Daimler AG (help·info) (German pronunciation: [ˈdaɪmlɐ aːˈɡeː]; formerly DaimlerChrysler) is a German multinational automotive corporation. Daimler AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. By unit sales, it is the thirteenth-largest car manufacturer and second-largest truck manufacturer in the world. In addition to automobiles, Daimler manufactures buses and provides financial services through its Daimler Financial Services arm.
As of 2013, Daimler owns or has shares in a number of car, bus and truck marques including Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Smart, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharatBenz, Mitsubishi Fuso, as well as shares in Denza, KAMAZ, Beijing Automotive Group, Tesla Motors, and Renault-Nissan Alliance. At the end of 2012, the company closed the Maybach marque.
The BMW F3 is an upcoming compact crossover SUV that was supposed to be released by German automaker BMW for the 2010 model year.
No official statement from BMW states the F3, so it is currently a mystery if it will actually be produced. However, it will share the same platform with the BMW 3 Series.
The Mercedes-Benz W251 is an automobile sold as the R-Class. It is a crossover vehicle, similar to MPVs but also to crossover SUVs. Based on the W164 M-Class SUV, it was introduced in 2005 as a 2006 model.
The AMG version of the W251, the R63 AMG, was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as a 2007 model. It features a 6.2 L V8 engine producing 503 hp (375 kW) and 465 ft·lbf (630 N·m) of torque. Mercedes-Benz's 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission is standard.