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Mercedes driver takes to rails in bizarre drunken stunt

Police are conducting an investigation following a bizarre off-roading stunt where a Mercedes C-Class Coupe was driven along tram tracks in Birmingham causing mayhem. Services had to be suspended for up to five hours after the 66-plate luxury executive car was left stranded on the Midland Metro. The £37,000 vehicle was abandoned in the centre(…)

Mercedes F1 team has ‘maxed out’ performance

Mercedes motorsport boss, Toto Wolff, believes the team has ‘maxed out’ on performance, under the current F1 regulations. Their third consecutive Constructor’s Championship was secured in Japan, its drivers meanwhile – Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton – are battling it out between themselves to secure the Driver’s World Championship. This year however, has not seen(…)

Move to Mercedes best of my life, says Hamilton

Following his 51st career victory at last week’s Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has pronounced moving to Mercedes back in 2013 was the best decision of his life. The win puts him joint second on the all-time list alongside Alain Prost. Michael Schumacher still impressively leads the standings with 91. Since becoming part of the(…)

Mercedes took risks with Hamilton suspension in Mexico

Mercedes have admitted to taking a huge gamble at the Mexican GP, by letting Lewis Hamilton stay out on his flat-spotted first set of tyres, despite receiving data indicating a vibration was potentially about to cause his suspension to fail. Under normal circumstances, the team would have brought him directly in for a fresh set(…)

Mercedes to debut new efficient gas engines in 2017

Mercedes are promising big things from their new range of gas engines slated to be debuted in 2017. In contrast to petrol and diesel, gas engines should be with us for the foreseeable future, so car makers are working hard to find ways to maximise efficiency as opposed to completely focusing entirely on electric vehicle(…)

Mercedes blast Verstappen following Mexico GP

Toto Wolff, Mercedes team boss, has blasted Max Verstappen after the Red Bull driver banged wheels with Nico Rosberg during the first lap of the Mexican Grand Prix claiming it’s “not what should happen” in Formula 1. Verstappen collided with Rosberg on the exit of the first corner after the race’s start, as he attempted(…)

New Mercedes-Benz X-Class ‘is more than a reskinned Nissan Navara’

The new X-Class, Mercedes’ new double cab pick-up has undergone a reworking of its dynamics as well as just visually, says the German car maker’s commercial vehicle boss Volker Mornhinweg. Revealed last week in concept form, the X-Xlass keeps the ladder-frame chassis; five-link live rear axle and McPherson strut from the suspension set-up of the(…)

Mercedes release X-Class pickup truck

Last Tuesday, we were given our first glimpse of Mercedes forthcoming X-Class Concept – a vehicle that will apparently be the world’s first “premium” pickup truck. Unveiled at a ceremony in Stockholm, the X-Class is Mercedes first foray into the most competitive, territorial, and lucrative section of the automotive market. “With the Mercedes-Benz pickup, we(…)

Hamilton confident of catching Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to give everything he’s got in the final few races of the season, as he bids to catch teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the driver’s world championship. In what would surely be the finest achievement of his racing career, Hamilton – without a victory since July – is currently(…)

Mercedes set to oust BMW as world’s leading luxury car brand

Mercedes looks set to top BMW, by taking the crown for the leading seller of luxury cars, from its German compatriot. For years, the two Teutonic car makers have battled it out for the top spot, with BMW just having the edge. This year however, has seen Mercedes on top in every sales quarter so(…)