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Abu Dhabi investment firm buys 4% of Tesla stake from Daimler

Tie-ups between traditionally European brands and Middle Eastern investment firms are becoming increasingly common. Aston Martin's primary shareholder is the Kuwaiti firm Investment Dar, and Porsche is currently hammering out a deal with Qatar, but now Abu Dhabi investment firm Aabar has purchased... read more

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Report: Buick to get two-mode hybrid for new crossover

If the rumors are true, General Motors may be in the process of developing a new Buick crossover - with a new two-mode plug-in hybrid engine that should take the alternative... read more June 16, 2009 by 

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Mercedes-Benz reveals full details on ESF 2009 safety prototype vehicle

Airbag brakes, inflatable metal and seats that push the passengers around? It sounds like a car straight out of a transformers movie, but Mercedes-Benz has let loose the full... read more June 11, 2009 by 

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Tesla delivers 500th Roadster

Having recently formed a partnership with German auto giant Daimler, Tesla this week has announced more good news with the company delivering its 500th all-electric Roadster... read more June 3, 2009 by 

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BMW, Daimler working together to bring next-gen radar to cars in every segment

The future of the automobile is a tricky subject, but looking to the nearer term, high-tech driver-assistance systems are definitely on the way. Getting there is the problem... read more May 28, 2009 by 

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Smart offering free upgrade to fix balky ForTwo transmissions

Questions about safety, affordability, ultimate value and even performance are all well-worn topics for fans of the Daimler-built Smart ForTwo minicar, but to date mechanical... read more May 21, 2009 by 

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BMW's Reithofer wary of tighter relationship with Daimler

Fiat is trying to tie together Chrysler and GM via Opel, so perhaps the idea of a BMW-Daimler tie-up isn't the strangest corporate pairing in the works, but it is potentially... read more May 13, 2009 by 

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Daimler agrees to offload 19.9% stake in Chrysler

Last October Daimler was forced to write-down the value of its remaining 19.9% stake in Chrysler to zero, yet up until now the German auto giant was still trying to sell the... read more April 27, 2009 by 

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Mercedes celebrates 100th anniversary of trademark with special-edition CL 500

A whole range of 100-year celebrations have been going on in the automotive industry as the giants that started this four-wheeled industry reach their century marks. Today... read more April 23, 2009 by 

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Daimler bringing car2go vehicle sharing program to Texas

Daimler commenced trials of a new mobility concept called the ‘car2go project’ in Ulm, Germany, in October last year in an attempt to provide a solution for... read more March 26, 2009 by 

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BMW and Daimler looking to form purchasing alliance in U.S. and China

The saga between BMW and Daimler forming a strategic alliance dates back more than two years. To this day, nothing major has materialized except a deal over procurement and... read more March 24, 2009 by 

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Arab investment fund acquires 9.1% stake in Daimler

American carmakers aren’t the only ones in need of serious cash. Daimler AG was also in need of a quick injection of funds, but unlike its American counterparts the... read more March 22, 2009 by 

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Daimler confirms Michigan for new hybrid lab

Daimler has chosen Michigan as the site for a new $10 million research center focusing on alternative propulsion systems, such as hybrid technology. The German auto giant was... read more March 18, 2009 by 

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Quandt Family nixes BMW and Daimler 7% share swapping deal

The saga between BMW and Daimler forming a strategic alliance dates back more than two years. To this day, nothing major has materialized except a deal over procurement and... read more March 17, 2009 by 

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Daimler wants focus on vehicle interiors, creates new ‘center of excellence’

There’s no award for recognizing that the current quality and design of vehicle interiors for luxury brands like Mercedes Benz and BMW, traditional stalwarts of the... read more March 6, 2009 by 

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Smart unveils Edition Limited Three ForTwo

No one anticipated the smashing success the Smart ForTwo would have in the U.S., despite its warm reception in Europe, making the car one of parent company Daimler's biggest... read more February 25, 2009 by 


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