Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is one of the most celebrated luxury carmakers of all time. Associated with premium vehicles since the early days, the German firm is now one of the most successful manufacturers in the luxury market. Established as Mercedes-Benz in 1926, the company goes back to the late 1800s. Founded as Benz & Cie. in 1883, it became Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in 1890.

Although it’s mainly know for its cars, SUV, and race cars, Mercedes-Benz also manufactures commercial vans, buses, and trucks. Its current car and SUV lineup includes no fewer than 19 nameplates, some of which go back several decades. Iconic classics from the past include the 770K, 500K, 300SL, 190SL, and successors to the current S-Class, E-Class, and C-Class models. Throughout its history, Mercedes-Benz has operated factories in 30 countries spread over five continents.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 by PerformMaster

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 by PerformMaster

This Mercedes-AMG G63 receives a lot of carbon fiber treatment and a healthy power boost

The Mercedes-AMG G63 is turning out to be quite popular with the aftermarket tuners. We’ve seen builds from companies like Carlex Design, Wald International, Brabus, Mansory, and many others in the past.

This time, another company has laid its hands on the luxurious, boxy SUV. Germany-based PerformMaster has given the G63 a twist that includes a few cosmetic changes and a power bump that pushes it over 800 horses. Is this enough to set it apart from other customized builds?

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe By Lorinser - Ugly Car, Ugly Wheels, More Power

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe By Lorinser - Ugly Car, Ugly Wheels, More Power

This program is definitely not for everyone

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe is, by most accounts, a slick-looking performance coupe-SUV. But like most vehicles — and that includes performance-spec models — there are ways to make a model like the AMG GLC 63 S better. There are ways to make it look better, and, certainly, there are ways to make it perform better.

Noted Mercedes tuner Lorinser took up the task of transforming the AMG GLC 63 into a better all-around coupe SUV. The German tuner is known for its programs for Silver Arrow models so this new aftermarket kit for the high-powered GLC should be a walk in the park, right? Right? Well, let’s save the verdict below.

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Mercedes and AMG Should Definitely Build This C63 Black Series Coupe

Mercedes and AMG Should Definitely Build This C63 Black Series Coupe

If There Was Ever A Car That Deserved The Black Series Treatment, It’s the AMG C63 Coupe

The awesome and outrageously expensive Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series hasn’t been out more than a few weeks, and we’re already getting the itch to see more Black Series DNA. And, that’s where this rendering from carlifestyle on Instagram comes into play. Carlifestyle has taken all the extra goodness from the AMG GT Black Series and blended it into the already amazing AMG C63 Coupe to create a car that looks suitable for whatever god or gods you believe it, and that’s no joke.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Brabus 700 By Fostla.de

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Brabus 700 By Fostla.de

The G63 looks pretty cool in this green vinyl wrap

Brabus is known to customize and give the vehicles it works on a unique twist. Its favorite bunny, the Mercedes-AMG G63, has been transformed into many different iterations. One of them is the Brabus 700. The aftermarket company later tweaked it again with a small performance boost and some exterior upgrades that resulted in the 700 Widestar. Now, another German company called Fostla.de has laid its hands on the Brabus 700 Widestar to give it its own twist. This pattern will make Christopher Nolan proud.

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Mercedes Just Gave the AMG GT More Power as the GT S Trim is Discontinued

Mercedes Just Gave the AMG GT More Power as the GT S Trim is Discontinued

Mercedes introduces an updated AMG GT, discontinues GT S trim

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the beefed-up AMG GT Black Series model, its most powerful V-8 sports car to date. But the base AMG GT is also getting a bit of extra attention with a more powerful engine and some additional features and tech.

The introduction of the updated AMG GT also marks the end of the line for the AMG GT S trim, so Mercedes basically merged two entry-level models into one.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

A more powerful AMG GT R? Yes please!

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the range-topping version of the AMG GT sports car. Unveiled in 2020, the Black Series model arrives six years after Mercedes-Benz debuted the AMG GT lineage, which now includes five road-legal models and two race-spec versions. The Black Series slots at the top of the range, featuring a race-inspired exterior and the most powerful iteration of the 4.0-liter V-8 engine yet. Heavily upgraded and capable of 720 horsepower, the Black Series’ mill is also the most powerful production V-8 from AMG. The Black Series model is also the most expensive from the lineup and the only Mercedes-Benz that costs in excess of €300,000.

