BenzInsider.com – A Mercedes-Benz Fan Blog http://www.benzinsider.com Latest Mercedes-Benz news, reviews and rumors Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:16:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 10 Fun Facts About the Mercedes-Benz GLC http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/10-fun-facts-about-the-mercedes-benz-glc/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/10-fun-facts-about-the-mercedes-benz-glc/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:16:42 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60935 The Mercedes-Benz GLC as well as its predecessor, the GLK, have achieved a major milestone. As of now, the range has already sold one million units worldwide. In celebration of the event, Daimler released some cool facts about the vehicle: 1. The Origin of the “GLC” Name “G” refers to the Gelandewagen or G-Class, which is the father of all Mercedes SUVs while “L” means “luxury” and the “C” points to the relationship of the auto with the C-Class range. 2. Best-Selling SUV of Mercedes The GLC is the most in demand SUV of Mercedes—recording the highest sales in the SUV variant of its maker. The first half of 2017... Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz GLC as well as its predecessor, the GLK, have achieved a major milestone. As of now, the range has already sold one million units worldwide.

In celebration of the event, Daimler released some cool facts about the vehicle:

1. The Origin of the “GLC” Name

“G” refers to the Gelandewagen or G-Class, which is the father of all Mercedes SUVs while “L” means “luxury” and the “C” points to the relationship of the auto with the C-Class range.

2. Best-Selling SUV of Mercedes

The GLC is the most in demand SUV of Mercedes—recording the highest sales in the SUV variant of its maker. The first half of 2017 also has the highest sales of the GLC compared to the other half-year data of the company.

3. Popular in China

Around one out of two GLC units produced is sold to a customer in China, making the country the highest buyer of the SUV compared to the other major markets of Mercedes, namely the USA, Great Britain, France and Germany.

4. The Production

The GLK was first rolled out from the Bremen plant of Mercedes in 2008. Then in 2011, BBAC started producing the GLC in Beijing. Going to 2015, the Bremen plant began the production of the SUV too. This year, Valmet Automotive helps in the assembly of the vehicle in Uusikaupunki, Finland as well to answer to the overwhelming demand for the GLC.

5. Built with the C-Class

The standard GLC and its Coupe version are assembled in the same line as the C-Class Saloon and Estate models. After all, the GLC belongs in the family of the C-Class.

6. Customization Options

The company claims that no two GLCs are alike because the SUV offers various equipment and optional features. The GLC has a dozen of color combinations to choose from and no less than nine differing engines are available.

7. First Time in the Market to Offer Plug-In Hybrid with All-Wheel Drive

Mercedes boasts that the GLC 350e is the first to offer such feature.

8. Customers Feel Safe in It

In Germany, 85% of the brand’s customers identify “safe” as the top characteristic of the SUV.

9. Popular with Young Buyers

China, the major market for the GLC, shows that two out of three buyers are under the age of 40.

10. Preferred by Women

The GLC is a popular choice for women, especially in the U.S. Almost half of all the drivers of SUV there are female.




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Why Choose Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz? http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/why-choose-certified-pre-owned-mercedes-benz/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/why-choose-certified-pre-owned-mercedes-benz/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:31:02 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60926 When it comes to purchasing a car, no doubt a Mercedes-Benz can be quite a daunting task. It is an expensive investment to decide on. Though, if you do have your eyes set on a Mercedes-Benz model that is a bit out of your price range, you may be in luck for a quality buy. Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz (CPO) from authorized dealers are a great option to go for considering some of the benefits it has over typical used cars in the yard. So, why buy a CPO and not a cheaper used Mercedes-Benz? Here are some benefits of a CPO Mercedes besides the typical standard guidelines. The Engine The... Continue Reading »

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When it comes to purchasing a car, no doubt a Mercedes-Benz can be quite a daunting task. It is an expensive investment to decide on. Though, if you do have your eyes set on a Mercedes-Benz model that is a bit out of your price range, you may be in luck for a quality buy. Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz (CPO) from authorized dealers are a great option to go for considering some of the benefits it has over typical used cars in the yard.

