Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
FOLLOW US
Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020

Most Recent posts

Smart to go all-electric in Europe by 2020

Dieter Zetsche, boss of Mercedes-Benz, has confirmed the Smart micro car brand will go all-electric in European markets by the end of the decade...

Recent Posts
Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report
15
Comments

Volvos could soon have Mercedes-Benz engines – report

Swedish manufacturer Volvo could soon feature engines from the Mercedes-Benz range, according to a new report out of Germany. Manager Magazin claims the German marque's parent, Daimler, is considering working closer with Volvo's Chinese parent Geely – it's also worth noting Geely's boss and principal owner, Li Shufu, owns a 9.7 per cent share in Daimler...


Smart ForTwo turned into rolling disco – video
4
Comments

Smart ForTwo turned into rolling disco – video

There are plenty of cars well suited to carting around the makings of a disco. Vans, for example, have plenty of space for the speakers, lights, smoke machines and equipment necessary for a big party. In a marketing tie-up with a product designer Konstantin Grcic, Smart took what was arguably the least-suited car for carting equipment around – the ForTwo – and turned it into the Mobile Disco...


Geely chairman becomes largest Daimler stakeholder
37
Comments

Geely chairman becomes largest Daimler stakeholder

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has confirmed Li Shufu, founder and chairman of Geely, has aquired a 9.69 per cent stake in the German van, truck and luxury car maker. According to The Detroit News and other outlets, Li's stake in the German company cost around €7.3 billion ($11.5 billion)...


Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe
8
Comments

Mercedes-AMG trademarks '40', '50' and '73' badges in Europe

It seems Mercedes-AMG could be mulling a new line of  '40', '50' and '73' models, after trademarking several model names with new number designations. Documents submitted last year by Daimler to the European Union Patent and Trademark Office show Mercedes-AMG has trademarked 'AMG 40', 'AMG 50', 'S73', 'GLS73' and 'G73' for use in Europe...


BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network
17
Comments

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network

BMW, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), Ford and Volkswagen have joined forces to roll out a fast charging network for electric cars across Europe. Ionity, a new joint venture company equally owned by the four automakers, plans to have approximately 400 high-power charging stations open "across European major thoroughfares" by 2020...


Smart teases autonomous EV concept ahead of Frankfurt reveal
3
Comments

Smart teases autonomous EV concept ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Smart has taken to social media to tease its upcoming concept bound for the Frankfurt motor show next month - an autonomous electric vehicle. Pitched as "the smart vision of urban mobility for tomorrow", not much is given away by the Mercedes-Benz micro car subsidiary other than the image of the vehicle's face posted on Instagram, which replaces the traditional front grille with a screen saying "on my way"...


German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure
83
Comments

German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure

German car manufacturers have been put on notice by a senior political figure who is urging the country’s auto industry to challenge Tesla in the field of electric vehicles. Speaking at a public forum in Berlin on the weekend, Peter Altmaier, who is German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, said he was disappointed no car manufacturer had come close to matching Tesla’s electric vehicle performance parameters...


Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade
130
Comments

Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade

After an event billed as the National Diesel Forum, involving Germany's top political leaders, the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Opel and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) have agreed to upgrade millions of diesel vehicles to cut their pollution output...


Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided
142
Comments

Fiat Chrysler sued over diesel emissions cheating, Mercedes-Benz offices raided

In the wake of Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have been cast into the spotlight, as authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have launched new actions into possible cases of emission testing defeat devices being used to illegally pass vehicles for sale...


Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear
36
Comments

Mercedes-Benz to recall 1 million cars globally for engine fires, local impact unclear

Mercedes-Benz will recall around 1 million vehicles across various model lines, after numerous reports of engine fires as a result of a faulty fuse. According to a report published by industry journal Automotive News, parent company Daimler announced the recall after 51 fires were reported - the majority being in the USA...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
4
Comments

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Chinese car maker BAIC in talks to buy stake in Daimler
1
Comments

Chinese car maker BAIC in talks to buy stake in Daimler

Beijing-based car maker BAIC is currently in negotiations with Daimler about purchasing a stake in the German luxury automaker. Before the 2015 Frankfurt motor show kicked off this week, Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's CEO, confirmed to Reuters that the parent of Mercedes-Benz was in talks with BAIC...


Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal
15
Comments

Nokia sells Here mapping business to Audi, BMW, Daimler in $4.2 billion deal

Finnish technology company Nokia has confirmed an agreement to sell its Here digital mapping and location services business to a new joint venture partnership between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler. The deal will form part of Nokia’s plan to focus on networking technologies,  but for Here’s new German owners, the acquisition is an important building block in the development of fully autonomous vehicles...


Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating
7
Comments

Daimler sells its stake in Tesla but will keep collaborating

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG has unexpectedly sold its four per cent stake in “bold partner” Tesla for about US$780 million ($890m), but will retain its collaboration with the Silicon Valley brand.  The cash injection will be pumped into Daimler’s operational business...


Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV
3
Comments

Daimler has no plans to take over Aston Martin, rules out Smart SUV

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has no plans to increase its stake in British sports car maker Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chairman, spoke to Autocar at the recent Paris motor show and is quoted as saying that "there are no plans to increase our stake [in Aston Martin] or take over"...


Daimler, BYD launch Denza EV into Chinese market
9
Comments

Daimler, BYD launch Denza EV into Chinese market

A collaboration between Daimler and Chinese car maker BYD has yielded its first fruit, the China-only Denza electric vehicle. The Denza, which looks like a mashup between a stretched B-Class hatch and a Tatra T700, is built in a factory in Shenzhen, China, right on the border with Hong Kong...


Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report
6
Comments

Daimler increases stake in Aston Martin, expands component sharing - report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will increase its stake in Aston Martin and supply the British sports car maker with electric and electronic parts in a deepening of the partnership formed last year. Bloomberg reports Daimler will receive another one per cent stake in the business, increasing its share of Aston Martin to five per cent...


Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied
7
Comments

Smart Fortwo Brabus: New pocket-rocket spied

A prototype of the new Smart Fortwo Brabus has been spied testing on public roads in Europe. The camouflaged pocket-rocket, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, appears less than a week after Daimler’s city-car division officially unveiled its pint-sized third-generation Fortwo and larger second-gen Forfour...


Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany
5
Comments

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz truck demonstrated in Germany

Daimler Trucks has demonstrated the self-driving Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 along a stretch of Autobahn in Germany in front of hundreds of guests including journalists, government officials and captains of industry. The Highway Pilot system fitted to the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is capable of autonomously driving at speeds up to 85km/h...