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Amazing Car for Sale: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

Amazing Car for Sale: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

Surely one of the more insane automotive creations to come from the stoic Germans at Mercedes-Benz

Nostalgia is a strong tool in marketing and when you’re Mercedes-Benz you’ve got a huge bank of memories to fall back on, a seemingly endless catalog of legendary models and memorable milestones and otherwise remarkable achievements, some of the more incredible having been achieved in the world of racing.

Among Mercedes’ finest days in the sun on the circuits of the world is the day when a journalist accompanied a then-up-and-coming driver to win a road race in Italy. The men were Denis Jenkinson and Stirling Moss and the car was the 300 SLR. 45 years after that victory for the ages in the Mille Miglia, Mercedes-Benz paid tribute to Moss, to Jenks, and to the SLR by building this, the SLR McLaren Stirling Moss.

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For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver

For the Price of a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, You Could Buy a McLaren 720S and a Daily Driver

The AMG GT Black Series costs more than exotic supercars from McLaren and Ferrari

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled European pricing information for the hot and new AMG GT Black Series and boy, oh boy, it’s expensive! The German sports coupe comes in at an eye-watering €335,715 in Germany, which is notably more than some exotic supercars from Ferrari and McLaren.

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Hold Onto Your Jaws: A Sauber Mercedes C9 Has Hit The Market

Hold Onto Your Jaws: A Sauber Mercedes C9 Has Hit The Market

This Group C monster comes from a time when doing 210 mph on the Mulsanne Straight was commonplace

Throughout the years, the world of racing has given us plenty of iconic liveries to fawn over, from the gold-and-black beauty of the JPS Lotuses run by Colin Chapman’s team to the iconic light blue threads of the stock cars raced by Richard Petty in NASCAR. An equally famous single-color comes from Germany and it adorned not one but multiple teams, namely the ’Silver Arrow’ livery. The Sauber-Mercedes C9 stands as the first ’Silver Arrow’ of the modern era, a car so dominant at one point that it drew justifiable parallels with the original silver bullets from the ’30s.

Those silver cars, be it the rear-mid-engined Auto Unions or the prodigious Mercedes-Benz machines of Rudi Uhlenhaut, were the pride of Germany in between the two World Wars and were painted silver as that was the country’s national racing color, the same as green was the national racing color of Britain and red was that of Italy. With the advent of sponsorship in the ’60s, national colors took a step back but, when Mercedes returned to top-level racing in the late ’80s, it sought to bring back some of that old-timey appeal. This is one of the cars that carried those famous colors in 1989.

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The Mercedes EQS Could Eat The Tesla Model S with 435 Miles of Electric Range

The Mercedes EQS Could Eat The Tesla Model S with 435 Miles of Electric Range

Electric cars, albeit the more expensive models, are getting more and more feasible

Mercedes isn’t holding back with its EQ lineup of electric vehicles. The EQC compact electric SUV is so close to hitting the market you can practically smell the odor of new electric motor. The EQS – basically an electric S-Class — is set to come to the market soon too, after being previewed in 2019 as the Vision EQS Concept We learned earlier in 2000 that AMG would build an S65 equivalent, and now we’re learning that the EQS in base form will walk all over the Tesla Model S in terms of range. If you weren’t into electric cars before, now’s probably the time to start paying attention.

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Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Can the Mercedes SLR McLaren Beat a Couple of Modern Supercars in a Drag Race?

Video takes a look at how the SLR fares against the likes of Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin DBS

Born from the know-how of two renowned houses - those of McLaren and Mercedes-Benz, the SLR came to existence with a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 good for 617 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. The year was 2005.

Fast forward to 2020, and Carwow sets out to discover whether the SLR still has it. In doing so, Mat Watson pits the SLR against the Ferrari GTC4 and Aston Martin’s DBS. Sounds like we’re in for a treat.

