There’s already a small but burgeoning resistance against Mercedes-Benz (and other automakers) filling lineups with ugly melted sloping “coupe” crossovers that don’t make any damn sense. Today there is victory, for Mercedes has ruled out any form of convertible crossover, at least for now.
Currently, if you buy a Mercedes-AMG model, you can get it in the 43, 45, 63 or 65 trims. But by as early as next year, Mercedes could be adding another engine to the AMG lineup. An inline-six one.
Mercedes, one of the three marques that defines the current era of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters alongside Audi and BMW, is quitting DTM in 2018 to join Formula E with a full-time works effort in the 2019-2020 season, reports Motorsport.com. Both of Mercedes’ DTM rivals are already involved in Formula E.
Last year, a Mercedes engineer named Jürgen Eberle got ahold of a Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain, and let his childhood off-road fantasies run wild, installing portal axles and monstrous meaty tires to create what is now called the E-Class All-Terrain 4x4². It’s pure madness.
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Mercedes’ young wonder-Finn Valtteri Bottas has been kicking ass this year in Formula One, but was originally signed on as a one-year replacement after Nico Rosberg left. Fortunately, now team Executive Director Toto Wolff admits Bottas should stay, reports Motorsport.com. Wolff’s question now isn’t if, but how long.
I don’t know about you, but when I see a lawn and some really expensive cars parked on it, my first instinct is to hoon my Mercedes CLK GTR. You get me, right?
The W211-generation Mercedes E55 is one of those cars you’d like to be chauffeured in. It’s a big behemoth of a comfortable automatic sedan. It’s not a car you usually associate with sweet dorifto action. So, drift it anyway! I’ve never heard tires scream in terror quite like this before.
The more expensive and low-volume the car, the more likely people are to flip it. Sometimes you can wind up paying a million bucks over MSRP—but such is the nature of buying a flipped car. Of course, “flipping” isn’t always in regard to money.
If you want a fast Mercedes-Benz don’t bother with any of their road cars. What you need is something from that so-called “pinnacle of motorsport,” Formula One. Mercedes just listed their 2013 W04 F1 car for sale so you—yes, you, mere mortal with way too much cash—can own Lewis Hamilton’s race car.
McLaren is prepared to pay $99.3 million in order to rid themselves of Honda’s unreliable Formula One engines once and for all, reports The Daily Mail. McLaren hopes to reconnect with Mercedes for an engine supply because Mercedes’ engines actually work on a regular basis.
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“But putting your car on a ferry is so fun!” some say to me. “It’s so novel and thrilling!” others exclaim. Both of those statements are false. For me, cars on boats are a dreaded combination and preferable if avoided at all costs.
What you’re looking at is the powertrain for the utterly insane Mercedes-AMG Project One hyper-ultra-super-mega-car—the $2.9 million car so bonkers, they’re essentially stuffing a lightly detuned Formula One engine in it. Neat.
I can’t remember the last time both McLarens out-qualified Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes on pace in Formula One, but that’s exactly what happened at Monaco. Hamilton struggled to find speed during Saturday’s qualifying session, and got knocked out in the second qualifying session for running too slow.
In an investigation into potentially fraudulent emissions data, the BBC reports that more than 250 members of German law enforcement searched 11 Daimler offices. If authorities find evidence, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will be the latest to join Volkswagen in carrying out emissions scandals.
The Mercedes CLS was one of the earliest known tragedies of the four-door coupe trend, and we never really forgave it. However, many years later, these four-door coupes don’t look too, too bad anymore, and a camouflaged peek at what may be the next CLS doesn’t seem like it will be completely terrible.
Squint, and have your finger hovering over the “pause” button, for this Mercedes is fast and will streak by you before you even know it.
Here is a picture of a Mercedes-AMG SLC43 bathed in the golden light of the setting sun because I thought that was a nice way to send it off. Its time came and went and after this model year, it’s probably not coming back.