Mercedes E-Class

Mercedes E-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a mid-sized luxury automobile sold by the Mercedes-Benz branch of DaimlerChrysler. The model line is available with various six and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The E stood for Einspritzung, which is German for fuel injection, which was a very new feature at the time the "E" first appeared in the 1950s. The E-Class is the bestselling Mercedes-Benz model worldwide.

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Like its name suggests, the fellas at Heat 2 Head like to put some of the coolest cars on the road against one another to see who comes out the victor. In the latest episode, the guys put two German heavyweights against each other: the the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model . Jonny Lieberman and Mike Shaffer have the pleasure of putting these two muscular machines against each other, and they do a rather fine job of dissecting each car’s good and bad features.

The M5 and the E63 AMG deliver a combined 1,152 horsepower and 1,092 pound-feet of torque: 575 horsepower from the M5 and 577 horsepower from the E63 AMG. On paper, it looks like the two sedans are identical, but which of the two perform better with your derriere in the driver’s seat?

The guys first took the two sedans to the dyno gurus at K&N engineering to validate the to-the-wheel numbers. With these numbers in hand and some rough — and flawed — estimations on what the car’s put out at the crankshaft, the two were ready to hit the track.

Check out the video to see which of the two sedans comes out on top.

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What has four seats under a dreamy soft top, a twin-turbo V-8 making over 400 horsepower and all the latest LED style from the new E63 AMG ?

The 2014 E550 Cabriolet, of course.

This car really stops the conversation, to some extent. Much as new cars get critiqued and reviewed from afar, only a few hours with the E550 Cabrio on a sunny day is all we — or you — will need to fall in love.

All the best parts of the soft new Mercedes-Benz aesthetic and brand appeal are present, from the high-tech full-LED option up front, to the AirScarf and embracing Sport seats inside that use active bolsters in the twist.

All that, with the breeze in your hair and 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. There is only one.

Click past the jump to enjoy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet as much as we did on our brief test route.

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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is finally out of its doldrums of quad-oval lights and messy body kits. The AMG Hammer is well and truly reborn with this latest generation of ultra-fast, luxurious and stylish new E63 models.

The E63 now wears the trendy sheetmetal to challenge even the sporty M6 and the Audi RS7 . Understated appeal has always been an AMG E-Class feature, but the new styling enhancements mean that the E63 is extremely serious, attention-grabbing and highly entertaining to enjoy up close.

Despite a subtle sedan shape, even blind people know that a very special car is approaching as the E63 AMG gurgles into earshot. This engine maintains much of the previous staccato machine-gun fire noise from the last cars’ naturally-aspirated engines.

In 2014, the E63 — for the first time — gains 4Matic all-wheel-drive as standard in the U.S. to go along with this beastly twin-boosted V-8, and a cabin whose luxury and comfort are contenders for world’s best.

Click past the jump for this exclusive TopSpeed Driven review of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model, including a few videos of the car in action as it slams through the gears on full throttle.

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The current-generation Mercedes E-Class was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and since then, the model hasn’t had many changes. That will all change in 2013 when Mercedes brings out the first facelift for the E-Class . The model is set to be making its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but the first official details have been already dropped.

Mercedes announced that all the changes made to the E-Class will represent more than just a mid-life revision and will add to the luxury sedan "an elegant, refined and yet sporty look." On the exterior the most obvious change includes the replacements of the old headlamps with new, one-piece assembly with LED DRL. As a first for the E-Class, Mercedes has decided to offer different front updates for the Luxury and Sport versions, while the interior has been subtly revised and harmonized with the expressive exterior.

On the U.S. market customers will have to choose between a V6 and a V8 petrol engine, while the old E350 diesel has been replaced by a new E250.

Updated 12/14/2012: Mercedes has unveiled two new video for its new E-Class facelift models. In these trailer videos, you will get to see the E350 in action. They new videos are the first two after the jump. Enjoy!

Updated 09/11/2013: Mercedes has unveiled all of the pricing details and the fuel economy of the much-anticipated E250 BlueTEC.

Drag racing has become so ingrained in the fabric of auto racing that you often see one taking place in pretty much all corners of the world.

But while the traditional setup often involves just a pair of cars duking it out for quarter-mile supremacy, Motor Trend has taken the concept of drag racing to a whole new level with its now famous annual installment of “The World’s Greatest Drag Race."

Now on its third installment, "The World’s Greatest Drag Race" pits not just two cars but a dozen of them. 12 of the fastest and most powerful cars you’ll ever come across, starting side by side together and racing to see who can cover the quarter-mile the fastest.

MT’s first installment of this race was won by the Nissan GT-R and it would’ve been 2 for 2 if not for the Lamborghini Aventador beating out to punch in the second staging.

But now, the list is fresh with new exotics, ready, able and willing to take the mighty GT-R’s top perch in the order. There’s an Aston Martin Vanquish , an Audi R8 V10 Plus , a Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series , a Porsche Carrera 4S , and an SRT Viper among the worthy contenders.

Oh, and yes, the Nissan GT-R is back for a third go-round to reclaim its title.

We’re not going to spoil you to action because it’s going to make for a compelling six-and-so minutes of your life.

And if you didn’t get a chance to see The World’s Greatest Drag Race 1 and 2, you can click past the jump to go check them out!

