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Voltage Design Pushes the Power of the Mercedes S65 AMG Further

Voltage Design recently revealed its tuning package for the ever-elegant and powerful “W222″ Mercedes S65 AMG. The kit gives the car additional kick in its performance and a couple of components to go with it like new diffuser, intakes, brakes and wheels, plus optional hood. The Mercedes S65 AMG already packs a lot of horses under its hood. Fresh from the Mercedes-AMG factory, it already has 463 kW and 1,000 Nm of torque in its V12 engine. All that power is distributed through its AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission. Its electronically-limited speed can reach up to 155 mph, and it can build acceleration from zero to 62 mph in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the Spy Shots of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in Hybrid

You will never get a shortage of spy photos if you have access in Nurburgring. Recently, spies caught a variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLE in the endurance track. What made this model special is that it is a plug-in hybrid—a feature that was given away when the vehicle was caught juicing up its battery in a charging station. According to TopSpeed, the subject of the spy shots shown here will debut in 2015 under a 2016 model year. The report noted that the GLE would be the first SUV of the three-pointed star marque to offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. No official hint was given by the German automaker yet regarding… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Takes on the W03

What will happen if you pit the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series against the W03 of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team? Well, it does not take a genius to figure out the answer to this question. Despite the overwhelming power of the SLS AMG Black Series, it will surely eat dust while enjoying a nice view of the W03’s backside if you have them race each other. Of course, the cars are completely different from each other, so it does not really feel right to compare the two.However, for the sake of fun, and to see how much distance can the W03 get between it the SLS AMG Black… Continue Reading »

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Don’t Worry, the V12 Engine is Not Yet Riding to Oblivion

Stricter laws are now in place, which require automakers to come up with more environment-friendly engines. This is the reason why car companies such as Mercedes-Benz are working so hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient and have lesser carbon dioxide emissions. Automakers have embraced solutions with turbocharging and displacement reduction to comply with the said rules. As a result, the engines of their latest models have become smaller. Despite the smaller engines, there remains the pressure for them to surpass or at least match the performance of their earlier bigger engines. Mercedes-AMG, in particular, recently replaced its 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine in favor of the 4.0-liter version. With the… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK

There is a speculation that the Mercedes-Benz SLK might receive a few modifications. A rumor from a reliable source has it that the upgraded car will debut in 2015. Then, it will hit the market probably by 2016. According to MB Passion, the people at Mercedes are currently developing a facelifted version of the SLK. The report claimed the prototypes have already made their way in the streets of Germany for testing. The blog even published some photos of them. The newest photo of the car can be seen on top of this article while the ones taken last August can be seen below: Spy Shots of the Partially Camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLK Looking… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas, Puma extend F1 partnership

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Germany-based multinational sportswear company Puma have agreed to extend their F1 partnership. The extension on the deal that started in 2012 will come into effect by January of next year. Puma will be Official Supplier of Technical Clothing and Footwear as well as an Official Licensee of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories. If you’ve visited a Puma retail store recently, you most probably would have seen all sorts of Mercedes AMG Petronas licensed gear on display, from bags to shirts to sneakers. It’s good for Mercedes fans to have such an accessible way to get their hands on official merchandise, and this extended partnership helps ensure that that… Continue Reading »

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