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Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Wants To Be The New Lord Of The ‘Ring 16
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Black Series, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 16th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG is getting ready to take on the impressive Porsche 911 GT2 RS for the title of the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring with a range-topping version of the GT coupe: the GT R Black Series.

The GT R Black Series was confirmed by AMG’s head honcho, Tobias Moers, who said that it will arrive on the market close to the end of the GT’s life-cycle. Reports speak of the Black Series using an improved version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which should produce in excess of 600hp.

Prototypes of the supercar have been spied testing on the Nordschleife for a few good months now, trying to hide their visual updates over the regular GT R, with the same applying to the car seen here.

The following video gives us the chance to can hear it growl on the famous German track, and it appears to be even more sonorous than the already great-sounding GT R.

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Old Mercedes E63 S Estate Needs 600+ HP To Keep Up With 2018 Flagship 14
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 11 14th, 2017


In order for the old AMG-powered E63 S to contend with the brand new model, over 600 horses needed to be injected into the mix.

When stock, the old E63 S was good for 585 PS (577 HP) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, leading it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, or 3.7 seconds for the Estate, which is relevant in our case.

The 2018 E63 S on the other hand packs 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque straight from the factory, enough to hit the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in just 3.3 seconds.

We already knew the newer car was quicker in a straight line, both on paper as well as in a real life test. Although, if you wondered how the two would compare if the old E63 S came with a bit more power, you’ll find that this video provides an answer.

The car in question (an E63 S Estate) is said to put down over 600 horses, which should at least give it a better chance of keeping up. Also, the two AMGs raced from a rolling start, which simplified matters since neither had to worry about losing traction.

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Mercedes Launches Its Own LED Emblem Projectors So You Won’t Get Knockoffs From China 13
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, tuning on 11 13th, 2017


You’ve probably seen them from third parties on eBay and Amazon, but these LED emblem projectors are the real deal as they come straight from Mercedes-Benz’s customization program.

They were made for all of you Benz owners who prefer original equipment no matter the cost (Mercedes hasn’t announced pricing, but we wouldn’t be one bit surprised if they cost three figures) from those $15 made-in-china door LEDs that flood ecommerce sites.

They follow on from the release of another eBay favorite, the illuminated Mercedes star in the grille, and come in the form of LED projector emblems, at the bottom of the front doors.

Aimed at nearly all Mercedes models, from the A-Class to GLS, and offered in two versions – the Mercedes star and AMG logo, they use state-of-the-art LED technology, and can be installed in just a few minutes, by replacing the factory-installed entrance lighting.

“The AMG emblem shows the cornerstones of the high performance brand, Mercedes-AMG: an apple tree on the river symbolizes the location in Affalterbach, Germany. The cam, valve, and valve spring symbolize the engine manufacturing”, the automaker says. “With the new AMG emblem projector, the emblem can now be projected into the entrance area, next to the vehicle in a high-tech 3D look.”

Described as “a real eye-catcher”, alongside the illuminated Mercedes star in the grille, the new genuine accessory part is available at Mercedes-Benz partners, at undisclosed prices that likely vary from market to market.

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Damaged After Wheel Thieves Leave It On Plastic Crates 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Offbeat News on 11 13th, 2017


As if seeing your car without wheels wasn’t bad enough, the people responsible for this theft used plastic crates for support, which naturally, crumbled under the weight, damaging the side sills and possibly other components like the brake discs, on this C63.

The theft took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, and according to the owner’s friend who sent us the tip, the wheels probably exited the country via the German border, heading towards Eastern Europe.

We’ve also learned that a new set of wheels is on its way and that the car was insured, so this C63 Coupe should be good soon, which is all you can hope for after such an incident.

Grand thefts involving large/expensive alloy wheels are a common practice in Europe, as well as on other continents. Also, in some cases they can be removed without damaging the side sills, so some car owners are definitely “luckier” than others.

The reader who sent us these images also mentioned that the car is going to “sleep indoors” from now on, which is perfectly understandable. Better safe than sorry.

