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Mercedes Electrified AMG with Battery-Powered, Four-Door GT

At 805 hp, driveline takes it cue from Mercedes Petronas AMG F1 racer.

by on Mar.07, 2017

Mercedes-AMG celebrated its 50th anniversary in Geneva with the new AMG GT Concept.

The Geneva Motor Show brings out a high-voltage showing from Mercedes-AMG to celebrate the performance brand’s 50th anniversary.

Along with four new production models, Mercedes’ news conference was dominated by the debut of the new AMG GT Concept that not only adds an additional pair of doors to the sports car but also replaces its potent internal combustion engine with a “performance hybrid powertrain” capable of thrusting out 805 horsepower – enough to launch the show car from 0 to 60 in less than three seconds.

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Is there a production plan in the works? “With the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, we are giving a preview of our third completely independently developed sports car and are extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a four-door variant,” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Mercedes‑AMG. (more…)

Mercedes-AMG Renews Need for Speed in Detroit

Expansion of GT family continues.

by on Jan.09, 2017

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe is the latest high-powered product from the German companies.

The luxury market, like the entire car business in the U.S. and China, is moving towards versatile utility vehicles, and the Mercedes-AMG line plans to stick with its emphasis on sporty performance as it celebrates its 50th anniversary celebration during 2017.

Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand is extending the AMG GT family with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe, which will join AMG GT S on the stage for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The AMG GT C Coupe is positioned squarely between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R, will initially be available exclusively as a special “Edition 50″ model. In addition, the Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT S are being visually and technically upgraded with more power. (more…)

Mercedes Reveals AMG E63 Ahead of LA Debut

At 603 hp, the fastest E-Class ever.

by on Oct.26, 2016

Mercedes unveiled its most powerful E-Class ever: The 603-hp Mercedes-AMG E63.

We’ve just barely started getting familiar with all the fancy technology onboard the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but like children with short attention spans, the e-mail from the German automaker has us looking off at another new toy to play with.

And for good reason. Making a jaw-dropping 603 horsepower, the S version of the new Mercedes-AMG E63 is the fastest and most powerful version of the maker’s mid-range model ever. And it even has a new Drift Mode to play with.

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“The new E63 models represent the biggest step forward we’ve ever taken from one generation to the next,” boasts AMG Chairman Tobias Moers, pointing to the new variable all-wheel-drive system that gets paired with a biturbo 4.0-liter V-8 on the new E63. (more…)

Mercedes’ AMG Aiming to Redefine the Future of Performance

Power output isn't necessarily the ultimate measure.

by on Mar.24, 2016

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 is powered by a twin-turbo V-6. AMG is looking to change the perception of what's considered "high performance."

It wasn’t all that long ago that delivering 300 horsepower was considered impressive and 400 almost unattainable. As performance fans know, a number of models have lately smashed through the 1,000 hp barrier, the new Bugatti Chiron punching the number up to 1,500.

But is horsepower alone the goal? Is that the only way to define performance? And if so, how far can the industry go?

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While no slouch, with plenty of products topping the 600 horsepower, Daimler AG’s AMG arm wants to define what performance means on its own terms, and simply chasing ever-bigger numbers is not what that’s all about, said the German subsidiary’s CEO Tobias Moers, during a small media roundtable at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. (more…)

Mercedes-Benz Downsizes with New AMG Engine

Set to debut in maker’s upcoming AMG GT sports car.

by on Jul.25, 2014

The new, 510-hp Mercedes-Benz engine will debut under the hood of the upcoming AMG GT.

With the unveiling of its all-new 4.0-liter V-8, Mercedes-Benz joins a growing trend in the automotive performance market. Smaller, it seems, is better as performance and mileage requirements collide.

Due to make its debut under the hood of the planned Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, the new twin-turbo V-8 will deliver the sort of numbers that would traditionally require a far bigger engine – along with the fuel economy traditionally not possible in a high-performance sports car.


A growing number of makers are opting for features like turbocharging, and even hybridization, to generate more power out of smaller engines. And as ever-tougher fuel economy and emissions standards go into place around the world, the trend is only likely to accelerate, according to industry planners and engineers.