So, why buy a CPO and not a cheaper used Mercedes-Benz? Here are some benefits of a CPO Mercedes besides the typical standard guidelines.

The Engine

The most vital part of the inspection. The engine is checked on all performance aspects to make sure that it is able to run at maximum performance with no doubts. Engine components are checked, and fluids, oil and filter changes are also undertaken to make sure that the car is running on premium genuine products that suits the car. There is a minimum of 160 extensive checks on the whole car – engine and appearance.

The Appearance

The dealers make sure that the pre-owned car is thoroughly inspected inside and out in terms of appearance. A 32 point appearance inspection makes sure that the automotive is free of any scratches, dents and scuff as much as possible. The car is professionally interior cleaned, polished and waxed with the inclusion of replacing any trims or moulds that shows signs of wear. This thorough inspection and touch up really does make the pre-owned car look as close to immaculate as a new car would.

The Drive Test

After everything is in visual check, the vehicle goes under a thorough driving test to make sure that everything is in order and safe so that it may pass the certification process. Inspectors look out for performance, handling, and use of all functions and features within the car. If there are any checks that fails the test, it must be immediately addressed or could potentially be casted from the certification.

The Warranty

A great benefit of CPO cars is the warranty that comes with it. This exclusive warranty covers unlimited mileage – whether how much you drive or not, you will be covered for one full year. This warranty can also be extended as an optional extra. As an addition to the warranty, roadside assistance is also available 24/7 as long as your warranty is in effect. This covers basic services such as dead batteries, empty fuel tanks and more.

Interruption Coverage

This gives new owners safe of mind when purchasing a Mercedes-Benz CPO, offering reimbursements for any warranty-breakdowns to cover fees, accommodation, transportation and more while the car is getting serviced. Owners are also allowed a 7 day window for exchange for another CPO vehicle that is greater or equal in value.

These are the main benefits to a CPO Mercedes-Benz vehicle, it gives car buyers extra peace of mind at a more affordable cost backed by assurance from Mercedes. Do read any of the fine print before signing. Though, if a CPO Merc is still out of the question, car buyers can no doubt choose to go with used cars. Though used cars must be extensively checked at the buyers expense. Local mechanics can also do a car inspection, otherwise a mobile mechanic will be another useful option to inspect the car on the spot before any purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Upgraded by Inden Design http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-benz-sls-amg-black-series-upgraded-by-inden-design/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-benz-sls-amg-black-series-upgraded-by-inden-design/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:04:14 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60906 The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG already had its last hurrah in the production line. Despite having been replaced by the Mercedes-AMG GT, it remains one of the gems of Mercedes’ performance division. Just when we thought that no one is tinkering with this now-limited sports car model anymore, Inden Design recently unveiled their latest project involving the auto. According to Motor1, the Black Series variant of the car was used for the project. The shop dubbed it as the “world’s most advanced SLS AMG.” Inden Design stripped the car of its shell and its essential components. The auto was basically disassembled down to the frame. Then the armor of the vehicle... Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series with the Inden Design package.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG already had its last hurrah in the production line. Despite having been replaced by the Mercedes-AMG GT, it remains one of the gems of Mercedes’ performance division. Just when we thought that no one is tinkering with this now-limited sports car model anymore, Inden Design recently unveiled their latest project involving the auto.

According to Motor1, the Black Series variant of the car was used for the project. The shop dubbed it as the “world’s most advanced SLS AMG.”

Inden Design stripped the car of its shell and its essential components. The auto was basically disassembled down to the frame. Then the armor of the vehicle underwent a total refinishing and its underbody was given an “ice blast” treatment, which coated its components in durable plastic laminate. After that, it was put back together again, looking better than ever.

The power core of the SLS AMG Black Series, which was a 6.2-liter V8, was given a 64 hp boost. The MKB tune brought the overall output of the auto to 635 hp. The performance increase was complemented by a new set of KW suspension coils, stainless steel exhaust, and special, gloss black finish, BBS-F1 rims.

The pricing of the package was not disclosed by the tuner. We definitely don’t expect it to come cheap though.

