Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en Mercedes Air-Conditioning Technology Goes Green http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes will begin using liquid carbon dioxide refrigerant in E- and S-Class models next year, and in 2017 will introduce another minimally polluting refrigerant it opposed using for years because of concerns about its flammability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-air-conditioning-technology-goes-green#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Engines HMI Germany Technology Miscellaneous Mercedes Climate Controls/HVAC Emissions European Commission Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1384451 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dispute between automaker, EU over A/C refrigerant cools down.</strong></p> Mercedes Presents New Vision at Tokyo Show http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-presents-new-vision-tokyo-show <div class="field-byline"> Greg Kable </div> <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Tokyo Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The autonomous-driving Vision Tokyo concept seats five in a living-room-like setting and is powered by a fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-presents-new-vision-tokyo-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/mercedes-presents-new-vision-tokyo-show#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Germany Interiors Technology Miscellaneous Mercedes 2015 Tokyo Auto Show Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Interior Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:30:00 +0000 1382741 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Vision Tokyo features single large side door for entry.</b></p> German Luxury and Muscle Can Co-Exist http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/german-luxury-and-muscle-can-co-exist <div class="node-body article-body">With a 4.0L bi-turbo V-8 packing 503 hp, the Mercedes AMG GT S is a 2-seat coupe on a mission to impress with sharp looks, an intoxicating exhaust note and a back end that breaks free with some regularity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/german-luxury-and-muscle-can-co-exist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/german-luxury-and-muscle-can-co-exist#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines U.S. Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Mercedes Exterior Gasoline Interior Product Development Turbocharger Vehicle Interiors Test Drives Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:14:00 +0000 1379411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes AMG GT S may look front heavy, but 53% of curb weight rests on rear axle.</strong></p> ’16 Mercedes AMG GT S http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Mercedes AMG GT S looks, feels and sounds like Germany’s best efforts to launch an American-style muscle car, right down to the high-rpm howl, the gentle shake and burble at idle and the delicious gasp of backpressure during downshifts as a corner approaches. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-mercedes-amg-gt-s#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry North America - Regional Engines HMI U.S. Materials Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Germany Interiors Technology Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Mercedes Brakes Carbon Fiber Cockpit Exterior Fuel Economy Gasoline Information & Entertainment Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tires Turbocharger Test Drives Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1379861 at http://wardsauto.com No Free Site for Daimler Plant, St. Petersburg Says http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says <div class="node-body article-body">“We have great respect for Daimler and we hope that it will build its plant in the territory of St. Petersburg,” city official Maxim Meyskin says. “However, the project should not be implemented at any price, which is our fundamental position.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/no-free-site-daimler-plant-st-petersburg-says#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Data & Insights Miscellaneous Mercedes Globalization Local Content Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:19:00 +0000 1358921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>C-Class Mercedes&rsquo;</strong><strong> top seller in Russia.</strong></p> New Smart Fortwo No Longer a Head Banger http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In head-on crash tests, Daimler safety engineers put the Fortwo up against the Mercedes S-Class. They say the Smart passed with honors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/new-smart-fortwo-no-longer-head-banger#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Canada U.S. Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Smart Test Drives Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:50:00 +0000 1356121 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Latest Smart Fortwo headed for dealerships.</strong> &nbsp;</p> '16 Smart Fortwo http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo <div class="node-body gallery-body">New model offers a smoothed-out transmission, wider stance and added features. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-smart-fortwo#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Canada U.S. Test Drives Dealer Miscellaneous Smart Test Drives Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1356041 at http://wardsauto.com Imports Not Immune From Russian Auto Industry Slump http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump <div class="node-body article-body">Although imports comprise about 20% of the Russian market, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov believes global automakers have chosen to focus on local output as the country’s economic crisis, aggravated by Western sanctions, continues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/imports-not-immune-russian-auto-industry-slump#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Russia Dealer Data & Insights Miscellaneous Hyundai Mercedes Rolls Royce Toyota Globalization Sales Results Trade Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1344921 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>RAV4 tops Russian import list.</strong></p> Renault-Nissan and Daimler Break Ground on Mexico Manufacturing Plant http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The automakers are investing $1 billion in the COMPAS JV, which will have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles annually.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/renault-nissan-and-daimler-break-ground-mexico-manufacturing-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Plants & Production North America Industry Mexico Miscellaneous Infiniti Mercedes Vehicle Assembly Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:49:00 +0000 1342481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault-Nissan, Daimler Mexico JV to commence production in 2017.</strong></p> ’16 Smart Fortwo Goes For Specific Buyers http://wardsauto.com/industry/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Daimler hopes the redone micro car will reverse soft sales in the U.S. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/16-smart-fortwo-goes-specific-buyers#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America Industry Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Smart Management & Strategy Retail Vehicles & Technology Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1339931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 ForTwo wider for better&nbsp;stability, more elbow room and greater buyer appeal.</strong></p>