MERCEDES-AMG: BLACK MAGIC

MERCEDES-AMG: BLACK MAGIC
For those who desire the ultimate in AMG performance, few models can match the exclusivity, rarity and track-optimized performance of MERCEDES-AMG: BLACK MAGIC. One can think of the Black Series as AMG's most extroverted, most track-focused and most exclusive, limited-production models. Since the first SLK 55 Black Series, these models have further enhanced AMG's already exceptional performance models by modifying their powertrains, chassis and aerodynamics to optimize performance and maximize ...
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MERCEDES-AMG GT 63 S: ADRENALINE RUSH

The days have to be numbered for 630 horsepower road rockets like the MERCEDES-AMG GT 63 S: ADRENALINE RUSH. Grab one while you can, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Yes, the day will come in the not-too-distant future, when your electrified cocoon-on-wheels is driving you autonomously to who-knows-where, and you'll smile. You'll smile because you'll remember the time when there were cars in the world like the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. You'll remember fondly how, back in 2020, this mighty Me...
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E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES

E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES
The concept of putting big motors in midsize coupes spawned the Supercar or Musclecar era – 1960s-1970s - in the U.S. Mercedes-Benz refined the genre in 1988 with ‘The Hammer’, followed by E-CLASS: MERCEDES-AMG SUPER COUPES. For more than three decades, sporty coupes have been among the top performers at Mercedes-AMG. It all began with the 300 CE 6.0 launched in 1988, which combined two talents previously considered incompatible: super-sporty driving dynamics and high everyday practicality. The...
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MERCEDES-BENZ: AMG RED PIG RACER

MERCEDES-BENZ: AMG RED PIG RACER
That’s what they called the 300 SEL sedan powered by a 6.8 liter, 428 horsepower V8 sedan that won its class at the 1971 24 Hours of Spa and finished second overall! The MERCEDES-BENZ: AMG RED PIG RACER is credited with the birth of AMG. Today, AMG is the in-house performance arm of Mercedes-Benz, but it started out as a humble operation run by two engineers. The car that launched AMG on the path to three-pointed stardom was a hulking sedan named the “Red Pig.” Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard M...
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‘17 MERCEDES-BENZ C43 AMG: POINT & SHOOT COUPE!

17 MERCEDES-BENZ C43 AMG: POINT & SHOOT COUPE
‘It’s a usable point-and-shoot coupe, quite willing to play hard, and then settle down for a drive to dinner,’ blogs Dan Scanlan. I say AMG, and you say Mercedes-Benz’s hot rod, usually with a big V-8 hand-made by someone in Affalterbach, then signed on an alloy plaque on top. But just as the tuner started by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erghard Melcher has been fully folded into Mercedes-Benz, so have some changes come to what’s now called Mercedes-AMG. So while this all-wheel-drive C43 AMG has...
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MERCEDES-AMG & CIGARETTE RACING: SPEED THRILLS!

The Dynamic Duo dominates on land & sea! Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are celebrating 10 years of cooperation this year and will be unveiling the latest high performance boat designed in collaboration with Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer for Daimler AG. The new Cigarette Racing boat was inspired by the breathtaking new Mercedes-AMG GT R and will make its world premiere at the Miami International Boat Show on February 16, 2017.For more information about luxury performance vehicle...
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’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!

“Dial ‘SL65’ if you want a classic aluminum-bodied two-seat roadster with an abundance of luxo-tech and V12 power,” blogs Dan Scanlan. Inside the ‘17 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Roadster’s sleek-but-familiar frame resides a supercar’s worth of power - a handcrafted twin-turbocharged 6-liter V-12 with, delivering 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque at a low 2,300 to 4,300 rpm. And, builder Antonio Donadai’s signature on its carbon fiber engine cover! This SL is the seventh in a series of arg...
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‘16 CADILLAC ATS-V: TORQUE IS KING!

The ATS-V Coupe’s aggressive looks plus a nimble chassis and powerful high-tech V-6 make it a match for BMW’s M, blogs Dan Scanlan. The holy grail of sports coupedom is the BMW M4 – 425-horsepower and 60-mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds, and the dance moves of a prima ballerina combined with a cheetah. And until now, maybe only Mercedes-Benz’s varied AMG products could take on the Bimmer for the golden ring of sports coupes. That was until now. Say hello to my new best friend – the ‘16 Ca...
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’16 MERCEDES-AMG GT S: FLIGHT OF THE SILVER ARROW!

Mercedes-Benz throws down the gauntlet to Porsche’s 911 with its breathtaking new AMG GT S super-coupe. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes it for a spin. There’s driving. And then there’s driving!     The kind of driving that gets your heart pounding like a supercharged jackhammer. Driving that has high-octane adrenaline fire-hosing through your veins. The kind of driving that has you shrieking like a sugar-rushed five-year-old riding Space Mountain for the first time. To e...
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’15 M-B S65 AMG: KING OF THE ROAD!

Dan Scanlan finds the S65 AMG to be an amazing car – half ultimate flagship and the other half muscle car king. And both halves behave beautifully. Doing a smoky burnout in a luxury flagship that can cocoon its passengers in massaging heated or cooled seats with a sound system that rivals most homes, seemed sacrilegious. Yet a tap of the right alloy pedal and our ‘15 S65 AMG spun its rear rubber and did a classic muscle car doughnut, then launched to 60-mph only 7/10ths-of-a-second slower t...
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