Mercedes-Benz Cars UK at the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • UK dynamic debut of new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupé
  • New and classic Mercedes-Benz cars in action on the famous Goodwood Hill
  • Valterri Bottas, Formula One racing driver, will impress the crowds in the F1 W07 Hybrid on Sunday
  • Exclusive Mercedes me grandstand available for Mercedes-Benz customers

Mercedes-Benz Cars is celebrating the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed with a display of its newest models, including the latest from Mercedes-AMG.

Festival-goers will get to see the UK dynamic debut of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupé when it’s driven up the Hill by Adam Christodoulou. Adam started racing with Mercedes-AMG in 2015 and has secured several overall wins since, including at the notorious Nürburgring 24-hour race in 2016.

On Sunday, F1 star, Valtteri Bottas, will wow the crowds when he takes the 2016 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W07 Hybrid up Goodwood Hill. George Russell – one of the official test drivers for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport – will drive the car on Saturday.

The range-topping AMG GT R and powerful new AMG S 63 Cabriolet will take to the famous Hill, and the new AMG G 63 will also make its public UK debut.

Visitors to the Mercedes-Benz stand can see the highly-anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project ONE hypercar which was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. The all-new A-Class will also be on the stand, and customers will have the opportunity to experience the car’s latest features including ‘Hey Mercedes’ and the MBUX infotainment system. The C-Class and mighty new AMG GLC 63 will also be on the stand for visitors to explore.

Mercedes-Benz owners will be able to access the exclusive Mercedes me grandstand, which offers refreshments and a great view of the Goodwood Hill, simply by showing their Mercedes-Benz or smart key. Owners will also get to discover more about the benefits of Mercedes me connect and the free-of-charge Mercedes me Adapter, which provides connectivity between vehicle and an enabled smartphone.

The Mercedes-Benz Classic team will be represented by the iconic 300 SLR race car from 1955 – designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut; and the 1998 CLK LM. The company’s long and varied history in motorsport will also be shown off with race cars dating from 1934 to 1954 – known as the ‘Silver Arrows’.

The star of the show is the T80 – which is a staggering eight metres long and three metres wide. It’s a one-off racer from 1939, designed to set the new world land speed record. It features a huge 44.5 litre V12 engine, capable of producing up to 3000 hp.

The organisers are expecting to welcome over 150,000 guests from all over the world. This year the festival runs from 12 – 15 July.

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For more information you can contact:

Debbie Hull
Communications Director
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 30 13 13
M: +44 (0) 78 41 45 14 44

Sheena Hamilton
Senior Press Officer, Brand and Lifestyle Communications
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 30 13 30
M: +44 (0) 77 69 64 07 19

Rachel Goodwin
Press Officer
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 24 59 32
M: +44 (0) 73 42 06 67 76

Rory Lumsdon
PR Manager
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 24 58 37
M: +44 (0) 77 89 94 28 98

Jo Watkins
Senior Press Officer
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 30 11 15
M: +44 (0) 78 34 19 87 47

Kate Price
Press Fleet Coordinator
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK Ltd.
T: +44 (0) 19 08 24 53 48
M: +44 (0) 78 50 06 33 96

About Mercedes-Benz Cars in the UK

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all Mercedes-Benz Cars and services in Britain (including smart). 

As well as selling cars, parts, and service, the company runs Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands – a brand experience centre in Weybridge, Surrey. Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed over 3 million visitors since it opened in 2006.

The Mercedes-Benz UK group of companies directly employs over 4000 people, and 11,000 colleagues at independent retailers. Over 500 Apprentices have passed their professional qualifications at the company’s in-house Training Academy. The UK is also home to Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1™ team, where 1000 dedicate their work to Grand Prix Engineering.

Mercedes-AMG was founded as AMG in 1967 by two former Daimler-Benz motor sport engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher. The company forged its reputation on the racetrack, from the legendary ‘Red Pig’ to the 190 race car, which won over 50 DTM victories between 1988 and 1993 to the latest GT3, which took the first four places at the 2016 Nürburgring 24-hour race. AMG is also synonymous with powerful, bespoke road cars, with a model range that now encompasses hatchbacks, saloons, estates and SUVs, as well as coupés, including the GT series. Today, over 1,100 employees work for Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, and in 2016 the brand delivered almost 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

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