Mercedes-Benz confirms production of compact SUV
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Mercedes-Benz confirms production of compact SUV

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed one of its worst-kept secrets that it will produce a new compact SUV at its Rastatt plant in Germany alongside the new A-Class and B-Class with which it shares its platform. As previously reported by CarAdvice, the new baby SUV, potentially to be called the BLK or GLC, will join Mercedes’ Australian line-up by 2014 to take on the Audi Q3 and BMW X1...


Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell to feature Tesla electric drivetrain
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Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell to feature Tesla electric drivetrain

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell will employ an electric drivetrain developed by Tesla Motors, according to international reports. Germany's Automobilwoche reports Mercedes' parent company Daimler has given a contract to the US-based electric vehicle expert to develop the compact MPV’s electric powertrain with a view to launching the zero-emission small car in 2014...


BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi embrace the blogosphere
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BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi embrace the blogosphere

BMW, Mercedes-Benz and other luxury brands are engaging with internet bloggers in an effort to target younger audiences who favour social media platforms over traditional media such as television and newspapers. Bloomberg reports the move follows Volvo inviting 21-year-old Adnan Ebrahim, a blogger who runs a London-based website CarThrottle...


BMW, Daimler collaborate on EV project
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BMW, Daimler collaborate on EV project

Very rarely do BMW and Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes-Benz – see eye to eye, and it's even rarer that the two fierce German rivals come together to collaborate on a project. But both luxury car manufacturers have put aside their differences to participate in the Technical University Munich's (TUM) Visio...


Chrysler CEO earns nothing in 2011, Ford's Mulally wins big
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Chrysler CEO earns nothing in 2011, Ford's Mulally wins big

The CEO of Chrysler received no salary, bonuses or stock awards from the company in 2011. Chrysler Group’s annual filing revealed that head honcho Sergio Marchionne declined to take home any money or shares as compensation for his leadership, despite the company returning a profit in 2011...


Nissan and Daimler to produce engines together in the US
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Nissan and Daimler to produce engines together in the US

Nissan and Daimler will produce four-cylinder engines at facilities in Tennessee, USA, from 2014. The engines will power a range of upcoming Infiniti vehicles, as well as future Mercedes-Benz models. The companies plan to produce up to 250,000 engines per year once the project is in full swing...


Nissan-Renault & Daimler partnership remains strong
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Nissan-Renault & Daimler partnership remains strong

With Suzuki and Volkswagen suing each other over a failed alliance, all eyes are on the Nissan-Renault and Daimler partnership, which represents yet another affiliation between a Japanese and German brand. Speaking to the automotive media today, Nissan’s Executive Vice President, Andy Palmer, said the two companies made “a conscious decision not to talk about it (the collaboration) until it was real”...


Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over Maybach development
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Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over Maybach development

Aston Martin and Daimler are reportedly in talks over a deal that would see the British luxury sports car brand build future Maybach models. According to the Financial Times, Daimler is investigating the viability of Aston Martin designing and producing the low-volume super-luxury limousine, and providing Aston with engines in return...


Mercedes-Benz B55 B-Class created by Mercedes-Benz apprentices
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Mercedes-Benz B55 B-Class created by Mercedes-Benz apprentices

Just relax for a second, this is not a production car and will probably never be one. But it is very exciting. A bunch of 12 apprentices working for Daimler at the Rastatt plant in Germany conjured up the idea of creating a Mercedes-Benz B55 V8 B-Class wagon... and then actually built it as a one-off project...


Daimler, Mercedes-Benz to celebrate 125 years of the automobile
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Daimler, Mercedes-Benz to celebrate 125 years of the automobile

Daimler AG is preparing itself for potentially the largest celebration in its long manufacturing history – the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile. On January 29, 1886, Carl Benz filed the patent for his “Vehicle with gas engine drive”. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen was powered by a 954cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, which produced 0...


BMW AG and Daimler AG unite to save money on seats
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BMW AG and Daimler AG unite to save money on seats

Recent company friendship between BMW AG and Daimler AG has surfaced. It seems both companies are aiming to save money so they've put their heads together and conjured up the ultimate cash-saving scheme; seat frame sharing. That's right, the two rivaling companies have announced they will cooperate on a deal to see the production of the same seat frames be made for some of the production BMW and Mercedes-Benz models...


Daimler & Toyota team up on fuel-cell technology
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Daimler & Toyota team up on fuel-cell technology

If anyone was taking bets, not many would've put their money on the likelihood of a Toyota and Daimler partnership, nonetheless a report in the Financial Times Deutschland suggest the two companies will join forces to fast-track fuel-cell technology development...


Renault-Nissan, Daimler reach sharing and collaboration agreement
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Renault-Nissan, Daimler reach sharing and collaboration agreement

As hinted at earlier this week, Renault-Nissan and Daimler have announced a wide-ranging strategic cooperation that spans from powertrain sharing and co-development on future products to cross-shareholding. Meeting in Brussels, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, and Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, announced an equity exchange that will give Renault and Nissan each a 1...