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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Comes with S-Class-inspired interior and semi-autonomous technology

Mercedes-Benz began revamping its sedan lineup in 2013, when the current-generation S-Class went on sale. In early 2014, the new C-Class went in production as a shrunken S-Class, with a stylish yet sporty exterior and numerous cues borrowed from Stuttgart’s full-size limo. After more than a year of speculation and months of teasers, the brand-new, tenth-generation E-Class has finally been unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

Not surprisingly, the E-Class was also redesigned around the same styling language that debuted on the current S-Class. Granted, the midsize does have a few unique features of its own, but ignore the tiny details and it seems that Mercedes-Benz adopted Audi’s "same sausage, different lengths" way of doing things. This is obviously part of Mercedes’ plan of providing its sedan lineup with a more cohesive appearance than before, but it remains to be seen whether customers will appreciate it or not. One thing is certain, this has happened before, as the three sedans were quite similar in appearance back in the 1980s.

Styling aside, the new E-Class can brag about a new platform, a redesigned interior that is gorgeous to look at, and a new lineup of powerplants, including both a turbocharged four-cylinder and a brand-new four-pot diesel. As usual, not all engines will be available in the U.S., but more about that in our review below.

Updated 06/17/2016: Mercedes dropped U.S. prices for the E300, standard and 4Matic versions which are now available at dealers nationwide. Prices for all the other versions, including the AMG one will be announced closer to fall market launch. Check the "Prices" section for the full details.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Mercedes E-Class.

 

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Mercedes Fired Back at the 2021 BMW M5 With the New AMG E63 S 4MATIC+

Mercedes Fired Back at the 2021 BMW M5 With the New AMG E63 S 4MATIC+

That’s a quick reply from Mercedes-AMG after BMW revealed the facelifted M5

Mercedes-AMG wasn’t going to let BMW’s freshly-revamped M5 take all the limelight so it counter-attacked with the unveil of the revised E 63 S 4MATIC+, in both sedan and wagon flavors. Here’s what changes for the uber E-Class.

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Here's What It's Like to Drive a 500-Horsepower AMG E63 With Hand Controls

Here’s What It’s Like to Drive a 500-Horsepower AMG E63 With Hand Controls

Would you try this out on your own?

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG is one of those cars that combine the seriousness of a top-line executive with the boyish silliness of a 14-year-old. The former comes virtue of the somewhat reserved appearance (massive mint-colored calipers notwithstanding) while the latter is in droves thanks to the 5.5-liter, turbo V-8 that cranks over 500 horsepower. That’s enough power to keep you on your toes or, rather, on the edge of your fingers because the AMG E63 you see here is entirely controllable with your hands.

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The new Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe looks just as hot as the E63

The new Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe looks just as hot as the E63

Would you still pay extra for the E63 Coupe?

Introduced in 2017, the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was upgraded to facelift specs earlier in 2020. Now, the German company unveiled similar updates for the Coupe and Convertible versions of the midsize, including the performance-rated AMG E53 models. Although engine specs remain unchanged, the AMG E53 now sports a hotter exterior and new technology.

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The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabrio Are Set to Debut on May 27

The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Coupe and Cabrio Are Set to Debut on May 27

The two-door models set to feature revised styling, new tech, and new engines

Introduced for 2017, the current-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class was recently updated for the 2021 model year. But while the sedan and wagon were unveiled in early 2020, the two-door versions have yet to break cover in facelifted specs. But Mercedes-Benz finally announced that both the Coupe and Convertible models are set to be unveiled on May 27.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 53 4MATIC+

Mild AMG model carries over with similar power, updated looks

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E53 is a facelifted version of the performance sedan that sits between the regular E-Class and the AMG E63. The sedan that replaced the old AMG E43 arrived less than a couple of years ago, but Mercedes-Benz decided to upgrade it alongside the standard E-Class. The facelift adds restyled front and rear sections and some new tech, but the drivetrain remains unchanged.

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The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Has an "Electrifying" New Design

The 2021 Mercedes E-Class Has an "Electrifying" New Design

Merc’s premium midsize sedan arrives with revised looks, new tech, and mild hybrid power

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the W213-generation E-Class back in 2016, it created a revolution in the midsize executive segment. It brought many safety innovations to the market and it took the S-Class’ semi-autonomous driving capability to a new level with nine all-new assistance systems.

Come 2020 and the E-Class went through a mid-cycle facelift that makes it even better. Now sporting design cues from the hot CLS, the E-Class also comes with Merc’s latest MBUX infotainment system and new features. Power comes from updated diesel and gasoline engines, hybrid options, and a brand-new 3.0-liter inline-six.

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Watch the Mercedes E-Class Livestream Debut Right Here!

Watch the Mercedes E-Class Livestream Debut Right Here!

The E-Class is about to show off an all-new face, or so we hope

The updated Mercedes E-Class has been teasing us for quite a while. It started with several sets of spy shots taken during the usual prototype testing phase. Then, Mercedes found it necessary to tease us constantly, but the day is finally here. Even better yet, Mercedes isn’t only showing off the updated E-Class – the hotter AMG version will also be making its debut. we’re not sure if it’s just the E53, the hardcore E63, or both, but we’re leaning toward the E53 being the candidate of choice here.

Despite the excitement for the updated E-Class’ debut, we already know a lot about what’s coming. This facelift will come with, and I shit you not, no fewer than seven different plug-in hybrid trim levels. Apparently, just about every trim will be available as a hybrid, including at least one diesel-electric model. Of course, availability is a market-level scenario so you may see one or you may see them all (don’t hold out hope for the diesel in the States, obviously.)

A new 2.0-liter four-cylinder will probably be the highlight here. It’s internal designation is M254 and it will supposidly be good for 268 horsepower on its own with the 48-volt mild-hybrid system adding in an extra 20 ponies and an undisclosed amount of torque. The M256 inline-six will also be on the list (borrowed from the CLS) and will be good for 362 ponies plus the traditional mild-hybrid allotted 20 extra ponies. Lots of fresh interior tech will follow as well, some of which taken directly from the new S-Class. The livestream starts at 7:45 AM GMT or 2:45 AM EST for you night owls out there.

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Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

Hear a Bunch of Twin-Turbo V-8s Flex Their Muscles

This drag race could very well be a celebration of the German V-8

In a world where downsizing used to be shoved down our throats as a better alternative to higher displacement, the V-8 engine has managed to somehow survive but it is only doing so in the stratospheric blankets of the car realm.

