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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S comes with a 600+ Horsepower V-8 engine, intimidating looks, and loads of features inside the cabin

Coupe versions of SUVs have been quite a hit in the U.S. in the recent years. Automakers are coming up with the sloping roofline versions of the mid-size and full-size SUVs and they are selling pretty well. Such is the demand that you can now have them even in the sportiest and the most luxurious avatar. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is a strong example of the same. It comes with a V-8 mill that puts out over 600 horsepower, is luxurious on the inside, and is loaded to the gills in terms of features. It faces stiff competition from the likes of the BMW X6 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo – is it any better than its German counterparts?

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This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

The Audi RS3, the BMW M2, The Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the VW Golf R face each other on the drag strip

The ‘Carwow’ team brought in five German cars to face each other on the drag strip. The contenders include the Audi RS3, the BMW M2, the Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. All the cars have very different setups – some are naturally aspirated, some turbocharged; some are rear-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive – that make this an unpredictable race. Which car are you betting on here?

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Watch A Mercedes-AMG SLS Indulge In An Epic Drag Race With A BMW M3 Competition

Watch A Mercedes-AMG SLS Indulge In An Epic Drag Race With A BMW M3 Competition

It’s a naturally aspirated V-8 vs a forced induction straight-six

The Mercedes-AMG SLS is an iconic machine and it will go down in the history books as one of the most legendary monikers to have ever graced us. It isn’t just about that long hood or the gullwing doors; the car is a beast on the track. The folks at Carwow pit it against a BMW M3 Competition to set up a naturally aspirated V-8 vs a twin-turbo straight-six. Do you think the SLS has in it to take down the turbocharged M3?

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A New AMG GT Coupe Will Cruise Next to the New SL Roadster

A New AMG GT Coupe Will Cruise Next to the New SL Roadster

The Mercedes Design Chief has confirmed that the new SL doesn’t replace the GT and the two will coexist harmoniously

It hasn’t even been a week since Mercedes launched the new SL. The new 2023 Mercedes-AMG SL is a different beast altogether when compared to its predecessor as it is now an AMG-exclusive model only. There were rumors that it would replace not just it’s the outgoing SL, but also the GT. However, the company’s design chief, Gorden Wagener, has confirmed that both the models will coexist without really stepping on each other’s toes.

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Watch The New 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL Livestream Here

Watch The New 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL Livestream Here

The new SL is built from the ground up as an AMG product and it debuts today; watch the live stream here

The new SL is all set to be launched today. The iconic car is AMG-fied and will be heavy on performance moving forward. There isn’t a lot known about it yet, but we do know that the car will be powered by a V-8 engine and a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. The AMG SL will be launched today (10.28.2021) at 1000 EST and you can watch it right here:

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2023 Mercedes-AMG A35

2023 Mercedes-AMG A35

The Mercedes AMG A35 is the VW Golf R’s most serious German competitor and an updated version is almost upon us

In 2012, the Mercedes A-Class finally became what it should have been from the beginning – a proper hatchback. With the W177-generation, the A-Class improved upon the traditional hatchback body type even more and now, a facelift is in the making. The latest spy footage suggests that the mildly hot AMG A35 is out testing and, given the amount of camouflage, the hot hatchback is almost ready for a debut.

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This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness

This AMG-Powered Lotus Exige Is Pure Madness

This Lotus Exige Racecar is a crazy, street-legal, track weapon, powered by a 6.2-liter AMG V-8

The Lotus Exige may have been discontinued in favor of the Evija EV hypercar, but it’s still one of the best platforms for lightweight track weapons. It seems Quentin Boylan from Praetoria, South Africa, has recognized that and built his own extreme version of the British featherweight sports car. A while back, we wrote about another crazy project of his – an AMG V-8 swapped Toyota Hilux.

With the Exige, Quentin took things even further. He took the 6.2-liter V-8 out of a Mercedes SLS AMG and crammed it into the Lotus. The result is pure savagery.

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Grocery Getter Drag Race: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Vs Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon

Grocery Getter Drag Race: Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Vs Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon

The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat vs the Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon is a battle for the ultimate grocery getter

Coming up with a car that can both give you the ultimate driver satisfaction and be a usable daily driver is a tall order. Or at least it used to be. The two contenders in today’s drag race prove that nothing is impossible. The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has arranged for the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and Mercedes AMG E63 S Wagon to throw down on the drag strip and see, which is the ultimate grocery getter.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

New platform and 4.0-liter V-8 engine with more than 600 horsepower

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 is an upcoming high-performance version of the third-generation GLS. Just like its predecessor, the AMG-prepped GLS boasts a sportier exterior, unique features inside the cabin, and a more powerful drivetrain built around a turbocharged V-8 engine. The AMG-tuned mill cranks out 603 horsepower, which makes one of the most powerful premium SUVs on the market. While the standard GLS has plenty of competition to go against, including the BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade, and Lincoln Navigator, the AMG version is almost alone on the market. The Range Rover is the only SUV available with a high-performance drivetrain, and it will remain the only option until BMW launches an M version of the X7. From this standpoint, the 2021 AMG GLS 63 is a unique full-size SUV on the market and enables Mercedes-Benz to continue to dominate the niche in the high-performance realm. Let’s see what the new AMG GLS 63 has in store for us.

