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Hennessey has just released an engine upgrade package specifically for the Mercedes AMG 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine that will that will take your vehicle from hot to nuclear with just a few additions. The package is called the HPE700 and it increases the engine’s output from the standard 550 HP to an impressive 700 HP - hence the name.

As of right now, this engine powers the CLS63 , E63 , S63 , G63 , GL63 , ML63 , and SL63 AMG . In order to obtain this impressive upgrade, the tuner performed an HPE air induction system modification, HPE engine management calibration, and Dyno tuning. The update will get a 3 Year / 36,000 mile limited warranty. After all these updates, the V8 engine delivers a total of 700 HP at 5200 rpm and a peak torque 800 lbs-ft at 3,800 rpm.

Next to these engine updates, the tuner is also offering carbon fiber trim accessories and a new set of wheels combined with updated suspensions.

Anyone that has owned an SUV or pickup truck has been here before. You are searching for a space and you think “I could just push that car outta my way and park there.” Then your conscience takes over and reminds you of your insurance premiums, so you just keep looking.

Well, Mercedes has decided to show us that the G63 AMG – AKA the most bad-ass SUV ever made – can fit just about anywhere, literally. The above video is, of course, a Mercedes commercial getting ready for the launch of this much anticipated 544-horsepower super SUV. When the boss man rolls up in his G63 AMG to find a pallet of pipes and a trailer-based office in the way, he politely pushes them out of the way with his 560 pound-feet of torque to make his own space.

It’s a pretty funny commercial, for Mercedes, but the irony is great. First off, the stigma that comes along with owning a Mercedes certainly fits the “me first” attitude of the driver. Secondly, who in their right mind would push, pull or tow ANYTHING with a $129,000 SUV? I sure as hell wouldn’t.

Either way, check out the video and have a few chuckles on us. Hopefully, Mercedes decides to take a slightly more comedic approach with its not-so-Mercedes-like SUV. Most Mercedes commercials are a little, um, “stuffy” for our taste.

The history of Mercedes’ high performance arm, AMG, began back in 1967, and since then, they have created some of the fastest, coolest, and most innovative models on the market. To show just how much work is put into preparing these vehicles, the company has released a video featuring a virtual guided tour through the headquarters of Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach with exclusive insights to the engineering and development of the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz . If you ever wanted to know how history is written, but haven’t had the chance to actually take a ride trip to Affalterbach, this video is the closest you will get to finding out how an AMG model is developed.

The video also shows off some of the most amazing cars being built, including the SLS AMG .


What can we say, we love free stuff! Mercedes is getting in on the giveaway fun now by offering a trip to the acclaimed AMG Driving Academy in Fontana, California. All you have to do is head over to Mercedes’ Facebook page – yes, it’s always Facebook – “Like” the sweepstakes photo, and then fill out an entry form.

According to the rules, you and a friend will attend the “Basic Training” session, which lasts just a day. This session covers all of the basic skills needed to race or just drive in normal, everyday situations. It teaches you how to handle oversteer and understeer, slalom courses, lane changing, braking and collision avoidance, and you get to ride with a professional driver.

In addition to the driving school, you get a coach-class flight for two people, a two-night stay in a “standard” hotel with double occupancy, and transportation between the hotel, airport, and Driving Academy. What’s really cool is that Mercedes is also giving you an extra $3,271.21 to help offset the taxes you will incur by winning this grand prize.

The dates for the trip are October 26th through 28th, so mark those days on the calendar, and the big drawing is on or around July 16th.

So, if you have ever wanted to learn how to drive like the big boys, you can get an entry-level lesson on Mercedes’ dime, while whipping around a corporate-provided luxury racecar. We have a sneaking suspicion that the car you get to learn in is not a C63 AMG , but it’ll be a blast either way.

German tuner Brabus has made a living out of building some of the most powerful tuning programs for Mercedes vehicles. This time, they’re taking a different route by revealing a new styling package for the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG .

The first thing you’ll notice is that Brabus veered away from the monochrome colors of the CLS63 AMG. Instead, they went with something a little more fashionable: Orange.

From there, they went ahead and pushed the envelope even further on the interior, choosing purple as the predominant color. Really, pretty much everything in the interior is in this shade, including the seats, the floor mats, and yes, even the roof. The interior also has orange stitching throughout the cabin, which Brabus probably added to have a semblance of continuity to the exterior color of the CLS63 AMG.

Brabus didn’t mention anything about a performance upgrade, although we wouldn’t be surprised if information on that becomes available at a later date.

For now, indulge yourselves in this rather colorful Brabus-tuned CLS63 AMG Individual. We’re not sure that orange and purple mix well on a vehicle like this one, but it does catch your attention - for better or worse.


The new Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series made its world debut at the Formula 1 German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring. The new model features a spectacular design, technology transfer from the world of motorsport, and the highest level of driving dynamics. Sales on the US market will begin in early 2012.

The Mercedes C63 AMG is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 510 HP and a peak torque of 457 lb-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.2 seconds, while top speed will be limited to 155 mph.

