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Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon Challenged by the Audi RS3

Although SUV-crazed US customers are enjoying the likes of the GLA, GLB, GLC, GLE, and GLS, they are certainly missing out from the three-pointed star marque’s hatch and wagon models. One of them is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon that’s about to race the Audi RS3 in the video here. Before the race, here’s a quick look at the competitors: Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon The Merc here carries an AMS Performance Alpha 7 package. It boosts the performance of the car’s 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to the tune of 750 bhp and 830 lb-ft of torque. The output is directed to an all-wheel-drive system and distributed via a seven-speed… Continue Reading »

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Races the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door

The Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door may be positioned on the same range, but in reality, the cars are from different breeds. The two-door is a pure standalone sports car while the four-door is more like a roided version of the CLS but with the same face as the two-door AMG GT R. With those things out of the way, the video here compares both cars and takes them on a half-mile drag race to find out which one is quicker. Mercedes-AMG GT R The AMG GT R houses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of delivering up to 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Takes on a Bunch of Modified Sports Cars

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro may have been outshined by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, but it is still undoubtedly a formidable foe on the race track. In a video from 2020 SCC500 Rolling50 1000, the sports car was filmed taking on a couple of modified sports cars. As a recap, the AMG GT R Pro houses the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine as the Black Series. However, its specs have settled at 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The output is directed towards a rear-wheel-drive system and distributed via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The configuration takes the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Vs Audi RSQ8 in a Quarter-Mile Drag Race

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe goes a long way back in the three-pointed star brand’s portfolio. It started in 1997 as the M-Class until it was rebranded into its current name in 2015. Meanwhile, the Audi Q8 is relatively new in the crossover SUV scene as it was only introduced in 2018. Fast-forward today, the GLE and the R8 are positioned in the same segment of the market. With that, the two are often compared to each other. When it comes to autos, one of the measuring sticks of performance comes in terms of speed. So recently, Cars.co.za raced the top trim units of the two, namely the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class v VW Amarok v Ford F150 Raptor v Ford Ranger Raptor

This is something you don’t see every day, a fleet of pickup trucks on a drag racing strip. Of course, our bet here is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup that was axed in 2020. The other participants include the Volkswagen Amarok, Ford F150 Raptor, and Ford Ranger Raptor. Before hitting play to find out how the German pickup trucks will fare against their American rivals, here’s a quick look at their key specs: Mercedes-Benz X-Class Representing the three-pointed star marque is the X350d model. Under the hood of the auto is a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 engine producing 258 hp and 550 Nm of torque. VW Amarok The Amarok is almost… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A45 S Vs Alfa Romeo Giulia QV in a Drag Race

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S may be the most powerful hot hatch in production, but that does not necessarily mean it’s the fastest. Although belonging in different categories, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV was recently pitted against it in a drag race. Before getting the show on the road, let’s take a look at the key specifications of the two that may have a huge effect on the outcome of the race: Mercedes-AMG A45 S The most potent A-Class with a price tag of £50,595 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 421 hp and 500 Nm of torque. All that power goes to an all-wheel-drive system and distributed via… Continue Reading »

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BMW M5 Competition Vs Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door became the fastest four-door production car to finish a lap in Nurburgring back in 2018. It was unseated by the 2021 Porsche Panamera in 2020 but it eventually reclaimed the crown in its 2021 model year series. The 2018 AMG GT 63 S 4-Door’s superiority was recently challenged by its contemporary from BMW, the M5 Competition. Well, it should have been the M8 Gran Coupe but that’s all they’ve got for now. Before going on with the show, here’s a quick backgrounder on both cars: 2018 BMW M5 Competition The Bimmer weighs 1,950 kgs, and it is equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. The… Continue Reading »

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