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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing up for sale on RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island event in March

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is definitely a classic beauty. Surely, getting your hands on any of the surviving Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing examples is worth the money -- that is if you have deep pockets to reach into.

So if you really want it, perhaps you would like to take part in a March auction event in Amelia Island, Florida, in which a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is one of the lots that will placed under the hammer.

The Mercedes 300 SL first made its debut in 1952 as the Mercedes W194 racer underpinned by a welded aluminum tube spaceframe chassis and powered by a 3.0-liter SOHC straight-6 engine.

Read the entire article 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing up for sale on RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island event in March

Mercedes-AMG GT4 Concept may debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Could we expect a new premium performance vehicle from Mercedes-AMG that would compete directly against the Porsche Panamera? If Autocar’s sources are to be believed, Mercedes-AMG would soon unveil a concept version of the much rumored Mercedes-AMG GT4 performance luxury four-door sedan at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

This design study will preview Mercedes-AMG’s new GT4 offering, serving as the main attraction at Mercedes-Benz’s booth at the Geneva Motor Show. The unveiling of the AMG GT4 Concept would form part of the German premium carmaker’s 50th anniversary celebration this year. According to Autocar, the production version of the AMG GT4 would be launched next year (2018) in Europe. It would be pitted against the likes of the Panamera of Porsche, the 6 Series Gran Coupé of BMW and the A7 and RS7 of Audi. Once it achieves its final form, the AMG GT4 would become the performance brand’s third dedicated series production model line, after the AMG SLS and the current AMG GT. It is said to be the replacement for the CLS Shooting Brake.

Tobias Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, cryptically indicated in January that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming. Moers was answering several questions from automotive Web site Motoring when he gave an ambiguous declaration about the performance sedan – saying that speculations of an upcoming AMG GT4 are not necessarily wrong. This tells us that at least some of the rumored details are true.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT4 Concept may debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG offers three new edition models at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG will be offering three new special edition models with the goal of offering maximum exclusivity and customization. These are the Edition 50, Ocean Blue Edition, and Night Edition.

With regards to releasing three special models, Mercedes-AMG GmbH CEO Tobias Moers started by saying that 2016 was by far the best year for the company. With 2017 being an anniversary year, he added, the brand hopes to utilize the moment to attract more customers.

The new Editions make this possible and with this, customers are faced with a wider range of selection when it comes to individual performance models, he continued.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG offers three new edition models at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz to unveil new E-Class Cabriolet at 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March

German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz will commence deliveries of its new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe in March, after introducing this luxury sports car in December 2016 and unveiling it at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January. But just as Mercedes starts deliveries of the E-Class Coupe, it will also unfurl the fifth and final member of the range at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March – the new open-air 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet.

Currently, the new E-Class family is made up of four models – Sedan (including China-only long wheelbase saloon), Estate, Coupe and All-Terrain. The addition of the Cabriolet model will finally complete Mercedes’ E-Class lineup when it is formally unveiled for the global public at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet should look similar to the coupe version. In fact, this drop-top model is the lone 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe without the hard roof, plus it comes with a number of modifications to accommodate the drop-top. In this setup, the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet allows drivers and passengers to enjoy open-air driving and riding experience. It should also be as long and as wide as the coupe version with dimensions of 4,826 mm in length and 1860 mm in width.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz to unveil new E-Class Cabriolet at 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March

This sight of a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sitting on parking lot for nearly six years is definitely heartbreaking. If it was any ordinary mass-produced non-premium car sitting there, it wouldn’t matter. But because it is Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – with current second-hand price hovering at around $350,000 – being parked unused on a lot attracts plenty of attention.

Such is the case of this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – wrapped in white finish – that has been sitting idle and unused on a police parking lot in Czech Republic. According to a report by Magazin ProDriver CZ, the police confiscated this classic Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in 2011, as part of an investigation into a complex theft case that involves a local leasing company. However, until the police finishes the probe, the now abandoned Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren cannot be touched, sold or even leased. What a sad fate!

