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 |  Sep 13 2014, 7:51 PM

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An all-new car sports car on a hot fresh track, this Mercedes-AMG GT video is one to watch.

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 |  Aug 14 2014, 7:25 AM

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Mercedes and AMG are planning to use their newest engine in a plethora of upcoming models.

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 |  Jul 09 2014, 4:01 PM

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If you’re excited for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT, we’ve got a treat for you.

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 |  Jun 13 2014, 7:13 AM

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Mercedes-AMG continues to offer glimpses of its upcoming GT model.

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 |  Apr 28 2014, 7:45 AM

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Rumors of Mercedes-Benz buying out Aston Martin or even sharing platforms can be put to rest, for now.

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 2:01 PM

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For the fourth year in a row, Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-AMG are joining forces to present futuristic visions at the Miami International Boat Show.

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 |  Jan 31 2014, 10:15 AM

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG (W 212) & E 63 AMG 4MATIC S-Modell (S 212

 

The population of tire-melting, high-performance cars grew by at least 32,000 last year, thanks to Mercedes’ AMG division, which posted its strongest sales year ever. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 13 2013, 4:39 PM

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Mercedes AMG has posted a teaser image on its Twitter account of what is likely the SLS Final Edition.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 8:46 AM

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As Mercedes-AMG looks towards the future, CEO Tobias Moers believes that smaller turbocharged engines will be the direction the brand will head.

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 |  Jul 03 2013, 2:41 PM

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Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for two of its most track-focused machines, the SLS AMG Black Series and the C63 AMG Edition 507.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 8:02 AM

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Last week, Mercedes released some photos of its next sports car testing while heavily camouflaged, and now AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have captured new photos.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 3:01 PM

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed some photos of its upcoming SLC AMG model, which will go on sale in North America in early 2015.

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 4:15 PM

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Mercedes-AMG has entered into a long-term, strategic partnership with Rotwild Bikes and their first creation is the R.X45 AMG All Mountain Bike.

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 |  Feb 19 2013, 2:31 PM

The recently revealed 2014 E63 AMG won’t be the only All-Wheel Drive AMG sedan coming from the German automaker says a Mercedes-Benz product manager.

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 |  Feb 15 2013, 8:31 AM

Joining the Cigarette 42′ Huntress inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG is the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept, an electrically-driven motor boat inspired by the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 9:01 AM

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Make no mistake, this IS as much of a bucket-list as it is a dream list of cars. I’ve yet to drive many of these sublime examples of motoring, but if I was ever given the opportunity, I’d jump at it,  potentially re-scheduling a birthday party, religious holiday or anniversary to get a chance behind one of these vehicles. If (or until) these opportunities arise, I’ll have to just dream.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 10:41 AM

The new E-Class has already been revealed in spy photos, but now it is confirmed that when the E63 AMG debuts, it will do so with its own version of Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD. 

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 |  Aug 15 2012, 11:15 AM

After production was confirmed for the Mercedes-Benz CLA, an AMG model was sure to follow, and now we have spy photos of the CLA45 AMG being tested.

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 4:10 PM

The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG debuted earlier this year,  and now the German brand has dropped its first video of the SUV.

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 |  Feb 20 2012, 2:00 PM

AMG, the high-performance subsidiary for German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz, is poised to establish itself as a real player in the sports car industry by unveiling 17 new models and variants over the next four years.

Most noticeable of the upcoming models by AMG will be their SLC model which is slated to hit showrooms by 2014 with a roadster variant to come 18 months later. It is believed the SLC is a “baby SLS” but will still be powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine with 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque with an estimated price of $150,000 to $200,000.

In addition to the new models, AMG and Mercedes are working together for lightweight aluminum chassis and a new generation of powerplants for their models. The German automaker hopes to reduce the total number of platforms by sharing them across all segments. Their end goal is to have one platform for rear-wheel drive vehicles, one for compact front-wheel drive cars, and one for SUVs.

As for engines, AMG is currently working on a 2.0L, four-cylinder for the A-, CLC-, and GLC-Class models. They are hoping to squeeze out an impressive 340-hp out of the small powerplant. It is also rumored that AMG is working on a more powerful 4.0L V8, and a possible inline-six engine.

There are also rumors of an SLS successor floating around. A car that will pack plenty more carbon fiber than the current SLS AMG and will be powered by a 6.2L V8 with 650-hp. With the aid of plenty more carbon throughout the car and a new lightweight aluminum chassis, this successor could weight almost 600 lbs lighter than the current generation model. Now that would be a supercar.

And we are already well aware that AMG is working on a lightweight and Black Series variant of the SLS AMG. And upcoming is the new SL 63 AMG with a 571-hp V8, while the SL 65 AMG will see a 625-hp V12. Upcoming in the near future are AMG variants of the new S-Class and a V12-powered G-Class.

[Source: GT Spirit]

 |  Feb 06 2012, 8:30 PM

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Mercedes-Benz will debut the A25 AMG, based on the A-Series concept, shown above, at the Paris Motor Show in September and plants to pack a new turbocharged engine under the hood.

The company is enlisting help from its own High Performance Powertrains (HPP) affiliate, which focuses on building F1 racing engines for the Mercedes team, among others. The A25 will get a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder which is based on the exisitng M271/M274 gas engine.

HPP called on its engine designers to come up with a product able to outshine the 2012 Audi RS3 Sportback’s 335-hp five-cylinder and the BMW M135i’s 316 hp straight six. Accomplishing that won’t be easy considering both the Audi and BMW can both bank on larger engine displacement to meet the mark.

This turbo 2.0L is also slated to find its way into CLC25 AMG and the CLC25 Shooting Brake AMG.

We’ll have to wait and see if Mercedes achieves the power that they are forecasting.

[Source: AutoCar]

 |  Jul 27 2011, 1:00 PM

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Mercedes-Benz DTM driver and 2001 runner up to the Formula 1 World Championship, David Coulthard, has been announced as the new AMG brand ambassador. The 40-year-old driver will be an active participant in customer and press events for AMG, and will also lend his driving expertise to AMG’s development team in their test driving activities.

Coulthard is currently part of the E63 AMG marketing campaign, showing off the versatility of the sedan by driving it in full race attire and in a business suit.

I have been a member of the Mercedes-Benz family since 1996, and now I am also joining AMG as an exciting high-performance brand. This is without doubt the perfect complement to my job as a DTM driver, where I already drive an AMG C-Class of course,” said Coulthard.

Joining Coulthard will also be Bernd Schneider, a record setting DTM champion. The 47-year-old retired driver is also an expert instructor at the AMG Driving Academy.

 |  Jul 09 2010, 11:45 AM

As part of their series of SLS AMG ‘Rare Experience’ contests, this time Mercedes-Benz is giving you a chance to win an exclusive guided tour of the AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany along with the opportunity to drive the SLS AMG supercar after watching it come together on the assembly line. And if that’s not sweet enough for you, the boys at AMG are also throwing in a a two-night hotel stay for you and the companion of your choice along with a visit to the famous Mercedes-Benz museum and a complimentary dinner for two.

This rare experience is scheduled to take place on August 3rd to 5th, 2010, with the contest ending on July 19th. To enter, all you need to visit your nearest Mercedes-Benz retailer and take a close look at the SLS AMG ‘Astonishing Power’ poster inside to find the hyperlink required to enter the competition online. Or if the internet has made you as lazy as we are, you can find the poster here as well.

If you turn out to be the lucky winner, don’t forget to pack your driving shoes and send us a post card!