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Only 21 of these will be built
Stop covering your eyes. What you see above is the design for the final 21 combustion-engined Smart Fortwos before the brand goes fully-electric later this year. Incidentally, that'll make it the first manufacturer to switch from combustion to complete
The acquisitions continue
China's grip on the global auto industry just got a little bit firmer, as Hangzhou-based car manufacturer Geely recently acquired a 9.7% stake worth $9 billion (P469.72 billion) in Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG.Zhejiang Geely Holding
The company says it will be 'easy to drive'
AMG's 50th birthday celebrations will culminate in the reveal of the 1,000hp-plus Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Daimler CEO Dr. Zetsche told "The hypercar will be the missing link legitimizing the integration
A jacked-up wagon sounds good to us
German brands have been aggressive in entering every possible hot segment over the last couple of years, sometimes even creating their own. Interesting enough, there is still a sub-segment out there that isn't too crowded: premium station wagon-based crossovers.
With the GT and GT C Roadster
Last June, the motoring world was blown away when Mercedes-AMG showed off the ultra-sexy GT R sports coupe. Apart from the smashing sheet metal, it packed 585hp and 700Nm under the hood, placing it comfortably in the supercar realm.The
If Daimler's hackers had their way
We all know the link between traffic and stress--that horrendous traffic jams on a regular basis can dramatically raise a person's tension levels. But can anything be done about it?While Daimler, the German company that owns Mercedes-Benz, can'
Working together to connect motorists
These days, maps have become an essential part of the everyday motorist's arsenal. Of course, we're not simply referring to the traditional paper maps that one can fold several times over. Rather, we mean the digital kind. That's because
Believes only small cars will be fully electric
While the number of electric-powered cars on the road is rising, the research-and-development head of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz believes that it will take two to three more decades before the production of internal-combustion engines begins to
To create fuel-cell electric vehicles by 2017
In April 2010, the Renault-Nissan Alliance joined forces with Daimler AG to develop next-generation small-car technologies and powertrains for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. Now, Ford Motor Company is joining the coalition "to accelerate the commercialization of fuel-
There's no stopping the Chinese
Chinese truck maker Foton has teamed up with Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, to produce the Auman brand of trucks under the Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive (BFDA) joint venture."The joint production of our first Auman truck under BFDA is
For failing to meet its expectations
Mercedes-Benz will kill the Maybach brand a second time, no less than Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche revealed.According to the German news and public affairs service,, Zetsche said that "it would not make sense to develop a successor
What\'s the best choice?
The Maybach brand really hasn\'t taken off as much as its parent company, Daimler AG wants, with the German luxury marque\'s sales paling in comparison to its competitor\'s, Rolls-Royce.For this reason, Daimler is reportedly weighing two options
Group to share small-car technologies and powertrains<br />
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has expanded after it inked a three-way partnership with Daimler AG for sharing the development of next-generation small car technologies and powertrains for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.Under the agreement, Renault-Nissan will co-
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