The Tires Remain The Craziest Thing About AMG's Red Pig

Mercedes used AMG’s Rote Sau to score a second place at the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971, but the car’s racing career was over once they couldn’t find legal tires for it anymore. » 3/24/15 3:48pm 3/24/15 3:48pm

Five Thoughts We Had Hooning the Last ML63 AMG at a Winter Autocross

Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car… » 3/17/15 2:18pm 3/17/15 2:18pm

The Mercedes-Benz G63 6x6 Is Totally Sold Out

The last of the mighty Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6s are being built this month, and if your order isn't in already you're just gonna have to wait 'til they start showing up on eBay. But that doesn't mean they're done with extreme off-roaders... on the contrary, Mercedes might just be getting warmed up. » 2/23/15 2:44pm 2/23/15 2:44pm

Here's What The First Maybach Mercedes 4x4 Will Probably Look Like

Mustache-Benz boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche has been quoted saying a Mercedes-Maybach SUV is "most likely!" Logic dictates that would basically be a GL, soon to be rebadged as GLS, with a bit of a body stretch and a private-jet interior. Subtle, quick, and decadently comfortable. » 1/31/15 12:05pm 1/31/15 12:05pm

The Mercedes-Benz C450 Is The Swabian Bruiser For Sane Speed Freaks

Mercedes has a slight, wonderful problem on its hands. Its hot AMG models used to be seriously quick, but lately they've crossed into insanity. Take the Mercedes-AMG C63, for instance, with the 504-horse twin-turbo V8 out of the Mercedes-AMG GT, which is just nuts for a small family car. For the slightly more staid… » 1/12/15 6:00pm 1/12/15 6:00pm

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe: This Is It

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe is an SUV that feels like a sports car. A cruiser that can pounce. Basically it's the most versatile accessory since the black t-shirt, according to the folks who built it. All we know so far is it looks like an X6 and comes with an options catalog longer than Santa's… » 12/09/14 8:15pm 12/09/14 8:15pm

How You Can Hate The Mercedes G63 And Love The Cadillac Escalade

Until Bentley turns their 4x4 concept into reality, the Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes G63 are the two flashiest SUVs you can have. The Mercedes might be up a price bracket, but the Caddy is a superior luxury experience in just about every way... and fewer people throw rotten tomatoes at it. » 11/23/14 11:37am 11/23/14 11:37am

First Drive: Mercedes-AMG GT Isn't A 911 Fighter, It's More Than That

I have a problem. I've never managed to keep the throttle floored the entire stretch of Laguna Seca's front straight in anything over 500 horsepower. It's practically my home track, but as soon as I start climbing that crest, self-preservation kicks in and I lift. Every. Damn. Time. That changed in the Mercedes-AMG GT. » 11/12/14 9:47am 11/12/14 9:47am

​Mercedes-AMG Just Snagged A Stake In Motorcycle Maker MV Agusta

The rumors are true. Daimler has purchased a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta through its AMG performance arm, putting it (a quarter) on par with Audi, which purchased its rivals at Ducati in 2012, and of course BMW which has had its own motorcycle brand since the 1920s. » 10/31/14 11:51am 10/31/14 11:51am

Brabus Finally Made An SUV That Doesn't Look Like An Evil Appliance

I'm not quite ready to call it "elegant," but the Brabus rear-grille-and-shark-gill treatment seems to work a lot better on the Mercedes GLA compact SUV than it does on the the blockier Gelandewagen and GL-Class. » 10/22/14 10:34am 10/22/14 10:34am

No logic, all fun: Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon vs. Skip Barber race car

The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model station wagon makes no sense. Who needs to combine 577 hp, all-wheel drive, and a limited-slip differential with 57 cubic feet of storage and load-leveling air suspension? It's an odd concoction of brute force and practicality. There's no reason it should exist, but we love that it… » 10/20/14 11:43am 10/20/14 11:43am

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Budget baller or the real AMG deal?

For many years now, AMG have been churning out ballistic machines with hand-built engines. The cars sole purpose has been to generate power, noise, and tire smoke. Now though, there's a new generation of AMG vehicles and one of the interesting spots in the lineup is occupied by the CLA45 AMG. » 10/07/14 2:48pm 10/07/14 2:48pm

The Twin Engined Mercedes A-Class

As potential performance cars go, the first generation Mercedes A-Class is not a vehicle that immediately springs to mind. After a Swedish magazine famously rolled one performing the elk test in 1997, chucking one around a corner at speed never sounded like a great plan. AMG had other ideas though, ideas that revolved… » 9/26/14 11:46am 9/26/14 11:46am

How Would You Configure Your Mercedes GLA45 AMG?

The greatest trick Mercedes ever pulled was convincing Americans that a hatchback was a crossover. Mercedes didn't give us the A-class, but we do get its lifted cousin with "respectable" ground clearance. They will end up selling/leasing a crap-load of them. What would yours look like? » 9/23/14 4:21pm 9/23/14 4:21pm

The Mercedes-AMG GT Weighs 3,395 Pounds And Should Cost Around $100K

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT: Everything We Know About Benz's 911 Fighter

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT premiers tonight, and here's everything you should know about the Benz that wants to kick the Porsche 911 Turbo's and the Jaguar F-Type R's ass with a distinct grunt. » 9/09/14 12:00pm 9/09/14 12:00pm

The 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG Wagon Gets Loud And Rowdy On The 'Ring

There's a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class out, and the best part of that news is that the mad scientists at AMG are also cooking up their own version. Here it is testing on the Nürburgring, in both sedan and wagon form. Yay! Wagon form! » 8/06/14 9:35am 8/06/14 9:35am

Oh Yeah, The Mercedes-AMG GT's Twin Turbo V8 Is Gonna Sound Real Angry

Mercedes-Benz and AMG are about to throw their hat into the 911-fighting game, but there's been a bit of controversy over the Mercedes-AMG GT's noise. When they put out some clips of the exhaust note a while back, the car didn't sound that impressive. I think we can lay those concerns to rest now. » 7/20/14 2:45pm 7/20/14 2:45pm

A bit of Background on Hamilton's exploding brake rotor

Pictured above is the moment Lewis Hamilton lost the German GP to Nico Rosberg. During Q1, Hamilton's W05 suddenly spun when braking into the banked Sachs corner, and he ended up hitting the tire wall rear first with a force of 21g. Not pretty, but how come? » 7/20/14 1:56pm 7/20/14 1:56pm