H/T to Christian!

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Renntech’s Mercedes-AMG GT R Is Unleashed With 761HP 13
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Renntech, tuning on 11 13th, 2017


Known usually as ‘The Beast of the Green Hell‘ thanks to Mercedes-AMG’s clever marketing campaign, this GT R has been turned into the ‘Orange Beast’ by tuning company Renntech.

And we’re not even talking about finishing it in orange and calling it a day, but also fitting it with BOV adapters, high-flow air filters, an ECU upgrade, and Stage II upgraded turbochargers.

When you add everything up, this Mercedes-AMG GT R is now good for 761hp (772PS) and 632lb-ft (857Nm) of torque, compared to the stock model that makes 577hp (585PS) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque.

The tuner claims that the 0 to 60mph (96km/h) sprint takes just 3.0 seconds, an 0.5sec improvement, and the quarter mile is done in 10.7sec, at 136mph (219km/h), on a regular road surface, with the car sitting on the OEM Michelin Cup Sport 2 tires.

Renntech haven’t released any pricing details in the short text that accompanies the images, but owners of the Mercedes-AMG GT R, which can be had from an MSRP of $157,000 in the US, should find out how much they will have to spend on this aftermarket upgrade by contacting the tuner.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Shows Widebody S63, GT-R How Its Done 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, Drag-Racing, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes S-Class Coupe, Mercedes S63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


There’s always something tremendously satisfying about watching certain cars dispatch their more extravagant and expensive siblings in a straight line.

It’s probably because it upsets the status quo, sort of how you feel when the underdog wins the match, aka the Rocky Balboa effect.

So if you actually own an S63 Coupe, you probably won’t take too kindly to knowing how the cheaper and less glamorous E-Class has surpassed your car when it comes to performance. Still, you can’t bargain with progress, as newer tech always comes out on top.

The new E63 AMG S is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, putting down 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It can race to 100 km/h (62 mph) in as little as 3.4 seconds. Meanwhile, the heavier S63 Coupe (without the facelift) needs 3.9 seconds, sending 585 PS (578 HP) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque to its all-wheel drive system.

Since this drag racing event wasn’t open to just Mercedes-badged cars, the E63 got to stretch its wings against a few other supercars, putting on an overall good show for the fans.

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Mercedes-AMG S63 Slammed, Stanced And Boosted 11
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Inden-Design, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG, tuning on 11 11th, 2017


The whole purpose of buying a Mercedes-Benz S-Class is to enjoy its luxury features, and, in the case of the AMG versions, its brutal power as well.

However, there are always owners unsatisfied with the way their rides look and handle, so they turn to various tuners to pump new blood into their cars, and/or strap some aftermarket parts to the bodies.

Inden Design is one of many companies offering a bundle of upgrades for Mercedes. Here, they’re focusing on the Mercedes-AMG S63, which now makes 700PS (690hp), after receiving the an MKB ECU tune, and a Capristo valve exhaust with an electronic control system.

The height adjustable control module, operable via the steering wheel, is also worth mentioning, as are the 10×22-inch front and 12×22-inch rear wheels, made by Inden Design and shod in 265/30 and 315/25 tires, respectively.

The German tuner has made the S63 50mm (nearly 2in) wider than the stock model thanks to the enlarged fenders, while also giving it new rocker panels and a rear diffuser with Black Series-inspired tailpipes.

Inden Design doesn’t say how much these upgrades cost, but given the original price of the car – €238,000 ($276,511), expect to pay a pretty penny.

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What Makes Mercedes-AMG’s Engines Special? 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, commercials, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


If you’re lucky enough to own an AMG-powered car, one of the things you’ll appreciate most about it is the attention to detail.

In most cases, Mercedes-AMG cars are things you can live with on a day to day basis, providing you with all the luxuries and comfort a regular Mercedes-Benz has to offer, but with a lot more power on tap.

