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Mercedes AMG Performance Drive to Feature Schumacher, Rosberg in Nurburgring Warm-up

In the lead-up to the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring on May 19, Mercedes-Benz will stage a special showcase called Mercedes AMG Performance Drive, which will pit a quartet of Mercedes AMG vehicles against the lone F1 Silver Arrow to be driven by motorsport legend Michael Schumacher. The vehicles will go out on the track at different times, but are slated to reach the finish line all at the same time. First up will be a 360-horsepower A 45 AMG with Bernd Maylander at the helm, followed by an E 63 AMG S driven by Karl Wendlinger, then comes current Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg in an SLS… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz W 154 Silver Arrow: 75 Years Since Historic Triple Victory

In a week’s time, Mercedes-Benz will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the historic major race debut of the W 154 Silver Arrow. On May 15, 1938, at the Tripoli Grand Prix, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows rode all the way to a triple victory at the first major race of the season. Hermann Lang won the GP after logging 2:33:17.14 over 40 laps driving in the new car, but he was followed across the finish line by teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf Caracciola, who would be subsequently named European Champion. The W 154 was brought about by changes to the Grand Prix vehicle specifications. It was designed by head… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Slated to Drive 2011 Mercedes F1 Car in Nürburgring Run-Up

Recently retired Mercedes AMG Petronas driver and newly hired Mercedes-Benz safety consultant and brand ambassador Michael Schumacher is set to drive the 2011 Mercedes F1 car in the run-up to the 24 Hours Nürburgring race on May 19. The appearance of the F1 W02 marks the first time a Silver Arrow F1 car took to the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) since Juan Manuel Fangio’s win back in 1954. The demo lap is meant to be a big “thank you” to the legions of fans who have supported the seven-time F1 champion throughout his illustrious career. “I have a lot of fond memories of the Nürburgring and am really looking forward to giving… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton’s Car Goes Out of Control During Test-Drive

Troubles seem to follow Mercedes-Benz team during their testing in Jerez, Spain. After a very unfortunate electrical fault that caused fire to the rear end of the Silver Arrow driven by Nico Rosberg, the team experienced another setback when Lewis Hamilton crashed the F1 car he was driving. It was revealed through Mercedes’ Twitter feed that the crash was due to a loss of rear brake pressure which stemmed from the hydraulic brake line linking the right-rear calliper. Thankfully, the front brakes slowed down the former champ’s impact. As a result, Hamilton stepped out unscathed after ramming the car to a pile of tires. Mercedes-Benz news sources said that the impact… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Cars at the 2011 LA Design Challenge

Imagine Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow brought to life. Then smart cars climbing the facades of skyscrapers and Maybach as the luxury carriage of Cinderella. Well, you can see all of that – in the 2011 Los Angeles Design Challenge at least. Silver Lightning : Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow The film is set in the near future, starring two crash test dummies who will try to save Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow from the hands of the evil Dr. Crash Barrier. They will be engaged in action packed scenes until of course, the Silver Arrow is saved. Cinderella: Maybach Berline Sindelfingen, Germany’s designers made the Maybach car as a luxury carriage with full suspension from… Continue Reading »

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