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Brabus transforms Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate into a 650 hp beast

Incredible Hulk is not your typical superhero yet he has avid followers around the world. In our opinion, he has inspired the creation of a monstrous package for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate.

In the world of aftermarket automotive tuning, Germany-based Brabus GmbH has been known for its ability to transform vehicles – most of which are Mercedes-Benz nameplates – into something that doesn’t only look powerful but also performs like monsters on the road. Yet, these Brabus-tuned Mercedes vehicles aren’t monstrous villains, but are road heroes that take their drivers and/or passengers from one place to another comfortably and luxuriously. The upgrades are definitely not limited to its looks.

This AMG C63 S Estate is wrapped in a lime green exterior – similar to the radioactive color of the Incredible Hulk. However, unlike the Incredible Hulk who is muscular and rugged, this Brabus AMG C63 S Estate is stylish and elegant.

The lime green exterior color of this Brabus-tuned AMG C63 S Estate is accentuated by three stripes – one thin and two thick stripes – running from the grille upwards to the bonnet and ends on the border between the hood and the windshield. These stripes then resume halfway through the rear portion of the roof flowing through the spoiler. They are interrupted by the rear window until they show up again and run to the rear bumper.

Easily noticeable are some blacked out portion of the Brabus-tuned AMG C63 S Estate like its wheels, window borders, side mirror housing, front and rear bumpers as well as the front lip spoiler. In addition, the Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S Estate features a black out grille with black dual horizontal bars. Also noticeable is the absence of Mercedes star logo on the center portion of the grille, as it has been replaced by the logo of the German-based tuner. This Brabus-tuned AMG C63 S Estate also features the Brabus badge on the left side of the rear end, as complemented by the number “650” on the other side. A V8 Turbo badge can also be found near the front wheel arch on the driver’s side.

As you may have guessed, the “650” badge on the rear end indicates the new power level of the Brabus-tuned AMG C63 S Estate. Brabus’ projects have always entailed a significant boost in power, and this AMG C63 S Estate is no exception. In base form, the 4.0-liter V8 turbo engine of the AMG C63 S Estate delivers 510 PS (503 hp) of max output and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of peak torque.

Sent through a seven-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels, this level of power allows the AMG C63 S Estate to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.1 seconds. However, Brabus tuned this V8 engine to deliver 650 PS and 820 Nm (604 lb-ft), allowing the AMG C63 S Estate to sprint from nil to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

Looks like Brabus really managed to transform the hero in AMG C63 S Estate to a superhero with boosted power and dynamic looks.

Incredible Hulk is not your typical superhero yet he has avid followers around the world. In our opinion, he has inspired the creation of a monstrous package for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate.

In the world of aftermarket automotive tuning, Germany-based Brabus GmbH has been known for its ability to transform vehicles – most of which are Mercedes-Benz nameplates – into something that doesn’t only look powerful but also performs like monsters on the road. Yet, these Brabus-tuned Mercedes vehicles aren’t monstrous villains, but are road heroes that take their drivers and/or passengers from one place to another comfortably and luxuriously. The upgrades are definitely not limited to its looks.

This AMG C63 S Estate is wrapped in a lime green exterior – similar to the radioactive color of the Incredible Hulk. However, unlike the Incredible Hulk who is muscular and rugged, this Brabus AMG C63 S Estate is stylish and elegant.

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Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers drops heavy hints about AMG GT4

The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-BenzTobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming.

Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, was answering several questions from Australian automotive Web site Motoring when he gave an ambiguous declaration about the AMG GT4. When pressed to respond to speculations of an upcoming AMG GT4, Moers replied that rumors are not necessarily wrong.

Based on his enigmatic statement, we can surmise that some of the rumored details are true and others aren’t. So, what information – rumors or not – do we have so far about this high-performance premium sedan that would serve as AMG’s new range topper?

Speculated as Mercedes’ answer to the Porsche Panamera luxury high-performance sedan as well as the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 has been rumored to be primed for a grand introduction in 2019, or around two years from now. It would follow the launch of the next generation of the Mercedes CLS, which will arrive in 2018.

We could expect the new AMG GT4 to be underpinned by a modified variant of the MRA platform that also underpins the current generation of the C Class, E Class and S Class. It may feature the hardware of the next generation of the CLS but with different panels for a distinct appearance. AMG is well expected to keep the basic architecture of the next-gen CLS while employing a new body design that is sportier and more dynamic.

The platform and other underpinnings are expected to be made from high-strength steel and more aluminum. We could expect AMG to employ aluminum as the main material for the body of the new AMG GT4 as part of efforts to keep the new model as light as possible.

As part of its sportier dynamics, the AMG GT4 could feature shorter overhangs than on the CLS. There were reports saying that the overhangs on the AMG GT4 would be around 100 mm shorter than on the CLS. Despite the shorter overhangs, the AMG GT4 would remain as a full-sized GT that could comfortably accommodate four passengers along with their luggage.

In terms of power, the rumored AMG GT4 is expected to be pulled by a more powerful version of the 4.0-liter V8 engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Output could be as high as 600 hp, matched by a high level of torque for excellent acceleration from standstill.

But then, AMG has said nothing about the new AMG GT4. Moers’ comment doesn’t officially confirm its arrival and it is up to us to determine whether there is indeed some truth to the possibility of the AMG GT4.

The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-BenzTobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming.

Moers, chief executive of Mercedes-AMG, was answering several questions from Australian automotive Web site Motoring when he gave an ambiguous declaration about the AMG GT4. When pressed to respond to speculations of an upcoming AMG GT4, Moers replied that rumors are not necessarily wrong.

Based on his enigmatic statement, we can surmise that some of the rumored details are true and others aren’t. So, what information – rumors or not – do we have so far about this high-performance premium sedan that would serve as AMG’s new range topper?

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Super Bowl LI advertising: Mercedes-Benz and Audi are in, but BMW is out

Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5, 2017. Of course, there are numerous people raring to watch this event on live TV, mainly for three reasons. First of the reasons is the sports itself while the second one is half time show. Of course, people also watch the Big Game because of the commercial ads.

For the 2017 iteration of the Super Bowl LI, a number of companies have already confirmed that they have purchased ad slots during the live broadcast of the game. These companies include several carmakers, including German premium auto companies Mercedes-Benz and Audi. But, for the second year in a row, BMW will be missing the Super Bowl.

Audi secured a 60-second spot for the Super Bowl 50 in 2016. The ad “Commander” -- created by Venables Bell & Partners – brought to the spotlight a retired astronaut who was able to find excitement once again after receiving a new Audi R8 from his son. Audi also launched a campaign in 2014 with the ad "Doberhuahua."

Mercedes-Benz is returning to the Super Bowl this year after its absence in 2016. Its last commercial ad at the Big Game was aired during the Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. The ad “Fable” is Mercedes’ take on the race between the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise eventually won the race – and the hare’s girlfriend -- with the help of the new Mercedes-AMG GT S.

According to Trudy Hardy, Vice President of Marketing at BMW of North America, the premium carmaker will skip this year’s Super Bowl since the timing wasn’t right as the German company has just unveiled the new BMW 5 Series at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. BMW, however, will push for the 5 Series in other ways surrounding the Big Game.

