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G63 AMG 6x6

Mercedes Reveals G63 AMG 6×6

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its G63 AMG 6×6, a beastly luxury SUV with an insane 536-horsepower and six 37-inch wheels.

The vehicle is built alongside the regular G Class range at Magna Steyr’s operations in Graz, Austria, and was originally developed for the Australian military back in 2011.

Unlike the military version, which is fitted with Mercedes-Benz’s 3.0-liter V6 diesel, the G63 AMG 6×6 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 536 hp.

Torque is a solid 560 lb-ft and is crucial in providing the shove required to haul the truck’s 8,322-pound curb weight. That power is sent through a seven-speed automatic transmission to one heck of a four-wheel-drive system.

G63 AMG 6x6

The 6×6 G63 is still reasonably fast with a 0 to 100 km/h time of under six seconds and top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph – limited).

The G63 AMG 6×6 will be the second most expensive Mercedes-Benz model behind the new $457,000 (350,000 euros) SLS Electric Drive. The luxury SUV officially goes on sale in October. Currently, Mercedes is predicting sales of between 20 and 30 units annually.

Watch the G63 AMG 6×6 powerslide, rock-climb, catch air and generally conquer all that stands in its path in the video below.

Mercedes Illuminated Star Grille

Mercedes-Benz to offer illuminated emblem star

Mercedes Benz Illuminated Star Grille

Mercedes-Benz Accessories has announced that an illuminated front grille star will be offered on its compact model range.

Using optical fiber with LED technology, the star emblem is lighted up only when the car is stationary, when the car is unlocked or the engine is stopped. It also lights up when the car’s doors or trunk is opened, and once they are closed, the light will go off in 15 seconds.

Already available for the M and GL Class SUVs, the optical fiber white LED-lit tri-star emblem will be extended starting next month for the C, CLS, and E Class models.

The luminous star is priced at €300. So far, this has only been announced for the European models. No word on US availablity. To see it in action, check out the video.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

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.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT coupe

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT revealed

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT coupe

Mercedes-Benz has announced the new 2013 SLS AMG GT that has been improved for better driving dynamics and better on track performance.

The SLS AMG GT will be available both as a Coupé and Roadster complete with a new, optional AMG designo STYLE interior package.

The car is set to go on sale mid-November 2012, replacing previous SLS AMG versions. The new car will be distinguished by darker light lenses front and rear, a unique wheel color and red brake calipers.
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Mercedez Benz Berlin

Berlin airport to feature Mercedes-Benz in a big way

Mercedez Benz Berlin

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is to play a major role in Germany’s forthcoming air hub, Berlin Brandenburg International, when it opens in June.

A partnership between Mercedes and Berlin Brandenburg will leave passengers in no doubt that they have landed in the home of luxury cars when they land at the new airport, with Mercedes-Benz featuring prominently across the new airport.

Airport authorities said this past week that a ‘star tower’, topped by an eight-meter-wide Mercedes star, will be constructed on the route into the airport.
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bmw serie 3 gt 2012

BMW overtakes Mercedes for US luxury car crown

bmw serie 3 gt 2012

Update: BMW announced January 5 that US sales totaled 247,907 throughout 2011, beating Mercedes-Benz to the top spot by just 2,715 vehicles.

In a first, two German manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz and BMW — are dueling for the honor of being the top luxury brand sold in the United States.

Right now, BMW holds a slight lead, but US sales for Mercedes surged in November, climbing more than 40 percent.
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2013 mercedes benz SL

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL

2013 mercedes benz SL

The first official images of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class have been leaked online, showing the all-new shape in full detail.

The 2013 SL bears a completely new look that draws inspiration from its smaller SLK sibling and the SLS AMG supercar.

As Mercedes has released, 89% the body is constructed of aluminum, making the SL 308 lbs – lighter than the 2012 version.
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Audi Shanghai Auto Show

Audi set to overtake Mercedes-Benz this year

Audi Shanghai Auto Show

Audi is set to overtake rival Mercedes-Benz for the first time in luxury car sales, finishing 2011 as the world’s second biggest premium automaker.

The German brand is poised to finish the year just behind the world’s most popular luxury automaker, BMW, beating Mercedes-Benz in the race to woo well-to-do buyers.

As automakers enter the last month of sales for the year, Audi has sold over 56,000 more vehicles than Daimler-owned Mercedes-Benz, a new record which puts it on track to finish the year with a record 1.3 million cars sold.
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Streetfighter Yellow Mercedes-Benz Ducati

Mercedes SLK 55 AMG and Ducati Streetfighter 848

Streetfighter Yellow Mercedes-Benz Ducati

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new collaboration with Bologna-based Ducati to be unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show.

The ‘Streetfighter Yellow’ models are designed to celebrate the partnership between the automaker and motorcycle brand.

This partnership has already produced several collaborations such as the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition showcased in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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mercedes benz ml63 amg

2012 Mercedes Benz ML63 AMG

mercedes benz ml63 amg

Mercedes-Benz has released the first teaser image of the 2012 ML63 AMG ahead of its official world debut this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2012 ML63 features a significantly greener powertrain, with fuel consumption of 16 mpg (14.7 l/100km), up a third from its predecessor.

It will feature a powerful 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine, with an increased power of 518 hp, which rises to 550 hp when combined with the AMG Performance Package.
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Baby Mercedes SLS

Mercedes to Launch Baby SLS AMG in 2014

Baby Mercedes SLS

Mercedes-AMG is planning a smaller and cheaper version of the SLS supercar, which will take on cars like the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar C-X16.

In an interview with Auto Express the development director of performance division AMG, Cristoph Jung, said there is room for an AMG model below the SLS.

Jung also said that the success of the SLS Gullwing – which has now sold 5,000 models since 2009 – had paved the way for a second AMG model.
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Mercedes-Benz Perfume

Mercedes-Benz Launches Perfume For Men

Mercedes-Benz Perfume

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has tied up with INCC Group to create its first ever fragrance for men which is expected to be launched in early 2012.

The fragrance was launched at the TFWA World Exhibition retail event held in Cannes, France and goes on sale in the first quarter of next year.

Mercedes-Benz for men was developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp and will be available in Eau de Toilette and matching grooming products.
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mercedes benz f125 concept

Mercedes-Benz F125 Hydrogen Concept

mercedes benz f125 concept

The Mercedes-Benz F125, is the latest technology concept in a long line of research vehicles, from the Stuttgart-based automaker.

Powered by hydrogen and electricity, the F125 will initially evolve from it’s gullwing coupe effect, into a four door sedan, and it may very well be the future generation of the S class Mercedes-Benz.

This luxurious eco-friendly car of your dreams is perfected by an E4Matic all-wheel-drive-system, consisting of 4 motors mounted in each wheel.
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