BenzInsider.com - A Mercedes-Benz Fan Blog http://www.benzinsider.com Latest Mercedes-Benz news, reviews and rumors Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:22:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Classhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/ares-design-releases-rendering-of-future-mercedes-benz-g-class/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/ares-design-releases-rendering-of-future-mercedes-benz-g-class/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:22:44 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47609 With the upcoming replacement of the Defender of Land Rover, some industry watchers are hoping that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will receive a makeover soon. While the G-Class and the Defender belong to the same market, the luxury SUV of Mercedes-Benz abandoned its military roots and opted to offer lavish comfort for the upper crust of society, particularly those living in the Middle East. It remains to be seen if the G-Class will indeed get a cosmetic overhaul, but this did not stop Ares Design from rendering a possible future model of the luxury SUV, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The G-Class has a rather unique quality of being... Continue Reading »

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Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Class

With the upcoming replacement of the Defender of Land Rover, some industry watchers are hoping that the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will receive a makeover soon. While the G-Class and the Defender belong to the same market, the luxury SUV of Mercedes-Benz abandoned its military roots and opted to offer lavish comfort for the upper crust of society, particularly those living in the Middle East.

It remains to be seen if the G-Class will indeed get a cosmetic overhaul, but this did not stop Ares Design from rendering a possible future model of the luxury SUV, as shown on a report from carscoops.com. The G-Class has a rather unique quality of being a timeless design. The term “timeless” normally means it will continue to be liked by people as time passes. However, in the case of the G-Class, it signifies that it will remain on the shopping list of many people over a period of time. Unless people are collectors, they normally buy new vehicles instead of classic cars.

Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Class

It is necessary to take into serious consideration any changes made on the design of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class since it can dictate how it will fare in the market. While it is risky to maintain the design of the vehicle, it is more dangerous to modify something familiar to many people. As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

With this in mind, making the necessary modifications on the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will not be an easy task for designers over at Mercedes-Benz. Although the design published by Ares Design may serve as a guide, some industry watchers may think otherwise. Some of the features currently used by other Mercedes-Benz models are utilized on the design, but it has a more curvaceous appearance.

While the overall boxy shape of the G-Class remains, the number of 90-degree angles has been reduced. This is mainly the reason why some industry watchers do not take this rendering seriously. However, some have also praised the rendering since it essentially reflects the look of a futuristic vehicle. It was even considered as the best prediction of the appearance of a future G-Class. Whatever the case may be, the rendering is still a noteworthy concept of how future Mercedes-Benz G-Class may look like.

Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Ares Design Releases Rendering Of Future Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spottedhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/face-lifted-mercedes-amg-sl63-spotted/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/face-lifted-mercedes-amg-sl63-spotted/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:06:21 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47593 The face-lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 was spotted in Germany recently wearing minimal camouflage, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The current model of the SL Class is among the oldest in the range of vehicles offered by Mercedes-Benz. Due to this, industry watchers are expecting an update soon. The updated model is expected to be unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show next year. However, this is manly applicable to the standard version. If the luxury vehicle manufacturer will follow the same pattern as the current model, an AMG-enhanced variant is expected to follow soon after. Due to this, the updated Mercedes-AMG SL63 may also be unveiled in 2016. The AMG... Continue Reading »

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Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted

The face-lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 was spotted in Germany recently wearing minimal camouflage, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The current model of the SL Class is among the oldest in the range of vehicles offered by Mercedes-Benz. Due to this, industry watchers are expecting an update soon. The updated model is expected to be unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show next year.

However, this is manly applicable to the standard version. If the luxury vehicle manufacturer will follow the same pattern as the current model, an AMG-enhanced variant is expected to follow soon after. Due to this, the updated Mercedes-AMG SL63 may also be unveiled in 2016.

Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted

The AMG GT appeared to be the inspiration for the front fascia of the updated model, which seemed to have a more defined look compared to its predecessor. Due to this, the front bumper is more curvaceous and features a new grille and headlight design. It also comes with bigger air intakes. The rear of the updated SL63 features a modified bumper with an integrated air diffuser and new taillights.