Other carmakers that have been confirmed to have purchased ad spots for the Super Bowl LI include Lexus, Kia, Honda and Buick.

The live broadcast of the Super Bowl is seen as a big opportunity for companies to flaunt their products and services. This is primarily because of the wide reach of the game, with more than 100 million viewers tuning in to their TVs during the game. In 2016, the Super Bowl LI had an average of 111.86 million US viewers, with a peak of 167 million audiences. The Super Bowl 50 in 2015 held the record for the most watched Super Bowl, with an average US viewership of 114.4 million. In addition, Super Bowl ads from previous editions of the Big Game are still being recalled today.

However, the cost of Super Bowl ads isn’t cheap. In 2015 and 2016, a 30-second spot in the Super Bowl cost around $4.5 million and $5 million, respectively.

Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5, 2017. Of course, there are numerous people raring to watch this event on live TV, mainly for three reasons. First of the reasons is the sports itself while the second one is half time show. Of course, people also watch the Big Game because of the commercial ads.

For the 2017 iteration of the Super Bowl LI, a number of companies have already confirmed that they have purchased ad slots during the live broadcast of the game. These companies include several carmakers, including German premium auto companies Mercedes-Benz and Audi. But, for the second year in a row, BMW will be missing the Super Bowl.

Audi secured a 60-second spot for the Super Bowl 50 in 2016. The ad “Commander” -- created by Venables Bell & Partners – brought to the spotlight a retired astronaut who was able to find excitement once again after receiving a new Audi R8 from his son. Audi also launched a campaign in 2014 with the ad "Doberhuahua."

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Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers outlines new product plans at Detroit Auto Show

Tobias Moers has been the chief executive of Mercedes-AMG – the performance division of German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz -- since October 2013. With him at the helm, AMG went on a sales rampage to become one of Mercedes’ valid sources of volumes.

In fact, Mercedes-AMG delivered 23,261 performance cars in the United States in 2016, compared to 17,456 units in 2015 for a 33-percent surge. Overall, Mercedes-AMG posted 99,235 in deliveries in 2016, which represents an increase of around 44.1 percent over 2016. For the past three years, Mercedes-AMG had more than tripled its deliveries. The unit’s huge performance in 2016 was thanks to its biggest model offensive in the year – Mercedes-AMG expanded its product portfolio with over ten new models. A big part of this worldwide success is the performance division’s AMG 43 models and compact models.

In an interview with Motor1 at the sidelines of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Moers divulged several of his plans to continue the high wave of momentum gained in 2016 this year and in the next few years. For this, Mercedes-AMG will be launching new AMG 43 models in the US like the: C43 sedan, coupe and convertible; E43 and GLC43 SUV and coupe; GLE43 SUV and coupe; and SLC43. According to Moers, the AMG 43 serves as customers’ entry point into the AMG brand, adding that thanks to it, the performance division could make other AMG models be more focused or more hardcore.

Moers also disclosed the impending arrival of new AMG models powered by new V6 engines, although he reiterated AMG’s strong commitment to V8 models. These new V6 engines would power the new AMG 43 models as well as the E50 Coupe. Since Mercedes-AMG isn’t planning to create a new E63 Coupe, the E50 Coupe – powered by a new, biturbo inline-six that generates more than 400 hp in output – will serve as the king of the E Coupe range, for now. Looks like those waiting for the new E63 Coupe would have to wait a little longer as Mercedes-AMG sorts its priorities.

Meanwhile, Moers confirmed that Mercedes-AMG is planning to replace its AMG 45 models – which are essentially A, CLA, and GLA units powered by four-cylinder engines. At the same time, Mercedes-AMG will pursue its AMG 65 models, which will be powered by V12 engines and which will boast of offering the best in terms of luxury, prestige and exclusivity. He noted that luxury customers buy AMG 65 models simply because these models are superior to the AMG 63 in terms of performance and luxury.

According to Mercedes-AMG, its success in the future will be underpinned by “conquest,” which would entail the creation of more AMG models.

Tobias Moers has been the chief executive of Mercedes-AMG – the performance division of German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz -- since October 2013. With him at the helm, AMG went on a sales rampage to become one of Mercedes’ valid sources of volumes.

In fact, Mercedes-AMG delivered 23,261 performance cars in the United States in 2016, compared to 17,456 units in 2015 for a 33-percent surge. Overall, Mercedes-AMG posted 99,235 in deliveries in 2016, which represents an increase of around 44.1 percent over 2016. For the past three years, Mercedes-AMG had more than tripled its deliveries. The unit’s huge performance in 2016 was thanks to its biggest model offensive in the year – Mercedes-AMG expanded its product portfolio with over ten new models. A big part of this worldwide success is the performance division’s AMG 43 models and compact models.

In an interview with Motor1 at the sidelines of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Moers divulged several of his plans to continue the high wave of momentum gained in 2016 this year and in the next few years. For this, Mercedes-AMG will be launching new AMG 43 models in the US like the: C43 sedan, coupe and convertible; E43 and GLC43 SUV and coupe; GLE43 SUV and coupe; and SLC43. According to Moers, the AMG 43 serves as customers’ entry point into the AMG brand, adding that thanks to it, the performance division could make other AMG models be more focused or more hardcore.

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It appears there won’t be a long wait before we get to see Mercedes-AMG’s hypercar – the Mercedes-AMG Project One. This is because the Formula One-powered road car will be revealed in its near-complete form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebration.

This is what Mercedes-AMG chief executive Tobias Moers disclosed to Motor1 at the sidelines of the 2017 North American International Auto Show (known to many as the Detroit Auto Show). To date, all that has been revealed to the public was the hypercar’s new name as well as its powertrain, which is inspired by Formula One. More specifically, Formula One was more than just an inspiration, since the powertrain that will serve as the heart of the AMG Project One – its official designation – is a powered-down version of the technology used in its W07 Hybrid race car.

In September last year, Mercedes-AMG confirmed that a hypercar was under development, with an output that would reach four digits. This meant that that this new hypercar – bearing an internal codename of R50 – would be delivering at least 1,000 hp, which is the power level of the Mercedes-AMG’s championship-winning W07 racer in qualifying mode at Formula. As for the Project One hypercar, the power output could be more.

Prior to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, this latest project was only known to people in the company as the R50, and to the public simply as Mercedes-AMG’s new hypercar. Now, it has been announced that this new hypercar is officially dubbed as Project One. We still don’t know AMG’s logic in choosing this moniker, but it might have something to do with it being powered by a Formula One-derived powertrain. It might also have something to do with it being Mercedes-AMG’s first hypercar project, so we speculate that there will be a Project Two.

Described by Mercedes-AMG as “probably the most fascinating two seater” that will be plying the streets, Project One will have a hybrid powertrain employing the same turbocharged 1.6-liter 90-degree angle engine in the W07 car, an electric drive with three electric motors and an Energy Recovery System (ERS). This hybrid powertrain will be heavily modified for road use since the demands and running conditions of road and F1 cars are different. For example, this F1 engine revs up to 15,000 rpm, which could be too much for the road – possibly resulting to a modified rpm of just 10,000. Moreover, this engine will be tweaked to allow it to idle at rpm levels that are much lower than the 4,000 rpm of the F1 version.

