There’s another car-themed boat, everyone. Because you know as soon as we saw the 1,000-plus-horsepower Mercedes-AMG Project One, there was someone already in the wings, dreaming up a boat version of it. And here it is: the Cigarette Racing 515 Project One. It has 3,100 HP.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One isn’t a head-turner, unless you pull a double take because it looks like a mutated fish. But that doesn’t mean it’s not effective. No, no, no, this car isn’t meant to look good. It’s meant to go fast and glue itself to the ground, which is why AMG claims it makes NASCAR levels of downforce.
If this were news about another inevitable Mercedes-AMG SUV, I’d roll my eyes. But it’s not: This concerns a potential AMG version of the new, 2019 Mercedes A- Class sedan, and I am absolutely stoked for it.
This has to end. Enough is enough. The new Mercedes C63 AMG, with its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, does not sound inferior to the old Mercedes C63, with its naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8. Listen! The madness has to stop.
Mercedes-AMG seems like it’s almost trying to lose its identity of a niche little corner of the Benzian empire—rare, loud, imposing and blanketing the nearest intersection with tire smoke. But none of that matters now. For just a moment, I’m going to enjoy this straight six with an AMG badge.
If there’s one thing I’ve caught myself saying in the last few years, it’s that there just aren’t enough AMG models. We are at an utter shortage! Thankfully, though, Mercedes just gave us three more to choose from. And they all use the new 3.0-liter straight-six with the 48-volt hybrid assist, so the go-fast brand is…
More environmentally friendly cars aren’t so friendly to the pedestrians around them, considering that they’re quieter than a Miata seller when you ask about the rust. Automakers are turning to fake noise because of that, and Mercedes has Linkin Park helping it come up with sounds for its AMG cars to make.
When you take a regular Mercedes-Benz car and give it a fat engine, big power and lots of fancy performance bits, you get an AMG. When you take a regular AMG coupe and make it even more aggro and faster, then you get a Black Series. And four of them will be for sale very soon!
“You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been” is the kind of lame, sing-song fortune cookie saying you get from time to time in lieu of an actual fortune. And while on most days, I think it’s merely a hokey way of reminding people that the past is important, when it involves two very special…
There are a lot of lovely grand tourers to choose from right now. We’re determined to drive them all and this is our latest one to test: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. What do you want to know about it?
The Mercedes-AMG G65 is an amazing 5,600 pound anachronism of an SUV, with a 6.0-liter V12 putting out what Mercedes says is 630 horsepower. And while the G-Class, as introduced in 1979, will live on, Mercedes-AMG says the G65 will not. On Thursday, the company announced it would be releasing 65 “Final Edition” G65s…
I’ve never understood why automakers put their pie-in-the-sky concept cars that real people can’t buy in movies and TV shows (unless they’re set in the future, like I, Robot or something), but Mercedes is doing just that with the upcoming Justice League movie.
Four years ago, Aston Martin and AMG announced a partnership in which Aston Martin cars would get AMG engines and Mercedes electronics. Mercedes would get a five percent equity in Aston Martin. Good stuff all around!
Hot off the reveal of the 3 Series-rivaling 2018 Genesis G70, the company’s CEO has boldly announced that Genesis has no interest in developing a high-performance sub-brand for its luxury cars like many of its rivals due to the imminent threat of electric car performance.
On a twisty backroad in Connecticut, behind the wheel of the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R, I followed a vehicle doing the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour and thought to myself, “should I pass?” I had absolutely no reason to. Not one. But I did it anyway.
There are many variants of Mercedes-AMG vehicles these days: coupes, sedans, wagons, convertibles and even trucks. But the main distinction between any of them is what numbers are glued to the back. Or at least what those numbers stand for: what’s under the hood.
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar gives a whole new definition to the word, because it’s been more hyped than Taco Tuesday before the world was supposed to end in 2012. Mercedes said the road car with a Formula One engine in it makes more than 1,000 horsepower, and that its top speed will “exceed” 217 mph. Eh, OK.
A few weeks ago I told you to go find and buy an old Mercedes C43 AMG, a hot little V8 rear-drive sedan from the 90s that still looks sweet and costs next to nothing today. A few days ago somebody took my advice. But maybe they took it a little too far.
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.
I used to call the original Mercedes-Benz C-Class one of the most timeless car designs ever created. Now almost 20 years after its heyday, the car definitely comes off extremely ’90s—and maybe not in a good way. But holy crap, these are some seriously inexpensive cars with awesome engines and interesting historical…