Production start of the new A-Class
The start of the new A-Class at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt, 90 km west of Stuttgart in Germany, is the trigger for the production of the new generation of compact cars in five plants on three continents. The new A-Class is now the fourth generation of compact cars rolling off the production line in Rastatt since 1997.
A200: Fuel consumption combined: 5,6l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 128 g/km.
Product may vary after press date on April 20, 2018.
Daimler AG systematically continued along its profitable growth path in 2017, and once again set records for unit sales, revenue, Group EBIT and net profit. “At Daimler, we take advantage of the opportunities that arise from change. That’s why we occupy the top spot today,” said Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. “In recent years, we have demonstrated more than once that Daimler can do more.”
The most successful model series from Mercedes-Benz is entering its fifth year in production with extensive modifications. The design of the exterior and interior benefits from a stylish makeover. The electronic architecture is completely new. The customer benefits from a user experience with an optionally fully digital instrument display and multimedia systems with tailor-made information and music. The assistance systems are now at the level of the S-Class.
More space, more power, more goose pimples – the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door model delivers driving experiences in new dimensions and extends the AMG model family.
With more than 3.4 million vehicles delivered to customers in 130 countries, the Sprinter is a hit. It’s a genuine global player that already satisfies an incredible spectrum of country-specific and sector-specific requirements. And it has already been writing its success story for more than 20 years. The third generation of the Sprinter, the large van from Mercedes-Benz Vans, now offers a new, diverse range of product features that serves specific market segments even more effectively than before.
Taking centre stage in the Mercedes-Benz presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES; 9 - 12 January 2018) will be the world premiere of the intuitive and intelligent multimedia system MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience. In addition, Mercedes-Benz will present the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA, the smart vision EQ fortwo and the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE as well as the pre-series model of the Mercedes Benz GLC F-CELL, a fuel-cell- and battery-powered electric vehicle.
Daimler Trucks North America and Mercedes-Benz Vans USA present their broad range of products and services in an all new show format: the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. With more than 400 exhibitors, the show is already sold out during its premiere in 2017.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE brings the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road. This high-performance hybrid is said to produce over 1.000 hp and reach top speeds beyond 350km/h. The show car combines outstanding race track performance and day-to-day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology with exemplary efficiency.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA demonstrates how the EQ strategy can be introduced to the compact class. Featuring one electric motor at the front axle and one at the rear, the electric athlete has a system output of over 200 kW. The drive characteristics can be altered by varying the permanent all-wheel drive's front to rear torque distribution. The Concept EQA shows which program has been selected on a unique virtual radiator grille.
With the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class we are pushing the boundaries of the classic pickup. It is uniquely versatile in terms of its area of application – it can be used as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle for urban lifestyles and families. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class complements the prized strengths of a mid-size pickup with the typical Mercedes-Benz characteristics of driving dynamics, comfort, design, safety, connectivity and an extensive scope for individualisation. The X-Class is the Mercedes-Benz among the pickups.
Mercedes-Benz is entering a new dimension of motoring with its new S-Class and is raising the bar, in terms of production, for the automotive industry worldwide. For the official start-up of the luxury saloon in the Mercedes-Benz plant Sindelfingen a S Class drove independently off the final assembly line, without a driver at the wheel. The vehicle then drove automatically approximately 1.5 kilometres to the loading area within the plant. The Sindelfingen plant is piloting the possible use of the system for series production and investigating its further potential.
Daimler is reinventing itself. Topics such as digitization, electric mobility and cultural change present us with great challenges. This is where the Human Resources department plays a major role, because our employees are our most important resource. For our HR Conference in 2017, we have selected a market with incredible dynamism and speed of change: China.
#beinnovative, #beinspired, #beinformed: 1.000 employees of Daimler AG gathered at DigitalLife Day 2017 to exchange ideas about digitalization. In a "Tech-Festival" atmosphere the participants were inspired by stimulating talks and interactive panel discussions, held by about 40 internal and external speakers, focusing on topics like transformation, collaboration and Fail’N‘Learn.
By laying the foundation for one of the biggest and most modern battery factories in the world, Daimler AG is setting new standards in the international automotive industry, thereby taking the next strategic step in its electric offensive. The highlights of the groundbreaking ceremony at Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE in Kamenz in 60 Seconds.
At #RP17 from 8 - 10 May 2017 in Berlin, Daimler's showing revolves around an intense exchange of knowledge with participants. In presentations at the 360° cinema and speeches held on re:publica stages, experts provide insights into the four future-oriented fields of connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and e-mobility - for inspiring discussions about digital concepts for the future of mobility.
The ideas, expertise and toil of Daimler's 282,000 employees have made it a pioneer in the field of mobility for more than 130 years. The company is more successful today than it has ever been. In order to keep things this way, last year we kicked off the most profound change in our company's history. The way that we will work together to shape the transformation of the industry is the subject of the 2017 AGM on March 29th in Berlin. The most important messages and facts in 60 seconds.
From March 10th to 19th, Austin, Texas, was the site of the SXSW, one of the biggest and most popular digital conventions in the world.
smart fortwo electric drive: combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; power consumption weighted: 12.9 kWh/100km*
Product may vary after press date on March 17, 2017.
Daimler at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 (9th to 19th March 2017).
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4-9.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259-219 g/km *
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC Cabrio: Fuel consumption combined: 8.6–8.3 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 194–187 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S T-Modell: Fuel consumption combined: 9.4-9.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 214-206 g/km *
smart fortwo electric drive: combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km; power consumption weighted: 13.0 kWh/100 km *
Product may vary after press date on March 08, 2017.