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A supercar that ended a super partnership

The main reason why Mercedes is leaving McLaren is because, McLaren wanted to build a supercar, the MP4-12C. This has been confirmed by the new Mercedes F1 team boss, Norbert Haug. “McLaren wanted to go in their own direction with their street sports car,” and added “At Mercedes we have been doing it for many years.” He also mentioned that the buyback of McLaren was the most practical amicable settlement of the partnership. Also from The Mercedes F1 team principal, “We continue to supply them with engines but we have created our own team. We are grateful about our many joint successes. Only Ferrari was more successful than us.” Mercedes… Continue Reading »


The new CLS wagon concept

The new concept Mercedes CLS estate is based on a shooting brake design. The said design is usually a two door with squared-off rear. They generally have hatchbacks although one or a pair of side-hinged doors is also sometimes seen. However, the estate will have a B pillar with four doors instead of the traditional two doors typically used in shooting brake format. The concept CLS wagon is slated to be featured in the upcoming Beijing motor show next month. Mercedes has confirmed that this estate will be very close to the concept design when it hits the production line. The UK launch is set on 2012 and with a… Continue Reading »


The newly released Mercedes SLS AMG Scale Models

Few days ago, we presented to you the images of the mean looking and mighty, Mercedes-Benz W197 SLS AMG GT3. The race car has a lot of added features like the two air fins on each side of the front bumper, the new hood that has been modified for greater air induction, a custom made rear bumper with diffuser for added down force and an enormous rear spoiler to give that SLS AMG the grip it needs when tackling those corners. AMG also mounted some multi-spoke purpose built racing rims to make it a perfect race car. However, the GT3 version is expected to range from $300,000-$500,000. Now, if that’s… Continue Reading »


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rendering

We are definitely years away from the release of the 2014 C-Class. However, we present you these pictures for your viewing pleasure. The next generation C-Class sedan is very reminiscent of the current CLS, infused with the style of the F800 concept car. The wagon looks very sporty and not just for “Soccer Moms”. Mercedes stated that the style of the upcoming models would be influenced by the F800 concept car. The said design has more beautiful flowing lines and by the looks of it, very aerodynamic. We still have limited knowledge about the new C, but we are sure that there will be a diesel-electric hybrid and a plug-in… Continue Reading »


McLaren buys back majority of Mercedes’ stake

McLaren head honcho, Martin Whitmarsh announced that their company bought back the majority of shares of Mercedes during the launch of their new supercar, MP4-12C. Daimler AG, which held 40 percent stake in McLaren, stated that they will be slowly parting ways with McLaren last November 2009, since they already had taken 75 percent of BrawnGP, together with Aabar Investments. The buy back of McLaren was previously scheduled in March 2011. Now, it is confirmed by the McLaren boss that the deal is done. According to Whitmarsh, Mercedes still has about 11 percent of shares in the Woking based supercar manufacturer in his interview with Reuters. Former McLaren team boss,… Continue Reading »


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