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Mercedes-Benz talking with Tesla on LCVs, Geely on cooperation

Dieter Zetsche, outgoing CEO of Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, has said talks regarding electric commercial vehicles "are happening" with Tesla The two carmakers have been in contact since November, when Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, tweeted: "Maybe interesting to work with Daimler/Mercedes on an electric Sprinter. That’s a great van...

Mercedes-Benz O-Class trademarked in Europe

The filings for various Mercedes-Benz O-Class models have been made with the European Intellectual Property Office on February 4, 2019. According to AutoGuide, the company has filed trademark applications for O 120, O 140, O 180, and O 200 model names...

2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 C-Class, over concerns about the car's ESP software. According to the company, the car's ESP software might not meet specifications. In some situations, the brake lights might stay switched on and an error message will be displayed on the instrument cluster...

Mercedes-Benz EQV electric people mover confirmed

At the launch of the facelifted V-Class, the automaker confirmed the newest member of its electric car range: the Mercedes-Benz EQV. It's understood the EQV will ride on the current Vito/V-Class platform rather a dedicated electric vehicle architecture. As such it will be developed by Daimler's commercial vehicle division...

2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class revealed

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its facelifted V-Class van, complete with the promise of a fully-electric variant, ahead of a third-quarter arrival in Australia. As you'd expect of a mid-life tickle, changes to the V-Class are subtle on the outside. The front bumper has been redesigned in search of a more aggressive stance, while the AMG Line package now brings a diamond radiator grille in keeping with the wider range...

2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 Sprinter, over concerns about the electronic door locks. According to the company, the electronic door locks could have been installed with an incorrect operating lever. As a result, the front driver's hinged door, load compartment sliding door and rear-right door could be impossible to open from the inside or outside...

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spied

The Mercedes-AMG GLB35, a performance-oriented variant of the company's upcoming crossover, has been photographed during winter testing. This is the first evidence we've seen of an AMG-tuned version of the GLB. We believe it is a 35 model, sharing the drivetrain of the A35 hatch unveiled late last year. Should that be the case, this crossover will have a 2...

2018 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, CLA recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 B-Class and CLA over concerns about an issue with the automatic occupant detection system in the front passenger seat. If a child seat is installed facing backwards in the passenger seat, it's possible the airbag might not automatically turn off...

Mercedes-Benz selling vehicle upgrades through MBUX

Mercedes has made much of its new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, with its natural voice input and clever augmented-reality capability. As it turns out, the system will also allow owners to remotely unlock certain functions after they've bought the car...

Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags

Car companies are calling for registration bans to be expanded to include the remaining 1.3 million vehicles equipped with dodgy Takata airbags – in addition to 12,000 currently under a compulsory recall – because tens of thousands of customers are refusing to have them fixed...