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Mercedes’ AMG GT C Spied

Mercedes has been busy at work making various iterations of their AMG GT and their latest looks like it’ll be a roadster likely to be called the AMG GT C. The car is shown doing testing in some light camo gear which shows off most of the vehicle and doesn’t leave a lot to be imagined. Wherever it slots in the GT lineup it will surely be another great creation by the folks over at AMG.

Being that the AMG GT lineup is a performance oriented vehicle, seeing what Mercedes does with managing structural rigidity and keeping the car as light weight as possible will be interesting. One thing to note is that a soft top is shown in these spy shots which already helps with the weight factor. But that doesn’t help with maintaining chassis stiffness for handling.

If all goes according to plan at Mercedes, we might see the AMG GT C debut this year at the L.A. Auto Show.
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2018 Mercedes AMG GT R

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With the official debut of Mercedes’ AMG GT R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it’s brought out the curiosity in consumers who are now awaiting Mercedes to release the prices of the vehicle. The AMG GT lineup will now be made up of the GT, the all new GT R and the GT S. The entry into Mercedes’ AMG GT cars will set you back $112,000 US while the GT S will start at $130.925US.

It should be expected that the AMG GT R will priced above both. While the GT and the GT S will use Mercedes’ 4.0L V8 which pumps out 456hp and 443lb/ft of torque, the GT R’s engine is rated at 577hp and 516lb/ft of torque. The GT R will also utilize an upgraded suspension and will be a wider vehicle than the other two GT cars. Mercedes’ AMG GT R will officially sell as a 2018 model.


Brabus Tuned AMG S63 Cab

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Brabus’ most recent creation started as a standard AMG S63 Cabriolet. Now that statement alone should tell you that exciting things are to follow as a standard AMG S63 is already a 577hp monster that’s capable of 0-100km/h sprints in 3.8 seconds. What you see here now is a fully massaged version from the handy folks over at Brabus who have taken a tame beast and unleashed her inner demons.

Brabus is calling this car the 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio. The engine has been bored out from 5.5L to 6.0L, and a host of goodies fitted in such as a new crankshaft, forged pistons, connecting rods, cylinder heads, intake module, exhaust system, and turbochargers which bump the final power numbers from 577hp to 838hp. The 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio now does a standing sprint to 100km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 217mph. This gives the Brabus the bragging rights of being the fastest convertible on the road.

Bragging rights aside, this Brabus car is not only for the performance oriented, it is also for those who like to have something a little more unique to look at on the road. Thanks to a fully custom carbon fiber aero kit, 21 inch lightweight wheels, and a fully bespoke interior, Brabus has that checked off the list as well.


Mercedes’ AMG GT R Leaked

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Mercedes’ AMG GT R has been cloaked in secrecy. Not much has been released about the vehicle, but we do know that it is a highly anticipated vehicle from the silver arrow. The latest news comes from Mercedes-Benz themselves releasing a few images onto the internet for circulation.

It is expected that the vehicle will be making it’s official debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. If there wasn’t a slip up in the press release for the festival, no one would even have known that the car will be a reality this soon. What we can look forward to is that the AMG GT R will likey use the tree pulling 4.0L twin turbo V8 which will belt out a hefty 550hp and 579lb/ft of torque.

After the debut, we are hoping to see the AMG GT R hit the showroom floors in 2017.


Mansory AMG Mercedes GT S

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When you hear the name Mansory you immediately know that your eyes are about to be treated with something very special. Mansory’s latest customer creation is a Mercedes-AMG GT S. The bodylines are the first visual clues that something isn’t stock here. And even in stock form the AMG GT S is already a menacing car.

The exterior has been widened at all corners thanks to a one off Mansory widebody kit. To compliment the aggressive nature of the fender work, Mansory also worked their magic by adding a new rear wing, and a new rear bumper diffuser that all works together to increase aero capabilities of the vehicle.

The Mansory treatment isn’t just skin deep, open the hood and you’ll be greeted to a host of bolt ons. This includes a new intake, larger and more efficient turbos, and a performance exhaust that helps channel all those air out freely. The engine gets a custom tune to make the most of each component as well. The total package belts out an impressive 720 hp.


