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IMSA Gives 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 720PS To Play With 19
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, IMSA, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG, tuning on 01 19th, 2018


Looking for a discreet makeover and more power coming from an already potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine? Just take your facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 to IMSA.
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IMSA Gives 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 720PS To Play With 19
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, IMSA, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes S63 AMG, tuning on 01 19th, 2018


Looking for a discreet makeover and more power coming from an already potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine? Just take your facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 to IMSA.
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Authorities Arrest Two Suspects After Times Square Hit-And-Run 18
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, AMG, featured, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Videos, Offbeat News, Police, Reports, video on 01 18th, 2018


Police in New York have arrested two suspects in connection with a hit-and-run on an NYPD officer in Times Square over the weekend.
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Electric AMGs Are Coming But Not Before Launching New 805HP Hybrids 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, PHEV, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


It goes without saying that since all the major car makers are planning an army of electric vehicles for the near future, performance brands like Mercedes AMG are going to dive into the action sooner or later. It’s inevitable.
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New Mercedes-AMG G63 Will Probably Look A Lot Like This 17
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes G-Class, Renderings on 01 17th, 2018


The all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Class just made its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show, yet the renderings have already started coming in.
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Driver Hits NYPD Cop After Burnout In Times Square And Somehow Gets Away 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, AMG, mercedes, Mercedes C63 AMG, Offbeat News, Police, video on 01 16th, 2018


NYPD officer Ian Wallace was hit by a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG in Times Square on Saturday night at around 11:45pm, with the driver fleeing the scene after causing a lot of commotion on the street.

The black C63 sedan can be seen doing burnouts in traffic prior to stopping right in front of the officer. Instead of pulling over, though, the driver accelerated and swerved, hitting and then sideswiping the 26-year old officer.

According to the NY Post, Wallace was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries to his back, arms, right leg and right hip.

After escaping from the intersection, the Mercedes blasted its way westbound on West 42nd Street, hitting multiple cars and, eventually, disappearing.

We guess that, in such a crowded place, someone might have seen the Merc’s number plates, but at the time of writing this article, the investigation was ongoing and no arrests had been made.

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Driver Hits NYPD Cop After Burnout In Times Square And Somehow Gets Away 16
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, AMG, mercedes, Mercedes C63 AMG, Offbeat News, Police, video on 01 16th, 2018


NYPD officer Ian Wallace was hit by a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG in Times Square on Saturday night at around 11:45pm, with the driver fleeing the scene after causing a lot of commotion on the street.

The black C63 sedan can be seen doing burnouts in traffic prior to stopping right in front of the officer. Instead of pulling over, though, the driver accelerated and swerved, hitting and then sideswiping the 26-year old officer.

According to the NY Post, Wallace was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries to his back, arms, right leg and right hip.

After escaping from the intersection, the Mercedes blasted its way westbound on West 42nd Street, hitting multiple cars and, eventually, disappearing.

We guess that, in such a crowded place, someone might have seen the Merc’s number plates, but at the time of writing this article, the investigation was ongoing and no arrests had been made.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Is The New Cool Kid On The Block 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, commercials, Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 15th, 2018


Mercedes-AMG taps into the electrified market for the first time with a new range of cars that wear the ’53’ moniker.

One of them is the CLS 53 4Matic+, a range-topping model of the third-gen CLS, which has a more aggressive exterior design, and sportier trim in the cabin.

The biggest change, however, lies beneath its pretty skin, where motivation comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder  engine, with a starter-alternator that feeds the 48-volt electrical system.

The combined output of 456hp and 567lb-ft (769Nm) of torque is channeled to all four corners through a 9-speed auto. Naught to 62mph (100km/h) takes only 4.5sec in the mild hybrid, and top speed is limited to 167mph (270km/h) with the optional AMG Driver’s package, or 155mph (250km/h) without it.

