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    Report: Mercedes boss Zetsche offends Cubans with Che Guevara joke
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    For every college student with a Che Guevara poster on their dorm room walls and a copy of Motorcycle Diaries on their shelves, there are plenty of Americans who remember the communist leader as a cold-blooded killer. That's the problem with revolutionaries; they're nothing if not divisive. ...

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    Official: Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee
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    Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement. Nissan will produce high-end ...

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    Report: Zetsche not keen to hand over Mercedes-Benz to Bernhard just yet
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    Reuters reports that Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche (pictured) isn't quite ready to hand over the keys to the Mercedes-Benz kingdom. Zetsche currently serves as the head of both Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, and investors had hoped that the CEO would begin grooming his second in command, Wolfgang ...

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    Report: Daimler CEO Zetsche subject of bizarre manslaughter probe [UPDATE]
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    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter after a 27-year-old engineer was killed in a test track accident caused by an intern. Apparently, the intern somehow wound up with the keys to an unspecified fast car, and things turned sour. Daimler says the ...

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    Zetsche: Maybach "not significant or relevant," but a facelift is coming anyway
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    2010 Maybach Zeppelin – click above for high-res gallery
    Maybach's 2009 sales through the first eleven months of this year have declined about 20 percent. That's at the kinder end of the industry average, all the more impressive because the "cheapest" one starts at $358,000. The part that's ...

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    Mercedes Grand Prix searches for drivers while dispelling board's concerns
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    The new Mercedes GP car rendered – Click above to view in high-resolution
    With two manufacturers leaving the series, four new teams joining the grid and a giant game of musical chairs amongst the drivers ensuing, the off-season between the 2009 and 2010 Formula One World Championships is ...

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    Thus sprache Zetsche: Maybach not going anywhere
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Maybach 62 Landaulet
    Seemingly nothing – not the credit crunch, not miniscule sales, not its own lengthy, lugubrious looks – can kill the Maybach. People who have wondered how long Mercedes will keep dishing out tiny servings of the enormous cars ...

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    Dr. Z likes the idea of developing engines with BMW
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    Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche offered a choice quote to his nation's leading weekly news mag, Der Spiegel, when he mentioned that the automaker would be open to developing an engine with the company's cross-town rival, BMW. Apparently, Daimler is in talks with several companies about joint ...

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    RE: buhbye - Zetsche bids farewell to Chrysler employees via e-mail
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    Looking to exit, stage left on a melodious note, Doc Zee has bid the Chrysler team a semi-farewell via email. The message was a polite "thank you," instead of the possibly more appropriate "thanks for letting us swoop in from Stuttgart, blast through your cash and let your product line languish." ...

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    Follow the Leader: DaimlerChrysler to pursue hybrid power
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    DaimlerChrysler is taking some of its eggs out of the diesel BLUETEC basket and placing them on the hybrid bandwagon, according to chairman Dieter Zetsche. The automotive giant had been banking on the success of its clean diesel technology to win over the green crowd, but DCX says the market ...

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    Rumor of the Day: GM may buy Chrysler Group
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    Take this for what it is, a rumor about which General Motors and DaimlerChrysler have refused to comment. According to a report today in German magazine Manager Magazin, DaimlerChrysler is in talks to sell its Chrysler Group division to GM. The magazine cites sources within DaimlerChrysler as ...

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    Don't let the door hitcha? - Investors call for spin-off of Chrysler
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    There have been rumblings of late in the halls of Stuttgart that the boys in Auburn Hills are an albatross around the neck of DCX. Dieter Zetsche and company are reportedly in it for the long haul and fighting the good fight for Chrysler, but investors cite thin patience while waiting for a profit. ...

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    Chrysler: Dr. Z is here to stay
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    Chrysler confirmed Wednesday that the controversial "Ask Dr. Z" ad campaign will continue through the end of the year. Steve Miller of Brandweek reports that the current TV and radio spots, which haven't exactly received widespread acclaim, will continue at least through September 5, after which ...

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    Zetsche warns EU automakers: Don't repeat the mistakes of the US industry
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    DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche, a man who knows a thing or two about the problems facing the US auto industry, took the opportunity to warn European Union automakers that they may eventually endure the same structural problems their US counterparts are struggling with if action is not ...

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