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Hybrid

BorgWarner eTurbo Promises to Eliminate Lag

Three times the boost, 50% less time-to-torque

Intelligent Transportation

TomTom Integrates Map Tech with ADAS

Benefits include improved fuel efficiency, pinpointing road hazards

Sales

Mercedes Defends Sales Crown, Again

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz brand is still the global sales champ among luxury car brands.

Mercedes Recalls Nearly 745,000 Faulty Sunroofs

Daimler is calling back 744,900 Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. to check for glass sunroof panels that could blow off while the vehicle is moving.

Propulsion

IBM Touts Next-Gen EV Battery Tech

New chemistry is said to be cheaper, more powerful, faster to charge, less volatile and more sustainable than current lithium-ion batteries. 

Business

Daimler Angles for Control of China Venture

Daimler is quietly trying to take majority control of its carmaking operations in China.

Sales

Foreign-Brand Sales Climb 6% in U.S.

U.S. deliveries of foreign-brand passenger vehicles rose 6% to more than 788,000 units in November.

Mobility

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Musk Touts Cybertruck’s Aerodynamics

Tesla Inc.’s upcoming electric “Cybertruck” could have a drag coefficient as low as 0.30, which would make it the slipperiest pickup on the market.

Mobility

Daimler, Geely Launch Ride-Hailing JV in China

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are launching their StarRides premium ride-hailing service in China.

Diesel

Daimler Could Face New Diesel Emission Recalls

Daimler AG reportedly is being investigated for using suspicious emission control software in its smallest diesel-powered Mercedes cars.

Quality

Mercedes Tests Robo-Taxis in California

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has quietly begun testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads with consumer riders in California.

Business

Mercedes to Skip New York Auto Show

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has decided not to participate in next April’s New York auto show.

Business

BMW Reaches Labor Deal to Cut Bonuses

BMW AG and its unions have agreed to a plan that will reduce bonuses paid to hourly workers in Germany, beginning next year.

Redesigned Mercedes GLA Gets SUV Look

Daimler AG’s redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover is taller to enable an SUV-like elevated seating position.

Hybrid

Mercedes Electric SUV to Start at $68,000 in U.S.

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC small crossover vehicle will carry a base price of $67,900 in the U.S. when it debuts in the market early next year.

Mobility

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.

VW Hires Former BMW Exec to Head Audi Brand

Markus Duesmann, a mechanical engineer and former purchasing chief at BMW AG, will take over as CEO of Volkswagen Group’s Audi unit on April 1.

Economics

Daimler to Cut Mercedes Management by 10%

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit aims to reduce its managerial ranks by 10% over three years, lowering its annual costs by $1.1 billion.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Sales

Mercedes Outsells Audi in China

Mercedes-Benz outsold longtime market leader Audi in China through the first nine months of 2019, according to company sales figures.

Hybrid

Mercedes to Build Electric G-Class SUV

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit is planning an all-electric variant of its G-Class SUV.

Business

Daimler Hikes Net Income 3%

Daimler AG reports third-quarter gains in revenue, operating income and net profit in spite of a cooling global car market.

Electronics

Daimler CEO Kallenius to Keynote CES

Daimler AG CEO Ola Kallenius will deliver a keynote speech at next year’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.