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Rowan Atkinson’s Mercedes 500E, Lancia Thema 8.32 Going Under The Hammer 18
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, celebrities, Classics, Lancia, Lancia Thema, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, UK on 01 18th, 2018


Missed the chance to bid on Atkinson’s McLaren F1? Don’t worry as the famous actor is auctioning two more cars from his personal collection, including a 1993 Mercedes 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema.
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New Electrified Mercedes AMG 53 Models Break Cover With Up To 456HP And No Lag 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Galleries, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes E-Class on 01 15th, 2018


Mercedes-AMG has revealed the new 53-Series models of the CLS, E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet in full, introducing not only a new model designation but the first AMG models to feature electrification as well.

*Developing Story

MERCEDES AMG CLS 53

MERCEDES AMG E53 COUPE | CABRIOLET



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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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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Can Potholes Deploy Curtain Airbags On Your Car? 2
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, Offbeat News, video on 01 2nd, 2018


If you’re worried that driving over large potholes can damage your car to the point where something really bad is going to happen, then good, you should be.

In an attempt to see if potholes can actually deploy airbags, Warped Perception took a W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon to one of the harshest streets in Chicago, where the asphalt is definitely not what you’d call “car friendly”.

These tests were executed multiple times, as the driver realized that driving at high speeds can actually make the impact less harsh as long as the pothole isn’t too large in size.

On the 3rd run, which was done at 40 mph (62 km/h), is when the curtain airbags deployed. By the looks of it, it happened just as the upper ball joint on the front left wheel rebounded up towards the chassis.

According to the driver/host, the airbag deployment occurred with the impact sensors still intact. He was also surprised by the fact that it was the passenger side airbags that went off, and not those on the driver’s side.

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AutoTrader Reveals Its Top 10 Most Searched Cars For 2017 30
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in audi a3, BMW 1-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 5-Series, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes E-Class, Opel Astra, Reports, VW Golf on 12 30th, 2017


Britain’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars, AutoTrader, has revealed the 10 most searched cars this year.

Retaining the number 1 position in the United Kingdom is the BMW 3-Series, which was favored by most internet users with a diesel powertrain, followed by the Volkswagen Golf and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Ford’s Focus comes in 4th place, whereas BMW follows it from the 5th and 6th positions with the 1-Series and 5-Series, respectively. Another Ford, this time the Fiesta, sits on the 7th spot, right in front of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Vauhxall/Opel Astra completes the Top 10 list.

The diesel searches were topped by the BMW 3-Series, Volkswagen Golf, and BMW 5-Series, whereas the most favored petrol powered cars were the Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3-Series, and Ford Focus.

For hybrids, Toyota holds on to the first two positions with the Auris and Prius, followed by the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, while the electric ‘crown’ goes to the Nissan Leaf, which turned out to be more popular than the BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

“The results show that British car buyers are very keen on spoiling themselves, with premium manufacturers featuring very heavily in our list of most searched-for cars”, commented AutoTrader’s road test editor, Ivan Aistrop.

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Mercedes To Drop The CLS 63 To Make Room For The AMG GT 4 11
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLE, Reports on 12 11th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers recently confirmed the CLS 53 will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show and the executive has revealed new details about the upcoming model.

Speaking to Automotive News, Moers said the car will go on sale in the United States by the end of next year and it will have a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that has an output in the “400s.” That’s a little vague but the publication believes it will be rated at around 430 hp (320 kW).

Unfortunately, that’s where the good news ends as Moers confirmed there will no longer be a CLS 63. Instead, the model has been ditched to make room for the AMG GT 4 which will go on sale in America in 2019.

While it’s sad to see the CLS 63 getting put out to pasture, Moers hinted the company could offer AMG variants of the E-Class Coupe and Convertible. They would be 53 variants and could arrive as early as 2019.

The report goes on to suggest the redesigned GLE will likely receive the 53 treatment sometime after the standard model is launched in early 2019.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Batman’s Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo 5
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes Videos, Movie Cars, video on 12 5th, 2017


With Marvel superheroes often associated with Audi, and even Acura in the first Thor movie, DC teamed up with Mercedes-Benz in order to give Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince two very cool rides.

While the latter showed up to meet with Cyborg in an E-Class Convertible, Bruce Wayne gave The Flash a ride in his extremely exclusive (and by that we mean one-of) Vision Gran Turismo concept.

Apparently, the producers wanted to pair the characters up with cars that sort of represented their personality, which is why you might see someone like Bruce Wayne driving a car that nobody else owns.

According to Robert Oliver Samson, Mercedes’ creative director, when they built the V GT for the movie, they actually had to make it a little bigger than the original concept, which had a really tiny interior.

As for future movies, the only scheduled DC flick for next year is Aquaman, but it’s rather unlikely that the king of Atlantis needs four wheels and an engine to get around. If we were to guess, we’d say Mercedes could make another appearance in the DC Cinematic Universe two years from now, when Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters.

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Hybridized Mercedes-AMG CLS53 Allegedly Confirmed For 2018 Detroit Show 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Detroit-Auto-Show, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes E-Class, Reports on 11 29th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG will reportedly expand the CLS nomenclature with an electrified 53 model.

Said to debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, next January, according to Autocar, it will follow hot on the heels of the regular versions that are just hours away from their LA Auto Show presentation.

The hybridized CLS will wear the AMG badges, Tobias Moers confirmed to the British publication, and it will slot between the 43 and 63 flavors. It’s expected to use the former’s 3.0-liter straight-six engine, together with a 67hp (50kW) electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, to deliver a total of 429hp to the wheels.

