July 20, 2002 |
DaimlerChrysler said the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation into allegations that the company's Mercedes-Benz subsidiaries participated in a price-fixing scheme among New York-area dealers. The world's fifth-largest car maker said in a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the case is connected to a 1999 proposed class-action lawsuit against two Mercedes-Benz units, Mercedes-Benz USA and Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Inc.
April 29, 1992 |
Daimler-Benz, maker of the prestigious Mercedes cars, plans to trim 20,000 jobs over the next two years, a newspaper Tuesday quoted Mercedes' chief as saying. The staff cuts would be the first in Mercedes' history. Mercedes, based in Stuttgart, employs about 180,000 people in Germany. Werner Niefer, president of the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary of the Daimler-Benz conglomerate, was quoted as telling Die Welt that the reductions would be made through attrition and early retirements.
November 7, 1991 |
Mike Jackson, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Mercedes-Benz of North America, was saying that while sales are down, marketing hopes are up. The glimmer in the recession, he told a breakfast muster of Los Angeles automotive writers, came with recent reports that the rich seem to be getting richer. More disposable income, theorized Jackson, should mean more buyers for Mercedes' new S-Class luxury sedans.
July 12, 2013 |
Mercedes-Benz has leased a former Boeing airplane factory in Long Beach, but it isn't saying what it plans to do with the more than 1-million-square-foot plant adjacent to the city's airport. City officials confirmed that the U.S. arm of the German automaker has leased the factory from Sares-Regis Group, the developer that bought the property from Boeing. “This is significant for Long Beach, as it will bring needed jobs and property tax revenue,” said Gerrie Schipske, the City Council member representing the district that includes the site.
July 12, 2012
2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Base price: $106,405 (including destination charge) Price tested: $124,935 Powertrain: 4.6-liter, DOHC twin-turbocharged V-8 engine; seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Sport and Manual mode Horsepower: 429 at 5,250 rpm Torque: 516 pound-feet at 1,800-3,500 rpm 0-60: 4.5 seconds Curb weight: 3,947 pounds Wheelbase: 101.8 inches ...
November 17, 2012 |
Mercedes-Benz will be one of several automakers using the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show to look into not only the near future, but also the more distant horizon. Such is the philosophy behind the automakerÂ"s 2025 Ener-G-Force concept SUV. Named like a Monster energy drink, it was conceived as a reinterpretation of the old-school G-Class SUV that Mercedes has been selling since 1979. Design elements like turning signals and running lights mounted on top of the fenders and a distinct three-piece greenhouse pay homage to the current SUV that Mercedes deems iconic.
April 28, 2012 |
The car: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG The power: 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque coming from a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 routing power to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The photos: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG The speed: 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and a 155 mph top speed The bragging rights: Not the fastest SUV available (Porsche's Cayenne Turbo wins that distinction)
September 14, 1993
Werner Niefer, 65, the former chairman of Mercedes-Benz. Niefer began with the luxury car maker as an apprentice toolmaker in 1943, attended night courses to obtain a technical school diploma and later graduated from engineering college in the city of Esslingen, near Stuttgart. Known as Mr. Mercedes, he oversaw development of new technology and the company's expansion to produce high-performance motors for commercial and military use.
May 26, 1987
The Washington-based private Center for Auto Safety said it had received 24 reports of automatic transmissions on Mercedes cars suddenly and unexpectedly accelerating after being shifted out of "park." It said the incidents had caused 15 accidents, with nine injuries and one death. The center said the reports covered 1984 through 1986 Mercedes model numbers 190E, 300E, 380SL and 500SL/SEL. The center asked the government to investigate the cars.
August 20, 2012 |
The vintage car world's most prestigious car show culminated this weekend with a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo winning Best of Show at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Sunday evening. Amid a dense wall of celebratory fireworks, tiny gold car confetti shot out of cannons, and before a cheering crowd, owner Paul Andrews and famed classic car mechanic Paul Russell drove the car onto the stage on the 18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links. “You always hope and you always try to put forth the effort where you can win or have a chance of winning, but for it to actually happen is just amazing,” Andrews said shortly after winning.