The AMG GT Coupe and Roadster Cancelled, So What Comes Next?
A new report is suggesting that AMG has not only closed the order books for the AMG GT Coupe and GT Roadster but will also end production by the end of 2021. This move, has been somewhat expected since the AMG GT Black Series has officially launched and usually, the Black Series name is synonymous with the end of a product’s lifecycle. So, what does this mean for the future of AMG coupes, and what will happen next? We think have some answers.
The Mercedes EQS Has a Steep Starting Price and up to 516 Horsepower
AMG Still Sees A Future For Its V-8 Engine, Despite All Evidence to the Contrary
Over the coming decade, several automakers have already pledged to transition to electric vehicles. As the industry now makes this shift to EV’s, Mercedes Benz is also taking a forward-thinking approach.
With the German automaker set to become an electric-only marque by 2030, the company has already halted the development of new combustion engines in order to devote more resources towards the shift to electrification.
Mercedes EQS OTA Updates – Literally Everything That Is Wrong With Cars of the Future
Not that long ago, the concept of over-the-air updates for cars sounded pretty cool – who wouldn’t want to have the latest and greatest software? It works great for cell phones, right? Well, when it comes to cars, automakers see it as a way of extorting more money out of you, and the new Mercedes EQS is, quite literally, the epitome of that. After paying six figures for a luxury car, should you have to pay another $105 to play Tetris? Or, should you have to pay another $59 for a simple update that makes the car more gentle to drive? Maybe a little more to make sure some Valet can’t go to fast in your new pride and joy? Well, this is the future, it’s only going to get more expensive, and the Mercedes EQS is the epitome of what’s wrong with the future of the automotive industry.
There Was a Time When Mercedes Built Hondas in an Unexpected Collaboration
The automotive industry has seen many collaborations between carmakers, especially in recent years, when cost-cutting seems to be the name of the game. However, some collaborations you just wouldn’t expect. When to Mercedes, it was Porsche who helped shove a V-8 into the W124, creating the 500E, but this time, it was Mercedes who helped another car company. That car company was Honda, who at the time was looking to establish a foothold in South Africa and, apparently, it was a win-win situation.
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.
The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Is A Six-Figure Luxury Home On Wheels
It Seems That Mercedes Is Afraid the EQC EV Can’t Compete With Tesla
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC launch date in the U.S. has been pushed back yet again after what the German automaker described as a “comprehensive review of market developments.” The all-electric SUV was originally scheduled to arrive in the U.S. in early 2020, but Mercedes pushed back deliveries of the model by a year to early 2021. Now, it looks like we’re not going to see the EQC anytime soon.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Cost More Than A Ferrari F8 or McLaren 720S
Mercedes-Benz just announced pricing for the range-topping AMG GT model, the Black Series, and it’s anything but affordable. At $325,000 before options, it’s the most expensive Mercedes-Benz out there, but that’s hardly surprising. Equipped with a highly efficient aerodynamic package and a beefed-up V-8 engine that packs 720 horsepower, the AMG GT Black Series is the most extreme Merc you can buy. And it’s also the lap record holder on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, so you get plenty of bang for the buck. But isn’t the AMG GT Black Series still a bit too expensive compared to what’s available on the market?
The Mercedes-AMG GT R Won’t Be Bringing In The New Year
If you’re planning on buying a Mercedes-AMG GT R, you shouldn’t wait until 2021. As it turns out, Mercedes-Benz decided to discontinue the R-badged version of the AMG GT, with final orders to be accepted only until December 29. The AMG GT R is going out of production as the German company is rolling out the range-topping AMG GT Black Series and the AMG GT Stealth Edition models.
Aston Martin To Inherit Mercedes Tech, But The Cost Could Be Too High
Back in 2013, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz entered a cooperation through which the British company gained access to the 4.0-liter V-8 AMG engine and various components for its production models. In exchange, Mercedes-Benz received an equity participation of five-percent in Aston Martin, which eventually transformed into a 2.6-percent stake. Earlier in 2020 we heard rumors that Aston Martin needs to develop its own engine as Mercedes is slowly phasing out the AMG V-8, but it seems that the companies are actually taking their partnership further. Aston Martin is set to gain access to new Mercedes technologies, which in turn will receive new shares in the British firm.
Brands Like BMW, Mercedes, And Volkswagen Are Hemorrhaging Money
There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a rather massive monkey wrench into the engine that is the auto industry. It’s been so bad that every time we turn around, we hear about another automaker that’s drastically down on sales. Now, a new study from German website Handelsblatt, paints a crystal clear picture of how automakers are weathering the COVID storm, and I can tell you know, it’s not pretty. In fact, some German brands are really taking up the tailpipe.
Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen show new logos to encourage social distancing
The COVID-19 pandemic is in full blast and many countries have closed borders and asked citizens to stay home to help contain the spread. All sorts of companies around the world are joining these efforts with new logos that promote social distancing. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Volkswagen are among them, having launched redesigned logos on social media platforms.
Automakers Promote Social Distancing with Updated Logos
As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, several automakers have made updates to their logos to promote social distancing, regarded by doctors and health experts as one of the key ways in preventing the spread of the virus.
Volkswagen, Audi, and most recently, Mercedes-Benz, have taken to social media to promote social distancing. To slam the point home, all three German brands unveiled modifications to their logos to reflect the social adjustments we all have to make as a society to stop the virus in its tracks. Across the board, the message is clear: if you don’t want to spread the virus, keep your distance from everyone else.