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PostHeaderIcon Think 416 Horsepower From AMG’s M 139 Four-Banger is Crazy? Mercedes Says It Can Do Better

We recently went into great detail about Mercedes’ new M 139 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the power plant that will make the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45S the fastest and maddest hot hatchback ever created. The automaker has announced the engine makes 415 horsepower (421 PS), or around 40 horsepower more than the similar unit it replaces. However, a new report has surfaced suggesting this crazy force-fed four-banger has even more to give and Mercedes has every intention of getting it to achieve its full potential.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Quirks And Features

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Packed in a more compact body even compared to the Nissan Rogue, the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB manages to find a unique point in space among SUVs, where no vehicles like it exist. It is a premium compact SUV – short, not enormous – that packs seven seats inside combined with the well-known Mercedes-Benz luxury and sophistication qualities. To put it clearly – BMW, Audi, Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac, or Lincoln do not have a vehicle that could threaten the existence of the GLB.

Its sole competitors reside in the realm of cheap alternatives. If endowed with the right options, these compact SUVs can be seven-seaters – Land Rover Discovery Sport, Skoda Kodiaq, Nissan Rogue, and VW Tiguan Allspace.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB, however, is the only premium entry in this tight segment – this is how it is better than anyone else.

PostHeaderIcon Want to Know How AMG Builds a 416-Horsepower Engine? See For Yourself

Mercedes-AMG has revealed an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that, at least as far as output goes, is poised to become the most powerful series-production four-cylinder engine in the world. It’s called M 139 and as far as specs are concerned, its output – as much as 416 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque — is an absolute doozy. The staggering figures translate to a specific output of 208.9 horsepower per liter, higher than what you can expect to get from today’s supercars. Then again, Mercedes-Benz and its in-house performance arm, Mercedes-AMG, are known for being at the forefront of innovation. This isn’t anything new, except the actual engine, which we’ll eventually see on the automaker’s next generation of “45” models, including the A 45 Sedan, GLB 45, CLA 45, and CLA 45 Shooting Brake.

PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Seven-Seater Compact Crossover Is the New Official “Baby G-Class”

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Previewed by the very revealing Concept GLB, the production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLB has now been officially unveiled and detailed. Its underpinnings are closely related to those of the A-Class hatch or the CLA sedan, but judging by its design and size, you wouldn’t really know they are related, at least from the outside.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB was designed to fill the spot in the range between the smaller GLA (based on the same front-wheel drive-biased chassis architecture) and the larger GLC (essentially the SUV equivalent of the C-Class sedan). However, even though its wheelbase is shorter than that of the GLC, the GLB’s squared off design and tall greenhouse actually allow it to be perceived as the larger car.

PostHeaderIcon The New Four-Cylinder From Mercedes-AMG is Crazy Powerful

We’re really looking forward to the new Mercedes-AMG A45 because it will be powered by a new four-cylinder engine with even more power than the one it replaces. It is a brand new unit, dubbed M139, that according to the manufacturer is the most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production, with an impressive 208 horsepower (211 PS) per liter output.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe – Driven

In rankings of popular super luxury grand tourers, the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe often gets the shaft when compared with the likes of the Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin DB11, and Rolls-Royce Wraith. It’s not conventional to think of the AMG S 63 Coupe in the same category as these models, and yet, the German saloon has proven, time and again, that it doesn’t only belong in the conversation, but it can also lay claim to being the best of the lot. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe, in particular, personifies the split identity of this segment. It’s civil and brutal at the same time, deliberate and raunchy, advanced beyond measure yet ferociously savage when it needs to be. It tugs at the essence of what a grand tourer should be, and in doing so, it’s staking claim to a throne that has previously — and unfairly —
been out of its reach.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 BMW M135i vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35

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BMW has taken a leap of faith after looking over the fence at Mercedes and its highly successful A-Class and launched its own front-wheel-drive hatchback, the new 1-Series. Naturally, since BMW is a manufacturer with sporting aspirations, its new 1-Series will be sold as an all-wheel-drive hot hatch too, the M135i that almost perfectly mirrors the formula (and specs) of the spiced up Mercedes-AMG A35.

It’s as if the two rival manufacturers copied each other’s formulas, then went ahead and materialized the idea in their own way and their own style. The result is two highly enticing premium hot hatchbacks with oodles of appeal and bags of charm – but which one do you go for?

There are probably few rival models in the world right now that are so close in so many ways, yet their manufacturers are completely separate entities. If you were to choose one of these cars based on performance, you’d have a very hard time doing so because they are almost identical. But even so, they will undoubtedly be cross-shopped, so a conclusion should be reached as to which one is the better buy – a tall order, no doubt, that will require an in-depth analysis of each taken separately, as well as both together and in the current market context.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz X-Class Element Edition

The 2020 Mercedes X-Class gets lost in the shadows among the coolest new Mercedes models to hit the market in recent years. That should change, at least for the time being, with the introduction of the first-ever X-Class to wear the “special edition” label: the X-Class Element Edition. Based on the Progressive trim of the X-Class, the Element Edition benefits from a smattering of exterior and interior touches, as any special edition model would. Options and packages are also included as standard equipment on the special edition pickup. There are no engine upgrades, though, so if you’re looking for a little power bump from the pickup’s four-cylinder diesel unit, you’re not getting any. Unfortunately, you’re also not getting the actual special edition X-Class if you live in the U.S. market.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG A45

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The Mercedes-AMG A45 is a high-performance version of the fourth-generation hatchback. The five-door model was spotted testing numerous times in Europe, and it will break cover in production form by the end of 2019. The AMG A45 will join existing versions of the regular model as well as the AMG A35 that the company introduced earlier in 2019. Although the A-Class is now in its fourth-generation, this will be only the second generation of the AMG A45 model.