Inden Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series Photos

Check out the photos of the Inden Design Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series in the gallery below:

















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Want to Buy a Mercedes-Benz S-Class for the Price of a Honda Civic? http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/want-to-buy-a-mercedes-benz-s-class-for-the-price-of-a-honda-civic/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/want-to-buy-a-mercedes-benz-s-class-for-the-price-of-a-honda-civic/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:55:17 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60897   The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship car of its brand. Setting aside the AMG performance variants and the Maybach models, it embodies top-of-the-line features that the three-pointed star marque has to offer. The current S-Class has a starting price of $96,600 based on the advertising of Mercedes-Benz USA. That’s definitely something reserved for people who are in the upper class of the society. However, according to a Youtube video by Tavarish, the Mercedes-Benz S600 W221 model produced from 2007 to 2013 can now be bought for the price of a brand new Honda Civic or the price of a used Toyota Camry. That’s right, for only around $16,000 to $18,000, you can already... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the flagship car of its brand. Setting aside the AMG performance variants and the Maybach models, it embodies top-of-the-line features that the three-pointed star marque has to offer.

The current S-Class has a starting price of $96,600 based on the advertising of Mercedes-Benz USA. That’s definitely something reserved for people who are in the upper class of the society. However, according to a Youtube video by Tavarish, the Mercedes-Benz S600 W221 model produced from 2007 to 2013 can now be bought for the price of a brand new Honda Civic or the price of a used Toyota Camry.

That’s right, for only around $16,000 to $18,000, you can already own an S-Class. And the good thing about it is that luxury cars age gracefully so you will really get your money’s worth with it.

The video below shows the amazing features of the car. Among the major elements found in the vehicle is its very powerful engine. The auto possesses a 5.5-liter biturbo V12 unit. The engine produces up to 510 hp. That’s equal to the output of the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Although the W221 is a step back compared to the beauty of the latest model of the S-Class, it still exudes that strong air of luxury. The other goodies found in the car include all-around climate controls, reclining and massaging rear seats, plus full LED gauge cluster. Those are certainly not offered in your regular Honda Civic or Toyota Camry.

Play the video below to see the rest of the amazing features of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class W221:

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets a Series of Updates http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-benz-c-class-gets-series-updates/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-benz-c-class-gets-series-updates/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:17:13 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60853 This month, Mercedes-Benz USA announced an array of updates for its various models. Among the cars affected are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan and Cabriolet models. According to the company, the major changes in the C300 and C300 4MATIC models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class can be found in their transmission systems. From the 7-Speed transmission as a standard, the automaker now shifts to the new 9G-Tronic 9-Speed transmission. The improvement enhances the zero to 60 mph acceleration of the auto to 5.8 seconds. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan The other notable updates in the C-Class Sedan include the standard 18-inch 5-spoke wheels, sliding sunroof, LED headlights for the C350e, optional heated steering wheel, standard extendable sun visors for... Continue Reading »

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This month, Mercedes-Benz USA announced an array of updates for its various models. Among the cars affected are the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan and Cabriolet models.

According to the company, the major changes in the C300 and C300 4MATIC models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class can be found in their transmission systems. From the 7-Speed transmission as a standard, the automaker now shifts to the new 9G-Tronic 9-Speed transmission. The improvement enhances the zero to 60 mph acceleration of the auto to 5.8 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

The other notable updates in the C-Class Sedan include the standard 18-inch 5-spoke wheels, sliding sunroof, LED headlights for the C350e, optional heated steering wheel, standard extendable sun visors for the AMG variant, bootlid spoiler for the AMG version, AMG Track Pace App, 19-inch and 20-inch black wheels for AMG trim, AMG Performance Studio Package for the AMG C43, Burmester Surround Sound System for the AMG C43 and up, plus designo Iridium Silver Magno finish for the C63 and C63 S.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet keeps the special features of its sedan counterpart but it ups the ante a bit with its new wood trim and standard sun visors. Together with the C300 Coupe model, the car is offered in standard 19-inch wheels. Furthermore, the interior of the convertible gets designo Selenite Grey Magno trim, Smartphone Integration Package, heated steering wheel for the AMG model, and Ocean Blue Edition for the AMG C63 S.

