Mercedes News

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(…)

Fernando Alonso could partner Hamilton at Mercedes – Toto Wolff

Mercedes chiefs are weighing up whether to sign Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for World Champion Nico Rosberg, who has recently announced his retirement from the sport. Should the move happen, it would reunite the two drivers who had a turbulent partnership when they both drove for McLaren back in 2007. Rosberg, 31, shocked(…)

Mercedes-AMG GT R set to cost £143k

It only costs a few thousand pounds less than a Porsche 911 Turbo S, (but a significant more than a 911 GT3 RS) does the non-green Mercedes-AMG GT R. Yes, the prices have been announced for the GT Roadster and GT R editions, and the big news is that the range topping GT R, starts(…)

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(…)

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,(…)