Carwow’s most recent drag race manages to bring together a quartet of V-8-powered monsters: you’ve got the Audi RS6, the BMW M5, the Mercedes-AMG E63, and of course, the Porsche Panamera. Interestingly enough, these are not your go-to supercars but mere luxury cars that can deliver both on performance and practicality, when required. So, how do they fare in a drag race, then?

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Hoonigan Decided to Show Off an E55 AMG-Powered Track Kart and Now We Want One

Hoonigan Decided to Show Off an E55 AMG-Powered Track Kart and Now We Want One

Yeah, it’s not always about Ken Block’s crazy shenanigans.

Most of you link the Hoonigan name with Ken Block and leave it at that, so I won’t blame you for not knowing that Hoonigan is into a lot more than Block’s crazy Shenanigans. Case in point – this video of an E55 AMG-powered Track Kart that was posted to the company’s Youtube channel “Daily Transmission.”

For those of you that don’t know, Daily Transmission is a dedicated channel where the Hoonigans look at the wildest, upside-down car builds they can find, and the video you’re about to watch below is no exception, so let’s get to it.

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Here's How Speed Bumps Affect Your Car At Speed - Ouch

Here’s How Speed Bumps Affect Your Car At Speed - Ouch

Now might be a good time to be careful of those speed bumps

Warped Perception, the Discovery Channel and YouTube show that’s best known for demonstrating the real score on the goings-on in your cars, is back with another video demonstration. After giving us a good look at what happens to a car after being subjected to the nuisances that are potholes, the show’s tired and battered see-through Mercedes E-Benz Class returns to tackle another perpetually annoying road obstacle: speed bumps.

Best be prepared to handle all the cringing that comes with watching this video, but like most of Warped Perception’s previous episodes, this one is less about making a spectacle of speed bumps and more about educating you on what happens to your car when it routinely has to pass over these traps.

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A Mercedes AMG E63 Just Made the Cannonball Run in a Record 27 Hours and 25 Minutes

A Mercedes AMG E63 Just Made the Cannonball Run in a Record 27 Hours and 25 Minutes

Here’s to hoping this record stays intact for a whle

One of the auto world’s craziest and most sought-after records, the Cannonball Run has been broken. The infamous New-York-to-Los-Angeles run that has been the obsession of a subculture of gear heads for more than 50 years now has a new record time, and it was broken by three guys — Arne Toman, Doug Tabbutt, and Berkeley Chadwick — who managed to accomplish the run while driving a heavily modified 2015 Mercedes-AMG E 63, doing so in a staggering time of 27 hours and 25 minutes. That time eclipsed the previous record of 30 hours that was set only six years ago.

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Video: If You Put a Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo E-Hybrid and a Mercedes-AMG E63 S on the Drag Strip, Who Wins?

Video: If You Put a Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo E-Hybrid and a Mercedes-AMG E63 S on the Drag Strip, Who Wins?

The hybrid system should help the Porsche nudge ahead but the Merc is a tough nut to crack

So, what are we looking at here? A traditional wagon with a twin-turbo V-8 pitted against a squished one from the House of Zuffenhausen that, besides the twin-turbo V-8, packs a hybrid system. The Porsche is over $190,000 while the Merc starts at little over $110,0000. While you might as well buy the E63S and head for your nearest Porsche dealership to buy an $81,000 718 Cayman GTS, things aren’t ever that simple, right?

Porsche decided its Panamera four-door sedan could use some extra practicality and the Super Turismo wagon was born. It’s sleeker than most wagons but this doesn’t scare Mercedes-Benz AMG, which has been making insane family carriers for the better part of three decades.

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Watch How Fast a Mercedes-AMG E63 Can Eat Through A Pair of Tires

Watch How Fast a Mercedes-AMG E63 Can Eat Through A Pair of Tires

This is what happens when you have more than 800 horsepower dying to be unleashed

The Gumbal YouTube channel is a great follow if you’re the type who makes incredible videos of cars doing car things as part of your daily routine. Recently, we caught a video of a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S sitting right smack in the middle of the Bimmerworld 2019 event. You’re probably wondering what a Mercedes-AMG E 63 S is doing in a BMW event, and while it would be fun to make some silly story about the circumstances of its presence, we’ll leave that up to your imaginations. The important thing isn’t that the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S attended the Bimmerworld 2019 event. The important is what it did there.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

An all-round package that is steeply priced, but worth the money

The Mercedes E-class coupe has always been a looker. There are a lot of coupes out there on the market, but this one has a certain ring to it. It does not carry any fancy moniker or overdone looks and is a coupe in true sense. Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the E-Class facelift for the 2020 model year. The E-class sedan and the wagon had been spotted before, but now, even the 2020 E-class coupe makes its paparazzi debut. Just like the sedan and the wagon, the coupe also bears changes all around the body and a few on the inside as well. Perhaps there will even be a new engine as well. Will the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe be able to spike up sales for the German automaker?

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Arrows' Mercedes-Benz W124 Station Wagons Are Begging for a Road Trip

Arrows’ Mercedes-Benz W124 Station Wagons Are Begging for a Road Trip

They’re virtually stock cars with a subtle hint of restomodding

There’s a company based in Japan known as Arrows, and it will turn your Mercedes-Benz W124 estate into a stylish wagon ready to gulp down miles on scenic country roads.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S - Driven

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S - Driven

An ode to the Exotic Sedan!

Ever since Mercedes acquired AMG, in 1999, the Three Pointed Star has been hot on BMW’s heels making increasingly good (and good to drive) super sedans. Now, it looks like we have reached a point where the current Mercedes-AMG E63 is as good as BMW’s M5, if not better in several areas.

This is unprecedented because previous hot E-Class models were fun to slide around while producing plumes of tire smoke and also launch off the line (an experience also often accompanied by a bit too much tire smoke). Now, the current E63 S has all-wheel drive to reign its massive power and torque figures in, it has excellent body control, sharp and direct steering, and it’s now a car that definitely appeals to exactly the same people who would consider buying the current BMW M5.

