Baby driver? Here’s a new and super-hot tot on the block

New model opens ‘world of driving performance’ AMG thinks even smaller for bigger performance Turbo engine, 225kW / 400Nm at your command AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG says it has created a new entry-level A35 AMG built for driving performance yet based on the new Mercedes front-wheel drive platform. It’s powered by a new two-litre, four-cylinder,…

Hamilton hits the big four-oh under Singapore lights

SINGAPORE – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton gave another masterclass here on Sunday (Sept 16) with an easy win from the Singapore F1 GP after starting from pole. He is now 40 points clear of his nearest title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – and there are still six GP’s to go. Comparative newcomer Max Verstappen (Red Bull)…

Vettel on Singapore qualifying: ‘Hamilton isn’t untouchable’

SINGAPORE – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a frustrating Saturday qualifying against Mercedes’ championship leader Lewis Hamilton with only third on the grid for the 2018 Singapore F1 GP. Vettel, according to a Reuters correspondent, seemed dominant in practice as he warmed up for Sunday’s race but still 30 points behind Hamilton with only seven races…

You don’t have to like the driver to pick a winner

MONZA, Italy – Ferrari, according to Reuters F1 pundit Alan Baldwin, had every hope of winning its home Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2010 last Sunday. ”But then they blew it,” the veteran motorsport writer said. However, The Corner replies, the wave of enthusiasm for the red cars included the usual put-down…

Media negativity spurs Hamilton to the win at Monza

MONZA, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday (Aug 2) and left much-fancied Ferrari in their rubber dust. Despite a collision (judged a racing incident) between Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton soon after the start which sent the Ferrari pilot to 18th, clever tyre management…

Vettel working for the win from Italian F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Sebastian Vettel, according to a forecast from the Reuters news agency, can ”tighten the screw” on Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. His challenge:  to deliver Ferrari’s first Monza victory since 2010 while also matching British icon Stirling Moss’s 1950’s winning at the ‘Pista Magica’…

New A-Class ‘sets benchmark in compact segment’

Two petrol models for now, diesel coming ‘Rejuvenation of the compact-car range’ ‘Emotional connection between vehicle and driver’ PRETORIA, Gauteng – Mercedes-Benz has introduced its all new A-Class to the South African market with claims of ”an unprecedented pairing of luxury and technology in the compact car segment”. It’s also said to be the first…

Lung transplant for Lauda: Austrian doctors ‘optimistic”

ZURICH, Switzerland – Doctors are optimistic about three-times Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda’s recovery after a six-hour lung transplant. He is 69. The Austrian’s surgery in Vienna on Thursday (Aug 3 2018) after his condition became ”extremely critical” – his life, it was reported, would have hung by weeks, if not days. Department of Thoracic Surgery’s…

Xperience the X-Class with a fun ‘n free off-road test-drive

Designed to let the bakkie do all the talking Unmatched on-road, undeniable off-road ability Some say ‘it’s a vehicle in a league of its own’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering, through regional X-Class X-Perience Days, an opportunity to experience the 4×4’s performance, safety and load space. The dates: August 4 and 5: Zevenwacht…

Proudly SA! East London’s latest C-Class = S-Class luxury

East London hub for global C-Class production 11 new models – including supercar Big Daddy Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet in latest line-up PRETORIA, South Africa – Mercedes-Benz SA has launched the latest version of its Made-in-SA C-Class on the South African market This the latest iteration of the range has, MB-SA says, a wealth of…

Coming baby Merc going big on style and fun features

Sleekest car on the planet – of any Six million A-Class sold around world Lights fantastic – 64 cabin ambiences STUTTGART, Germany – Coming towards the end of 2018 or in early 2019 will be Mercedes’ A-Class Sedan, a small four-door with a wheelbase of only 2.73m and described as ”having the proportions of a…

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…