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F1: Mercedes has spent 19 engine development tokens so far

Mercedes’ engine has dominated Formula One since the introduction of the new power unit setup, but it isn’t leaving stones unturned. The engine supplier has alerady spent 19 of the 32 engine development tokens allocated to it as per the new rules, second-most among engine builders heading into the season opener in Australia this weekend. The leading token-spender is Ferrari, the foremost challenger to the defending champs, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, this season. The prancing horse has spent 23 tokens to date, meaning the team only has 9 left to use for the remainder of the 2016 season. Relatively new engine supplier Honda has spent 18 of their tokens, with the ramped-up development… Continue Reading »

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GQ runs piece on Mercedes-Benz 600’s ‘evil drivers’ rep

Quite a number of infamous names are among the known owners of the Mercedes-Benz W100 600, a precursor to what we now know today as the S600, and GQ ran a piece that seeks to provide us with the reasons why such people would opt for such a car. One of the nicknames of the Mercedes-Benz 600 is ‘Großer’ or ‘Grosser’, which means ‘larger’ in German. Not only is it a big car, it’s also quite expensive. It was, after all, the flagship and hence the most spare-no-expense Mercedes at the time. We all know cost is prohibitive, so the epic MSRP of the 600 at the time pretty much limits the prospective… Continue Reading »

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3,000,000th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter delivered to Hymer

Mercedes-Benz delivered the 3,000,000th Sprinter van to Bad Walsee, Germany-based camper van manufacturer Hymer AG, setting yet another milestone for Daimler’s incredibly successful commercial vehicle. Since Mercedes-Benz established its large van segment way back in 1995, the Sprinter has indeed come a long way, spawning a wide range of variants from the utilitarian to the premium. The van is versatile enough to be tapped by companies like Hymer to turn into camper vans. “What’s more, for our partners the Sprinter provides the perfect base for a wide and varied range of bodies, from ambulances to luxury motor homes,” said Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Volker Morhinweg, who was at the press event to present the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 drivers weigh in on rules changes

If you’ve been bored to death by the dominance of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 in the past couple of years, don’t worry. The Mercedes drivers recognize it, too, and in line with that, they think that the new rule tweaks in the sport set to go live this year should make races more exciting for those in the stands and watching at home.

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