There is no question about it: the latest E63S AMG 4Matic+ is a precision machine with considerably more finesse to its handling compared to previous models. According to some, it’s currently the most accomplished, rewarding and best-to-drive vehicle in its class and, after spending some time with it, we agree. It’s bonkers fast but not really usable on the road, unless you fancy a run-in with the law (or running into the guard rails), so if you really want to explore its breadth of abilities, you take it to a track.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes was caught testing restyled E-Class prototypes that look like they’re hiding new front and rear fascias. It also appears that most of the work will be done on the front end, which is covered by the heaviest camouflage, although there are other details hidden as well.

The current E-Class, the fifth generation of the nameplate, was launched in 2016 and it is due for a refresh next year. Most changes will be done to the styling, to better reflect Mercedes’ new design language that was originally showcased on the new A-Class and CLS. The updated E-Class is expected to experience an extra infusion of tech as well.

No changes will likely be made to the engine range since the Mercedes started selling the E-Class with its new generation of four-cylinder and straight-six diesel engines, both of which make up the bulk of sales in major markets such as Europe.

Update 01/22/2019: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is due for a mild facelift, and it should be coming in 2020. It’s only been about a month since we last laid eyes on the pre-production prototype, but we’re getting another look at it. There aren’t any real changes in terms of what we can see on the outside, however, we do get a decent look at the interior, and there are some minor things that we can spot. Check out our spy shots section below for all the details.

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10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs

10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs

Finding the right cart to help you tee up

Whether it’s a quick jaunt to the driving range, or an entire Sunday spent on the links with your friends, it’s important to have the right ride to get you and your gear to the golf course without a fuss. As such, the big luxury automakers out there offer a range of two-door coupes with enough space in the rear to transport your clubs, bag, and whatever else you need for a round or two, all without sacrificing comfort in the cabin. But which of these is the best?

To find out, we took a look at all the big names on the market from the perspective of a golfer. First and foremost, the coupe in question has to have enough trunk space to carry at least one golf bag, assuming an average golf bag size of 36 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches, or 3 cubic feet, give or take. What’s more, we’re also considering style and appearance, as well as luxury and equipment features inside the cabin.

So then - arranged in no particular order, here’s our picks for the top 10 luxury coupes to take golfing.

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Top Midsize Sedans of 2018

Top Midsize Sedans of 2018

The best of the best in one of the most compelling and most competitive segments in the auto industry

SUVs have become the toast of the automotive world these days that it’s hard to argue against anyone who wants to buy one. It’s just that even though SUVs continue to grow in popularity, it can’t replicate the suave styling and sophistication of some of the most popular midsize sedans on the market today. The best midsize sedans are often those that give you the best of all words. They’re stylish, powerful, comfortable, and spacious. Some even combine all those qualities in one package. SUVs have these qualities, too, but they’re often a product of customers needing them as opposed to wanting them.

With midsize sedans, especially the luxury types, you don’t need space because you have a family to fit inside it, you want the space because you want to show off your ride to your friends. Likewise, you don’t need it to be powerful for your next weekend getaway. You want it to be powerful, so it grabs the attention of the people around you. In here is a list of the best midsize sedans of 2018. Pay attention to who made it because there’s a good chance that if you’re in the market for one, you’ll end up getting one of these models.

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13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV

13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV

Buck the trend, get a wagon!

High-riding vehicles, like crossovers and SUVs are at the height of popularity right now, but they’re not the only way to go if you want practicality and some off-road capability. Crossover style raised wagons are a great alternative and while they can still drive you over a rough field or rutted road with ease, they’re better to drive on road and actually pretty stylish.

They are essentially the wagon versions of different cars which have gained extra ride height and plastic cladding on the outside to protect them from scratches in their most vulnerable points. These vehicles usually have standard all-wheel drive and are usually a higher trim level, so they are not cheap (compared to the vehicle they’re based on) but they also come with a lot of equipment.

Here’s a list of the 13 coolest crossover-style wagons you can buy today.

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Tuning Firm Puts an 80s Mercedes 190E Body on a 2010 Mercedes-AMG C63 Chassis and the Result is Amazing

Tuning Firm Puts an 80s Mercedes 190E Body on a 2010 Mercedes-AMG C63 Chassis and the Result is Amazing

When classic simplicity meets world-class technology

They say matches are made in heaven; and after seeing this combination here, I feel it holds true even with automobiles. We have seen mods where puny cars get bumped with hundreds of extra horses. That seems old-fashioned now. Featured here is a body from the mid-eighties Mercedes-Benz 190E and the chassis and engine of the modern C63 AMG sedan - all blended together into one fine piece of automotive...art? Does the world deserve this car? Moniker’d the Frankenstein Benz, this may actually be a better love story than Twilight.

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Watch the Mercedes-AMG E53 Mild Hybrid Make a Gut-Churning Top-Speed Run

Watch the Mercedes-AMG E53 Mild Hybrid Make a Gut-Churning Top-Speed Run

There’s more this high-powered coupe than its mild hybrid setup

The Mercedes-AMG E 53 Coupe isn’t a whippersnapper the way performance cars are. But, it’s far from a tortoise, either. The AMG E 53 Coupe is surprisingly quick on its feet. It’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, and while its 158-mph top speed isn’t anything to write home about, it’s still capable of putting a lot of cars in its segment in their proper places. A big part of the AMG E 53 Coupe’s performance capabilities rests on its powertrain. It has a twin-turbocharged, inline-six and a mild hybrid setup with EQ Boost that combine to produce a total of 450 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. All that power — and the resulting crackling sound it produces — was on full display in this video of the coupe running roughshod over the Autobahn.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon by G-Power

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon by G-Power

In Case 600 Horsepower Isn’t Good Enough, how does 800 horsepower sound?

German tuner G-Power is known for building programs that turn sporty vehicles into performance savants on four wheels. It’s worked its magic on a handful of BMWs over the years, but now, it’s turning its attention to Mercedes-AMG, specifically the German automaker’s powerhouse wagon, the E 63 S Wagon. At the core of G-Power’s new tuning program for the E 63 S is an engine upgrade that’s sure to rock the socks of owners who are crazy enough to get the kit. The program is definitely not for everyone, least of all those who are more than happy with having over 600 horsepower to play with. But, for the rare few who think that 600 ponies isn’t good enough, this new kit from G-Power should be right up your wheelhouse.

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Watch a BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, and a Porsche Panamera Turbo S Duke it Out!

Watch a BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, and a Porsche Panamera Turbo S Duke it Out!