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Arrives With The Most Powerful Engine From AMG

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Arrives With The Most Powerful Engine From AMG

Holy smokes, Mercedes-AMG didn’t play around with this Black Series GT

Rumors talked about it for a couple of years, some spyshots gave us even more reason to get excited and follow the topic, but it was finally a press release from Mercedes-AMG that brightened our day.

This, folks, is the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, featuring the most beefy engine ever developed by the house of AMG.

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2020 Mercedes GLE Sports Line Coupe by Wald International

2020 Mercedes GLE Sports Line Coupe by Wald International

This is a subtle tuning kit from a tuner that’s known for some outlandish creations

The 2016-2019MY Mercedes GLE Coupe was a standout ride. Taking its roots from the GLE family that was born from the remnants of the departed ML-Class, the GLE Coupe looked the part of a proper coupe-SUV. Sadly, it didn’t perform like one, though that’s partly attributed to the presence of its AMG alter-egos: the GLE 63 Coupe and the GLE 63 S Coupe.

Still, the GLE Coupe remains a darling among Mercedes fans, crossover and SUV enthusiasts, and, in this case, aftermarket tuners. Ward International took a stab at creating an aftermarket package for the flashy Mercedes coupe-SUV, one that includes aesthetic improvements, performance upgrades, and, a flashy set of new wheels to boot. In other words, it’s a typical “Black Bison” project from the same tuner that gave birth to the name. The only caveat is that this isn’t a Black Bison kit; Wald instead calls it the Sports Line.

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Here's Your First Official Look at the AMG GT Black Series

Here’s Your First Official Look at the AMG GT Black Series

And Shmee of all people is behind the wheel.

It’s been 24 hours since we saw the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series in a handful of leaked photos, and the German company has now released the first official video with the performance coupe. Mercedes-Benz did not release any information on the car yet, but the video gives us a good look at the Black Series’ exterior and confirms that yesterday’s leak was legit.

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Are These "Leaked" Images of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Legit?

Are These "Leaked" Images of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Legit?

It looks like the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series "debuted" earlier than it should have

Updated: Following these image leaks, which were most likely planned,Mercedes has released a show-all video for the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

A Black Series version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has been in the rumor mill for more than two years now. Camouflaged versions were spotted on public roads and on the Nurburgring track and new reports say that the sports car could debut in July 2020. But the wait is partly over, as the AMG GT R Black Series is here for us to see in a bunch of leaked photos.

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This Mercedes X-Class "Exy Extreme+" by Carlex Design Is Actually Tolerable

This Mercedes X-Class "Exy Extreme+" by Carlex Design Is Actually Tolerable

Well, at least someone has given attention to the rebadged Nissan Navara!

Do you remember the Mercedes X-Class pickup truck? The Nissan Navara that Mercedes tried to sell as a premium pickup truck? Yeah, well the truck may have flopped horribly in the market, but Carlex Design has tried to make some work out of it.

The changes don’t scream Nissan anymore, so the build looks nice. Called the Exy Extreme+, its interior and exterior were given a revamp and it looks a little more acceptable than the standard Mercedes Navara, err... the standard Mercedes X-Class.

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This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be

This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be

While visually attractive, this SLR design has virtually zero chances of becoming a real car

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was, if you wish, an example of fusion (car) food done right. A stint between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, the SLR had one paramount task - two, in fact.

On one hand, it had to pay proper respect to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, while on the other, it had to generate F1 race car-level thrills on public road even for the noob driver. For that, it packed a 617-horsepower supercharged V-8 and an all-carbon fiber chassis, among other delicacies.

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New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July

New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July

The long-awaited AMG GT Black Series will debut with more than 700 horsepower!

The long awaited Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the range-topping version of the company’s flagship sports car, could make its debut in July 2020. Spotted testing on public roads since late 2019, the beefed-up coupe could break cover in less than a month. The news comes from MB Passion Blog, which also speculates that the Black Series model could debut at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.

The event is scheduled to happen on July 24, 2020. Although it seems unlikely for Mercedes-Benz to introduce a high-profile sports car at a somewhat unknown event, the Germans could take advantage of the Chengdu Motor Show in absence of major auto events in Europe and the United States this time of year.

