Mercedes News

Winter is here! Tips on looking after your Merc

The first of the properly cold snaps has now hit us. What some were describing as an Indian summer a few weeks ago is now anything but. This means, on the roads, things are going to start getting about ten times more challenging as conditions deteriorate. Whilst there’s not too much you can do to(…)

Pair of rare Mercedes found hidden away in garage

Two exceptionally rare Mercedes-Benz 300s from the 1950s have been found hidden away in an old garage in Yorkshire. After decades rusting away, the cars have now been placed up for auction. One of the cars is a 1954 Mercedes 300 B “Adenauer” Cabriolet, believed to be one of only seven right-handed editions built. It’s(…)

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(…)