What better sight than watching three Germans in a conventional drag race! In this video, we see Matt Prior of Autocar, give a brief about all the three vehicles – the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, the Mercedes AMG E63 S, and the BMW M5. Undoubtedly, these are competent vehicles individually, but where do they stand when pitted against each other?

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan

Replaces the old AMG E43 model

Launched in 2016, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class introduced an impressive amount of new technology for the brand, including a semi-autonomous feature and a steering wheel that can detect swipes like a smartphone. The nameplate expanded rapidly to include efficient four-cylinder models, a hybrid, diesels, and powerful AMG variants. Come 2018, and the sedan gains a mild hybrid AMG version under the "E53" badge. Set to replace the AMG E43 for the 2019 model years, it slots between the E400 4Matic and the full-blown AMG E63.

The sedan is the third E-Class model to make the switch to EQ hybrid technology. Mercedes-Benz began the overhaul with the coupe and cabriolet versions, which were unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show in January. The technology first debuted on the CLS in 2017, but the four-door version is not as powerful. A similar setup can be found in the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which also offers a 53-badged variant. So what sets the AMG E53 Sedan apart from the standard E-Class and the hardcore AMG E63? Let’s find out in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

Brought into U.S. dealerships for the 2018 model year, the E-Class Cabriolet shares styling cues with its Coupe sibling. However, a big change compared to its predecessor has occurred under the skin. Unlike the previous model, the new E-Class Cabriolet shares underpinnings with the brand-new E-Class sedan, which rides on a rear-wheel drive architecture, dubbed MRA, that’s lighter and extremely flexible. This is a big deal for the midsize drop-top, which previously sat on the same platform as the C-Class, making it rather short and cramped compared to its competitors. It’s also roomier than ever and equipped with the company’s latest technology.

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Video of the Day: Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Mercedes-AMG E63S

Video of the Day: Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Mercedes-AMG E63S

It’s always fun to watch cars like this lineup and shoot it out. Who do you think will win?

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2018 Brabus E700

2018 Brabus E700

Merc’s mighty mid-size luxury sedan gets injected with Brabus juices

In the event that you’re unhinged enough to think that the Mercedes-AMG E 63 is still in need of more power, there’s a certain German tuner that knows a thing or two about giving you what you want. We all know what Brabus is capable of. The company has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Mercedes tuners of the world. It has a long list of Mercedes and AMG models that have been worked on and turned into machines of fortune. The 2018 Mercedes E-Class is one of the latest models to get included in that list, and it’s packing a wallop with 700 horsepower at its disposal.

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CarWow Pits the BMW M5 Against the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and It's Amazing

CarWow Pits the BMW M5 Against the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and It’s Amazing

The ultimate throwdown with an interesting result...

Putting the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S in close proximity to one another is like trying to put a liberal and a Republican in the same room. It can be done, but words will be said and punches thrown – in the end, someone is going home with a bruised ego and a story that will undoubtedly get tagged as fake news. Well, CarWow didn’t have any liberals or republicans to cage up, but they did have an F90 M5 and an AMG E63 S at their disposal so they did what any self-respecting car guys would do: They Raced.

It wasn’t just any race, either. We’re talking about two of the worlds finest performance cars with a thirst to prove that each is better than the other. The M5, for example, runs a 4.4-liter V-8 that’s good for 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, all of which is routed through an eight-speed automatic paired with an M-Tuned AWD system. In the other lane sate an AMG E63 S with a 4.0-liter V08 that’s good for 603 ponies and 627 pound-feet. It, however, has a nine-speed automatic paired with an AWD system. On paper, the Merc looks like it’ll have just a slight advantage with those three extra horses and 74 pound-feet of torque – if nothing else it can probably win a burnout contest if you switch it into drift mode.

I’m not going to break down the whole battle for you, but you might be surprised by the results. Or, you might not. It certainly is a close battle, and it might have you on the edge of your seat if this kind of thing is something you’re really into. Check it out and let us know what you think of the results in the comments section below!

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Mercedes to Join Volvo, Cadillac, and Porsche in the Car Subscription Business with the "Mercedes me Flexperience" Subscription Program

Mercedes to Join Volvo, Cadillac, and Porsche in the Car Subscription Business with the "Mercedes me Flexperience" Subscription Program

You won’t have to buy a Mercedes at full price if you avail of this service

Mercedes-Benz is joining a host of other automakers in offering a new kind of ownership experience that will allow customers to drive the car of their dreams without actually owning them. Just like Volvo, Cadillac, and Porsche, the German automaker is in the final stages of developing a pilot program for a flat-rate vehicle subscription service, called “Mercedes me Flexperience.” The goal of this is service is to offer an alternative way to “owning” a Mercedes without actually having to buy it outright. The program is already available in a few countries, but it could also find its way into the U.S. as early as this year.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S - Driven

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S - Driven

It’s the stuff of which nightmares are made.

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S is a growling, snorting, roaring monster designed to haunt your dreams.

While the E Class upon which it is based is a sedate, elegant luxury car, the folks at AMG have more sinister intentions for the midsize car. It starts under the hood, where one AMG engine builder hand-assembles a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with direct gasoline injection. That 603-horsepower heart puts power to the ground at all four wheels via a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and will do the zero-to-60 sprint in 3.3 seconds.

Like I said, it’s a monster.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet

The E-Class drop-top gets the AMG treatment, but with a hybrid twist

Introduced in 2016, the latest-generation E-Class gained coupe and convertible versions in 2017. The latter arrived in the U.S. for the 2018 model year, but just one trim is offered over here, the range-topping E400. Unlike its sedan sibling, the Cabriolet model has yet to receive the AMG E63 treatment, but Mercedes used the model to launch a new vehicle lineup under the "AMG" badge. It’s called the E53 Cabriolet and was introduced at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show alongside the E53 Coupe and the CLS53.

