Tag: daimler

Report: Daimler Ready to Call It Quits With Renault-Nissan

<img data-attachment-id="1580596" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-off-road.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Daimler AG","camera":"NIKON D3X","caption":"Mercedes-Benz X-Klasse \u2013 Exterieur, Beringwei\u00df metallic, Ausstattungslinie POWER \n\nMercedes-Benz X-Class \u2013 Exterior, bering white metallic, design and equipment line POWER","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Daimler AG","focal_length":"135","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.002","title":"Mercedes-Benz X-Klasse \u2013 Power Exterieur","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Power" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-off-road-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-off-road-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1580596 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Mercedes-Benz-X-Class-off-road-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class Power – Image: Mercedes-Benz” width=”610″ […]

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Unabashedly Big and Not Afraid to Go Green

It’s getting increasingly difficult to decide what constitutes a luxury vehicle these days. Premium manufacturers seem preoccupied with technology and providing customers with entry-level compacts they’re supposed to pay big money for. Fortunately, things get clearer as you move up the food chain. Nobody would think to doubt the S-Class’ luxury credentials, and Mercedes-Benz is […]

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Bridging the Gap: With Its Concept GLB, Mercedes-Benz Wants More Passengers in the Small CUV Space

Not everyone’s attention is on New York City this week. Half a world away, Auto Shanghai presents another stage for automakers to show off their upcoming models. For Mercedes-Benz, Shanghai serves as the venue for a new concept that appears almost ready to enter production: the Concept GLB. A quick perusal of MB’s naming strategy […]

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EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion

<img data-attachment-id="1668642" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_553591285 (1)" data-image-description=" LanaElcova/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668642″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It might have taken two years of investigative raids and Daimler acting as a whistleblower, but Germany’s Big […]

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Shades of Tomorrow: Mercedes-Benz’s ‘In-Car Gaming Challenge’

The Mercedes-Benz-sponsored “In-Car Gaming Challenge” isn’t exactly breaking news. Daimler made the announcement almost a week ago, with the story only gaining traction online thanks to a slower-than-usual news cycle. Frankly, we originally planned to ignore the topic entirely — until we realized no one discussed the broader implications. That probably sounds more ominous than […]

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Daimler acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics to accelerate autonomous truck development

Daimler is betting big on autonomous trucks, as the German automotive giant today announced that its trucking division is buying a majority stake in self-driving vehicle company Torc Robotics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005 by a group of engineers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Torc Robotics initially focused […]

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China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand

<img data-attachment-id="1512225" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg" data-orig-size="886,547" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="smart fortwo electric" data-image-description=" Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1512225 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” alt=”smart fortwo electric” width=”610″ height=”377″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-120×74.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg 886w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Contrary to past media reports, the Smart brand will not join the likes of Plymouth, […]

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BMW i2 to Become the Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler

<img data-attachment-id="1643160" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159770745.jpg" data-orig-size="2564,1683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"WILFRIED WULFF","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535537352","copyright":"Wilfried Wulff","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 BMW i3" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1643160″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″> The unlikely alliance between BMW and Daimler, solidified earlier this year, is in the opening stages of producing something tangible. The duo are already said to be […]

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Smart’s in Danger, and Not Just in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1415841" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16C709_095.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,797" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"2017 smart fortwo cabrio electric drive (Euro spec image)","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"\u00a9 2016 Mercedes-Benz USA","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2017 smart fortwo cabrio electric drive (Euro spec image)","orientation":"65537"}" data-image-title="2017 smart fortwo cabrio electric drive (Euro spec image)" data-image-description=" Image: Daimler ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16C709_095-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16C709_095-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1415841 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16C709_095-610×405.jpg” alt=”2017 smart fortwo cabrio electric drive (Euro spec image)” width=”610″ […]

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Daimler and BMW enter long-term partnership for self-driving cars

German car giants Daimler and BMW have announced a “long-term strategic cooperation” around self-driving cars that will see the duo collaborating to bring new automated driving technology to market by the mid-2020s. In an announcement today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW — which operates a number of brands, including Mini and Rolls-Royce — revealed […]

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Frenemies: BMW and Daimler Team Up on Mobility, Remain Foes in the Showroom

As the marketplace evolves and the rise of “mobility” threatens to lock laggard automakers out of new revenue streams, old rivals are coming together to get out ahead of the competition. Take BMW and Daimler, for example. The German companies, normally embroiled in high-end sales combat, have cosied up to each other in recent years. […]

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Refreshed Mercedes-Benz V-Class Gets New Look, Engine, Electric Siblings

Mercedes-Benz has already announced its electric EQ range will see an EQC SUV as the first inductee to its automotive stable — followed by the EQS sedan, EQA hatchback, and the compact EQB crossover. It also plans to introduce its EQV Concept in Geneva later this year, a model which draws much of its inspiration from […]

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Mercedes-Benz Wants You to Purchase Options Digitally After Your Car Leaves the Factory

Daimler is updating its “Mercedes me” app to include on-board purchases via a virtual store, available across the globe. With the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class and GLE, customers can even order some optional equipment online after purchasing their vehicle. According to the manufacturer, customers can subsequently purchase digital radio, smartphone integration with Apple Carplay or Android Auto, […]

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Pricing Puts Audi On Notice

Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for its new A-Class sedan while throwing the gauntlet Audi’s way. The 2019 A220 starts at $32,500, which happens to be the exact cost of a base A3. The cars even share an identical $995 destination fee. Considering both models feature 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engines producing 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, we […]

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Bosch details connected robot lawnmower, gesture-sensing kitchen projector

Bosch, the Gerlingen, Germany-based smart devices conglomerate that produces everything from dishwashers to CCTV cameras, had a lot to talk about during its keynote presentation at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Most of it involved the internet of things. Some of it involved artificial intelligence (AI). And all of it revolved around services […]

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Mercedes-Benz: Still Leading Luxury, by Volume

Mercedes-Benz managed to hold onto its heavyweight title in luxury sales for the third year running, at least as far as the United States is concerned. Though the domestic match was close — BMW’s 311,014 deliveries in 2018 were only a few thousand units shy of Mercedes’ 315,959. In fact, BMW volume improved 1.7 percent against 2017 […]

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Daimler Files Trademark for Probable Mercedes-Maybach SUVs

Trademark applications filed by Daimler with the United States Patent and Trademark Office may indicate a soon-to-be expanded lineup for its premium line of Mercedes-Maybach vehicles. According to some detective work by AutoGuide, the automaker recently filed three applications with the USPTO for vehicles using the names GLS 600, GLS 680, and S 680. While it wasn’t […]

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2020 Mercedes GLE Now Two Grand Cheaper, But Also More Expensive

Mercedes-Benz just announced the updated pricing scheme for its redesigned GLE-Class, but there’s an issue. Depending on how you frame things, the model is either two thousand dollars cheaper or quite a bit more expensive. For the 2020 model year, Mercedes will supply North American customers with the GLE 350. It starts at $53,700 (plus $995 […]

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Invisible Markets: Mercedes-Benz Launches Hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell

Mercedes-Benz says it has begun deliveries of the GLC F-Cell, a battery-electric vehicle that can run on hydrogen or a stored electrical charge. That would make it the most sensible hydrogen vehicle currently in existence, which isn’t saying much. At any rate, it doesn’t really matter because you’ll probably never see one. The GLC F-Cell […]

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