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Ferrari finally takes Gold again

NEWSWATCH: For the first time in four seasons, Ferrari took home Gold at Sunday's Australian Grand Prix

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Mar 2017

GERMANY

Bosch to pay out US$327,5m over 'dieselgate'

German car parts maker, Bosch, has said that it will pay out some US$327,5 million in compensation to US buyers and dealers of Volkswagen-made diesel cars

3 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Mercedes claims luxury pole position over BMW

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Monday said it had overtaken homegrown rival BMW to deliver the most luxury vehicles of any manufacturer in 2016

11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Carmakers to build Europe network of high-powered e-charging stations

German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network

30 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

VW aims to be electric leader by 2025

Volkswagen aims to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025, brand chief Herbert Diess said on Tuesday, as the German car giant shifts its focus

23 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020

Volkswagen intends to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020 as part of a huge savings plan aimed at helping the German auto giant recover

21 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesla buys German automation firm to ramp up production

US electric car maker Tesla on Tuesday said it would buy German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production

9 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen switch to electric cars to cost over 10,000 jobs

Volkswagen plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs in coming years as the German auto giant switches its focus to making electric cars

31 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Resurrected German car brand joins electric race

Cars bearing the stamp of once-defunct manufacturer Borgward will once again roll off an assembly line in north Germany from 2018

27 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

One year on, can Volkswagen leave 'dieselgate' behind?

One year ago, Volkswagen's cheating on emissions tests for millions of its diesel cars erupted into public view, leaving the mammoth carmaker battling

20 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen in talks to build electric cars in China

German auto giant Volkswagen and China's Anhui Jianghuai Automobile are in talks to build electric cars together, the firms announced Wednesday

9 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Germany accuses Fiat of car emissions cheating

The German government has accused Fiat-Chrysler of building emissions-cheating technology into some vehicles

2 Sep 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Volkswagen teams up with LG to develop connected cars

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it is teaming up with South Korea's LG Electronics in the area of connected cars

7 Jul 2016

GERMANY

Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating

German regulators suspect that Italian-American auto maker Fiat Chrysler, like Volkswagen, used illegal software to cheat on emissions tests, a newspaper report said on Sunday

24 May 2016

GERMANY

Mercedes wins Sensible Innovation Award for CO2 air conditioning system

The German consumer journal "Guter Rat" and the magazine "SUPERillu" have chosen the CO2 air conditioning system by Mercedes-Benz as the "2016 Sensible Innovation"

5 Feb 2016

GERMANY

Daimler's Smart launches online store

FRANKFURT - German automaker Daimler said on Thursday its Smart subsidiary has launched an online store, allowing customers to order a car on the internet and have it delivered to their home

18 Dec 2015

GERMANY

BMW to check trademark case over Google's Alphabet

Germany's BMW said on Tuesday, 11 August, it was checking the "trademark implications" of Google naming its new parent company Alphabet, which is the registered name of one of the auto maker's subsidiaries

13 Aug 2015

GERMANY

BMW says 'confident' for 2015 after 'good start' in Q1

German automaker BMW said Wednesday, 6 May, it was confident about the outlook for 2015 after getting off to a good start in the first three months

8 May 2015

GERMANY

Daimler says profits jump 89% in Q1

German auto group Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz, said on Tuesday, 28 April, it got off to a good start in 2015, with sales and profits rising strongly in the first three months

30 Apr 2015

GERMANY

Volkswagen extends CEO's contract, ending leadership battle

German auto giant Volkswagen attempted to draw a line on Friday, 17 April, under a bitter power struggle on its management board, saying it would extend the contract of chief executive Martin Winterkorn

20 Apr 2015

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