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  • Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 steering wheel, 2019

    Glancing at a modern Formula 1 race car's steering wheel reveals a very complex contraption, and it's just as in-depth of a wheel as it suggests. Mercedes-AMG, the reigning F1 champion, recently published a video with driver Valtteri Bottas to give fans a closer look at what action each button performs. Obviously, some of the finer details are shrouded in mystery since the team doesn't want to give away any of its performance secrets. For example, Bottas shows us the "Strat" knob, which controls power mode settings during a race. The driver shares his favorite, but Mercedes-AMG comically...

  • Left to right: Volkswagen ID, ID Buzz and ID Crozz concepts
    Volkswagen looks to develop European batteries for EVs

    Last week Volkswagen Group announced plans to double-down on building electric cars with 20 new models and an additional 7 million cars over five years. So far it's said that the battery cells for its MEB vehicles will come from four different global suppliers: CATL, LG Chem, Samsung, and SK...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored by Inkas—Edit
    Get your swagger on in an armored Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has made a name for itself over decades for being tough as nails. Yet, it won't stop rifle fire from the factory. For those with an urgent need for armored and ballistic protection, Toronto-based Inkas is here. In the latest from the company's line of armored vehicles is...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed ahead of New York auto show

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is the hottest ticket in the automaker's lineup, with buyers in the United States snapping up close to 70,000 units last year. To keep things brimming, Mercedes unveiled an updated 2020 GLC earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, and on Tuesday we got our...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
    Mercedes teases updated 2020 GLC Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated 2020 GLC at this month's Geneva International Motor Show, and the automaker on Sunday confirmed that the updated version of the crossover's GLC Coupe sibling is just around the corner. To build the excitement, Mercedes also released a teaser video hinting at the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-Maybach GLS rumored to debut this year, start at $200,000

    The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will likely debut this year before production begins at Mercedes-Benz's Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant. Naturally, it will come with a high-profile price tag, potentially making it the most expensive vehicle assembled in the United States. Automotive News (subscription...

  • Mercedes-AMG's Valtteri Bottas at the 2019 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

    It was a one-two finish for Mercedes-AMG at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, the opening round of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Star driver Lewis Hamilton started the race on pole but it was his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who would cross the finish line first. Hamilton, the reigning champ, crossed second, though was 20 seconds back. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, was the performance of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, now running on Honda power. After an impressive drive, Max Verstappen finished third just a few seconds behind Hamilton. Sadly for Ferrari newcomer Charles...

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe
    A more affordable four-door: 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe costs $99,995

    If prices in the mid-to-upper $100,000 range are too high, Mercedes-AMG would like you to meet the more "frugal" 4-Door Coupe. The GT 53 4-Door Coupe, that is. The German luxury brand announced Thursday that the entry-level GT 53 model will cost $99,995, which includes a $995 destination fee. It's...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Mercedes-AMG plans plug-in option for every model

    Every single Mercedes-AMG vehicle will receive a plug-in hybrid version in the near future, marking a major shift in the brand's strategy. The information was confirmed by Frank Overmeyer, Mercedes’ head of external affairs for emissions, in an interview with Autocar published Thursday. He...

  • Mercedes-AMG video explaining 2019's Formula 1 design rules
    Mercedes-AMG explains why F1's 2019 design rules should mean closer racing

    Teams competing in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship over the course of the past month have revealed their race cars for the new season, and in the lead up to this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix Mercedes-AMG has dropped a video to explain some of the new design rules aimed at...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  • 2006 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren

    Mercedes-Benz could have plans for a new SLR sports car after parent company Daimler moved to renew the trademark this month. The Drive first spotted the trademark renewal and reported the news on Thursday. The automaker officially filed the renewal on March 1 via a New York-based law firm. The "SLR" name last appeared on a Mercedes-Benz in the form of the SLR McLaren in 2010, a supercar produced in partnership with the brand's former Formula 1 partner at the time, McLaren. The SLR McLaren was a hot performer when it debuted in 2003 with a 5.7-liter supercharged V-8 engine that cranked out...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL unrestored
    Rare birds: Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings on display at Amelia Island Concours

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and early 1960s remains an iconic sports car of the last century. This weekend two of them will flock to one place. The brand announced chassis number 43 and 44 will be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Mercedes-Benz only...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake is forbidden fruit for US buyers

    Americans still aren't too keen on wagon body styles, and that likely makes the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake off limits stateside. However, the compact wagon made its debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday where it will join the CLA sedan in Europe. The CLA Shooting...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
    Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster ready to rock your world

    Mercedes-AMG's GT R sports car was developed with the sole purpose of putting down serious lap times, but for some track enthusiasts the allure of open-top driving is too powerful and for that reason the folks at AMG have developed the GT R Roadster, which was unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva...

  • Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 concept
    Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

    It's been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Debuting on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept EQV
    Mercedes previews electric V-Class van with Concept EQV

    Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday confirmed the next member of the EQ family of electric cars as the EQV van. The confirmation was made at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show where Mercedes rolled out a thinly veiled concept version of the upcoming EQV. The production version is due in September at the...

  • Mercedes-AMG GLE53

    Mercedes-AMG's first take on the latest GLE has been revealed in the form of the new GLE53, a mid-size crossover SUV combining performance with efficiency. Making its debut on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the vehicle replaces the previous-generation GLE43. The “53” in the name reflects the adoption of the same mild-hybrid system built around Mercedes’ new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine that debuted in the 2019 CLS53 and has since filtered across to the E-Class family. The system, which also boasts an electric compressor, delivers a V-8-like...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition
    Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to twin-turbo V-12

    The Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition waves goodbye to a stalwart powerplant: the company's 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12. Mercedes in February confirmed that the special sedan will mark the end of the road for the engine in the S-Class range, and that we'll see the covers come off at the 2019...

  • BMW and Mercedes-Benz self-driving car concepts
    BMW Group and Daimler partner on self-driving cars

    BMW Group and Daimler will partner on self-driving cars, the two automakers announced Thursday. The announcement follows last week's briefing on a 50:50 joint-venture company BMW and Daimler have set up to oversee all of their various mobility services under the one roof. In the area of...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 gets tougher look, more tech

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 broke cover on Wednesday with the German automaker's latest tech, a tougher look, and more power. Set to make its formal debut on March 5 at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the refreshed compact GLC luxury crossover SUV gets updates to fall in line with its...

  • Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on G-Class experience center in Austria
    Off-road playpen: Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on G-Class experience center in Austria

    Fans will have the chance to experience the second-generation of the stalwart Mercedes-Benz G-Class without buying one as the brand announced it broke ground on a new experience center on Monday. The center will open in Graz, Austria. The country is also home to G-Class production at the Magna...

  • Lewis Hamilton introduces the Mercedes-AMG Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    Lewis Hamilton wants to build a Mercedes-AMG One LH Edition

    Lewis Hamilton isn't only a top racing driver, he's also an avid car nut and quite particular about what cars he adds to his collection. It's no surprise then that he's keen on having Mercedes-AMG, whose F1 team he drives for, build special versions of the upcoming One hypercar with his own...

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