A number of luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz recently triumphed in five categories at the Motor Klassik Award 2013. The Mercedes-Benz Classic head, Michael Bock, said that the three historic and two current models of Mercedes-Benz won in different categories at the awards given by the classic car magazine. The votes were made by the readers of the Motor Klassik magazine in the contest that included current car models aside from classic cars. The Mercedes-Benz SSK won the “Classics up to 1930” category. The six-cylinder compressor sports car is a stimulating and unique model in the well-known S Series of Mercedes-Benz. SSK stands for Super Sports Short or Super-Sport-Kurz. Its remarkable… Continue Reading »
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The Germany-based car magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport” just released the result of their fan votes for the “Best Cars of the Year”. The annual voting has been a tradition of the magazine for the past 30 years. This time, it was participated by around 112,000 people. Then, there were 10 categories provided by the publisher. As Mercedes-Benz fans, we are glad to inform our dear readers that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster won the best car award of the year for the cabriolet class. Also, the Mercedes-Benz 2013 G-Class was on top of the best off-road vehicle group. The factors that fans considered for their votes are performance,… Continue Reading »
If the Samsung Galaxy S III has a Samsung Galaxy Mini, then the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has… the Mini-G? There is a lot of buzz these days about Mercedes’ plans to launch a smaller G-Wagen, and this unit—codenamed “Mini-G” internally and said to be slated to have a GLG badge—will be based on the A-Class and could be launched sometime around the middle of 2015. As expected, there are barely any details about the vehicle at the moment—even the name isn’t final yet—but it is expected that it will feature many physical traits similar to the original G-Wagen while having internal components like a smaller engine range. Of course, there might… Continue Reading »
Captured recently on tape is this extended Mercedes-Benz G55. Enhanced by Brabus, it features revised headlights, bumpers and chrome trim. Done in black with black tint, it looks like a limousine that has the guts to go anywhere. And even though it’s powered by a 6.3-liter V8 in this case, one cannot expect any G-Class, with its barn-like aerodynamics, to get up and go. But that large engine will be put to good use in this particular vehicle, as you’d have to be cross-eyed not to notice the extra sheetmetal (and weight) that was added after the rear doors. As you’ll notice, the rear wheel arches don’t cut into the… Continue Reading »
Recalls were announced by Mercedes-Benz, the first one is for the all-weather floor mats of the M-Class W166. As their press release said, it is necessary to recall the mats since it comes in contact with the gas pedal and it could cause it to jam. This affects the all-weather floor mats that were produced from July 2011- July 2012, in which 8700 units were sold in the United States and 2800 were sold in Germany. Don’t worry, as there were no reported accidents yet. Meanwhile, 300 units G-Class in China and Germany that were rolled from September 2010 to April 2011 were also affected by a recall because of… Continue Reading »
This is a video of the Mercedes G63 AMG, inviting us to drive the new vehicle. To give you an idea of how the car performs, you should know that the G63 delivers 544 HP and 760 Nm of torque. The acceleration is from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and its maximum speed is at 130 mph or 210 km/h. Meanwhile, G65 AMG produces 612 HP and a torque of 1,000 Nm and accelerates at 5.3 seconds in 0 to 62mph. The top speed is at 143 mph, this is all because of the twin-turbo 6-liter engine that it is equipped with.
At first glance, calling the latest G63 AMG and its big brother (the G65 AMG) new seems silly, given that the G-Class can be described as a venerable, even evergreen model in light of its continued production in the face of newer designs. But the G-Class exudes an aura of ruggedness and dependability that few vehicles, Mercedes or not, can match. Continuous improvements to the looks, interior and powertrain of the G-Class has resulted in a vehicle that is far from what the original designers envisioned. Take as an example the new G63. Its drivetrain is adapted from the latest iteration of the ML63, which means it has AMG’s 7G-Tronic… Continue Reading »