There might be something in the water over at Mercedes right now. From the ultra luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S600
to the insane 6x6 G-Class AMG
, Stuttgart’s engineers and product planners seem to be full of interesting ideas at the moment. Those same engineers seem to have done it again with the new G500 4x4 Squared, (or G500 4x42
) a near-production G-Wagen show car fitted with a portal axle system that gives it greater off road capability.
The Maybach brand may not have survived on its own, but now that it's "Mercedes-Maybach," Daimler sure seems eager to grow the lineup. Following the launch of the very first Mercedes-Maybach
at last November's LA Auto Show, the German luxury marque is getting a new halo. Set to launch in early 2016, the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman is a stretched ultra-luxury motor car with face-to-face rear seating.
Mercedes has unveiled a special edition of its SL Roadster
. The SL Special Edition Mille Miglia 417 celebrates the unexpected victory of a 300 SL in the Mille Miglia endurance race 60 years ago. Among its features are improved performance and upgraded comfort features.
After announcing that the new Vito van
would come in front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations a few months ago, Mercedes is using a cold spell in Europe to get the Vito 4x4, the last of the new Vito models, rolling to market. The German automaker imagines the extra grip of the van's 4x4 system being useful to professionals visiting cold, icy worksites and otherwise commuting in slick conditions. The van should also prove popular with Mercedes camper van conversion specialists looking to create all-terrain campers.
The 2014 Grand Prix season was a very
good one for Mercedes. It won the drivers championship and the constructors championship. No one else came close. The 2015 season is right around the corner and Mercedes has unveiled the new car it will use in defense of its title – the F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow.
The Paris/Retromobile round of collectible car and bike auctions gets underway this week with sales by Artcurial, Bonhams and RM. Though dozens of cars will sell for more than a million dollars, the world's most important barnfind, the Baillon Collection, will be the star of the show. We've designed this article and the hi-res image gallery to highlight all of the important cars, motorcycles and selected automobilia on offer this week in Paris. If you flick through the image gallery, you can click directly through from the high resolution image to the auction description for any items that may interest you.
A successful career in karting is now part of a driver's preparation for Formula One. All current drivers and 29 of the last 30 F1 champions began by racing karts. Senna, Schumacher and Hamilton had karts at four years of age, while Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel both started at three. If karting is now such an important part of a driver's career, how much is the kart that Ayrton Senna raced to fourth place in the 1981 world karting championship worth as memorabilia?
Germany's Minister of Transport has announced a project that will see a section of the A9 autobahn that connects Berlin and Munich set it up for autonomous vehicle testing.
Three cars moved into the top 100 most expensive cars ever sold
at auction during the Scottsdale Auction week and a total of 41 cars sold for more than $1 million. This overview provides a complete listing of the major sales, prices, images and links to all the auction descriptions.
Mercedes has done a good job of catering for most tastes with its new C-Class range. Economy-oriented drivers have the C350 Plug-In Hybrid
, while those who crave power and the odd cloud of tire smoke tend to gravitate towards the C63 AMG
. But what if you want a car that is sharp to drive without stretching all the way to the 476 hp C63? Mercedes has provided the answer with its C450 AMG 4MATIC.