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In 2013, Mercedes-Benz started offering a novel way to make the vaunted Mercedes-Benz star on the grille more noticeable in the dark – by illumination. This simple but innovative illuminated Mercedes-Benz star managed to attain huge success, with increasingly more customers availing of this option from Mercedes’ original-parts program. Now, this program is offering another way to spice up a Mercedes vehicle – the new LED Projector AMG Emblem feature.
Mercedes is making the LED Projector AMG Emblem available to almost every model in its lineup. This means that whether a customer drives an A-Class or is hitting the road in a GLS, he or she could have this customization feature be installed on his or her ride. However, the LED Projector AMG Emblem could only be fitted on Mercedes model with the door lighting packages that come with factory-installed entrance light mounted at the bottom of the front doors. Once installed, the LED Projector AMG Emblem would replace the factory-installed entrance lights.
Once the driver or front passengers open their respective doors, the AMG emblem – an apple tree on the river that symbolizes the company’s location in Affalterbach, Germany – would be projected into the entrance area in a three-dimensional manner through the entrance lighting mechanism located at the bottom of the front door. This mechanism makes one’s entry into a Mercedes vehicle more special, allowing the driver or the front passenger to enjoy a more exceptional experience.Read the entire article Show your love for the Mercedes-AMG brand with a new option: the LED Projector AMG Emblem
The Mercedes-AMG GT R isn't in any way underpowered. Dubbed as the “Beast of the Green Hell” by the AMG – owning to the fact it was mostly developed in the Nordschleife circuit of the famed Nurburgring – the AMG GT R has the specs to prove this moniker. However, tuning company Renntech has transformed the beast into a more powerful monster and wrapped it in an attention-seeking orange suit.
It is unknown whether Renntech has found the AMG GT R underpowered or just wanted to boost the speed predator’s credentials. Either way, Renntech did a great job in making the Beast of the Green Hell more impressive and more noticeable.
As it is, the AMG GT R is powered by 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is tuned by AMG to deliver 577 hp (585 PS) of max output and 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm) of peak torque. This V8 engine – along with a number of dynamic elements and high-tech components – allow the AMG GT R to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h). Furthermore, an AMG GT R driven by Christian Gebhardt of Sport Auto managed to complete a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in just 7 minutes and 10.92 seconds.Read the entire article Renntech creates a 761 hp orange beast out of a Mercedes-AMG GT R
When Mercedes-AMG created the new Mercedes-AMG GT R, Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance brand had the racetrack in mind. Since most of the development time of the AMG GT R was spent in the "Green Hell" of the Nurburgring, the AMG GT R earned the nickname the “Beast of the Green Hell.” Now, that mindset is translated from four wheels into two wheels, resulting to the creation of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition Beast of the Green Hell.
As its name indicates, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is a special-edition hand-built racing bike that takes heavy inspiration from the AMG GT R. While the development of the AMG GT R was underpinned by AMG’s vast experience in AMG GT3 customer sport and in the German Touring Car Masters, that of the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" is cored on driving dynamics, design, comfort and lightweight construction.
Just like the AMG GT R, the ROTWILD R.S2 Limited-Edition "Beast of the Green Hell" racing bike employs a number of state-of-the-art technology. While the AMG GT R employs intelligent lightweight construction incorporating aluminum and carbon with specific reinforcements in the body shell, the hand-built frame of the special edition bike takes on "Carbon Module Monocoque Technology" (MMT2) as well as "High Modulus" and "High Tenacity" fibresto. This allowed the bike frame to offer high levels of rigidity with ideal damping properties while weighing as low as possible.Read the entire article Rotwild R.S2 Beast of the Green Hell racing bike pays tribute to Mercedes-AMG GT R
Demand for the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is so high that people had been lining up to get a piece of this 1,000-hp-plus road machine even before Mercedes has commenced its production. Mercedes has placed the production cap at just 275 examples. In fact, the AMG Project One is practically sold out. Thus, those included in the shortlist of customers for the new AMG Project One could be considered as having a great amount of luck.
It turns out that one of those in the shortlist is trying to transform such luck into fortunes. Of course, with a price tag of around $2.7 million, the AMG Project One is reserved for the rich and affluent. Aside from taking into possession a one-of-a-kind hypercar laden with Formula One technologies, future owners would be getting their hands on one of the most exclusive and limited supercars in the market. This person in question doesn’t seem to like the prestige that comes with owning an example of the AMG Project One. But instead of just giving it away, he or she is selling his/her spot on the shortlist, as advertised on the German marketplace Mobile.de
It goes without saying that there would be people willing to take up this person’s offer. Getting into the shortlist of buyers for the new AMG Project One would be like hitting the jackpot. Even if this person is offering to sell his or her build slot for $5.22 million (€4.51 million) –– or nearly twice the price of an actual AMG Project One -- there would still be people who would ink a deal.Read the entire article Shortlisted customer for Mercedes-AMG Project One is selling build spot for $5.22 million
In our generation, super estates that had been tuned to become more powerful are becoming more common. One of the latest to be modified is the Mercedes-AMG C63 that has been made to go much quicker than the previous-generation supercars.
