News: ORDER BOOKS OPEN FOR NEW MERCEDES-AMG GT S ROADSTER

We can all now start to celebrate as, for those of you that have been good and saved up, the new Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is now available to order, with prices start at £126,730. Mercedes have explained to MotorMartin that the AMG GT S Roadster completes the flagship GT range, and perfectly combines top-down motoring with ultimate driving performance. It features AMG’s handbuilt 4.0-litre ‘hot V’ V8 biturbo petrol engine with an output of 522 hp (+ 46 hp more than the AMG GT) and maximum torque of 670 Nm. It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in … Continue reading News: ORDER BOOKS OPEN FOR NEW MERCEDES-AMG GT S ROADSTER

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News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

The new X-Class from Mercedes-Benz Vans has been, rather unsurprisingly in MotorMartin’s opinion, honoured with its first UK award – Professional Pickup of the Year – at the inaugural Professional Pickup & 4×4 Awards, held recently in Bierton, Aylesbury. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that Judging took place in December at the Carlton Towers Estate in Yorkshire, and the judging panel consisted of 12 pickup owners who use their vehicles as part of their daily lives. The judging panel had a wide variation of professions, including farming, fencing, plant hire, builders, road gritters, estate managers, agricultural supplies and a professional … Continue reading News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

News: ROWAN RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS WITH ‘DOUBLE ACT’

More auction news has come to light this week with #MotorMartinClassics discovering that a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema owned by comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson are being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale on 24th and 25th February. Silverstone Auctions have already shared with MotorMartin how it was only a few months ago when they successfully sold another car owned by Rowan, a limited edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage, for £10,000 above its pre-auction lower estimate. However, all eyes will now be on the comedian’s two modern … Continue reading News: ROWAN RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS WITH ‘DOUBLE ACT’

News: APPROVED USED MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS NOW AVAILABLE FROM JUST £159 A MONTH

Good news for all of you Mercedes fans out there as news has just arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is now available from £159 per month, through the company’s Approved Used programme. Customers purchasing their vehicle through the Approved Used programme, Mercedes say, benefit from an extensive background and mechanical check on their vehicle; MOT test failure cover; a complete vehicle handover; and a 12-month unlimited mileage warranty. Roadside assistance for 12 months is also included in the Approved Used package which is excellent for peace of mind. It’s been explained to … Continue reading News: APPROVED USED MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS NOW AVAILABLE FROM JUST £159 A MONTH

News: UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ CLS

It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that the Mercedes-Benz CLS – which was unveiled recently at the LA Auto Show – is now available to buy with prices starting from £57,510 for the CLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line. The CLS 400 d 4MATIC AMG Line is priced from £60,410, while the petrol-powered CLS 450 4MATIC AMG Line is available from £57,610. Best start saving. The following information has been shared by Mercedes for MotorMartin’s readership and can be read in full below: The 350 d and 400 d both come with a new in-line six-cylinder diesel engine. It produces 286 … Continue reading News: UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ CLS

News: X-CLASS ‘FOLLOW’ CINEMA ADVERT LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE BEFORE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

In what could be classed as a bit of a coup for Mercedes-Benz, the new X-Class can be seen as part of ‘Follow’ – an advert designed to highlight the exceptional appearance of the Mercedes-Benz pickup, enchanting people, animals, creatures (even monsters) from the very first moment. Eeeek! ‘Follow’ is being screened during the adverts before Star Wars: The Last Jedi, across cinemas nationwide launching midnight Wednesday 13 December and running until February 2018. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be the biggest box office smash of all time and MotorMartin will certainly be popping along to view. … Continue reading News: X-CLASS ‘FOLLOW’ CINEMA ADVERT LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE BEFORE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

News: MERCEDES-AMG E 63 S ESTATE WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘ESTATE CAR OF THE YEAR’

As regular readers will of course know, those of us up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers love an award, especially when it’s for such a deserving technological tour de force. News then that BBC Top Gear magazine has named the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Estate as its ‘Estate Car of the Year’, in its annual BBC TopGear Magazine Awards has therefore been particularly well received. The 612 hp E 63 S Estate, which perfectly combines ultimate driving performance and class-leading practicality, was hailed by the judges as ‘being no ordinary estate car’. The magazine have shared with … Continue reading News: MERCEDES-AMG E 63 S ESTATE WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘ESTATE CAR OF THE YEAR’

News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

Warwickshire-based auction house and friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), will present 160 classic cars spanning 72 years of motoring history at its festive December Sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 2nd December. Bidders, Classic Car Auctions say, will be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of quality ‘everyman’ classics on offer, including 17 BMWs, 14 Fords, 12 Mercedes-Benz, 11 Jaguars, eight Volkswagens, seven Triumphs and even a Porsche tractor. Among the highlight lots in the auction, two modern classics with motorsport heritage are expected to draw bidders from far and wide. The homologation specials that … Continue reading News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

News: MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS IS NAMED FLEET CAR OF THE YEAR AT ASSOCIATION OF FLEET CAR OPERATORS AWARDS

In what has been a rather interesting award season so far, it’s come to the attention of MotorMartin that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been given the Fleet Car of the Year title at this year’s Association of Fleet Car Operator’s (ACFO) awards. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the C-Class was recognised thanks to its low whole life costs, practicality and stylish good looks. Rob East, Head of Fleet, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK commented to MotorMartin that: “The C-Class is one of our top selling fleet models – 50% of C-Class sales this year have been to fleet buyers. As this … Continue reading News: MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS IS NAMED FLEET CAR OF THE YEAR AT ASSOCIATION OF FLEET CAR OPERATORS AWARDS

News: MERCEDES-BENZ ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR NEW S-CLASS COUPÉ RANGE

Mercedes-Benz have shared the following pricing information with the top floor of MotorMartin Towers regarding the new S-Class Coupé range: Enjoy the finer details, the S-Class just got that little bit better. Incredible.  The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé is now on sale, with prices starting at £103,715 for the S 560. The Mercedes-AMG S 63 costs from £127,515, while the AMG S 65 is available from £189,615. The S 560 replaces the outgoing S 500, and introduces a new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 petrol unit capable of producing 469 hp and 700 Nm of torque. It has an electronically limited … Continue reading News: MERCEDES-BENZ ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR NEW S-CLASS COUPÉ RANGE