplies active belt retractor for Merecdes CLS

25 September 2018

ZF said it had begun volume production of its next generation active control retractor, the ACR8, fitted by Mercedes in the CLS.

Mercedes-Benz news

Mercedes launches 'GLC F-Cell' hydrogen/PHEV powertrain

13 November 2018

Mercedes-Benz has launched an electric vehicle featuring hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug...


Daimler Gaggenau plant makes CV transmission #5m

12 November 2018

Daimler's Gaggenau plant near Rastatt has made its five millionth commercial vehicle transmission...


just-auto Plus only Daimler and Bosch to test automated on-demand ride-hailing service in San Jose

12 November 2018

Located on the southern shore of San Francisco Bay in Silicon Valley, and with more than one mill...


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. Year...


Daimler battery plant now employs 1,000 a year ahead of plan

6 November 2018

Daimler said battery subsidiary Accumotive at Kamenz in Germany would employ around 1,000 people...


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....



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