Leaving a car – much less a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren -- abandoned on a parking lot for around six years would greatly prime the vehicle for slow destruction. At first glance, this Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren seemed to be in pristine condition. Its white finish seemed to be intact, the same with its other exterior parts and features. However, dust has already built up on different places of the hypercar. While the deterioration might not be seen on the outside, wait until you see the inside. Its engine brakes and other vital components might have already seized up and won’t function as before. Moreover, its electrics could have already been damaged by rats or by the weather.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren left abandoned in police parking lot since 2011

In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For football, there is Barcelona versus Real Madrid. In the automotive industry, there is the infamous competition between Ferrari and Lamborghini. At present, there is a new rivalry in the making which is the 5-Series (G30) from BMW against the E-Class (W123) of Mercedes-Benz.

What makes the battle between this two exciting is that they both belong to the executive mid-size saloon class. For cars that cost less, what buyers consider are generally related to the value or the added features. Premium models however also take into consideration the design, prestige, and heritage. The choice is made more difficult as both brands have been implementing changes.

For those wanted comfort and be on the more conservative side, the choice was always Mercedes-Benz. BMW meanwhile was all about athletic looks and a thrilling drive. However recently, BMW has been playing it a bit safe with Mercedes becoming more daring. So how do they fare against each other?

Read the entire article A Quick Look: Mercedes-Benz E-Class (W213) vs. BMW 5-Series (G30)

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the 2018 E Class Coupe (sold as 2017MY in Germany) at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (or 2017 Detroit Auto Show). Reports had been saying that Mercedes will commence sales of the E Class coupe in the first or second quarter of 2017. However, it turns out that Mercedes is already selling the 2018 E Class Coupe in its home market, Germany.

Those residing in Germany could now place their orders for the 2018 Mercedes E Class Coupe and get their premium two-door cars as early as March 2017. Buyers could have their own 2018 E Class at a starting price of €41,220 ($42,980) -- excluding taxes – for the entry-level E200.

2018 2-door E Class coupe is considered to be Mercedes’ answer to the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5. It is heavily influenced by Mercedes’ “sensual purity” design, considering its fuller body, smoother shape and sloping roofline. The new E Class coupe is underpinned by Mercedes’ latest modular rear architecture (MRA platform). In terms of dimensions, the new E-Class coupe measures 4,827 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width and 1,430 mm in height – making it 141 mm longer, 50 mm wider and 25 mm taller than the C-Class coupe. These measurements give rise to sleek yet elegant coupe proportions typical of Mercedes. Its front end is defined by a long hood with power domes, a low-positioned sport grille and central star, and an elongated greenhouse. Notable is the absence of a B pillar, paving way to four frameless side windows.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe now on sale in Germany with base price of €41,220

An SUV that is lavishly comfortable and has a practical nature. That is how we could describe the Mercedes-AMG GLS63. It is easily the S Class of the SUV segment, which makes it among the most generously luxurious utility vehicles in the world. When specified with available options, AMG GLS63 won’t lose easily to other premium seven-seater SUVs in the world, both in terms of luxury and sportiness. Even the price of the AMG GLS63 is already opulent, with a premium of around $30,000 over its Mercedes-Benz GLS550 sibling.

However, the luxurious character of a typical AMG GLS63 pales compared to a recent creation of notorious Latvian auto firm Dartz whose ancestor company was responsible for building luxurious coaches for Russian Tsars. Now, Dartz is continuing this legacy and its own notoriety by offering extra-luxurious creations, the latest of which is the 2017 Dartz Prombon Black Alligator that is based on the AMG GLS63.

