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Manhart lets Mercedes' C63 AMG V-8 wagon go out with a bang

Manhart lets Mercedes’ C63 AMG V-8 wagon go out with a bang

Some companies are still in love with big V-8s

With the demise of the internal combustion engine seemingly getting closer and closer, car tuners have been having a field day making fast, dead-dinosaur-burning cars even faster. Mercedes has even confirmed that the next generation of AMGs will be powered by a four-cylinder married to an electric motor to create a hybrid system. In an AMG. Anyway, German tuning company Manhart is the latest group of geniuses to take an already unnecessarily powerful car and make it even more powerful.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S comes with a 600+ Horsepower V-8 engine, intimidating looks, and loads of features inside the cabin

Coupe versions of SUVs have been quite a hit in the U.S. in the recent years. Automakers are coming up with the sloping roofline versions of the mid-size and full-size SUVs and they are selling pretty well. Such is the demand that you can now have them even in the sportiest and the most luxurious avatar. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is a strong example of the same. It comes with a V-8 mill that puts out over 600 horsepower, is luxurious on the inside, and is loaded to the gills in terms of features. It faces stiff competition from the likes of the BMW X6 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo – is it any better than its German counterparts?

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2023 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63e Spied With Hybrid Power and Rear-Axle Steering

2023 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63e Spied With Hybrid Power and Rear-Axle Steering

It’s not ready for production yet, but the GLC 63e sure is coming together nicely

The next-gen Mercedes-AMG GLC 63e was spotted recently by our spy photographers. The other versions have been spotted in the past, but not this high-performance model. There is a lot of skin on it, but the AMG design elements are still evident. The highlight of the upcoming SUV will be the hybrid four-pot engine that will fill the big shoe of a V-8 engine.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB

The C-Class-sized electric crossover can seat seven people and will have a range of around 260 miles

Mercedes had unveiled the EQB back at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, but it brought it to Munich and displayed it at the IAA Mobility Show as well. The EQB is the second model after the EQA and will be offered as a five-seater with an option to equip the third row. It is loaded to the gills in terms of features and will be offered in two trims Stateside – the EQB 300 and the EQB 350. The crossover is expected to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE

The EQE is offered with a single-motor setup for now, 410 miles of WLTP-rated range, and could have a starting price of around $60,000

Mercedes-Benz was quite active at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show. It came up with five vehicles there, which included the AMG EQS, the EQG Concept, the EQB crossover, and the Maybach EQS SUV. Among this lot was also the EQE, an E-Class-based electric sedan. This baby EQS is loaded to the gills and seems like a sweet package at the onset. The only fly in the ointment is the availability of the single-motor setup, to begin with, but a dual-motor setup EQE and an AMG EQE will arrive in the future.

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A Very Special 1994 Mercedes W124 Brabus 6.5 Recently Emerged From The Shadows

A Very Special 1994 Mercedes W124 Brabus 6.5 Recently Emerged From The Shadows

This 1 of 1 W124 Brabus 6.5 is even more special than the 500E and E60 AMG "Hammer", and you probably didn’t even know about It

The Mercedes W124 is praised for its build quality and the ability to survive just about anything (or so they say). When it comes to performance versions, the 500E is the first to come to mind, since it technically laid the foundation for a future lineup of V8-powered Mercedes performance sedans. Then came the E60 AMG “Hammer” with a bigger V-8 and more power. The Brabus 6.5, however, is even more special. In addition to being even more powerful, there’s only one in existence.

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Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

The Mercedes, BMW, and the Alfa Romeo make identical horsepower, whereas the Jaguar makes more than them!

The ‘Carwow’ team brought four performance SUVs to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The contenders include a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, a BMW X3 M Competition, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and a Jaguar F-Pace SVR. Three of the four SUVs make identical 510 horses, whereas the Jaguar trumps them all with 40 extra ponies. But, it is also the heaviest. Does it nullify Jaguar’s advantage?

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Wayne Newton's Coachbuilt 1981 Mercedes 380SL Roadster Looks Hideous

Wayne Newton’s Coachbuilt 1981 Mercedes 380SL Roadster Looks Hideous

This Coachbuilt 1981 Mercedes 380SL Roadster is proof that celebrities have more money than taste

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are boundaries to what you should and you shouldn’t be allowed to do to a car. This is especially true if we are talking about a car like the 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL. However, the desire for exclusivity spares no one, and this particular car, based on the R107 Mercedes Benz, is the perfect example.

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Watch The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Pin Down The Tesla Model 3 Performance… Well, Almost!

