Mercedes-AMG DTM has completed its squad for their finale season in the DTM Series with the signing of race winner Christian Vietoris. The German will provide back-up for the team over the ten race weekends as a test and reserve driver and will stand in for one of the six drivers if needed. Vietoris, is one of three drivers returning to the squad along with 2015 DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein and Dani Juncadella. “After a year’s absence, I’m obviously delighted to be back in motorsport, and as a member of the Mercedes family. “My batteries are fully charged, and I’m ready to step in as substitute driver in the DTM. After six years in the DTM with Mercedes, I have a lot of experience and I’m ready whenever the team needs me.” Vietoris spent six years in the DTM with Mercedes from 2011 to 2016, during that time he secured; one win, three pole positions, nine podiums and two fastest laps. His most successful … [Read more...] about Christian Vietoris Named Mercedes’ DTM Test and Reserve Driver
If you don’t know what the CLK DTM AMG actually is, you might easily dismiss it as just a limited edition of Merc’s compact coupe with pumped-up arches and big rims. Well, for starters it’s more powerful than a Black Series, with 582hp and 800Nm (590lb-ft) of torque from a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 and a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) sprint in 3.6 seconds, and it’s faster than some modern AMGs. Moreover, it was aimed to be a homologation special for Merc’s German Touring Car Championship contender. As such, the company built just 100 units for the Coupe (and 60 convertibles the next year), of which only 40 were right-hand drive models imported to the UK, so it’s rarer than a McLaren F1. Thus, it has all of the ingredients that make it a collector’s item, and such cars don’t pop up for sale that often. Whenever they do, though, they change hands for six-digit sums, and this particular RHD example is estimated to fetch £180,000-£220,000 … [Read more...] about How Much Would You Pay For A Barely-Driven Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM?
Tweet TweetI know it sounds like one of the dullest collections of letters ever known to mankind but actually they make up some of the finest names and acronyms in this automotive business we love so much. The Mercedes side of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show made room for a special stand that was dedicated to this Mercedes C Class Coupe that AMG turned up to the max on every aspect so that it can race in the DTM. Every year DTM race cars get at least a minor update but Mercedes pushed the boundaries with this particular one in preparation for the next year of the German touring car series as its expected to be one of the hottest ever. The hype is interesting and the Mercedes stand in Frankfurt was even more than that since the people who introduced the new C Class DTM racer were none other than Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Sadly, the feature presentation didn’t include any details on what’s going on underneath the massive downforce producing bodykit on the new … [Read more...] about Mercedes C Class Coupe AMG is ready to take on DTM
Elle ne sera pas commercialisée avant 2020. Au Salon de New York, Mercedes-AMG a présenté la version restylée de la terrible C 63. À cette occasion, les journalistes de Caradvice se sont entretenus avec Tobias Moers, le patron du constructeur d'Affalterbach. Ce dernier a fait des révélations importantes concernant la nouvelle et future Mercedes-AMG C 63. Lire aussi: Mercedes-AMG C 63 (2018) - Nouvelle mais pas différente En effet, Tobias Moers a confirmé que les réglementations concernant les émissions en CO2 contraignaient les ingénieurs de Mercedes-AMG à revoir leur feuille de route. Pour le dire autrement, la future Mercedes-AMG C 63 ne devrait plus être propulsée par le moteur V8 bi-turbo (ceci n'étant pas encore confirmé) ! Au détour d'une question, Tobias Moers affirme : "Nous devons être créatifs pour accroître les performances de nos voitures, … [Read more...] about La future Mercedes-AMG C 63 sera hybride !
If these are AMG's 14 most interesting and unusual cars, its nine-seater luxury MPV has to be the 15th. Park one next to an AMG 280 GE 5.6 Sport from a decade earlier, and you have the perfect duo of all-purpose unicorns at hand—not to mention an amazing photo opportunity.While many people believe the 2001-2004 Mercedes-Benz C 30 CDI AMG was the first and so far only diesel model built in Affalterbach, the 1989 AMG MB 100 D begs to differ. Just two years after the infamous Hammer hit the scene, AMG turned its attention towards Benz's Spanish-made workhorse. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below AMG offered an upgraded diesel both in 2.4- or 3.0-liter form, tuned to give the light van 98 or 127 horsepower, mostly thanks to a new sequential turbocharger. The extra kraft came in handy, considering the weight penalty of rich leathers and television sets. Inside, the AMG MB 100 D featured nine more-supportive seats wrapped in the same Alcantara as the van's practical folding table. … [Read more...] about This Diesel Van Is the Strangest Vehicle in AMG’s History