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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.

The racecars headlining Australia’s V8 Supercar Series are starting to take shape and over the weekend we saw another one of the cars get its own public unveiling.

Erebus Motorsport took the time to present their prized racer for the series: the E63 AMG V8 Supercars Racecar.

The car itself holds a historical component to it because, as a racecar built in Australia, it’s the first time that an AMG racer was manufactured outside of Germany. Erebus Motorsports is bringing three unique models of the E63 AMG V8 Supercar Series to the racing season, each coming with a unique livery. Of note though is the overall look of the racecars, all three of which are pretty impressive in their own right.

Mechanically, the E63 AMG V8 Supercar Racecar has to subject itself to "Car of the Future" regulations, which means that engine displacement should not exceed 5 liters, rpm are limited between 7,000 and 7,500, and most importantly, horsepower shouldn’t go past 650 ponies.

In the case of the E63 AMG V8 Supercar Series, the team had to "make do" with a modified version of the V8 engine on the SLS AMG. Considering that the standard SLS powertrain includes a 6.3-liter V8, it likely took a significant amount of tweaking just to keep in line with the series regulations.

Expect the Mercedes E63 AMG V8 Supercar Racecars to compete with the likes of the Holden Commodore V8 and the Nissan Altima V8 when Australia’s V8 Supercar Series kicks off next month.

Mercedes E63 AMG

According to British magazine AutoExpress, the Germans over at Mercedes are preparing to further expand its lineup with the addition of some more four-wheel-drive AMG models with the first one being based on the next-generation AMG version of the C-Class. The announcement was made by AMG’s senior powertrain engineering manager, Dr Jorg Gindele, who also confirmed that there is already a prototype version testing at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany.

He also confirmed that a Black Series variant of the current E63 AMG could also be offered, but only during its last years on the market. However, in order for this to become a reality, AMG will need to backtrack on its decision "to only produce two-door Black Series models."

Later this year, at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, we will see the first concept version for the company’s new GLA SUV. The GLA lineup will also include a four-wheel-drive GLA 45 AMG version, developed especially for the U.S. market.

And now a bad news: apparently the electric version of the SLS supercar will be the only model of this kind, because it is too heavy and its technology can’t be applied to any other model in the lineup.

Source: AutoExpress
Mercedes E63 AMG

Until now, Mercedes has only unveiled the sedan , coupe and convertible versions for the updated E-Class. Today, however, the company has unveiled a teaser image for the E-Class lineup, which will debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, and the E63 AMG model is one of the models presented in the image.

The problem is that the only details revealed by Mercedes on the next E63 AMG say just about nothing: "Of interest not only to the US market will be the E 63 AMG models, now available for the first time in a 4MATIC version as well."

The image also features a "V8 biturbo" logo confirming the car will keep its usual engine — an M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, or 550 horsepower and 590 pound-feet when the model is equipped with the AMG performance pack.

Combining that engine with 4MATIC AWD sounds like a sweet change to us. We’ll bring you more details ASAP.

Just like the rest of the Mercedes E-Class lineup — sedan, wagon and coupe - the convertible version has also received an updated version for the 2014 model year and today, Mercedes has unveiled the first official details. The model will be making its world debut next week and the Detroit Auto Show and sales will begin in the summer of 2013.

Just like with the sedan and the coupe, the convertible will receive new one-piece headlights, new front and rear bumpers, and new graphics on the rear lights. The grille will be bolder and more upright, and the hood will receive a slightly more stylized appearance. The convertible version will also get an acoustic cabriolet soft top and fully retractable side windows.

On the exterior market the E-Class Convertible will be offered just in E350 and E550 versions, but in Europe customers will have a choice of ten different engines.

Updated 01/04/2012: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes E-Class Convertible.

Next to the standard E-Class , Mercedes has also prepared an updated version for the coupe model. The official debut will be made next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but the the first details have been officially unveiled today.

Just like with the sedan version we have seen unveiled last month, the facelift E-Class Coupe has received an updated exterior look with LED daytime running lights, a larger front grille and of course more pronounced air intakes in the front bumper.

Under the hood, the engine line-up has also been borrowed from the sedan version, and just like in the previous case, the U.S. customers will have to opt just between two gasoline engine: one V6 and one V8, while in Europe customers will have the possibility to choose between ten different engines.

Updated 01/04/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the new Mercedes E-Class Coupe.

Mercedes E63 AMG

The facelifted version of the standard Mercedes E-Class will make its world debut in January 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show with the AMG version following shortly after. Until now, it has been rumored that the next E63 AMG will come with the same M157, twin-turbocharged, 5.5-liter V-8 engine, new details suggest that the V-8 engine will be updated to deliver a total of 540 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque.