Much like its predecessor, the upcoming AMG A45 will look like a beefed-up A-Class on the outside. We’ve already seen the AMG A35, so it’s safe to assume that Mercedes-Benz will only enhance a few features. The two hatchbacks will be very similar inside the cabin, where Mercedes brings together the A-Class’ impressive design and tech with unique and sporty features. Under the hood, an AMG-prepped four-cylinder will deliver close to 400 horsepower. For the first time ever, Mercedes will roll out an AMG A45 S version with more than 400 horses. Let’s find out more about that in the speculative review below.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes Just Broke Up the AMG GLE53 and GLE63 Twins In a Weird Way

Mercedes-Benz is not above everyone when it comes to throwing curveballs that no one sees coming. Well, it just landed a heater with the debut of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 580, the new king of the GLE lineup, unseating the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 for the throne. The new GLE 580 is essentially a non-AMG crossover on steroids. It features Mercedes’ tried-and-tested 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that’s further boosted by a 48-volt mild hybrid electrical system. It’s the same setup you see in the GLS 580, further expanding the reach of Merc’s new electrically boosted V-8 engine. More importantly, the GLE 580 elevates the ceiling of the GLE lineup. It now sits at the top of the lineup, at least until the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 arrives. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 580 will hit dealerships later this year and will carry a starting price of $76,800.

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon Dieter Zetsche steps down as Daimler CEO, drives off in a BMW i8

Many agree that competition is constructive, and that it brings about progress, and that is probably the case when it comes to the rivalry between two premium German giants, Mercedes and BMW. And, now that the CEO of the former, Dieter Zetsche, has stepped down after over a decade at the helm, the latter has made a rather amusing tribute video to honor him. The video is called “Retirement is about exploring your wide open future.”

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC reviews are in – the Tesla Model X should be worried

Mercedes jumped on the electric car bandwagon quite late compared to its German rivals, Audi and BMW, and even other manufacturers with which it’s not in direct competition. Its first fully electric vehicle is the EQC SUV, a tall car that is about the same size as the current GLC, but unlike that car, it runs on battery power alone so it does away with tailpipe emissions altogether.

PostHeaderIcon This is not an original Mercedes SL Gullwing, but you can’t tell and it packs a modern secret under its hood

We all hate kit cars that try to resemble a famous established automotive shape but just fall short. Enthusiasts can spot these a mile away and… they choose to stay a mile away to avoid the horror of having to look at them. However, this amazing Mercedes SL Gullwing recreation is not like that, in fact, it’s the exact opposite of that and it’s a car most enthusiasts would be thrilled to own.

PostHeaderIcon This is not an original Mercedes SL Gullwing, but you can’t tell and it packs a modern secret under its hood

We all hate kit cars that try to resemble a famous established automotive shape but just fall short. Enthusiasts can spot these a mile away and… they choose to stay a mile away to avoid the horror of having to look at them. However, this amazing Mercedes SL Gullwing recreation is not like that, in fact, it’s the exact opposite of that and it’s a car most enthusiasts would be thrilled to own.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

The Mercedes E-class coupe has always been a looker. There are a lot of coupes out there on the market, but this one has a certain ring to it. It does not carry any fancy moniker or overdone looks and is a coupe in true sense. Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the E-Class facelift for the 2020 model year. The E-class sedan and the wagon had been spotted before, but now, even the 2020 E-class coupe makes its paparazzi debut. Just like the sedan and the wagon, the coupe also bears changes all around the body and a few on the inside as well. Perhaps there will even be a new engine as well. Will the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe be able to spike up sales for the German automaker?

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Mercedes GLS vs 2020 BMW X7

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Mercedes-Benz launched the third-generation GLS for the 2020 model, replacing the successful yet dated, six-year-old second-gen SUV. The GLS was redesigned from the ground up and its better in every department, but it also has a more challenging mission. While the old GLS had only the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator to worry about, the third-gen GLS faces a new threat: the BMW X7. The company’s largest SUV yet, the X7 was designed so that BMW can finally compete against the GLS, a nameplate that’s been around since 2007.

The X7’s arrival also means that the GLS is no longer alone in Europe. With the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator not widely available here, the GLS had the entire market for itself all these years. This has come to an end in 2018 and Mercedes-Benz has a solid premium SUV to worry about in Europe. Is the GLS good enough for the modern and sporty X7? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

The Mercedes GLB-Class is a poster child for the segment’s booming popularity. It probably didn’t need to exist, and yet, we’re a few months away from its arrival. The market’s growing popularity is also the reason the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is going to hit the market soon. It’s arriving a bit later than the standard GLB-Class, but the development of the high-performance model has advanced to the point where test mules of the model have been spotted on numerous occasions. The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 isn’t just a more performance-oriented version of the GLB-Class. It’s also Merc’s latest attempt in creating a new market born out of performance versions of its existing compact vehicle lineup. The AMG A 35 and the AMG GLA 45 have already arrived. Now it’s the AMG GLB 35’s turn, and if not later this year, expect the performance-spec crossover to hit the market sometime in 2020. It is coming, and it’s coming to take all of our hard-earned money.

Update 06/12/2019: Now that the Mercedes GLB has finally made its debut, it’s time we turn our attention the AMG GLB35. It was spotted during a second round of testing on the same day the GLB made its debut. Check out our latest spy shots in the Spy Shots section below.

PostHeaderIcon Arrows’ Mercedes-Benz W124 Station Wagons Are Begging for a Road Trip

There’s a company based in Japan known as Arrows, and it will turn your Mercedes-Benz W124 estate into a stylish wagon ready to gulp down miles on scenic country roads.

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