It’s no wonder the company prides itself with the very process it uses in order to build its engines – which are assembled manually by a single AMG master technician. As it turns out, these technicians are also pretty proud of what they do, feeling honored to have their names and signature on each power unit.

AMG currently builds a wide range of engines for Mercedes-Benz flagship models, from 2.0-liter turbocharged inline fours, to the 3.0-liter V6 bi-turbo, the 5.5-liter V8 bi-turbo, 6.0-liter V12 bi-turbo and the newer 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo launched back in 2015.

Mercedes has held a controlling interest in AMG ever since 1999, then became sole owner of the company in 2005.

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Wheelsandmore Tunes Up Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster To 670HP 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 11 10th, 2017


It may be shot in white and black, reminiscent of times long gone, but there’s nothing classic about this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

In fact, it’s very modern, and it has as much power as the Ferrari 488 Spider, which sits in a different league, after graduating from the Wheelsandmore academy.

In its most potent form, the German sports car turned super pushes an amazing 670hp and 821Nm (606lb-ft) of torque, which represents and additional 123hp and 140Nm (103lb-ft) of torque over the stock model. If this feels like too much, then you could always choose Stage 1 and 2, which get 590hp and 626hp in total, respectively.

The name of the company is Wheelsandmore, so they have also covered the ‘wheels’ part with a set of ultraconcave design F.I.W.E. rims, measuring 9×21- and 12.5×21-inch front and rear, shod in 245/30 and 325/25 Michelin Pilot Supersport tires.

Making this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster appear even more dramatic are the satin black finish, and height-adjustable springs, which can be replaced with a coilover suspension made by KW for enhanced track performance.

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Wheelsandmore Tunes Up Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster To 670HP 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, tuning, Wheelsandmore on 11 10th, 2017


It may be shot in white and black, reminiscent of times long gone, but there’s nothing classic about this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

In fact, it’s very modern, and it has as much power as the Ferrari 488 Spider, which sits in a different league, after graduating from the Wheelsandmore academy.

In its most potent form, the German sports car turned super pushes an amazing 670hp and 821Nm (606lb-ft) of torque, which represents and additional 123hp and 140Nm (103lb-ft) of torque over the stock model. If this feels like too much, then you could always choose Stage 1 and 2, which get 590hp and 626hp in total, respectively.

The name of the company is Wheelsandmore, so they have also covered the ‘wheels’ part with a set of ultraconcave design F.I.W.E. rims, measuring 9×21- and 12.5×21-inch front and rear, shod in 245/30 and 325/25 Michelin Pilot Supersport tires.

Making this Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster appear even more dramatic are the satin black finish, and height-adjustable springs, which can be replaced with a coilover suspension made by KW for enhanced track performance.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R-Inspired Bike Costs More Than A Dacia Sandero 10
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Bicycles, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Reports on 11 10th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new Rotwild R.S2 Limited Edition racing bike that pays homage to the track-focused GT R flagship.

Said to combine “the best of the racing world on four and two wheels”, including “driving dynamics, lightweight construction, design, and comfort”, it’s limited to just 50 examples, with each of them is priced at €7,109 ($8,259).

The price itself has a lot of significance, as it’s reminiscent of the lap time set by the Mercedes-AMG GT R on the Nurburgring – 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds.

However, that’s not the only key aspect here, because the bike has a hand-built frame that features many carbon fiber bits and pieces, aimed at keeping its weight down. Moreover, its specially shaped seat provides the rider with enhanced comfort on long rides, the 29-inch carbon wheels “enable strong acceleration and improved braking deceleration”, and the disk brakes, shifter, crankset, chain, speed cassette, and others, were developed by Shimano.

So, what would it be? The carbon/hell green-finished racing bike, or a new Dacia Sandero, which starts at just under €7,000 ($8,133) in Germany?