As to when the Mercedes-AMG Project One would be officially launched, it could be sometime in 2018, with deliveries set to commence in 2019. Moers had said Mercedes-AMG would build between 200 and 300 examples, with the list of interested buyers already nearing the order limit. If you like the new Mercedes-AMG Project One, you may order now but be prepared to shell out around EUR2.4 million ($2.5 million).

It appears there won’t be a long wait before we get to see Mercedes-AMG’s hypercar – the Mercedes-AMG Project One. This is because the Formula One-powered road car will be revealed in its near-complete form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebration.

This is what Mercedes-AMG chief executive Tobias Moers disclosed to Motor1 at the sidelines of the 2017 North American International Auto Show (known to many as the Detroit Auto Show). To date, all that has been revealed to the public was the hypercar’s new name as well as its powertrain, which is inspired by Formula One. More specifically, Formula One was more than just an inspiration, since the powertrain that will serve as the heart of the AMG Project One – its official designation – is a powered-down version of the technology used in its W07 Hybrid race car.

In September last year, Mercedes-AMG confirmed that a hypercar was under development, with an output that would reach four digits. This meant that that this new hypercar – bearing an internal codename of R50 – would be delivering at least 1,000 hp, which is the power level of the Mercedes-AMG’s championship-winning W07 racer in qualifying mode at Formula. As for the Project One hypercar, the power output could be more.

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Daimler Group CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche somehow confirmed that there will be a new SUV in their lineup. This announcement came from the CEO himself while on a press meeting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Unfortunately, he didn’t go over the details. According to Zetsche, “I’d like to say you will be seeing it, but I’ll leave it at that.”

According to rumors, the luxury SUV will be wearing a Maybach badge. If that’s the case, the SUV will be among Mercedes’ Maybach division which also includes the limited edition S650 Cabriolet. For sure, not everyone would be pleased with the idea but some people would also want an SUV with all the luxurious appointments. Even if it gets delayed for a few more years, we think a Mercedes-Maybach SUV would be more than amazing.

Besides, don’t you think it’s about time that Mercedes-Benz comes up with an ultra-posh SUV? In any case, the German brand’s luxury sport utility vehicle will be pitted against Lamborghini’s Urus, Rolls Royce’s Cullinan and of course, Bentley’s Bentayga model.

There are no details yet on whether the SUV will be following the GLS footprint or if it will be creating the electrified version. While Matthias Luhrs thinks that it’s “too early to say”, at least they are keeping an open mind about this idea.

Come to think of it; the supposed SUV model was first thought to be a GLS, which is relatively the same as the S-Class. Or it could be because of the S-Class’ recent foray into the Maybach division. Either way, this is probably how all the Mercedes-Maybach speculations have started.

As far as we know, the AMG and Maybach divisions are also heading towards electrification. At least according to Auto Express UK’s recent interview with Dr. Jens Thiemer. He had said that they are going to call it “EQ-ing.” In line with this, Mercedes-AMG’s Project One hypercar (based on the W07 Formula One’s hybrid powertrain) is also expected to have its production debut this 2017. So the timing is quite right.

In one way or another, it looks like electrification will rule the car industry in the near future. Since our favorite car brands have started to jump into the pure electric and plugin hybid bandwagon, an electrified luxury SUV is certainly not a bad idea. Green is always the “in” thing nowadays. And if Mercedes’ upcoming SUV will take on the full-size GLS version, one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be really great.

Daimler Group CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche somehow confirmed that there will be a new SUV in their lineup. This announcement came from the CEO himself while on a press meeting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Unfortunately, he didn’t go over the details. According to Zetsche, “I’d like to say you will be seeing it, but I’ll leave it at that.”

According to rumors, the luxury SUV will be wearing a Maybach badge. If that’s the case, the SUV will be among Mercedes’ Maybach division which also includes the limited edition S650 Cabriolet. For sure, not everyone would be pleased with the idea but some people would also want an SUV with all the luxurious appointments. Even if it gets delayed for a few more years, we think a Mercedes-Maybach SUV would be more than amazing.

Besides, don’t you think it’s about time that Mercedes-Benz comes up with an ultra-posh SUV? In any case, the German brand’s luxury sport utility vehicle will be pitted against Lamborghini’s Urus, Rolls Royce’s Cullinan and of course, Bentley’s Bentayga model.

Read the entire article Daimler CEO confirms that we’ll soon see a Mercedes-Maybach SUV

Now, we will finally be able to properly address Mercedes-AMG’s up and coming hypercar, which has been so popular that it is rumored to be nearly sold out. It was previously only known by people inside Mercedes-AMG as the R50 (its internal codename). But now, Mercedes-AMG wants us to call it Project One.

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t divulged why it chose Project One as the official moniker of its new hypercar. In September 2016, Mercedes-AMG confirmed that it was indeed developing a new hypercar that would have a power output that boasts 4 digits. There had been speculations and rumors that Mercedes-AMG had been developing the hypercar for some time already.

At the ongoing 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers revealed some delicious details about the new Project One hybrid hypercar. It would employ the same turbocharged 1.6-liter 90-degree angle engine found in the current W07 F1 car, as complemented by an electric drive and an Energy Recovery System (ERS). Moers has previously indicated that the ERS in F1 cars would be used more aggressively in the Project One hypercar in order to create the most efficient hybrid car ever. Mercedes-AMG’s Formula One powertrain generates around 1,000 hp in qualifying mode. As for the Project One hypercar, the power output could be more.

To note, the situation on the road is different from that on the race track, which means that this powertrain will be modified for street use. Logically, a road car comes with a different set of demands and running conditions from that of a Formula One car. For instance, Mercedes-AMG’s F1 engine revs up to 15,000 rpm, which could be too much for the road. This may mean that the engine would have a modified rpm of just 10,000 – which is already a high-rev figure.

While the F1 car features only two electric motor-generators, Project One will have a third powering the front wheels. This means that Project One will be an all-wheel drive unit. One motor-generator is connected to the main driveshaft to spin the rear wheels, while the second one is integrated with the turbocharger to spool up the turbo to get rid of lag.

Based on the teaser images from Mercedes-AMG, the Project Car looks similar to a Le Mans prototype race car but is built for the road. It could be as light as 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs) from its usage of carbon fiber construction. Meanwhile, its handling and agility are boosted by its outstanding active aerodynamics.

While the company hasn’t hinted that there would be another hybrid hypercar in the works, we’re in high hopes that there will be a Project Two.

Now, we will finally be able to properly address Mercedes-AMG’s up and coming hypercar, which has been so popular that it is rumored to be nearly sold out. It was previously only known by people inside Mercedes-AMG as the R50 (its internal codename). But now, Mercedes-AMG wants us to call it Project One.

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t divulged why it chose Project One as the official moniker of its new hypercar. In September 2016, Mercedes-AMG confirmed that it was indeed developing a new hypercar that would have a power output that boasts 4 digits. There had been speculations and rumors that Mercedes-AMG had been developing the hypercar for some time already.

