Brabus is hard at work developing its version of the Smart ForTwo. The hotted-up city car should have more aggressive bodywork, including a bigger grille, a different front bumper and twin exhaust pipes.
Mercedes has found a gap to fill between the 333-horsepower C400 and the 450+/- horsepower C63. The undisguised C450 Sport AMG we spotted, and its 367-horsepower twin-turbo 3.0L V6 should fit within the wheel wells nicely.
That didn’t take long. It was only April when we spotted a development mule version of the Mercedes-Benz MLC/ML Coupe. The crew at AMG quickly got its wrench-turning hands on it and created what you see in the spy shots: the MLC63/ML63 AMG Coupe.
Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Youtuber Shmee recently came across a Brabus 700, a tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6X6, in front of a London dealership. The one in the clip below is literally all wrapped up for a launch event in England before it’s shipped off to Miami to embark on the Gumball 3000 rally.
It’s fitting that the man in the clip below is called Shmee. That’s probably the sound he made when he first put the hammer down in the Gemballa-modified Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The legendary tuner of Porsches tweaked the hypercar’s ECU, bumping the 5.4-liter supercharged V8′s output up to 666 horsepower. Of course, it also customized […]
We’re living in great times for car enthusiasts. The artillery in the American horsepower wars is staggeringly powerful, Chrysler and Chevrolet are making V8-powered rear-wheel-drive sedans, and AMG is still twin-turbocharging V12s.
No matter what line of work you’re in, remember this: if your boss doesn’t appreciate the work you do, there’s bound to be someone out there who does … even if you’re a location scout for Mercedes-Benz commercials and that someone is an attractive space alien. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m trying to cheer you up on a Monday.
Going out on a low note isn’t such a bad thing. Especially when that note is as low and sonorous as that played by the hand-built V8 of the Mercedes-Benz AMG 6.3 vehicles. Yes, 2014 is the end of an era. The 6.2-liter M156 and M159 units will soon go the way of the dodo, but don’t worry; twin-turbo 5.5L engines have started taking their spots, and the similarly blown 4.0L mill for the next-generation C63 should prove to be a worthy successor. Perhaps in the future those eight-bangers will make a list as revered as the one after the jump.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class has been doing well — so well, in fact, that the company has added a third shift at the Hungarian factory that builds them in order to meet demand for the sedan. Brabus has taken the baby Benz and done what it does so well: tune it.
There are certain things to which we all look forward: that unnecessarily slow walk to the front door after a great first date, the next episode of Top Gear, pay day … and AMG converting a standard Mercedes-Benz into a velvet-wrapped sledgehammer.