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Sep 24 2014 09:15 AM | Mercedes Benz NewsWhenever a new BMW M3 (and M4) appears, you can expect other automakers to introduce their competitors to give the roundel a run for its money. Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to launch its competitor to the M3/M4 and the name is the Mercedes-AMG C63.
Mercedes-AMG? Are you sure you didn't mistype that? No. From now on, AMG vehicles will wear the Mercedes-AMG nameplate. This was introduced on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT coupe that will do battle with the Porsche 911.
Like the E63, the new C63 will be offered in two states of tune. The standard C63 features a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 producing 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The C63 S increases the output to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of tor...
Aug 28 2014 11:35 AM | Mercedes Benz NewsCar and Driver reports that Mercedes-Benz is planning some major changes for its nomenclature on SUV and crossovers. Sources tell the magazine that Mercedes is trying to make their SUV and crossovers fall more in line with the C, E, and S-Class models. The first model to receive a name change is the ML-Class. When the model gets refreshed next year, it will be named the GLE-Class. Then when the Concept Coupe SUV heads into production, it will wear the GLE Coupe nameplate.
The GLK-Class will become the GLC-Class, and the GL-Class becomes the GLS-Class. The only model that will not see a name change is the G-Class.
Source: Car and Driver
Aug 05 2014 01:30 PM | Mercedes Benz NewsAudi has S and BMW has M Performance. According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz is working on its own performance sub-brand. Named AMG Sport, this sub-brand will offer improved gas and diesel engines, suspensions, wider tracks, reprogrammed electronics, and more.
“We have identified growing demand for our more overtly sporting models, both in petrol and diesel guises. We intend to extend our range with a new line of models developed in partnership with AMG,” said a source.
The first model from this sub-brand is the C450 AMG Sport which takes the standard C400's turbocharged 3.0L V6 and increases power from 329 to 367 horsepower.
Other AMG Sport models from the A to the S-Class are being worked on.
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