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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Recalled To Untangle Its Seat Belts 14
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes GLE, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 14th, 2018


Mercedes didn’t quite invent the seat belt, but with innovations like the pretensioner and the three-point belt, you might argue that it perfected it.

That’s why it’s surprising to see the German automaker having trouble with the most essential of safety devices – and on one of its flagship models, no less.

We’re referring, of course, to the Mercedes-AMG GT, 1,263 examples of which from the 2018 model year are being recalled in the United States to fix a problem with the seat belts binding in their guidance loops and leaving slack.

The recall includes base, C, S, and R models, which will need to have their seat belt guides reconfigured at their local dealerships.

At the same time, Mercedes is also recalling 64 examples of the GLE 550e hybrid crossover to replace their tire-pressure labels. These in addition to the batch of recalls issued just the other day.

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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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Mercedes Recalls Include AMG GT, G550 4×4², Maybach S600 & More 7
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLE, Mercedes GLS, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes-Maybach, NHTSA, Recalls on 01 7th, 2018


Mercedes-Benz has issued four recall campaigns in the United States all at once, covering a wide array of vehicles for issues ranging from door locks to headlights.

The largest among them covers an estimated 8,700 vehicles from the GLE, GLS, and S-Class ranges – including AMG models and even the Maybach S600 – all 2017 and 2018 models.

They’re being recalled for a problem with the latches on their left-rear passenger doors, which may not lock properly. Each will have to be inspected by a local technician and potentially have those lock mechanisms replaced.

The next largest recall affects 8,134 examples of the GLC, which simply need to have their headlights checked and possibly readjusted. Another 432 examples of the G550 (including the 4×4²) whose power brakes may not be working properly. Finally ten examples of the AMG GT equipped with the optional AMG Performance Seats will need to either have software for their passenger airbags updated or the passenger seat cushion replaced.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all four campaigns will kick off this month, though the parts for the G-Class and AMG GT are expected to take another month or two to arrive before they can be fitted.

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And The Title Of UK’s Best Sports Car For 2017 Goes To… 30
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW M4, Caterham, Film, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes E63 AMG, Porsche-911, UK, video on 12 30th, 2017


As 2017 bids us adieu, Autocar has gathered an eclectic team of the best sports cars this year had to offer in order to crown this year’s champion.

The best of the best list for those past 12 months includes cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Aston Martin DB11 V8, BMW M4 CS, Caterham Seven 420R Donington Edition, Honda Civic Type-R, McLaren 720S, Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, Mercedes-AMG GT-R and Porsche 911 GT3.

Being the fastest around a track isn’t what this is all about, with the journos instead trying to find out which one does the best job at being a sports car both on the road and on a circuit.

Therefore, things like chassis balance, grip, power delivery, steering and damping quality are all taken into consideration before deciding which one performs the best as a driver’s car.

It will be certainly interesting to see how cars like the Honda Civic Type R and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio compare against the McLaren 720S and the latest Porsche 911 GT3, don’t you agree?

If the answer is ‘yes’, get yourself comfortable and prepare for 40 minutes of high-speed driving, along with the usual insights, on the video linked below.

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Which GT R Is Faster On The Drag Strip: Nissan’s GT-R Or Mercedes-AMG’s GT R? 27
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, video on 12 27th, 2017


It’s Japan versus Germany in this duel between the older Nissan GT-R and the newer Mercecdes-AMG GT R, two cars that are very different, despite sharing a similar name.

Britain’s CarWow took both sports models out in an empty airfield, trying to settle the dispute in a three -stage test that included a drag race, rolling race, and braking test.

The result is very surprising, to say the least, as you can see in the video that follows after the jump, but before we let you watch it, let’s see which of the two high-performance coupes has the advantage, theoretically at least.

The Nissan GT-R has all-wheel drive, and features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 570 horsepower and 630Nm (465lb-ft) of torque, whereas Mercedes-AMG’s GT R is rear-wheel drive and has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, with 585hp and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque.

There’s also a significant price gap between the two, as while the Godzilla starts from £84,000 ($112,222) in Britain, its German rival comes at a cool £143,000 ($191,045).

You could easily argue that the drag race would have been more fair using a Nissan GT-R Nismo, which not only has an extra 30hp and 20Nm (15lb-ft) of torque, but also a closer price tag at £151,525 ($202,434) in the UK.

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BMW M4 DTM Special Edition Puts Up A Fight Against Mercedes-AMG GT R 27
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, BMW, BMW M, BMW M4, BMW Videos, Drag-Racing, Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, video on 12 27th, 2017


The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition was unveiled after Marco Wittman won the 2016 DTM driver’s title, and was a limited run of only 200 units.

Mind you, it’s not just an M4 with a fancy paintjob and some extras thrown in. In fact, it’s also a very competent one in a straight line, as it utilizes the same water injection system as the hardcore M4 GTS, pumping out a total of 500 PS (493 HP) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.

