The latest diesel models from BMW, Vauxhall and Mercedes emit well below the legal limit of nitrogen oxide pollutants – and in some situations, emit virtually none at all.
Formula One roared out of its winter hibernation at the first pre-season test in Barcelona this week.
The Mercedes-Benz SLC will cease production later this year following the release of an end-of-line Final Edition model.
Mercedes fear rivals Ferrari hold an early advantage as Formula One’s opening winter test draws to a close.
David Richards, the chairman of UK motor racing’s governing body, has warned that Mercedes could pull the plug on Formula One if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.
On Monday morning, Alfa Romeo became the last of Formula One’s 10 teams to roll out their new challenger for the forthcoming season.
The van-based V-Class people carrier is the upmarket, luxurious cousin of the Vito, and now features Mercedes’ latest 2.0-litre diesel engines alongside styling and technology passed down from the brand’s passenger car range.
Lewis Hamilton has delivered an ominous warning to his Formula One rivals by vowing to improve on his almost flawless championship-winning campaign.
Daimler has reported a significant drop in its profits for 2018, despite revenues rising by two per cent to £147bn.
Mercedes has upgraded its largest and most capacious passenger model – the V-Class MPV.