Mercedes-AMG Project One caught in production shape
The highly-anticipated Mercedes AMG Project One seems to be ready for production. At least, that’s what the latest footage shows, anyway. AMG’s hybrid supercar has been a regular “guest” at the Nurburgring, but this time, the camouflage is off, revealing every detail of its exterior. The only “camouflage” we see here is the motorsport-inspired wrap, but other than that, this is how the production cars will look like once they reach their customers.
This Mercedes SLS AMG EV Is Just 1 of 9 Made - Here’s What You Need to Know
Its full name was the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive, and it was supposed to mark a new era for Mercedes-Benz, one that brought to market emission-free super sports cars with technology borrowed from Formula 1. Unfortunately, the all-electric SLS didn’t quite kick it for the carmaker, who would need almost a decade more to unveil the EQC, its first all-electric road car. Which happened to be an SUV, not a sports car.
Here’s all you need to know about the SLS AMG EV.
Awesome Alternatives To the Mercedes-AMG A45
The Mercedes AMG A45S is currently the hottest hatchback you can buy. We already covered how it stretches the definition of a hot hatchback. In fact, the AMG A45S is more of a super hatchback than anything else. Although its 421 horsepower, combined with all-wheel-drive and a quick-shifting DCT makes for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.7 seconds, you can’t neglect the steep price tag of $72,752. This begs the question, what are the alternatives? Luckily there are some, and here they are.
Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can’t Beat A Tesla Model S
Not that there was any other way to go about it, but it’s finally official. Mercedes is carrying the internal combustion engine ethos to the EV segment, too, concerning the AMG. The automaker will introduce high-performance AMG models to the EQ electric sub-brand soon. The company announced that it will be launching two EVs very soon, with one of them probably debuting later this year.
While sounds exciting at the onset, the company gave an idea about the performance numbers and it turned out to be a damper. To put things into perspective, the AMG EQ won’t be able to beat the Tesla Model S also. Not a very smart strategy, is it?
The W124 Mercedes 500E Was Amazing, But You Should Thank Porsche For That
Among the vast array of automobiles being produced over the years, there are some that not only define a segment but invent it. The Mercedes W124 500E is one such car. Even to this day, the 500E is being revered by car enthusiasts across the globe, as the first true performance sedan. In this video, Hagerty’s Jason Camisa explains in detail all you need to know about the mighty German sedan, and there’s a lot you need to know.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB (Euro Spec)
Mercedes arrived at the 2021 Shanghai Auto with a new EV called the EQB. The company revealed the EQB less than a week after it took the wraps off another EV, the EQS. The EQS drew some polarizing opinions for its looks, but there’s no denying that it is a strong, competent product. Now, the automaker has unveiled this crossover that will hit the Chinese markets first and will then be launched in Europe later this year. It will arrive Stateside sometime in 2022.
Mercedes Created An Entirely New Segment With the AMG A45
The automotive industry has come a long way and we have gotten plenty of great cars, over the years. The competitive nature of the industry usually means that the first one to come up with something has a competitive edge. Tesla is a good example, as the brand pioneered high-performance EVs. When it comes to performance, whoever has the quickest car gets the bragging rights. This competition, based on performance is what caused “the Horsepower wars” and, with their AMG A45S, Mercedes may have created an entirely new segment, without even realizing it.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS - The Important Things You Need To Know
Mercedes-Benz has taken the covers off its first luxury electric sedan, the EQS. The EQS is built on an all-new architecture and follows the design philosophy of the other EQ products. It comes with a lot of breathtaking stuff that leaves a lasting impression. To give you a peek of what to expect, the car comes with a 478-mile range, the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system in the top trim, and a massive 56-inch Hyperscreen inside the cabin! Oh, and did I mention that it is also officially the world’s most aero-efficient car?
The Mercedes-Benz Logo - A Complete History
Meet an Ultra-Rare SLR McLaren
The Mercedes SLR McLaren started out as Vision SLR concept, unveiled at the 1999 North American International Car Show. The goal was to showcase what Mercedes had learned from their F1 engine supplier, McLaren. Then, they decided to put the car into production. Between 2003 and 2009, 2,157 cars were made in total. Over the years, a couple of special versions appeared, such as the 722 and Stirling Moss. The YouTube channel “Seen through Glass” is showing us another one, even more exclusive than the others.
