Hamilton back on top after ’17 Monza F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 Italian Formula 1 GP on Sunday with a dominant lights-to-flag drive that took him to the top of the World championship for the first time in a year. FULL MONZA results list He started the last race of the European season from a record 69th F1…

Sporty touches for Merc C-Class create 2017 Edition C

AMG exterior, 18″ AMG wheel rims Diode high-performance headlights Exclusive interior trim combination PRETORIA, Gauteng – The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan range in South Africa has a new model range – a C-Class Edition C which uses distinctive style elements and possible combinations. It is intended to set new highlights and to add interior and exterior…

2017 Mercedes S-Class: Still the best in the business?

Big, bigger, and very large, engines More high-tech safety stuff included Bold bodybuilders include a Maybach PRETORIA, Gauteng – Rich retiree? Senior executive in a big company? Just plain got lots of boodle in the bank? Then each of you will want to know that Mercedes’ latest S-Class will be in South African showrooms in…

Maybach 4×4 Landaulet: Top ride for the high-ups

STUTTGART, Germany – It’s a G-Class like never before, according to Mercedes: the G 650 Landaulet described by the automaker as “presenting a new masterpiece of automotive engineering” It’s a V12 biturbo off-roader that, perhaps, will be laughed at by hard-core bundu-bashers but for some (not) among us it will be a handy ranch vehicle,…

Merc launches Double A-Class – it’s electrifying! (V)

Replace the battery packs anywhere No more fears of long-distance driving New Merc power-packed for instant action STUTTERGART, Germany – Mercedes has solved the problem of finding a charging station for its electric cars should they power-down in a remote location – it’s the Double A-Class and it’s a revolution in mobility. No more worries…

Merc and Starship threat to ‘white van’ drivers

Sprinter ‘robots’ prototype already introduced Mobile loading and transport hub for eight robots Pilot projects on track in Europe through 2017 STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Vans has become the lead investor in Starship Technologies, said to be “the world’s leading start-up company for the development of ground-based, autonomous delivery robots”. Van drivers of the world,…

Merc’s most powerful E-Class comes ashore in SA

The name might be fussy, the car’s a monster Four-litre biturbo most powerful Merc yet Price announced – and you’ll have to dig deep 2017 Mercedes AMG E63 S 4Matic+ Image: Mercedes-Benz SA PRETORIA, Gauteng – The most powerful E-Class in history is now available to order through showrooms in South Africa. It’s the monstrous…

Hamilton, Bottas team up; cry-baby Massa repents

Lewis Hamilton gets a new partner for F1 2017 Retired Rosberg new ambassador with Merc motorsport ‘Time to see how Valtteri can step up to challenge‘ STUTTGART, Germany – Valtteri Bottas, 27, has been signed from engine customer team Williams to replace now-retired Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team driver Nico Rosberg. Rosberg, it was also announced, would take…

Hello, campers! It’s the supervan from Merc

Based on long-wheelbase V-Class. Seats and sleeps four Two trim levels – Sport and AMG Line STUTTGART, Germany – The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Marco Polo camper van is now on sale in Europe with prices* starting at R904 000 for an ‘entry’-level V 220d Sport. The V 220d AMG Line is R940 500, V 250d Sport…

Mercedes 2017 E-Class Coupé: Classic looks of a two-door sports car

First units off the lines in early 2017 New two-litre, super-eco diesel in range ‘High-tech, contemporary luxury, agile sportiness’ STUTTGART, Germany – The 2017 E-Class Coupé, while having only two doors, is still seen by Mercedes as having not only “clear and sensual design” but also still seats four and carries state-of-the-art technology. It’s about…

AMG GT’s for Xmas. Got a spare two bar+?

Racing tech, cutting-edge features Dream machines just for the very rich Set to deliver ‘a breathtaking driving experience’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – Mercedes-AMG has extended its family of sports-cars by three, just in time to be Christmas-stocking fillers. Trouble is, each costs way more than R2-million – one of them closer to three than two. AMG…

Mercedes-AMG developing GT4 race car

AMG digs even deeper into motorsport High-performance present for year-end party ‘Excellent characteristics for race tracks AFFALTERBACH, Germany – AMG says its steadily growing Customer Sports involvement encouraged development of this the brand’s newest (Dec 2016) race car to GT4 regulations. Tobias Moers, chairman of the Mercedes-AMG management board, was at the end-of-season celebration on December 3…