Daimler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53569/more en Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines Roundtable - Part Three http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three <div class="node-body video-body">WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several muscle engine vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: Audi S5, Mercedes C-Class, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger, Chevy Corvette. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-wards-10-best-engines-roundtable-part-three#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Test Drives Ward's 10 Best Engines North America U.S. Audi Chevrolet Dodge Hyundai Mercedes Engines Test Drives Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:57:00 +0000 1172631 at http://wardsauto.com Global Automakers Riding Out Storm in Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Ford Europe President Stephen Odell says the automaker remains committed to Russia, where it plans to be producing 11 models at three plants by the end of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/global-automakers-riding-out-storm-russian-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Fiat Ford Mercedes PSA Globalization Production Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1169911 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes escapes downward sales spiral.</strong></p> Game of Inches for Small-Car Importers Eyeing Korea http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign automakers can import their small cars into Korea, but without city-car certification they must compete against homegrown models that meet the requirements and entice buyers with many government incentives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/game-inches-small-car-importers-eyeing-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific South Korea Chevrolet Fiat Kia Opel/Vauxhall Renault Smart Globalization Incentives Production Sales Results Trade Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:02:00 +0000 1169131 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Fiat 500 1.6 ins. too wide for spiff-laden city-car certification.</strong></p> Reincarnated Maybach Luxury Sedan Meant to Be Seen, Not Heard http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard <div class="node-body article-body">A stiffer body and airtight sealing take an already quiet S-Class cabin to new levels, a top Mercedes engineer says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/reincarnated-maybach-luxury-sedan-meant-be-seen-not-heard#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Maybach Product Development Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1167141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Maybach prices to start around $200,000.</strong></p> Mercedes Maybach S-Class Unveiled http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Maybach is loaded with luxury, from its wall-to-wall leather to its chrome-plated speaker grilles and analogue clock that has individually milled and applied numerals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/mercedes-maybach-s-class-unveiled#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Dealers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Maybach Product Development Vehicle Assembly Vehicles & Technology Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 1167071 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Models: Mercedes http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-mercedes <div class="node-body gallery-body">Highlights of 2015 Mercedes Models</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-mercedes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/2015/2015-models-mercedes#comments Public News & Analysis 2015 U.S. Mercedes Vehicles & Technology 2015 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:26:00 +0000 1167081 at http://wardsauto.com Mercedes’ Metris Van Sits Out Game of Tariff Chicken http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken <div class="node-body article-body">By labeling the Metris vans passenger MPVs, Daimler hopes to avoid a 25% duty on commercial vehicles imposed by the U.S. 50 years ago in retaliation for a German tariff on poultry imports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/mercedes-metris-van-sits-out-game-tariff-chicken#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Europe North America North America - Regional U.S. Spain Turkey Ford Mercedes Production Tariffs Trade Vehicle Assembly Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +0000 1166371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes hikes van output at Spain plant ahead of North America launch.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Next Chip in CO2 Credit Game http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game <div class="node-body article-body">In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-next-chip-co2-credit-game#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Daimler General Motors Honda Hyundai Tesla Toyota Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Electric Vehicles Emissions Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Fuel-Cell Vehicles Laws/Law Enforcement Bill Fay Bob Lee CARB fuel cell electric vehicles John Juriga Natural Resources Defense Council Roland Hwang Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:00 +0000 1165371 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Former GM Vice </strong><strong>Chairman Steve Girsky and Honda </strong><strong>Executiv</strong><strong>e Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura </strong><strong>announce FCEV partnership in July 2013.</strong></p> Mercedes Sprinter Van-tastic Off-Road http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Potential customers for 4x4 Sprinters include ski resorts needing to shuttle people through heavy snow; emergency crews needing to battle inclement weather; railroad workers coping with steep grades; and oil crews working in muddy conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/mercedes-sprinter-van-tastic-road#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Diesel Resource Center Test Drives North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Daimler Freightliner Mercedes Diesel Future Products Local Content Product Development Tariffs Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Test Drives 4-wheel-drive cargo van Chevrolet City Express Crosswind Assist electronic stability control Ford transit market share Mercedes Sprinter Nissan NV Ram ProMaster Sprinter Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:10:00 +0000 1149881 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Sprinter 4x4 demonstrates prowess off-road.</strong></p>