Mercedes-Benz gained ground for a fourth consecutive month against larger luxury-car competitors Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Audi as the CLA coupe fueled demand for the German company’s compact models.
On a newly constructed bridge at Porsche AG’s growing factory in eastern Germany, a worker put up a handmade sign this summer with a tongue-in-cheek notice saying “Access to the West,” echoing Cold War language that once marked the former-communist region’s borders.
European cocoa-bean processing may have been bigger than reported in the third quarter because Fuchs & Hoffmann GmbH, a grinder in Germany that provided no figures for the period, was processing at full capacity.
To avoid the fate of other slow- selling electric vehicles, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG will offer the new i3 -- a battery-powered compact car -- with a unique option: the use of a sport-utility vehicle.
At Mercedes-Benz’s cavernous exhibition hall at the International Auto Show in Frankfurt this week, Diana Reuter wasn’t quite sure she was in the right place when she spotted a sleek, curvy crossover on display.
Tesla Motors Inc., the electric- vehicle maker led by billionaire Elon Musk, is pushing beyond the friendly confines of California to take on the world’s biggest luxury-car brands in their home market.