Mercedes-Benz A-Class And B-Class Could Be Bound For America,…

A new Mercedes compact could be in your future, according to mustache aficionado, part-time bartender and Daimler Chief Dieter Zetsche. Despite previous reports that the A-Class was too expensive and the US dollar too weak, the sudden shift in American tastes has made the Mercedes A-Class not so much of a reach. Dr. Z… » 7/28/08 2:40pm 7/28/08 2:40pm

Detroit Auto Show: Dr. Z Pours Us A Pint Of Bass, We Warm Up To Ze…

Daimler head Dr. Dieter "Tobias Funke" Zetsche, or Dr. Z as he's more affectionately known to us, was once again serving up beers at this year's Firehouse aftershow party (we were nervous that, after Daimler dropping down to only a partial owner he'd not come back). Though he only served up a few pints, we were quick to… » 1/14/08 3:15pm 1/14/08 3:15pm

The Zetsche Does Not Need Your Puny American Auto Company

DaimlerChrysler Chief Deiter "Tobias" Zetsche says everything is great since they dumped Chrysler. Seriously. They feel great, look great and are seeing new people. They'd have totally made a profit last quarter, but they needed time to get over the breakup (and related charges). Things are looking up for old Daimler so… » 11/21/07 9:15am 11/21/07 9:15am

Even More Chrysler Group Sales Speculation: Jedi Council Edition

YODA : Your thoughts dwell on your potential to be a takeover target.
DIETER : I'd miss my job.
YODA : Afraid to lose it ... I think.
DIETER : (a little angry) What's that got to do with anything?
YODA: Everything. Fear is the path to the dark side ... fear leads to anger ... anger leads to hate ... hate,…
» 3/08/07 10:45am 3/08/07 10:45am

The Official Car Pundit Drinking Game: Crying "Chrysler's For Sale" From…

Well, it looks as though our associate editor from Detroit's going to have to put his money where his always-on mouth is and explain his whole "Chrysler not really for sale but really could be" silliness idea on CNBC tonight. That's right, 'merica's business channel wants him to take a stab at Dr. Z.'s big idea at … » 2/23/07 1:03pm 2/23/07 1:03pm

All Your Automakers Are Belong To GM: General Motors Looking At…


Photo By: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images News » 2/14/07 11:57am 2/14/07 11:57am

But yeah, we're totally with you on the direction this piece's going. Don't be afraid Bill Ford and Tom LaSorda, we know Rick's bigger than you, but rest easy — it'll only hurt for a moment.

DaimlerChrysler Open To Any Option Involving Chrysler Group, Including …

Dieter's just spoken, and he's stated very unclearly clearly on the speculation of whether the German-American hybrid's willing to look at selling off the Chrysler Group: » 2/14/07 10:47am 2/14/07 10:47am

Thanks for clearing that up Dieter, get ready for the story from the hyperactive Detroit auto media to be "DaimlerChrysler Looks To Sell…

Breaking! Chrysler Group To Cut 13,000 Workers And Return To…

Now we understand why Dr. Z won't be talking about the Chrysler Group. The main man in the big office in Stuttgart is letting his main man in Auburn Hills, MI give the bold and bad news and put his ass on the line. Like when he's giving the news today that instead of 11,000 job cuts, the 'merican side of the… » 2/14/07 9:05am 2/14/07 9:05am