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New Mercedes AMG C-Class Hauls Around the Nürburgring...Quietly

New Mercedes AMG C-Class Hauls Around the Nürburgring...Quietly

Will the hybrid 2-liter turbo take away the AMG’s soul?

A Mercedes AMG C-Class without a V-8 would have been considered unthinkable ten years ago. Back then, the 6.2-liter V-8, which had one of the best exhaust soundtracks since the turn of the century, was dropped in nearly every AMG model in production. This meant that the German car industry was awash with glorious rumbles, snorts, growls, and bellows from Merc’s handcrafted naturally aspirated V-8. Then, by 2016 the current-generation C-Class was in full production with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that was more efficient and powerful than the old 6.2 but lacked some noise and character.

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The AMG one and GT 63 S Share More DNA Than You Think

The AMG one and GT 63 S Share More DNA Than You Think

Hopefully we see F1 tech in even more cars down the road

The Mercedes AMG Project One was first unveiled about four years ago and has been in development at least to some degree ever since. We knew it would take a while to get the 1,000 horsepower 1.6-liter turbo hybrid V-6 Formula 1 powertrain to play well on the road, but it has been a long wait. However, with the development stage being replaced with the production stage we are starting to see just how much of the Project One is being carried over to more conventional models.

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US Regulations Create A Roadblock for the AMG One Supercar

US Regulations Create A Roadblock for the AMG One Supercar

It can still be imported and driven for 2,500 miles a year!

When it comes to cars banned in the U.S., the list is very long and includes a lot of cool cars like the Jaguar XJ220-S or the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-spec. Even more recent cars, like the McLaren Speedtail or the Koenigsegg One:1 are on the same list. And this is because National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has very strict criteria to determine which car is safe to be offered in the States. And when we say safe, we mean safe for the passengers, for the other drivers on the road, for the environment, and for the economy itself.

Another car that has been hit by these strict regulations is the recently-launched Mercedes-AMG One.

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The Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar Probably Shouldn't Have Happened

The Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar Probably Shouldn’t Have Happened

The Mercedes-AMG One proves that F1-powered hypercars and low emissions cannot co-exist peacefully

As far as high-performance cars go, the Mercedes-AMG One is one of the most impressive technological feats of our time. Unfortunately, it’s for that very reason that Mercedes management now regrets indulging in the ambitious project. While putting an F1 powertrain into a road-going car sounds great and it has been done in the past, apparently, Mercedes management did not account for all the challenges caused by adapting a racing engine for road use.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT E-Performance PHEV

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT E-Performance PHEV

Just like the SL, the next AMG GT will also be offered with an E-Performance badge

We already knew that the next generation AMG GT will bring major changes. First, it will only be offered as a coupe - as the Roadster will be replaced by the new SL, and second, following the footsteps of the SL, it will initially be offered in two versions: GT53 and GT63 - both of which have already been caught testing. A more powerful version will also be offered, however, and just like with the SL, this range-topping plug-in hybrid will wear the E-Performance badge.

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The 2023 Mercedes-AMG SL 63e Steps Out In The Cold

The 2023 Mercedes-AMG SL 63e Steps Out In The Cold

How does an 843-horsepower SL sound to you?

It seems that just like the Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe, the new generation Mercedes-AMG SL is also about to receive a SL 63e/SL 63 S E-Performance version. Our spy photographers caught a prototype of the next SL 63e out playing in the snow.

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The Mercedes GLC Will Have A Six-Cylinder After All, But Don't Get Too Excited

The Mercedes GLC Will Have A Six-Cylinder After All, But Don’t Get Too Excited

The C-Class engine downsizing routine is still in full effect, but the GLC will have one little exception

As you know by now, the entire Mercedes C-Class lineup will soon be powered by four-cylinder engines, and that even includes the wild AMG C43 and wilder C63. The V-8 engine has, essentially, been replaced with a four-pot and an electric turbo. The full verdict isn’t in as to how well this is going to work out, but the same story will play out for the entire GLC – the SUV equivalent to the C-Class – lineup, or at least that’s what we thought.

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The 2023 Mercedes AMG E53e Hybrid Decides To Grace Us With its Presence For The First Time

The 2023 Mercedes AMG E53e Hybrid Decides To Grace Us With its Presence For The First Time

The next-gen E-Class AMG will go hybrid!

It looks like Mercedes-Benz is very serious about hybridizing its future lineup, including all its AMG models too. it seems that the last model to follow this path is the AMG version of the next generation E-Class.

Our spy photographers caught what seems to be the future AMG E53e out for a first testing session in the cold winter conditions of the Arctic Circle.

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There's A Nip In The Air, But The Mercedes-AMG C63 and C43 Estate Don't Mind Shedding Their Clothes

There’s A Nip In The Air, But The Mercedes-AMG C63 and C43 Estate Don’t Mind Shedding Their Clothes

More than the exterior design, we’re curious about the smaller hybrid mills that will be a lot more powerful than the outgoing V-8

The next-gen Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and C43 wagon have been testing for a very long. It has been spotted in many places and in various testing conditions, but it had heavy camouflage on every time. This time around, the skin is a lot lesser, and both the vehicles are practically naked on the sides.

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The Silver Arrows Are Back For 2022; The Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E

The Silver Arrows Are Back For 2022; The Mercedes-AMG F1 W13 E

The W13 will help Hamilton and Russel to take the fight right up to Red Bull for 2022. This is Mercedes beyond the Turbo-hybrid era in F1

The 2022 Mercedes Formula One race car returns to the famous Silver Arrow livery after two years in black. Mercedes has taken an unusually long time to unveil their 2022 Formula One racer. In fact, the reigning constructors’ champions, stepped back from the stage to allow the competition to take center stage this year.

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2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Special Edition

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance Special Edition

It is, in fact, offered in a very expensive paint finish!

After being announced back in September 2021, the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is now officially on sale. At least in Europe where it will be priced at €196,897 - or, about $221,000 at the current exchange rates.

Along with the sales launch of the AMG GT 63 S E Performance, Mercedes also announced a new special edition based on the performance hybrid sedan. Called, well, the Special Edition, it will add another 21,777 euro - or about $25,500 to the price

Deliveries for both the standard model and the new Special Edition will begin in April 2022.

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Mercedes AMG SL E Performance PHEV Spied Free Of camo

Mercedes AMG SL E Performance PHEV Spied Free Of camo

Rumors suggest it will deliver up to 700 horsepower

Ever since Mercedes launched the new generation AMG SL we knew that a hybrid version is just around the corner. And today our spy photographers caught a very interesting SL prototype testing in the snow. At a first look it looks just like the standard SL, but look closer and you will see the difference!

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The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix made the rest of the 2021 season seem dull.

The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix made the rest of the 2021 season seem dull.

It all comes down to a winner-take-all race at Abu Dhabi.

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday, December 5, 2021, was fraught with penalties and confusion and produced an incredibly exciting result that means this season has one of the tensest endings of any Formula 1 season.

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