Lewis up front for equalling one of Schumacher’s track records

BUDAPEST, Hungary – If all plans reach fruition for Mercedes here this weekend driver Lewis Hamilton will equal one of Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 records and head into the summer break as leader of the 2017 championship. READ THE WHOLE REUTERS FEATURE HERE

Merc, helped by Nissan, aiming to be star of ‘luxury’ bakkie market

A NEW BEAST has just arrived ahead of its general sale in South Africa, one looking to take on the tough South African bakkie market currently dominated by Toyota with its now near half-century-old Hilux, not to mention the Ford Ranger and Isuzu KB (which has already adopted the ‘X’ nomenclature now about to be…

Fifth Silverstone pole for Hamilton in 2017 British F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in qualifying on Saturday (July 15)  for his home British Formula 1 GP here and will on Sunday be chasing his fifth win in as many years at the UK track. The Mercedes driver, who looks a favourite for the race, lapped the cold, wet and windswept Silverstone circuit…

Bottas on pole for Mercedes in Austria

SPIELBERG, Austria – Finland’s Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on pole for the 2017 Austrian F1 GP on Saturday after title-chasing team mate Lewis Hamilton took a five-place grid penalty. READ FULL REUTERS STORY

Mercedes on top in 2017 Austrian Friday practice

SPIELBERG, Austria – Lewis Hamilton bettered his Red Bull Ring lap record twice during Friday practice for the 2017 Austrian Formula 1 GP on Friday though Ferrari arch-rival Sebastian Vettel was close behind. READ THE FULL REPORT.  

Smart Electric: Prices revealed in UK – ready for a shock?

New Smart Electric to spark interest in UK? Three body styles and as much as 160km range First European customer deliveries expected in July LONDON, England – The smart electric drive range is now on sale, with prices starting from £16 420* for the smart ForTwo electric drive (including OLEV grant of £4 500; total price £20…

Mercedes E-Class Coupe takes its roof off

Open-air and luxury with AWD for winter E-Class comfort in two-door convertible New high-tech gear for passengers STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has completed its E-Class family with the introduction of the E-Class Cabriolet – a four-seater with a classic fabric soft top and “sensuous design with high long-distance comfort and the latest technology”. The tech bit…

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 SA boss heading for career in China

New manufacturing boss for Merc SA Current incumbent heading for China Praise for SA man’s leadership EAST LONDON, Eastern Cape – Andreas Engling has been appointed CEO and executive director for manufacturing at Mercedes-Benz SA to take over from Arno van der Merwe. Van der Merwe is moving to Beijing, China, to replace Peter Schabert…