The origin of the Mercedes-Benz name and logo


In 1886, Karl Benz created the very first petrol-powered car. This was the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which cost in the region of $1,000 (£766) to make. This is equivalent to $26,337 / £20,173 today. In 1901, the first Mercedes automobile was marketed by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). Gottlieb Daimler was an engineer who had previously worked alongside Karl […]

Mercedes-Benz: The Future


Mercedes-Benz has long been one of the most renowned and recognised car manufacturers on the planet. But what does the future hold for this widely celebrated brand? Here are three brand new concepts and designs that have been announced by Mercedes-Benz in recent times. Self-driving bus (credit: Hailed as the ‘public transport of the […]

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Why should you choose Dronsfields?


A little bit about us Here at Dronsfields, we’ve been in the replacement Mercedes parts industry for over 40 years. In that time we’ve become one of the most established and respected Mercedes used parts dealers in the North West. Way back in 1968, Melvyn Dronsfield founded the company which, back then, was based around […]

Mercedes at the DTM (German Touring Car Masters)


We’ve a keen interest in Mercedes’ extensive history, from notable models to key dates – just look at our post on the inside story of Mercedes-Benz for more proof. So it’ll come as no surprise to hear about our passion for the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) or German Touring Car Masters. The race is held […]

The future of car power


Our planet is precious. That’s why the cars of the future have a focus on being ‘green’, and decreasing the amount of emissions they omit into the atmosphere. Rechargeable vehicles So what lies ahead for the future of Mercedes car power? This week, Mercedes announced that its upcoming GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell crossover SUV will include a […]

Mercedes Wedding Cars – 4 of the best


Mercedes cars at weddings Mercedes vehicles have long been associated with elegance, class and luxury. From the iconic Mercedes Benz 300 to the classic 230SL convertible, the cars have a timeless appeal that many vehicle manufacturers aspire to. For the above reasons, Mercedes’ cars have long been chosen as the wedding vehicle of choice by […]

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Mercedes camper vans at festivals


From August 15th – 18th 1969, the iconic Woodstock Festival took place in White Lake, New York. The “3 days of peace and music” left a strong legacy, and is still talked about by musicians today. Almost half a million people attended the festival, many of which used camper vans as their mode of transport […]

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The Inside Story of Mercedes-Benz


Mercedes-Benz is a name that’s synonymous with quality, reliability and innovation. The German car company has been at the forefront of motoring for nearly a century. But how did it all begin? Check out our timeline guide to the Mercedes-Benz story to find out… The men behind the company Gottlieb Daimler (1834 – 1900) and […]

Don’t Forget To Give Your Mercedes A January Spring Clean


January is a time for sorting out and getting on top of those annoying little jobs and bits of DIY you put on the backburner over Christmas. If you’re organised, you’ve probably already started on a spring clean of the house, but what about your Mercedes car or van? Just as fixing a leaky pipe […]

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12 Mercedes Accessories for your Christmas wishlist


Christmas is nearly here, so why not treat your Mercedes-Benz to a few accessories and replacement parts? We’ve compiled a list of additions and upgrades for your Mercedes car or van, along with some great accessories that all drivers should own. Check out our 12 days of Christmas inspired list for a few gift ideas, […]

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