With the DTM headed to Russia for the touring car championship’s inaugural race at the Moscow Raceway, the Mercedes-Benz team will be relying on 6 units of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros to shuttle the team’s equipment for over 2,600 kilometers in a journey that goes from the team’s German HQ all the way to Russia, passing through Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in the process. One of the truck drivers for the team, Charl Lohrmann, noted that the Actros was just the perfect truck for this kind of transport job. The safety and reliability of the truck are among the main advantages, not including the sheer ability to transport such valuable… Continue Reading »
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Daimler’s high-performance brand, Mercedes-AMG, has just signed a corresponding Letter of Intent for a planned technical partnership with British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., or more popularly known simply as Aston Martin. As per the terms of the partnership, Mercedes-AMG will supply Aston Martin with engines and Mercedes-Benz Cars will be responsible for some electric and electronic components for use in future Aston Martin models. Daimler is set to receive as much as 5 percent equity in Aston Martin, with no cash considerations, in several steps as the technical partnership progresses. It is expected that both parties will sign definitive agreements sometime during the second half of… Continue Reading »
June is heating up with 18 new Mercedes-Benz AMG models making their market launches, as the high-performance vehicles make their way to dealerships. This is part of the ‘AMG Performance 50′ strategy being rolled out now leading up to Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary in 2017. It’s all about top-caliber performance for Mercedes-AMG, and this is reflected in the power range of the new models: they go from 360 hp (265 kW) all the way to 751 hp (552 kW). However, there is also a focus on making the vehicles as efficient as possible. You’ve got the A 45 AMG, which is seen as a catalyst for growth in new markets. There’s… Continue Reading »
In a bid to grow the brand beyond its current customers, Mercedes-AMG has just become the main sponsor of the MOTORRAD-HELDEN Club, which translates to “Motorcycle Heroes” Club, a recent;y formed group comprised of people with subscriptions to the German publications MOTORRAD, MOTORRAD Classic, and PS. If you go to the MOTORRAD-HELDEN site now, you’ll see that there is a ‘powered by AMG’ label just beneath the logo. The sponsorship highlights AMG’s sporty image. In addition, it builds upon the brand’s existing presence among bike enthusiasts after being a partner of MOTORRAD’s ‘action team’. Mercedes-AMG Branding and Marketing chief Mario Spitzner said that performance bike enthusiasts also have interest in… Continue Reading »
After a solid opener at Hockenheimring, the Mercedes-Benz team is ready to get on with the second round of the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season at Brands Hatch, England, to be held this weekend. The 1.929 km Indy Circuit will be the eighth time DTM comes over to Brands Hatch. This makes it the shortest DTM track on the current calendar, and it features a top speed of 225kph or greater at the start/finish straight. The race is slated for 98 laps, which is the most in any race for the 2013 season. Last year’s race winner, Gary Paffett, is excited to defend the title for his home race. He… Continue Reading »
Over 22 different racing series in five continents. That’s just how much activity the Mercedes-AMG customer sports program and the SLS AMG GT3 has in store for the global motorsport scene this year. “Our customer sports program is in its third year now, and this is the first time that the SLS AMG GT3 will also participate in races in the United States,” said Mercedes-AMG chair Ola Kallenius. “Racing is an essential part of AMG and its DNA.” Uli Fritz, AMG Customer Sports chief, cited the brand’s focus of using the SLS AMG GT3 for the customer sports program as a key part of providing different AMG customer teams with… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes SL is one of the most famous Mercedes vehicle. Despite of some claims that this car is nothing but a ‘petrol- eater’, it still became a benchmark for beauty and power. This video will take you to see the new Mercedes SL, the SL65 AMG Black Series, which ironically is in red. The color though, increases the beauty and appeal of this car, don’t you think?