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AMG has announced the world's most powerful four-cylinder engine in a series production model. The engine is the M 139 Mercedes-AMG 2.0L, and it will come in two output versions. One will be fitted into the Mercedes-AMG cars and is the S version making 416 horsepower and 369 pound-foot of torque. That gives it a specific output of 208.9 hp per liter. Mercedes-AMG will use the engine in a wide range of models, and they will all make their way to the United States meaning we will get to partake in this powerful four-banger. The engine will also be used in a lesser trim models where it will produce 382 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The new engine will be used in the A45, CLA45, GLA45, and the GLB45.... Read more...
If you wait long enough, what's old becomes new again, to a new generation. We see this not only in fashion, but also technology—just look at the success of Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic Edition game consoles. Mercedes-Benz is going back even further, though. Some 81 years after introducing its W 125 hit the racetrack, the automaker is paying homage to its sleek design with a new electric vehicle concept. Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new Vision EQ Silver Arrow show car during Monterey Car Week, which is an event for car aficionados and collectors from all over the world. The Vision EQ Silver Arrow is a one-seater vehicle designed in the same general shape as its record breaking... Read more...
Sometimes the weather calls for cruising down the road with the top rolled down, Thelma and Louise style (minus the ending). Mercedes-AMG has again added that option to its growing line of GT sports cars, the latest of which is the topless GT S Roadster. It's the third GT Roadster model in the company's stable, to go along with four two-dour coupes, three four-door coupes, and a pair of customer race cars. That's right, there are now a dozen AMG GT sports cars, and like the two other GT Roadster models, the GT S Roadster boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This gives it 469 horsepower in the standard package and 465 pounds-feet of torque, or buyers can opt for the C version with additional... Read more...
The ever-increasing fuel economy standards were sure to be eventual the death of big displacements engines. A new rumor floating around says that death is coming soon for Mercedes' famed bi-turbo V12 engine. That engine is found under the hood of the Mercedes SL roadster with the most appealing version being the Mercedes-AMG SL 65 with the bi-turbo 603hp V12 underfoot. A German blog called mbpassion has cited a source that claims the production of the bi-turbo V12 AMG SL 65 will end in the next few months. That was a very expensive car ringing in at $222,000 and it didn't offer much in the way of a performance improvement compared to the bi-turbo V8 SL 63 that sat right under it for $70,000 less.... Read more...
The horsepower wars are raging on in the global car market, even in the face of increasingly stringent emissions regulations. The Germans are no doubt at the forefront when it comes to balls-out, ultra-fast super-saloons, and the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is the latest combatant. As its name implies, this four-door is based on the same platform as the Mercedes-AMG GT, which is sports car in the same vein as the Porsche 911. That means that this a hard-nosed rocket ship that is dialed in more for performance than comfort. If you want a comfort-focused 4-door coupe (we really hate that term), Mercedes will gladly sell you a CLS. At the heart of the AMG GT are one of two engines, including... Read more...
One of the most iconic off-road vehicles ever made is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The vehicle has been crushing just about any off-road terrain for decades. Most owners of these high-end SUVs will never take them off-road, but they could if they wanted. The all-new G-Class premiered at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will roll into dealerships in late 2018. "The new G-Class continues to set the bar higher in all relevant areas – in terms of performance both on and off the road as well as with regard to comfort and telematics. Our 'longest-serving' model series is therefore ideally equipped to continue its success story. In short, the new 'G' is still a 'G',... Read more...
The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and AMG dates back 50 years. To celebrate the occasion, the two developed a new model car, the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept. It's a sexy four-dour coupe—basically a four-door version of the AMG GT sports car—and to say it is a head turner is an understatement. It is more of a head spinner, which is exactly what the automakers were going for. "The AMG GT Concept embodies the most extreme expression of our design idiom and underlines the autonomous profile of AMG as a performance brand," said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler AG. "Through ideal proportions it creates a pure design with emphasis on its surfaces, featuring sensuous shapes, and is hot and... Read more...
The robot revolution will just have to wait, at least if Mercedes has anything to say about it. In a refreshing change of pace, Mercedes is handing out pink slips to part of its automated robotic work force, giving those jobs instead to actual human workers. Mercedes is essentially flipping the script on modern trends, and it has good reason to do so. As it turns out, robots can't do quite everything better than human hands can. This is especially pertinent to Mercedes' highly customizable S-Class sedan, which is loaded with options like heated and cooled cup holders, no less than four types of caps for the tire valves, an electrically heated windshield, and many, many more.Markus Schaefer, head... Read more...
If you’re at all a gearhead like most of the HotHardware staff, you’re no doubt familiar with the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The supercar — then named the Vision SLR — was introduced in concept form at the 1999 Detroit Auto Show. The production model was introduced four years later with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine producing 617hp (although it was unfortunately mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission; the only transmission in Mercedes’ stable that was capable of handling 575 ft-lbs of torque in the 3,800+ pound vehicle). A later variant, the 722 Edition, came with an even more impressive 650hp. Over a decade after the initial release of the SLR McLaren, Mercedes and its AMG skunkworks... Read more...
We have the feeling that the “personal power storage” market is about to really take off. Many environmentally-conscious homeowners are looking towards alternative power generation (like solar) in an effort to reduce their reliance on the traditional electric grid. As a result, there will be a need for complimentary battery systems to capture and store solar energy when the sun isn’t shining, and even those without solar panels can “load shift” to take advantage of more favorable utility rates throughout the day. So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that Mercedes-Benz, a company that has more than dabble with lithium-ion battery-powered vehicles, is unveiling what it calls private energy... Read more...
We know that McLaren knows how to make supercar as witnessed by the 650S. And the company is no stranger to the hypercar arena either thanks to the P1 (and the legendary F1). The P1 employs a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine and a hybrid powertrain to pump out an astonishing 903 hp, which is good enough to rocket the vehicle to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and top out at 217 mph. If the 650S is too rich for your blood, then don’t even bother asking about the P1. But if you want a slightly less frantic sports car that is priced below $200,000, McLaren has introduced its new Sport Series to take on the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, and Mercedes-AMG GT. At the heart of the 570S is... Read more...
Over one-third of all drivers in the U.S. admit to having fallen asleep while driving. About 60 percent of U.S. drivers admit to driving while feeling drowsy. And what is the cost for this behavior? About 100,000 car crashes per year by fatigued drives, with about 71,000 of them resulting in injuries, 1,550 in deaths, and $12.5 billion dollars in losses. In response to this problem, Mercedes will be implementing its news Mercedes Attention Assist system in its E-class sedan production starting in 2009. The Mercedes Attention Assist system will monitor a driver's behavior through a steering sensor as well as monitoring "braking, acceleration, the time and road conditions to judge a driver's behavior"--unlike... Read more...