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Is Sebastian Vettel Jumping to Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing played down rumors that he is planning on joining the Mercedes AMG Petronas bandwagon after the 2015 season. He also denied similar rumors that he will be joining McLaren after the next Formula One season. The speculations originated from the comments of Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull, according to Sky Sports. Marko hinted that the four-time champion has received offers from Mercedes and McLaren. He further said that Mercedes is hoping to pair him with Nico Rosberg when Lewis Hamilton exits the team in 2015. However Vettel responded that although he considers any offer, nothing has changed. He added he… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Opens Talks for Contract Renewal with Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has never been in a great shape since 2008 wherein he emerged as the Formula One World Champion. Currently, he is gunning for the first position in the drivers’ rankings with only his teammate Nico Rosberg in his way with a 14-point lead after the 2014 German Grand Prix concluded last Sunday. According to the U.K. mirror, the Briton still has 18 months left in his contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas. However, as a reward for his impressive performance this season, Toto Wolff revealed that talks are ongoing about Hammy’s contract renewal. Based on the report, the latest offer to Hamilton is around £23 million annually. That is £4 million… Continue Reading »

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Exclusive: INKAS Announces Bulletproof Mercedes-Benz G63 Limo

INKAS, a Canada-based armored-vehicle manufacturing company, recently introduced its first-of-a-kind fully-armored Mercedes-Benz G63 executive limousine. According to an email we received from Maria Tkacheva, the Communications Coordinator of the company, the vehicle features a 60-inch stretch, and it is designed to serve as a fully-functional executive mobile office. The INKAS Mercedes-Benz G63 Limousine Can Withstand Rifle and Grenade Blasts The armor-plating of the stretched Mercedes-Benz G63 complies with the CEN 1063 Level B6 ballistic standards. That means it can withstand several shots from a 7.62mm or 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition. Then, its floor can protect its cabin against two DM51-type grenades detonated from the ground simultaneously. The roll-up windows of the vehicle… Continue Reading »

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Kicherer Gives the Mercedes SLS AMG a Mean Facelift

A mean-looking Mercedes SLS AMG was recently spotted along one of the streets of Mannheim in Germany. The vehicle was treated to a Kicherer-style tuning, which gave its front fascia a brutal appearance. Kicherer retained most of the car’s stock features, but it certainly gave the outgoing Mercedes SLS AMG a super aggressive aura. The most noticeable trait of the car is its nasty-looking front grille featuring around twelve vertical bars. While there have been mixed reactions on the way Kicherer customized the front grille, it surely made the vehicle unique and it provided the car a very refreshing look when compared to its standard version. The car was also fitted with the signature black 21-inch RS1… Continue Reading »

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Is Daimler Aiming for a Motorcycle Division

There have been speculations in the past that Daimler was looking to pursue the expansion of its vehicle range by adding a motorcycle division. This was fueled up when the German multinational automotive corporation joined in the bid to own Ducati two years ago. Unluckily, the famous motorcycle brand landed in the ownership of Volkswagen, a rival of Daimler. The brand was put under the Lamborghini development division of VW. This left Daimler as the only German automaker without a motorcycle division. Fast-forward today, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is currently in a bid to secure the ownership of the Italian motorcycle-maker MV Augusta according to an MBWorld blog. The report said that the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes B-Class Orders Start on September 12

A source stated that the facelifted Mercedes B-Class (W246) is set to hit the showrooms of dealerships in Europe before the year ends. According to MB Passion, the enhanced B-Class will be out for sale by November 2014. Orders for the vehicle can already be placed starting September 12 though. That’s before it even debuts in October at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris. As earlier reported, there are no major changes in the overall design and wheelbase of the Mercedes B-Class. It does, however, benefit from a couple of technological upgrades, including a new set of twin-xenon headlamps with new a cleaning system. The navigation system also receives… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Brabus Mercedes EV12

The Brabus Mercedes EV12, to an untrained eye, looks like just another old man’s Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan. However, a car enthusiast with a keen eye on details would truly appreciate its new exterior and interior, plus what’s under its hood. The Exterior Outside, the Brabus Mercedes EV12 boasts new aero parts, including a new mesh in its front bumper, side skirts, badges, modified exhausts, brake plates, and a couple of chrome highlights all over its body. The car has also been fitted with a new set of six-spoke wheels with performance tires too. These features give the car a luxurious appearance with a slightly sporty appeal. The Interior Peeking at its interior, one can… Continue Reading »

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