Thanks to aftermarket tuner Vath as they have turned this wagon into a ferocious beast. And believe it or not, in only 3.3 seconds, it can sprint from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) before hitting its maximum speed of 340 kilometers per hour (211 miles per hour).
After it has been tuned, the Mercedes-AMG C63 is now faster than a stock Ferrari 458 Italia by 0.1 second, which may not seem like much but any improvement is a big deal in this industry. This was attained after Vath tweaked its 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, that now gives out 700PS (690 horsepower) and 900 Nm (664 pound-feet) of torque. But if you want this to be done to your existing wagon, you will have to spend 12,800 euros ($14,870). With this, the tuner can enhance the car’s electronica and turbochargers, while adding a new oil cooler for the engine and transmission.Read the entire article Vath boosts output of 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate to 700 hp
For those of you who have been to China, you have probably noticed that their highways are very different from those in the United States and Europe. For example, each lane in China has a different speed limit. But there are many other challenges and as a result, even visitors will have to obtain local driving licenses in order to drive there.
Now, with its variations and unfamiliar rules, you would probably wonder how autonomous or driverless cars would work, right? It’s even more complicated for cars that were developed and tested in Europe and the United States. So what exactly will happen if a car made from the west was brought to the east? Well, Mercedes-Benz tried it out and has found out. Two months ago, the German automaker started its Intelligent World Drive campaign during the Frankfurt Motor Show, and they boasted that one of its features is that the autonomous driving function adapts to other countries’ ways of driving.
It was the self-driving S-Class that Mercedes-Benz brought to Shanghai, and it was tested on the streets to gather an insight of the real-life traffic and driving situations of China. This information is tasked to help develop the technology.Read the entire article Mercedes’ self-driving S-Class sedan is being tested through China’s tricky highways
There is no doubt that there’s something beautiful about classic cars like the Porsche 911 and the Toyota FJ, but companies like Icon and Singer helped a lot of people ignite their lust for the classics, but this time, it’s upgraded with modern elements. Aside from the companies I mentioned earlier, there is also Mechatronik Engineering, which has the same aspirations but does things differently. For instance, the Pleidelsheim, Germany based company decided to work on classic luxury cars instead of sports cars and off roaders. And their latest work involves a two-door Mercedes-Benz.
This model was originally built between the 60’s and the 70’s, the W111 coupe is the German shop’s latest reworking. Speaking of classic cars with a modern twist, the coupe had been given a Mercedes-AMG SLK 55 5.5 liter V8. This helps the car produce 360 horsepower (268 kilowatts). You might now be wondering how much this vehicle cost. Well, the company listed it on their website for $464,000 (400,000 euros).
Aside from getting a powerful engine upgrade, the W111 now has an improved ABS brake system to ensure that it can stop the coupe when its going too fast. It now sits on a modern chassis too. What’s great about this car is that it can deceive people, and that is the point. For instance, one would not be able to figure out that this comes equipped with an AMG-sourced V8 by simply looking at it. However, if you want to go purely old school, Mechatronik Engineering can revert everything back to OEM spec if that’s what you prefer.Read the entire article Mechatronik asks $464,000 for restored Mercedes-Benz W111 now equipped with AMG V8
Mercedes-Benz will attempt to achieve what you never thought would go together in a vehicle - a gasoline engine that has low fuel consumption like that of a diesel. And this will be demonstrated on the new two-door E-Class models that will be equipped with the M 264 engine. This four-cylinder engine has been turbocharged and promises to have an output of 299 horsepower (220 kilowatts) from 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-metres) from 3,000 rpm.
What makes it different from any other four-cylinder 2.0 liter mill is the fact that it has been tweaked, and a 48 V starter-alternator and an electric 48 V water pump have been added. The “EQ Boost” branded starter-alternator enables the boost function to be available at an engine speed range of 2,500 rpm, while increasing output by 14 horsepower (10 kilowatts) and 110 pound-feet (150 Newton metres). This is not the only performance upgrade it has, but Mercedes promises that start up and acceleration will be silky smooth as well.
