​Mercedes-AMG Just Snagged A Stake In Motorcycle Maker MV Agusta

The rumors are true. Daimler has purchased a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta through its AMG performance arm, putting it (a quarter) on par with Audi, which purchased its rivals at Ducati in 2012, and of course BMW which has had its own motorcycle brand since the 1920s. » 10/31/14 11:51am 10/31/14 11:51am

I'm Not Saying Mercedes Is Gonna Buy Aston, But It's Looking Likely

Mercedes-Benz just upped its stake from 4% to 5% in storied British carmaker Aston Martin. That may not sound like a lot, but it's a big burst of cash for Aston. This might not all sound like much, but I think Mercedes is going to buy Aston outright sooner rather than later, and here's why. » 8/07/14 9:42am 8/07/14 9:42am

Daimler Thinks Its LED Lights Can Help Meet CAFE Targets

The new Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards pose problems for automotive groups that aren't selling millions of cars of all shapes and sizes in this country. Take Daimler, for example. Most of the cars they sell in this country right now are C and E-class sedans with average fuel economy ratings somewhere in the… » 11/04/13 4:00pm 11/04/13 4:00pm

Daimler Transit Buses Recalled Over Potential Flame-Belching Brakes

If the movie Speed forms the basis of your experience with public buses, you may have a natural fear that deranged terrorists lurk in the middle row of nearly every city bus. Although bus hijackings are pretty rare (in the U.S., anyway), bus fires could be a reality for riders on some of Daimler's 2011-2012 Orion VII… » 3/07/13 1:40pm 3/07/13 1:40pm