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Kajol reveals why her father wanted to name her ‘Mercedes’

Indian film actor Kajol has revealed that her father so very much wanted to name her Mercedes, but her mother did not let him do that. Telling a riveting snippet about her childhood in an interview, she said that her father, filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, was so much inspired by owner of Mercedes, famous German car manufacturing company, for naming his company after his daughter that he wanted to name Kajol as Mercedes too. "My father always thought if he can name his daughter Mercedes, why can't I? But my mom strictly…

Hitler’s Nazi-parade Mercedes limo set for US auction

WASHINGTON: A 1939 luxury Mercedes limousine used to carry Adolf Hitler around Germany will be auctioned in the US state of Arizona next month - one of only four such models ever built. SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES Powered by a 7.7-litre supercharged engine capable of exceeding 100 mph (160 kph), the Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser - known to the world as the "Super Mercedes" - was a potent propaganda symbol of the Third Reich which the Führer rode standing in the front seat. Billed as "the most historically significant…

Mercedes joins forces with Bosch to develop self-driving taxis

BERLIN: Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and supplier Robert Bosch are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in an alliance primarily aimed at accelerating the production of "robo-taxis". The pact between the world's largest maker of premium cars and the world's largest automotive supplier forms a powerful counterweight to new auto industry players like Uber and Didi which are working on self-driving cars with a business model geared toward clients who want to use rather than own cars. The alliance, which marks an end to…

Ferrari unveil new F1 car to rival Mercedes

ROME: Ferrari unveiled a faster and visibly changed new single seat car on Friday in which Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will bid to rival Mercedes this season. The Italians struggled last season finishing behind Mercedes and Red Bull in the constructors' championship. Ferrari have not won a drivers' championship in a decade with Finn Raikkonen the last to triumph for the team in 2007. Having tested the new car at Ferrari's Maranello base, Raikkonen said: "We weren't going full tilt in the first few laps but…

Hamilton ends long wait with Monaco win

MONACO: Lewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the Formula One season at the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday after Mercedes told team mate Nico Rosberg to move aside and Red Bull wrecked Daniel Ricciardo's chances.

Rosberg wins action-packed Chinese Grand Prix

BEIJING: Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant win in an action-packed Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his championship lead over Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton, who battled up to seventh with some feisty driving after starting last.