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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift is now available in Germany for as low as EUR88,446.75

Have you been wondering how much you have to produce to acquire a 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift? Wonder no more, as Mercedes-Benz has already divulged the pricing – at least in Germany -- of the latest iteration of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which underwent a mid-cycle facelift for the 2018 model year.

Mercedes-Benz has now opened its order books for the new 2018 S-Class. Interested customers could choose from four versions: S350d, S400d, S560, and S63. All of these versions are 4Matic models, which mean that they are all-wheel drive premium vehicles.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2018 S-Class Facelift could be purchased for a little as EUR88,446.75 in Germany, and that goes for the Mercedes-Benz S 350 d 4Matic, which is powered by a 2,925-cc inline-six diesel engine that develops 286 hp (210 kW) of max output and 600 Nm of peak torque. For those who wanted to avail of the long-wheelbase version, they need to cough out EUR91,719.25. All are recommended retail prices in Germany and include 19-percent VAT.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift is now available in Germany for as low as EUR88,446.75

Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan to downsize engines, will use 1.2- and 1.4-liter powerplants

You guys are probably aware of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan. Knowing this, you would expect that both companies will come up with something impressive. Sources say that the partnership has been working on some new gasoline four-cylinder engines. However, rather than developing a more powerful engine, they seem to have come up with 1.2- and 1.4-liter engines instead. Why small engines, you might want to ask?

The reason behind the downsizing is because the German company aims to lower emissions while increasing the efficiency of the new engines. The new 1.2- and 1.4-liter units will benefit from direct injection, and will be a standard in the next generation base variants of the A-Class and B-Class lineups, according to reports from Autocar. There are currently eight cars lined up for Mercedes’ compact models for 2018 including: the A-Class hatchback, A-Class Sedan, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, B-Class, GLA, a rumoured GLB, and an unknown model that has yet to be announced by the company.

The new four-cylinder units, which currently go under the codename M282, are being engineered exclusively for transverse applications. Therefore, these engines will not be available for use in larger Mercedes-Benz models. These new units will be joined by an updated version of the “M274” which will soon be given a codename that is “M260”. The M260 will be bigger and is going to be available in two versions: 1.6- and 2.0-liter units.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan to downsize engines, will use 1.2- and 1.4-liter powerplants

Tuner RevoZport rolls out RZG-700 performance package for G63 and G65 AMG

Nowadays, there has been a surge of modified Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons, and we are happy with all that. Only recently, the German automaker powerhouse revealed its 2 deluxe, limited editions for the G63 and G65 SUVs. However, if they are not your cup of tea then tuner RevoZport got you covered, as they are now offering their latest upgrade package that makes the squared shape SUV even more daring. The G63 and G65 are not exactly innocent looking from the start but now RevoZport has raised their intimidating features to exciting heights.

This menace vehicle has an astounding 1,995 mm width, making it as wide as the humongous G500 4x4 Squared. Among the modified features are the brawny wheel arches that stretch the sides by about 70 mm. Due to its broadness, wider wheels can be put in by G-Wagon. Customers may also opt for a portal system that can snugly fit the G63 or G65 with wheels of the G500 4x4. If you are a big fan of the carbon fiber finish, then you would like this part. A set of striking carbon fiber vents take up most of the hood.

It also serves another purpose- the designs fuse a smart "water trap" system that makes sure water doesn't enter the engine area. Other exterior upgrades include a noticeable front splitter with unified LED daytime running lights, carbon mirror caps, roof spoiler and a carbon spare wheel cover. The carbon fibre feature doesn’t stop there, as the interior of the G63 and G65 RevoZport has been enclosed with extensive carbon fibre.

Read the entire article Tuner RevoZport rolls out RZG-700 performance package for G63 and G65 AMG

Daimler chairman takes selfie with camouflaged Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz really does love to tease, and now, we know why. It is because the top honcho of parent Daimler AG, chairman Dieter Zetsche, loves to do so. In fact, Zetsche was recently featured on a post at Daimler’s LinkedIn business network account, taking a selfie with a camouflaged version of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Yes, the 2018 Mercedes A-Class is finally coming and it is now being test-driven – as well as teased -- by Zetsche himself.

Teasing a new product isn’t actually the main part of Zetche’s job at Daimler. However, he can do as he pleases. Nonetheless, as Daimler’s chairman noted, it is part of his job to test drive new products like the next generation of the A Class. It is his job to make sure that a new model is good enough to pass the careful eyes of the company’s management team, and is ready for series production.

