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Simply Mercedes at Beaulieu

Mercedes-Benz owners are invited to drive into Beaulieu doe the Simply Mercedes Show on Sunday 18th August. Admirer and connect with fellow enthusiasts and their cars of all ages from new to old. (13/02/2019)

Sold at Silverstone

An immaculate example of a left-hand drive McLaren SLR with just 6,700 miles on the clock from new has just sold at £196,875 at Silverstone Auctions in January 2019. It was expected to be targeted by keen collectors. (13/02/2019)

New prices and specs for AMG GT

A new pricing and specification structure has been announced for the refreshed version of the AMG GT. The handsome coupe will start from £104,130, whilst prices start at £115,730 for the Roadster. Order books are open now with first deliveries arriving in May. (06/02/2019)

Mercs at the London Classic Car Show

The London Classic Car Show is looming large again with just 2 weeks to go until the doors open. Don’t forget to make a note in the diary for 14th – 18th February at the Excel, London. A number of independent Mercedes specialists will have displays including a few notable names Hilton & Moss, Hemmels and the SL Shop. (30/01/2019)

New Chinese Research & Development Centre

Daimler has announced plans to build a new Research & Development Technical Centre in Beijing. Scheduled to start operations in 2020, the Centre will be in proximity to an existing centre established in 2014. Total investment will be over 145 million Euros. (30/01/2019)

Mercedes Automobilia for sale at auction

An interesting array of Mercedes-Benz themed and other automobilia has come up for sale by auction.  Sourced from an impressive collection of over 40 years, the items will be auctioned on 27th April at Cheffins Machinery and Vintage Sales at Sutton, Ely, CAMBS. (29/01/2019)

Norway Club Rally in June

The mercedes-Benz Club of Norway will host its Stjernelopet Rally on 14-16 June. It takes place in the city of Kristiansund on the country’s west coast, and M-B Club members from all over Europe are invited to attend. No picture. (24/01/2019)

Mercedes Classic Values get a Boost

After a decline earlier in 2018, values of classic Merecdes models rose 6.9 per cent during December, according to Historic Group International, which compiles international selling prices in a stock market style index. It adds that price growh for the whole of last year was 2.3 per cent, but that over 3 years the rise in Mercedes vvvvvalues has been almost 20 per cent. (24/01/2019)

130 Electric Variants By 2022

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars has stated the company plans to a total of 130 electrified variants of Mercedes-Benz by 2022, including electric vans, buses and trucks. Having recently invested billions of euros in the development, he stated that the company is consistently pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future (17/01/2019).

BMW & Daimler AG Join Forces

The BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning a joint mobility company. The new venture is owned in equal parts by the BMW Group and Daimler AG and will focus on allowing customers to move through a seamlessly connected and sustainable ecosystem that combines Car Sharing, Ride-Hailing, Parking, Charging and Multimodality from a single source and is available with just a few taps (17/01/2019).

Already Winning in 2019

Mercedes-Benz has won two awards at the 2019 Car buyer awards. The new A-Class was named the ‘Best Small Luxury Car’, while the S-Class was named the ‘Best Luxury Car’.

The A-Class – which is the best-selling model for Mercedes-Benz in the UK – was praised for its interior comfort, innovative technology and low running costs, while the S-Class was praised for its generous amount of interior space and cutting edge technology (17/01/2019).

Rare 300SL AMG for auction

One of just 11 specially converted 300SL models built by AMG with a V8 engine and auto gearbox is up for auction at the Tokyo Auto Salon this month. The right-hand drive example is one of two built and has lived in Japan since new. It’s expected tpo make over £1,000,000. (14/01/2019)

Project ONE prototype testing

The exciting new Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hyper car prototype is reaching an exciting development stage as test drives commence at a secret test ground in England. The heavily camouflaged prototypes are still being driven on closed off test grounds and racetracks, but the sound may give them away 14/01/2019.

Mercedes-Benz posts 8th consecutive record year

Last year, Mercedes-Benz sold more than 2.3 million cars worldwide (+0.9 per cent), making 2018 the most successful year in terms of sales in the company’s history. The passenger car division of Daimler AG sold a total of more than 2.4 million Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles last year (+0.6%) and is the best-selling premium brand in the automotive industry for the third time in succession (14/01/2018)