Archive for the ‘Mercedes’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

Mercedes G-Wagen is a legend in itself. It started off as a military vehicle, but has been in production since 1979. The SUV is adored by people all across the globe, be it the older models, or the latest. Here’s one classic 1992 G-Wagen that has been restored by Expedition Motor Company. The restomod is a good project as a wholesome and we are quite happy with the result. The SUV has literally been ripped apart and everything its chassis is new. Let’s take a look at how it has turned out.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Sets Its Sights on the Audi A4 Allroad and the Volvo V60 Cross Country With the 2021 C-Class

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class will finally spawn a competitor for the Audi A4 Allroad and the Volvo V60 Cross Country. Likely to carry the All-Terrain name, it will be Mercedes’ second vehicle of this type after the existing E-Class All-Terrain, which is aimed at the Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz Doesn’t Want EQC Customers to Be Couch Potatoes

Thanks to an 80-kWh battery pack that sends power down to a pair of asynchronous electric motors, the Mercedes-Benz EQC can travel for 445 to 471 kilometers ( 276 to 292 miles) on a single full charge. We’re telling you this because Mercedes-Benz’s latest bundle of lifestyle accessories for the EQC was coined with this particular feature in mind.

The Germans are sure that those who have decided to own an EQC won’t stick to the daily work-home-supermarket urban routine and will want to drive way from the city on weekends or holidays. So, in a way, the accessories Mercedes-Benz has just dropped are aimed at road-trippers first and foremost. Let’s check it out.

PostHeaderIcon G-Power Will Now Let You Tune Your BMW M or AMG GT From Home

Over the air updates can be cool. Your phone can get a new system, you can suddenly have a better game on your PC, or your fridge can get a different note when opened. All available via the Internet, instantaneously, and without any hustle. On the other hand, over the air updates for the cars gave a whole lot of headaches to regulatory bodies all over the world. And now, there is this German tuning company called the G-Power (they do all sort of witchcraft for the BMWs and Mercs AMGs of the world) that offer a simple ECU tuneup over the air that can increase the power of your engine.

G-Power started rolling out this program only recently, and it seems that the process is rather simple.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz Vision Simplex Concept

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz Vision Simplex is a concept car that the German company introduced at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The show car pays homage to the iconic Mercedes 35 HP race car from 1901, an automobile that previewed the Mercedes Simplex, a production road car the German firm built from 1902 to 1909. A retro-inspired two-seater, the Vision Simplex brings the 35 HP into the future through a sleeker look, modern technology, and state-of-the-art craftsmanship.

The Vision Simplex joins a long list of Vision-branded concept cars that started with the Vision SLA in 2000 and includes the AMG Vision Gran Turismo coined in 2013. The Vision Simplex follows the Vision Van of 2016 and the Vision EQS of 2019, the latter being a preview of an all-electric S-Class sedan. Will the Vision Simplex spawn a production model? Definitely not, but it’s one of the coolest concepts around. Let’s have a closer look.

PostHeaderIcon Some Mercedes Models Aren’t Meant for an AMG Badge, But the List Might Surprise You

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PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Thinks Bigger Is Better as It Plans to Immigrate That 416-Horsepower Turbo-Four Into Bigger, RWD Cars

Speaking with journalists at the Frankfurt Motor Show, AMG boss Tobias Moers hinted that the high-output, four-cylinder engine that is currently under the bonnet of the Mercedes-AMG A45 would migrate to bigger cars. Without giving us more information, the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine – the one with the highest specific output in the world – could reach the C-class or even larger automobiles.

PostHeaderIcon A New Batch of C-Class AMGs Are Coming in 2021 – Here’s What We Know

Big changes are expected to come for the Mercedes’ C-Class family now that the updated model is nearing its expected launch timetable of 2021. But just as the facelifted C-Class will arrive with plenty of changes and modifications, so too will the model’s lineup of sinister AMG alter egos. Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers recently sat down with Motor Trend to discuss a ride range of topics, specifically the company’s plans for the new wave of Mercedes C-Class AMG models that will arrive with the facelifted C-Class and the broad strokes future of Mercedes-AMG as a company. With Mercedes already having its hands full with the development of its new all-electric EQS sub-brand, questions surrounding Mercedes-AMG’s future plans are being asked, which, in this case, focuses on the Mercedes C-Class AMG models.