Deep-pocketed enthusiasts will get to order the new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ in the coming months, when they will likely spend close to $100,000 in the US of A, given that the old model, which can still be had here, starts from $75,150.

Until the top-of-the-line CLS goes on sale, though, it can be viewed live at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, where it will remain until January 28. It can also be seen on video, as it celebrates its dynamic debut in the first commercial.

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Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Shows Its Stylish Exterior In Official Teaser 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Detroit-Auto-Show, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Videos, new cars, PHEV, video on 01 15th, 2018


The new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ is about to be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but until then, we get to catch a glimpse of it in an official film.

Building upon the third generation of the car, it gets a more aggressive design over the lesser versions, such as the AMG badges all around, tweaked bumpers on both ends, boot lid spoiler, and a quad exhaust system, alongside a few sportier touches made to the cabin.

Mercedes-AMG continues to keep the CLS 53’s specs close to its chest, but it’s believed to come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.0-liter straight-six engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, developing up to 430hp. Moreover, the ‘4Matic+’ moniker reveals that it gets the company’s all-wheel drive system, probably similar to the one of the new E63 models.

In this form, the automaker states that it returns 28 US mpg (33.6 UK mpg / 8.4 l/100 km) on average, and emits 200 g/km of CO2.

Moreover, the new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 won’t slot between the 43 and 63 variants as it was initially expected, as the latter will be kept away from the third-gen car to make room for the AMG GT 4, so what we’re looking at here is the new range-topping model.

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Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 Shows Its Stylish Exterior In Official Teaser 15
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Detroit-Auto-Show, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Videos, new cars, PHEV, video on 01 15th, 2018


The new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 4Matic+ is about to be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, but until then, we get to catch a glimpse of it in an official film.

Building upon the third generation of the car, it gets a more aggressive design over the lesser versions, such as the AMG badges all around, tweaked bumpers on both ends, boot lid spoiler, and a quad exhaust system, alongside a few sportier touches made to the cabin.

Mercedes-AMG continues to keep the CLS 53’s specs close to its chest, but it’s believed to come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.0-liter straight-six engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, developing up to 430hp. Moreover, the ‘4Matic+’ moniker reveals that it gets the company’s all-wheel drive system, probably similar to the one of the new E63 models.

In this form, the automaker states that it returns 28 US mpg (33.6 UK mpg / 8.4 l/100 km) on average, and emits 200 g/km of CO2.

Moreover, the new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 won’t slot between the 43 and 63 variants as it was initially expected, as the latter will be kept away from the third-gen car to make room for the AMG GT 4, so what we’re looking at here is the new range-topping model.

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Is The Mercedes-AMG A45 A Match For Audi’s RS3 Sedan? 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, audi, audi rs3, Audi Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 13th, 2018


Two of the hottest compact cars on sale today, the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sedan, were taken to the track to settle their differences.

The setting is the Rock Raceway circuit in South Africa, with its 300m (984ft) long straight being more than enough to prove which of the two is faster.

Mercedes-AMG’s A45 hot hatch is slightly less powerful than its Audi rival. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 381PS (376hp) and 475Nm (350lb-ft) of torque, taking 4.2sec to sprint from rest to 100km/h (62mph), and toping out at 250km/h (155mph).

On the other hand, the Audi RS3 Sedan makes use of a 2.5-liter five-cylinder rated at 400PS (394hp) and 480Nm (354lb-ft) of torque. Naught to 100km/h (62mph) takes 4.1sec, and top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph).

There’s another aspect worth mentioning, and that’s the A45’s weight advantage, but is this enough to make up for the power deficit compared to the RS3? Just click on the video below and find out.

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Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ Safety Car Set To Patrol Mount Panorama 12
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, Australia, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, Motorsport on 01 12th, 2018


The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC+ is one of the most powerful sedans in the world and it has recently been recruited for safety car duties in Australia.