Speculations have emerged on the possibility that the SL will be given the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine currently being used on the latest AMG models. However, it is also possible for the updated AMG SL63 to utilize the same 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is used on the current model. This engine has a power output of 577 HP and torque of 664 lb-ft. These figures will allow the face-lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 4.2 seconds before reaching its electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted
Face-Lifted Mercedes-AMG SL63 Spotted

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Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Expertehttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/painting-the-town-with-a-red-wrapped-mercedes-benz-a45-amg-from-folien-experte/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/painting-the-town-with-a-red-wrapped-mercedes-benz-a45-amg-from-folien-experte/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:02:50 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47579 It appears Folien Experte wanted to demonstrate its skills in wrapping cars when it gave the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG a red-colored full matte chrome body wrap, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Aside from wrapping the hot hatch, the company based in Germany also enhanced its performance. The rear wing and extra flics along its front apron showed that Folien Experte worked on the Edition 1 variant of the A45 AMG. This particular variant became available during the first twelve months the model entered the market. The matte chrome wrap covering the stock body paint of the A45 AMG has a price tag of €4,200 or around $4,850. The... Continue Reading »

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Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte

It appears Folien Experte wanted to demonstrate its skills in wrapping cars when it gave the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG a red-colored full matte chrome body wrap, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Aside from wrapping the hot hatch, the company based in Germany also enhanced its performance.

The rear wing and extra flics along its front apron showed that Folien Experte worked on the Edition 1 variant of the A45 AMG. This particular variant became available during the first twelve months the model entered the market. The matte chrome wrap covering the stock body paint of the A45 AMG has a price tag of €4,200 or around $4,850.

Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte

The red chrome-wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG featured a set of 19-inch Brabus Monoblock F wheels clad in P Zero 235/35 R19 tires from Pirelli. The entire set costs €4,500 or around $5,200. It also comes with the Variant 3 KW coilover suspension making it somewhat lower than the standard model. The suspension has a price tag of €3,000 or around $3,500.

In addition to the visual modifications, Folien Experte also upgraded the four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo-charged engine of the A45 AMG. The upgrade increased its stock 355 HP power output to 429 HP. PP Performance was tasked in completing the upgrade, which included an ECU remap and installation of new racing filters and sports exhaust system. The performance upgrade given by PP Performance to the hot hatch a price tag of €7,117 or around $8,200. The TUV certification and one-year warranty will set back potential owners of this Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG an additional €498 or around $575.

Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte
Painting The Town With A Red-Wrapped Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG From Folien Experte

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Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoronhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-amg-gt-appears-in-a-japanese-movie-as-the-nextridoron/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-amg-gt-appears-in-a-japanese-movie-as-the-nextridoron/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:34:56 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47550 The Mercedes-AMG GT is a product of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and AMG. It was initially launched in September 2014 and is currently being used as a Formula 1 safety car. Apparently, the Japanese were so impressed with this luxury supercar that they decided to use it in the 2015 movie Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future as the NEXTridoron, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The Kamen anime, comics and movies play a significant part of the Japanese culture. The literal meaning of “kamen” is “mask,” and it makes up an entire genre of science-fiction entertainment in Japan. One good example of this genre is the Power Rangers. The... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron

The Mercedes-AMG GT is a product of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and AMG. It was initially launched in September 2014 and is currently being used as a Formula 1 safety car. Apparently, the Japanese were so impressed with this luxury supercar that they decided to use it in the 2015 movie Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future as the NEXTridoron, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The

Kamen anime, comics and movies play a significant part of the Japanese culture. The literal meaning of “kamen” is “mask,” and it makes up an entire genre of science-fiction entertainment in Japan. One good example of this genre is the Power Rangers.

Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron

The NEXTridoron is a standard Mercedes-AMG GT that was given a special wrap covering its entire body. Even the headlights were covered by this special wrap. Circuit boards appeared to have served as the inspiration of the neon blue lines on the vehicle, which supposedly comes from the future in the movie.

The luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany has been promoting its products through movies for a number of years already. The latest movie its products have appeared in was Jurassic World. Since a jungle is not a suitable environment for a sports car, such as the AMG GT, it made its silver screen debut on Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.

Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron

While some industry watchers may find it amusing for the luxury supercar to appear on a Japanese movie centered on masked warriors, there is nothing funny about the AMG GT. It features a 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine offering 510 HP. Even though its engine is smaller than the SLS, it is still faster than the gull-winged SLS.

