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Daimler AG to Buy 25 Percent of MV Agusta

Last July, rumors surfaced about Daimler’s plan to buy MV Agusta, which indicated that the German multinational corporation might be planning to expand its vehicle range to include motorcycles. Recently, Reuters confirmed about the imminent move of Daimler to buy 25 percent of the Italian motorcycle’s shares. The source claimed Daimler will be buying the stake of MV Agusta through its Mercedes-AMG performance division. The agreement would also include a seat on the board of MV Agusta. So far, the financial details surrounding the purchase weren’t disclosed by any of the parties. According to the report, the two would greatly benefit in the deal. Particularly, the association with Mercedes would provide MV Agusta… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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A Closer Look at the Tech Secrets of the Mercedes-AMG GT

The Mercedes-AMG GT is the first to drop the “Benz” name under the current lineup of the brand. Then, it is the second car to be produced from scratch by the performance division of Daimler following the SLS. Due to the identity of the Mercedes-AMG GT as the successor of the phased out SLS, people can’t help but compare the two. However, this should not be the case since each car has features that make one stand out from the other. In this article, let us examine the tech secrets used in the GT that truly makes it very special, and a worthy successor to the SLS. The Body Citing a post… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-AMG C 63 ready for launch

After being shown to the world at the recent Paris Motor Show, the latest Mercedes AMG offerings – the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and Mercedes-AMG GT – are now up for order, with pricing starting at €115,430 (somewhere around $146,000) for the GT and €76,100.501 (a shade over $96,200) for the C 63. In case you’ve noticed, the new models are also the first to feature the new naming convention for AMG high-performance variants. It may take some getting used to, but rest assured that these fresh AMG models are still in line with the brand’s motto of ‘Driving Performance’. Case in point: the Mercedes-AMG GT, only the second top-end model developed exclusively in-house… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled in Paris

The originally thought Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was finally unveiled in the Paris Motor Show. However, the car now sports a new name, which is Mercedes-AMG C63. It is the second car to adopt solely the “Mercedes-AMG” name—dropping the “Mercedes-Benz” moniker—following the GT sports coupe. As reported earlier, the car shares the same engine with the Mercedes-AMG GT. A 4.0-liter biturbo V8 replaces the outgoing Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’s 6.2-liter naturally aspirated engine. The new Mercedes-AMG C63 features two engine options. The standard model has a downsized output of 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S possesses a power equal to 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque…. Continue Reading »

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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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