Set to make an appearance at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour Race next month, the high-performance safety car features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 603 hp (450 kW) and 626 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque. It is connected to nine-speed automatic transmission which sends power to an all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the safety car to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Besides the almighty engine, the safety car has been equipped with a tri-color exterior and an LED lighting unit on the roof. Mercedes was coy on additional information but the car likely features an assortment of communications equipment so it’s always ready for action.

The E63 will be joined by a couple of other AMG models at Mount Panorama as the company says there will be sedan versions of the C43 4MATIC and C63 S which will be acting as Course Cars throughout the weekend.

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Does The World Need A New Mercedes-Benz R-Class? 11
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes R-Class, Renderings on 01 11th, 2018


It’s very unlikely that Mercedes-Benz plans to revive the R-Class, given the current demand for crossovers and SUVs and the fact that the first generation bombed, but what if they did?

Rendering artist Aksyonov Nikita has imagined the luxury people carrier with a more modern design inspired by the latest CLS. Its front end is dominated by a huge grille, with a large 3-pointed star in the middle, and a pair of headlights, with integrated LED DRLs, that mimic those of the new CLS.

Its profile looks like a combination between the discontinued CLS Shooting Brake, the E-Class Estate and the B-Class compact MPV, and while the front end does look appealing, we’re not quite sure about the rest of the car, especially in profile.

If we had to guess, we’d say that the rendering is supposed to depict an AMG version sans the soon-to-be-ubiquitous Panamericana grille. In that case, it would be powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that, in its most potent form (in the AMG E63 S) puts out 612PS (604hp) and 850Nm (627lb-ft) of torque.

Anyway, minivans are out, SUVs and pickup trucks are in, and the first, and in all likelihood last, R-Class was a failure despite being a competent, and quite practical, car, so Mercedes isn’t going to bring it back – period.

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Wheelsandmore Presents Tuning Program For W213 Mercedes E-Class 9
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes E-Class, tuning, Wheels, Wheelsandmore on 01 9th, 2018


German tuner Wheelsandmore has launched its complete tuning program for the current generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, covering the E400, E43 and the flagship E63 model.

By definition, the tuner is about more than just adding custom wheels to your ride. If it’s power you crave and you’re driving an E400, simply install the W-Tectronic control unit and you’ll be swimming in 410 PS (404 HP) and 595 Nm (439 lb-ft) of torque, instead of the stock 333 PS (328 HP) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft).

For the E 43 AMG, the numbers show a 39 PS (38 HP) and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) increase for a total of 440 PS (434 HP) and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft).

If you’re lucky to own the flagship E 63 or E 63 S model, you can choose between two different stages of tune. Stage I offers 650 PS (641 HP) and 920 Nm (678 lb-ft), whereas Stage II is good for 680 PS (670 HP) and 960 Nm (708 lb-ft) of torque.

As for styling, the black E63 AMG S sedan showcased here is wearing matte black 21″ wheels, while the Anthracite E400 Coupe and white E400 Convertible are wearing 21″ and 20″ wheels respectively, with polished stainless steel outer beds.

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Facelifted Mercedes AMG GT To Add More Ponies Into The Mix 8
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Reports on 01 8th, 2018


Mercedes is planning to give the AMG GT a mild power boost as part of its scheduled mid-life facelift.

The facelift will introduce minor visual changes on the AMG sports car as Mercedes has only recently updated the design with the launch of the GT R and the GT C models.

The facelifted base version of the AMG GT is expected to offer close to 500hp from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, up from the current model’s 469hp, with the GT S and GT C models also to offer more horsepower than their current 515hp and 549hp outputs, Autocar reports.

There is even a chance for the range-topping GT R model to get a power upgrade from its current 577hp, but this will probably require replacing the dry sump in the V8 with the wet sump used in the more powerful E63 AMG.

The facelifted Mercedes AMG GT is expected to be launched around the same time with AMG’s awaited four-door GT model while Affalterbach is also preparing for the launch of their first hybrid models under the 53 nameplate later this year.

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