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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 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(…)

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(…)

Hamilton pulls out of Mercedes tyre test ahead of US Grand Prix

A sore foot was the reason Lewis Hamilton pulled out of a tyre test ahead of next week’s US Grand Prix. The Mercedes World Champion was scheduled to test the 2017 Pirelli tyres with a modified ‘mule’ car on Wednesday in Barcelona, but teammate and current leader of the driver’s leader board Nico Rosberg instead(…)

Watch out pedestrians! Mercedes autonomous cars put occupants first

When it comes to priorities in terms of safety, Mercedes future autonomous vehicles will know what theirs are. Protect the occupants at all costs in a crash situation, even if that should mean putting the passengers lives above those of any pedestrians involved. This difficult moral question is one that developers of all autonomous cars(…)

Hamilton reaches 50 wins with victory in the US

Victory at the US Grand Prix – held over the weekend in Austin, Texas – has propelled Lewis Hamilton into the illustrious company of Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher, as the only three drivers to have notched up 50 race wins in Formula 1. Germany’s Schumacher (91 race victories) and Prost (51 race victories) won(…)

Mercedes – to stop making diesel engines would be “stupid”

Despite the company’s well publicised electric car development projects, Mercedes has no intentions to stop producing diesel engines, at least for the foreseeable future, says Autocar UK. Despite the recent emissions scandal, which rocked the motoring industry to its foundations, the chairman of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche said the diesel engine has a future and(…)

2016 Paris Motor Show: Mercedes trolls rest of motoring world

In the run up to the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG has shown its mischievous side by cheekily trolling its fans and motoring media alike, by releasing teaser images of a toy. In the photos posted on the company’s Instagram site, the German car maker has partially revealed what initially appears to be the rear(…)

Ensure your Mercedes-Benz is Autumn ready!

Apart from a few late flourishes, summer has faded away to a pleasant memory. This means over the next few weeks, autumn is going to start getting serious. Okay, we know you’ve driven at this time of year, like a million times before, but it’s always worth that little extra consideration and preparation for what(…)

Extremely rare Mercedes-Benz put up for sale

A hugely rare Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet has been put up for sale by one of London’s leading car dealerships. Only 68 right-handed versions of the classic were believed to have been manufactured, and this model, which has been completely restored by Sleeping Beauties of Brisbane, Australia, is in pristine condition. The model has(…)