It’s unknown yet whether it will be able to travel on electricity alone, even if it’s only for a few miles, but this version of the CLS will also benefit from regenerative braking technology, which will charge the batteries.

Besides confirming the output and nomenclature of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG CLS53, Moers suggested that a 53 version of the current E-Class could arrive, in the not too distant future. However, it’s been said that this drivetrain will only launch on the Coupe and Convertible versions of the executive car, while the Saloon and Estate will continue to be offered with the V8 engine.

Those looking for more power from a four-door Mercedes-AMG should wait for the AMG GT4 Saloon to debut next year. In its most potent guise, it will allegedly use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, married to an electric motor, to produce approximately 800hp, just like the AMG GT Concept.

Note: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS prototypes pictured

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Create Your Perfect Mercedes E-Class Cabrio With Official Configurator 21
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Configurator, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class on 11 21st, 2017


If news of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet being priced from $66,300 has made you excited, now’s the perfect time to create your dream E-Class Cabrio through the marque’s official online configurator.

As we mentioned yesterday, the E-Class Cabriolet is offered in two configurations, the E400 Cabriolet and the E400 4Matic Cabriolet. The configuration tool allows you to select between the two variants and customize it into the perfect two-door, luxury cruiser.

The configurator includes 11 different paint finishes, ranging from black at no extra cost to designo Diamond White Metallic for a reasonable $1515. Additionally, prospective customers can choose between a Black, Blue, Dark Brown or Red soft top.

Of all the optional parts available with the E-Class Cabriolet, the AMG Line is the one to have. It includes a unique bodykit, 18-inch AMG wheels, sport steering wheel, brushed aluminium pedals, black headliner and AMG interior styling, all for $2,500.

Both the E400 Cabriolet and E400 4Matic Cabriolet feature the same twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The only difference between the two is the latter’s inclusion of an all-wheel drive system.

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Create Your Perfect Mercedes E-Class Cabrio With Official Configurator 21
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Configurator, mercedes, Mercedes E-Class on 11 21st, 2017


If news of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet being priced from $66,300 has made you excited, now’s the perfect time to create your dream E-Class Cabrio through the marque’s official online configurator.

As we mentioned yesterday, the E-Class Cabriolet is offered in two configurations, the E400 Cabriolet and the E400 4Matic Cabriolet. The configuration tool allows you to select between the two variants and customize it into the perfect two-door, luxury cruiser.

The configurator includes 11 different paint finishes, ranging from black at no extra cost to designo Diamond White Metallic for a reasonable $1515. Additionally, prospective customers can choose between a Black, Blue, Dark Brown or Red soft top.

Of all the optional parts available with the E-Class Cabriolet, the AMG Line is the one to have. It includes a unique bodykit, 18-inch AMG wheels, sport steering wheel, brushed aluminium pedals, black headliner and AMG interior styling, all for $2,500.

Both the E400 Cabriolet and E400 4Matic Cabriolet feature the same twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The only difference between the two is the latter’s inclusion of an all-wheel drive system.

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2018 Mercedes E-Class Convertible Lands In The U.S. From $66,300 20
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in mercedes, Mercedes E-Class, prices, USA on 11 20th, 2017


Winter is right around the corner but that has stopped Mercedes from launching the 2018 E-Class Cabriolet in the United States.

Set to slot between the C- and S-Class convertibles, the E-Class Cabriolet is being billed as a luxury drop top that combines “pure, elegant design with long-distance comfort for four occupants.”

The car has a lot in common with the E-Class Coupe but the convertible is distinguished by a fabric soft top which is available in four different colors including black, red, dark blue and dark brown. Regardless of which color is selected, all of the roofs are fully automatic and feature insulation that promises to reduce wind and road noise.

Besides the fabric roof, the E-Class Cabriolet can be equipped with heat-reflecting leather upholstery, an Aircap wind deflector, and an Airscarf neck-level heating system.

The E-Class Cabriolet is currently on sale and pricing starts at $66,300. The entry-level model has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 329 hp (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (479 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and return 20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.

Customers can also order the E400 4MATIC Cabriolet which retails for $68,800. It has the same engine as the standard model but the addition of all-wheel drive enables the convertible to run from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

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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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One-Off Mercedes E400 4×4 Squared Is The Monster Wagon We Want 7
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes Videos, video on 11 7th, 2017


A few years ago, no one would expect a carmaker like Mercedes to churn out mad jacked-up one-offs fitted with portal axles but apparently this is the time we live in, so welcome to the insane E400 All Terrain 4×4 Squared.

This absurd creation is basically an E-Class All Terrain that uses custom portal axles, creating a wagon with a massive 16 inches of ride height. The overall track is widened by 8 inches while the package is completed with a set of 31-inch tires.

Under the bonnet lies a turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 with 328hp which is now heading to retirement as Mercedes has already debuted its new range of inline sixes.

Officially this thing is a strict one-off but judging by the huge response to the G63 6×6 and G500 4×4 Squared, Mercedes might actually build a few if enough customers demand it.

Does the world need a monster wagon? By any means no, but we can’t shake off the feeling of wanting one after watching Motor Trend’s latest Ignition episode.

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2018 Mercedes E-Class Debuts High-Tech New 48v Turbo Four 26
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes E-Class on 10 26th, 2017


Mercedes is rolling out a series of new features, and they're starting under the hood of the E-Class coupe and convertible.
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