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Mercedes unveiled the CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake version late in 2012 and it looks like a facelift version is already under development. Our spy photographers managed to shot the first images of what appears to be an updated version of the current sports station wagon.

The prototype wears little camouflage - a clear indication that only minor parts will be revised, with no changes expected to happen under the hood. After all the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake is already a very powerful wagon: it gets a 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 525 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

For the exterior Mercedes will focus on making the car fresh and ready to stay on the market for a few more years. As a result the updates should be inspired by the recently launched AMG models and they should be limited to some minor tricks to the front and rear bumper. Some minor changes will also be made under the hood.

Expect the revised CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake to be revealed sometime in early 2014, most likely at a major show like the Geneva Motor Show.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake.

Estate wagons are far from the sexiest cars in the road these days, but when you have a German tuner like Loewenstein Manufaktur, those bulky beasts like the C63 AMG Estate won’t look as unflattering anymore.

Looking at the high-powered wagon post tuning development, you can immediately tell that this isn’t you dads normal C63 AMG Estate. It comes loaded with exterior, interior, and performance upgrades, that really is what you can all hope for in a car like the C63 AMG Estate.

It’s already got the horses to be a beast on the road, but thanks to Loewenstein, you have a wagon that has more power, looks more aggressive, and has a lion tattoo on its hood!

Loewenstein may not be known as much as its German contemporaries, but if it can continue to produce builds like this, the company is well on its way to fame, fortune, and everything in between.

Click past the jump to read more about Loewenstein’s program for the Mercedes C63 AMG


Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with smartwatch company, Pebble, to create what the former is calling a chance to "develop innovative integrated applications" for the Pebble smartwatch. It’s not the kind of collaboration that you normally see between a car manufacturer and a timepiece company because there’s really no special-edition watch that Pebble will release in its partnership with Mercedes.

Instead, Mercedes and Pebble are creating a system that will allow the German automaker to integrate its DigitalDriveStyle app with a number of Pebble smartwatches, which will allow users to integrate their watches with their Mercedes vehicles.

The full scope of features will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, but early hints coming from Mercedes suggests that users can do an assortment of things with the Pebble smartwatches, including getting important information like fuel levels, door-lock status and vehicle locations from their watches by just glancing at it. Another unique feature of the integrated system is that it’s capability to alert drivers of any upcoming obstacles on the road, including accidents and road construction.

It’s a cool new technological device that we’re curious to see at CES this January. Hopefully, this partnership bears fruit for Mercedes and Pebble smartwaches in the future.

Click past the jump to read about Mercedes’ latest hot-ticket vehicle and one car that could benefit from this collaboration the CLA-Class

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Mercedes just dropped the first official details on the new-generation C-Class sedan, but the official debut of the C63 AMG version is still months away. We’re sure that most of you prefer something a little bit sportier than a standard C-Class , but what if you do not want to wait until Mercedes finally releases the AMG version?

In this case, your only option is to get some of the new AMG packages that Mercedes offers for the regular C-Class. One of these packages is the new AMG Line Exterior Pack that transforms a base C-Class into a sporty, attractive sedan .

The new package can be combined with any of the engines Mercedes offers for the new C-Class, but unfortunately, there are no engine upgrades to go along with the nice exterior upgrade.

The new AMG Line Exterior Pack includes the usual AMG elements you’ve seen on other Benz models, including a new set of wheels, a sportier suspension and new brake calipers.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Line Exterior Pack.

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Our spy photographers have caught the C-Class sedan and convertible testing plenty of times, and today it’s time to have a look at the third version in the lineup: the C-Class Wagon, or T-model as Mercedes likes to call it. The car was caught testing while spinning around the Research and Development center in Germany.

As expected, the C-Class Wagon production ready, and wears just a little camouflage. The lack of camo is no surprise, given it will share nearly every detail of the exterior design with the sedan version. The new C-Class Wagon will also borrow the engine lineup from the sedan, including the hybrid and the AMG powertrains.

We expect the C-Class sedan to be revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show , and the wagon should be about six months behind it, with its debut likely taking place at the 2014 Paris Auto Show .

Updated 12/23/2013: The upcoming Mercedes C-Class Wagon was caught testing by one of our readers, and he handed these exclusive images off to us. Check out the new exclusive spy shots after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Mercedes C-Class Wagon.

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The new-generationMercedes S-Class will be making its world debut on May 15th, in Hamburg, Germany and it comes with lots of good news. Along with the sedan version, the new S-Class will also include new coupe and convertible version, but also a new limousine that will replace the old Maybach brand .

The new model - known as the S600 Pullman - was caught testing last week, and based on those spy shots, we have created a rendering that will help you get an idea on what to expect from the next model.

