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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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’,… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More 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… Read More News: MERCEDES-BENZ ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR NEW S-CLASS COUPÉ RANGE

News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

It’s that time again where friends of MotorMartin, Mycarcheck.com, have released their choices for used car and used bike of the month. And a quick glance at the results below show what quite astounding choices have been made. Used car of the month:   Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid (2014-) Used bike of the month: Triumph Speed… Read More News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: SEPTEMBER 2017

News: JAGUAR CHARGES UP I-PACE WITH ALL-ELECTRIC RACE SERIES

With a groundswell of support for alternative fuel and EVs and the ever increasing popularity of Formula E the following news caused quite a stir up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers recently when Jaguar explained that after becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter Formula E in 2016, they have created the… Read More News: JAGUAR CHARGES UP I-PACE WITH ALL-ELECTRIC RACE SERIES

News: MERCEDES-AMG BRINGS FORMULA 1 TECHNOLOGY TO THE ROAD

In the rarefied world of MotorMartin it’s not often that work stops due to the release of a car picture but that’s exactly what happened recently when this teaser shot was released. It turn out that the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.  Mercedes have… Read More News: MERCEDES-AMG BRINGS FORMULA 1 TECHNOLOGY TO THE ROAD

News: LUXURY, CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ 300 TO STAR AT SALON PRIVÉ AUCTION

It’s recently come to MotorMartin’s attention that a right-hand drive 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer Cabriolet, once thought to have been the most expensive car in the world, is to be offered at auction at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale on 2nd September at Blenheim Palace. Outstanding. Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have explained that an… Read More News: LUXURY, CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ 300 TO STAR AT SALON PRIVÉ AUCTION

News: ‘SUPERCAR SUNDAY’ AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin Towers is rather awash with sports car fans, especially of those sports cars that hail from the more recent past. There’s just something that raises the blood pressure when looking at a car as special as a Jaguar XJ220 in the flesh and is an experience that everyone should… Read More News: ‘SUPERCAR SUNDAY’ AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017

News: MERCEDES-BENZ EXPANDS SLC RANGE WITH NEW ENTRY-LEVEL SLC 180

It’s come to the attention of the AMG fans amongst us over here at MotorMartin Towers, that the SLC 180 AMG Line has been added to the SLC range, with prices starting from a quite reasonable £32,039 OTR. Mercedes-Benz have explained to MotorMartin that with monthly payments starting from as low as £276, the new… Read More News: MERCEDES-BENZ EXPANDS SLC RANGE WITH NEW ENTRY-LEVEL SLC 180

What Can You Buy For £2000 Part 1: Had I Known You Better then 

In this, the final part of this used car buying odyssey for now, MotorMartin has spent time looking over what’s available at the most common (bargain) price points on the used car buying journey, from very basic £200 vehicle up to the £2000 dream cars featured in this, the final piece of the jigsaw.  It’s… Read More What Can You Buy For £2000 Part 1: Had I Known You Better then 

News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS SALOON ANNOUNCED AS UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2017

If ever there were a car deserving of an award then the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon must be it. That combination of class, good looks and superb driving ability has certainly proved hard to beat over the years and has brought about somewhat of a race between the big three German manufacturers of Mercedes, BMW and Audi… Read More News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS SALOON ANNOUNCED AS UK CAR OF THE YEAR 2017

News: MERCEDES-BENZ INTRODUCES 4MATIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TO E-CLASS LINE-UP

It really is incredible the difference that a good all wheel drive system makes when the weather turns a little cheeky. MotorMartin Towers is situated at the summit of quite a steep hill and so the annual coating of snow, when it arrives, is usually accompanied by a frantic scrabbling for the keys of whichever… Read More News: MERCEDES-BENZ INTRODUCES 4MATIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE TO E-CLASS LINE-UP

News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2016

It’s always an exciting time here at MotorMartin Towers when motoring news arrives and the ticker tape machine announces itself to be working as intended. Now the following is particularly of interest for MotorMartin as it involves both cars and motorcycles, a win win situation for everyone involved then. It’s always of interest to see… Read More News: MY CAR CHECK MARKET GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2016

News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS REVEALED AS BEST BUSINESS CAR BY TELEGRAPH CARS

MotorMartin has spoken at length recently about some of the various award winners from this year’s 2016 Telegraph Cars Awards including such deserving winners as the Vauxhall Astra, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, ŠKODA Superb and Honda Jazz and now it would appear to be the ideal time for MotorMartin to highlight another winner. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class… Read More News: MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS REVEALED AS BEST BUSINESS CAR BY TELEGRAPH CARS