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400,000 Mercedes recalled due to airbag issue

Daimler have recalled around 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK over potential safety issue with the airbags. The recall is part of a larger global effort that affects over a million cars worldwide, including 495,000 in the US. The problem affects certain A, B, C, and E-Class models, together with CLA, GLA and GLC vehicles,(…)

Stuntman rides a mile on bonnet of Mercedes attempting to stop thieves

A film stuntman rode almost a mile on the bonnet of his Mercedes-Benz, after thieves tried to make off with the E250 CDI following a test drive. Matt Spooner had been accompanying the prospective ‘buyer’ as he took the Merc for a spin round High Wycombe, Bucks, but was then “assaulted from behind” after the(…)

Diana Mercedes wreckage disappears in France

The Mercedes that Princess Diana died in has disappeared after it was returned to France. The wreckage had initially been sent to a Metropolitan Police compound in 2005 so tests could be carried out for the inquest into the Princess’s death. Following the hearing, the plan was to have the Mercedes destroyed, to save it(…)

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(…)