When Germany's baby-boomer generation was young, the legendary C111 was the vision of the automotive future. This spacey car, in the bright orange so popular in the 1970s, was a testing ground for Wankel and diesel engines, and turbochargers.
German carmaker Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, has announced a recall of over 1 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty wiring. The problem was discovered after airbags began randomly deploying in some cars.
Daimler's Media Night presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt was a showy affair, meant to present the Mercedes Benz maker's speeding into the future. But first it has to get through the present, says Janelle Dumalaon.
Dieter Zetsche, CEO of German luxury carmaker Daimler vows to fight for diesel-powered vehicles, but declines to comment on the latest scandal rocking the nation's auto industry.
The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, well-known for its car industry, is the backbone of the German economy. Is it ready for the future? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to find out.
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