Mercedes Planning Cut Costs

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Mercedes-Benz said the upcoming launch of its EQ electric vehicle family could mean it may not meet its profit margin target in the midterm. The automaker said it will launch a $4.8 billion cost-cutting program to counteract the expected pressure. Mercedes CFO Frank Lindenberg said the brand would trade off some of its profits in the short term in exchange …

Mercedes-Benz’s First Pickup

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Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first-ever pickup truck in South Africa on Tuesday. The luxury brand owned by Daimler AG is introducing the mid-size vehicle to appeal to more consumers, from do-it-yourselfers to construction contractors, following a three-million automotive recall on Tuesday over concerns of diesel emissions. Mercedes X-Class — priced at $43,000 in Germany, according to Bloomberg — will be available …

Mercedes-Benz Owners Can Now Talk to Their Cars Through Google Home

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“Alexa, start my car.” Owners of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles can now remotely turn on the engine by issuing the above command. The luxury vehicle maker just launched a new service that allows customers with 2016 and 2017 models to communicate with their cars using Google Home or Amazon Echo. In addition to remotely starting their vehicles, U.S. customers can activate …

Mercedes-Benz To Increase Electric Models by 2022

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Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its roll-out of battery-powered autos in a race to meet tighter emissions rules as European buyers turn away from fuel-efficient diesel cars. In a $10.8 billion project, the world’s largest luxury-car maker intends to release 10 new electric vehicles by 2022. The expedited time frame reflects the urgency facing manufacturers as they brace for a shift away from …