You would think that a surge in tuning programs over the past month would be enough for an aftermarket company to slow down, relax, and enjoy the spoils of its new products.

But some companies, like Wheelsandmore, don’t believe in the concept of being idle. Maybe that’s why it doesn’t take them long enough to get back to work, as shown by its newest aftermarket project.

This one is for the Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model and it has since been fitted with the German tuner’s popular "Seven-11" program.

As is always the case when it comes to a Wheelsandmore program, the aftermarket company doesn’t like wasting time building programs for cars that only went on sale a few months ago. That’s the case with the E63 AMG S-Model, a vehicle Mercedes touted as a suitable replacement for its former AMG Performance Package.

On it’s own, the E63 AMG S-Model isn’t even a few months old yet but it already has quite the credentials to its name, highlighted by that 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that lies under its hood. In standard set-up, that’s enough to hit an impressive 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, numbers, it seems, Wheelsandmore isn’t all that impressed by, hence the decision to fit the "Seven-11" program.

Click past the jump to read about what Wheelsandmore did to the 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG S-Model

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Mercedes is expanding its new E-Class lineup with the addition of a new E 200 Natural Gas Drive version that can run on both gasoline and affordable, environmentally friendly natural gas. This new version will deliver 20 percent less CO2 emissions and will cut fuel costs in half.

The new E 200 NGD will be put on sale in December 2013 at a starting price of €47,808 — about $63,700 at the current exchange rates.

The new E 200 NGD is powered by a new four-cylinder gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection that delivers a total of 156 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque from 1,250 rpm. The model can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 136 mph. The E 200 NGD is also equipped with an ECO start/stop system that helps to further reduce fuel consumption.

The E 200 NGD is equipped with three cylinders — one behind the rear backrest and two under the floor of the trunk — that together can hold 121.5 liters of natural gas and ensure a driving range of 1,600 km (994 miles).

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Mercedes E-Class.

You may not know a whole lot about Mara Hoffman, but the colorful and vibrant fashion designer sure does have quite a following.

Hoffman is considered one of the most prestigious swimwear designers in the world and her stature caught the attention of Mercedes-Benz , who proceeded to name her this season’s "Mercedes-Benz Presents" design.

As part of being named with the honor, Mercedes gave Hoffman a chance to showcase her fashion design skills, not on a two-piece bikini, but on an actual Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet .

Judging by the look of Hoffman’s creation, we have little doubt that she really put her personality into that drop-top E-Class with a one-of-a-kind print that will also debut as an exclusively designed fashion item and be sold at Alchemist fashion boutique in Miami.

If you want to take a closer look at Mara Hoffan’s bursting design on the E-Class Cabriolet, you can keep an eye out for it at numerous spots by South Beach in Miami.

Given the fact that South Beach is known for being one of the most hip and happening places in America, there’s no doubt that this one-off Mara Hoffan-designed E-Class Cabriolet will fit right in.

Click past the jump to read about the standard Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

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In the latest episode of Drive, Matt Farah got behind the wheel of a Mercedes E63 AMG . This is not your run-of-the-mill E63 AMG , but rather it is tuned by Weistec Engineering and boast an output of 850 horsepower.

Weistec Engineering updated the E63 AMG with the addition of a new turbo system and a new exhaust system with freer-flowing down pipes. The tuner continued with remapping the ECU, adding new air filters and revising cooling system. There are also new, stronger CV axles that are responsible for transferring torque and power from the differential to the wheels in a vehicle with independent suspension.

What’s really cool is that the tuner considers it can easily upgrade the E63 AMG to deliver an astonishing 1,000 horsepower! We’re sure Matt will get a crack at that tune too, at some point.

Check out the video to see how the extra 300 ponies improved the E63 AMG’s performance figures.

Alpha Performance is mostly known for building some pretty sick programs for the Nissan GT-R . We’ve certainly seen a fair share of them in the past, but now it looks like the noted Godzilla tuner has turned its attention towards Mercedes vehicles.

The project involves some sizable work done by Alpha Performance on Mercedes’ noted 5.5-liter BiTurbo (M157) engine. Incidentally, one such model carrying this powertrain is the Mercedes E63 AMG , a car that packs serious power in its own right.

But apparently, that wasn’t enough for Alpha Performance, who then decided to give the E63 AMG the kind of power upgrade normally reserved for the fastest and most powerful supercars in the world.

To accomplish this, Alpha Performance went by the business of giving the car’s engine a complete overhaul, beginning with the replacement of the Garrett ball bearing center cartridge. From there, the tuner also tweaked with the set up of the Alpha-spec billet compressor wheel, thanks to the addition of latest design software and machining processes, ensuring that output is improved while keeping the overall efficiency of the car.

With these upgrades in tow, the E63 AMG can produce a staggering 850 horsepower and 900-plus pound-feet of torque, almost twice as much as what the standard engine is capable of and good enough to allow it to 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 60-130 mph in just 6.58 seconds. By comparison, the mighty Ferrari Enzo’s 60-130-time is at seven seconds flat.

But the best part about the Alpha 9 BiTurbo program is that it’s not limited to just E63 AMG. According Alpha Performance, you can avail of the same tuning kit for any 2012 and onwards Mercedes AMG model.

Click past the jump to read about the Mercedes E63 AMG


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