2021 Brabus 800 - The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Receives The Brabus Treatment
Earlier this month, Brabus revealed its latest creation based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S coupé – the Brabus 800. The German tuner has given it a typical Brabus treatment. It comes with a black exterior, big wheels, oodles of carbon fiber elements and components, and of course, a power boost.
This Mercedes SLR McLaren by MSO is Rare, but Is it Worth Bugatti Chiron Money?
Built between 2003 and 2009, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was a modern-day tribute to the 1950s 300 SLR. The super Gran tourer preceded AMG’s SLS and GT models, both inspired by the 300 SL. Throughout its production cycle, there were some limited edition versions, such as the 722 Edition. There was also a race-prepped version of that, which you could buy. There is, however, a much rarer version of the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which was presented in a “Seen through Glass” video. It was developed by MSO (McLaren Special Operations) and now, one of the 25 made is for sale.
Ultra Rare Street Legal AMG CLK GTR to go Under the Hammer at Pebble Beach
If you’ve ever wanted to own a road-legal race car, well here is your chance, provided you’ve got some deep pockets that is. Real deep. The CLK GTR is a road-going race car that Mercedes-Benz produced in the late 90s to comply with racing regulations that required them to make a set number of road-going variants. Only 25 were built, with 20 being coupes and 5 being roadsters. This particular example was number nine of those 25. Also, aside from the name, the CLK GTR had nothing in common with the CLK of the time.
2021 Mercedes-Benz Posaidon S 63 RS 830+
The Mercedes-AMG S63 is no slouch with 612 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, but what if that’s not enough? Well, according to famed tuner Posaidon, it’s not, and that’s why we’re looking at this tuned version of the S63 today. The same 4.0-liter V-8 lives under the hood, but it now features revised turbos with upgraded ball bearings, new air induction, and a revised exhaust system with new downpipes and sports catalytic converters. In the end, the Posaidon S 63 RS 830+ is good for a whopping 880 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque. That kind of power enables this S63 to hit 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 217 mph.
However, that’s not where the story ends. Posaidon has another upgrade in the works that will raise the final output to as much as 940 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, Posaidon hasn’t revealed straight-line performance figures for this upgrade, but it seems safe to speculate that 60 mph will come in around three-seconds flat. On that note, both of the upgrades we’ve discussed so far include physical upgrades, so if you’re not interested in that Posaidon can give you as much as 707 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque via simple recalibration of the car’s computer system. Rounding off the whole deal is an electronic lowering module for the AIRMATIC air suspension that will give the S63 a sportier right and more dynamic handling.
The New Mercedes SL’s Interior Is Clearly Inspired by Jar Jar Binks
Mercedes is slowly “undressing” the next-generation SL and by now we have a pretty good idea of how it would look when it finally comes out. We also know that it’s the first SL, developed by AMG, alongside their AMG GT model, so it will be, by far, the sportiest interpretation of the model yet. Something else we recently found out about the German gran tourer is how the interior looks and, it appears, the interior designers, although they’ve done a great job, may have watched a bit too much Star Wars.
Mercedes Benz Vision EQXX Teased With 620 Miles of Range
Daimler is in pursuit to develop world’s most energy-efficient electric car. The Mercedes Benz EQXX is expected to travel 6.2 miles on a single kWh of charge, beating the current-best Lucid Air’s efficiency by over a mile. Their Mercedes Benz Formula 1 team, among others, has provided assistance in the development of their new flagship.
The German automaker gave us a taste of how they want to transition to electric, during the strategy day event for investors on October 6, last year. That transition strategy now has an update, along with a more in-depth look at the future and the much-hyped long-range flagship EQXX.
2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon - Driven
Being on the market since 2017, it might seem logical to glance over the Mercedes E-Class until a new-gen model arrives in a few years. That actually couldn’t be further from the truth because the E-Class lineup was refreshed for 2021 with new technology, and updated appearance, and a more efficient powertrain. We’ve been itching to see how the new E-Class stands after its most recent refresh, so Mercedes let us spend a week with the E450 Wagon. It didn’t take long for us to realize that the fifth-gen E-Class has aged well, and in fact, we’d take the E450 Wagon over most SUVs – how’s that for a plot twist?
