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Reporting for duty. It’s been a year since the Victoria Police was loaned a new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. In those 12 months, the coupe served as the law enforcers’ reliable highway patrol car. Just when the time has arrived to surrender the car back to Mercedes-Benz Australia, a new replacement quickly took its place.
Clad in police livery with a matching name as the Guardian V2, the new patrol car is none other than the Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan. The 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine under its hood is more than enough to fulfill its role as an everyday highway patroller.
Paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the E43 boasts an output of 396 hp (295kW) and 384 lb-ft (520Nm) of torque. When chasing cars at high speeds, the AMG specified E43 police car has enough muscle to dash the highways from 0-62 miles (100/kph) per hour in under 4.6 seconds before topping off at 155 mph (250kph).Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG E43 Sedan is the newest Aussie Highway Patrol Car
In the last few years, the advent of compact sedans and crossovers has become quite overwhelming. Even two of the major manufacturers that “started it all” have to admit that there is not enough space left in their lineup.
Mercedes-Benz and BMW have finally realized that their coupes and cabrios are quite too many. This made them come onto a decision to get rid of some of their models in the near future. In a separate interview with Car & Driver, both Mercedes-Benz and BMW admitted that a great deal of their convertibles and coupes are becoming endangered with newer, more in-demand body styles.
Ian Robertson, BMW’s head for Sales and Marketing, explained that though the company may still have the upcoming X7 and X2 along with a few more models, BMW has also decided that they will be removing some body styles in the coming years. The segment, he said is “rather full”.Read the entire article BMW and Mercedes-Benz will narrow down their special segment models such as coupes, cabrios
No, Mercedes-AMG didn’t take the veil off its new hypercar -- the Mercedes-AMG Project One – at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It might because there are still some details or specs of the AMG Project One that need to be taken care of. Perhaps, Mercedes-Benz thinks it would be best to unveil its new ultimate creation at an event closer at home – the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Mercedes-AMG is set to unveil the Formula One-powered AMG Project One road-going car in its near-complete form at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary celebration. However, that didn’t prevent AMG from providing more details about the Project One at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
In September 2016, Mercedes-AMG did confirm that a hypercar was under development, with a power output that could reach four digits. This means that the Project One hypercar – known then through an internal codename of R50 – would have an engine that could develop at least 1,000 horsepower, which is basically the same power level of the AMG’s championship-winning W07 racer in qualifying mode at Formula. In fact, Formula One was more than just an inspiration for AMG, since the engine that will become as the core of the AMG Project One is a powered-down version of the technology used in its W07 Hybrid race car.Read the entire article F1 engine in Mercedes-AMG Project One will have a rev limit of 11,000 rpm
Following its global debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (2017 Detroit Auto Show) in January and its European unveiling at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show this month, the new Mercedes-Benz is now finally available to order, at least in its home market Germany. In fact, interested clients could now go Mercedes’ Web site and configure their own E Class according to their tastes and preferences.
As to how much the new Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe would cost, the German premium carmaker has already provided a cheat list on the starting prices on each of the four models available at launch: the E200, the E220d, the E300, and the E400 4Matic. For those who have made their orders, they could expect to take deliveries of the latest iteration of the E Class Coupe as early as spring 2017.
The entry-level E200 derives its power from a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that could deliver up to 184 hp (135 kW) of output and up to 221 lb.-ft. (300 Nm) of torque. This amount of power is enough to send the Mercedes E200 Coupe sprinting from nil to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and achieving a top speed of 240 km/h. The Mercedes E200 Coupe is available in Germany at a starting price of EUR49,051.80 (including VAT).Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class Coupe priced from 49,051 euros in Germany
Brabus is now showing off its impressive vehicle lineup at the ongoing motor show in Switzerland. The German tuning brand has offered its own take on a Maserati Levante, a Mercedes-Benz V-Class, a Smart Fortwo and Mercedes’ fancy G-Wagon.
The Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² is unmistakably hardcore but Brabus certainly knows how to make it even more radical. Currently attracting crowds at its premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Brabus takes the center stage with its new 550 Adventure 4x4².
The radical-looking off-roader is made even more sinister, thanks to Brabus’ aftermarket body kit. This highly modified truck now comes with a more extreme bumper guard at the front, a new hood scoop, a more aggressive underride guard, additional lighting plus a newly installed winch for emergency.Read the entire article Brabus launches extreme 550 Adventure 4x4² at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Brabus will be hitting this week’s most happening auto show with a powerful 641bhp C63 Cabrio. The after-market tuning company has earned its reputation in the industry for having tuned Mercedes-Benz cars for four decades. Its latest project, the new Brabus 650 Cabrio, is based on the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet.
The drop-top 650 Cabrio receives a powerful boost of up to 138 hp –resulting in its highly impressive 650 horsepower and 604 pound feet of torque. Brabus modified its standard 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine so it can accelerate from 0- 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 200 miles per hour. The conversion consists of Brabus PowerXtra B40S and 2 turbochargers with larger compressor just to name a few.
Normally, a standard Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabriolet comes with 502 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The hefty amount of powerful boost wouldn’t be possible if not for the recalibrated electronics and new turbochargers fitted under its hood. To do this, Brabus replaced the factory specified AMG turbocharger with its own turbo charger units. The tuning house has also upgraded the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Cabriolet’s ECU and got rid of the 155 mph limiter to allow its 650 hp run up to 200 miles per hour at top speed.Read the entire article 2017 Geneva Motor Show: Brabus does the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabrio
Have you always wanted to have an open-air experience while driving the Mercedes-Benz E-Class? There isn’t long to wait as the new 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet will be arriving at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The convertible version of the 2018 Mercedes E-Class is basically the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe with its roof chopped off. Add some modifications, including the compartment storage for the soft top and we now have the 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet.
On the other hand, Mercedes will be launching a special edition of the E-Class Cabriolet that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mercedes 300 CE-24 Cabriolet – the first Cabriolet in the E-Class family.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet unveiled prior to 2017 Geneva Motor Show
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
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 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
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
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