Cost

There are no pricing details available for the 2018 models of the C-Class yet. However, based on the current offerings of Mercedes, the sedan’s starting price is at $40,250 while the cabriolet is at $50,900.

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First Edition Marco Polo Horizon Debuts This Month http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/first-edition-marco-polo-horizon-debuts-this-month/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/first-edition-marco-polo-horizon-debuts-this-month/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:33:13 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60870 There’s something to definitely get excited about for people who love outdoor adventures. The first edition models of the Marco Polo Horizon are making their world premiere this month. According to Daimler, the Marco Polo Horizon, marketed under the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, will have its world debut at the Caravan Salon Dusseldorf. The event will be held on August 26, 2017 and it will run until September 3, 2017. Currently the available camper vans of Mercedes include the standard Marco Polo and the Marco Polo Activity. The basic version is based on the V-Class that can house up to four passengers. It has a little kitchen, wardrobe, swivel seats, bench and roof bed. The... Continue Reading »

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Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2017: Neues vom Marco Polo HORIZON

There’s something to definitely get excited about for people who love outdoor adventures. The first edition models of the Marco Polo Horizon are making their world premiere this month.

According to Daimler, the Marco Polo Horizon, marketed under the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, will have its world debut at the Caravan Salon Dusseldorf. The event will be held on August 26, 2017 and it will run until September 3, 2017.

Currently the available camper vans of Mercedes include the standard Marco Polo and the Marco Polo Activity. The basic version is based on the V-Class that can house up to four passengers. It has a little kitchen, wardrobe, swivel seats, bench and roof bed. The Marco Polo Activity is based on the Vito platform. This one allows sleeping options that can accommodate up to five people.

Compared to the other camper vans of Mercedes, the Marco Polo Horizon combines the high-quality design of the standard Marco Polo and the functionality of Marco Polo Activity models. The camper is highlighted by is seven-seating capacity with flexible configurations. The passenger seats can be adjusted to allow five people have a comfortable sleep too.

The Marco Polo Horizon is offered in a limited edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic” finish. The quality of the paint is similar to the ones found in the C-Class and E-Class Mercedes cars. An optional Night Package is available as well for buyers who want their vans to get the black design highlights in the exterior of their autos. The AMG Line package can be bought also for the additional appeal of the vehicle.

On the other hand, the Marco Polo Horizon Edition is a sportier variant of the van. It features an Exterior Sports Package, metallic finish, tinted rear windows and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Then, it comes with the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission system to allow smoother handling. Furthermore, it is equipped with a reverse camera, Active Parking Assist, Tempmatic air conditioning, and Audio 20 CD multimedia with touchpad controls in its infotainment system.

Check out the gallery below showcasing the first edition models of the Marco Polo Horizon:



















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Lewis Hamilton Wants to Spend the Rest of His F1 Career at Mercedes http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/lewis-hamilton-wants-spend-rest-f1-career-mercedes/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/lewis-hamilton-wants-spend-rest-f1-career-mercedes/#respond Sun, 13 Aug 2017 03:34:38 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60865 The current contract of Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team expires in the end of the 2018 season. As expected, there are rumors going around again that he might switch teams. However, the 32-year old driver indicated in an interview that he is not planning to go anywhere. According to The Drive, recent gossips have linked Hamilton with Ferrari. The Mercedes driver has shown some interest in the team too. “There’s no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting,” he said. Hamilton went on to say though, “But right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with... Continue Reading »

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The current contract of Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team expires in the end of the 2018 season. As expected, there are rumors going around again that he might switch teams. However, the 32-year old driver indicated in an interview that he is not planning to go anywhere.

According to The Drive, recent gossips have linked Hamilton with Ferrari. The Mercedes driver has shown some interest in the team too. “There’s no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting,” he said.

Hamilton went on to say though, “But right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with and what the company represents.” The former champion also expressed his admiration for Williams saying, “I look at Williams and look at how cool it would be to one day drive for Williams and help them get back to the top, but I don’t have a magic board. I don’t know how long that will take or even if that’s even possible, just that I admire Frank and the Williams team for its history.”

