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Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix; Rosberg 2nd for Mercedes one-two finish

Lewis Hamilton raced well and had great pace throughout the race to win the 2014 Italian Grand Prix, ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg for yet another Mercedes one-two finish. That’s a nice recovery after retiring from the last race, as Hamilton now gets back some lost ground thanks to the points differential. Hamilton cuts Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ standings by 7 points, and the two are now separated by 22 points – 238 for Rosberg, and 216 for Hamilton with six races left on the calendar. The win gives Hamilton 28 for his F1 career, surpassing Sir Jackie Stewart’s total and putting Hamilton at seventh all-time. In addition, this makes… Continue Reading »

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Italian GP: Mercedes’ Hamilton takes pole over Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton wants to bounce back, and what better way than by edging out Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate Nico Rosberg for pole position? Hamilton will start at the head of the pack at the 2014 Italian Grand Prix, leading a Mercedes front row in what should be another tight contest between the two frontrunners. This is the 12th pole position for Mercedes out of the 13 races so far this season, although it’s been a while since Hamilton last sat in P1 to start a race. Rosberg had six out of the last seven pole positions, so it’s nice to see Hamilton get this pole, especially after the incident in Belgium that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes: Rosberg fined and punished for Belgian GP incident

According to an official statement from Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Nico Rosberg has been reprimanded for making contact with Lewis Hamilton’s car during the last race in Belgium. The feud between the Mercedes drivers have gone from tolerable to very public and outright disastrous, coming to a head during the Belgian Grand Prix a weekend ago when Rosberg made contact with Hamilton’s car, sending the Brit limping off to the pits thanks to an unfortunate puncture in his rear tyre and to an eventual race retirement. Here is an excerpt from the official, if vague, statement issued by Mercedes, which you can find here in full: Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz premieres S 65 AMG Coupé and S 600 Guard in Moscow

In case you missed it, Mercedes-Benz unveiled two new models at this year’s Moscow International Auto Salon. The S 65 AMG Coupé (pictured) and S 600 Guard were unveiled to fans for the first time, showcasing luxury in two distinct segments. Performance and individuality are the name of the game with the 2015 S 65 AMG Coupe, hyped by Mercedes-Benz exec Ola Kallenius as ‘the best vehicle meeting the most sophisticated demands’ of the company’s customers. The rear-wheel drive car comes with a 6.0L twin-turbo V12 at 621 hp, so there’s no shortage when it comes to power. It takes a mere four seconds to go from zero to 60mph, with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz: Over 100,000 CLA units delivered to customers since launch

It seems like only yesterday that the Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan was being launched to much hype and with great expectations, as the vehicle was set to usher in a new transition for the German automaker and its market mindset. Fast forward to today and the company says that over 100,000 units of the CLA have already been delivered to customers worldwide. Along with the A-Class, B-Class, and GLA-Class, the new wave of Mercedes-Benz compact vehicles have seen great demand. Over 800,000 units of those series combined have been shipped to customers. Of that figure, 250,000 have been since the start of 2014. Ola Kallenius, the marketing and sales chief in… Continue Reading »

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Daimler has high hopes for Denza EV in China

It’s been a few months since Daimler held the world premiere of its Denza electric vehicle, the highly anticipated product of its joint venture with Chinese company BYD. With the vehicle expected to go on sale next month, Daimler’s China executive has reaffirmed the great expectations heaped upon this collaboration, going so far as to say that it is “the best Chinese electric vehicle.” In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Daimler AG board member responsible for Greater China, Hubertus Troska, reiterated that the company has high hopes for the Denza EV. Daimler is banking on the quality and marketability of this new car to spark EV sales further, and with higher volume… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz set to offer mid-level AMG models

Mercedes AMG vehicles may just be a pipe dream for many of us, but owning these high-performance Mercedes-Benz vehicles could get a lot more realistic now. That’s because Mercedes-Benz is planning to unleash mid-level AMG models that will slot right in between your regular Mercedes-Benz models and the high-spec AMG variants. Bannered by the upcoming C450 AMG that’s set to be unveiled in next year’s Detroit Auto Show, this new wave of more affordable yet still high-spec AMG models should allow the German automaker to tap into a good chunk of the market, considering the demand that Mercedes-Benz’s new compact models like the CLA have managed to generate. The C450 AMG should… Continue Reading »

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