At the ongoing 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG big boss Tobias Moers revealed some delicious details about the new Project One hybrid hypercar. It would employ the same turbocharged 1.6-liter 90-degree angle engine found in the current W07 F1 car, as complemented by an electric drive and an Energy Recovery System (ERS). Moers has previously indicated that the ERS in F1 cars would be used more aggressively in the Project One hypercar in order to create the most efficient hybrid car ever. Mercedes-AMG’s Formula One powertrain generates around 1,000 hp in qualifying mode. As for the Project One hypercar, the power output could be more.

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Honoring the brand’s bestsellers, Mercedes-Benz has just come up with an “AMG-fied” package both for the GLA and the CLA models. Since the GLA class had its makeover very recently, there are no major upgrades except for the AMG Performance Studio Package. The most significant changes we’ve noticed only goes to the interior and exterior enhancements.

Nevertheless, the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 is now equipped with the AMG-fied 375hp 2.0 litre inline four cylinder engine with up to 350lb-ft of powerful torque. With a top speed of 155mph, the compact SUV can go from 0-60 mph from a standstill in as short as 4.3 seconds.

In connection to this, the ongoing 2017 Detroit Auto Show showcases the GLA45 compact SUV in Yellow Night Edition. This special package comes with yellow color motif with a hint of grey over its black body paint.

The yellow stands out as you can see from its side mirrors, front aprons and side skirts. This same color accent was also used for its rear wings and rear diffuser. For additional contrast, grey paint has been applied on the AMG signature sports stripes along the sides of the vehicle as well as on the boot, roof and onto its bonnet.

Inside, the new Mercedes Benz GLA45 comes with MB Tex synthetic leather seats with yellow trims and suede inserts. The yellow motif is also seen on the synthetic leather wrapped steering wheel, armrests, beltlines, dashboard and rear seats.

Since both interior and exterior have the same color scheme, you will see the grey tone across the door panels and floor mats along with the AMG logo in color yellow.

If you’re not digging AMG’s Performance Studio Package, you can always have the new GLA SUV in other color and fabric options. As we said earlier, the GLA just had its facelift done, so that means, we can at least expect a few changes here and there.

The lighting system now comes in LED instead of the usual bi-xenon headlights prior to remodeling. Other than black, you can now have this Mercedes in the new Canyon Beige body paint. There is also a new set of fabrics including carbon fibre or matte black ash wood for the interior trims. For the upholstery, you can also have it in Artico man-made leather in any color of your choice.

The Mercedes GLA45 has also received minor enhancements both for the front and rear fascia plus new improved aerodynamics to complete its entire look. In addition, the 481-liter boot now comes with an optional hands-free opening system. Other than the new line-up’s standard 8-inch infotainment device, customers can also avail the latest Android Auto integration for a better experience.

Honoring the brand’s bestsellers, Mercedes-Benz has just come up with an “AMG-fied” package both for the GLA and the CLA models. Since the GLA class had its makeover very recently, there are no major upgrades except for the AMG Performance Studio Package. The most significant changes we’ve noticed only goes to the interior and exterior enhancements.

Nevertheless, the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 is now equipped with the AMG-fied 375hp 2.0 litre inline four cylinder engine with up to 350lb-ft of powerful torque. With a top speed of 155mph, the compact SUV can go from 0-60 mph from a standstill in as short as 4.3 seconds.

In connection to this, the ongoing 2017 Detroit Auto Show showcases the GLA45 compact SUV in Yellow Night Edition. This special package comes with yellow color motif with a hint of grey over its black body paint.

Read the entire article NAIAS: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 45, CLA 45 get the AMG Performance Studio Package

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mercedes-AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Slotted between the range-topping AMG GT R coupe and the GT S, the new GT C coupe is basically the hard-top (solid roof) version of the AMG GT C Roadster – with several similarities in looks and specs.

However, the new GT C coupe is only available as special Edition 50 model.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Mercedes-AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

Slotted between the range-topping AMG GT R coupe and the GT S, the new GT C coupe is basically the hard-top (solid roof) version of the AMG GT C Roadster – with several similarities in looks and specs.

However, the new GT C coupe is only available as special Edition 50 model.

Read the entire article NAIAS: Mercedes-AMG celebrates 50th anniversary with unveiling of 2018 AMG GT C Coupe

The 2018 model year represents a mid-cycle update for the Mercedes-Benz GLA small sports utility vehicle. As a mid-cycle refresh, there will be some upgrades for both the exterior and the interior of the 2018 GLA.

These upgrades should make the GLA more appealing even though it doesn’t represent a new generation. Visitors at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) are sure to check out the debut of Mercedes-Benz’ small SUV.

Mercedes-Benz is offering a number of optional packages for the 2018 GLA. One of these is the Interior Package that features standard sports seats and the Night Package that includes 19-inch AMG wheels, black exterior mirrors, roof rails and window trim, as well as black exhaust tips and exterior accents.

The 2018 model year represents a mid-cycle update for the Mercedes-Benz GLA small sports utility vehicle. As a mid-cycle refresh, there will be some upgrades for both the exterior and the interior of the 2018 GLA.

These upgrades should make the GLA more appealing even though it doesn’t represent a new generation. Visitors at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show) are sure to check out the debut of Mercedes-Benz’ small SUV.

Mercedes-Benz is offering a number of optional packages for the 2018 GLA. One of these is the Interior Package that features standard sports seats and the Night Package that includes 19-inch AMG wheels, black exterior mirrors, roof rails and window trim, as well as black exhaust tips and exterior accents.

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Following its announcement that a mid-cycle refresh of the Mercedes-Benz GLA will be unveiled on January 9, at the upcoming 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the German premium carmaker has provided a little teaser on what is in store for us in the days to come.

Even before this teaser, there have been numerous spy photos featuring the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA. While not camouflaged, the spied 2018 Mercedes GLA has been covered with foils. This means we could only base our descriptions on the surfaces and lines of the spied compact SUV.

Basically, the spied Mercedes GLA only tells us about its overall dimensions and profile. As for the smaller details, there are very few revealed. Since the 2018 GLA is a mid-cycle update, we could expect Mercedes to implement a facelift on its compact premium SUV.

Now, Mercedes’ little teaser for the 2018 GLA only involves a lone image of the compact SUV. In particular, it shows the front end of the 2018 GLA, with some parts darkened out to blend with the black background. The teaser image was clear enough to provide us a glimpse of the changes made on the grille, the front bumper and the front fog lights. As far as the headlights are concerned, it wasn’t clear on the teaser image whether there were changes or not. However, just like the mid-cycle updates made on the Mercedes A-Class, CLA, and CLA Shooting Brake, the facelift implemented on the 2018 GLA should include minor cosmetic changes on the headlights and on the taillights.

Further exterior changes on the 2018 Mercedes GLA are expected to be minor, both on the front and the rear ends. Most likely, Mercedes will offer new wheel design options as well as new exterior color choices for the latest iteration of the GLA. As for the interior of the 2018 GLA, we could expect no major revisions, although minor tweaks are expected like the availability of the latest infotainment system, interior colors and trims as well as some cabin options. For now, we could only speculate until the German premium finally unveils the full form of the 2018 Mercedes GLA at the Detroit Auto Show in the United States.

The US-bound 2018 Mercedes GLA will be offered in three flavors: the front-wheel drive GLA250, the all-wheel drive GLA250 4Matic, and the all-wheel drive GLA45 AMG. The first two versions will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 208 hp (155 kW) of output at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm (258 lb.-ft.) of torque available between 1,200 rpm and 4,000 rpm.

