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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 […]


2015 S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe

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.


2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

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.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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.


Brabus CLA45 AMG

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.


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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.


Mercedes-Benz C250, AMG Line, Avantgarde, Diamantsilber metallic

Aluminum is a long-time sweetheart of the auto industry.  It’s been used in the Audi Space Frame for years.  Jaguar crafts its vehicles out of the lightweight metal.  Even the new Range Rover is made from it.  On the domestic front, Ford will make its best-selling F-150 pickup out of aluminum starting with the 2015 […]


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The world has been waiting for the 2015 S-Class Coupe for quite a while.  And now that it’s finally here, it’s hard to pay attention to it…as a whole. Mercedes-Benz can blame its own active curve tilting function. “The vehicle leans into bends much like a motorcyclist, thereby reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the […]


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Automotive magazines are like casinos.  They’re skilled at making sure they win more often than they lose.  Motor Trend recently hedged its bets by testing a 2014 Audi RS 5 against a 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition coupe.  Ron Kiino, Jonny Lieberman and Randy Pobst were going to have a great time, no matter […]


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For as long as the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover have been staples in the high-end luxury SUV segment, you would think they have a lot in common.  True, the G63 AMG and the Range Rover Supercharged in this test are both V8-powered, leather-lined rigs that kick ass off road.  After that, […]