To save fuel, the M 264 unit can be switched off when the car does not need to use its power, like when coasting or decelerating. This helps the vehicle save fuel when the driver is not stepping on the gas pedal. There is a difference between the coupe and the cabriolet. The four-cylinder unit in the former consumes 6.7 liters / 100 kilometers in the combined cycle, where it emits 149 g/km of CO2 emissions. The latter, on the other hand, uses up 6.8 liters while emitting 154 g/km.Read the entire article 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350 Coupe and Cabrio come with clever M264 four-cylinder engine
Last month at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, we witnessed the debut of the refreshed S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet. And finally, Mercedes-Benz has begun taking orders of these models in Europe, and deliveries will begin in January next year. But apart from that, we got another surprise from Mercedes-AMG as they revealed a limited S63 Coupe 4Matic+ Yellow Night Edition. And this unique model will only be available for six months, with a starting price of 202,121.50 euros ($237,688).
The automaker did not just come up with random names for these models, and the reason why it has the word “night” in its name is because customers can get the version of the S63 Coupe finished in either Selenite Grey Magno or Night Black Magno. The “yellow” in its name, on the other hand, refers to the yellow trims it will get on the mirror housings and the brake calipers. The S63 Coupe then gets a set of seven set double-spoke black wheels.
Obviously, this is more than just the paint job. The Yellow Night Edition was designed with the Aerodynamics Package that comes with a larger front splitter and lip spoiler on the trunk. The aerodynamic parts are finished in high-gloss black, but customers can get the Carbon Fiber Package if they prefer these parts to be made of carbon fiber. The coupe also gets a set of stripes that stretch along the lower edges on both sides of the car.Read the entire article 2017 Mercedes-AMG Coupe 4Matic+ Yellow Night Edition costs $237,688
While the V12-powered Mercedes-AMG G65 is considered as the most powerful factory-built unit that anyone can get with its 621hp output, the creation by Ares Design offers even more power. Certain tuners are known for wanting to break ground and test limits. For this upscale-looking beast, there’s Modena-based coachbuilder Ares Design to thank. This tuner was actually founded in 2015 by former CEO of Lotus, Dany Bahar.
Just recently, Ares Design revealed the X-Raid. It is a dramatic looking coachbuilt G-Class that produces 760 horsepower (566 kilowatts). That is almost 140 horsepower more than the factory built G65. The Ares X-Raid was based on the Mercedes-AMG G63, and it even uses the same 5.5 liter V8 by AMG. But it was tuned to perform even better than what it can already do. As for performance, the X-Raid has a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour).
As mentioned earlier, the X-Raid has quite an interesting design. Though it may look like a heavy car, the body panels were made with lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum, which cuts down around 440 pounds (200 kilograms) compared to the original factory version. It now sits on a set of 22-inch forged wheels especially made by Ares Design. And for the interior, it gets a custom made X-Raid steering wheel, and now has a “completely new cockpit”. The interior is dressed in Nappa leather, and for a more comfortable and luxurious ride, passengers in the back get single VIP seats.Read the entire article Ares Design X-Raid – based on a Mercedes-AMG G63 – delivers 760 hp
These days, car modifications are no longer mere extensions of the owner’s status or personality. In the automotive world, tuning houses have played a major role in taking your car literally one step ahead by offering emerging technologies both in exterior and interior design as well as in aerodynamics.
Take a look at what Carlex Design has just presented exclusively for Mercedes-Benz’s premium passenger vans. While everything else remains to be seen, what you’re about to see are basically a Mercedes-Benz Vito and a V-Class that not only flaunt a more luxurious cabin design but also boasts of a sporty looking exterior.
To start off, the aerodynamic kit appears to come with new roof spoilers, side skirts, new bumpers and rear diffuser with integrated exhaust pipes. Evidently the new set-up includes a new set of alloy wheels with five twin spoke design and a visibly clear white body paint with green accoutrements both on the side sills and on the bumpers.Read the entire article Carlex Design shows off tuned Mercedes Benz V-Class and Vito vans
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been around for quite some time now but to bid it farewell, the company has launched the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition. Mercedes will only build a total of 65 examples of the Final Edition, which will be sold worldwide. And each of them will come with a price tag of 310,233 euros (around $368,000).
To make it look exclusive and high-end, the SUVs will feature bronze accents on the exterior - from the 21 inch wheels, the bumpers, front grille surround, mirrors, to the center section of the spare wheel cover at the back. Both sides of the body get a high-gloss black trim in the protective strips, and the grille up front now gets a black mesh center.
