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Inaugural meeting of SLR Club

Mercedes Enthusiast : 20th September 2017 1:47 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
Inaugural meeting of the SLR Club The new SLR Club picked a suitably auspicious occasion for its inaugural meeting on 10 September 2017: the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille celebrates international automobile culture in a variety of high class formats. The event, which takes place in the surrounds of the 16th century Château de Chantilly, was held for the more »

New S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet range

Mercedes Enthusiast : 5th September 2017 1:40 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
New S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet revealed Arriving in January 2018, the new S-Class Coupe range will comprise the S450 4Matic (362bhp, three-litre V6), the S560 (4Matic optional, four-litre 463bhp V8), the AMG S63 4Matic+ (604bhp, four-litre V8) and the AMG S65 (621bhp, six-litre V12). The new S-Class Cabriolet range, meanwhile, is made up of the S560, the S63 and the more »

Mercedes-Benz UK diesel car trade-in scheme

Mercedes Enthusiast : 16th August 2017 12:58 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
Mercedes-Benz UK diesel trade-in offer You can now receive up to £2,000 off the price of a new, EU6 compliant Mercedes-Benz car when you trade in your old EU1 to EU4 diesel motor at a UK main dealer before December 31st – and it doesn't have to wear a three-pointed star! For more details see: Mercedes-Benz UK

AMG GT4 racer

Mercedes Enthusiast : 25th July 2017 10:08 am : NEWS IN BRIEF
Mercedes-AMG has revealed a new GT4 race car based on the GT R. Set to be presented at the Spa 24-hour race this coming weekend, the GT4 will cost from €198,850 (£178,000) excluding VAT. For that outlay you get a race prepared car with full support from the AMG Customer Racing Programme, and can boast that your machine was developed and tested more »

New X-Class revealed

Mercedes Enthusiast : 18th July 2017 7:05 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
The world's first premium pickup Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new X-Class pickup. With looks inspired by the company's SUVs, the X-Class will slip seamlessly into the range when it goes on sale later this year. Depending on the market, up to three variants will be offered: Pure (basic), Progressive (emphasis on luxury and comfort) and Power (high end variant for 'urban lifestyles'). The more »

Blast from the past: Vision SLA concept

Mercedes Enthusiast : 11th July 2017 3:34 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
VISION SLA CONCEPT, 2000 COMPACT ROADSTER DESIGN STUDY HINTED AT FUTURE MODEL THAT NEVER ARRIVED The Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA was based on the first generation A-Class and debuted at the Detroit motor show in January 2000. The front-wheel drive roadster measured just 3.8m long, and featured a 1.9-litre petrol engine developing 123bhp with 133lb ft of torque. The four-cylinder motor more »

X-Class pickup teaser trailer

Mercedes Enthusiast : 5th July 2017 5:21 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
FIRST OF A NEW KIND Mercedes-Benz has launched a new video for its upcoming X-Class premium pickup and you can watch it below. The X-Class's full reveal happens on July 18, and the car goes on sale a few months later, with first deliveries late in 2017. Key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and more »

Evolution II at Hockenheim

Mercedes Enthusiast : 27th June 2017 11:50 am : NEWS IN BRIEF
EVOLUTION II AT HOCKENHEIM Earlier this year, we joined Mercedes-Benz Classic and Jorg van Ommen Autosport for their first track day event of the season at Hockenheim, Germany.  Mercedes-Benz very kindly loaned us a track prepared 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II for the occasion, and we wasted no time putting its screaming four-cylinder engine, unassisted brakes and slick tyres to good use. Here more »

560SEC by Koenig

Mercedes Enthusiast : 20th June 2017 3:34 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
SEC WIDEBODY GOES UNDER THE HAMMER Heading to auction later this month, this rare 560SEC by Koenig is getting us hot under the collar!  Finished in blue metallic over tan leather, this V8 powered coupe is expected to fetch around £25,000 to £30,000 and oozes 1980s flamboyance. Just look at that rear spoiler and killer road stance!  You can see more »

50 Years of AMG: Success was the only option

Mercedes Enthusiast : 15th June 2017 1:12 pm : NEWS IN BRIEF
50 YEARS OF AMG Hans Werner Aufrecht talks about the early days of his great Mercedes-Benz tuning company. 

300SL Gullwing and Roadster barn finds

Mercedes Enthusiast : 5th June 2017 9:55 am : NEWS IN BRIEF
300SL GULLWING AND ROADSTER BARN FINDS Original and unrestored – 1955 300SL Gullwing and 1957 300SL Roadster are heading to the Pebble Beach auction with Gooding and Company in August.

E60 AMG walk-around

Mercedes Enthusiast : 30th May 2017 10:40 am : NEWS IN BRIEF
E60 AMG WALK-AROUND Take a closer look at one of just 12 E60 AMGs based on an E500 Limited – featuring in the July 2017 edition of Mercedes Enthusiast magazine.  
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