The GLA250 AMG, meanwhile, will be powered by an AMG 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers 355 hp (265 kW) of output at 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm (332 lb.-ft.) of torque available between 2,250 rpm and 5,000 rpm.

Following its announcement that a mid-cycle refresh of the Mercedes-Benz GLA will be unveiled on January 9, at the upcoming 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the German premium carmaker has provided a little teaser on what is in store for us in the days to come.

Even before this teaser, there have been numerous spy photos featuring the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA. While not camouflaged, the spied 2018 Mercedes GLA has been covered with foils. This means we could only base our descriptions on the surfaces and lines of the spied compact SUV.

Basically, the spied Mercedes GLA only tells us about its overall dimensions and profile. As for the smaller details, there are very few revealed. Since the 2018 GLA is a mid-cycle update, we could expect Mercedes to implement a facelift on its compact premium SUV.

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The race for delivering street-wise autonomous vehicles is heating up as Mercedes-Benz recently received permission from the German government to conduct on-the-road tests of its experimental units.

This isn’t the first time that Mercedes-Benz was granted permission to test its autonomous vehicles. However, the latest approval involves the next generation of the carmaker’s autonomous prototypes, now installed with its newest software dubbed as Daimler Autonomous Vehicle Operating System (DAVOS). These autonomous prototypes are derived from the Mercedes-Benz V-Class (Viano) mid-size passenger van. These test vehicles are fitted with advanced Lidar sensors to allow the DAVOS software to do its work. DAVOS employs a graphic processor and deep-learning technologies to perform as expected.

With these technical specs, these new autonomous prototypes should be able to theoretically operate by themselves. However, two specially trained drivers will be on board each test car for safety reasons. By having these prototypes deployed in real-world conditions, Mercedes engineers would be able to fine-tune the DAVOS software.

These prototypes should allow Mercedes to inch closer to its goal of launching an autonomous vehicle in the near future. Mercedes has been saying it would launch a production autonomous car as soon as its self-driving technology is prepped for public use and as soon as related regulations have been put in place.

These developments come as Mercedes is getting ready to make a good presentation at the upcoming 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Its presence at CES will have a definitive impact on its new CASE corporate strategy that features four pillars: Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Service and Electric Drive.

Ola Kallenius, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, remarked that their CASE strategy will help the carmaker shape the future of mobility. He noted that their goal is to transform the car into a platform for future mobility concepts as well as into a space offering a digital experience. In line with this CASE strategy, Mercedes will be presenting its Concept EQ and Vision Van concept at the 2017 CES.

Aside from Mercedes-Benz, fellow German premium carmakers BMW and Audi are also setting their eyes towards autonomous driving. Just recently, BMW announced its plans to commence testing of autonomous vehicles in the urban environment under its new iNext project, pending regulations. In fact, BMW has opened a new facility in Unterschleissheim, Germany, that is dedicated to vehicle connectivity and automated driving.

This facility will have around 2,600 employees working to develop the autonomous iNext project. Audi, meanwhile, unveiled in December 2016 its Audi Q2 deep learning concept that features a self-learning system. The Audi Q2 deep learning concept features sensor technology that employs two mono cameras and 10 ultrasonic sensors.

The race for delivering street-wise autonomous vehicles is heating up as Mercedes-Benz recently received permission from the German government to conduct on-the-road tests of its experimental units.

This isn’t the first time that Mercedes-Benz was granted permission to test its autonomous vehicles. However, the latest approval involves the next generation of the carmaker’s autonomous prototypes, now installed with its newest software dubbed as Daimler Autonomous Vehicle Operating System (DAVOS). These autonomous prototypes are derived from the Mercedes-Benz V-Class (Viano) mid-size passenger van. These test vehicles are fitted with advanced Lidar sensors to allow the DAVOS software to do its work. DAVOS employs a graphic processor and deep-learning technologies to perform as expected.

With these technical specs, these new autonomous prototypes should be able to theoretically operate by themselves. However, two specially trained drivers will be on board each test car for safety reasons. By having these prototypes deployed in real-world conditions, Mercedes engineers would be able to fine-tune the DAVOS software.

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Second-hand or used cars are usually appreciated because of their lower prices. Some used-car buyers hit the jackpot when they chance upon a car that has been well maintained and managed – and with less than 10,000 km on the odometer sold at a low price.

However, there are used cars that even go beyond their book value simply because they were formerly owned by famous celebrities – like athletes, actors or actresses, singers, talk show hosts, local heroes or even politicians. Fans and collectors would surely line up to get such vehicles even at a price higher than their book values.

But what if that car used to ferry the current top man of the Russian Federation in his first term as the second president of the country? As the private seller (a certain Sergei Urov) claims, this GUARD Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman used to be one of the rides of current Russia President of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. And this limousine-type vehicle is being sold at mobile.de -- which tags itself as the largest online vehicle market in Germany – for a whopping $1.3 million, which could be around ten times than the normal worth of a car of this type.

To be fair, this is not your ordinary Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It is a 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard built straight from the factory. It has been stretched as long its can be, thereby providing superior cabin room, especially for its rear passengers. Its interior is splendidly fitted to match the prestige of its high-ranked passengers. The passenger cabin boasts of two pairs of luxuriously covered white seats (with armchairs) facing each other.

These pairs are divided by a white center console. Every inch of the passenger cabin is oozing with luxury and you can still imagine Putin sitting inside while being transported from one place to another as part of his presidential duties.

According to the post on mobile.de, this 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine that delivers around 290 kW (394 PS) of output paired to an automatic transmission. It was first registered in April 1995, and surprisingly, it has only logged around 25,000 km on its odometer. This means that this Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard could have already been on duty even before it was used to as transport unit for Putin.

This presidential limousine features ABS, central locking, cruise control, electric heated seats, electric windows, power assisted steering and sunroof. It seems that the Russian topped all the options for this 1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman Guard, including door power latch and the maximum level B6/B7 armored doors.

Second-hand or used cars are usually appreciated because of their lower prices. Some used-car buyers hit the jackpot when they chance upon a car that has been well maintained and managed – and with less than 10,000 km on the odometer sold at a low price.

However, there are used cars that even go beyond their book value simply because they were formerly owned by famous celebrities – like athletes, actors or actresses, singers, talk show hosts, local heroes or even politicians. Fans and collectors would surely line up to get such vehicles even at a price higher than their book values.

But what if that car used to ferry the current top man of the Russian Federation in his first term as the second president of the country? As the private seller (a certain Sergei Urov) claims, this GUARD Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman used to be one of the rides of current Russia President of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. And this limousine-type vehicle is being sold at mobile.de -- which tags itself as the largest online vehicle market in Germany – for a whopping $1.3 million, which could be around ten times than the normal worth of a car of this type.

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With the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class expected to be unveiled sometime in 2017, a lot of people are already getting thrilled and excited on how the next-gen would work and look like. This could be mainly because the current generation of the G Class has been so well-accepted and well-liked. In fact, the current generation of the G Class has been in existence since 1990 and a replacement model has yet to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. Since then, the G Class has been one of the favorite vehicles that aftermarket tuners have wanted to modify.