Check Out These Shots of the Mercedes-AMG Project One Testing At The Nurburgring
The Mercedes AMG One was recently caught, blasting down the Nurburgring. The hyper-hybrid was supposed to be on sale from 2019, but it was delayed. The camouflaged version spotted at the “Green Hell” is proof that the people from AMG are using the extra time to refine the car even further. With this in mind, the Mercedes AMG One is expected to be on sale sometime later this year. The car will be produced in a limited run of 275 units, all of which have already been sold, at a sticker price of $2.72 million each.
Need Some Juice In Your Future AMG Hybrid? Just Do a Few Drifts
Electrification gradually spreads throughout the entire performance spectrum of cars. The latest to succumb to the trend are the cars from the AMG lineup. We already know a lot about the E-Performance system, which Mercedes AMG introduced about a month ago. Although the company will still use the V-8 in their higher-end models, we know the new AMG C63 will now have a modified version of the M139 unit, used in the A45S. The difference here is the turbocharger, which is electric, similarly to the one in the AMG One. It seems, however, AMG is trolling us with an interesting feature.
Here’s What Different About the 2021 Mercedes CLS
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.
New Rendering Imagines a Modern Mercedes SL McLaren And We Want One
We were blessed with cars since the late 19th century. Up to this point, we’ve had the pleasure of witnessing, touching, and even driving some epic stuff. We’ve also seen many epic comebacks and spiritual successors of legendary cars. With this in mind, the Mercedes SLR McLaren is one of those cars that, we think, deserves a reboot. Apparently, concept artist Georgi Bozhkov thinks the same, as he is introducing us to one of his latest works.
AMG’s Plans for the Future Are Better Than You Thought
AMG has had a lot on its plate lately. Whether it was the development of a new performance-oriented hybrid powertrain developed around a twin-turbo V-8 or the brewing of a sportier EQS variant, Affalterbach has had a lot going on. Nonetheless, the change train will keep going as AMG also has some interesting targets for the future.
2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is based on the standard Mercedes GLS SUV. It costs twice as much as the GLS but is a lot more premium and plusher. The Maybach-affiliation to the SUV puts it right at the top with the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. It isn’t as expensive as the British brands, but comes with enough tech and luxuriousness to keep you happy if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. It comes with a V-8 engine under the hood to help it propel to 60 mph in less than four seconds. The looks, however, isn’t the GLS600’s strong suit.
While it seems a good package overall, will a Bentayga or a Cullinan customer consider the GLS600? Or will a standard GLS customer upgrade to it, for that matter?
Best April Fools Gags 2021
April Fools pranks are still a thing and it’s not just for kids. Automakers try to pull pranks on the enthusiasts at times, too. Some happen to be a hit and some a miss. There was one by Volkswagen this year where it said it’s renaming itself as ‘Voltswagen’ in the States. It sure got a little more controversial than the automaker would’ve wanted. Heck, we pulled off some awesome, super-cool, fun, pranks this time for you guys which were definitely a hit. No doubt about that. (Modesty? What’s that?)
Anyway, there were a few more gags that automakers tried to pull on us this year, and here are some of the best ones.
The AMG GT’s V-8 Will Live On Thanks to Electrification, And It’s A Very Good Thing
While we recently talked about how the upcoming AMG C63e will come with a hybrid powertrain that will utilize a modified version of the 2.0-liter M139 turbo-four from the A45S, as well as the controversial nature of this decision, there might be hope for AMG after all. AMG is already cooking a new EV powertrain for its future models. We are expected to see the first car featuring it, later this year. In the meantime, the factory of madness is developing a new E-Performance Plug-in hybrid system for the AMG GT four-door and C-Class.
2022 Mercedes-Benz C63e
The hottest version of the W206 C Class is already a fact. Although not on sale yet, a test car has been spotted during cold-weather testing. The test car features a similar full-body camouflage as the Mercedes AMG C63 Wagon, from not long ago. We already know that the next generation of AMG models will no longer use the glorious V-8 engine layout, they were known and loved for. The now-former AMG boss Tobias Moers, also expressed his displease with the way things are developing, even going as far as to quit AMG. All this begs the question, how much of an AMG will the new C63 be?
Is the Mercedes-AMG GT53 Really Without a Soul?
Mercedes-Benz was, arguably, the first premium brand to come up with the coupe-sedan niche when it introduced the first-generation CLS Class some 15 years ago and now you can get what is effectively an enlarged AMG-GT that follows the ethos of the CLS but is a lot more sporty. That’s a tasty proposition but how much of the Mercedes-AMG GT53 can you really fall in love with, beyond all the figures?
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.