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

Mercedes have been quick to point out that their new X-Class double cab pick-up has undergone a thorough reworking, dynamically as well as visually, according to their commercial vehicle boss Volker Mornhinweg. Revealed several weeks ago in concept form, the X-Class retains many of the easily identifiable features of the Nissan Navara: the ladder-frame chassis,(…)

Mercedes partners with Chargemaster

Mercedes-Benz UK has formed a partnership with Chargemaster, the largest provider of EV charging infrastructure in the UK, offering customers a convenient home charging alternative for their Mercedes-Benz or smart electric plug in vehicle. With worldwide electric car sales now having hit one million in total, the partnership seems a logical move for the German(…)

Mercedes-Maybach S650 to appear at LA motor show

The eagerly anticipated Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is to be revealed at the LA motor show, next week. A limited production run is expected to follow soon afterwards. The company has released a short video on its social media channels, showing off the cars highlights, both interior and exterior. The S650 will sit alongside the existing(…)

Mercedes security beefed up following gunpoint robbery

Mercedes have tightened up security arrangements ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, after one of their team was robbed at gunpoint at the previous race in Mexico. The member of Mercedes staff was held up whilst in traffic on his way back to the team hotel by armed robbers. The team are staying tight lipped(…)

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff: “It’s a really interesting dynamic”

Ahead of the penultimate Grand Prix of the season in Brazil, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes that all is still to play for as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out to secure the F1 Driver’s Championship at Rio’s Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace track. Wolff is of the belief that Rosberg is under(…)

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(…)