One of these tuners is Germany-based tuning company Mansory. This known tuner was able to create a wide body chassis program for the Mercedes-Benz G Class, making the SUV look more aggressive yet ruggedly handsome on the road and off the road. This wide body chassis program includes extensions and carbon fiber components, as complemented by dynamic alloy wheels, an elegant interior and a significant bump in performance. All of these improvements could also be fitted on the Mercedes G350, G500, G63, and G65.

So, what do we specifically get? Well, the G wide body kit from Mansory includes carbon fiber fender flares, front and rear bumper as well as door skins. Once fitted, the G wide body kit – available at a starting price of EUR18,900 excluding value added tax -- extends the serial chassis of the G Class by around 40 mm (or 20 mm on each side). For those who think that the kit isn’t good enough, they could have their G Class fitted with carbon fiber hood, roof panel and a roof spoiler. They could also choose between two or four position lights. These carbon fiber elements could be further complemented by carbon fiber rear-view mirror housing, headlight covers, door handles, and A pillar paneling.

If these are not enough, customers could have their G Class ride on large alloy wheels measuring 21 inches, 22 inches, or 23 inches. For discerning clients, Mansory is offering special 23-inch M8 double-spoke light alloy wheels with a wheel hub cover that is always horizontally aligned. These wheels could be wrapped in 305/35R23 tires.

Of course, the interior of the G Class could be customized by Mansory according to the wishes of customers. Masonry employs the finest materials in carbon and Alcantara leather to make the interior of the G Class more suitable to customers’ taste, like on its seats, dashboard, headliner and carpet fittings.

The changes are of course not complete without any revisions to the engine of the G Class. For instance, Masonry tuned the bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine in the AMG G63 to develop more power than its usual output of 563 hp (420 kW) and torque of 560 lb.-ft. (760 Nm). In particular, Masonry fitted racing elements on the V8 engine like racing engine pistons, cylinder head, connecting rod bearings, connecting rods and crankshaft. Moreover, this engine is provided with a newly designed exhaust system with double stainless-steel tailpipes. These upgrades allowed the V8 engine to deliver an output of 840 hp (618 kW) and an electronically restricted torque of 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm).

With the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class expected to be unveiled sometime in 2017, a lot of people are already getting thrilled and excited on how the next-gen would work and look like. This could be mainly because the current generation of the G Class has been so well-accepted and well-liked. In fact, the current generation of the G Class has been in existence since 1990 and a replacement model has yet to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. Since then, the G Class has been one of the favorite vehicles that aftermarket tuners have wanted to modify.

One of these tuners is Germany-based tuning company Mansory. This known tuner was able to create a wide body chassis program for the Mercedes-Benz G Class, making the SUV look more aggressive yet ruggedly handsome on the road and off the road. This wide body chassis program includes extensions and carbon fiber components, as complemented by dynamic alloy wheels, an elegant interior and a significant bump in performance. All of these improvements could also be fitted on the Mercedes G350, G500, G63, and G65.

So, what do we specifically get? Well, the G wide body kit from Mansory includes carbon fiber fender flares, front and rear bumper as well as door skins. Once fitted, the G wide body kit – available at a starting price of EUR18,900 excluding value added tax -- extends the serial chassis of the G Class by around 40 mm (or 20 mm on each side). For those who think that the kit isn’t good enough, they could have their G Class fitted with carbon fiber hood, roof panel and a roof spoiler. They could also choose between two or four position lights. These carbon fiber elements could be further complemented by carbon fiber rear-view mirror housing, headlight covers, door handles, and A pillar paneling.

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Mercedes-Benz may probably unveil a new entry-level sedan (or saloon) that would complement its current range of compact car offerings, according to a report by Autocar. The most likely launch date of this new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan could be sometime in late 2018, the same year that the German carmaker launches its new and fourth generation A Class hatchback. These are all probable as Mercedes has yet to divulge or confirm any details over these plans.

Some may question these probable plans by Mercedes-Benz, since German premium carmaker already has the Mercedes CLA Class four-door coupe, which is technically based on the A Class. However, it seems that the planned A Class sedan would be slotted between the CLA (above) and the C Class sedan (below). This indicates that the probable A Class sedan would be bigger and more spacious than the CLA – and more expensive too. This means that this A Class sedan would have dimensions exceeding the 4,630 mm length, 1,780 mm width and 1,430 mm height of the CLA. This also indicates that the planned A Class sedan would be smaller and less roomy – albeit slightly – than the C Class sedan.

According to Autocar’s report – citing “good authority” – that Mercedes’ new entry-level sedan would be made to compete directly against the offerings of rivals Audi (A3 Sedan) and BMW (1 Series Sedan for China only). This could give us a better grasp of the possible dimensions of the planned Mercedes A Class sedan. The Audi A3 Sedan measures 4,450 mm, 1,795 mm and 1,415mm while the BMW 1 Series saloon has dimensions of 4,456 mm, 1,803mm and 1,446mm (length, width and height).

Autocar says its source has confirmed that Mercedes is planning to have the A-Class saloon ride on two different wheelbases -- a standard version (all-markets except China) and a long-wheelbase variant (China-only). This is expected since Mercedes is also offering long-wheelbase versions of its C Class and E Class sedans in China. It would be underpinned by the second generation of Mercedes’ MFA platform that will underpin future models of the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA. As per Autocar’s report, the planned A Class Sedan would be engineered for both right-hand drive and left-hand driver markets.

The core of the planned A Class Sedan will be played by a wide range of engine types like four-cylinder petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrains. Power from these engines will be sent to the front wheels as standard, although a 4Matic layout would be made available. Power transmission would be handled by a range of gearbox offerings like a standard six-speed manual and optional nine-speed dual clutch automatic transmissions.

Mercedes-Benz may probably unveil a new entry-level sedan (or saloon) that would complement its current range of compact car offerings, according to a report by Autocar. The most likely launch date of this new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan could be sometime in late 2018, the same year that the German carmaker launches its new and fourth generation A Class hatchback. These are all probable as Mercedes has yet to divulge or confirm any details over these plans.

Some may question these probable plans by Mercedes-Benz, since German premium carmaker already has the Mercedes CLA Class four-door coupe, which is technically based on the A Class. However, it seems that the planned A Class sedan would be slotted between the CLA (above) and the C Class sedan (below). This indicates that the probable A Class sedan would be bigger and more spacious than the CLA – and more expensive too. This means that this A Class sedan would have dimensions exceeding the 4,630 mm length, 1,780 mm width and 1,430 mm height of the CLA. This also indicates that the planned A Class sedan would be smaller and less roomy – albeit slightly – than the C Class sedan.

According to Autocar’s report – citing “good authority” – that Mercedes’ new entry-level sedan would be made to compete directly against the offerings of rivals Audi (A3 Sedan) and BMW (1 Series Sedan for China only). This could give us a better grasp of the possible dimensions of the planned Mercedes A Class sedan. The Audi A3 Sedan measures 4,450 mm, 1,795 mm and 1,415mm while the BMW 1 Series saloon has dimensions of 4,456 mm, 1,803mm and 1,446mm (length, width and height).

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Excited British customers waiting for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe don’t have to wait anymore. The new Mercedes E Class Coupe is now available to order at Mercedes dealerships in the United Kingdom with a starting price of £40,135 on the road (OTR).

