Mercedes-Benz is part of German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for luxury automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile.

Mercedes' lawyer hits out at FIA in tyre test tribunal

Jean Todt of the FIA

Mercedes accused Formula One's governing body of double standards yesterday at a tribunal that could impose stiff sanctions on their team for allegedly breaking the rules with a 'secret' tyre test.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 4:10am

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton steers clear of 'Tyregate'

Lewis Hamilton. Photo: AP

Lewis Hamilton said he had ignored the controversy about the Mercedes "Tyregate" scandal because he is more concerned about feeling at one with his car in this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix.

8 Jun 2013 - 5:18am

Feisty and sneaky all in the F1 game

Feisty and sneaky is all in the game of F1. Photo: AFP

Having made a schoolboy error and exited the race embarrassingly , a driver can march down the pit lane, visor lowered and he doesn't have to talk to the media or the boss.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Mercedes could face tribunal after protests over tyre testing

A mechanic pushes a trolley of Pirellis tyres. Photo: Reuters

The latest row engulfing Formula One could end up going before another hearing after Red Bull and Ferrari launched official protests against Mercedes, alleging the team breached rules by conducting in-season tyre testing with manufacturer Pirelli following the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago.

28 May 2013 - 3:25am

Daimler unveils new flagship Mercedes model

Daimler says the rear of its new S-class is designed with chauffeur-driven Asians in mind. Photo: AP

Daimler has unveiled the newest version of its S-Class model from luxury Mercedes-Benz brand, a key part of the company’s effort to restore its earnings performance.

16 May 2013 - 1:00pm

Record car sales on line as quality questioned

Joachim Schmidt, sales chief at Mercedes. Photo: EPA

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW posted record sales for last year, fuelled by demand in China.

But this year, that growth is at risk as the government in Beijing steps up scrutiny of the carmakers and media outlets question their quality.

20 Apr 2013 - 6:12am

Germany's carmakers go abroad to grow

As the yen weakens and Europe's debt crisis spreads, Volkswagen and its German peers are planning to spend more than US$25 billion by 2017 to expand production outside their home region and insulate themselves from currency convulsions.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:30am

Hamilton keen to build on strong start

Lewis Hamilton. Photo: EPA

Lewis Hamilton, who won the 2008 world championship while at McLaren, got Mercedes' first points of the season after teammate Nico Rosberg failed to finish the race when his car suffered electronics problems.

18 Mar 2013 - 3:12am

2013 F1 gets under way, with an eye on 2014

Sergio Perez is a question mark for McLaren this year. Photo: AFP

So here we go again. There are just a few days before the Formula One season gets under way in Melbourne. With 19 races spanning the globe, the sport that puts on a show like no other is about to dazzle again.

14 Mar 2013 - 4:27am

Luxury car market drives China to new highs

China is second only to the US in the premium car market, with sales of 1.25 million units last year. But China is likely to leapfrog the US in the rankings by 2016. Photo: Reuters

Rich households' increasing demand for upgrading to a premium car has turned out to be a major growth driver for big-name brands that gravitate to China, which is expected to surpass the United States to become the world's largest luxury car market in 2016, according to global management consultancy McKinsey.

9 Mar 2013 - 4:43am

US auto sales hit fastest pace since January 2008

Carmakers are experiencing a spike in car orders in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast in October, as people replace wrecked vehicles. Photo: AFP

US auto sales posted their fastest clip since January 2008 amid an improving economic outlook and demand for replacement vehicles following the devastating Hurricane Sandy.

Total industry sales in November were up 15 per cent from a year earlier and came in at an adjusted, annualized rate of 15.5 million vehicles, according to Autodata.

4 Dec 2012 - 12:03pm

Hamilton's brave move offers long-term benefits

Lewis Hamilton

So, he's gone and done it. It's just as well that Lewis Hamilton can handle pressure because all eyes will be on him in the paddock in Japan after his defection to Mercedes. It's going to take a lot of mental strength to cope with all the attention and then step into the car of a team you have turned your back on.

4 Oct 2012 - 2:09am

Hamilton to replace Schumacher – Mercedes

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton as he prepares on the starting grid of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix race in Singapore on Sunday. Photo: EPA

British driver Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year deal to drive for Mercedes from next year, replacing seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, the firm announced on Friday.

28 Sep 2012 - 6:39pm