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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


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to set up electric vehicle production in the US

22 September 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to engineer and manufacture the world's most attractive vehicles, Mercedes-Benz will set up electric vehicle production in the US. The company plans to produce EQ-branded SUV models at MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz US...


just-auto Plus only Borbet premieres new VTX-wheel

14 September 2017

Just in time for the IAA 2017, Borbet presents a world premiere. The new VTX-wheel from the "Premium" category wins through its noble and spirited rotor design, which appears sporty and in full need of rotation.  Ten spokes, which glide...


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Velodyne wins Mercedes sensor system contract

13 September 2017

Velodyne LiDAR has announced its selection by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development as a critical sensor supplier (VLP-32C Ultra Puck) for the further development of fully automated and driverless vehicles.


just-auto Plus only New adaptive engine mount technology for Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

13 September 2017

The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S adopts second-generation system to combine control and refinement  The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S uses second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mounts from BWI Group, the advanced chassis technology supplier, to...


Frankfurt: Mercedes launches new digital service for media

11 September 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand will launch a new digital service for journalists, bloggers and other so-called 'multipliers' at the Frankfurt show this week.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz presents new In-Car Office services

8 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz is another step closer to turning the car into a mobile assistant: for customers in Germany and Great Britain certain functions in the car can now be controlled with the Amazon Alexa voice service via Mercedes me. The new "In-Car...


Mercedes-Benz Vans marks 10 years of van joint venture in China

7 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans celebrated 10 years in China with its joint venture Fujian Benz Automotive (FBAC). The division held a ceremony at the FBAC plant in Fuzhou in south-east China.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz global sales up 9% in August 2017

7 September 2017

Last month, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars worldwide than ever before in an August. Altogether, 170,341 automobiles with the three-pointed star were handed over to customers (+9.0%). In the first eight months of the year, 1,496,406 units were sold, which is an...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-5/Mercedes C-Class five star rating

7 September 2017

Three new safety ratings covering a range of vehicle segments have today been published by independent safety authority, ANCAP. The Mazda CX-5 which was released into the Australasian market in April has carried through the brand’s safety commitment...


FRANKFURT - Daimler to demo EQ Ready EV buyers help app

6 September 2017

Daimler claims its new EQ Ready app will help motorists decide whether it makes sense for them to switch to an electric car or hybrid.


TIDAL music partners with Mercedes-Benz

6 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz and music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, have announced a long-term partnership. In the next few months, Mercedes-Benz customers that have connected their car to the 'Mercedes me' Portal will be able to access a complimentary TIDAL HiFi membership.


just-auto Plus only Daimler introduces new EQ Ready app to optimise virtual e-driving experience

6 September 2017

Ready for e-mobility? The new EQ Ready app helps motorists decide whether it makes sense for them personally to switch to an electric car or hybrid. The smartphone app can record real journeys made by the user, analyse his or her everyday mobility behaviour...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US sells 25,373 units in August 2017

5 September 2017

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) reported August sales of 25,373 units, compared to 28,404 vehicles sold during the same month last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totalled 213,242 units, down 2.9% from the previous year. Mercedes-Benz Vans...


Mercedes-Benz Vans sets up ride share JV with US start up Via

4 September 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Vans is entering the ride-sharing sector by setting up a joint venture with US startup company Via to bring the service to Europe.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz Vans to launch two new V-Class models at IAA

24 August 2017

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class is now more successful than ever before. Over the first six months of 2017, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased worldwide deliveries of its MPV by almost a quarter compared with the same period last year – so setting a new record....


Car2go Montreal features Mercedes CLA and GLA models

23 August 2017

Car2go says its 50,000-plus Montreal members are now able to use all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA four-door five passenger vehicles.


2017 Pebble Beach Concours - world debuts

21 August 2017

Monterey Automotive Week, including the 66th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place on California's Monterey Peninsula between 15 and 20 August. The following is a list of concept and new model world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz GLC surpasses one million sales since launch

18 August 2017

Since the market launch in 2008, the sales figures of the successful GLC and its predecessor GLK reached more than one million vehicles. The model is produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen and shipped globally. GLC has a meaning. The "G"...


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.


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-Benz US recalls 2017 smart fortwo vehicles; knuckle

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-Benz US recalls 2016 smart fortwo vehicles to replace parking brake cable

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 for metal spare part

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 trade-in 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...

Mercedes-Benz news

just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz to set up electric vehicle production in the US

22 September 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to engineer and manufacture the world's most attractive veh...


just-auto Plus only Borbet premieres new VTX-wheel

14 September 2017

Just in time for the IAA 2017, Borbet presents a world premiere. The new VTX-wheel from the "...


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important producti...


Velodyne wins Mercedes sensor system contract

13 September 2017

Velodyne LiDAR has announced its selection by Mercedes-Benz Research & Development as a criti...


just-auto Plus only New adaptive engine mount technology for Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

13 September 2017

The Mercedes-AMG E 63 S adopts second-generation system to combine control and refinement The...


Frankfurt: Mercedes launches new digital service for media

11 September 2017

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand will launch a new digital service for journalists, bloggers and oth...



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