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2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé comes with new packages for the interior and exterior, along with a new package for the mid-trim that makes it plusher

Mercedes has refreshed its AMG-spec GT 4-Door Coupé for the 2022 model year. It comes with a few nips and tucks on the inside and out, while the engine outputs are carried over as it is. But, there are some other new additions under the skin. The V-8 models now feature an adaptive suspension setup, active rear-axle steering, and heated steering wheel. The automaker has even introduced a new MANUFAKTUR Exclusive Edition package for the mid- GT 53 trim that features a new exterior shade.

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Here's What Different About the 2021 Mercedes CLS

Here’s What Different About the 2021 Mercedes CLS

Mercedes-Benz is keeping the CLS lineup simple and tidy

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS will arrive at dealerships in early 2022. For now, Mercedes-Benz is telling and showing us what we should expect from the sleek four-door. At the same time, the entry-level, rear-wheel-drive CLS 450 and the beefier AMG CLS 53 are out of the lineup, which only leaves us with the all-wheel-drive CLS 450 4Matic.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

With station wagons losing ground to the ever-growing crossover segment, shooting brakes aren’t doing very well either. Things are worse in the U.S., where very few automakers still offer wagon or shooting brake body styles. Mercedes-Benz is the only brand that can brag about offering two shooting brakes (based on the CLA and CLS), but neither of them are available in North America.

With the CLA sedan selling like hot cakes in the U.S., Mercedes’ decision to not offer the CLA Shooting Brake on these shores is difficult to explain. And while we’re trying to figure that out, Europe is welcoming an updated version of the sleek wagon.

That’s right, Mercedes-Benz isn’t letting its CLA-Class age ungracefully. No, the German automaker is already refreshing the car for the 2017 model year, only four years since its introduction in 2013.

We’ve been closely following the revamped CLA-Class through its development. But spy shots of camouflage-covered test mules and rumors winding through the industry have finally given way to official photographs and press releases. So what does this mid-cycle refresh mean for the shooting brake version of the CLA? Keep reading to find out.

Update 03/17/2016: Mercedes has unveiled the 2017 CLA Shooting Brake. This mid-cycle refresh follows the CLA sedan in offering an updated exterior and new interior trim work.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake.

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2015 Mercedes Sprinter

2015 Mercedes Sprinter

The Sprinter might not be the first vehicle that pops into peoples’ minds when they think Mercedes, but the van has certainly grown in popularity, even in the U.S. 2014 brought the versatile van a new look inside and out, along with a host of additional safety features and upgraded engine options. What’s more, 2015 brings the addition of the Sprinter 4x4 to the States. That makes Mercedes the only automaker to currently offer a 4WD van.

Astute van fans will recall General Motors’ Chevy Express and GMC Savanna vans offered AWD, but it the system was geared more towards foul weather than muddy job sites. The AWD system was limited to the 1500-series versions with the short wheelbase. That’s not the case with the Sprinter, as it boats an electronically operated transfer case with an available low range with each body configuration.

Speaking of body configurations, the Sprinter comes in nearly every shape and size, fitting the needs of small business owners to church groups needing to haul people. Mercedes offers no less than a dozen possible configurations between wheelbase lengths, roof heights, and weight classification (2500 and 3500 series).

Of course, there’s much more to the Sprinter’s new makeover, so keep reading for all the information.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Mercedes Sprinter.}

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2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG

2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG

Welcome to MY2011 and welcome to the brand new facelifted versions of the Mercedes CL63 AMG and CL65 AMG. This year, Mercedes has opted to leave the exterior of their luxury coupe alone for the most part and focus their attention on the engines of these two vehicles. Nothing shouts perfection like an increase in horsepower andMercedes wants to make this perfectly clear with these two models by using direct gasoline injection, twin turbochargers, air/water cooling, and controlled efficiency stop/start function.

