Mercedes Technology

Mercedes begins drone delivery pilot in Zurich

The future is here! Well, sort of… Mercedes-Benz have started trialling a drone delivery concept. The German car-maker’s van division has teamed up with drone logistics provider Matternet for the pilot, being conducted on the streets of Zurich. The project was unveiled to the media late September, coffee being delivered as a demonstration. The technology(…)

Mercedes unveil autonomous electric smart car

The Frankfurt Motor Show has seen Mercedes unveil one of its stranger looking vehicles. At a distance, the vehicle resembles the traditional smart cars seen pootling round our towns and cities over the past decade. Closer inspection however reveals that this smart car is a good deal smarter than most. The new vehicle is the(…)

A look back at the Mercedes-Benz W123 (1975 – 1985)

The iconic Mercedes-Benz W123 generation of saloons was a big breakthrough for its manufacturer, firmly establishing it into a whole new realm of previously untapped markets. Its success was mainly down to its unrivalled build quality, conservative style, plus a wide range of engines. The W123 was also the first time a Mercedes-Benz was available(…)

6 tips when buying a used Mercedes

The back catalogue of Mercedes-Benz is a procession of beautiful and luxurious cars, meaning the price tags attached to the sides of most of them is usually fairly hefty. Buying a brand new Merc is often not an option, but it is possible to get your hands on quality, well maintained, used editions that aren’t(…)

A look back at the Mercedes-Benz 190 (1983 – 1993)

Seeing as it’s one of those early January days when not much in the way of exciting car news is out and about, we thought we’d take this opportunity to revisit another true classic of yesteryear. You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and never has that rang truer than the… Mercedes-Benz 190(…)

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(…)

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Mercedes

Mercedes – a brand synonymous with class, luxury and darned fine engines as the current Formula One incarnation is demonstrating. There’s no doubting a Mercedes claim as something of a status symbol. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the heralded German car maker… 1. The first petrol Mercedes vehicle was made by Karl Benz,(…)

Five memorable Mercedes-Benz models

Since they ‘invented’ the automobile back in 1886 – a claim heavily disputed by everyone else, from pretty much that year onwards – Mercedes have made some truly spectacular cars. Pushing boundaries of performance, comfort, reliability, and sheer style, the German car-maker has long been a pioneer of car innovation and design. There have been(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Mercedes-Benz 600 (1964 – 1981)

Today we look at one of the more solid entries in automotive history. Revolutionary for its time, technically and in terms of quality, the Mercedes-Benz 600 was about as top of the range as you could go without getting a nosebleed. It was also the go-to car of choice for third-world dictators, but the less(…)