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  • China fines Mercedes $57 million in price-fixing probe Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 AM ET

    BEIJING— A Chinese regulator said Thursday it has fined Mercedes Benz 350 million yuan on price-fixing charges in a wide-ranging probe of the auto industry that has prompted complaints foreign automakers are being treated unfairly. The unit of Germany's Daimler AG was fined for violating anti-monopoly law by enforcing minimum prices dealers were...

  • UPDATE 1-China fines Mercedes $56.5 mln for price fixing Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 11:06 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 23- A local pricing regulator in China said on Thursday it has fined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz 350 million yuan for price fixing. China has been clamping down on the auto sector, punishing foreign carmakers for price fixing for the first time last year when it fined the Chinese venture of Volkswagen AG and a sales unit of Fiat Chrysler...

  • Ex-Daimler engineer files $2 million discrimination suit Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— A Clark County, Washington, man who worked for Daimler Trucks North America in Portland, Oregon, is suing the company for $2 million, claiming his supervisor repeatedly called him "bin Laden" and suggested he was a member of al-Qaida. The Oregonian newspaper reports that the lawsuit by Hussein Fouad, a 75- year-old, Egyptian-born engineer, is the latest...

  • German automaker BMW has best March sales ever Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:15 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker BMW says it had its best March sales ever. After the March figures, BMW AG held its sales lead during the first quarter over its rival German luxury carmakers, Volkswagen AG's Audi brand and Mercedes-Benz from Daimler AG. BMW sold 451,576 vehicles to 438,250 for Audi and 429,602 for Mercedes-Benz.

  • TOKYO, April 9- Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp's three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution. The world's top-selling automaker will partner Japanese car-sharing service operator Park24 Co Ltd for a six-month experiment...

  • *Mercedes, Nissan, Renault collaboration expanded. The new Mercedes-Benz pickup targets commercial and private clients in Europe, Latin America, Australia and South Africa, and will share some of the underpinnings with an all-new Nissan NP300 truck, Daimler and Nissan said in a joint statement. The Mercedes-Benz 1- ton pickup truck will be built by Nissan in...

  • NEW YORK, April 2- Mercedes-Benz and BMW are probing unauthorized exports of luxury cars from the United States to China, which have recently surged and threaten profit in the world's largest auto market, senior executives said. As a result, Daimler AG, which owns premium auto brand Mercedes-Benz, said it intensified efforts to clamp down on exports of U.S. models...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The world's biggest automakers increasingly are making money by producing luxury models and reaping profits in China and North America, management consulting firm McKinsey& Co said in a report issued on Wednesday. In North America, automakers and suppliers have restructured, reduced production capacity, and cut and consolidated dealer...

  • DETROIT, March 31- Honda Motor Co has joined Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in testing self-driving vehicles and technologies on private roads at a former U.S. naval facility outside San Francisco, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. Honda also is a partner in the University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center, which plans to open a similar testing...

  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Volkswagen AG has furloughed 4,200 workers at its second largest factory in Brazil for three weeks, a local union said on Monday, as disappearing demand forces carmakers in the country to manage excess capacity. As exports to Argentina have plunged and demand in Brazil hits its worst downturn in over a decade, VW is cutting a shift at the Taubate...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Ford Motor Co will resurrect the Lincoln Continental as its top-of-the line luxury sedan, betting the classic name will help rebuild the brand's image in the United States and China. Ford's Lincoln will unveil a prototype of the future Continental sedan on Monday ahead of the April 3-12 New York auto show, which will feature many of the...

  • 7 cars on the road today closest to being robots Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    "The Jetsons" bop around Orbit City, circa 1962.

    Tesla's Elon Musk scared everyone when he said auto-steering is coming this summer, but more cars than you think already drive like robots.

  • DETROIT, March 23- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co have much higher labor costs than their cross-town rival Fiat Chrysler, according to a new study released just ahead of a meeting of United Auto Workers officials as they prepare for contract talks with the Detroit Three. Ford Motor Co's hourly labor costs were $57, just behind GM's at $58.

  • General Motors Co auto workers make on average 21 percent more than their counterparts at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a study of 2014 labor costs by the Center for Automotive Research shows. Ford Motor Co is right behind GM at $57 per hour, CAR said. Germany's Daimler AG workers at its plant in Alabama make the most per hour among U.S. auto workers, at an average of $65,...

  • The most—and least—expensive cars to insure Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

    A handful of SUVs, two minivans and the compact Smart ForTwo made the list as the top 10 most affordable cars to insure.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- As the dollar surged in the last 12 months, David Marcus, head of the Evermore Global Value fund, steadily increased his stake in Europe. Demand for a way to hedge currency exposure while investing in Europe helped the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund bring in $5.3 billion in new assets over the first two months of the year, the most of any equity...

  • March 19- Tesla Motors Inc will soon offer upgrades including hands-free steering on its Model S sedan, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Thursday, but the news did not help the electric carmaker's volatile shares which fell more than 2 percent. General Motors Co has said it plans to offer a similar set of hands-free driving features next year on its new...

  • March 19- Tesla Motors Inc plans to offer hands-free steering on its Model S sedan in about three months, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Thursday. The automatic steering feature, which will be available only when driving on the highway, will be part of a continuing series of free software upgrades delivered wirelessly to Model S owners, Musk said.

  • March 17- Fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as costs and expenses more than doubled, sending its shares down nearly 11 percent in premarket trading. Plug Power, whose fuel cells offer a pollution-free alternative to power forklifts, said revenue more than doubled to $21.5 million for the fourth quarter.

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- Car makers, including Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co and Daimler AG's Mercedes Benz, said they are probing allegations aired late on Sunday by Chinese state TV that the firms oversold repairs and spare parts to drivers. China is the world's top auto market, and media criticism can dent reputations and drag on sales. iPhone maker Apple Inc made a...