Watch The Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Pin Down The Tesla Model 3 Performance… Well, Almost!

The Model 3 Performance is a beast, but the tuned CLA45 S managed to keep it tamed to an extent

The folks at Carwow pit the Tesla Model 3 Performance against the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Sin a series of drag races. It seems a little unfair at the onset because the Tesla Model 3 Performance is a beast when it comes to straight-line sprints, but the CLA45 did its best to make sure it wasn’t a lopsided race. To make things even more interesting, the Mercedes is tuned to make the exact same power output as the EV; but will the Tesla’s instantaneous torque come into play?

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Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan

Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan

The Model S is the most powerful of the lot, but it isn’t the Performance model

The folks at Carwow brought in four of the best EVs that money can buy you today. The contenders include an Audi e-Tron GT, a Mercedes EQS, a Porsche Taycan 4S, and a Tesla Model S. The Model S is the veteran of the lot, but can it defeat its fairly new rivals on the drag strip?

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2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC - The C-Class-based Crossover That Could Prove To Be A Worthy All-Rounder

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC - The C-Class-based Crossover That Could Prove To Be A Worthy All-Rounder

Mercedes’ mid-size SUV promises more of everything, and this may spell trouble for BMW X3 and Audi Q5

The Mercedes GLC is already six years old. Despite going through a facelift in 2019, the mid-size SUV, internally dubbed X253, is due to be replaced. With this in mind, the next-generation GLC was recently spied testing. In fact, the two heavily camouflaged prototypes seem to be in the early stages of development, which means the current GLC will be around at least for another year. That said, even with all the camouflage, we noticed some important details.

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Mercedes-AMG C43 Convertible - Driven

Mercedes-AMG C43 Convertible - Driven

This is as lofty as a modern convertible can get

As an entry-level luxury performance cabriolet within the AMG lineup, the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet continues a famous line of Mercedes-branded convertibles that shaped this part of the automotive landscape. With the latest redesign, the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet brings more power, a more aggressive exterior, and refined tech onboard. Our test drive revealed if it still has the grace and unique character that every Mercedes cabriolet carries with pride.

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The 2020 Mercedes GLC Has Been Subtly Updated with the Brand's Latest Style and Technology

The 2020 Mercedes GLC Has Been Subtly Updated with the Brand’s Latest Style and Technology

The GLC was a great all-rounder, but now it’s prettier and smarter too

Mercedes has given its

C-Class

sized SUV, the GLC, its obligatory mid-lifecycle refresh in order to bring it in line with the rest of its model roster. It now has a new face, an updated interior, a new 2.0-liter turbo engine, mild hybrid technology, and some new safety technology too.

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Watch Mercedes Crash the 2020 EQC Electric SUV

Watch Mercedes Crash the 2020 EQC Electric SUV

Mercedes wants to convince you that it’s as safe as it is silent!

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the first all-electric model part of the EQ family, Mercedes’ range of vehicles designed from the get-go with electrification in mind. The EQC hasn’t yet reached third-party crash testers such as the EURO NCAP or the NHTSA, but the car apparently passed with flying colors the German automaker’s own internal crash tests.

Unveiled publically at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the EQC is Mercedes’ first bet for the new-generation EV market. It’s a compact luxury SUV, similar to the gas-powered GLC-Class, that will be on the market next year. Mercedes-Benz revealed that it already put the EQC up against a few rigid structures for some in-house evaluatory crash tests at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center for Vehicle Safety (TFS).

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Mercedes X-Class

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 Mercedes X-Class

Merc’s first modern-day pickup truck

You wouldn’t exactly be wrong if you said the X-Class is just a rebadged Nissan. In fact, it really is just a rebadged Nissan – the Nissan NP300, to be exact. Be that as it may, Merc managed to do a little bit to make it its own by adding in your traditional Mercedes styling cues like those sleek headlights, that grille, and let’s not forget the unmistakable front fascia that literally screams Mercedes. Of course, the interior is all Nissan too, but there are some Mercedes DNA in the mix there too. Under the hood, you’ll find one of four engines – two four-cylinder diesels, one V-6 diesel, and one gasoline-powered four-banger. All can be had with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic, save for the V-6 which forces you to take the auto in exchange for a full-time four-wheel drive system. With that in mind (and despite the fact that it’s just a Nissan wearing a Mercedes costume,) we’ve decided the X-Class deserves a little time as Wallpaper of the day. We’ve picked out our favorite, but we’ve also left a gallery down at the bottom if you want to take a few more.

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