Depending on the market, the next E63 AMG will be offered with either a rear-wheel-drive setup, or Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive configuration. The bad news is that when equipped with the 4MATIC system, the E63 AMG will be about 132 pounds heavier. Despite that, the new 4MATIC system will make the E63 AMG a little bit quicker than the other version, as the 0-to-60 mph sprint time will be made in about 3.5 seconds.

Mercedes will also offer a Performance Pack that will deliver an additional 25 ponies and 26 pound-feet, and will increase top speed from 155 mph to 186 mph.

Expect to see the new Mercedes E63 AMG unveiled early next year.

Source: AutoCar
Mercedes E-Class Convertible

The facelifted 2014 Mercedes E-Class Cabrio has been caught testing many times, but each time the car was carrying camouflage. Based on those spy shots and the official images of the E-Class sedan, we decided to create a rendering for you that will help you get a better idea of what to expect from this luxury convertible.

The model will look almost identical to the sedan version, except of course the changes needed for a convertible: a soft top, the removal of the rear doors and the addition of a sportier feel. Under the hood, Mercedes will install the same engine lineup that you’ll find in the sedan, so you should expect a choice of powerful and efficient gasoline and diesel engines with output ranging from 136 to 408 horsepower.

The new Mercedes E-Class Cabrio will be launched just a few months after the sedan version, so expect to see it sometime in early 2013.

Brabus will have a very active presence at the 2012 Essen Motor Show and the third package announced for the show is the B50-500 based on the Mercedes E500 Coupe . The E500’s standard V-8 engine delivers a total of 383 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, which is already pretty stout. The B50-500 kit pumps the E500’s output to 500 horses and 575 pound-feet of torque – a 30 percent and 47 percent increase, respectively.

In order to milk this extra power, the engine has received a B50-500 PowerXtra CGI performance kit that includes an auxiliary control unit with new mapping for fuel injection, ignition and boost pressure control. With these updates the V-8 engine will launch the E500 from a standstill to 62 mph in just 4.3 seconds and to 124 mph in 13.3 seconds. The Benz’s top speed is limited to 186 mph.

The B50-500 also receives an aerodynamic package that has been developed in the wind tunnel. The package includes a new front spoiler with integrated LED daytime running lights, a new rear spoiler and diffuser, aluminum sport fenders with integrated inserts made from clear-coated carbon fiber, and new side skirts. The car sits on 19-inch wheels offered in Monoblock VI, F, Q, R or S designs and embraced by high-performance tires.

For the interior Brabus offers up any desired material ranging from leather to Alcantara and from carbon fiber to the finest woods.

While everyone is getting ready for the start of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Brabus has just announced a series of Power Diesel Special Editions. These models are based on the diesel versions of Mercedes E-Class , ML-Class , GL-Class and CLS Shooting Brake .

All models will be equipped with a Brabus D6S Power Diesel engine that delivers a total of 509 pound-feet and, depending on the model, an output of up to 313 horsepower. The E350 CDI Power Diesel Coupe is priced at €58,534 (roughly $75,800 at the current exchange rates) and the CLS 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €68,879 ($89,100). Both models deliver an output of 313 horsepower and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Along with the power increase, the two models will each receive a stainless-steel sport exhaust system and a set of 19-inch Monoblock F wheels combined with a set of sport springs. The CLS also gets a ride-height-lowering module and an elegant exterior design developed in cooperation with Bottrop.

The ML 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €71,121 ($92,000) and the GL 350 CDI Power Diesel comes in at €81,810 ($105,900), and both models pump 310 ponies from their engines. The tuner is also tossing in a stainless-steel sport exhaust system with two tailpipes, and a set of Monoblock wheels sized 20 inches and 22 inches for the two SUVs. For an extra €3,448 ($4,400) Brabus is also offering an exterior upgrade kit.

Read more about these kits in Brabus’ press release after the jump.

As everyone knows, when the facelift version of the Mercedes E-Class hits the market, the most significant change will be made up front where the car will feature revised headlamps. Today Mercedes has dropped a first teaser video of this new light design, making us believe that the official E-Class launch is just around the corner.

As previously rumored, the new headlamps will bring back the famous angular-halo design, but also a belt of LED daytime running lights and an all-around new look. All we can say after watching this video is that we really like it, and we mean really!

Next to the new headlamps, the facelift E-Class will receive updated front and rear bumpers, redesigned rear-lights and the absence of the Ponton-style rear fenders. The E-Class’ engine lineup will range from a relatively tame 3.5-liter V-6 up to a wild 4.7-liter twin-turbo V-8.


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