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Is The World’s Fastest Wagon On The ‘Ring At 7.45:19 10
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Nurburgring, Record, video on 11 10th, 2017


The family-friendly Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ became the fastest Estate car to ever lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife, recording a time of 7 min and 45.19 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz is among a select group of automakers that offer customers extremely fast wagons, able to fit the whole family, luggage plus the dog, while keeping up with just about any supercar out there.

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate is the very best Mercedes has to offer in this segment, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 putting down 612 PS (604 HP) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. It’s so quick, it will get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds.

However, Sport Auto just proved that the E63 S Estate isn’t just fast in a straight line, setting a time of 7.45:19 seconds on the Nordschleife behind the wheel of this family-oriented E-Class, riding on factory tires.

Keep in mind that the E63 S Estate is heavier than its saloon counterpart, weighing just over 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs). So pretty much everything is impressive about this result, and seen as how this was an independent test, the car could actually be even quicker around the legendary circuit.

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All-New 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Said To Debut At 2018 Detroit Show 7
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Detroit-Auto-Show, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes G-Class, Reports on 11 7th, 2017


The development of the new generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class is far more advanced than initially thought, as the SUV will reportedly debut as early as January next year.

According to a report published by Drive, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will sit in front of the audience at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, parading its first major redesign since it was introduced back in 1979.

Despite being entirely new, both on the outside and in the cabin, the new generation of the popular 4×4 will retain the boxy design that made it famous, albeit with modern touches, and a slightly larger footprint.

Its off-road potential is expected to be enhanced with a new independent suspension, increased wheel travel, improved departure angles, and water fording depth that will receive another 100mm, or almost 4 inches. Additionally, it will benefit from a clever four-wheel drive system, with three differential locks and low range gearing, and some models will get the 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Besides the usual assortment of petrol and diesel powertrains, the new generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class will also come with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, developed by AMG. The unit is expected to power the G500, making over 400hp, and it will also be used on the new G63, where it’s believed to churn out more than 600hp.

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Someone’s Already Selling A Build Slot For The Mercedes-AMG Project One 7
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, used cars on 11 7th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG Project One has yet to hit the assembly lines, but an example is already listed for sale priced at €4.51 million, or $5.23 million at today’s exchange rates.

The seller is a dealership based in Munich, Germany, and in the ad posted on Mobile, they mention that the Formula 1-inspired hypercar will be delivered in Q2, 2019.

If the facts are correct, then they have probably secured an official build spot for the Project One, and are looking to make some quick cash off the machine, which will be offered, officially, from €2.27 million ($2.63 million).

However, there’s always the possibility of a scam, or even some false advertising, so if you have that much cash lying around, then you should read the papers very carefully, before making any deposits that would allegedly reserve an AMG Project One of your own.

Billed as the world’s first road legal car with an F1 powertrain, the Mercedes-AMG Project One will be made in just 275 examples, and all of them have been spoken for. The first production units are expected no sooner than mid-2019, when they will amaze with their hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter V6 internal combustion engine, with four electric motors, for a total output in excess of 1,000hp.

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A Diesel Van From Mercedes-AMG? There Was A Time… 6
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, Classics, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Vito - Viano on 11 6th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG applies its performance-enhancing talents to just about everything wearing the Silver Star, from coupes and convertibles to sedans, wagons, and even SUVs.

The line it seems to draw falls on this side of Benz’s commercial vehicles, but there was a time when it delved into that territory too.

The German automaker flipped back the pages of its history books to remind us via Facebook of the Mercedes-Benz MB 100 D from 1989 – precursor to the Viano – modified by the engineers in Affalterbach.

It’s described as “the only diesel vehicle to date that AMG ever got involved in,” packing an oil-burning, 2.4-liter inline-four good for all of 72 horsepower… or less than a fifth of what you’d find in the A45, CLA45, or GLA45, which constitute the “base” models in today’s AMG lineup.

Could Daimler’s performance division do the same with the V-Class today? Or the Sprinter? Or even a diesel-powered passenger car? Only time will tell. But as this nearly 30-year-old van goes to show, it wouldn’t be unprecedented.

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