Check out the pictures and a video walk-around video of the NEXTridoron since it will likely be a one of a kind version of the Mercedes-AMG GT.

Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron
Mercedes-AMG GT Appears In A Japanese Movie As The NEXTridoron

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet Concept Officially Teasedhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-s-class-cabriolet-concept-officially-teased/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-s-class-cabriolet-concept-officially-teased/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:52:50 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47541 Mercedes-Benz is dropping a big one for the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Today, the three-pointed star brand officially revealed the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet concept that will debut in the event. Although the picture shows the car from an angle favouring its rear, it does give everyone a good view of what to expect from it. Its interior is clearly shown here, which resonates the same aura found on the latest S-Class Coupe, minus the roof as well as the rear pillar. The picture displays the next S-Class variant alongside the classic Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet from the W111 series. It should be noted that the older Mercedes was introduced in 1961. Then... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is dropping a big one for the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Today, the three-pointed star brand officially revealed the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet concept that will debut in the event.

Although the picture shows the car from an angle favouring its rear, it does give everyone a good view of what to expect from it. Its interior is clearly shown here, which resonates the same aura found on the latest S-Class Coupe, minus the roof as well as the rear pillar. The picture displays the next S-Class variant alongside the classic Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet from the W111 series.

It should be noted that the older Mercedes was introduced in 1961. Then it stayed in the production line for a decade, running up to the W112 series with 7,013 units made. The top-down was offered with five engine options.

According to the press release of the company, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet will follow the tradition started by the 220 SE. Daimler Board Member, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales head Ola Källenius said that the S-Class convertible embodies the drive of their company to produce another unique and timeless product.

It should be exciting to see what Mercedes will put into the upcoming cabriolet model because, as Mr. Källenius revealed, it will combine the classic high-class appeal of the 220 SE with the latest S-Class Coupe. The tech that will be featured in the car is a must-see too.

So far, there are no hints from Mercedes about the engine options of the S-Class Cabriolet. But with the goal of the company to let the car make its mark in history, it is possible that the automaker will put the power units found in the S-Class Coupe. There is a likelihood also that the models under the range will be equipped with the engines from its Mercedes-Maybach versions. Therefore, we might see a S550 and even S600 models there.

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Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupehttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/lumma-design-teases-its-work-on-the-mercedes-gle-coupe/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/lumma-design-teases-its-work-on-the-mercedes-gle-coupe/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:15:44 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47533 Lumma Design is set to officially unveil its body kit for the Mercedes GLE Coupe during the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled to open next month. However, it appears the tuning company could not wait to show off its latest creation as it released the first images of the CLR G 800, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The aggressive body kit features a number of aerodynamic and visual enhancements designed to increase the appeal of the luxury coupe of Mercedes-Benz. The front fascia of the GLE Coupe was completely refitted with a brand-new bumper, an overhauled grille, a new lower splitter, new air intakes ducts and mesh... Continue Reading »

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Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe

Lumma Design is set to officially unveil its body kit for the Mercedes GLE Coupe during the Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled to open next month. However, it appears the tuning company could not wait to show off its latest creation as it released the first images of the CLR G 800, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com.

The aggressive body kit features a number of aerodynamic and visual enhancements designed to increase the appeal of the luxury coupe of Mercedes-Benz. The front fascia of the GLE Coupe was completely refitted with a brand-new bumper, an overhauled grille, a new lower splitter, new air intakes ducts and mesh grilles.

Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe

Lumma also gave the luxury coupe a carbon fiber hood, flared wheel arches and new side skirts. The rear was given an aggressive bumper, stainless steel quad exhaust pipes, a notable carbon fiber diffuser, flared rear wheel arches, and bespoke bootlid lip spoiler.

The vehicle sits on a set of customized wheels measuring 24 x 10.5 inches in front and 24 x 13 inches at the back. The new alloy wheels are clad in 295/30 and 355/25 in front and at the back, respectively. Potential buyers of the CLR G 800 can expect the interior cabin to feature premium leather upholstery together with exotic wood or carbon fiber trim.

Lumma Design is also working on a performance package for the Mercedes GLE Coupe that increases the power output of its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to 650 HP from its original 585 HP power output.

Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe
Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe
Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe
Lumma Design Teases Its Work On The Mercedes GLE Coupe

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Lewis Hamilton Wins the Formula One Belgian Grand Prixhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/lewis-hamilton-wins-the-formula-one-belgian-grand-prix/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/lewis-hamilton-wins-the-formula-one-belgian-grand-prix/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:59:53 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47517 Formula One team Mercedes-AMG Petronas is back in its winning ways. In the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton once again grabbed the win while his teammate Nico Rosberg took the second place. It should be noted that Hamilton finished 1:23:40.387. Rosberg crossed the checkered flag at 1:23:42.445. Mercedes began the race with a lockdown in the first and second pole positions. These spots gave its drivers their much-needed advantage at the start of the event. However, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was looking to challenge Hamilton and Rosberg once more in the early going by gaining on them from the third place. Unfortunately, the former champ experienced tire problems later, pushing his position behind in the... Continue Reading »

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Formula One team Mercedes-AMG Petronas is back in its winning ways. In the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton once again grabbed the win while his teammate Nico Rosberg took the second place.

It should be noted that Hamilton finished 1:23:40.387. Rosberg crossed the checkered flag at 1:23:42.445.

Mercedes began the race with a lockdown in the first and second pole positions. These spots gave its drivers their much-needed advantage at the start of the event. However, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was looking to challenge Hamilton and Rosberg once more in the early going by gaining on them from the third place.

Unfortunately, the former champ experienced tire problems later, pushing his position behind in the races. It later led to his right tire exploding in lap 42, dropping him to the 12th place in the conclusion of the event.

In the end, Lotus’ Romain Grosjean finished third in the Belgian GP with a time of 1:24:18.375. Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat snatched fourth with a record of 1:24:26.079. Fifth was Force India’s Sergio Perez with 1:24:34.384 time.

The race saw the Mercedes teammates put quite a show. Somewhere in lap 22 and 23, Rosberg cut Hamilton’s lead. But Hamilton eventually caught up with him along lap 26. The wiser management of Hamilton with the tires paid off as he got back to the lead and maintained his position there up to the final lap.

The victory allowed Hamilton to get his overall points in the Drivers’ Standings to 227. Rosberg trails behind with 199 points. Due to the upsetting performance of Vettel in this event, he only raises his score to 160 points. Meanwhile, Mercedes sits comfortably in the Constructors with 426 points against the second-placer Ferrari with only 242 points.

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Mercedes-AMG GT S Vs Audi RS7: Which One Wins?http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-amg-gt-s-vs-audi-rs7-which-one-wins/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-amg-gt-s-vs-audi-rs7-which-one-wins/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:21:31 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47498 Which one will win between the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the Audi RS7 in a race? This might be a tough choice since we are looking at two powerful cars here around the 500 hp bracket. Tale of the Tape First, let’s look at the key specs of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The car has a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of producing up to 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The power of the car is distributed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox with manual mode. It has a curb weight of around 3,000 lbs. Overall, the figures allow the car to sprint from zero... Continue Reading »

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Which one will win between the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the Audi RS7 in a race? This might be a tough choice since we are looking at two powerful cars here around the 500 hp bracket.

Tale of the Tape

First, let’s look at the key specs of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The car has a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of producing up to 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

The power of the car is distributed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox with manual mode. It has a curb weight of around 3,000 lbs.

Overall, the figures allow the car to sprint from zero to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds. Then it has a top speed of 193 mph (electronically-limited).

Going to the Audi RS7, the car also packs a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 power unit, but its output can reach up to 560 hp and its torque is 516 lb-ft.

The power of the car goes to all its four wheels, and it is distributed by an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox with manual shifting mode. On the other hand, its curb weight is at 4,450 lbs.

The numbers translate to an acceleration from zero to 60 mph in merely 3.4 seconds. Moreover, its maximum speed can go up to 174 mph (electronically-limited).

And the Winner Is…

Provided that we are looking at two stock cars, it looks like the RS7 has an edge over the GT S in terms of power. However, the Mercedes has a lighter body because it only houses a two-seating capacity as opposed to the Audi’s four to five seater design. This element might give it a fighting chance.

