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Facelifted Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate Scooped With Subtle Changes 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops on 11 23rd, 2017


Our spy photographers have managed to snap the facelifted Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate in the midst of testing.

We first saw pictures of the updated C63 in sedan form back in May and for the most part, this Estate variant appears to be hiding the same tweaked parts under black and white camoflage.

Up front, it is apparent that Mercedes-AMG will update the design of the performance car’s bumper, potentially with reshaped air intakes¬. Additionally, tweaked LED headlights will be found on the finished production model. As with recent Mercedes-Benz models, to most obvious difference between the new car and the outgoing model will be the brand’s Panamericana front grille featuring vertical slats and first found on the AMG GT R.

Exterior modifications will be completed with an overhauled rear bumper.

Moving to the cabin, customers can expect to be welcomed with a number of changes, potentially including a new steering wheel and touch-sensitive buttons like on the E63.

Power for both the C63 and C63 S models will continue to come from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It is possible that some minor tweaks to the powertrain will be made to increase grunt from the 476 PS and 510 PS currently on offer.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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Facelifted Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate Scooped With Subtle Changes 23
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Reports, Scoops on 11 23rd, 2017


Our spy photographers have managed to snap the facelifted Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate in the midst of testing.

We first saw pictures of the updated C63 in sedan form back in May and for the most part, this Estate variant appears to be hiding the same tweaked parts under black and white camoflage.

Up front, it is apparent that Mercedes-AMG will update the design of the performance car’s bumper, potentially with reshaped air intakes¬. Additionally, tweaked LED headlights will be found on the finished production model. As with recent Mercedes-Benz models, to most obvious difference between the new car and the outgoing model will be the brand’s Panamericana front grille featuring vertical slats and first found on the AMG GT R.

Exterior modifications will be completed with an overhauled rear bumper.

Moving to the cabin, customers can expect to be welcomed with a number of changes, potentially including a new steering wheel and touch-sensitive buttons like on the E63.

Power for both the C63 and C63 S models will continue to come from a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It is possible that some minor tweaks to the powertrain will be made to increase grunt from the 476 PS and 510 PS currently on offer.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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2019 Mercedes G-Class Interior Shows Up In New Leaked Images 20
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 11 20th, 2017


Even though we know what the dashboard of the 2019 G-Class looks like, these images provide a more in-depth look, since now we can also see the entire center console, door panels and some of the cabin.

A reader of ours spotted these pics on Auto Trade Moscow and Avto_msk’s Instagram accounts, and we’re really happy he did. For starters, we can now see that the lower console has a truly minimalist design, unlike what you get on the current G-Wagen.

The rest of the dashboard features the automaker’s modern switchgear, wide displays like you get on the E-Class and S-Class, plus a circular air vent design, replacing the old square ones.

As for the door panels, they seem to have grown in width over the current ones, which will definitely help those who like to rest their elbow on them while they drive. We can also see that the buttons for the power windows and electric mirrors (on the driver’s side) are positioned at a slight angle, directly on top of the panel itself.

Aside from the cabin, the 2019 G-Class is expected to boast improved on-road characteristics, with more power and better fuel efficiency courtesy of Mercedes’ latest straight-six turbocharged units. The AMG models on the other hand should feature twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engines.

Without any certainty, reports suggest that Mercedes will debut the new G-Class at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show in January.

H/T to Jewellius

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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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Even The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Will Have A Fully-Digital Gauge Cluster 15
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 15th, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class won’t be the only new three-pointed star model to utilize a fully-digital gauge cluster. It will be joined by the all-new A-Class.

An eagle-eyed spy photographer came across an A-Class prototype in traffic and was able to capture clear footage of its gauge cluster that shows a digital speedometer going up to 260 km/h.

As with a separate prototype spied last month, the screen directly in front of the steering wheel appears significantly smaller than the 12.3-inch unit found in other Mercedes models. In fact, it could be about half the size and appears to be joined by a second screen where infotainment and navigation functions will be housed.

