Here is a picture of a Mercedes-AMG SLC43 bathed in the golden light of the setting sun because I thought that was a nice way to send it off. Its time came and went and after this model year, it’s probably not coming back.
The updated 2018 Mercedes S-Class is the first new Benz to get the company’s glorious new 3.0-liter straight-six engines. How happy am I? Very happy.
I have a lot of stuff and I’m not the most organized person in the world (that’s what the help is for) so from the time to time I lose things. Credit cards, diamond rings, razor blades and 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertibles are all fair game.
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Formula One is back! While we got a fascinating strategy battle early on at the Australian Grand Prix, too much of the race felt as if that “not enough passing” problem had been exacerbated by the 2017-spec cars. We need some cheering up in these dark times. We need a meme. Meet Rammstein’s new drummer, Toto Wolff.
BMW got comfortable and sales have slipped behind the surging growth of Mercedes, so now BMW thinks this is not good. It’s pretty safe to say that its new plan of launching a hellstorm of 40 new models and variants over the next two years is the closest we’ll ever get to desperation from a German automaker.
The Mercedes Formula One team showed its one true weakness last year: they sucked at standing starts after F1 cracked down on driver aids used to find the clutch’s bite point for the start. This year, Mercedes cleverly built in finger-shaped indentations on the back of the clutch paddles to improve clutch feel, which…
We still don’t know what the Mercedes-AMG hypercar will look like, but we’re slowly learning more about its impressive features—a Formula One powertrain, a supposed 1,000 horsepower and an engine that revs to 11,000 RPM. But guess what! For the mere $3 million it costs, the engine will only last 31,000 miles.
The 2017 Formula One season has not even started yet and already it looks like top team Mercedes has found a loophole in the new regulations for the year.
The Mercedes Formula One team has won an incredible 51 out of the past 59 races since 2014 by nailing the switch to turbocharged V6 hybrid engines and forcing everyone else to play catch-up. But did they also nail the 2017 F1 spec? Here’s the most anticipated new F1 car of 2017, complete with the name of a vacuum…
Formula One cars have had several nose jobs over the years—some more Squidward-like than others. Others have kept it restrained to a subtle thumb at the end of the nosecone. But Mercedes? Mercedes’ teaser shots for tomorrow’s big 2017 Mercedes W08 F1 car unveiling show a refreshingly restrained schnoz.
Oh, hello. It’s your rich alter ego checking in. I must confess that despite my extreme optimism about the economy, I’ve had something on my mind.
The Mercedes G-Wagen is a ridiculous vehicle even in its lowest, base trim. Nothing else gives you the feeling of being above everyone else like an overpowered G-Wagen, like a semi-truck, inexplicably clad in soft, supple leather. In “it’s about friggin’ time” news, here is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the…