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Volvo and Mercedes-Benz considering joint engine development - report
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6th Jan 2020
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Volvo and Mercedes-Benz considering joint engine development - report

It's possible, one day in the not-too-distant future, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo cars will be sold with common petrol engines. According to a report in Automobilwoche (via Reuters), Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Geely, which owns Volvo, could soon jointly develop internal combustion engines and, possibly, electric drivetrains too.
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Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance
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24th Sep 2019
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Mercedes-Benz fined $1.4 billion for diesel emissions non-compliance

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has been fined €870 million ($1.4 billion) by German authorities for selling vehicles which did not fully comply with regulations regarding oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. It's understood roughly 684,000 diesel vehicles sold in Germany were not compliant with emissions regulations.
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Smart Final Collector's Edition revealed
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15th May 2019
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Smart Final Collector's Edition revealed

Smart has revealed the Final Collector's Edition based on its ForTwo city car, marking the last run of combustion-powered vehicles for the micro car specialist before it switches to full e-mobility. Just 21 examples of these special editions will be produced, developed in collaboration with industrial designer, Konstantin Grcic. The Final Collector's Edition commemorates 21 years of the Smart brand, the 21-vehicle final production run, and "21 years always a step ahead".
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Mercedes-Benz opens factory in Russia
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4th Apr 2019
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Mercedes-Benz opens factory in Russia

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4th Apr 2019
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Mercedes-Benz opens factory in Russia

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Smart: 50 per cent stake could be sold to Geely - report
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27th Mar 2019
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Smart: 50 per cent stake could be sold to Geely - report

Three sources have told The Financial Times Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, is close to selling a 50 per cent stake in the Smart brand to Chinese automaker Geely. A deal could be announced as soon as the Shanghai motor show, which takes place in the middle of April. If the sale goes ahead, it would fit both Smart's future vision for itself and Geely's acquisitive streak.
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BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units
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18th Jan 2019
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BMW and Mercedes-Benz combine mobility services units

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are the second pair of automakers to confirm a partnership this week, after Ford and Volkswagen announced they will work together on utes and vans. The companies announced their intent to combine mobility divisions last year, but approval from anti-trust regulators has only just come through. Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, and BMW expect to complete dotting their Is and crossing their Ts for the new 50/50 joint venture by the end of month.
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