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World premières for TWO SA-bound Mercedes-Benz

CES premières: Mercedes-Benz EQC and Vision Urbanetic Also on show the next Mercedes CLA – both for SA Cabin car tech set to go way upmarket for 2019 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and /LAS VEGAS,Nevada – Daimler’s trade fair exhibition at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas running until Jan 11 will focus… Continue reading World premières for TWO SA-bound Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes F1 team boss promises plenty to cheer about

LONDON, England –  Formula 1 fans, according to champion team Mercedes, will have plenty to cheer about through 2019 even if the three-pointed star again dominates for another year. Many, however, will be rooting for the underdogs. Mercedes has won both driver (Hamilton, five times!) and team titles ever since the V6 turbo hybrid era… Continue reading Mercedes F1 team boss promises plenty to cheer about

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Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

Yes, it’s real – the AMG hypersupercar Supercar from Mercedes ready for Paris show Road and track done – now it’s a truck ride AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG ONE. That’s now officially the name of Mercedes-Benz’ future hypercar as it’s prepared for it ”reveal” at the 2018 Paris auto show. AMG says the  badging represents the… Continue reading Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

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Hamilton signs for another two Mercedes years

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Four-times Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton (33) has signed a deal that will keep him with the Mercedes team until at least the end of 2020. No financial details were given – and indeed, why should they be? says The Corner – but British media reports felt free to speculate and came… Continue reading Hamilton signs for another two Mercedes years

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Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

SILVERSTONE, England – Sebastian Vettel denied homeboy Lewis Hamilton a fifth win at his home Formula 1 GP on Sunday and is now eight points clear at the top of the motor-racing’s senior formula. Reigning champion Hamilton went from pole starter to stone last  through to a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen  but fought through… Continue reading Ferrari wins, Mercedes second, at 2018 UK F1 GP

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Bahrain final quali: Ferrari dumps Mercedes, Lewis 9th

MANAMA, Bahrain – Formula 1 championship leader Sebastian Vettel has pole position for the Sakhir 2018 Bahrain GP… and team mate Kimi Raikkonen will be right there with him. It will be German driver Vettel’s 51st pole start – and his 200th in Formula 1. The Ferrari driver told Sky: “The car is quick and… Continue reading Bahrain final quali: Ferrari dumps Mercedes, Lewis 9th

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Mercedes explains why Lewis lost in Oz

LONDON, England – Mercedes F1 has located the fault that cost its lead driver Lewis Hamilton victory in the first race of the 2018 F1 calendar ”It won’t,” the German automaker said, ”happen again.” Reuters’ F1 correspondent Alan Baldwin reported that trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin said in on the Mercedes website http://www.mercedesamgf1.com that the… Continue reading Mercedes explains why Lewis lost in Oz

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Pace-car laps, clever pit-stop, steal Oz GP from Mercedes

Trick pit-stop gives race to Vettel Virtual pace car partners in win Cool nerve as Hamilton clawed back MELBOURNE, Australia – Quick thinking by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to snatch a mid-race pit stop during a period of ”virtual” pace car governance here at the 2018 Formula 1 GP snatched the win away from Mercedes’ Lewis… Continue reading Pace-car laps, clever pit-stop, steal Oz GP from Mercedes

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Mercedes-AMG with V8 power rolls off the line in East London

First Mercedes-AMG C63 celebrated at Mercedes-Benz SA More than 1700 Mercedes-AMG C43 units exported Small town, big car, from a great local team EAST LONDON, Eastern Cape – The first unit of a South African-assembled high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 has driven off line at the automaker’s plant in East London, a small town on the country’s… Continue reading Mercedes-AMG with V8 power rolls off the line in East London

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US West Coast launch for Gen 3 Mercedes supercoupe

Choice of three engines – petrol or diesel Great connectivity through 34cm screen Global market launch set for March 2018. LOS ANGELES, California – Mercedes-Benz has chosen the 2017 auto show here to launch the third-generation CLS four-door supercoupe with a new design idiom The first generation, launched in 2004, was a mid-size but luxury four-door fastback… Continue reading US West Coast launch for Gen 3 Mercedes supercoupe