Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce a long wheelbase version of the E-Class specifically targetted at the Chinese market at the Shanghai Auto Show. This is in contrast to the long wheelbase Panameras that Porsche also recently announced in Shanghai that will be available for order worldwide. The E-Class Long, measuring 501.9cm in length with a wheelbase of 301.4cm, will offer an additional 14cm of legroom for the rear passengers. Built exclusively in China, the Long features the revised interior and exterior updates of the facelifted E-Class. Engine choices include the 204hp 4-cylinder (E260 L), the 245hp V6 (E300 L), and the 333hp V6 (E400L). Sadly, there is no AMG version available for the E-Class Long.
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Mercedes-Benz continues to churn out vehicles based on their new FWD compact platform, and up next for the German company is the GLA compact crossover. While it is set to be unveiled later this week at the Shanghai Auto Show (Auto China), some pictures have been leaked.
From the same platform that powers the A, B and the new CLA class, the GLA crossover will be bigger and taller than its relatives, measuring 172.4 inches long, 77.6 inches wide and 61.8 inches tall. The wheelbase remains unchanged. Powering the GLA250 will be the 2.0L 208hp 4-cylinder coupled to the 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox. Shortly after the arrival of the GLA250, the GLA45 AMG will be introduced, with the same drool worthy 355hp drivetrain that powers the A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG.
We’ve talked a bit about the C63 AMG Edition 507 when it was first announced, and now, some pictures of the car in the flesh. Packaged as a final year send off of the awesome C63 AMG, the Edition 507 packs many of the packages (including an updated performance package) that pumps out 507hp in the final year of this generation C63. North American pricing isn’t available yet, but Mercedes-Benz has been known to drop the price of these final year packages to help boost sales. In Australia, where prices have been released, this is indeed the case. If you’re a fan of the C63 AMG, this final year car is quite the bargain.
The CLS63 AMG, which shares the same underpinnings as the E63 AMG, gets a small mechanical update for the 2014 model year. Much like the E63 AMG S-Model, the CLS 63 AMG will be fitted with the 33/67 split AMG 4matic AWD system. Not much else has changed with the car, other than improving all weather capabilities and launch traction with the new AWD system. Thanks to a boost to 585hp, 0-60mph sprint is expected to drop to the 3.5s mark, making the CLS63 AMG S-Model quite the all weather beast.
As car enthusiasts like myself get older, we need something that’s a little more practical. We want a daily driver that fits the bill for every situation; haul kids, grocery shopping, drive through blizarrds in the winter, and hit the track in the summers. Finally, our prayers have been answered, as Mercedes-AMG shows the E63 AMG Wagon publically for the first time. This is the ultimate sleeper that does it all, 577hp, sport suspension, rear seat entertainment, AWD, packaged in a station wagon.
A few beyonders, including myself, will be taking delivery of this beast in the upcoming years. And here she is in the flesh. Perfection.
The time has finally come. The much anticipated CLA45 AMG is finally here at the New York International Auto show, fully undisguised, in person to see what the fuss is all about. The CLA class is a huge undertaking by Mercedes-AMG, a huge departure for the luxury German Brand. A front wheel drive platform with optional AWD (a first for the brand in the US), and a price point to reach a much younger demographic, it’s been a highly anticipated model by the Generation Y crowd, as well as our forum members.
Here at Beyond, we’re performance enthusiasts. Like Ricky Bobby, we want to go fast, so we’ll be focusing more on the CLA45 AMG model. Up close and in person, the car looks like a shrunken down CLS63 AMG. The “4 door coupe” styling is a little upscale compared to the competition, which is what makes this car so attractive. In fact, by offering the 4 door coupe concept to the CLA, Mercedes-Benz has pretty much defined a completely new segment. The 4 passenger seating maximizes room for the rear passengers, allowing you and 3 friends to ride in style and luxury. The most attractive feature, however, is the price. Starting at $48,375, this brings the AMG brand to a huge new audience and target market.
The A45 AMG sees Mercedes-AMG embarking on a new era. For the first time in the company’s history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand is offering a fascinating high-performance vehicle in the compact class.
Check out this video showing the A45 both on the road and the track. We also get another look into that gorgeous interior, which is likely one of the best in the compact class.
Ahead of the official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, Mercedes-Benz AMG unveiled the much anticipated A45 AMG today. Unfortunately for us North Americans, this awesome AMG hot hatch will not be coming to our shores. But we can all drool at what AMG has in store for us with the CLA45 AMG, which will share the same drivetrain as the A45 AMG.
While Mercedes AMG has said they are going to be announcing the release of the A45 AMG tomorrow, pictures have been surfacing online with what looks to be official pictures. Is this the A45 AMG? The rear roof wing looks a bit different than the teaser picture that AMG teased but the rear diffuser and wheels look to be the same.
My guess is the A45 AMG can be ordered with a track package that adds a bigger rear roof wing and matching front canards like on the C63 Black Series.
We’ll find out soon enough with the official release tomorrow and its first public appearance next month at the Geneva Motor Show
On Superbowl Sunday, we got a chance to see Kate Upton and several other celebrities show off the new Mercedes Benz CLA Class in the CLA Superbowl commercial. While the CLA made it’s unofficial debut at the Detroit Auto Show, what was missing from the event was the upcoming AMG version, which is the version us gearheads are patiently waiting for since the unveil. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the CLA45 AMG will make it’s official debut at the New York International Auto Show.