Before you make any quick conclusions, this AMG GLS63-based work has been dubbed as the Prombon Black Alligator but it is not just about the looks. Yes, this bespoke creation – judging from the teaser image provided by Dartz – looks like a black alligator ready to pounce on its prey. However, that is not all. This Prombon Black Alligator actually uses alligator skin for its interior – including on its seats and on the steering wheel. Moreover, Dartz seems to be a fan of the “name it, we have it” business philosophy, as it also offers the use of materials derived from the skins of stingrays, sheep, ostriches, crocodiles, pythons and sharks. No wonder Dartz has gained so much notoriety.

Read the entire article Latvian carmaker Dartz offers ultra-lavish AMG GLS63-based Prombon Black Alligator

Be prepared, Porsche! Mercedes-Benz is going all-out with its newest and sportiest model so far – the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. With its sporty yet very elegant design as well as the power lurking under its aggressively shaped bonnet, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R is poised to capture the hearts of those who believe that luxury could also sportily dynamic.

Wrapped in exclusive "AMG green hell magno" special paintwork, the AMG GT R boasts of the so-called AMG Panamericana grille with 15 chrome-plated vertical fins evoking the appearance of the new AMG GT3 racing car.

This forward-inclined AMG Panamericana grille and the sports car’s low-slung front section create a distinct V-shaped "shark nose" that helps lowers the back-pressure point, thereby enhancing airflow and the aerodynamic performance of the new AMG GT R.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG GT R is the latest speed predator out to challenge Porsche’s sports cars

Each time tuning company G-Power unveils its work, we could expect a tuned car that is significantly more potent than the standard unit it was based on. This has been the case for several of BMW’s high-performance cars – all of which were made more powerful by the incredible tuning work of G-Power.

The latest of G-Power’s works include, however, another German premium carmaker – Mercedes-Benz. For its latest project, G-Power has picked the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. In the non-tuned form, the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the AMG GT sports car only delivers 462 hp of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb-ft.) of peak torque.

This level of power already allows the AMG GT sports car to do a very quick sprint, accelerating from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds while reaching a limited top speed of 189 mph. For many, this level of performance is already incredible. But the people at G-Power knew they could improve the dynamics of this engine and make the AMG GT sports car a better performer.

Read the entire article G-Power Mercedes-AMG GT delivers 610 hp of output and 755 Nm of torque

Certainly, it’s going to be a groundbreaking event. Mercedes gears up for the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month with its first ever Maybach-treated open top off-roader. Expect the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet to arrive at Geneva in style amidst its off-the-beaten track performance characteristics. Why? Because the G650 Landaulet is a combination of extreme off-road capability and luxury under one roof.

The G-Class has been equipped with new portal axles and an electronically controlled fabric top, making it an exceptional masterpiece in automotive and engineering. The high riding portal axles provides as much as 18 inches of ground clearance while the twin-turbocharged 463kW 6.0 liter V12 engine delivers up to 621hp and 738 lb-ft of powerful torque.

Since the open-top SUV is inspired by the first G-Wagen that came out in 1979, Classic car collectors will find it hard to pass up on the chance of having the new, one-of-a-kind Maybach. To make it more exclusive, Mercedes will be making just a total of 99 examples of the most expensive G-Class so far.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet revealed ahead of 2017 Geneva launch

Special edition models come in different seasons for several reasons. But just the same, they will definitely arrive sooner or later. Less than two months before spring begins in Europe, Mercedes-Benz lifted the veil off its two special edition drop top models --- the SL designo and SLC RedArt Edition roadsters.

With regards to the price range, the SLC 180 RedArt Edition is priced at 38,800+ euros while the standard SLC 180 is more or less at 34,900+ euros. The RedArt and designo Editions are already available for orders while both packages will be launched in Europe this coming April.

All in all, expect to pay a higher price when buying the SL roadster. In Europe, the standard SL can be bought for 99,000+ euros while the designo Edition would cost over 117,100+ euros.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz introduces SL designo Edition and SLC RedArt Edition for next season

The Mercedes-Benz W196 is considered as one of the most iconic racing cars. As a Formula One entry, it dominated the event in two full seasons. Such success prompted Mercedes-Benz to produce a “Type Monza” streamliner closed-wheel aluminum version of the W196.