PostHeaderIcon If You Need a Good Excuse to Buy a New Mercedes – This is the Best You’ll Ever Get

We all know that the future of cars is bound to eventually become electric – at least that’s the way it seems as the world turns now. There’s no telling what’s going to happen down the road, but here’s one thing we do know: Mercedes-Benz won’t be selling gas-powered vehicles for much longer. Yup; you read that right – a brand synonymous with high-performance and luxury cars will, at some point in the relatively near future, be restricted to EVs only. So, how do we know such a thing? Well, let’s talk more about that.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes is Cooking Up Something Big for the Next-Gen 2021 AMG GT Sports Car

AMG has yet to waste a single second when it comes to the GT sports car. It was introduced back in 2015 and, in that same year, we were also introduced to the GT S. Two years later, in 2017, AMG presented the GT c and GT 4, followed by the GT and GT C roadsters later on in that year, with 2018 being the introductory year for the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. It seemed like the onslaught would never end, but 2019 has been rather bland for the GT.

There’s a good reason for that, though, as AMG has been cooking up the next-gen GT as we’ve been sitting in the shadows without even the slightest hint. Now, we know that a next-gen GT is underway and scheduled for introduction in 2021, six years after its initial introduction back in 2015. This new generation GT won’t just be a minor evolution – here’s what you can expect.

PostHeaderIcon Why Does the AMG One Hypercar Sound Like a Spaceship?

This is the most straightforward answer I can give you: because it has to. See, when Mercedes-AMG decided on building a hypercar such as the One, the engineers had an epiphany. I imagine one asked, why don’t we make a Formula 1-like, street-legal hypercar? Everyone stood in awe and said yes.

That meant a few things, the most important of which being that the AMG One had to have a Formula 1-sourced engine, with a hybrid system. You probably heard an endless criticism about the sound of current Formula 1 cars. Well, the Mercedes-AMG One produces pretty much the same sound. However, there’s more to the Mercedes-AMG One’s exhaust than you can hear in this short Instagram clip. One more thing – to get it out of the way. There is no way in hell that Mercedes-AMG One could ever sound as good as the V-12 powered Aston Martins, or anything else with more than six cylinders under the bonnet.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS

Sometimes it feels like there are more futuristic concepts floating around that there are modern cars on the road. While that may not really be the case, there certainly isn’t a deficit of concepts that represent what automakers see in their future. Not all of them are crazy, though, and that’s exactly what brings me to the concept we’re talking about today: The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS. This specific concept is actually, in at least some way, shape, or form, representative of a future electric model equivalent to the S-Class Saloon. If the production version of the EQS follows the same suit as the new EQC SUV, then it won’t look a whole lot like this concept, but that’s a story for a different time. For now, let’s take a closer look at the Mercedes Vision EQS and see what Mercedes expects out of the full-size electric saloon of the future.

PostHeaderIcon There’s a Japanese Tuner That Can Make Your Mercedes Sound Like a Freaking F1 Car

Are you one of those that dream of the days when F1 cars would scream past on the straights, their bellowing 2.4-liter V-8s revving all the way up to 18,000 rpm? While the current hybrid units are probably here to stay, there’s a way to bring that soundtrack back into your life without having to go on the internet to find old race recordings. You can knock at the door of a Japanese tuner located in the quaint city of Kawasaki. The shop is called Technical Garage Sasaki and the product we’re here to talk about is the ostentatiously named Brilliant Exhaust.

If you search the internet, you’ll find people asking how to make their 2-liter grocery-getters sound like muscle cars or how to make an ordinary car sound like a generic race car. While you may be insulted by the mere idea of installing an exhaust system that radically changes the noise a car produces no matter the rpm, you can’t argue that it can be fun to stroll in a dull-looking sedan that screams like a Ferrari at will. It’s gimmicky, sure, but it’ll raise many eyebrows and annoy many neighbors. That is especially true if you go for the Brilliant Exhaust, an exhaust that looks normal from the outside but is amazingly resourceful in the sound department.

PostHeaderIcon There Are New Details You Need To Know About the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the ultimate version of the AMG GT lineup. It’s expected to come out by mid-2020, and when it does, expect it to raise hell with a “new” version of the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that’s found in all the other AMG GT variants. That’s the word from no less than AMG head Tobias Moers, who told Which Car magazine that the ultimate iteration of the AMG GT will arrive packed to the brim with surprises. Full details about the engine haven’t been announced, but Moers revealed enough to get us hyped for what’s to come. It’s safe to say that Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be unlike any version of the AMG GT that we’ve seen so far. That might even be putting it lightly, too.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Is Spooked by the Porsche Taycan; Plans an Electric AMG to Fight Back

Even in the wake of this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show – which has lost some of its glam if we’re being completely honest – it’s hard to ignore one launch in particular, namely the Porsche Taycan.

In all fairness, the Taycan has indeed been teased and then teased some more over the past months, however, when Porsche finally dropped the mic and unveiled its first-ever electric sports car, the audience had plenty of things to absorb.

