New open-air member of the AMG GT family

AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Start putting a lot more bucks into your piggy bank today because later in 2018 Mercedes-AMG will extend its sport-car portfolio the new AMG GT S Roadster. Its inclusion will take the AMG GT family to 12: four two-door coupes, three Roadsters, two customer sport racing cars and three four-door coupes and…

You agree? UK show says this is the finest car yet made

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’ for UK show Returning to the UK for first time in 60 years  Back to original car – right down to the paint job LONDON, England – It’s going back to UK for first time in 60 years after a monster restoration – meet the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best…

Two-door C-Class models are now even sportier

C-Class updates sport coupe / cabriolet Two engines – one from revered AMG Remote hood operation, more gadgets STUTTGART, Germany – Only weeks after the world premiere of an updated C-Class sedan and wagon comes the two-door version with a redesigned coupe and convertible. The automaker says ”sportiness and driving pleasure” have been enhanced with…

PIX! 2018 F1 Merc ‘safety car’ is most powerful yet

AMG power and handling for emergencies Safety car supported by a 300km/h ambulance ‘Formula 1 racetrack service for 22 years AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG will provide the most powerful ‘Official FIA F1 Safety Car’ yet for the 2018 Formula 1 season: the 430kW AMG GT R will have its public debut  at the Australian F1…

Lewis hot for 2018 but Vettel says ‘I’ll fight!’

BARCELONA, Spain – Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes are favourite to win the 2018 Formula 1 title but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel says he will do all he can to beat him. Each is a four-times F1 World champion but Ferrari came to the week’s testing on Spain’s Catalunya track carrying memories of 2017’s late-season reliability…

25 record repair bills: See what one insurer paid out

Top warranty company reveals giant 2017 repair bills See how much work on a McLaren MP4-12C cost insurer Own a Lambo, Landy or Ferrari? Then be prepared! A CAPE TOWN acquaintance, owner of a VW that’s a tad old, wanted to keep his trusty sedan for a few more years so dropped off old faithful…

Exclusive interior: Merc G-Class re-interpreted for today

Four decades on comes the latest G-Wagon Unlikely that any two will have same features Still king of the hill – but with more choices CHANGING THE boxy, rugged, angular, look of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon would be a disaster for the automaker – which is why the 2019 version of the now almost four decades-old…

Merc switching on to city-friendly electric vans

Start of a Mercedes strategy for clean city deliveries Customers’imagination to be involved in developing Electric power will follow for other Mercedes commercials STUTTGART/ BERLIN, Germany – It seems to be only in Germany for now but the Mercedes eVito van are in showrooms as a leader for what should become a common sight across…

F1’s new boss has 2021 plans – but is anyone buying?

LONDON, England – Formula 1 carmakers seem not to keen on a proposed power unit for 2021 because the development costs will be immense, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff. Reuters reported that Liberty Media – F1’s new American owner – and the International Automobile Federation presented plans for the 10 teams allowed at…

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…