Such a valuable icon is worthy of praises and commendations. In fact, the Mercedes W196 was so valuable that its most coveted form – the one driven by world champion Juan Manuel Fangio at two F1 championships – was sold for a whopping $30 million at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in 2013. This earned the Mercedes W196 the title of the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at an auction.

Thus, it wouldn’t be surprising if a design study or a concept of a futuristic Mercedes W196 suddenly appears. And it did appear -- in the guise of a project work by young automotive designer from South Korea, Minwoong Im. Mingwoong dubbed his design project as the Mercedes-Benz 2040 W196R Streamliner.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz 2040 W196R Streamliner is an autonomous high-speed GT design study

Would you like a premium wagon that can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and go as fast as 180 mph (290 km/h)? Then, perhaps you should turn your attention to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon.

As you can see, the 2018 AMG E63 S Wagon isn’t your ordinary wagon. It also goes beyond being a premium wagon from Mercedes. It is a performance-laden premium wagon that boasts of a high level of practicality and roominess.

The recently unveiled AMG E63 Sedan sure is stunning both in elegance and performance. However, if you needed more space, the 2018 AMG E63 S Wagon would be a better proposition.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic Wagon gets official

Since most of the exciting road trips happen off the beaten track, Mercedes-Benz came out with off-road vehicles like the G500 4x4² and the AMG G63 6x6. And now, after thirty-eight years, the German marque finally gave the old G-Class a more serious update. The new G65 AMG 4x4² convertible is set for its official debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Also known as the Mercedes-Maybach Landaulet, the off-road convertible is expected to come with a 621bhp 6.0-liter, V12 petrol twin turbo engine.

As seen on its official Facebook page, the new 4X4² Mercedes-AMG is like the Mercedes G-Wagen without the roof on it. Perhaps we can safely assume that it has the combination of G500 and G63 6x6 DNA. But aside from these, there are no further details except for the very revealing central brake lights on top of the spare tire and the wheel arches in carbon fiber finish.

Unlike the standard 4X4² with only 416hp, the AMG modified G65 4X4² boasts up to 621hp. This will make it the toughest and most absurdly potent off-road vehicle to ever come out of Mercedes to date. The folding fabric rooftop is electronically operated, similar to what the Maybach 62 Landaulet sedan had been using since 2007.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet unveiled but not officially

Mercedes-Benz Vans has yet to officially unveil the production version of its X-Class luxury pickup truck, but quite a number of interested customers are asking the German carmaker whether it would be possible to place an order. But if you are living in the United Kingdom, you could now reserve a new X-Class pickup premium truck from Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has now opened the reservations book for the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, thanks to the “phenomenally early demand” for the premium pickup truck. This means that potential UK customers would just need to shell out some cash to have their names listed on the reservation list for the UK-spec Mercedes X-Class. Mercedes Vans UK has pegged the reservation fee at around £1,000 (more or less $1,248 or €1,162). When Mercedes finally and officially launches the sale of the X-Class, those who have their names on the list will be first to order the premium pickup truck.

However, since this is just a reservation list for the X-Class, UK customers who think that the premium pickup truck isn’t worth their money could back out from the roll. Of course, they wouldn’t have to worry about their reservation money since Mercedes Vans UK is prepared to refund the entire amount should they decide to withdraw from owning the UK-spec plush pickup truck.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz Vans UK now accepting reservations for the new X-Class premium pickup truck

After unveiling four 15-second teaser videos about its upcoming Super Bowl ad, Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed a one-minute version – and it was both wild and iconic in several ways.

Just days before the Super Bowl ad craze, Mercedes was kind enough to release the long version of its commercial for the upcoming Big Game with the title “Easy Rider.” If the ad’s title does sound familiar, it is because it is a tribute to an iconic yet wild counter-culture film of the same title that was shown in the late 1960s. With the Coen brothers – famous movie directors Joel and Ethan Coen – at the helm, the Mercedes’ Super Bowl ad intends to go classically wild to feature its latest open-air offering, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.