The same can be said about Porsche’s arch-rival Mercedes-Benz, whose plans to introduce an electric AMG-badged model that would compete with the Taycan have been highlighted in Frankfurt by Mercedes-Benz head honcho Ola Kallenius.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes G-Class 900 V-12 by Brabus

These days, V-12s are a big deal and every enthusiast wants to grab one for themselves before they go extinct; in exchange for some big bucks, obviously. Enter Brabus, the aftermarket tuner known to make you go from a being a millionaire to broke in a matter of seconds. But, in return, you become a proud owner of a super-exclusive vehicle that is comparable to absolutely nothing.

Brabus’ latest creation is this V-12 Mercedes G-Class off-roader that is being premiered at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Called the Brabus G V12 900 “One of Ten”, this SUV is the perfect ode to the V-12s that will be retired soon from Mercedes’ stable.

PostHeaderIcon Does the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Really Represent the Future of Mercedes Electric Mobility?

Mercedes has just introduced the Vision EQS Concept and, given the EQS designation, we believe that this concept will end up moving into production as part of Merc’s EQ line of electric vehicles. This concept, ladies and gentleman, essentially represents the electric S-Class of the future. All of the prerequisites are there from the long wheelbase to the sporty nature and class-leading luxury. This concept is loaded to the gills with new technology, semi-autonomous driving capability, and a cabin that’s worth of the S-Class name. Does it all seem a little futuristic to you? Well, it should, but the truth is that this car probably isn’t that far off from production. With that in mind, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s still meant to be a driver’s car too.
Here’s what you need to know.

PostHeaderIcon The Mercedes GLE 350 DE Delivers Supercar-Levels of Torque in a Family-Friendly Package

Electric cars might be coming in hot to invade all the niches you can think of, but in areas with poor charging infrastructure or for people looking to leave the city more often, hybrids are an amazing proposition. Sure, the market isn’t short of these contraptions either, regardless of what segment you’re looking at. But, it’s not every day that you come up with a family car that packs hip-shattering levels of torque.

Enter the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4Matic, a GLE derivative that produces a whopping 700 Nm (516 pound-feet) of torque out of a diesel-electric powertrain. You know you want to find out more about it, so keep on reading.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 AMG Line – Driven

Mercedes has really improved the CLA sedan in its second generation. It looks better, it’s considerably more comfortable and it packs even more tech than before too. It’s not quite perfect, but given how sleek and fancy it looks, you won’t have troubles forgiving the few flaws that it does have.

You’ll definitely notice the all-new interior, which is basically the same as in all current compact Mercedes models. It’s such a big improvement over the so-so interior of its predecessor and higher-spec examples now feel properly posh inside – this was never the case with the first generation CLA, whose interior was lackluster by Mercedes standards, whichever way you specced it.

However, while the exterior and interior pack quite a visual punch, what’s happened under the CLA’s skin is equally significant – whereas the previous model had a jarring ride and may have felt overly-sharp to some drivers, this new CLA has a softer, slightly more relaxed edge to it. It still feels sporty, but it doesn’t punish you for it like the old car did.

My tester was a 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA 220 with the AMG Line pack and it felt really special to be in. Sure, maybe the €15,000 worth of extras it had on it helped seal the deal, but I was able to channel them out and focus on the core experience – and it was still good, still compelling and overall a solid car, even while ignoring the bells and whistles.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes V300d – Driven

Mercedes pitches the V-Class (known as the Metris in North America) as a cavernous van that can cater for both people and cargo carrying duties. And because it is a Mercedes, the passenger versions can be specced up to an almost unbelievable level, with comfort and luxury features you’d normally associate with the brand’s flagship S-Class sedan, or one of their other top-tier models.

The V-Class was recently lightly facelifted, but the refresh is so light that it’s clear Mercedes thought it was already quite good as it was. On the outside, the facelift only changed the front bumpers you can have on your V, depending on which version you opt for, as well as four all-new wheel designs that range in size from 17 to 19 inches – that’s it.

But Mercedes wasn’t sloppy in its effort to improve the V-Class (which in its third and current generation was introduced in 2014) and it mainly concentrated on improving its interior. For Europe, Mercedes swapped out the older 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel available in several states of tune, replacing it with a new (and better) 2.0-liter that is just better in every single way.

My tester was a V300d, motivated by the new four-pot oil-burner in its most powerful guise, in Avantgarde trim and with the AMG Line pack fitted on. The latter transforms the look of the big V, especially since it swaps out the front bumper for a sportier looking one that is as aggressive as on any other AMG pack-equipped Mercedes. Essentially, it adds an AMG pack-specific grille and AMG pack-specific rims (in this case seven-twin-spoke 19-inch rims that have a silver-black two-tone finish and they really match the vehicle’s silver paint).

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