Confirming that the car that he was taking a picture with is the 2018 A-Class in a camouflaged form, Zetsche said in a LinkedIn post that Mercedes will be taking the wraps off the camouflaged A-Class in 2018. He called the new A-Class as special since it is a symbol of the rejuvenation of the Mercedes brand, which started when it introduced the current generation in 2012. He noted that since 2012, Mercedes has sold more than two million units of the A-Class.

Read the entire article Daimler chairman takes selfie with camouflaged Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Remember the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet that made its debut back in November 2016 at Los Angeles Auto Show? Yup, that’s the upscale version of the already luxurious S65. A few years ago, Daimler revived the Maybach nameplate to do a collaboration with Mercedes’ S-Class Sedan. The result was an extra-long super high-end sedan, looking all muscular, but at the same time, sensual.

Ever since then, Mercedes and Maybach have launched a couple of special edition vehicles, including the limited edition G650 Landaulet, where only 99 units were built. Alongside that was the S650 Cabriolet that is limited to 300 units.

It seems like the 300 units they were planning to build have already been built. Images online show dozens of the Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet parked outside the Brabus headquarters in Bottrop. These images were posted on a German website Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog. And sources say that these beauties, painted in ivory, were made by the three-pointed star logo, and the 621 horsepower cabriolets are being upgraded by Brabus to their necessary specifications.

Read the entire article Spotted: Numerous Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet lined up outside Brabus factory

It appears that the Dieselgate scandal masterminded and perpetrated by Volkswagen AG isn’t limited with company, but also has affected, albeit indirectly, its fellow carmakers from Germany. In fact, automotive customers in the United States might not be able to buy new diesel models from German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz (2017 model year).

Mercedes-Benz’ parent Daimler AG disclosed that it had dropped plans to have Mercedes’ diesel cars and engines certified in the US. Sans any certification, Mercedes-Benz cannot sell its diesel-powered 2017 premium vehicles in the country. Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran told Automotive News that the company is putting on hold the certification process for its diesel passenger cars in the US, as part of a review of the carmaker’s portfolio offerings.

Mercedes-Benz hasn’t decided if it would totally exit from the American passenger diesel market, even though it would not be selling 2017 models in the region. However, given the current situation, an exodus from the American passenger diesel market in the future by Mercedes-Benz won’t be a surprise.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz drops plans to sell 2017 diesel models in the United States

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe isn’t your ordinary two-door car. Aside from its dynamic yet elegant looks, the AMG C63 Coupe is also a menace in terms of performance – worthy of the AMG branding. This is why the AMG C63 Coupe is a favorite among auto tuners. Now, German tuning specialist Prior Design has made the AMG C63 Coupe more potent, thanks to its new aero body kit.

Compared to an ordinary Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the AMG C63 Coupe was designed as a true performer, with an aggressive appearance to match. In fact, the AMG C63 Coupe shares no body panel with a regular C-Class, except for the roof panel. Featuring an already low and wide stance, large air intakes and aggressively flared wheel arches, AMG C63 Coupe is a luxury car that should earn your utmost attention on the road. However, Prior Design believes that what AMG has done isn’t enough, so it has come up with an aero kit that should make the AMG C63 Coupe look meaner.

Dubbed as the PD65CC Widebody Aerodynamic Kit (W205), this package greatly enhances not only the sporty looks of the AMG C63 Coupe, but also improves the luxury performance car’s aerodynamic capabilities. The PD65CC WB aero kit includes a C-Class-specific front bumper as well as front spoiler or splitter. This front bumper features modified and larger air intakes. The aero kit also includes a new bonnet that lends the AMG C63 Coupe a sportier look, even meaner than the C63 Black Series.

Read the entire article Prior Design’s aero kit lends greater levels of aggressiveness to the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

If you fancy owning any automaker's limited edition releases then the Land of the Rising Sun is the place to be. Following the anticipated release of the CLA 180 donned in a Star Wars theme, Mercedes-Benz is back at it again with another limited edition in a more appealing AMG guise. The German automaker will be releasing a one of a kind G63 AMG 50th Anniversary Edition to celebrate Mercedes-AMG's 50 years in the automotive biz. However, Mercedes G63 will only be limited to Japan.