This Epic Render of a Modernized Mercedes 300 SL Will Become Reality
It’s safe to say the Mercedes 300 SL is the epitome of a timeless swagger. Its unique styling is instantly recognizable by many and the car itself is as technologically advanced (for its time) as it is gorgeous to look at. The car originally came out in 1953 and, in roadster form, was produced until 1963. Although the 300 SLR inspired SLR Stirling Moss and the SLS AMG can be considered spiritual successors, an independent designer shows us what the 300 SL would look like nowadays. Moreover, the renderings we see here will be turned into reality.
Daimler Plots A Strategic Move To Strengthen AMG, Maybach, and the G-Class
Mercedes, as a company in general, has been on a roll lately – which is especially true when you look at its electrification efforts. The company now has the Mercedes EQA, EQB, EQC, and the EQS luxury saloon that will serve as a luxury EV halo car. The new EQ brand is obviously going very well, but what about other brands like AMG and Maybach? And, does the G-Class have a future considering the sudden shift to electrification? Well, as it turns out, Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes (and by relation, Maybach) – has huge plans, and this could change everything.
Battle of the Mercedes-AMG SUVs: Watch The V-12 G65 Take On The V-8 G63 On A Drag Strip
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is quite popular, but the G65, not so much. The automaker discontinued it in 2018, but offered 65 examples as part of the farewell ‘Final Edition’ before drawing the curtains on it. The folks at ArabGT managed to lay their hands on one of these 65 examples and pit it against the G63 Edition 1. Well, this is probably one battle that every G-Class enthusiast has always wanted. Do you think the G65, with its mighty 12-pot mill, can beat the eight-cylinder G63?
A Whole Lot of Stupid: Watch An AMG C63 Drift Into Disaster While Endangering Lives
When you have a Mercedes-AMG C63 at your disposal, what do you do? Pamper it? Take it for drives and have some fun? Well, a few folks thought it would be a good idea to put it through hell and remind people that there is no dearth of stupidity out there. YouTube channel Speedster404 uploaded a video of some sort of a ‘get together’ wherein the C63 can be seen getting abused in ways that a human brain can’t comprehend.
The Mercedes-AMG Cigarette 41’ Nighthawk AMG Black Series Is The Most Extreme Boat You’ll Ever See
Mercedes has officially unveiled its 13th one-of-a-kind Cigarette racing boats, and this time it’s inspired by none other than the AMG GT Black Series. The source of inspiration is obvious since it rocks the same orange and black theme as the car it’s based on, but the performance is a good indicator as well. This 41-foot boat, known as the Nighthawk AMG Black Series, produces a total output of 2,250 horsepower from five, 4.6-liter Mercury Racing 450R V-8 engines. Each one produces a total of 450 horsepower at the propshaft, which is enough to get the boat up to a top speed of 90 mph in open water. Interestingly enough, the engines can be controlled individually or as a group via the advanced shadowing throttle system.
As for the Price, well, it will certainly cost you a lot more than the AMG GT Black Series, which starts out at $325,000 here in the U.S. A “standard” 41-foot Cigarette Nighthawk starts at around $800,000, with each of the engines coming in at close to $50,000 each, so we’re talking about $250,000 worth of engine alone. Add in the exclusivity and AMG touches, and we’re willing to bet you’ll be very well into the seven-figure range. Of course, this boat is reportedly already sold out, just like the AMG GT Black Series, so at this point pricing really doesn’t matter either, now does it.
Spy Shots: The 2022 Mercedes AMG SL Moves Closer To Production
A while back we shared everything we knew about the soon-to-be-unveiled Mercedes AMG SL. The normal version of the upcoming SL was spotted running tests last year and, not long after, the AMG version showed up in camouflage – a couple of times. Each time, we got footage of it, it revealed more and more of its design, and now, it’s almost “naked”, as it seems the roadster has “undressed” most of its camouflage.
2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé
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.
This Hand-Made AMG GT R Speedster Is Beyond Rare
It seems there’s a retro-inspired speedster trend going on in recent times. McLaren Elva, Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2, and Aston Martin V-12 Speedster and the upcoming Speedster DBR-1 all came because of it. Although Mercedes beat them to it, with the SLR Stirling Moss, the company hasn’t made anything like it in a while. Because of this, German private collector Roland A. Bussink has taken it upon himself to rectify this. The result is a unique and highly exclusive Bussink GTR SpeedLegend.
