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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix; Hamilton second as team completes another 1-2 finish

Nico Rosberg took the lead heading into turn 1 and managed to keep Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in his rear-view mirror the rest of the way, winning the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix and closing the gap between himself and Hamilton in the drivers’ championship standings. Rosberg finished the race in 1:30:16.9, a comfortable 8.8 seconds ahead of his teammate. With the win, Rosberg is again within 10 points of Hamilton in the championship race, 159 points to 169. Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth this race, is a distant third with 120 points. Williams’ Felipe Massa had his first podium finish of the season to round out the top three in a race that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Confirmed for Next Year

  After successfully unveiling the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the three-pointed star marque confirmed that the range will also get a Coupe version according to Automotive News. The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe will be getting hybrid and performance variants too. With the standard GLC scheduled to go on sale in mid-November this year, its coupe version is planned to be rolled out in dealerships by next year. No exact date was revealed for its sale though. Among the special GLC Coupe models specifically mentioned by Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche in his statement were the GLC 350e and the GLC 450 AMG Sport. The GLC 350e will be the plug-in hybrid variant of the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row lockout in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton was at the head of yet another Mercedes AMG Petronas front-row lockout at the qualifying session for the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg. Hamilton notched his 45th career pole position, including his seventh of this current season. In addition, this makes it 19 straight pole positions for Mercedes, dating back to last season’s Austrian GP. This also happens to be the sixth Mercedes front-row qualifying effort this season thanks to Nico Rosberg’s sixth front-row qualification. Both Mercedes drivers completed two runs each in all three qualifying runs, though they each spun when they were still trying to improve upon their Q3 times. Still, it didn’t matter as Hamilton’s 1:08.455 was enough… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Gives the Mercedes-Maybach S600 888 HP

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 houses a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine with 523 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. This takes the car from zero to 60 mph in just five seconds despite its 5,269 lbs curb weight. Brabus commented that due to the powerful engine of the limo, it would be pointless to tune it up further. However, its specialists went on to work with it anyway to bring its output to nearly 900 hp for customers who wanted more out of it. According to Car and Driver, the famous firm bore out the engine of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 to give it an additional 0.3-liter displacement. After that, Brabus provided the limo with bigger turbos,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² Will Go Into Mass Production

All signs that Mercedes-Benz was planning to add the 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 4×4² in its G-Class lineup were laid after it was unveiled to the public. Moments ago, the brand officially confirmed what we have all expected. The vehicle will be included in the three-pointed star’s regular production. Amid the confirmation, the cost of the unit might be hard for most people to come by. According to Carscoops, the G-Class variant has a price tag of €226,100 in Germany. That is $255,570 in U.S. standards. Speaking of which, a related report from Car and Driver claimed the successor of the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 is being considered for U.S. production. It should be noted that the 6×6 was not… Continue Reading »

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Maybach 57S vs Audi S8 and Mercedes CL63 AMG

The Maybach has a long history. Its earliest car dated back to 1909. Since then, it was known as a producer of ultra-luxurious cars. But due to its disappointing sales in the past decade, it was discontinued as a brand and was later revived as merely a sub-model of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Maybach 57S was among the discontinued brand’s key models featuring a 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine with an output of 630 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. That’s a lot, right? Now what happens if you pit it against the Audi S8 and the Mercedes CL63 AMG? Find out the results in the video below: Results (Spoiler Warning!) The Maybach 57S… Continue Reading »

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Facelifted 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 Flyer Leaked

A photo of the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 was recently seen circulating the Internet. As seen above, the image was taken from a flyer, which was supposed to be released in the future to promote the performance version of the hatchback. Specs Revealed The picture revealed the specifications of the car too. According to the information on the flyer, the upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 will carry a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The power unit will have an output of 376 hp. It should be noted that the current model has 355 hp, so that’s a 21 hp boost compared to its predecessor. A Mercedes-AMG A45 S was also suggested by the ad…. Continue Reading »

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