Slotted under the bonkers AMG E63, the E53 is essentially a milder version of the brand’s hardcore model. It has a rather subdued exterior appearance that’s not as aggressive, but the interior gets plenty of exclusive details and extra features. The drivetrain is different too, as the 4.0-liter V-8 was replaced by a 3.0-liter inline-six unit. But the big news is that the E53 is the first hybrid AMG nameplate, sporting the company’s new EQ Boost system. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe

AMG goes hybrid with EQ Boost system

Introduced for the 2018 model year, the latest E-Class Coupe is currently the most advanced midsize two-door on the premium market. Its mission is significantly easier now that BMW is discontinuing the 6 Series, but Mercedes still deserves credit for the E-Class’ tremendous technology package, the luxurious interior, and the sporty looks. An AMG E63 variant is the only thing that the E-Class Coupe needed to be perfect, and it was expected to arrive sometime in 2018. But in a surprising turn of events, Mercedes-Benz launched a different AMG model. It’s called the E53 and uses a six-cylinder engine instead of the more traditional V-8.

Launched alongside similar versions of the E-Class Cabriolet and CLS, the AMG E53 Coupe bridges the gap between the range-topping non-AMG model and the AMG E63, the latter available in sedan form only as of January 2018. Specifically, it’s not as aggressive as the E63, but it comes with an array of extra standard features inside and out, as well as a slightly more aggressive exterior. The engine is also unique to this model and features a mild hybrid system, a first for an AMG. It’s not yet clear whether a full-blown AMG E63 version will follow, but until that happens, the E53 is the most powerful variant of the E-Class Coupe you can buy.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe.

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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Proves That the Little Things Can Make a Model Stand Out

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Proves That the Little Things Can Make a Model Stand Out

There are plenty of easter eggs hidden in the AMG E53

The Mercedes-AMG E53 is the latest addition to a growing lineup of E-Class models that are getting the full-blown AMG treatment. There are plenty of highlights to go around as far as the AMG E53 is concerned. one of these highlights is Mercedes’ new 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine with EQ Boost. The inclusion of the engine is one of the major talking points about the model, but like most tech-infused cars these days, there are small details in some of these cars that don’t get the attention they deserve. We’re changing that here by highlighting a few nifty features hidden inside the AMG 53 that some of you might have missed, including a push button inside the trunk that does some serious work for you.

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Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Gets the AMG E53 Treatment in Detroit

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet Gets the AMG E53 Treatment in Detroit

Third model to debut new AMG EQ Boost lineup

Mercedes-Benz came to the 2018 Detroit Auto Show with no fewer than four new vehicles. But while the G-Class is a brand-new SUV under that familiar skin, the other three are based on existing models. But they all wear a new "AMG 53" badge that will replace the existing "AMG 43" denomination. The new lineup made its debut on the recently unveiled CLS and the two-door versions of the latest E-Class, the Coupe and Cabriolet. The AMG E53 Cabriolet is the first drop-top to wear the new badge, as Mercedes has yet to launch an E63 variant, so it’s the most powerful iteration of the current E-Class convertible yet.

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Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe Hits Detroit as the Most Powerful Two-Door E-Class Yet

Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe Hits Detroit as the Most Powerful Two-Door E-Class Yet

It has electric power too!

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to introduce a new line of AMG-badges cars. The new series is dubbed E53 and its main feat is that it has a hybrid engine, which makes it the first electrified production model line from Affalterbach. The new E53 lineup includes three model for now, one of which is the E-Class Coupe. It’s called the Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe and in the absence of a full-blown E63 version, it’s the most potent E-Class Coupe to date!

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet - Quick Drive

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet - Quick Drive

Is this the perfect cool-weather cruiser?

The Florida air finally fell below 70 degrees as November closed out. The crispness isn’t common in these parts, though convertibles are a dime a dozen. Perhaps just as rare as the cool breeze – at least until sales escalate to full-force – is the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet. This is Mercedes’ newest E-Class drop-top and it closely impersonates the new-for-2017 E-Class sedan. The car looks like a baby S-Class and drives like one, too. It’s also dead quiet inside with its thickly insulated soft top in place. But quiet isn’t fun; I held the switch up as the blue canvas quickly tucked itself away ahead of the trunk. Push another button and wind deflectors behind the rear seats and atop the windshield deploy to keep the wood-trimmed cabin a bit more serene. More buttons heat the leather-trimmed seats and even sends warm air across my neck from the vented headrest Mercedes calls its AirScarf. I welcomed the 55-degree night with open arms, an open top, and blast down the Interstate.

Aside from its exceptionally warm heated seats and lovely AirScarf system, the new E-Class Cabriolet makes an impressive cruiser. Its new chassis is rock-solid and the optional “Air Body Control” suspension are a well-made match. The same is true for the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 and the nine-speed automatic transmission. Smoothness and poise are major themes here. Sadly, I only had a few days with the E400. I could have easily spent the next few years smelling the fragranced HVAC system and cutting through the night with the wind through my hair.

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Watch This Stripped Mercedes Get Pounded by Potholes

Watch This Stripped Mercedes Get Pounded by Potholes

Slow motion 4K video shows everything in raw detail

Warped Perception, the Discovery Channel and YouTube show known for filming interesting stuff in super slow motion and with high-def cameras, has beaten the last breath of life from a tired Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The goal: to film the suspension as it rebounds from going over cringe-worthy potholes in a neglected urban street.

The video shows the Mercedes’ MacPherson strut going though a full compression cycle multiple times over just a short distance of road while the control arms swing wildly around their rubber bushings. The stripped down Merc clearly isn’t having fun; every little part is reeling from the shocks and making the unibody car do the wave like teens at a concert. Most surprising is the lateral forces seen acting on the wheel and tire as the car turns slightly while mid-bump. In fact, the forces are too much for the dry rotten tires could take. Both the front and rear tires pop and the sidewalls slam into the broken asphalt – and it’s all captured on 4K slow-motion video.

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The Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept Is All Set For Its Hollywood Debut

The Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept Is All Set For Its Hollywood Debut

Concept car will be Bruce Wayne’s ride-of-choice in Justice League

Justice League is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and a film of this magnitude is going to attract a lot of heavy, cross-brand promotional partnerships. This kind of collaboration is particularly prevalent in the superhero film genre. We’ve seen Audis in the Iron Man movies, and Avengers: Age of Ultron and Acura in the Thor movies, and The Avengers. The massive audiences generated by these movies is the perfect place for publicity and, with Justice League scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, Mercedes-Benz will be prominently featured in the movie, specifically the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

Yep. The same virtual car that the Silver Arrows presented back in 2013 for the Gran Turismo video game is now a movie star. Ok, that’s not entirely true because it’s not actually top-billing the movie., but it will play a prominent role as Bruce Wayne’s very own daily driver because that’s just how Batman rolls. Joining the Vision Gran Turismo Concept in the movie is the E-Class Cabriolet, which will be driven by no less than Diana Prince herself, who we know more popularly as Wonder Woman. The two Mercedes vehicles will play starring roles in the automaker’s partnership with the DC movie blockbuster, but it also won’t be Merc’s only involvement in the promotion of the movie. A series of commercials centered around Justice League will also be shown in the lead-up to the movie’s hyped up release. We literally have a little over a month before Justice League hits theaters all over the world so keep an eye out on all the Mercedes commercials featuring our favorite superhero in the coming weeks. The first one, called “Hard to Resist,” has already aired, and we can see it in all its glory in the video below.

