Mercedes News

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(…)

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,(…)