The 50th Anniversary Edition G63 will have only 50 units, and will be painted in Mauritius metallic paint that will give an even more premium look to the G63. The roof, fenders, contrast, mirrors and even the side trim will have the classy gloss black finish. To match the shadow look, a set of 20 inch AMG five spoke wheels is also fitted. Red callipers are also attached behind the black wheels that show off the large brakes.

Not to be left behind when it comes to swanky designs, Mercedes created an interior that boasts of high class Designo leather with diamond stitching. The interior of the G56 is also offered in 4 2-tone shades. In particular, 24 units will be produced in Porcelain white, 15 will have a black interior, 6 boasting of a Mocha Brown interior, and the last 5 will have a Saddle Brown toned interior. 3 of them will be bearing black leather for a 2-tone design. For a sporty look, an AMG Carbon Fiber trim package will seal the deal.

Read the entire article Japan-exclusive Mercedes-AMG G63 to be released for 50th anniversary

Bulletproof cars and trucks are found in all parts of the world for safety purposes. However, adding a bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, Kevlar and other protective equipment is no easy task as these can add weight to the already heavy vehicle. But this is the specialty of Russian tuner Topcar Design, which guarantees to modify your vehicle to make it more badass. Take the newly modified Mercedes-Benz GLE Guard for example, a sophisticated vehicle that is now a prime example of a vehicle that you don’t want to mess with. And the best feature of this beast? Its classy all-white interior.

TopCar Design is a luxury car tuning company that was founded in Moscow around 2004, and is considered as one of the pioneer Russian tuning companies. Now TopCar has established its trademark around the world with 14 official dealers around the world. It specializes on aerodynamic packages for the likes of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, but can also modify other premium brand vehicles.

And if you are needing to transform your beloved Mercedes-Benz into an armoured vehicle, then TopCar Design is up for the task. It will mean more bang for your buck as you can acquire both safety as well as a design upgrade, with the premium all white leather interior and impenetrable windows. The Russian Tuner is also willing to install a one of a kind wood, crocodile leather and even astonishing 24K gold trimmings if you want a more premium feel and if you prefer to hang out longer in that car and feel secure with its protective elements and bulletproof glass, so no worries.

Read the entire article TopCar creates all-white interior on armoured Mercedes-Benz GLE Guard

Not a few customers preferring a more carefree driving spirit usually have some trouble accessing upscale luxurious models simply because they aren’t cheap to begin with. Now, Mercedes-Benz has made it easier for these customers in the United Kingdom to avail of its open-top offerings with the new Mercedes-Benz SLC 180.

As disclosed by the German premium carmaker, the new Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 hard-top cabrio is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine that is able to deliver up to 156 hp (116 kW) of output and up to 250 Nm (184 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. This engine is powerful enough to allow Mercedes’ smallest convertible to sprint from standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 7.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). This amount of power output and torque is sent to the wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, the new Mercedes SLC 180 could be fitted with the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission, which is optionally available for an extra £1,600.

This turbocharged 1.6-liter mill is efficient enough to be able to achieve 48.7 miles per gallon of petrol (combined) while emitting 134 grams of carbon dioxide per km.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz SLC 180 is highly affordable in UK with its starting price of £32,039

Mercedes-Benz has never been this pleased with its front-wheel drive models. After all, the German premium carmaker’s front-wheel drive models have been posting excellent sales. It seems Mercedes can’t hold its intentions any further as it is already planning to expand its front-wheel drive lineup by three more models, from the current five to eight new premium vehicles.

This comes after Ola Kallenius, chief of the Mercedes-Benz brand, disclosed to Car and Driver that the next generation of the premium carmaker’s front-wheel drive platform will underpin eight new models. The second generation of the platform – the Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture 2 or MFA2 – is expected to be stiffer and lighter than the first generation, thanks to a more extensive use of high-strength steel.

Just like the first-generation Modular Front-wheel-drive Architecture (MFA), MFA2 will not only accommodate front-wheel drive layouts but will also cover all-wheel drive configurations as well. However, the new MFA2 platform would be more flexible, as it allows for more variations in wheelbase and track widths – the reason why it could underpin eight new Mercedes-Benz models.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz will offer eight new models from its new front-wheel drive platform

For its sleek yet subtle package combined with luxury and performance, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe is a car that needs no introduction. Fostla however thinks that there is a much better way to step out and make an entirely new statement. Something bold that is. In this regard, the German car tuner has not only covered the luxury two-door coupe in bright Matte Chrome Orange but also raised the engine output from 577hp (430kW) to 730hp (544kW).