Mercedes’ Plans Have Reportedly Changed and It’s A Very Big Deal
In 2021, we’ve seen automakers really start to push their electrification efforts to the next level, but Mercedes has been hesitant to even commit to a full-scale electrification date. It has continued to push its electrification strategy, though, with cars like the EQB EV and the EQS flagship EV sedan, for example. More recently, Mercedes-AMG confirmed that it’s working on a Performance EV, which we assume will be a beefed up version of the EQS. A new report says that Mercedes is accelerating efforts in electrification, and that could mean the death of certain cars with internal combustion engines.
2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 900 Rocket Edition by Brabus
Brabus products are some of the most expensive aftermarket builds that you can buy today. If you can get anything south of half-a-million dollars, then it’s a bargain. The company specializes in Mercedes products and has created tens of iterations of its popular models in the past. But, one product that Brabus can’t get enough of is the G-Class. In all fairness, no one can get enough of it. So, can’t really blame Brabus here.
Anyway, the German tuner has come up with yet another G63 build, called the Brabus 900 Rocket Edition. It comes with an exclusive exterior shade, carbon fiber components on the exterior, and power boosts that make this boxy SUV sprint to 62 mph in under four seconds. How about that!
2022 Mercedes-AMG S63e PHEV
When Mercedes comes up with new models, the thing that gets our hearts racing more than the product itself is the fact that AMG would’ve started working on a higher-performance version of the same. This time, it’s the Mercedes-AMG S63 with an electric twist. The super sedan was spotted with camouflage performing cold-weather tests in Sweden recently. The biggest twist here is that it is a plug-in hybrid version, which means it will be more fuel-efficient and environment-conscious, and quite sprightly in terms of performance.
Can a 2010 Mercedes-AMG E63 Beat The 2021 AMG E63 S On A Drag Strip?
The Mercedes E-Class is an executive sedan and is offered in many different trims. The automaker’s performance arm, AMG, took it under its wings many years back and has been tuning it to make it one hell of a rocket on the tarmac. While the latest fifth-gen AMG E63 S comes with a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8, the 2010 model lived by the principle ‘no replacement for displacement’. It featured a naturally aspirated V-8 that displaces at 6.2 liters. Purists prefer the free-revving N/A engine over turbos any day, but in this case, can it hold a candle against an 11-year newer model?
The folks at Throttle House decided to see how they go up against each other on a drag strip. Who are you rooting for?
1999 Mercedes-Benz CLR: The story of how Mercedes accidentally made an airplane instead of a racecar
Mercedes is certainly no stranger to motorsports. The German brand has been at it for the better part of the last 100 years. The company was involved in Grand Prix as early as 1923, with their teardrop-shaped Benz Tropfenwagen and then there was LeMans incident from 1955 where a 300 SLR crash-landed into the stands. Mercedes dominated the FIA GT1 class in the 1990s, but that was followed by some interesting developments with their Mercedes CLR, which apparently acted more like an airplane rather than a car. As a result, it managed to flip, and not just once.
Mercedes-AMG Teases Its Future By Looking to Its Past In Style
There’s no denying that electrification is inevitable, and Mercedes as a company has already embraced that concept. Recent evidence includes the new Mercedes C-Class that will only be sold as a four-cylinder, mild-hybrid, including the range-topping AMG C63E, of all things. More recently, AMG has confirmed that it’s working on a high-performance EV while Mercedes as a company has said that it will let the ICE live on until it dies a natural death. Now, Mercedes has released a short video to remind us that it’s been in the EV game for a lot longer, with the star of the video being none other than the Mercedes SLS Electric Drive.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Straight Up Sounds Like An F1 Car For The Road
Despite the supercar world being as diverse as ever, one car has been talked about a lot, in recent times. The Formula One-inspired Mercedes AMG Project One was announced back in 2017. Since then, there has been a lot of hype around the car and its performance capabilities. Mercedes has certainly managed to keep up the hype, as we continue getting spy footage and videos of the German Formula One-inspired supercar.
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.