Beyond the revised interior, the new A-Class will adopt a different exterior closely inspired by the Concept A Sedan. As such, changes will include new headlights, taillights, and tweaked bumpers.

Non-AMG versions are expected to be available with a host of three-cylinder and four-cylinder units. Performance-hungry customers will be left to choose between a 340 hp A40 AMG and the new A45 AMG with in excess of 400 hp.

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2019 Mercedes G-Class Interior Leaked: High-Tech But Still Not Afraid To Get Dirty 13
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in featured, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops, Top 5 on 11 13th, 2017


A series of photos showing the new dashboard of the 2019 G-Class before the official reveal went online, revealing what’s changed.

If you followed our previous scoops on the new G-Class, then the changes should come as no surprise. The new dashboard does a good job at integrating Mercedes’ latest wide-display tech without altering too much the character of the interior which doesn’t try to hide its utilitarian roots as displayed by the grab handle in front of the passenger and its sober lines.

Replacing an icon isn’t that easy but Mercedes appears to have figured out how to give the world a new G-Class, without messing too much with the ingredients that made it so popular in the first place.

The images come courtesy of Dutch Autoweek. The 2019 G-Class will come with modern switchgear known from other models in the range while adopting circular air-vents. The three switches for locking the corresponding differentials remain between the two central air-vents and the new three-spoke steering wheel is the same one fitted in the latest S-Class.

And while the dummy display model features classic analog gauges for the driver, it’s almost certain that future G-Class customers will be offered a digital option as well, same with those offered in other models.

The new generation G-Class is expected to look largely unchanged from the current model but the update is much more significant under the skin. Mercedes has given the 2019 G-Class not only a wider ladder chassis and a new independent suspension for better road manners but adaptive dampers as well.

The model’s new electrical architecture also means that the G-Class will come with a full range of the latest assistance systems that not only increase safety and comfort but also make it a lot more competent when the asphalt stops.

As for when we’ll finally see the new G-Class being revealed, the latest reports talk about Mercedes debuting its new cult off-roader at the Detroit Motor Show this January.

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2019 Mercedes G-Class Spotted Next To Current Model, Looks The Same To Us 9
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, mercedes, Mercedes G-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 11 9th, 2017


Mercedes was caught testing the 2019 G-Class next to the current version while prototypes of the AMG version were also spotted on public roads.

Mercedes is gearing up for the reveal of the new 2019 G-Class which will reportedly take place at the Detroit Motor Show. This will be the first major redesign of the iconic off-roader since its original debut in 1979.

It’s fairly obvious that the company didn’t mess with the boxy bodywork too much; in fact it looks exactly the same but this could be attributed to Mercedes’ will to keep the popular G-Class shape as it is, due its surprising popularity even today.

The major changes however take place under the skin, with the new car finally getting an independent front suspension which is expected to vastly improve its on-road manners and a wider by around 4 inches (10.1 cm) body for a roomier cabin.

The 2019 G-Class is also expected to get Mercedes’ latest straight-six turbo engines that will offer good power and better fuel efficiency. However these changes apparently will not water down the off-road capabilities of the iconic G-Class, as it will still be based on a body-on-frame chassis, complete with three locking differentials and the necessary low-range gearing.

AMG versions will be powered by the modern twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, which is found pretty much to every single AMG these days but expect the reengineered chassis to use the extra power with much more finesse than before.

The interior will be everything you would expect from a modern Mercedes and that includes the familiar twin-display setup for the driver’s instruments and infotainment while a range of active safety features will find their way too into the G-Class.

Mercedes will keep building the 2019 G-Class in Magna’s plant in Austria, and there’s also the possibility of the current model being produced next to it in a more bare-bones version.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Scooped In Stuttgart Before LA Debut 8
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in LA Auto Show, mercedes, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, U Spy, video on 11 8th, 2017


As the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS inches closer towards its global premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in three weeks, Carscoops reader Tom Phipps has spotted a camouflaged prototype on the streets of Stuttgart.