Spy shots revealed that the new S600 Pullman will be about 6 to 12 inches longer than the standard S-Class, thanks to the longer B-pillars and significantly longer rear doors. Under the hood, we expect the next S600 Pullman to get a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine that will deliver about 600 horsepower. Rumors suggest we will also see a hybrid version a few months after the gasoline model arrives on the market.

Expect the new Mercedes S600 Pullman to arrive a few months after the standard S-Class arrives on the market.

Updated 12/23/2013: The upcoming Mercedes S-Class Pullman was caught testing again, and we have the TopSpeed Exclusive spy shots after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the future Mercedes S-Class Pullman.

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The Mercedes SLR McLaren went out of production in 2010 when it was replaced by the SLS AMG sports car. This doesn’t mean that tuners totally forgot about the mighty Mercedes, and proof of that comes from Famous Parts, which released a sweet tuning kit based on the SLR McLaren Roadster .

No updates were necessary under the hood, as despite being a decade old, the SLR McLaren is still plenty powerful. It was powered by a supercharged V-8 with a total output of 626 horsepower — 650 horsepower if you were lucky enough to get the SLR "722 Edition" . With this potent powerplant in tow, the SLR McLaren remains more powerful than many supercars of today.

Because of this mighty V-8, the tuner decided to add a set of wheels from ADV.1, add a custom suspension system and install a lightweight exhaust.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster by Famous Parts.

The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is the definition of a car whose looks don’t do justice to its performance capabilities. On the surface, the hatch looks nothing out of the ordinary, a predicament it finds itself in because it belongs to Merc’s entry-level A-Class segment.

But pop open the hood and that’s where all the magic happens. This bad-boy is AMG -certified insane, and even then, there’s still something about a hatch that already packs 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque that makes us think it has room for more ponies. That’s where mcchip-dkr comes into the picture.

The German tuner has a shiner on its hands for the A45 AMG, featuring comprehensive upgrade kits for the sports hatch’s 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The most basic one, if you can even call it that, involves optimizing the car’s software unit, increasing the output to an impressive 400 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy enough, you can jump straight to the stage 2 kit, which, in addition to the software mods, also comes with new sports catalysts, resulting in another 20-pony increase to 420 horsepower and 394 pound-feet of torque.

You’d think that mcchip-dkr would be happy with that, right?

Not quite, because there’s also a stage 3 kit that includes turbocharger upgrades, software improvements, and those new sports catalysts. With all that equipment in tow, the A45 AMG will be blasting off to the tune of 450 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque, insane numbers that could potentially net the sports hatch a 0-to-60 mph time of less than four seconds to go with a top speed of around 170 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the mcchip-dkr’s program for the Mercedes A45 AMG


The feathers are flying between Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar .

Two days after the British brand mocked its German counterpart’s Magic Body Control commercial with one of its own, Mercedes shot back with its own tasty zing, pumping up its Pre-Safe brake system by saying that "cat-like reflexes aren’t fast enough" and accompanying that with an image of an S-Class about to hit a jaguar if not for the beauty of its Pre-Safe brake system.

Subtle and brilliant at the same time, Mercedes.

More importantly, this light ribbing between these two brands harkens us back to a time when things like this happened far more often than they do now. Audi and BMW used to famously do this back in the day, but that rivalry has been muted in the past few years for one reason or another.

There’s nothing wrong with healthy competition, least of all when two companies engage with the silliness of nine-year olds.

It’s all harmless ribbing at the end of the day.

Click past the jump to watch the Mercedes ad that got the jokes started and Jaguar’s funny reply to it

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Technical partnerships between competing brands is becoming a key part of surviving the crazy ups and downs of the automotive realm. We’ve seen it with Toyota Toyota and Subaru Subaru , Toyota and BMW BMW , Renault Renault and Nissan, and so on. To date, we’ve had yet to see a splash of a deal between two luxury automakers, but that is now history, as Daimler, AMG and Aston Martin have entered an interesting quid pro quo deal.

Now, the partnership between Daimler and Aston Martin has been through the rumormill before. At one point a rumor also incorrectly claimed that Aston Martin’s future depended on this possible partnership with Daimler . Well, that turned out to be untrue, of course, but this deal will certainly speed things along for the British sports car builder.

Daimler will receive up to 5-percent, non-voting shares in Aston Martin without cash consideration in return for helping build bespoke V-8 engines that will see use future Aston Martin models. The goal of these new engines is to deliver high performance and improved fuel efficiency. The shares will be awarded in stages that correspond to the progress made in this project, and the shares will allow Daimler to observe Aston Martin operations, but they will not have any direct control over Aston.

Daimler will be the fourth company to own Aston Martin shares — the other three are Prime Wagon, Adeem Investment and Investindustrial. Unlike the other three, Daimler also plans to start an additional cooperation to supply of electric components, plus a few other areas of cooperation that will be announced in the future.

Click past the jump to read more about the revived Lagonda - one of the first models rumored to get the new V-8 engine.


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