However, Mercedes’ E Class Coupe lineup in the UK doesn’t include the E 200 that is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that could generate up to 184 hp (135 kW) of output and up to 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. The base model for the UK market is the diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz E 220d Coupe.

This model is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that could provide 194 hp (143 kW) of max output and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of peak torque, allowing the Mercedes E 220d to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds. Despite such power, this diesel-powered E 220d emits only 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer and could travel up to 61.4 miles on a gallon of diesel fuel. This is the model that features a base price of £40,135 OTR.

Of course, this diesel engine is not the only source of power for the 2018 Mercedes E Class Coupe. Two petrol models are also available: the E 300 and the more powerful E 400 4MATIC. The base petrol model is the Mercedes E 300 coupe, which is powered by the same engine as the E 200 but with more power. This engine could generate 245 hp (180 kW) of max output and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of peak torque, allowing the E 300 to accelerate from nil to 62 mph in 6.4 seconds, while having a fuel economy rating of 40.4 mpg and carbon dioxide emissions level of 160 g/km. The E 300 is available from a starting price of £41,025 OTR.

Meanwhile, the core of the top-of-the-range E400 4MATIC is a powerful bi-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine hat is essentially a detuned version of the powerplant found in the AMG 43 units. This V6 engine could develop up to 333 hp (245 kW) of output and up to 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, enabling the E400 4MATIC to dash from standstill to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds. It returns 33.6 miles per gallon and emits 189 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The E 400 4MATIC has a starting price of £50,775 OTR.

Customers could avail of the AMG Line trim which includes split folding rear seats, steering wheel-mounted touch-pads, Artico and Dinamica upholstery and heated front seats as well as LED headlights and tail lights, 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels and parking pilot including parking sensors. A reversing camera and belt feeder are also provided as well as Magic Vision Control, ambient lighting (64-color choice) and sports exhaust system (E 300 only). AMG Line also includes an 8.4-inch infotainment screen with Garmin navigation system as well as Active Brake Assist.

For those who wanted more, they could avail of optional equipment lines, a Lane Tracking package, a Driving Assistance package, the Air Body Control air suspension and Remote Parking Pilot.

Excited British customers waiting for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe don’t have to wait anymore. The new Mercedes E Class Coupe is now available to order at Mercedes dealerships in the United Kingdom with a starting price of £40,135 on the road (OTR).

However, Mercedes’ E Class Coupe lineup in the UK doesn’t include the E 200 that is powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that could generate up to 184 hp (135 kW) of output and up to 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. The base model for the UK market is the diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz E 220d Coupe.

This model is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that could provide 194 hp (143 kW) of max output and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of peak torque, allowing the Mercedes E 220d to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds. Despite such power, this diesel-powered E 220d emits only 119 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer and could travel up to 61.4 miles on a gallon of diesel fuel. This is the model that features a base price of £40,135 OTR.

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Though Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the new generation of the G-Class, there have been a number of photos going around showing what it could look like.

However it appears that a photo is now making rounds which give us a first look at this latest offering that appears to have a long wheelbase. This means that when compared to the current version, the new generation will have a stretched out look. In addition to having a longer wheelbase, the new chassis fitted to it is lower by around 440 lbs. (200 kg), making it lighter compared to the present version. It is also wider by 4 in. (10 cm).

The test mule shows that on the front end, many of the features continue to follow what have been previously seen. One minor change though appears to be the use of a single-bar grille rather that the open design or the three-slat version already revealed. Still, the long wheelbase means that there is a high possibility that the back will offer additional room. This is assuming of course that no spare wheel is placed on this end. No other details have been revealed as the way the brand managed to cover this test mule is more than effective. It made it difficult to see if any changes have been made on the tail.

In terms of power, there remains to be no word on what will be equipped under the hood. However there is the likelihood that it will have the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine, the same one in the regular sized G63. Actual output would depend on the tuning but it can reach 603 hp (450 kW) which is what the E63 currently delivers.

According to the brand, the G-Class may make its official debut during the latter part of 2017. However, as images of the long-wheelbase version have been seen, it is likely that development may start soon. For those who want the larger G-Class, the earliest it could arrive would be during 2018.

New colors for the leather will be offered as well for the interior like mocha brown, saddle brown, silk beige, and deep-sea blue. Mercedes-Benz had also announced that the Night package will be offered as a designo option. With this, the roof, fender flares, mirror housings, and bumper will be painted in obsidian black metallic. For the other features, there are the tinted red windows and the black rub strip inlays. Meanwhile the light-alloy wheels show that they have a black finish.

For those who have the G 63 and G 65, Mercedes-Benz will allow customers to avail of the DINAMICA Interior package. The package includes DINAMICA upholstery on almost all parts of the interior. Its microfiber sport steering wheel will have the DINAMICA/nappa leather in black.

Though Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the new generation of the G-Class, there have been a number of photos going around showing what it could look like.

However it appears that a photo is now making rounds which give us a first look at this latest offering that appears to have a long wheelbase. This means that when compared to the current version, the new generation will have a stretched out look. In addition to having a longer wheelbase, the new chassis fitted to it is lower by around 440 lbs. (200 kg), making it lighter compared to the present version. It is also wider by 4 in. (10 cm).

The test mule shows that on the front end, many of the features continue to follow what have been previously seen. One minor change though appears to be the use of a single-bar grille rather that the open design or the three-slat version already revealed. Still, the long wheelbase means that there is a high possibility that the back will offer additional room. This is assuming of course that no spare wheel is placed on this end. No other details have been revealed as the way the brand managed to cover this test mule is more than effective. It made it difficult to see if any changes have been made on the tail.

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Mercedes-Benz will be officially unveiling the Night Edition of its S-Class Coupe this coming January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Currently, the S-Class Coupe is on a level all on its own given the refined athleticism, the stylish design, and the various exclusive equipment inside. This allows the S-Class Coupe to have the proportions similar to the Gran Turismo but with advanced technology and contemporary luxury.

For the Night Edition, one exclusive feature can be seen on the interior, particularly the AMG sports steering wheel. In addition to being wrapped in nappa leather, the steering wheel is where the Night Edition badge has been engraved. In order to make this new feature fit, the upholstery is available in nappa leather, leather, or even AMG nappa leather, in a black/black combination. Other combinations are also available like the Bengal red/black, saddle brown/black, or the crystal grey/black. There will also be the option to have the high-gloss poplar wood trim in black. The goal of all of these is to highlight the unique personality of the vehicle.

On the outside, there are a number of details as well that make this Night Edition distinct. A good example is how unique the radiator grille is given that it has a high-gloss single louvre in black. Then there are the AMG light-alloy multi-spoke 20-inch wheels which are not only in black but come with a high-sheen rim flange. Painted in high gloss black as well are the inserts that are in the side sill panels and the exterior mirror housings.

While the AMG bodystyling for both the front apron and the rear apron is standard, the front wings will have the Night Edition badge on it. Standard as well is the illuminated door sills that will have the brand’s lettering. Mercedes-Benz is giving customers the choice to have the paintwork come in selenite grey mango. Made available as well is the matt paint finish, coming out of the designo manufaktur lineup, and has that special-effect high-quality pigments.