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European Emissions Regulations Could All But Kill Brands Like Mercedes-AMG

European Emissions Regulations Could All But Kill Brands Like Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG may have to scale back its lineup by as much as 75-percent to avoid being gutted with fines come 2021

Notice how automakers are really starting to cram EVs down our throats even though the vast majority of the driving population doesn’t want them? Well, you can’t actually blame the automakers, you can blame the emissions regulations set forth by the government. In Europe, the situation is dire, and fines for not meeting emissions regulations are about to skyrocket in 2021. If the penalties going into effect in 2021 were in effect today, the penalties would climb into the tens of billions of dollars category. That’s why Mercedes and other automakers are scrambling to put EVS on the road – they will reduce their average emissions output.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard automakers try, they just can’t convince people to buy EVs over big, gas-guzzling SUVs. And, because of this, brands like AMG just might have to trim back… A lot. So much so that AMG might be forced to cut its most powerful models and reduce its lineup by as much as 75-percent.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S picture gallery

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S picture gallery

Here’s a good look at Mercedes fastest mid-size SUV

It was only a matter of time before Mercedes’ AMG division had its way with the Mercedes GLE SUV, and that day has come. Unveiled at the 2019 Los Angles Auto Show, the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S comes complete with a Panamerican-style grille, massive corner intakes, and the typical AMG exhaust outlets and diffuser. The interior is as luxurious as it gets in this segment and comes complete with plenty of AMG-specific styling cues like the infotainment system graphics, interior badges, and race-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel.

Under the hood lurks the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 found in the larger Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, and it even delivers the same 602 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. It also has that EQ Boost starter-generator that pumps out 21 extra horses and 184 extra pound-feet of torque. The 4Matic AWD system can distribute torque between the axles as needed, so much so that it can even send 100-percent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels.

The good news here, however, is that the GLE 63 is smaller, so it’s actually quicker in the 60-mph sprint than its bigger brother. While the GLS 63 S does the sprint in 4.1 seconds, the GLE 63 S will get you to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds – supercar speeds not that long ago. We’ve added a beautiful picture gallery to our slider above and the page below, so go ahead and drool a bit as you scroll through our images. Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself a new desktop wallpaper.

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Some Mercedes Models Aren't Meant for an AMG Badge, But the List Might Surprise You

Some Mercedes Models Aren’t Meant for an AMG Badge, But the List Might Surprise You

AMG for everything? Nah, not everything

What makes a performance car truly special? Is it the driving dynamics or the sound of the engine? Is it the sheer power output or how fast it can hit a benchmark? Is it the badge that it wears, potentially signaling that it’s something more than your everyday car? One could argue that it’s a number of these things, or maybe it’s even all of these things. I guess that really depends on the model at hand. Take the AMG badge, for instance. It ranks up there with BMW M, Honda’s Type R, Volkswagens R designation, and even Hyundai’s N division – it tells us that whatever is wearing the AMG badge is better in almost every way to the car it is based on.

This is an easy concept to understand, but at what point does a badge become so common; so diluted; that it’s not special anymore? Well, Mercedes is doing its best to help us find out. It has just announced a list of models from its entire lineup that won’t get the typical AMG treatment. You’ll be how many models fall into this category.

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Mercedes Is Spooked by the Porsche Taycan; Plans an Electric AMG to Fight Back

Mercedes Is Spooked by the Porsche Taycan; Plans an Electric AMG to Fight Back

Looks like the Taycan has been keeping Porsche’s rivals on their toes

Even in the wake of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show - which has lost some of its glam if we’re being completely honest - it’s hard to ignore one launch in particular, namely the Porsche Taycan.

In all fairness, the Taycan has indeed been teased and then teased some more over the past months, however, when Porsche finally dropped the mic and unveiled its first-ever electric sports car, the audience had plenty of things to absorb.