According to the Bavarian automaker, the M4 DTM will get from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds, before topping out at 305 km/h (189 mph).

On the other side of the track is the Mercedes-AMG GT R, packing 585 PS and even more torque than the Bimmer, at 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). On paper, it should also out-sprint the M4 in the 0-100 km run by roughly 0.2 seconds, although the difference is so small that, in real world conditions, things might prove to be a bit different.

Moreover, the AMG GT R is the heavier car here, by a considerable 120 kg (265 lbs). So who do you think won this drag race? The answer lies in the video that follows right after the jump.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R With Aftermarket Exhaust Will Give You Goosebumps 25
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, tuning, video on 12 25th, 2017


Few people would complain about the Mercedes-AMG GT R not sounding menacing enough. Nevertheless, the exhaust specialists at iPE have worked their magic on the supercar, creating an exhaust that turns the volume up to 11.

As the video below shows, the exhaust growls under heavy acceleration and offers some satisfying sounds when shifting up through the gears. Downshifts are even more spectacular as the exhaust cracks, bangs, and pops, reminding us of the Jaguar F-Type SVR.

Powering the Mercedes-AMG GT R is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, resultινγ in a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.6 seconds and a 198 mph (316 km/h) top speed.

Engineers at AMG also equipped the range-topping model with revised suspension and steering systems while also employing an advanced, adjustable traction control system. If that’s not enough to get you excited, the brash new bodywork acts as the cherry on top of a fire-breathing cake.

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The Grand Tour’s Second Episode Trailer Previews A Classic Challenge 13
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Amazon, celebrities, Ford GT, Mercedes AMG GT, The Grand Tour, video on 12 13th, 2017


After the eagerly awaited debut of the Grand Tour’s second season, the trailer of the second episode previews a classic race between Clarkson, Hammond and May.

The Grand Tour calls it a “public transportation challenge”, and involves Clarkson racing the other two from NY to the Niagara Falls using a Ford GT against a commercial airliner. I wonder where they got the idea from.

With Hammond still recovering from his famous Rimac crash, the challenge will prove to be more complicated for the presenters not driving a car, which is sort of what you would expect from the show.

The second episode will also feature a review of the Mercedes-AMG GT R, as well as cricketer Kevin Pietersen and baseball’s Brian Wilson in a new Celebrity Face Off.

Episode 2 will air this Friday, December 15 on Amazon Prime Video.

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There’s Something Delightfully Incongruous About A Base-Spec Exotic 26
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin DB11, Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Ferrari LaFerrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini Centenario, Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren P1, Mercedes AMG GT, Pagani Huayra, Porsche 918, Renderings, Rimac on 11 26th, 2017


Automakers are doing their best these days to make even their most basic, budget-friendly vehicles look polished. But there are some you can expect to see in base spec – mostly for professional use and deployment as part of large fleets.

We’re talking about work-a-day vehicles like the Ram Tradesman, for example, or the Opel Corsavan. But an exotic supercar? Perish the thought!

That’s precisely the delightful incongruity we’ve been seeing these lately, albeit only in the digital realm: six-figure supercars and even seven-figure hypercars stripped of their painted bumpers and flashy wheels, fitted instead with matte black noses and tails and plain old steel rims.

Of course, even if you could, ordering one that way wouldn’t put much of a dent in the purchase price of something as expensive as a Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Agera, Pagani Huayra, or even something as relatively “affordable” as a Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin DB11, or Mercedes-AMG GT.

It’d ruin the handling too, and make your big-buck exotic look like it were in the middle of being repaired. So we’re thankful that none of these exist in reality, but it’s still funny to look at these curious renderings from Nikita Aksyonov and chuckle at the “what if” of it all.

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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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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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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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Nico Rosberg Drives The Mercedes-AMG GT R For The First Time 6
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, celebrities, F1, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 6th, 2017


You’d think that as reigning Formula 1 world champion, former Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg could and has driven any type of AMG vehicle imaginable.

As it turns out, that’s not exactly the case. Also, Rosberg usually to drive a Mercedes-Benz GLC as his daily, while also enjoying the company of a Renault Twizy at his Monaco home.

Now, for his first time behind the wheel of the AMG GT R, Rosberg chose to visit Mercedes World in England and meet up with YouTuber Shmee150, who also collected his very own AMG GT R, as Rosberg assisted him with the unveiling.

By the way, the ex-Formula 1 star is quite a popular YouTuber himself, and his channel has been around for about six years now. Still, the viewership on his videos has gone up considerably in the past few months, as he’s started to deliver stronger content.

At the end of the drive, Rosberg walked away very impressed with the GT R, which he described as typical AMG, at its best. Shmee also had a great time in the passenger seat, which was to be expected.

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