2010 Mercedes Benz S-Class

Daimler loses more than $1.5 billion in second quarter

The financial crisis has made it difficult for automakers to make any profits as demand slumps for cars in major markets, especially in the luxury sector. This is a situation that German giant Daimler AG is feeling the full brunt of at the moment, having just posted a €1.06 billion ($1.51... read more

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2009 Lexus LX 570

Lexus tops J.D. Power Initial Quality study, Porsche and Cadillac close behind

When it comes to luxury-car quality, taste often plays as big a role as fact, but J.D. Power tries to boil the issue down to a simple metric: problems per 100 cars. The... read more June 22, 2009 by

2010 Mercedes Benz C-Class Special Edition

Three-cylinder engine planned for next Mercedes C-Class

Expect to see smaller engines and more hybrid options for future Mercedes Benz models, as high fuel prices and greater environmental concerns push buyers – even luxury... read more June 18, 2009 by

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Brabus electric Smart car features electronic exhaust noise simulator

It's often cited as an advantage of electric cars, but it's also one of the biggest potential danger zones: silence. It makes for peaceful - if somewhat eerie - cruising at... read more June 17, 2009 by

2010 Buick Enclave

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

Mercedes Benz ESF 2009 S400 Hybrid

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

Tesla Roadster

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

Mercedes Benz's Pre-safe collision avoidance system

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

Smart ForTwo

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

Cerberus Daimler Chrysler deal

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

Daimler car2go

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

2009 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG

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

Mercedes Benz S400 BlueHybrid

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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