Tech: Daimler and BMW Reject Apple iCar Development Talk!

It looks like we’ll be waiting a while for the next big product from Apple as their talks with Mercedes-Benz’s parent comapany , Daimler, and BMW turn sour.

Auto Talk: Daimler refutes interest in Ducati

A Daimler spokesman has put an end to rumors that his employer is trying to outbid Audi for an interest in motorcycle-builder Ducati. Funk Flex

Auto Talk: Tesla to build electric Mercedes

Tesla and Daimler are set to collaborate on a new electric Mercedes-Benz. According to, the fourth-quarter earnings report released by Tesla earlier this week revealed the company is set to supply a full powertrain for an unnamed electric Mercedes-Benz in the near future. Those components include a motor, transmission, inverter and all of the software necessary to keep the car whirring along. Funds from the deal are supposed to begin trickling in by the second quarter of this year, though no details about production timing or volume were available in the report. Funk Flex

Car Talk: Changes Have To Be Made! If Not Maybach Wont Survive!!

Almost from the start, the über-luxury division’s sales have faltered, dwindling to fewer than 200 Maybachs sold world-wide last year. Finding a fix for the brand has now become a priority at Daimler, and Mr. Zetsche has said he wants to decide its fate by the end of the year. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story. Funk Flex

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