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Mercedes-AMG GT Finally Unveiled

After months of waiting since we first caught glimpse of the prototype of the Mercedes-AMG GT driving through snowy plains in a spy photo, hundreds of teasers and renders, the car is finally here without its camouflage. As expected, the people at AMG once again impressed us. Bathe your eyes in the gallery below for the official photos of the Mercedes-AMG GT and its souped-up GT-S model: In this technology and Internet-driven age, it is really hard to conceal unreleased products from cameras. So, they are often leaked to the public before their official unveiling. However, Mercedes has consistently kept the exterior appearance of its SLS replacement a carefully-guarded secret. The people… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz set to offer mid-level AMG models

Mercedes AMG vehicles may just be a pipe dream for many of us, but owning these high-performance Mercedes-Benz vehicles could get a lot more realistic now. That’s because Mercedes-Benz is planning to unleash mid-level AMG models that will slot right in between your regular Mercedes-Benz models and the high-spec AMG variants. Bannered by the upcoming C450 AMG that’s set to be unveiled in next year’s Detroit Auto Show, this new wave of more affordable yet still high-spec AMG models should allow the German automaker to tap into a good chunk of the market, considering the demand that Mercedes-Benz’s new compact models like the CLA have managed to generate. The C450 AMG should… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Cars to Watch Out for in September and October

The first half of 2014 marked the entry of a lot of new variants for the different classes of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. A special mention goes to the launching of the S-Class coupe, which has garnered high reviews from enthusiasts and critics. This September and October, more vehicles will be added to the legendary three-pointed star marque. Coming This September Nearing its launch is the much-anticipated Mercedes AMG GT. At the start of 2014, spy photos of the new sports car have been leaked to the Internet, and a lot of images and videos of it have followed, including the official ones released by the Mercedes-AMG performance division. The pure sports car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Exploring E-Turbo Engines

Audi recently revealed its RS5 TDI Concept. The next-generation Audi Q7 is hyped as the first production car to be equipped with the electric turbocharged engine. Not to be outdone, Mercedes-AMG seems to be considering on putting e-turbo engines on its future cars, in addition to its plan to incorporate several Formula One technologies to its upcoming road vehicles. Jochen Martin Schmid, the chief of the powertrain development division of AMG, confirmed through an interview with Drive that they are looking to investigate the benefits of e-turbo engines. According to Carbuzz, the new technology will further enhance the fuel-efficiency features of AMG cars and allow a lower-rev engine boosting. That means more mileage per gallon… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG GT Engine Specs Finally Confirmed

Finally, the specifications of the Mercedes AMG GT engine has been officially confirmed. According to Christian Enderle, the person in charge of the car’s engine development, the upcoming sports vehicle will carry a biturbo four-valve-per-cylinder 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine. A band of revs within 1750 and 4750 rpm in its initial state of tune will enable the car to reach an output 375 kW at 6250 rpm with 650 Nm of torque. The engine, codenamed M178, uses the all-new 90-degree quad-cam injection system. Mercedes said that the M178 was made as a replacement for the previous 6.2-liter V8 engine used by the Mercedes SLS AMG, called the M159, when it will be phased out within four… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG GT Specs and Release Date Revealed

For everyone who is eagerly awaiting for updates about the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT, Mercedes-AMG finally revealed the specs, plus the schedule of the public unveiling and the market release of the car through the its magazine’s web special. Mercedes AMG GT Specifications As for its specifications, the company hinted that it will be carrying a new biturbo engine. It will be linked to a dual-transmission system. Unfortunately that’s all there is for its specifications as Mercedes is still holding back the other details. However, other sources suggest that the engine will be a 4.0-liter biturbo V8, which packs around 520 bhp. Rumors also say that an entry level variant with 480 bhp… Continue Reading »

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