Humans ‘will bully robot cars’, says Mercedes chief

The head of Mercedes-Benz USA, Dietmar Exler, has said that he believes autonomous cars will be ‘bullied’ by human drivers when the two start to share road space. Making his comments at a motoring conference in LA, Mr Exler said that human failings were the real stumbling block to the progress of autonomous cars –(…)

Mercedes-Benz traverse the UK entirely off road

Mercedes-Benz has given a pretty impressive demonstration of their ability to off-road. A fleet of the company’s best 4×4’s has traversed the Scottish highlands, from the east coast to the west, not once setting tyre treads on a public road. In what the German car maker believes is a first, the mixture of GLE, GLS,(…)

Ecclestone thinks Mercedes and Ferrari will exit Formula One

Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that he thinks Mercedes and Ferrari will pull out of the sport in the near future. He also said he thinks the Singapore Grand Prix is not set to feature beyond 2017. His comments came as part of a wide ranging interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport. Ecclestone spoke(…)

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda restored fully to its former glory

Car restoration can be a difficult task at the best of times; the older the vehicle in question, the more delicate the job becomes. Getting your hands on the correct materials required for the process can be difficult, and the mechanics doing the work need to be familiar about the car they’re working on. The(…)

Mercedes and AmDTuning to team up in 2017

Plans have been announced by AmDTuning to run a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the British GT Championship next season, taking the place of the current BMW Z4 GT3. This will bring the numbers of the model competing in 2017 to two, Team ABBA Rollcentre Racing also fielding the same model. “We enjoyed our first season in(…)

Mercedes-Benz X-Class much more than ‘a reskinned Nissan Navara’

Mercedes have been quick to point out that their new X-Class double cab pick-up has undergone a thorough reworking, dynamically as well as visually, according to their commercial vehicle boss Volker Mornhinweg. Revealed several weeks ago in concept form, the X-Class retains many of the easily identifiable features of the Nissan Navara: the ladder-frame chassis,(…)

Mercedes partners with Chargemaster

Mercedes-Benz UK has formed a partnership with Chargemaster, the largest provider of EV charging infrastructure in the UK, offering customers a convenient home charging alternative for their Mercedes-Benz or smart electric plug in vehicle. With worldwide electric car sales now having hit one million in total, the partnership seems a logical move for the German(…)

Mercedes-Maybach S650 to appear at LA motor show

The eagerly anticipated Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is to be revealed at the LA motor show, next week. A limited production run is expected to follow soon afterwards. The company has released a short video on its social media channels, showing off the cars highlights, both interior and exterior. The S650 will sit alongside the existing(…)

Mercedes security beefed up following gunpoint robbery

Mercedes have tightened up security arrangements ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, after one of their team was robbed at gunpoint at the previous race in Mexico. The member of Mercedes staff was held up whilst in traffic on his way back to the team hotel by armed robbers. The team are staying tight lipped(…)

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff: “It’s a really interesting dynamic”

Ahead of the penultimate Grand Prix of the season in Brazil, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes that all is still to play for as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out to secure the F1 Driver’s Championship at Rio’s Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace track. Wolff is of the belief that Rosberg is under(…)