So let’s watch what happens when these two go head-to-head in a race:

 

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Red Bull Exiting From Renault Engine Deal in 2016 in Favor of Mercedeshttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/red-bull-exiting-renault-engine-deal-2016-favor-mercedes/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/red-bull-exiting-renault-engine-deal-2016-favor-mercedes/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:07:24 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47465 From consistently complaining about the continuous dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One, Infinity Red Bull Racing might split up after the 2015 season. Early last month, it was revealed that Red Bull was considering a switch to the winning engine, that is going for Mercedes-AMG power units for its race cars. New reports from sporting websites say it is definitely happening. Mercedes remained officially mum on the matter though when the rumors leaked out, except for some hints from the personal interviews of the team boss Toto Wolff and its non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Red Bull declined commenting on the subject too. Lauda immediately downplayed the possibility of the... Continue Reading »

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From consistently complaining about the continuous dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One, Infinity Red Bull Racing might split up after the 2015 season. Early last month, it was revealed that Red Bull was considering a switch to the winning engine, that is going for Mercedes-AMG power units for its race cars. New reports from sporting websites say it is definitely happening.

Mercedes remained officially mum on the matter though when the rumors leaked out, except for some hints from the personal interviews of the team boss Toto Wolff and its non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Red Bull declined commenting on the subject too.

Lauda immediately downplayed the possibility of the event from happening. He said that Red Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko never mentioned it to him. Another reason he cited was Mercedes already supplies four teams, and that is more than enough. There’s also the animosity between Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz and Mercedes because of the former’s intense criticism on the latter.

Insiders within both companies tell another story though. Anonymous sources revealed negotiations are going on.

Mixed Reactions in F1 About the Possible Mercedes and Red Bull Engine Tie-Up

Going back to the issue, it seems that the people within Mercedes and big personalities in F1 are divided over the matter. F1 head Bernie Ecclestone even warned Mercedes about treading that path.

Ecclestone stated that ironing such agreement with a once dominant team will hurt the position of the reigning Constructors’ Champion in the future. Other experts seem to share the same idea.

On the other hand, there are numerous sports analysts who are receptive on the topic. Most of them pointed out that it could pave way for a tighter competition in the sport as well as financial benefits for Mercedes.

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2015 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes; Rosberg P2http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/2015-belgian-grand-prix-qualifying-lewis-hamilton-takes-pole-for-mercedes-rosberg-p2/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/2015-belgian-grand-prix-qualifying-lewis-hamilton-takes-pole-for-mercedes-rosberg-p2/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:47:46 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=47494 Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to get back in the groove with another front-row lockout in qualifying for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secured his tenth pole position in 11 races so far this season. Teammate Nico Rosberg stayed close until Q3, but was unable to take pole from Hamilton and thus settled for P2. Of course, a good start could see Rosberg right up there with Hamilton to start the race. With Rosberg competitive all weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll give Hamiton a run for his money. This pole also happens to be Hamilton’s sixth straight, and that puts him in a tie with Mika Hakkinen, who set... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes pole at 2015 Belgian Grand PrixMercedes AMG Petronas was able to get back in the groove with another front-row lockout in qualifying for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secured his tenth pole position in 11 races so far this season. Teammate Nico Rosberg stayed close until Q3, but was unable to take pole from Hamilton and thus settled for P2.

Of course, a good start could see Rosberg right up there with Hamilton to start the race. With Rosberg competitive all weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll give Hamiton a run for his money.

This pole also happens to be Hamilton’s sixth straight, and that puts him in a tie with Mika Hakkinen, who set the single-season record back in 1999. Hamilton is also the first driver to get six straight poles since Michael Schumacher, who achieved the feat in races bridging the 2000 and 2001 seasons.

Hamilton was all praises for the team, citing that his car felt good from the get-go. The defending champ added that he felt comfortable so far in Belgium even if it is quite hard to get the right setup on this track.

“Qualifying went well until the end,” said Nico Rosberg. “But in Q3, Lewis just found so much time which unfortunately I didn’t manage to do.” The German driver added that there was still a lot to play for in the race, and with him right at the front, there’s plenty of room to take the lead–especially with that long straight that leads up to turn 5.

The team’s performance so far indicates that there is no hangover from the Hungarian GP, during which the team had its worst outing so far in the season and saw Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari take the win. Mercedes will have to go and execute on race day itself, though. Lewis Hamilton will have his work cut out for him in historically difficult Spa.

 

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