Starting with the CL63AMG, Mercedes has thrown out the use of the naturally aspirated 6.2L AMG V8 engine and opted instead for a 5.5L biturbo engine mated to an AMG speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission with Sport, Comfort, and Manual modes. This exchange has allowed for an 18hp and 125lb-ft of torque increase for the 2011 model. This little kitten now purrs with 563hp and 664lb-ft of torque. Want to make it go even faster? Opt for the AMG Performance package and the Mercedes turns into a tiger with 563hp and 664lb-ft of torque. The standard model makes the 0-60mph sprint in 4.4secs and has a top speed electronically limited to 155mph while the AMG Performance package shaves 0.1secs off of the 0-60mph sprint and increases top speed to 186mph. Even though the 2011 Mercedes CL63 AMG has had an incredible boost in power, Mercedes has managed to decrease fuel consumption by 27% and CO2 emissions by 30.

The 2011 Mercedes CL65 AMG carries over the same 6.0L twin turbo V12 engine as last year for its range topper, but Mercedes has managed to push out an extra 17hp to the car’s performance. Now the CL65 AMG is capable of producing 621hp at 4800RPM and 738lb-ft of torque at 2000-4000RPM. The engine is mated to an AMG speedshift 5-spped transmission with Sport, Comfort, and Manual modes. This combination allows the CL65 AMG to make the 0-60mph sprint in 4.2secs and leaves it with an electronically limited top speed of 186mph.

Hit the jump for the rest of the story plus the official press release.

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Mercedes G-Class facelift coming in 2011

Mercedes G-Class facelift coming in 2011

With a history of more than 31 years, the Mercedes G-Class is a car that needs no introduction. That being said, it has been an interesting four years with this vehicle and its many facelifts. It’s beginning to remind us of Joan Rivers and what’s left of her face.

An inside source at G-Klasse’s manufacturing facility at Graz, Austria has reported that a facelift version for the Mercedes G-Class will be completed just ahead of the Paris Motor Show. This would be facelift number three in the past four years. It will include updated engines that will respect the new Euro 5 emission standards. The 5.5 liter normally-aspirated V8 from the G 500 will be replaced by newly-developed direct injection V8 with twin-turbochargers.

The interior of the vehicle will receive minor changes to include the latest technology out there. These are some of the same technologies seen in the new E-Class. The exterior design will also remain mostly unchanged, but will see a new set of alloy wheels and minor nips and tucks here and there.

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Mercedes releases SLS AMG Gullwing basic configurator

Mercedes releases SLS AMG Gullwing basic configurator

For most of us, the thought of owning a car like the new Mercedes SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ supercar can be attributed as nothing more than just a pipe dream.

But despite not having the moolah to buy this extraordinary car, we can all take solace in the fact that Mercedes was kind enough to shower us with an online configurator so we can customize our very own virtual ‘Gullwing’. It’s far from the real thing, but this is probably as close as most people will ever come to tinkering with this supercar.

The configurator allows us to perform a few tunings to the car like change its overall color scheme, tinker with the alloy wheels, open the gull-wing doors, and of course listen to the car’s beastly V8 engine.

Like we said, it’s a far cry from getting behind the wheel of a real thing. But
then again, beggars can’t be choosers, can they?

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Mercedes E-Class given a hideous makeover

Mercedes E-Class given a hideous makeover

There’s ugly and then there’s hideous. It takes a complete eyesore for us to label something ugly but this one went further than anyone of us ever expected. This car is a previous generation Mercedes Benz E-Class W124 but from the looks of things, it hardly resembles anything the guys from Daimler would ever build. It’s been completely modified – if you can even call something like as ‘modified’ – to look like, well, this. Yeah, very often are we at a loss for words but this one managed to accomplish that.

Try as we may to justify this creation, we just can’t. The car’s front has been completely altered with grills that make it look like a medieval helmet. The designers - which apparently goes by the name ’Arturos’ - also included a number of slit-looking air vents on both sides of the car, which, quite frankly, reminds us of those water-faring creatures known as fishes. The designer even managed to outdo itself by replacing the E-Class W124’s head and tail lights with CLK-style headlights and SLK tail lamps.

We’d describe the car even further but we’re afraid that it still wouldn’t do it enough justice so we’ve decided to just let you see it for yourself.

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