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The Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive sets a 'Ring record

The electrified version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG put some emphasis on the green side of Green Hell last week, circling Nürburgring's northernmost circuit in record time. According to Mercedes, its SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the first electrically-powered series production vehicle to shoot around the world's most famous piece of track in under eight minutes.  Read More

The Brabus B63 620 Widestar

Bigger, badder, and bolder appears to be the driving mandate behind the latest performance trickery from the extreme artists at Brabus. Taking the already aggressive Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG SUV, Brabus has transformed the biggest of the Benz into a 611 horsepowered behemoth called the B63 620 Widestar.  Read More

The G 63 6x6 gets dirty

What type of vehicle do you want if you plan to tackle dirt trails, rock fields and rolling slickrock expanses? Why, a 4x4, of course! Not necessarily, says Mercedes-Benz. You may want to add a pair of wheels and capitalize on the sheer power and might of the new G 63 AMG 6x6.  Read More

Mercedes' SL 65 AMG gets the Brabus treatment

Looking to lose weight? Feeling that gravity is pushing you in the wrong direction? Then you, my friend, need the Brabus-animated Mercedes SL 65 AMG Roadster. Watch as those extra frontal pounds melt away, as your body is neatly compressed into the seat via 800 holy-mother of god horsepower. Botox is unnecessary, as your face is pulled relentlessly towards the rear of the car via an equal serving of torque. Set to debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, the new Brabus Benz is one serious open-aired beasty.  Read More

AMGCR Electric Top Gun together with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive in yel...

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have launched their latest collaboration at the Miami International Boat Show. The 38-foot Top Gun Cigarette Racing hull is powered by an AMG electric drive pumping out 2,220 horsepower (1,656 kW) and 2,210 ft-lb (3,000 Nm) of torque for a top speed in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h or over 86 knots). The electrics are taken nearly whole from the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive – the world's fastest and most powerful production electric car.  Read More

'Why five engines? Simple, because six wouldn't fit,' says Skip Brewer, CEO of Cigarette R...

Cigarette Racing and AMG have collaborated on the newest version of the Huntress performance boat, which was officially unveiled this week at the Miami International Boat Show. A little more roomy than classic go-fast boats, the 42-foot Huntress is ten feet high, has an 11-foot, 9-inch beam and a cabin below decks providing luxury accommodation for two. Oh, yes – it also comes with a 500 gallon fuel tank and five Mercury Racing outboards that can push it up to 78 mph (125 km/h or 68 knots).  Read More

The A 45 AMG boasts the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world

Mercedes has thrown the wraps off the A 45 AMG ahead of its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The hot-hatch marks the first time Mercedes’ performance division has released a vehicle in the compact class in its 45-year history. And its first effort doesn’t pull many punches, with a 2.0-liter engine that Mercedes touts as the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world.  Read More

2014 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Black Series

Due for its public debut at the upcoming Los Angeles motor show, Mercedes-Benz AMG has finally revealed images and details of the SLS Black Series. Ever since the gull-winged wonder was first released in 2010, enthusiasts and schoolboys have been anticipating the inevitable ultimate (road-going) version. It'll come as no surprise that the beast in question is wider, harder, faster, and completely awesome.  Read More

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive (Image: Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz and AMG have been teasing us with the prospect of an all-electric supercar since the SLS AMG E-Cell concept broke cover in 2010. Now at the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes has presented the public with an all-electric SLS that's set to become the fastest production electric supercar in the world when it hits the road next year.  Read More

The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake that will be available in October

Mercedes chose the eve of the German Grand Prix for the official world premiere of its CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. Revealed on a catwalk on the “Night of the Stars” at the Hockenheim, the car boasts the same AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine outputting 386 kW (525 hp) and delivering 700 Nm of torque found in the sedan model. Mercedes will also offer an “Edition 1” model for a limited time, which ups the power output to 410 kW (557 hp) and the torque to 800 Nm.  Read More

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