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Brabus Once Again Proves It's The King Of Mercedes-AMG Tuning

Brabus Once Again Proves It’s The King Of Mercedes-AMG Tuning

Three programs for three Mercedes-AMG models showed up at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Unless we’re in for a surprise in the next coming days, it looks like the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show will only have one major aftermarket tuning company in attendance. It’s a little bit of a surprise, but then again, the tuner that did show up is Brabus, and we all know its place in the tuning hierarchy. Suffice to say, it’s the go-to tuner for Mercedes-Benz models. This week Brabus showed solidified this with not one, not two, but three different programs for three different Mercedes-AMG models, all of which, mind you, received insane levels of power and performance, among other things.

These are the kinds of things that we can expect from Brabus. As a matter of fact, these are the kinds of things that we’ve already expected out of the tuner. I’ve already detailed my thoughts about the Rocket 900 program for the AMG S 65 Cabrio and the 700 kit for the AMG E 63 S last week. But guess what; Brabus wasn’t done. Rather, it followed those two major reveals with another program, the 900PS, for the AMG G 65 V12. All that and the tuner even had the time to build and develop a concept for smart called the Ultimate E Concept and had one of its sub-brands – Startech – come up with an aero kit for the Land Rover Discovery. Those two aside, the three Mercedes-AMG tuning kits are prime examples of why everyone regards Brabus as one of the best tuners in the game today. It may be far from being the only one, but rest assured, if there’s somebody out there with a Mercedes or a Mercedes-AMG in his garage that’s dying to get some aftermarket tuning love, Brabus should be one of the first, if not the first, tuners he should call.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Brabus 700

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Brabus 700

German tuner unveils second Frankfurt-bound tuning kit

Days after introducing the new Brabus Rocket 900 for the AMG S 65 Cabriolet, Brabus is getting into the tuning spirit with yet another aftermarket program, this time for the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S. This new kit doesn’t exactly approach the insane levels of the Rocket 900, but make no mistake, with 691 horsepower on tap, don’t think that this AMG E 63 S can’t leave other cars in the dust.

Even better, the German tuner’s program is available for all variants of the AMG E 63. That means that owners of sedan and wagon variants of the AMG E 63 can avail of the Brabus 700 kit, and should they do so, they stand to receive more than just a plug-and-play auxiliary control unit. The whole program also features an aerodynamic kit, a new set of wheels, and enough personalization options for the interior that helps bring out a unique identity to each and every customer who gets the kit. It is fitting that Brabus is presenting the 700 program for the AMG E 63 S at the Frankfurt Motor Show, considered as one of the biggest auto shows in the world. A lot of eyes will be on the tuner to showcase its latest wares. Hardly a surprise then that Brabus is bringing its A-game to the event.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Brabus 700.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S By Posaidon

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S By Posaidon

Care for four-digit levels of horsepower in your Mercedes-AMG saloons?

There may be a new-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 S in town now, but just because that’s the case, that doesn’t mean the previous-generation model will just fade out into the sunset. Noted Mercedes tuner Posaidon seems to think that there’s still some untapped potential left in the “old” AMG E63 S, and like any tuner worth its salt, Posaidon set about unlocking it with a new program that delivers a staggering 1,090 horsepower, more than what today’s lineup of hypercars are capable of.

Wrap your heads around that number for a second. 1,090 horsepower for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Sure, the mid-sized performance saloon is capable of handling that much power, but not without a lot of help, or at least in this case, a bigger engine up front. That’s the scope of what Posaidon has done. Not to mention the work Posaidon put in, which speaks to the kind of upgrades it’s offering for the Merc-AMG. It’s admittedly not for everyone, but for those who prefer

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levels of power out of the E63 S beauties, the German tuner’s power offering is about as high as it’s going to get. And in case it’s a little too out of reach for a customer’s sensibilities, Posaidon does have other options on the menu, specifically upgrades that “only” bring out 850 and 920 horsepower, respectively. I suppose the output numbers, in this case, are relative, but then again, even an 850-horsepower AMG E63 S is going to be a whirlwind to drive.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4² Wagon

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4² Wagon

One-off luxury wagon gets portal hubs, 31-inch tires, & 16 inches of ground clearance

God love Mercedes-Benz and its outlandish imagination for all things off-roading. The automaker has built a one-off 4x4² version of its new E-Class All-Terrain. Yes, a 4x4²! You’ll recognize that odd designation from the AMG G550 4x4², the four-wheeled version of the high-riding AMG G63 6x6. But it’s not just the name that’s similar. Mercedes actually fitted the E-Class wagon with the same Portal hubs as the G550 4x4². The extra height gives this AWD car a whopping 16 inches of ground clearance. That’s equal to a Humvee!

The project is the brainchild of Jürgen Eberle, a vehicle development engineer assigned to the E-Class. According to Auto Express, Eberle wanted to build something that gave the new 2017 E-Class All-Terrain some credence to its name. Eberle was eventually given a small budget after approaching his bosses with the idea. The E-Class suspension was modified to accommodate the large portal hub assemblies at each wheel, which drastically widened the E-Class’ track. This necessitated fender flares, which Eberle and his team crafted from carbon fiber. Beadlock wheel and 31-inch-tall winter tires were then added to round out the project. The best part – nothing else changes. The remainder of the exterior and all of the interior is standard E-Class All-Terrain, making this one awesome looker.

Continue reading for more on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4².