Set in a rough-and-tumble bar, the one-minute commercial ad features a group of tough-looking bike riders – complete with the mean mustaches, black bandanas, fear-inspiring tattoos and black jackets – taking a pit stop from a wild ride. The ad starts off with one of the bikers selecting a track from the jukebox. Ironically, all selections point to only one audio track – “Born to be Wild” by the band Steppenwolf, which is basically the theme song of the Easy Rider 1968 film.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz returns to Super Bowl with Easy Rider starring Peter Fonda [w/video]

Do the vehicle’s aesthetic standards appeal to you more than its performance? If so, TopCar’s version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d not only looks mean but it also comes with a meaner price tag --- It’s almost like buying an “AMG-fied” GLE63 S Coupe. That being the case, there definitely is a lot more you can do to make it run just as fast or to simply improve its overall performance. Which would you rather have?

To compare it with the AMG 63 S, the GLE 350d dressed up in TopCar’s Inferno body kit is priced at around $113,000 while the set of 22-inch Lumma Design Wheels can be bought separately at more or less 6,900 USD. On the other hand, you can get the AMG-modified Mercedes-Benz for 110,650 USD. In other words, this makes the diesel engined Inferno close to the price range of an AMG.

If you’re leaning towards fuel economy, then an AMG might not be for you. You may have to bring down your expectations. A standard GLE 350d Coupe boasts an average of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers combined fuel consumption. Besides, it has enough power to hit 62 mph from a standstill in just seven seconds.

Read the entire article Get awestruck with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d INFERNO by TopCar

The way Mercedes-AMG has been teasing everyone about its new hypercar – officially dubbed as Project One – has left many wondering how this new high-powered high-speed car from Germany would look like. Mercedes-AMG disclosed a few details on its possible performance, although it left nothing but vague sketches of the hypercar’s silhouette and rear end.

It is highly possible that we won’t be able to see the true appearance of the Project One until Mercedes-AMG officially unveil this hypercar – albeit in its near-complete form -- at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017 as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. But thanks to Jan Peisert of Peisert Design, we might be able to have an idea as to how the Project One would look once it is officially unfurled for the public.

Rendering complete images of the AMG Project One using just the leaked graphics from the performance division of Mercedes-Benz could be pretty tough work requiring heavy imagination and splendid creativity. If we take a look at AMG’s images of the Project One, we can conclude that they were more like a silhouette of the exterior of the hypercar. Converting them into a hypercar with wheels, hood, windshield and greenhouse would prove to be tough. But Peisert Design was able to.

Read the entire article Peisert Design renders complete images of Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar

The previous year has introduced a lot of new overhauls in the compact car segment not just for Mercedes but also for other major players in the car industry. In addition to the new overhauls, Mercedes-Benz’s “Aesthetics A” unveiled its new design sculpture for the upcoming A-Class sedan models. The teasers show how the new design philosophy incorporates fewer lines and creases as if everything else have gone back to the basic element of style.

Judging from the side profile, the concept saloon has a smoother and more distinct singular shape unlike anything we’ve seen before. Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer for Mercedes Benz, says that with its sensual surface design, the upcoming generation of the compact class has the potential to herald a “new design era.” This is probably what he meant with the new “Sensual Purity” design language that has almost completely gotten rid of the “sharp creases” and instead replaced it with more “sensual lines” for a flawless finish. We’ve also noticed it to be taking some of the newly updated AMG GT design cues particularly on the vertical slats along the front grille.

Rumors imply that there will also be an all-new four door model in the lineup destined for its North American consumers. In relation to this, the company is also considering a long wheelbase, 7-seater crossover bound for its Chinese market--- but maybe we’ll find out for sure about that at the 2017 Auto Shanghai this coming April.

Read the entire article Aesthetics A Design Sculpture reveals Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan concept
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