Mercedes AMG GTR’s Debut

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Good news is always worth the wait and the news is that Mercedes’ AMG GTR will be debuting at Michelin’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. We weren’t expecting the news to come so quickly, but we can thank Michelin who accidently leaked the news. Mercedes has now also confirmed that the car will appear at Goodwood in late June.

The AMG GT will likely be powered by a variant of Mercedes’ 4.0L twin turbo V8 that’s currently used in the GT, albeit with the power ante upped in the AMG GTR. No official numbers have been released on power output, and no official images of the car have made its way online. Only some spy shots are available to tease us of what’s to come, but even at that there’s a lot of camo going on. What you can expect is track inspired aero, and I’m not talking about some carbon fiber or vents here and there. Expect there to be large diffusers front and rear, a wide body line, and a large wing on the rear all in the name of downforce.

June 23rd can’t come soon enough for the AMG GTR to make it’s official debut to the public.


Mercedes E63 AMG Estate Spotted at the Ring

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You might have read my teaser about AMG’s new beast of a family hauler the E63. This wagon packs a whopping 604hp which is undoubtedly plenty to haul around the family and grab some groceries. Now it’s been spied making its way around the Nurburging doing some test laps. Still under camo, but it’s clear that the aggressive nature of the E63 AMG can’t be hidden.

Mercedes is likely going to use their 4.0L twin-turbo V8 in the 2017 E63. The motor has been shared in the C63 and AMG GT S. Mated to AMGs seven-speed Speedshift automatic transmission, the power will be delivered to all four wheels via an AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

We are hoping the all new 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S will start to hit showroom floors by the end of the year. Both a sedan and wagon variant will likely be available to consumers with former to make its way to consumers first.


Mercedes’ E63 AMG May Push 600 Horsepower

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Mercedes is really pushing the boundaries of a family hauling hot rod these days. Their AMG division has been churning out some fire breathing beasts over the past few years with plenty of horsepower and torque to boot. Their latest E63 AMG in S trim is said to push power levels to 0604hp and 627lb/ft of torque.

The E63 will use Mercedes’ 4.0L twin turbo V8 powerplant. This engine will be shared with the C-Class AMG as well. With the E’s bigger curb weight, the very capable M177 AMG motor is still able to help the E63 sprint to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds for the S-trim car.

The all new E63 AMG may make its first appearance at the Paris Auto Show in October.


Mercedes-AMG Quietly Facelifts the CLA45

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With only 3 years of production under its belt, the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 gets a minor facelift with subtle updates to make the CLA45 even better. We test drove and reviewed the original CLA45 over in Las Vegas a couple of years ago and have grown to love the little four door coupe from Affalterbach, and it’s great to see Mercedes-AMG continue to improve on what is already an excellent car.

Starting with the exterior, the CLA45 gets upgraded aerodynamics in the form of an upgraded front bumper with the classic AMG A-Wing design, rear diffuser insert with 4 vertical fins, as well as a lip spoiler on the trunk. An optional aerodynamics package adds a larger front splitter, additional winglets, and a lip spoiler.

Performance wise, last year’s upgraded drivetrain consisting of a 25hp bump (now to 381hp) along with the shorter gear ratios installed in the AMG 7 speed DCT improves on the original CLA45′s performance. 0 to 100km/h now arrives in only 4.2 seconds using the RACE START launch control system.

The 2017 CLA45 arrives in showrooms this fall. Check out our gallery below and let us know what you think of the upgrades.

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Mercedes All New GLC Coupe and GLC43 on Stage in New York

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Mercedes has come out big at this year’s New York Auto Show. Among all the new vehicles they’ve debuted was the all new 2017 GLC Coupe. This particular SUV coupe has found its home in the silver arrows North American lineup. With coupe SUVs becoming commonplace, as well as the SUV market in North America continuing to strengthen, Mercedes will capitalize on this opportunity with their coupe SUV.

The proportions of the GLC coupe is essentially a regular GLC that has been stretched out and lowered giving it that unique shape. The rear end utilizes a hatch style back to gain access to the large cargo space. The profile of the coupe makes it stand apart from its counterpart. The front end changes are subtle with a single barred grille. With the hunkered down profile of the coupe, rear passengers will lose some headroom, although not as much loss as one might think.

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