Hamilton confident of catching Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to give everything he’s got in the final few races of the season, as he bids to catch teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the driver’s world championship. In what would surely be the finest achievement of his racing career, Hamilton – without a victory since July – is currently(…)

Mercedes set to oust BMW as world’s leading luxury car brand

Mercedes looks set to top BMW, by taking the crown for the leading seller of luxury cars, from its German compatriot. For years, the two Teutonic car makers have battled it out for the top spot, with BMW just having the edge. This year however, has seen Mercedes on top in every sales quarter so(…)

Hamilton pulls out of Mercedes tyre test ahead of US Grand Prix

A sore foot was the reason Lewis Hamilton pulled out of a tyre test ahead of next week’s US Grand Prix. The Mercedes World Champion was scheduled to test the 2017 Pirelli tyres with a modified ‘mule’ car on Wednesday in Barcelona, but teammate and current leader of the driver’s leader board Nico Rosberg instead(…)

Watch out pedestrians! Mercedes autonomous cars put occupants first

When it comes to priorities in terms of safety, Mercedes future autonomous vehicles will know what theirs are. Protect the occupants at all costs in a crash situation, even if that should mean putting the passengers lives above those of any pedestrians involved. This difficult moral question is one that developers of all autonomous cars(…)

New Mercedes-AMG E63 will have four-wheel drive and drift mode

Company chairman, Tobias Moers has confirmed that 2017’s Mercedes-AMG E63 performance car is set to have 4Matic four-wheel drive as standard. To guarantee it continues with the established rear-wheel handling characteristics of its earlier incarnation, a newly developed drift mode will also be included, as well as other features. The new E63 will be debuted(…)

Mercedes joins Formula E

Mercedes, the dominant force currently ruling Formula 1, has taken up the option of joining the rapidly growing electric racing series, Formula E. The German car maker will make its debut in the classification for the start of the 2018-19 season. Mercedes will join twelve other teams competing against each other in the fledgling series,(…)

Mercedes – to stop making diesel engines would be “stupid”

Despite the company’s well publicised electric car development projects, Mercedes has no intentions to stop producing diesel engines, at least for the foreseeable future, says Autocar UK. Despite the recent emissions scandal, which rocked the motoring industry to its foundations, the chairman of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche said the diesel engine has a future and(…)

Hamilton has conspiracy suspicions after engine fire

Current F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton was left wondering if “the man above or a higher power” was interfering with his chances of retaining his crown after his car let him down yet again at the weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The Englishman needed a win to help close the gap on teammate Nico Rosberg in(…)

Mercedes reveal concept SUV to rival Tesla

The Paris Motor Show tends to have its fair share of unveilings and this year’s is no different, with Mercedes taking its turn in the spotlight. The German car maker has unveiled its new SUV concept, Generation EQ. The all-electric SUV is modelled on the GLC Crossover. Head of the Mercedes-Benz car division, Dieter Zetsch(…)

Hamilton losing faith in his Mercedes car

Lewis Hamilton has admitted he has doubts over the reliability of his Mercedes car. The three times World Champion says he has reservations over his title chances after a series of mechanical problems allowed Nico Rosberg to claw his way back into contention. The British driver says he is “unsure” if he has the car(…)