The bright orange body wrap is a combination of metallic and matte finish that produces a certain shimmer while under the sun. To add more oomph to this eye popping color, Fostla has dressed up the AMG S63 with the Prior Design’s wide body kit while a new set of 15-spoke wheels in an anthracite finish bring out the coupe’s more menacing look.

Prior Design is notoriously known for its wide body kits which includes custom side skirts, side sills, fenders, bumpers, spoilers and so on. The new wheel set on the other hand consists of a lowering module and is also the secret to this Mercedes’ more aggressive stance.

Read the entire article Get your daily dose of the sun with the Orange Matte 740 hp Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe by Fostla

In time for the official market launch of the new generation E63 and E63 S models, pricing for Mercedes-AMG’s E63 Estate Edition 1 has also been announced in Germany. Let’s just say the equivalent price in US dollars comes at approximately $152,575.

For starters, the standard E63 wagon boasts a 0-62 acceleration under 3.6 seconds and a top speed reaching 155mph (250 kilometers per hour). With 571hp (420kW) and 553 lb-ft (750Nm) of torque under the hood, the entry level variant can be had for the price of 112,907 euros. Clearly there’s nothing “ordinary” about its performance.

Next, the E63 S comes with a starting price of € 124,688. With its mightier engine, the Mercedes E63 S can deliver a much more powerful 612hp (450kW) and 627 lb-ft (850Nm) torque than the standard version. Even more impressive is the output that has enough punch to push the vehicle by tenth of a second before topping off at 155mph (250kph).

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate Edition 1 comes with record-breaking price of 139,980 euros

Mansory is one of the aftermarket tuners that could turn a vehicle into an extreme creation. Its makeovers usually don’t only entail dramatic visual modifications but also include performance tweaks. Now, a Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 had such honor to receive one of Mansory’s extreme makeovers, and it looks menacingly splendid.

The Mercedes-AMG GLS63 is easily the S Class of the SUV world. In terms of power, luxury, spaciousness and even technology, the GLS63 could be considered as a dominant model. This is primarily why the GLS 63 premium performance SUV is one of the favorite vehicles that aftermarket tuners like to tweak. Brabus has already released its own turned version of the AMG GLS 63, the Brabus 850 XL. Now, it is Mansory’s turn to showcase its own interpretation of the AMG GLS 63.

Compared to the guise of a typical AMG GLS 63, the appearance of Mansory’s version simply looks more dominant and aggressive. Its more menacing looks aren’t just because of its dark finish, but also thanks to its wider body. Mansory widened the body of the AMG GLS 63 by 25 mm on the front and 40 mm on the rear. Moreover, the side skirts of this tweaked AMG GLS 63 were designed to lend the SUV lower yet more stretched looks.

Read the entire article Mansory reveals dark yet more powerful version of Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

Been thinking of getting yourself a 2017 Mercedes-AMG G63 or 65? If you have, then maybe you would like to get something more special. The company just revealed two new versions of the said models. The Exclusive Edition will cost you around $177,978 (€163,125) for the G63 and $314,100 (€287,658) for the G65. The latter is currently the second most expensive Mercedes out there. It follows the G650 Landaulet (with a hefty price tag of around $527,400 or €500,000).

The Exclusive Edition is nearly €12,000 more expensive than the base model. So what comes with the extra twelve grand?

The off-road truck comes with stainless steel underguard and AMG-branded side strips. Aside from that, the company will provide buyers with a spare wheel cover that comes in the same colour as the truck, and aluminum rub strip inserts. Of course, they’ll top this off with a fancy set of 21-inch 5-twin-spoke ceramic-polished wheels. If buyers aren’t into that, they can instead get a set of 21-inch wheels in black finish with high-sheen rim flanges and side rib strips accented with carbon fiber (for the same price, I believe). The Exclusive Edition only offers one new special colour that is the matte AMG Monza Grey Magno, but the regular colours are available too.

Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-Benz G63 and G65 Exclusive Edition make their debut

The company with the three-pointed star logo a.k.a. Mercedes-Benz currently has the GLA and the GLC out in the market. But if customers are still not satisfied with both models, or find the GLA too cramped or the GLC too pricey, then don’t you worry. Car and Driver has received information from Stuttgart saying that there will be another model that will join these two tentatively called the “GLB”. Rumours say that this mini G-Class is supposed to be a middle version of the GLA and the GLC.