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

The new midsize convertible makes the BMW 6 Series feel really, really old

When it unveiled the new E-Class at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz confirmed what we already knew: that the midsize sedan looks like a smaller S-Class (or a larger C-Class if you prefer). But while styling is a matter of taste, the E-Class is arguably the most advanced vehicle on the midsize market thanks to its state-of-the-art features, and this feat has extended other versions that followed. Having already launched a coupe, wagon, and the All-Terrain models, Mercedes-Benz introduced the E-Class Cabriolet at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Brought into U.S. dealerships for the 2018 model year, the E-Class Cabriolet shares styling cues with its Coupe sibling. However, a big change compared to its predecessor has occurred under the skin. Unlike the previous model, the new E-Class Cabriolet shares underpinnings with the brand-new E-Class sedan, which rides on a rear-wheel drive architecture, dubbed MRA, that’s lighter and extremely flexible. This is a big deal for the midsize drop-top, which previously sat on the same platform as the C-Class, making it rather short and cramped compared to its competitors. It’s also roomier than ever and equipped with the company’s latest technology.

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Mercedes Reveals New E-Class Cab With Bigger Dimensions And Jet-Like Taillights

Mercedes Reveals New E-Class Cab With Bigger Dimensions And Jet-Like Taillights

This latest Merc drop-top vies for a little private plane style

Mercedes-Benz just revealed its new E-Class Cabriolet ahead of an official world debut in Switzerland, completing the line with a little blue-sky opulence. The updated soft-top grows substantially on the outside, while packing all the usual goodies in the interior and rocking boosted six-cylinder motivation under the hood.

First and foremost, the updated E-Class Cab is larger than before, with a full 5 inches added to the overall length, 4.4 inches added to the wheelbase, almost 3 inches added to the width, and an extra 1.4 inches in height.

The fabric top offers the same profile as the E-Class coupe when raised, and can be had in dark brown, dark blue, red, or black. Opening and closing it takes just 20 seconds, and it can be operated while traveling at speeds up to 30 mph.

LEDs are equipped in the headlights and taillights. By the way, Mercedes says the taillights “exude a glow reminiscent of that given off by a jet engine,” which is hilarious. What’s more, if you get the optional LED Intelligent Light System, you’ll get “a special light show” whenever you walk away or towards the car.

Inside, there’s unlimited-headroom luxury seating for up to four passengers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, while wireless phone charging is optional. The Aircap and Airscarf systems are also offered to help keep you comfortable and warm when traveling in colder climates with the top down.

A 12.3-inch digital instrument display is optional, while a 12.3-inch infotainment screen is standard. Vehicle features are operated through either the multi-function steering wheel, handwriting touchpad, or voice control.

Leather upholstery is available in one of four individual colors. You can also get Nappa leather in one of three different colors, plus there are seven individual trim options.

Making the go is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, which is mated to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. RWD is standard, while 4Matic AWD is available for the first time.

The suspension was lowered 0.6 inches compared to the hard-top sedan, and can be had with adjustable damping and an available multi-chamber air set-up. Standard spec includes 18-inch wheels.

Debuting alongside the regular E-Class Cabriolet is a 25th Anniversary special edition model, which gets 19-inch wheels, the Cabriolet Comfort package, upgraded wood trim, and more.

Look for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet in the metal at the Geneva International Motor Show next week. U.S. dealers are expected to get it before the end of the year. Exact pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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Mercedes-Benz Teases E-Class Cabrio; Confirms New AMG Concept For Geneva

Mercedes-Benz Teases E-Class Cabrio; Confirms New AMG Concept For Geneva

German brand to display no fewer than 34 vehicles

Mercedes-Benz has just announced its lineup for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, which will bring two brand-new vehicles into the spotlight. First on the list is the E-Class Cabriolet, of which Mercedes release a teaser photo alongside other members of the nameplate, including the sedan, coupe, wagon, and the All-Terrain. Unlike its predecessor, which was derived from the C-Class, the new E-Class Cabriolet was developed on its own and shares underpinnings with its midsize coupe sibling.

The second global debut is an AMG concept car. The brand refrained from revealing actual details, but did say that the show car is part of AMG’s 50th anniversary and described it as "stunning" and a "glimpse of an alternative drive concept." Most likely we will see a futuristic, autonomous vehicle.

The Mercedes-Benz booth in Geneva will include another 32 models. The display will include the updated GLA crossover, which will make its European debut, and the new Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet. The German company will also showcase the Concept X-Class pickup truck, the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus Edition #2, and the ForFour Crosstown Edition.

Finally, visitors will also have a closer look at recently unveiled cars like the AMG E 63 S Wagon, AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, AMG C 63 S Cabriolet Ocean Blue Edition, and AMG Performance Studio Package-equipped C43 Coupe, known as the Night Edition in Europe.

Stay tuned for updates and photos of these cars from the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon

2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon

A Euro-spec high-performance giant killer that eats worlds… and groceries

Practicality, comfort, and speed. It’s a difficult combination to achieve, especially in the U.S., where customers are usually only offered two of these characteristics, but not the third. Compounding the problem is the fact that on these shores, practicality is almost always equated with a crossover or SUV body style, which is obviously less than ideal when it comes to performance duties. Mercifully, Mercedes-AMG has a whopper of a solution. It’s called the E 63 S Wagon, and it’s based off the four-door rocket sedan of the same name. Merc first introduced the E-Class in 1993, with the latest fifth-gen model ushered in for the 2017 model year, and incredibly, the brand has decided to continue to offer the E-Class Wagon in the U.S. Even more amazing is the fact that stateside high-speed thrill seekers can get their fix with the E 63 S Wagon iteration, which gets all the opulence, interior tech, exterior style, and over-powered performance as the E 63 S sedan, but with extra space in the hatch to boot.

But let’s just jump right into the specs that matter most, shall we? Under the hood of the AMG E 63 S Wagon is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 gas burner, pumping out an astonishing 603 horsepower. Routing output to the ground is a nine-speed automatic transmission. It’s enough muscle to push this wagon to 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds, while the upgraded performance suspension system keeps it all in control. Step inside, and you get a familiar look and layout, infotainment system, and the usual premium features.

