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Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia, said (rather testily) that those rides are good enough to send to other countries: "Yes, our cars here are exportable... read more

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Maison d'Envie brothel in Berlin

Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings... read more October 19, 2009 by  0


 
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Persistent Rumor: Porsche Panamera Convertible In The Works

Porsche's new overlords may be planning to let the new Panamera die a slow and painful death -- but not, apparently, before wringing every possible variant from the... read more October 9, 2009 by  1


 
Wireless EV charging demo from Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Turning Roadways Into Range-Extenders For EVs

Wireless charging has become fairly commonplace for cell phones and other handheld devices (even backpacks can do it), and now, that same technology may be coming to the aid... read more October 8, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

German Luxury Brands Face Uncertain Future In U.S.

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, new fuel efficiency and emissions regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation could... read more October 2, 2009 by  3


 
Dieter Zetsche

Rumor: Daimler, BMW May Buddy-Up To Retain Market Share

Despite all the great news coming out of Germany in recent days, it's apparently not all biergartens and schnitzel over there: a new article in Der Spiegel reports that... read more September 16, 2009 by  8


 
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Can The New Audi A1 Help Audi Reach Its Lofty Sales Goals?

Back in June, you might recall that Audi announced plans to roll its new A1 citycar into dealerships by early 2010. The automaker said that the A1 would debut as a three-door... read more September 15, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Bugatti Galabier 16C Concept leak

Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

The Bugatti Veyron is, to many, the quintessential supercar: exclusive, incredibly luxurious, and outrageously powerful. But the car has been around for years now, and... read more September 14, 2009 by  1


 
Das Autobahn

Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany has set a goal of putting 1,000,000 electric vehicles on its roadways by the year 2020, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting together a plan to make that happen... read more August 20, 2009 by  2


 
Porsche logo and VW logo

Volkswagen, Porsche Merger Moves Forward, Qatar Gets Stake

After many months of corporate negotiations, the first step toward Germany's great auto unification is now clear: Volkswagen has agreed to pay €3.3 billion (roughly $4.7... read more August 17, 2009 by  1


 
German satellite warning system, developed by INT

German Satellites Control Your Car's Horn In Case Of Emergency

So, let's say you're in Stuttgart to visit the friendly folks at Mercedes-Benz. (They could use a little attention, since their competition's hogging the headlines.) During... read more July 23, 2009 by  2


 
Wendelin Wiedeking, via Automotive News

Porsche CEO Resigns, Merger With VW Inches Closer

And so it begins: as we mentioned on Monday, this is a big week for Porsche and Volkswagen, as the two German automakers finally take action on their highly anticipated... read more July 23, 2009 by  0


 
Porsche Volkswagen Merger

Porsche Planning To Sell Volkswagen Shares To Qatar

The bewildering Porsche/Volkswagen saga continues to evolve, and, we're sorry to say, it's become slightly more confusing today. To recap: Porsche owns a majority stake in... read more June 25, 2009 by  0


 
Dieter Zetsche

Daimler Makes Play For Porsche

German automaker Daimler AG (headed by Dieter Zetsche at left) is reportedly in talks to purchase a chunk of crosstown rival Porsche SE. That would open the door to some very... read more June 22, 2009 by  1


 

 
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