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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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Video Teaser of the Mercedes-AMG GT Released

The new Mercedes-AMG GT will feature “thrill with breathtaking design and supreme agility.” This is what Mercedes promises in its upcoming supercar. Previously, we have seen spy photos of the camouflaged Mercedes-AMG GT. We have also been treated by the brand with a sneak preview of its elegant interior. Now, Mercedes has provided us a video containing a teaser of its new masterpiece, which can be seen below: The new Mercedes-AMG GT will be the replacement of the outgoing SLS range. The range-topping car is expected to be launched in September this year. In the comment of Mercedes in the YouTube teaser, it said, “The race—and the thrill—is earned in the… Continue Reading »

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Transformers 4 Features Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-AMG-Powered Pagani

Aside from Optimus Prime, it is worth noting that another character in Transformers: Age of Extinction will be taking the form of a Daimler truck. The identity of the 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner is not yet confirmed but rumors say that it will be a Decepticon which will serve as the polar opposite of Optimus Prime. Hardcore fans of the franchise claim that it could be Ultra Magnus, Nemis Prime or Motor Master. Another key character that will appear in the Transformers 4 movie, rumored to be a Decepticon named Stinger, will take the form of a Pagani Huayra. ThePagani Huayra supercar carries a powerful 6.0-liter biturbo V12… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG posts record year with 32,200 units sold

Mercedes-Benz overall has posted superb annual figures, but its performance arm is also doing great. Mercedes-AMG has just posted the best ever year in its history thanks to a whopping 32,200 units sold in 2013, bolstered by new additions like the A 45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG, and the GLA 45 AMG to cover more vehicle segments. The results over the past calendar year have exceeded the expectations of company execs, as said by Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers. He referred to the “AMG Performance 50″ growth strategy, which played a key role in helping the company reach those sales figures. The growth strategy involved introducing new products such as… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Presents the S 65 AMG and SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION

If only one could be in two places at once. Mercedes AMG will be showcasing its latest high-performance models in two simultaneous motor shows. It’s a spectacle sure to delight car enthusiasts all over the world, as the S 65 AMG takes the stage side by side with the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION at the Los Angeles Auto Show and at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to Mercedes-AMG board chair Tobias Moers, the two models stand for “the spectacular next level” of the Mercedes-Benz high-performance division’s model line. The Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG is sure to set hearts aflutter, thanks to a V12 heart that beats to the tune… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Relies on Actros Trucks to Journey 2,600km from Germany to Russia

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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