Sounds amazing, if you ask us. But the wagon body style can still be a tough sell in the U.S., even with just over 600 ponies on tap, which begs the question – what’s this thing really bring to the table?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Unveiled Because Fast Wagons Are Just Better

2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Unveiled Because Fast Wagons Are Just Better

Enough go to haul ass and enough space to haul everything else

Yesterday, I announced the reveal of the BMW 5 Series Touring, lamenting how us ‘Mericans would probably get left out in the cold when it came to handsome, fun-to-drive wagon models. Apparently, Mercedes-AMG was listening, because today it announced the arrival of an outrageous, high-powered AMG-variant of the E-Class five-door. It’s called the E 63 S, taking after the Mercedes four-door of the same name, and it’s got the goods to go with the title. Because when it comes to grabbing a week’s worth of groceries and picking the kids up from soccer practice, more than 600 horsepower just feels right.

Of course, you could use this thing for more than shuttling around the progeny and their juice boxes. After all, it’s got 35 cubic feet of space in back for, well, whatever, plus the second row can be folded down at a 40:20:40 split as you see fit.

So it’s versatile, that much is obvious. Now let’s talk about why it’s fast.

Under the hood is an AMG-tuned 4.0-liter V-8, which is boosted by two twin-scroll turbos for a rip-snortin’ 603 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 627 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. Fed through an AMG-tuned nine-speed automatic gearbox and permanent 4Matic+ AWD system (with drift mode, by the way), it’s enough motivation to send this thing to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited at 180 mph.

And it’s not just a one-trick pony, either. Making it turn is a new AMG air suspension system with tunable adaptive damping, an electronic rear limited-slip differential, AMG speed-sensitive steering, and 15-inch high-performance brakes. Ceramic composite brakes are optional, because of course.

Inside are the usual AMG bits and pieces, with a flat-bottom steering wheel, carbon fiber trim, and two performance-oriented digital gauge readouts, each measured at 12.3 inches in diameter. There are optional performance seats, while Nappa leather was added to the dash and beltlines.

Look for the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon this March at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales will commence this fall. In the U.S.

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Taking On Ze Germans… In A Camry?!

Taking On Ze Germans… In A Camry?!

Pitting the eighth-gen commuter against a Teutonic heavyweight. Because why not?

You know, you can buy a lot of car for not a whole lotta money these days. For example, if it’s straight-line muscle you’re looking for, the Dodge Charger Hellcat and Dodge Challenger Hellcat will put over 700 horsepower at your disposal for a mere $65,000. That’s pretty insane if you ask us, but what about something on the either side of the spectrum, where comfort and style rule supreme? Well, around these parts, you could opt for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the German’s mid-size luxury four-door that comes jam-packed with high-tech goodies, top-shelf opulence, and upper-crust flair. Or, as an alternative, consider the new eighth-generation Toyota Camry. No, seriously.

Suffice to say, we’re big fans of the new Camry. So much so, we feel comfortable comparing it to one of Merc’s best luxury barges. The updated Toyota just dropped cover at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, and we’re convinced it’s got the goods to punch way above its weight.

But maybe we’re overstepping things a bit. Maybe we’re completely off in the deep end. Maybe. It’s certainly a possibility. But after the response we got when we compared the Camry and the BMW 5 Series, we shrugged our shoulders and went for it anyway.

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2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Edition 1

2018 Mercedes E-Class Coupe Edition 1

Recently unveiled E-Class gets treated to a special edition first batch

Edition 1 models have become a tradition for Mercedes-Benz in recent years, so much so that when a new model bearing the Silver Arrows badge makes its debut, it won’t be long before an Edition 1 version is called into action. We’ve seen it a handful of times in recent years with the likes of the S-Class Edition 1, GLA-Class Edition 1, and CLA-Class Edition 1. Even AMG models like the AMG S63 and the AMG C63 Coupe have received Edition 1 treatments in the past. All of this is worth mentioning because Mercedes just unveiled the new E-Class Coupe, and like clockwork, that was soon followed by the debut of the E-Class Coupe Edition 1.

Like most versions of the Edition 1 kind, the E-Class Coupe Edition 1 comes bearing plenty of exclusive features that you won’t see as standard features on regular E-Class Coupe models. Likewise, it also gets packages from Mercedes’ own pantry of accessories and add-ons, also as standard features. The upgrades are mostly of cosmetic nature, similar to past Edition 1 models.

Speaking of similarities, quantity is also another shared characteristics of these models. Like its predecessors before it, the E-Class Coupe Edition 1 is reportedly limited to just 555 units, as per German blog Mercedes-Benz Passion. That’s actually a healthy total considering that past Edition 1 models came in lesser numbers.

Mercedes has made no mention on how much the E-Class Coupe Edition is going to cost. That’s not a surprise considering that even the new E-Class has no price yet either. That said, the current model retails anywhere from $54,000 to just north of $60,000 so expect the E-Class Edition 1 to fetch somewhere close to the $60,000 neighborhood.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

Mercedes-Benz launched its very own A6 Allroad

The fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, also known as the W213, was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and went on sale for the 2017 model year. A significant departure from its predecessor, it uses a brand-new architecture and styling language based off the S-Class full-size sedan. More comfortable and efficient than ever before, the new E-Class also debuted a handful of new Mercedes-Benz technologies, including a semi-autonomous system. The sedan was followed by a beefed-up AMG version and a wagon variant with two-door coupe and cabriolet models also set to follow. But unlike its predecessor, the W213 also spawned crossover-like model. It goes by the name E-Class All-Terrain and it is aimed at the likes of the Audi A6 Allroad.

When Mercedes-Benz called 2016 "the year of the SUV" and announced a further expansion of its already large collection of SUVs and crossovers by 2020, most people expected more niche models like the GLC Coupe or the Mercedes-Maybach GLS. As it turns out, Mercedes-Benz was considering competitors for the Audi A4 and A6 Allroad as well. The news initially came straight from Mercedes-Benz vice president of sales and product managements, Matthias Luehrs, who said that the company is essentially "looking at everything." What was just a possibility in 2015 became certainty in 2016, when Mercedes-Benz unveiled its Audi A6 Allroad fighter ahead of the Paris Motor Show.

Dubbed E-Class All-Terrain, the new vehicle follows in the footsteps of Audi’s midsize Allroad model, blending the styling of the utilitarian, yet still sexy E-Class wagon with the taller ride height and cladding of a crossover. Described as a "flexible all‑rounder for unpaved roads, family and leisure time," the All-Terrain gives the German brand access to a previously unexplored niche and likely opens the door for a similar model based on the C-Class too. But until that happens, let’s have a closer look at the brand-new E-Class All-Terrain.

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