Mercedes

Winter is here! Tips on looking after your Merc

The first of the properly cold snaps has now hit us. What some were describing as an Indian summer a few weeks ago is now anything but. This means, on the roads, things are going to start getting about ten times more challenging as conditions deteriorate. Whilst there’s not too much you can do to(…)

Formula 1: Mercedes laugh off claims it helped Ferrari with engine

Mercedes and Renault have denied claims by Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone that they helped Ferrari develop its successful 2017 engine. Speaking to an Italian newspaper, Ecclestone suggested that Mercedes had helped Ferrari with its engine to ultimately make itself look better when it beat the Maranello team to Championship title glory. Toto Wolff, Mercedes(…)

Formula 1: Mercedes nail Constructor Championship for fourth year in a row

Lewis Hamilton’s impressive victory at last weekend’s US Grand Prix saw Mercedes pick up their fourth Constructors’ Championship in a row. The British driver, odds on for the Driver’s Championship, finished victorious with teammate Valtteri Bottas coming home in fifth place. The combined points total were enough to secure Mercedes the crown for the 2017(…)

The history of the Mercedes-Benz star

The Mercedes-Benz star was first trademarked in 1925, just ahead of the merger between DMG (Daimler) and Benz & Cie, which took place the following year creating the brand we know today. The three points of the star were meant to symbolise the use of Daimler engines on land, sea and in the air. The(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)