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2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

2020 Mercedes-AMG G63 Yachting Edition by Carlex Design

This Polish aftermarket company gives the G63 a nautical twist for the sea lover in you

The Mercedes-AMG G63 is a popular SUV among enthusiasts and aftermarket companies alike. This time, Carlex Design Europe has laid its hands on the boxy beauty and gave it a special treatment.

Called the Yachting Limited Edition, this design is a “marine version of the iconic Mercedes G63 AMG” as Carlex puts it. The company has made a few tweaks to the exterior, but most of the changes come inside the cabin. With all the light-shade leather and wood trim on the interior, it looks pretty neat, doesn’t it?

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Generation Gap: Is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Better Than the 2013 Model?

Generation Gap: Is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Better Than the 2013 Model?

This comparison might make you want a 2013 Mercedes C63 AMG over the latest 2020 model

Mercedes-Benz has been offering AMG versions of the C-Class ever since its compact sedan adopted the letter C in 1993. At first it was the C36 AMG, but the modern version goes by the name AMG C63 and it’s also available in a more powerful S version.

It’s pretty obvious that the 2020 AMG C63 S is superior to the original C-Class AMG in every department, but how does it compare to the previous-generation, 2013-model-year variant? The folks over at Throttle House brought these cars together to find out.

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What is the Cheapest Mercedes-Benz?

The company’s most affordable vehicle in the United States is the A-Class sedan. Based on the A-Class hatchback, which isn’t offered in the U.S., the small four-door sedan retails from $32,500. The CLA four-door coupé is the next most affordable vehicle at $33,100, while the GLA is the cheapest SUV at $33,950 before options.

What is the Sportiest Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz may be famous for luxury cars, but it’s equally famous for sporty vehicles for the road and track. It’s the AMG division that’s usually responsible for these cars. As of 2019, most of the company’s nameplates come in AMG guise, but some are sportier than others. The Mercedes-AMG GT R is arguably the most track oriented vehicle on offer. Essentially a race car for the road, it features a 4.0-liter V-8 engine rated at 577 horsepower and it rides on a chassis that includes many race-bred parts. This car is heavily related to the AMG GT3 and GT4 race cars, although it aerodynamics aren’t as aggressive.

What is the Most Popular Mercedes-Benz?

The compact C-Class is the company most popular vehicle. Globally, the C-Class sold almost 400,000 units in 2018 in both sedan and wagon body styles. This figure also includes the long-wheelbase version that’s offered only in China. In the U.S., the compact GLC crossover is the most popular, with 69,727 units sold in 2018. The GLC is followed by the C-Class with 60,409 units delivered and the E-Class with 46,422 examples sold in 2018 (CLS sales included). The GLE SUV comes close with 46,010 units moved in 2018.

What is the Most Expensive Mercedes-Benz?

The big Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the most expensive car from the brand, with its AMG versions fetching in excess of $250,000. Somewhat ironically, the most expensive Mercedes-Maybach variant of the S-Class narrowly misses the $200K mark. The AMG S65 Cabriolet is the most expensive Merc you can buy at $253,550, while the coupé version of the same car comes in at $241,450. The third most expensive Merc is the AMG S65 version of the S-Class sedan, priced from $232,550.

What is the Fastest Mercedez-Benz?

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the fastest vehicle you can buy from Mercedes-Benz. Its twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 engine enables it to hit 60 mph from a standing start in just 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is also superior to other Mercedes-Benz models at 198 mph. The AMG GT R is the fastest Merc on the Nurburgring track as well with a 7:10.9-minute lap.

Are Mercedes-Benz Cars Reliable?

Mercedes-Benz cars become famous for their rock-solid reliability in the 1960s and 1970s, but the brand’s dependability decreased in the modern era. In the mid-2000s, Mercedes-Benz rarely scored above average in surveys by Consumer Reports and similar outlets and some of its models were declared unreliable in the mid-2010s. The company’s reliability ratings have gone up a bit in recent years though, with Mercedes-Benz usually placed above rivals like BMW, Audi, Porsche, and Infiniti. However, the brand’s vehicles falls behind cars from Lexus and Tesla. J.D. Power gave Mercedes-Benz a similar rating in 2018.