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4 Major Problems Seen in the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is set to break barriers by being the first to use pure-bred Formula One technology on public roads. It is highlighted by its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with electric motors that enable it to produce up to 1,000 bhp. The high-performance vehicle is expected to carry a $3 million price tag. While the hypercar definitely had car enthusiasts salivating for it, here are a couple of drawbacks we have projected based on the statements of AMG CEO Tobias Moers and other reliable sources: 1. F1-Like Maintenance Moers estimated that the AMG hypercar would need engine maintenance once it reaches a 31,000 mileage or 50,000 km. Therefore, it… Continue Reading »

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Examining the Engine of the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

New details regarding the engine of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar was just released by its maker. As reported earlier, the auto will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. According to Motor, the Project One will take on the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie. AMG CEO Tobias Moers claimed that the auto will be the first street-legal car to carry a Formula One engine. The AMG hypercar will be equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine matched with electric motors. Each front wheel has an electric motor with 120 kW output. There is also a 100 kW electric motor on the crankshaft and 80 kW electric motor for faster turbocharger… Continue Reading »

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At Least 10 Mercedes-Benz EV Models Will Be Launched Going to 2022

Ten new Mercedes-Benz EV (electric vehicle) models will hit the market going to 2022. The three-pointed star marque is actively continuing its momentum going to the targeted year by setting up more plants to accommodate EV production. The goal of Mercedes to produce at least 10 EVs up to 2022 was recently highlighted at the Daimler Global Media Site. The numbers include all the vehicle segments of the brand from small to large vehicles. Daimler revealed it will invest 10 billion euros for the expansion of its EVs in the following years. The feat will be handled by the Mercedes-Benz Cars division through its production plants in four continents. Mercedes just set… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A-Class and CLA to Get Cheaper Versions

The Mercedes-AMG A-Class and CLA range will get cheaper versions that will sit below their respective AMG 45 models. AMG CEO Tobias Moers said in an interview with Autocar, “We will complement our successful 45 models with two versions like we do with our larger cars.” No additional details about the matter were revealed to the public yet, but the affected cars will reportedly bear the “AMG 25” model names. If this comes into fruition, we will soon see the AMG A25 and the CLA25 models on the road. The cars are expected to have lower engine configurations compared to the current AMG A45 and AMG CLA45. The aerodynamic upgrades in the AMG… Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

Sebastian Vettel took home the race win at the 2017 Monaco GP, at the head of a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth place and Lewis Hamilton was able to get to seventh despite starting from P13. Overall, though, this was a loss for Mercedes as Ferrari managed to get father ahead in the standings. With the win, Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Hamilton for the lead in the driver’s standings. Scuderia Ferrari also moved past Mercedes in the team standings. Ferrari has taken a 17-point lead thanks to the 1-2 finish. With the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in second place, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Features of the New Mercedes-AMG GT3 Edition 50

Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the event, the brand introduced the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Edition 50. The special edition Mercedes-AMG GT3 will only be limited to five units. AMG said that the car is made to appeal to collectors who have a passion for motorsport. The units are delivered directly in Affalterbach. Here are the key features of the race car based on sources: 1. Engine AMG retains the 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine of the car. The unit keeps its 622 hp configuration with 635 Nm of torque distributed via a six-speed sequential racing transmission. The configuration allows the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.8… Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP qualifying: Mercedes struggles

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles continued from practice to qualifying, limping to P14 on the grid at the Monaco GP. “I was devastated after the session,” said Hamilton. He said he couldn’t even get out of his car. At one point, he almost crashed. He also struggled consistently with his car’s tyre set up. So he could only watch as a crash dashed what would be his final attempt to get into P3. There, the Ferrari drivers would end up on top after a tightly fought session. Kimi Raikkonen took pole position, followed by Sebastian Vettel. Not all was lost for Mercedes, though, as Valtteri Bottas was able to come in third… Continue Reading »

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