Running a quarter mile in just 11 seconds is not an impossible feat for the Mercedes C63 AMG. However, this video is interesting because of who’s driving the car. A 60-year old woman who adores drag racing is behind the wheels of the super car. You read that right, 60-year old and drag racing. Doesn’t looks like these phrases could be together eh? But yes, in this clip, you can definitely watch this woman who even shared what’s in her Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG before she joined her husband, who I suppose is as old as she (or close?), on the track. The hubby drives a Dodge Viper.
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Having been privileged to ride shotgun in a Mercedes-Benz quite recently, I was awed by the extreme comfort I felt despite my driver gunning it in first gear. The auto shifted into second gear so seamlessly that only veteran manual drivers would be able to tell that an upshift actually occurred. I’m definitely a fan of German engineering, especially with the brand. However, most Mercedes-Benz drivers only get to see the light side of the tri-pointed star. For the adventurous few, there is the dark side which can only be uncovered by pushing the envelope. And the C63 AMG Black Series makes pushing the envelope so much easier. The video… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz and its Team, AMG Petronas is serious in bringing the F1 world to the public, and every time they do that, they involve their world famous drivers. In this video for example, Nico Rosberg is showing how they drive inside the F1 Car. After you’ve watched the video, I bet you will learn that it is indeed a skill you need to learn for years before you can even maneuver and F1 car. Even seating inside is difficult enough; I mean it’s like you’re being operated on in a hospital! How much more difficult it is to move and avoid the other fast cars racing on your side?
Mercedes-Benz Head of Designs Gordon Wagener presented the Concept Style Coupe at the Avant/Garde Diaries event in Los Angeles. In the video, you would see that the emphasis is on the new headlight design that looks like a human’s eye, with “eyebrow and eyeball. What’s notable too is the futuristic look that the CSC has. Texts will not be able to fully explain the beauty and magnificence of the new Concept Style Coupe so just check out the video to appreciate its “avant garde”.
Notwithstanding Mercedes’ current thrust towards establishing a foothold in the mindset of the younger generations, what would an avid car guy turn to when he’s got a family and their stuff to haul around? Well, one doesn’t have to go further than Mercedes’ own C63 AMG Estate. As this video amply shows, the C63 AMG Estate can do double (triple?) duty as a family hauler, an occasional stoplight grand prix weapon and even a track special. This particular C63 AMG Estate was shot at Spa Francorchamps, one of the world’s greatest tracks. To the delight of the guy who shot the clip and to all of us who see it,… Continue Reading »
Brought to our attention by regular reader Jay, here’s a teaser video that can be found in Mercedes-Benz’s official YouTube channel on design fundamentals. Forget brand names, designer Luke Leitch says. He goes on to describe what he feels are what you should look for in a design. Curiously, the video doesn’t show a car or a detail but a seat, done with highlights of lime green. Definitely not a color normally associated with factory cars from the German automaker. The end of the video shows the phrase, “do you dare challenge your perception?” Well, Mercedes may be preparing us for something truly different, as we shall see with the… Continue Reading »
For a car guy, there’s nothing like the burble of a nice-sounding exhaust to get the blood running. An here, as in all other areas of comparison, the SLK 55 AMG excels. Listen to the sound of the V8 as it starts up and the driver blips the throttle. But despite being a 5.5 liter V8 with an output of more than 420 horsepower, this car is thoroughly modern and responsible. Firstly, its F1-inspired Cylinder Management System allows up to half of the engine’s cylinders to pump just air for the best possible fuel efficiency. And speaking of efficiency, the 2013 SLK 55 AMG is 30 percent improved over the… Continue Reading »