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Mercedes-Benz considering expanded small-car range: report
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Mercedes-Benz considering expanded small-car range: report

Mercedes-Benz could expand its front-wheel-drive family when it launches its next-generation small-car architecture in 2018. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters the premium German manufacturer is currently planning its future vehicle line-up and is looking at further diversifying its small-car range...


More EU nations may ban sale of Mercedes-Benz vehicles
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More EU nations may ban sale of Mercedes-Benz vehicles

More European Union nations may join France in banning the sale of certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles containing a prohibited refrigerant after the 28 member governments agreed to take action against the defiant German car maker...


Ford shares three-cylinder EcoBoost engine know-how with Daimler
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Ford shares three-cylinder EcoBoost engine know-how with Daimler

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has shared intelligence on its fuel-efficient petrol engines with Ford in exchange for intimate information on the blue oval's highly awarded three-cylinder EcoBoost powerplant. Automotive News reports Daimler has spent time dissecting the 1...


Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over engine partnership: report
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Aston Martin, Daimler in talks over engine partnership: report

Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have held early talks over a proposed technical partnership to create new engines for the iconic British manufacturer. Aston Martin is actively seeking a collaborator to reduce spending on its next-generation sports cars, and German powerhouse Daimler is understood to be the preferred partner of Aston co-owner Investindustrial...


Daimler envisions the future with innovative transportation concepts
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Daimler envisions the future with innovative transportation concepts

Daimler has provided a glimpse into its vision for the future of transportation, revealing new concepts that expand the role of cars beyond driving. Developed under the slogan ‘Future needs Utopia’, Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart – worked with a team of architecture, construction, design and philosophy experts with a special focus on innovation and the future to devise the concepts that make cars an integral part of future societies...


Daimler boss Zetsche earns three-year contract extension
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Daimler boss Zetsche earns three-year contract extension

The head of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz has been given three more years to lift his company's lethargic profits and sales and attempt to close the gap to its luxury German rivals. The supervisory board of Daimler AG voted to extend the contract of Dr Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, until the end of 2016 – two years short of the five-year extension he was widely expected to earn...


Infiniti Q50 headed to Geneva with four-cylinder Daimler engines
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Infiniti Q50 headed to Geneva with four-cylinder Daimler engines

The Infiniti Q50 will make its European debut at next month's 2013 Geneva motor show with engines sourced from Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler. Infiniti is set to take the wraps off its new Q50 premium mid-sized sedan – fresh from its international debut at the Detroit auto show in January – with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines based on those used to power the Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


Mercedes-Benz Formula One under full control of Daimler: report
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Mercedes-Benz Formula One under full control of Daimler: report

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is now under the full control of Daimler, after the company bought out a remaining stake in the motorsport group. Industry journal Automotive News reports Daimler bought the 40 per cent stake in the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Aabar Investments PJSC for an as yet undisclosed amount...


Smart Fortwo, Forfour city cars delayed
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Smart Fortwo, Forfour city cars delayed

The all-new Smart Fortwo city car is running around 12 months behind schedule and, according to a Mercedes-Benz source, should have already been on sale. The crucial new model for Daimler's underperforming micro-car brand, which is being jointly developed with Renault-Nissan and was previewed by the Smart Forstars concept (above) at the 2012 Paris motor show, is likely to debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March, although this may stretch out to Frankfurt in September...


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...