More sources say that the GLB will combine styling cues inspired by military vehicle design with a more contemporary touch. Optional styling packages will be available for customers to choose from as well. The GLB measures 4600mm in length, that is 180mm longer that the new generation GLA. The SUV will probably go on sale in 2019 with a starting price of £32,000.

Since Mercedes is adding more models to the A- and B-Class families, we all know that the company aims to strengthen its compact model portfolio. Just recently at the Auto Shanghai, they unveiled a concept car that is an A-Class Sedan, which was said to be produced and sold in the United States according to sources. It is launched alongside the next generation CLA that is supposed to get its new look from the four-door AMG GT that has not been released yet. Another version of the A-Class Sedan, with a long wheelbase will also be available in China as rear legroom continues to be an issue for them.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz has plans to release the GLB SUV in the United States

In the automotive industry, most brands will do what they can to expand their offerings to be present in every potential niche there is. The goal is clearly to increase the customer base. Mercedes-Benz is doing this much like its rivals like Audi and BMW. The problem is that entering new markets does not always mean that current models get to stay.

With this in mind, reports are indicating that Mercedes-Benz’s smallest convertible, the SLC, may not be getting a new generation model. According to Automobile Magazine, they have received word that the SLC is no longer part of the cycle plan.

Still, considering that the Mercedes-Benz SLC was released during the latter part of 2015, it is possible that it will be a few years before it will be officially phased out. With the SLC being one of those few hardtops available on the market, if the reports are true then it will likely make a number of customers truly sad. One reason is that despite convertibles with fabric roofs having their own unique advantages, not many customers are into such vehicles.

Read the entire article Report says Mercedes-Benz SLC may be on the way out

Back in 2013 was when the first hot hatch was released, that was the original A45 by Mercedes-AMG, carrying a hand-built 2.0 liter M133 turbo mill. It was then then most powerful series production four-cylinder in the world, producing 360 horsepower. And ever since then, a power war had begun.

Just a year later, Audi released its RS3 with its 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbo, yielding 367 horsepower, taking the A45’s spotlight. But soon enough, Mercedes-Benz took its crown back with its upgraded 2015 A45, with 381 horses.

Audi Sport and AMG has been competing with one another for the past years, trying to create the craziest hot hatch. Currently, it is the Audi RS3 Sedan with 400 horsepower that reigns.

Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG confirms that the next A45 will have over 400 hp

The 2017 Shanghai Auto Show was dominated mainly by crossovers but that doesn't stop Mercedes-Benz from stepping out with a cool new update for the S-Class. During the event, the German automaker has also showed off the much anticipated Concept A Sedan, its first ever small four-door A-Class model with a coupe-like rear end.

If there’s more, Gorden Wagener, Mercedes’ head of design hinted about its latest design language during last week’s exhibit. In a statement, Wagener said that the design era of creases has finally reached its end. With that being the case, we’ll be seeing lesser lines and more rounded surfaces on their upcoming models. Sounds very promising isn't it?

Mercedes-Benz as we know, is looking to expand its current compact car lineup following the successful launch of the GLA, the CLA Shooting Brake, the CLA, the B-Class and the A-Class models. If ever, the new Concept A will be Mercedes Benz’s answer to Audi’s A3 Sedan and the BMW 1 Series. Taking its cues from the latest AMG GTs, the Concept A is also seen to represent Mercedes’ upcoming smaller car range. Still, how about a convertible version of the A-Class? This was rendered by Aksyonov Nikita and honestly, it looks amazing.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class rendered as a cabriolet

Earlier this week, the revamped 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class was revealed ahead of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. As expected, Mercedes Benz’s flagship model is now offered in several variants including the AMG specced sedan. Unique to this update is the suite of driver assistance technologies and active safety features under its latest Intelligent Drive system.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the new enhancements on the S-Class are the closest it could get to actual autonomous driving. The most notable ones include the new Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active emergency Stop Assist, Active Steering Assist and Active Distance Assist Distronic feature. It also comes equipped with the new Route Based Speed Adaptation technology that adjusts the vehicle’s speed according to the information seen on the map such as exit ramps, toll booths, roundabouts, junctions and curves.

Most mid-cycle updates are not technically considered as facelifts. Instead, the automaker performs a few tweaks here and there to bring a fresh new offer for their customers. This time however, the luxury sedan is almost not the same as its previous model.

Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift: here are the changes
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