When Germany's baby-boomer generation was young, the legendary C111 was the vision of the automotive future. This spacey car, in the bright orange so popular in the 1970s, was a testing ground for Wankel and diesel engines, and turbochargers.
The chief executive of German carmaker Daimler, Dieter Zetsche, will resign from his post in May 2019, the Stuttgart-based company has announced. His contract would have expired in December of next year.
Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has undergone lung transplant surgery in his hometown, Vienna. The Austrian has had various health issues since his infamous crash at the Nürburgring in 1976.
Irish band U2 had to cut short the opening of their European tour when lead singer Bono's voice gave out. Officials at the Mercedes Benz arena said that concert goers would be given new tickets to a future show.
A US auction house says it plans to sell off one of Adolf Hitler's "majestic" cars, which was used during parades in Nazi Germany. The powerful Mercedes-Benz, which has been fully restored, could fetch up to $7 million.
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