Next to an impressive exterior look, the C63 AMG Black Series will be equipped with adjustable AMG coil-over sports suspension, the AMG high-performance compound braking system, and functional standard equipment. A special AMG Track Package will add sports tires and active rear-axle transmission cooling, and the AMG Aerodynamics package will include flics, a functionally tuned front splitter, and an adjustable carbon-fiber rear aerofoil.

UPDATE 04/19/2012: The new Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe has finally been dressed to match its name. British customers will receive an exclusive Matte Black edition of the C63AMG Black Series Coupe and we have the first images of the new version. Check them out in the picture gallery provided!

UPDATE 06/14/2012: Dutch magazine Autovisie reports that all the 800 C63 AMG Black Series Coupe units have sold out and that Mercedes has no plans in increasing production, even if customers are asking it. Initially, the company planned to bring out a total of 650 units, but due to increase demand, Mercedes decided to produce another 150 units. This, however, will be all, so if you haven’t had the chance to place your order for the sports coupe, you never will.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series.

The Mercedes C63 AMG is arguably one of the most popular models in the Mercedes AMG line-up. But that isn’t stopping the German automaker to treating its Japanese customer base with a special edition model called the C63 AMG Performance Studio Edition.

Comprised of a comprehensive modification that includes work done on the outside, inside, and engine, the C63 AMG Performance Studio Edition is turning out to become quite a prize for the Japanese folks. It also figures that with all the special edition BMW M3 ’s out on the market, Mercedes would love to join in on the party with this bad boy, right?

The first thing you’ll notice is the matte black finish given to the car, which is never a bad thing as far as we’re concerned. Mercedes also added a carbon trunk lid spoiler, unique exhaust tailpipes, a new set of 19" multi-spoke black alloy wheels with a red rim, and red brake calipers. Inside, the modifications continue with an interior that’s been dressed in red and black nappa leather with matching red accent stitching. In addition, there’s also a carbon fiber decorative trim, hand-crafted AMG floor mats with nappa leather piping, AMG door lock pins, and a standard Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system.

As far as the engine goes, Mercedes gave the C63 AMG’s 6.2-liter V8 engine with a nice power upgrade, resulting in an increased output of 480 horsepower, up from the standard model’s 451-horsepower output.

The car, like we said, is exclusive to the Japanese market. Pricing has been announced at 15 million Yen, which is about $192,000 based on current exchange rates. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2012.


We understand if you’re a little bewildered by what the title states. Trust us, when we found out about it, we shared the exact same sentiments.

We know that there are some unusual world records out there, but to be honest, we had no idea that there’s now one that involves the farthest distance you can catch a golf ball in a moving car.

How come we’ve never tried that before?

In any case, F1 legend and AMG brand ambassador David Coulthard used a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to accomplish the feat, a record that is now in the process of being entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

For the record-setting attempt, Coulthard was joined by pro golfer Jake Shepherd with the latter being responsible for driving the golf ball as Coulthard blasted his SLS AMG Roadster. From 900 feet where the ball was struck - at a speed of 178 mph, no less - Coulthard managed to catch the ball while driving at a speed of 120 mph.

And the best part of this record-setting attempt? It only took two tries for David to catch the ball with the supercar.

Nevertheless, the unusual nature of the entire activity wasn’t lost on the F1 icon. “This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car," Coulthard said.

"Jake Shepherd was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more exciting. I am honored to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”

The video of the stunt will be released next month. So for now, check out the photos released by AMG of how it all went down.


With 510 HP under the hood, the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series looks like a car that needs no updates. But the German tuner Vath did the impossible: they managed to update the car’s engine to an impressive 756 HP!

So how can you get the extra 246 HP? Simple: first you need an extra 38,500 € ($47,800) and then you need to take your car the the Vath shop. In here your car will get lots of high performance engine modification with compressor system, individual precise tuning of the engine electronics and an in-house manufactured water-charging air cooling system. As a result the engine delivers a total of 756 HP and a peak torque of 59 lbs-ft. Top speed limiter will also be removed so that you can enjoy an impressive top speed of 217 mph. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in just 3.6 seconds.

And if you have a few more thousands to spend, you can also get a stainless steel exhaust-manifold system, a sport rear silencer, a new suspension system that lowers the car’s ride by 20 – 65 mm and a new set of 20" wheels.


Back in 2008, Mercedes was looking to expand its market to include the younger population and they decided that the best way to do that was to offer a C-Class Coupe alternative. That project led to the birth of the CLC whose success in the market was more lackluster than bedazzled. Now, Mercedes is at it again with a much more simple approach to meeting the needs of the younger generation. This simple - in the best sense of the word - vehicle is the C-Class Coupe , and Mercedes is even taking a stab at an AMG version. This is certainly a good thing because, well, the BMW M3 Coupe needs a real competitor, right?

The new C63 AMG Coupe will join the current AMG Coupe and will be put on sale this July in Europe, while on the US market sales will begin in September 2011. The first units will be sold as the "Edition 1" and will be offered with exclusive equipments.

UPDATE 05/24/2012: Mercedes’ "Thank You - 2 Million Times" video generated some positive feedback and many people have requested to see the uninterrupted drift footage. Questions were even asked as to if the C 63 AMG Coupe actually drifted the corkscrew or if it was creative editing. Mercedes is offering the answer to this question with a new video. Enjoy!


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