MotorAuthority has some exclusive shots of the former McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 driver Mika Hà¤kkinen behind the wheel of the E63 AMG test vehicle. His co-pilot is the long time Mercedes-Benz test and race driver Klaus Ludwig. A few clues that give away the test mule as being the E63 is the rear bumper with quad tailpipes as well as the perforated brake discs with over-sized calipers. If you can’t wait til the speculated launch date in March at the Geneva Motor Show, then head over to MotorAuthority and check out the complete gallery of spy pix.
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Our friend, Richard Truesdell from Automotive Traveler, came across test vehicles of what appears to be AMG versions of the 2009 S-Class and CL-Class. As of now, the only evolutionary changes that we can spot is the front fascia. The lack of camo gives might be a hint that these vehicles are on their final test run for a mid-cycle refresh for 2009. Just as Rich stated, we might be moments away from an official word from Stuttgart, introducing both the S and CL face lifted 2009 model. Check out the entire gallery at Automotive Traveler
The guys at Inside Line have released a spy video from the test track at the Nuerburgring from what seems to be the E63 AMG. As you’ll see on the video, besides the new headlights and brake-cooling ducts, the overall design is more on the evolusionary side, but of course that doesn’t meant the final design will be anything like we see on the video. Its quite clear that they are testing the engine and overall cars performance, so seeing no bodykit with AMG wheels and exhaust is acceptible. Hearing the roar is surely an indication that the test mule spots a 500+ HP engine, possibly even supercharged. The new… Continue Reading »
Rich Truesdell from Automotive Traveler was able to spot the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class on a parking lot in the Californian desert and luckily took some great shots. This of course is not the first time we see an E-Class in camo, but it’s always fun to try and see more details of the car before its debut next year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. While it’s not clear what engine configuration the car was equipped with, Rich pointed out that it could be a mid-level V8, by observing the wheel/tire combo. Check out the full gallery here.
The guys at InsideLine have gotten their hands on some very cool video of the so called SLC AMG being tested and prepped at Nürburgring. The SLC, not the official name, is rumored to be the replacement for the current SLR. While getting rid of the SLR name would be idiotic, the fact that AMG and HWA (racing wing of Mercedes) will be buidling this new monster might be an indication that everything will be overhauled. HWA will probably work on the body and suspension, and AMG will concentrate on what they do the best – the engine. It’s rumored that the SLC will boast an impressive 700 hp with… Continue Reading »
Contrary to what many believe, Mercedes has not given up on taking on and beating the competition with its new CLK. Spies have caught the CLK being tested and prepped for a possible release in 2009 to take on not just the 3-series coupe, but also the new A5 from Audi. According to AutoExpress, the new CLK will continue to be marketed as a separate vehicle and won’t be associated with the C or E-Class, even though, it will share the C-Classes chassis and possibly some design ideas. It will come in a variety of engine options, such as three V6 engines producing 300hp, 354hp, and 428hp. It should also… Continue Reading »