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  • Mercedes-Benz Ambition 2039

    Mercedes-Benz on Monday announced the ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2039. That's 20 years away or less than three product cycles, which for an automaker the size of Mercedes is a short time to transform its entire operations. Key to reaching the goal will be expanding the number of plug-in hybrid and electric models, including both battery- and hydrogen fuel cell-electric models. Mercedes estimates that even by 2030, half the vehicles it sells will either be a plug-in hybrid or an EV of some sort. And the figure is likely to be much higher by the time 2039 rolls around. But...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C43 sedan)
    SUV demand might see Mercedes-Benz end US C-Class production

    With the SUV market booming, Mercedes-Benz may make a tough decision in the near future. The automaker is rumored to be considering ending C-Class production at its plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on the possible decision on Monday. The C-Class sedan's...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix
    Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two at 2019 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's current domination of the rest of the Formula 1 field continued over the weekend at the 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, with the team on Sunday ratcheting up its fifth one-two finish in five races. It was reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton who crossed the line first, with teammate...

  • Jon Olsson's Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4 with safari top
    Jon Olsson's 800-hp Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4 now has a safari top

    Jon Olsson, keeper of many over-the-top vehicle builds, has once again modified his Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4. This time, the convertible G-Class now sports a roof. For those who haven't followed the G500's modification saga, the professional skier aimed to build a high-power beach cruiser. It also...

  • 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E owned by Rowan Atkinson
    Mr. Bean's Benz: Rowan Atkinson's 500 E V-8 heads to auction

    Rowan Atkinson, the British comedian with a serious penchant for cars, will part ways with a special Mercedes-Benz at an upcoming auction. Classic Cars Auction UK has consigned Atkinson's former 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500E, which features the raucous 5.0-liter V-8 engine that makes 326 horsepower. With...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz has just introduced a redesigned GLE for 2020, and once again the mid-size crossover SUV will spawn a rakish GLE Coupe. Prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupe have been spotted for more than a year but more recently we started seeing prototypes for AMG-enhanced versions of the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the Mercedes-AMG E63 but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class sedan, E-Class Coupe and E-Class Wagon, as well as the E-Class All-Terrain soft-roader sold overseas. The current E-Class family was introduced for the 2017 model year, arriving initially in sedan guise. In Mercedes tradition, we should see the updated models introduced for 2021. The cars will be...

  • AMG 53 Deep Dive
    AMG 53 deep dive: Mercedes-AMG's straight shot at hybrid performance throws a few curves

    The AMG 53 Series looks to the past for its future in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. In addition to the CLS-Class, E-Class, and upcoming GLE-Class, the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that defines AMG 53s is likely to appear in nearly every Mercedes model soon. Related to the inline-6 found in the 450...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35
    Mercedes-AMG will build cars in China for the first time

    Looking to grow its market share among performance buyers, Mercedes-AMG cars will be built in China for the first time in the automaker's history. Parent-company Daimler said it will build cars there by the end of this year. Automotive News (subscription required) reported last week on the German...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 leaked photo
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 leaked

    Mercedes-AMG is still out testing prototypes for its redesigned CLA45 but a photo of the svelte sport sedan recently surfaced in a configurator on a Mercedes-Benz website. The photo was added by accident to the AMG Night Package option in the configurator for the tamer CLA35 unveiled in April at...

  • Tobias Moers
    Mercedes-Benz AMG boss: Project One's electric turbos coming to AMG line soon

    Tobias Moers is the type of guy you want running your performance automaker. The boss of Mercedes-Benz AMG looks the part. His casual answers belie his intensity for the details in what he does; Moers drives all AMG models and is intensely involved in engineering. He tracks his cars—often. He...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS63 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz in April unveiled a new generation of its GLS full-size SUV, and once again there will be high-performance variants from Mercedes-AMG. Our latest spy shots reveal a prototype for one of the upcoming AMG versions, likely to be a new GLS63. We know this is the AMG version of the new GLS...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S

    It’s something that would have seemed impossible just a few short years ago, but in the near future we'll likely see Mercedes-AMG's entire lineup come standard with all-wheel drive—including the GT sports car. There's simply too little demand for the brand's traditional rear-wheel-drive configuration, AMG boss Tobias Moers told Autocar in an interview published on Monday. “Customers have given us the answer, and most want four-wheel drive,” he said. It makes sense given the ever increasing levels of horsepower and torque in AMG cars. The C63 sedan, for example, offers...

  • 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    Bottas leads Mercedes one-two finish at 2019 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

    Mercedes-AMG's Formula 1 domination continued over the weekend at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where the German team was able to notch up yet another one-two finish. This time it was Valtteri Bottas who crossed the line first on Sunday, the Finn having also started the race on pole. His teammate...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz's C-Class has only just undergone its mid-cycle update for 2019 but prototypes for the next-generation model are already out testing. Our latest spy shots show some of the prototypes for the new C-Class, which we expect on the market in late 2020 as a 2021 model. The testers are...

  • 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spy shots and video

    Mercedes-AMG’s GT has just been updated, but a bigger, badder and presumably faster version of the Affalterbach tuner’s standalone sports car has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring and on some surrounding streets. The car looks like the track-focused GT R Pro, but there are...

  • Possible test mule for 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes likely testing platform for next SL

    Engineers have been caught driving what is likely to be an early test mule for a redesigned SL-Class due around 2021. The test mule, spotted outside the Nürburgring racetrack, is hidden beneath the makeshift body of an E-Class sedan but features a number of clues that suggest we're looking at...

  • Car2Go Smart Fortwo, in Portland
    21 people arrested for stealing 100 cars from Daimler's Car2Go carsharing service in Chicago

    Daimler's carsharing service, Car2Go, has been the subject of numerous thefts in the city of Chicago, the company and local police say. As many as 100 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been stolen in Chicago from the carsharing service, The Verge reported last Wednesday. Motor Authority has confirmed...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show in September and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the size and proportions will match up with the current model but there will be a slightly wider track, and it also looks like the hood will be lower and longer. This should give the car an impressive stance. 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo. The current Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the W222, was introduced...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz used March's Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we'll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-AMG says CLA45, GLA45, A45 will boast 420 hp

    While we're still digesting the performance credentials Mercedes-AMG has cooked up for its A35 and CLA35 cars, the brand shared new details about the CLA45, A45, and GLA45. The big news: they'll have around 420 horsepower. Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG, told Autoblog in a report published...

  • Carlos Ghosn (left) and Dieter Zetsche
    Daimler reportedly to end ties with Renault Nissan, cut jobs

    Daimler will seek to make major cost cuts and end ties with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. According to the German publication, incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius will not renew joint projects with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. He will also...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Mercedes-AMG confirms details on next-generation SL-Class

    Rumors have swirled about the next-generation SL-Class, and now Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers has confirmed development is underway with direct oversight from AMG. The information comes from a Thursday AutoCar report. It marks the first time AMG has overseen the SL-Class, and it means the...

  • Tobias Moers with the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro at the 2018 LA Auto Show
    Mercedes-Benz AMG boss: Black Series already testing, on the way

    The wait for the latest installment in Mercedes-AMG's world-beating skunkworks series Mercedes-Benz AMG boss Tobias Moers said Wednesday that a range-topping AMG Black Series would arrive sometime next year. "A GT Black Series is going to happen, for sure. We have a run...cars are on the road and...

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