Inside the Final Edition’s cabin are a number of upscale features like the black nappa leather that covers the seats, and the carbon-fiber-like finish for the seat bolsters. To give it some contrast while keeping it looking high-end, Mercedes gave the diamond quilted center sections bronze stitching. Furthermore, there is a light brown weave that highlights the carbon-fiber trim throughout the interior. Heated and ventilated seats will ensure the comfort of passengers when the climate changes.Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition will be limited to 65 examples only, each one at $368,000
We all know about the Mercedes-AMG G63 and its capabilities, and we must say that it is one powerful SUV. However, it seems like one tuning company is still not satisfied with what it could already offer, so it decided to beef it up with an even bigger powertrain. But we have to say that German aftermarket tuner Posaidon did the right thing when it decided to upgrade the G63 in terms of looks and performance.
Now called the Posaidon G63 RS 850, it continues to have the same 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine under its hood, except it has been tweaked to carry out as much as 850 horsepower (633 kilowatts) and 995 pound-feet (1,350 Newton-metres) of torque. This allows for a 3.6 second time when doing the 0-62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint. The boosted engine now has quite an impressive top speed of 285 kmh (177 mph). For the sake of comparison, the G63’s original 5.5 liter engine only gave out 571 horsepower (425 kW) and 560 pound-feet (760 Nm) of torque from the factory.
Thanks to a remapped ECU with upgraded internals to the seven speed AMG Speedshift G-Tronic gearbox that made the performance upgrade possible. Other than that, the chassis also got a little bit of an upgrade, which now features an adaptive damping system with three varying settings. The modified Mercedes-AMG G63 now comes with a set of 10.5 x 22 inch alloy wheels that wear 285/40R22 high performance tires. It comes with gold-painted brake calipers just like that of the less powerful S63 AMG.Read the entire article Posaidon boosts output of Mercedes-AMG G63 to 850 HP
Soon, one of Mercedes-Benz’s beloved special models of the G-Class will be hitting the cul-de-sac. Mercedes has confirmed that it would only accept orders for the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² limited edition model, the brand’s ultimate off-roader, until the end of October. Production will be good until the last order, so interested customers are being urged by Mercedes to place theirs before the set deadline.
The G500 4x4² is regarded by many as a marriage between a typical G-Class and much superior G63 AMG 6x6. In fact, the G500 4x4² features a version of the portal axles found in the G63 AMG 6x6, with an axle less. In contrast to conventional rigid axles, portal axles have wheels positioned -- not at the height of the center of the axle – but much lower. This gives the G500 4x4² a ground clearance of around 450 mm and a fording depth of 1,000 mm.
Essentially, the G500 4x4² is the production version of the G500 4x4² Concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept practically combined an all-wheel drive system with portal axles, a newly developed variable chassis and the series-production G-Class body. It was powered by a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that is also found on the Mercedes-AMG GT, with the capability to deliver 422 hp (310 kW). The concept came with a set of 22-inch 325/55 R22 wheels, carbon-fiber body parts and the seductive designo Exclusive range for the interior.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz to stop production of G500 4x4² in October with impending arrival of next-gen G-Class
As the rivalry between Volvo and Range Rover’s premium SUVs continue, Mercedes-Benz throws in the new GLS Grand Edition, a new trim option for its flagship three-row SUV model. The Grand Edition Euro-spec sport utility vehicle will be featuring brand new interior and exterior packages available for the GLS 350d, 400 and 500. The list consists of 20-inch alloys, several choices of colors for the body paint and a choice for leather lined interior.
To help draw the line between the standard GLS and this new level trim, Mercedes will be adding special GLS Grand Edition badges within the front end of the SUV. This will be placed next to the front wheel arches or on the side of the wings. The German marque will only make this available in Europe which will cost about $3,001 for the exterior and another $7,764 for the interior using the current exchange rates. In Germany, each package will be sold at €2,300 and € 5,950 respectively.
Nevertheless, the upgraded version will be offered with high end premium features such as the trim-exclusive porcelain and espresso brown cabin color motif and posh nappa leather seats with diamond quilt design and brown stitching. Its dashboard will likewise get the same leather material with light stripes and open-pore wood trims while the velour mats in espresso brown color are enhanced by the SUV’s special ambient light. On the outside, the 20-inch AMG-style black alloy wheels will be featuring ten-spoke design in high gloss finish.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz reveals the new GLS Grand Edition
Just like any other Batman, Marvel or Star Wars movie, a lot of us are quite stoked to see the new Justice League movie by Warner Brothers. The movie is scheduled to make its premiere next month, and will be packed with superheroes, action scenes, and even supercars. Watch out for at least two of Mercedes-Benz’s amazing cars. We expect to see vehicles like the E-Class, G-Class and the AMG Vision Gran Turismo in cinemas next month.
