Mercedes reveals Formula 1 technology ‘for the road’ in new Project One Hypercar

At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes pulled out all the stops with a extravagant stage show to showcase the company’s ‘green’ intentions for the future. The show featured a jazz-funk band, Broadway singers and Lewis Hamilton himself, who drove the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar onto the stage, where he chatted with Dieter Zetsche, the(…)

The coolest wedding car ever?

(Sings) ‘Here comes the bride…’ And in this case, she’s got quite a ride. When AMG racing driver Maro Engel tied the knot with his wife Steffi, he decided to ensure his new bride’s wedding day transport was not lacking. And what better way to achieve this then driving her from the church in a(…)

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(…)

Stuntman rides a mile on bonnet of Mercedes attempting to stop thieves

A film stuntman rode almost a mile on the bonnet of his Mercedes-Benz, after thieves tried to make off with the E250 CDI following a test drive. Matt Spooner had been accompanying the prospective ‘buyer’ as he took the Merc for a spin round High Wycombe, Bucks, but was then “assaulted from behind” after the(…)

Bottas to drive for Mercedes in 2018

Valtteri Bottas will drive for Mercedes in the 2018 season. The Formula 1 team called the extension of the Finnish driver’s contract a ‘no brainer’. Bottas joined Mercedes from Williams just before the 2017 season and immediately hit the ground running, notching up impressive results. A podium finish in Australia, at the first GP of(…)

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(…)

Mercedes-AMG bringing Formula 1 tech to the road with Project One car

Mercedes-AMG is to bring some of its extensive Formula 1 knowledge to the roads with the new Project One, a street-legal hybrid supercar. The car is set to be unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show mid-September. A few teaser details have been revealed about the new supercar’s high-tech powertrain which will be(…)

Diana Mercedes wreckage disappears in France

The Mercedes that Princess Diana died in has disappeared after it was returned to France. The wreckage had initially been sent to a Metropolitan Police compound in 2005 so tests could be carried out for the inquest into the Princess’s death. Following the hearing, the plan was to have the Mercedes destroyed, to save it(…)

Footballer gives Mercedes-Benz to driver

You don’t always associate footballers with generosity so it’s nice when you hear a story that bucks the trend. Brazilian international Paulinho, best known on these shores due to his failed spell at Tottenham, has been plying his trade over in the fledgling Chinese Super League. In a transfer that bucks the trend of Chinese(…)