Both Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 drivers were active on track at the last day of the first round of testing in Barcelona, with Lewis Hamilton completing 99 laps in the morning and Nico Rosberg taking his turn for 86 laps after the lunch break as the team tries to learn more about the F1 W07 Hybrid.
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Nico Rosberg got his turn on the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid for day 2 of Barcelona Test One, with a whopping 172 laps in total for the entire day.
BMW remains the world’s top luxury car brand in terms of sales in 2015. However, Mercedes-Benz garnered enough figures to propel itself to number two in the race, beating Audi. According to Motor Authority, the latest numbers shows that BMW is on its fifth consecutive record sales. In the year that just ended, the rival of Mercedes listed a total of 1,905,234 units sold. The figures are 5.2 percent higher than its 2014 sales. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz displayed a huge improvement compared to its 2014 record. The three-pointed star brand sold 1,871,511 units in 2015. That translates to 13.4 percent increase compared to its previous year. Audi, despite the… Continue Reading »
Late last year, Weistec showed off what its latest tuning package could do to the Mercedes-AMG GT S through a video. The specialist demonstrated there how fast the car can go on a quarter-mile sprint. So far, the best record of the auto in that distance is 10.8 seconds at 126.25 mph max speed. Not to be outdone, Renntech recently unveiled its R1 Performance Package for the GT S. The stage one kit gives the sports car an added 65 hp and 110 lb-ft of torque. Overall, the numbers sum up to a whopping 611 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque output for the AMG car’s 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. According to the information… Continue Reading »
Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »
There’s still quite a bit of time before the 2016 Formula One season gets underway, but Christian Horner is already stirring the pot a bit. According to the Red Bull team principal, Lewis Hamilton was ‘desperate’ to race with Red Bull after he parted ways with McLaren in 2012 and before the then-surprise announcement that he would be signing with the Mercedes F1 team. Horner said that Hamilton had approached Red Bull twice about a prospective race seat for 2013. However, Horner felt that there was no way to accommodate Hamilton while the team still had Sebastian Vettel, a rising star in the F1 ranks. By 2012, Vettel had run off with… Continue Reading »
After the release of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photos, automotive artist X-Tomi Design immediately went to work on the rendering of the Mercedes-AMG E63. Compared to the standard E-Class, the visual changes given by the studio to the E63 concept were mild but it sure made the car stand out more. The grille was modified as well as the front bumper, lip spoiler, side skirts, fenders and tires. The roofing appears to be darkened also. Although the back is not shown in the photo, we can safely assume that the diffuser and the rear bumper has undergone changes too, as it has been the practice of AMG. The car in the… Continue Reading »