Rare U.S.-legal, 6.0 Liter ’88 Mercedes-Benz AMG HAMMER coupe – 1 of 13 built – breaks cover on MB MARKET live online auction. IT’S (AMG) HAMMER TIME! will end on August 4, 2022. This “Pre-Merger” AMG Hammer coupe is one of only 13 built by AMG in the U.S. and one of an estimated five Hammer coupes built for the U.S. market. “We at The MB Market are privileged to offer this previously undiscovered AMG Hammer coupe, which has not been offered for sale publicly for over 25 years and has remain...Read More
MERCEDES-AMG CLA 45 EDITION 55
Just 55 MERCEDES-AMG CLA 45 EDITION 55 units to be produced for the U.S. market to commemorate Mercedes-AMG's 55th birthday. The scope of equipment for the special MERCEDES-AMG CLA 45 EDITION 55 model includes the AMG Aerodynamics package. This comprises of a front apron with a larger front splitter and additional flics, an AMG rear wing, deflector elements at the simulated side air outlets of the rear apron, and the diffuser blade, all painted in high-gloss black. Developed in the wind...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
‘20 MERCEDES-BENZ: GLC 63 AMG
'The GLC 63 AMG is one of the best all-round, do-everything family hauler, all-weather-capable/all-wheel-drive crossover and musclecar' according to CGC tester, Dan Scanlan. The ‘20 MERCEDES-BENZ: GLC 63 AMG is a crossover. It can easily shuffle off to school with the kids. Or its slightly more powerful version - the GLC 63S – has lapped the Nürburgring in 7.49.369 minutes, making it the fastest SUV in the world at the time. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=_dzBY...Read More
‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME!
Yes, it is a station wagon. But it’s also a proper muscle car, just aching to hammer down the road. It’s scary fast, blogs Dan Scanlan. ‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME! This fifth-generation E-Class continues the tradition set down in 1986 when a station wagon with a 5.6-liter V-8 tuned by AMG to a then-prodigious 360 horsepower was introduced. Nicknamed the Hammer, it could do 190 mph. Now we have this ‘19 M-B E63 AMG S WAGON: IT’S HAMMER TIME! in red, with almost 150 more horsepowe...Read More
‘18 MERCEDES-BENZ E63 S: AMG STREET FIGHTER!
Mercedes-Benz unleashes a 603-horsepower family four-door thrill-ride. Road Test Editor Howard Walker tries his best to tame the beast. Wiktionary defines a blunt instrument as a heavy object, without sharp edges, used as a weapon. Or an imprecise or heavy-handed way of doing something. A perfect description, no less, for the new Mercedes-Benz E63 S, a 603-horsepower, twin-turbo'd V8 blunt-instrument rolling on Darth-Vader-noir 20-inch forged cross-spoke rims. How else could you possible des...Read More
’17 MERCEDES-BENZ SL63 AMG: SUNSHINE SUPERCAR!
The iconic SL is no longer the superstar of the Mercedes lineup. But after driving the mighty 577-horsepower SL63 AMG, Road Test Editor Howard Walker blogs: convertibles don’t come better than this. Shed a tear for the poor, magnificent Mercedes-Benz SL. Once the undisputed top-dog of the open-top Mercedes lineup, these days it’s over-shadowed by the likes of the new, whipper-snapper AMG GT Roadster and an endless menagerie of C, E and S-class cabriolets. Oh, and I almost forgot the pint-siz...Read More
‘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...Read More