Mercedes News

Footballer gives Mercedes-Benz to driver

You don’t always associate footballers with generosity so it’s nice when you hear a story that bucks the trend. Brazilian international Paulinho, best known on these shores due to his failed spell at Tottenham, has been plying his trade over in the fledgling Chinese Super League. In a transfer that bucks the trend of Chinese(…)

Mick Schumacher on the radar of Mercedes

Mercedes are carefully monitoring Mick Schumacher, after a string of impressive performances in the junior levels of racing. The son of former World Champion Michael – who won seven titles between 1994 and 2004 – finished second in Formula 4 last season, and will make his debut in Formula 3 next season, driving for the(…)

A look back at the Mercedes-Benz W124 (1985 – 1995)

When it came to coming up with a replacement for the W123, the mentality at Mercedes-Benz was ‘more of the same’. Despite the style being much in keeping with the 1980s – similar in that respect to the 190E which had recently been launched – the range of engines and running gear had been taken(…)

Mercedes-Benz and Matternet show off vans that launch delivery drones

The way small packages are delivered across short distances is set to change forever – at least that’s what Mercedes-Benz Vans and drone tech start-up Matternet would like you to believe. The collaboration between the two companies has come up with something exciting: The Vision Van. The rooftop of the concept vehicle acts as a(…)

Jilted wife crashes Mercedes into husband and mistress

A Mercedes driver had the shock of his life in Bangkok, after his furious wife got wind of his extra-marital activities and deliberately crashed her car into the lovers so she could confront them. In scenes that could have been lifted from a daytime romantic soap opera, the wife-on-the-warpath managed to tag four other vehicles(…)

Five reasons to buy a Mercedes C-Class

When it comes to the junior executive market, the winner of the WhatCar 2016 Car of the Year – the Audi A4 is pretty much unbeatable. But if you do fancy something slightly different, the Mercedes C-Class is definitely worth a look. It’s a high performance cruiser, with a top quality interior, plenty of equipment(…)

Rivals have caught up says Mercedes chief

As we head towards the F1 season opener in Australia, Mercedes Head of Motorsport, Toto Wolff, says he believes after a long period of Germanic dominance, their rivals have finally caught up. During pre-season testing, Ferrari lapped almost seven-tenths faster than Mercedes. This is proof Wolff believes, that Melbourne may not be the cake walk(…)

1939 Mercedes-Benz sells for £5.4 million

A classic Mercedes-Benz dating back from the eve of the Second World War has been sold in the US for £5.4 million. The 540 K Special Roadster – a one off – has been meticulously restored to its original glory and was the stand-out star of the auction in Phoenix, Arizona. Also on the billing(…)

Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercar set for September launch

AMG is set to be 50 this year, and the company’s celebrations will peak with the reveal of the highly anticipated 1,000bhp-plus Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt motor show this September. The CEO of Daimler Dr Zetsche said of the forthcoming ‘hypercar’: “The hypercar will be the missing link legitimising the integration of AMG(…)

Red Bull chief labels Mercedes dominance as unhealthy

Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner hopes the 2017 Formula One season will not be such a one horse race as the past few years, with more teams ultimately competing for the Championship. Since 2014 and the dawn of the V6 Turbo era, Mercedes has dominated the pack, winning three constructor’s and driver’s titles alike(…)