Due to the camouflage covering the vast majority of the car’s exterior, it is difficult to know exactly what CLS variant was being tested by Mercedes-Benz. With that being said, the presence of five-spoke sports wheels and quad tailpipes indicates that it could be one of the impending AMG variants.

In August, it was revealed that Mercedes-AMG won’t just create ‘63’ versions of the CLS but also produce CLS43 and CLS53 models. The versions of the latter will use a tuned version of the Mercedes M256 inline six-cylinder engine and should deliver approximately 430 hp. It is, therefore, possible that this prototype is a CLS53 or either a V8-powered CLS63.

Whatever the case may be, we know the new CLS will be underpinned by the same platform as the E-Class but be slightly longer and wider.

Hat tip to Tom Phipps for the scoop!

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Mercedes-AMG Continues To Test Mystery GT R Mule On The ‘Ring 4
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Nurburgring, Scoops, video on 11 4th, 2017


Mercedes-AMG continues to test a mysterious GT R at the Nurburgring, widely believed to be an early Black Series prototype.

This AMG GT R, with the license plate ‘S GT 585’ has been filmed at the German circuit numerous times in the last couple of months and looks like any other GT R, except for a small strip of camouflage on the rear decklid.

If this prototype is indeed the upcoming AMG GT R Black Series it will have a lot to live up to and face stiff competition at the Nurburgring.

The ‘regular’ model has already lapped the circuit in a blistering 7 min 10.92 seconds and the brand will probably be chasing after a time closer to 7-minutes flat for the Black Series. To achieve this gain in performance, power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 can be expected to rise to over 600 hp.

Additionally, the finished GT R Black Series will inevitably receive some aerodynamic tweaks not featured on this prototype, all designed at increasing downforce and taking the sports car to an all-new level.

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Strange Mercedes S-Classes Spied With Flared Wheel Arches 3
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes S-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 11 3rd, 2017


It’s not unusual for car manufacturers to test weird and wacky creations with no intention of turning them into production cars, but these two Mercedes-Benz S500s have caught our attention.

For the most part, the two prototypes seen secured on a transport truck, appear like any other S-Class. However, on further inspection, you’ll notice that both have been equipped with flared wheel arches which resemble something you’d see from Liberty Walk, not Mercedes-Benz.

It is difficult to know what the German automaker is working on but it is possible that these fenders have been fitted to help the car accommodate a set of wider wheels. If that’s the case, then it is possible that they offer an early taste of a future S-Class AMG model, potentially a straight-six model dubbed the S43 AMG.

What is also interesting about the two prototypes is that they’re based around the pre-facelift S-Class and could, therefore, be leftover mules from testing of the updated S-Class.

Do you have any thoughts about the prototypes? Let us know below!

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Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Makes A Surprising Return, Is An AMG GT EV In The Works? 2
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes SLS AMG, Scoops on 11 2nd, 2017


The Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive was introduced five years ago at the 2012 Paris Motor Show so it's surprising to learn that the model was recently spotted undergoing testing on and around the Nürburgring.
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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Waltzes Through Germany’s Streets 27
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 10 27th, 2017


The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied testing once again, this time prancing through the streets near the Nurburgring and on the famed circuit itself in A45 AMG guise.
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Facelifted Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Stretching Its Legs At The Track 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes C63 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 27th, 2017


It’s testing time at the Nurburgring and Mercedes brought the facelifted C63 Coupe for some hot laps.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is taking shape as spy photographers have snapped the model pulling into the company's testing center at the Nürburgring.
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Mercedes-AMG A45 Caught Near The Nurburgring, Should Have More Than 400 HP 23
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes A45 AMG, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 10 23rd, 2017


The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is taking shape as spy photographers have snapped the model pulling into the company's testing center at the Nürburgring.
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