Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW under Investigation for Alleged Diesel Cartel

Volkswagen isn’t alone choking in dirty diesel smoke. The Wolfsburg automaker has implicated two of its biggest rivals, Daimler and BMW, as allegedly colluding with it on diesel-emissions systems since the 1990s. A report in German magazine Der Spiegel claimed that Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW have conspired to form anti-competitive agreements in developing the diesel-emissions systems. […]

Benz with a Bed: The Mercedes-Benz X-class Pickup Truck Is Here

Conveniently forgetting the Lincoln Blackwood and Mark LT and the Cadillac Escalade EXT—or, more likely, throwing massive shade at those American automakers—Mercedes has declared that its new X-class is “the first pickup from a premium manufacturer.” The X-class is an offspring of the alliance between Daimler and Renault-Nissan. It will be built alongside the Europe-market Nissan Navara, a […]

Upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-class Sedan Is All About That Base

When the Mercedes-Benz CLA-class made its debut, marketers made hay with its sub-$30,000 base price. That starting figure has since drifted up to $33,625 (with destination), which evidently has the brand thinking about fielding a new A-class variant that would again target the magic $30,000 mark. That’s the word according to Automotive News, which reports […]