The same can be said about Porsche’s arch-rival Mercedes-Benz, whose plans to introduce an electric AMG-badged model that would compete with the Taycan have been highlighted in Frankfurt by Mercedes-Benz head honcho Ola Kallenius.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition

2019 Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition

The last special edition AMG S 65 will make its curtain call at the Geneva Motor Show

As Mercedes prepares to launch the next-generation S-Class, the German automaker and its performance division, AMG, are bidding adieu to the current-generation model with a

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bound special-edition model that’s called the AMG S 65 Final Edition. Limited the just 130 units, the AMG S 65 Final Edition is a fitting swan song for Mercedes-AMG’s resident luxobarge. The exclusive touches are mostly of the cosmetic variety, but there are a lot of them, especially in the exterior and interior of the sedan. More importantly, the AMG S 65 Final Edition represents the last time we see a V-12 engine in the S-Class family. More than the exclusive touches, the end of the V-12 era in the S-Class is reason enough for this model to turn into a collectible down the road. Mercedes-AMG has not indicated a price for the AMG S 65 Final Edition, but with the “standard” AMG S 65 starting at around $232,000, expect to pay a lot more for the opportunity to go home with one of the 130 AMG S 65 Final Edition models.

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An AMG Version of the Mercedes X-Class Is Not Happening

An AMG Version of the Mercedes X-Class Is Not Happening

Don’t get your hopes up, either, because there’s no changing Mercedes-AMG’s mind

Mercedes-AMG has shot down rumors of a high-performance version of the X-Class, ending speculation that the pickup would get a sportier alter ego. No less than AMG boss Tobias Moers dropped the hammer on rumor at the launch of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe in Texas recently. Those who have pined for such a model can now rest easy. Your calls won’t be answered. There will be no Mercedes-AMG X pickup in the near — or far — future.

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Will Mercedes-AMG Take on the Porsche Cayman with a Stand-Alone Compact Sports Car?

Will Mercedes-AMG Take on the Porsche Cayman with a Stand-Alone Compact Sports Car?

Watch out, Porsche… AMG is coming for you!

Mercedes-AMG has stepped into something big with the release of the AMG GT. After all, that car has spawned a handful of different models including the most recent GT 4-door Coupe. Now, it looks like Mercedes may have the Porsche Cayman in its sights, and it’ll take it on with a stand-alone small sports car.

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Turns Out, The Mercedes-AMG SL 65 Isn't The Only Thing We Need To Say Goodbye To as V-12s Are Not Long in Mercedes-AMG's World

Turns Out, The Mercedes-AMG SL 65 Isn’t The Only Thing We Need To Say Goodbye To as V-12s Are Not Long in Mercedes-AMG’s World

You might have to say goodbye to AMG’s vaunted V-12s too

More than a few tears were shed when it was recently reported that Mercedes-AMG is considering killing off the potent SL 65 drop top. Well, prepare for the dam to break because it looks like the SL 65 isn’t the only thing that Mercedes-AMG is planning to get rid off in the near future. A new report, this time from Car and Driver, is shining the spotlight on Mercedes-AMG’s 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-12 engine, and that light, as far as its application on future Mercedes-AMG models, is about to be turned off completely soon.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe

Same old recipe, now with a bit of extra spice

If you’re looking for classy entry-level luxury with a three-pointed star on the nose, look no further than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Initially making the scene in 2007, the C-Class got its first AMG model variant in 2008. These days, the C-Class is the brand’s top-selling nameplate, with the AMG versions bolstering sales numbers as a more accessible gateway to the high-performance Mercedes lifestyle. Like a sports car draped in a luxury suit, the AMG C 63 brings the heat without breaking a sweat, and now, there’s an updated version headed to dealers offering tweaked exterior style, the latest cabin tech, and a little extra under the hood.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe.

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AMG Won't Build a Standalone SUV Because It'll be Too Desirable and Would Hurt AMG Derivatives of the Mercedes GLA, GLC, GLE, and GLS

AMG Won’t Build a Standalone SUV Because It’ll be Too Desirable and Would Hurt AMG Derivatives of the Mercedes GLA, GLC, GLE, and GLS

At least AMG is clear on that position

Given its hardcore performance pedigree, you would think that Mercedes-AMG would be one of the most likely performance brands to have a bone-crunching SUV of its own. But that’s not the case, and it will not be the case anytime soon. AMG chief, Tobias Moers, is sure of that because an AMG SUV would effectively cannibalize existing Mercedes-Benz SUVs that have their own AMG derivatives.

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Now That Mercedes Has Launched the AMG GT 4-Door, the AMG GT Black Series Will Follow by 2020

Now That Mercedes Has Launched the AMG GT 4-Door, the AMG GT Black Series Will Follow by 2020

Turbo V-8 will get a bump in power, weight will get a cut

Mercedes just released its AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, bringing high-end German power to play in an elegant four-door package. Exciting stuff for AMG fans, no doubt, but now there’s even more good news, as Australian website Car Advice is reporting that the Afflaterbach-based performance company is developing a new GT Black Series behind closed doors. Destined to slot above the current AMG GT R monster machine, the up-and-coming Black Series is expected to arrive in just a few years’ time.

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