Dr. Jens Thiemer, Vice President of Marketing at Mercedes-Benz, said that Justice League is the perfect movie not only to highlight their vehicles but also to communicate the fascination of their brand. For instance, they believe that Wonder Woman would be the perfect character to drive a Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet.
As mentioned earlier, the movie will be packed with superheroes, and some of these characters would be driving certain vehicles by Mercedes Benz. Like Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) with the E-Class Cabriolet, and Bruce Wayne (Batman) with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept. Apart from the two, we will also see Victor Stone (Cyborg) as well as Barry Allen (The Flash).Read the entire article Upcoming Justice League movie features exclusive supercars from Mercedes-Benz
With three more months to go before the year ends, three premium auto companies are jousting their way up to see which of them could claim the crown as the best-selling luxury carmaker in the United States for 2017 – Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus.
Mercedes-Benz managed to hold on to the US No. 1 spot after nine months of sales. From January to September, Mercedes delivered 242,250 luxury vehicles, excluding its vans and smart-branded models. This figure represents a 2.8-percent year-on-year drop in sales compared to the first nine months of 2016, when Mercedes delivered 249,204 premium units in the US.
Mercedes-Benz continued to lead the US luxury race even after posting dismal sales in September 2017. The carmaker suffered a sales decline in the month – by 1.7 percent – making it the only luxury brand that didn’t registered a surge in September 2017. Figure-wise, Mercedes delivered 29,008 units in September 2017 in the US, compared to 29,500 luxury vehicles sold in the same month in 2016.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz stays on top of US luxury car sales in the first nine months of 2017
Mercedes-Benz has grand plans for the production of its EQ subbrand, and part of this would be to restructure its 20-year-old factory located in Vance, Alabama. To do this, the automaker will have to invest about $1 billion in the plant, so they could also electrify all models in their lineup by 2022. All in all, they plan to electrify over 50 different models.
Markus Schaefer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for production and supply chain, said in relation to the investment that their global network is ready for electric vehicles considering the fact that there are production locations for EVs and batteries in several continents including Asia, Europe, and the United States. He was also glad to say that production of the EQ in the U.S. will be a lot quicker for them, because of the plant modernization in Tuscaloosa.
At last year’s Paris Motor Show, Daimler unveiled an EQ concept SUV, and it was described as a near production model. The EQ sub-brand consists of sedans, crossovers and SUVs.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz invests $1 billion in their Alabama factory for the EQ SUV
The Mercedes-AMG Project One has been the talk of the town since it has been revealed. The 1,000-plus horsepower (745-kilowatt) model was inspired by an F1 car and had been designed in a wind tunnel. Naturally, artists all over the world will be interested in giving the Project One their own style when it comes to designing it, and one of these artists mocked the said model with a unique Formula One touch to it.
The designer gave the Project One a completely different face, where the elongated nose looks like it had been pulled off of Lewis Hamilton’s AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ F1 car. Furthermore, the rendered model looks like it has gotten rid of the headlights up front and moved it just behind the grille for a sleeker look. Now with a more distinct face, the Project One now has got a unique angular diffuser. As mentioned earlier, this Mercedes car was inspired by a Formula One car. It’s clear that Peisert Design’s rendering looks “virtually closer” to one, even more than the production model.
Similarly, the Project One’s rear end has been changed up a lot too. A singular light bar now runs from one end to the other to replace the standard tail lights on the production model. The spine has also been made more functional and now lights up when the driver steps on the brake pads.Read the entire article Peisert Design reimagines Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar with F1 face
There is indeed very good news for fans and enthusiasts of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GT range: a Black Series is coming to town. This was according to a report by Australian Web site Motoring, citing AMG big boss Tobias Moers. Most likely, it would be an Mercedes-AMG GT R with a Black Series badge.
Mercedes commenced sales of the AMG GT in 2015. Since then, a number of versions appeared like the AMG GT S, AMG GT R, GT Roadster, GT C Roadster. The GT and the GT S were face-lifted this year. While all of these GT models were powered by a four-liter M178 twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, the tuning for each version was different. When the original GT was released around two years ago, the power rating was only pegged at 462 PS (340 kW; 456 bhp) of max output and 600 Nm (440 lb.-ft.) of peal torque.
When the AMG GT R was introduced, it changed the complexion of the GT Series by boasting of whopping power figures -- 585 PS (430 kW; 577 bhp) of max output and 700 Nm (520 lb.-ft. of peak torque. That was more than enough to send the high-performance GT R sprinting from nil to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph).Read the entire article Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers confirms AMG GT Black Series is going to happen
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