Under the Night Edition, the brand will be offering three choices for the engine. The first is the S 400 4MATIC Coupé (3.0-liter V6) with output of 270 kW and peak torque of 500 Nm. This allows for acceleration from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds with maximum speed of 250 km/h. For both the S 500 Coupé (4.6-liter V8) and the S 500 4MATIC Coupé, output is at 335 kW with top torque at 700 Nm. While the two has the same maximum speed as the first engine, acceleration is better with 0 to 100 km/h possible in 4.6 seconds.

Orders for the two-door Night Edition will be accepted starting January 9, 2017. This version is expected to be part of the European market by April 2017 with the U.S. market to follow by August 2017.

Mercedes-Benz will be officially unveiling the Night Edition of its S-Class Coupe this coming January 2017 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Currently, the S-Class Coupe is on a level all on its own given the refined athleticism, the stylish design, and the various exclusive equipment inside. This allows the S-Class Coupe to have the proportions similar to the Gran Turismo but with advanced technology and contemporary luxury.

For the Night Edition, one exclusive feature can be seen on the interior, particularly the AMG sports steering wheel. In addition to being wrapped in nappa leather, the steering wheel is where the Night Edition badge has been engraved. In order to make this new feature fit, the upholstery is available in nappa leather, leather, or even AMG nappa leather, in a black/black combination. Other combinations are also available like the Bengal red/black, saddle brown/black, or the crystal grey/black. There will also be the option to have the high-gloss poplar wood trim in black. The goal of all of these is to highlight the unique personality of the vehicle.

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The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL is reportedly to share the same platform with an Mercedes-AMG GT. Not exactly the one you’ve seen on the photos that have previously surfaced on the Internet. Speculations developed after a supposedly shorter SL Coupe was caught being tested at the Green Hell several weeks ago. But recent reports suggest otherwise.

Autocar says that Mercedes-Benz is now considering an AMG GT platform and will likely come with four types of engines. It is also believed that the SL65 and SL600’s V12 engines may no longer be included in their options. This is probably because of the stricter guidelines with regard to emissions.

Instead, there’s going to be a choice between the E63’s 603hp 5.5 litre V8 twin turbocharger, a couple of turbocharged 6-cylinders with either 450hp or 402 hp and a 470hp 4.0 litre V8.

As reported, the 7th gen SL currently being developed under AMG would be just like the recently launched GT Roadster. But due to its aluminium body frame and carbon fibre torque tube, the upcoming roadster would be so much lighter as compared with the on-going R231 model.

The significant amount of weight reduced will surely improve its performance and fuel economy. Reports also say that there’s a chance that the 2019 SL and GT Roadster will have the same double wishbone suspension. Although it will be slightly modified to better adapt to the SL’s usual setup. A grand tourer-style air suspension is very likely to come as well but is yet to be confirmed.

Moreover, instead of giving it the R232 product code, the new SL is believed to bear the R233 codename. If this were true, then we can only expect the 2019 SL to be very different from the current model. This includes the hard top roof being replaced by soft top fabric cover. A coupe body style is likely being considered to go along with the new roadster. But Mercedes-Benz hasn’t confirmed anything whether or not a fixed metal roof is already on the line.

If ever, it would be the first time that both soft and hard top cover will be offered on the segment. Overall, Mercedes-Benz is obviously running a more cost efficient approach for using AMG-GT’s hardware platform. With that being the case, it would be simpler for them to develop the new SL model in time for 2019. The increased level of production will provide more choices of variants, which could possibly include a Black Series

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL is reportedly to share the same platform with an Mercedes-AMG GT. Not exactly the one you’ve seen on the photos that have previously surfaced on the Internet. Speculations developed after a supposedly shorter SL Coupe was caught being tested at the Green Hell several weeks ago. But recent reports suggest otherwise.

Autocar says that Mercedes-Benz is now considering an AMG GT platform and will likely come with four types of engines. It is also believed that the SL65 and SL600’s V12 engines may no longer be included in their options. This is probably because of the stricter guidelines with regard to emissions.

Instead, there’s going to be a choice between the E63’s 603hp 5.5 litre V8 twin turbocharger, a couple of turbocharged 6-cylinders with either 450hp or 402 hp and a 470hp 4.0 litre V8.

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After introducing its most intelligent sedan and wagon, Mercedes-Benz once again welcomes a new member of the E-Class family. Armed with state of the art technology, the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe also features both the aesthetic and classic appeal of a grand tourer.

Mercedes has equipped its suspensions with selective damping to ensure a more agile and sportier driving feel. That is of course aside from its powerful engine. Just like its siblings, the Coupe comes with the latest driver assistance systems, smartphone integration and a widescreen cockpit.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber likewise said in statement how the new E-Class Coupe combines the most advanced engineering, “agile sportiness” and modern luxury. He believes it has the “spirit” and “personality” that appeal to both mind and heart on the same level.

With all the comforts now in place, Mercedes-Benz takes a step further by bringing the Concierge Service within the Coupe’s amenities. For those already with “mbrace Secure” and “mbrace Connect” services, customers can continue to enjoy personalized assistance for navigation, bookings, reservations as well as information on sporting events, cultural events and tourist spots. To access these outstanding features, customers only need to register and subscribe to mbrace service. The Concierge can be contacted via Mercedes me app or through the vehicle’s iCall button.

Because the new Coupe is part of Mercedes Benz’s E-Class family, the latest iteration comes with more intelligent features than ever before. The standard Active Brake Assist for example can alert the driver of an impending collision. This in turn helps with emergency braking or if the situation requires, it may also employ the use of brakes autonomously.

Other exceptional features include Drive Pilot system for semi-autonomous driving and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC system for pre-programmed distance and speed limit. The E-Class Coupe also comes with other optional upgrades such as high resolution LED Intelligent lighting system with illuminating effects, automatic high beam, and 72 individually activated high-performance LEDs for the headlights.

The Magic Vision Control comes as standard for Mercedes’ 4MATIC E400 Coupe. This intelligent technology efficiently cleans up the windscreen and is complete with wiper blades with integrated water feed line. The wiper blade truly works like magic since there is no water surge whatsoever when it is sprayed on the windshield. The blades also keep warm to block ice and snow from sticking on the surface during winter.

Mercedes unveiled its first “sporty coupe” back in 1968 that goes by the name “Stroke Eight” and was later on followed by the CLK series. Of course, the newer versions of the sport coupe come with a better design and performance --- just like this new Coupe.

The all-new 2018 E-Class Coupe will be officially launched in January at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is expected to go on sale by summer of next year. Watch out for it!

After introducing its most intelligent sedan and wagon, Mercedes-Benz once again welcomes a new member of the E-Class family. Armed with state of the art technology, the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe also features both the aesthetic and classic appeal of a grand tourer.

Mercedes has equipped its suspensions with selective damping to ensure a more agile and sportier driving feel. That is of course aside from its powerful engine. Just like its siblings, the Coupe comes with the latest driver assistance systems, smartphone integration and a widescreen cockpit.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber likewise said in statement how the new E-Class Coupe combines the most advanced engineering, “agile sportiness” and modern luxury. He believes it has the “spirit” and “personality” that appeal to both mind and heart on the same level.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe is roomier, offers more tech features
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