Then again, Hamilton stressed out, “I couldn’t have dreamed it being better and I am pretty sure there is no other team that has this environment, there’s no other team in the whole sport I think that takes care of its drivers like Mercedes does. If I was to jump ship from here, that would be when I stop.”

At present, Hamilton is already in his eleventh year in F1. Along the way, he bagged three world championships. He is only 14 points behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the 2017 Driver Standings right now.

With Hamilton’s experience and top-of-the-line performance in his stay with Mercedes, it looks like the team will do everything in its power to keep him. Combined with the satisfaction of the star driver with the group, he will likely stay very long with them. He told the source that still plans to race five to six more years in F1.

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“High-Performance” Mercedes E-Class Is Finally Here http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/high-performance-mercedes-e-class-is-finally-here/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/high-performance-mercedes-e-class-is-finally-here/#respond Sun, 13 Aug 2017 03:09:07 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60861 The “high-performance” Mercedes E-Class has finally arrived, which means we’ll get to see a version of AMG that is closely related to the E-Class in terms of body styling, but is most aptly compared to an F1 Formula car when we talk about the speed and performance. Power and Engine The E43 was made exactly for those who are into the sports car appeal. Thanks to its twin turbo engine that produces 400 horsepower and has a limited top speed of 250kph, the E43 is like an incarnate of a car ready to take on F1 Formula vehicles. That twin turbo engine has an all-wheel drive system, a nine-speed transmission,... Continue Reading »

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The “high-performance” Mercedes E-Class has finally arrived, which means we’ll get to see a version of AMG that is closely related to the E-Class in terms of body styling, but is most aptly compared to an F1 Formula car when we talk about the speed and performance.

Power and Engine

The E43 was made exactly for those who are into the sports car appeal. Thanks to its twin turbo engine that produces 400 horsepower and has a limited top speed of 250kph, the E43 is like an incarnate of a car ready to take on F1 Formula vehicles. That twin turbo engine has an all-wheel drive system, a nine-speed transmission, and can power the E43 from 0 to 100kph in just 4.6 seconds.

Fuel Efficiency

Ironically, even though the E43 has a F1 Formula specs, it would be fuel efficient because of Mercedes’ gliding function. Of course, if pushed to even half of its limits, the E43 is far from being economical and efficient. The gliding function, however, will allow the driver to release the accelerator when the car is cruising at a speed between 60 and 160kph. The car will go on a “glide” mode and will thus reduce fuel consumption.

Sporty Interior

If you think the performance is at par with an F1 Formula car, wait until you see the E43’s interior. It has ultra-sporty features with its metal pedals, black sports seats, red seat belts, and a black leather sports steering wheel with red top stitching.

There are no additional details yet on when this will come out or what the pricing range will be. What we heard from the German automaker is that the E43 will be released in “limited numbers” only at selected dealers, so only a few will get to lay their hands on this. Mercedes, however, insists that this car can combine “practicality with unparalleled performance.”

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Gets Upgraded For More Power http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/2018-mercedes-benz-gle-coupe-gets-upgraded-power/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/2018-mercedes-benz-gle-coupe-gets-upgraded-power/#respond Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:53:05 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60858 Crossovers are taking over everything in the auto industry that even luxury brands have gotten into the mix. So, what’s the next best thing? A high-performance crossover, of course! The German automaker, thankfully, is no stranger to turning their SUVs into performance engines as proven by the G-Class and the GLC. In 2015, the M-Class was upgraded into a high-performance AMG-tuned GLE Coupe. It will finally get its much needed enhancement for 2018, proving once and for all that SUV and performance can go together. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, particularly the AMG GLE43 and GLE63 S Coupe models, will get two new premium interior at no extra cost. There... Continue Reading »

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Crossovers are taking over everything in the auto industry that even luxury brands have gotten into the mix. So, what’s the next best thing? A high-performance crossover, of course! The German automaker, thankfully, is no stranger to turning their SUVs into performance engines as proven by the G-Class and the GLC.

