Freightliner SuperTruck More Than Doubles The Average Big Rig's MPG

After five years and $115 million of development, the Freightliner SuperTruck is Daimler's answer to a lofty challenge set by the Department Of Energy: "improve semi-truck fuel economy by at least 50 percent." This concept blows that benchmark out of the water. » 3/29/15 1:24pm Sunday 1:24pm

The Daimler SP250 Has A Hemi V8 And Was Used As A Police Car In London

Jay Leno's latest finished project is a British sports car designed for America that Americans didn't like at all at the time. Hemi or not, does it feel like putting lipstick on a pig today? » 2/24/15 2:45pm 2/24/15 2:45pm

​Daimler Is Working On Its Own Delivery Drones

Daimler has been running a think tank outside its Stuttgart headquarters since 2007. It's been responsible for the car-sharing service Car2Go, 3D-printing parts for classic cars, and had a hand in developing the interior of the Mercedes self-driving car concept. Now it's looking to get into delivery drones. » 2/04/15 7:35pm 2/04/15 7:35pm

​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

Why GM Probably Did Better Than Ford Last Quarter

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/22/14 10:13am 10/22/14 10:13am

​Daimler Just Cashed Out Of Tesla With $780 Million Windfall

Daimler is cashing out its remaining 4 percent stake in Tesla Motors after being an investor for over five years, and it's done well, booking a $780 million windfall from the sale. » 10/21/14 6:15pm 10/21/14 6:15pm

​Daimler Bought A Taxi-Friendly Uber Rival, Won't Piss Off Cabbies

Daimler is officially in the app acquisition business. Today, it's picked up two companies, one that deals in multi-modal transportation and another that's the taxi-hailing equivalent of Uber. Considering how many cabs Mercedes sells, that's smart. » 9/04/14 12:53pm 9/04/14 12:53pm

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

​Chinese Regulators Raid Daimler's Shanghai Offices

Daimler's Shanghai offices got a surprise visit from Chinese investigators early this morning looking for evidence of price fixing and monopolistic behavior. But Daimler is not alone and the reason is far from clear. » 8/05/14 7:31pm 8/05/14 7:31pm

​Daimler Eyeing Stake In Italian Motorcycle Maker MV Agusta

The Castiglioni family is reportedly looking to offload 30 percent of its motorcycle company, MV Agusta, and rumor has it that Daimler is interested in snagging a stake. F4 RR AMG, anyone? » 7/15/14 1:17pm 7/15/14 1:17pm

GM's Strong 2013 Not Quite Strong Enough For Analysts

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/06/14 9:31am 2/06/14 9:31am

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 Goes To Supreme Court Over Torture And Murder Allegations

Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will have to defend itself in front of the U.S. Supreme Court from allegations that its Argentina division collaborated with state security forces during the Dirty War of the 1970s. » 4/27/13 11:00am 4/27/13 11:00am

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

No, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche did not kill a man

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, the star of Chrysler's 2006 "Dr. Z." ad campaign, is under investigation for suspected involuntary manslaughter. Except it's not what you think. UPDATE! » 9/16/11 11:45am 9/16/11 11:45am

The Frankfurt Motor Show's most disturbing display

We have no idea why Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has a sumo wrestler in its booth here at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Although we think he's trying to push an Actros truck off of a mark on the floor in order to show how big and powerful they are, in reality it's just really disturbing. » 9/13/11 9:45am 9/13/11 9:45am

Decrepit Car Factories Are Wonderlands

This footage, shot with a Nikon D90 and Canon 5D, was taken at the oldest motor factory in the world. Founded in 1864, it saw the likes of Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach walk its halls. » 6/27/11 10:30am 6/27/11 10:30am

Daimler makes Ze Germans crush this Chinese-American clone

In this country, the Wheego LiFe is an all-electric two-seater that's supposed to be cute despite a 100-mile range and a $33,000 price tag. In Germany, it's a rolling Chinese-built affront to Daimler's intellectual property. Who needs chopsticks when you have a forklift? » 5/03/11 12:00pm 5/03/11 12:00pm

A Jagchero by any other name is still a Jagchero

Even though it's actually a Daimler Sovereign we're going to refer to this badge engineered custom car/truck as the Jagchero. Beside the fact no badge attached to this car would be able to hide the fact it's clearly a Jaguar product, Jagchero just sounds better. » 4/16/11 2:00pm 4/16/11 2:00pm