In 2015, the M-Class was upgraded into a high-performance AMG-tuned GLE Coupe. It will finally get its much needed enhancement for 2018, proving once and for all that SUV and performance can go together.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, particularly the AMG GLE43 and GLE63 S Coupe models, will get two new premium interior at no extra cost. There will also be 11 color schemes to choose from.

But aside from the exterior aesthetics, the engines of the two cars were also upgraded. The GLE43’s 3.0-liter V-6 Biturbo can now be able to produce 385 horsepower while the GLE63 S’ 5.5-liter Biturbo V-8 will have an output of 577 horsepower.

The engines of both cars have been upgraded, with the GLE43’s 3.0-liter V-6 Biturbo now making 385 horsepower and the GLE63 S’ signature 5.5-liter Biturbo V-8 making an eye-watering 577 horsepower.

The GLE43 Coupe will pair its engine with a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which is widely known for its vast and diverse driver comfort gearing settings. The GLE63, on the other hand, will receive the 7G-TRONIC semi-automatic transmission whose speed and responsiveness in shifting gears can compete with most dual-clutch transmissions in the market.

Both cars will receive Mercedes-AMG’s smart 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system, which will make the navigations (turning corners, specifically) better and easier. Not only that, the two cars will also be fitted with the AIRMATIC® air suspension and active anti-roll bars, reducing the need for body roll in cutting corners even at high speed.

There will be three available packages for the GLE Coupe and all of them include different visual customization and driver assists. The AMG Performance Studio Package will have drivers choose among six colors that can be applied to the outside of the vehicle at once.

On the other hand, the Premium 1 package focuses on safety technology like Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and Automatic Braking.

The Parking Assist package includes Park Pilot aids and a 360º camera to help maneuver the GLE into any space.

The GLE43 and the GLE63 Coupes are now available in US dealerships with the GLE43 selling for $70,500 and the GLE63 Coupe for $111,860.

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Mercedes-AMG Needs To Reinvent Itself For Future Of Electric Vehicles http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-amg-needs-reinvent-future-electric-vehicles/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2017/08/mercedes-amg-needs-reinvent-future-electric-vehicles/#respond Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:43:37 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=60855   Mercedes-AMG, the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz, will be forced to reinvent itself following the German automaker’s decision to follow in the footsteps of major brands across the globe to produce more electric cars in the future. Mercedes-AMG will have to create performance versions of the EVs that Mercedes-Benz will produce. Thankfully, that should not be a problem for Mercedes-AMG, Drummond Jacoy, the brand’s director of vehicle development, believes. Mercedes-AMG is in a unique position where it is involved in the development of new Mercedes road cars from the conception to the production. This ensures that these cars can be turned into performance cars if Mercedes calls the need for... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG, the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz, will be forced to reinvent itself following the German automaker’s decision to follow in the footsteps of major brands across the globe to produce more electric cars in the future. Mercedes-AMG will have to create performance versions of the EVs that Mercedes-Benz will produce.

Thankfully, that should not be a problem for Mercedes-AMG, Drummond Jacoy, the brand’s director of vehicle development, believes. Mercedes-AMG is in a unique position where it is involved in the development of new Mercedes road cars from the conception to the production. This ensures that these cars can be turned into performance cars if Mercedes calls the need for it.

Mercedes-AMG is no stranger to performance versions of electric vehicles. It is, after all, already working on a number of hybrid project such as the Project One hypercar, which is based on the powertrain of a Formula 1 car. The GT Concept was also unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year and a pure-electric SLS has already been developed.

Jacoy said that the world won’t be happy with Mercedes if it continues to produce the likes of a V8 engine in the future. But Mercedes-AMG is only happy to accept the new challenge as it had with the SLS years ago. It has the capabilities of adapting to an all-electric drive and the brand learned a lot from producing the SLS, as well as the hybrid vehicles they have come in contact with.

Mercedes-AMG is a part of every Mercedes car, and this approach will be carried over to the brand’s all-electric range. As soon as Mercedes conceptualizes a vehicle, Mercedes-AMG has to be there to see what it can do to make a performance version of it. Obviously, it cannot pack a V8 engine, but that is where the challenge will be. And true enough, the team is willing to work on that.

 

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