Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide! The dealer selling today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe C63 says in its ad that the car is FAST FAST FAST. That’s entirely possible, but what we’re here to decide is if its price is too HIGH HIGH HIGH. Think a minute about Moe Sizlack, The Simpson’s choleric drink slinger. Here’s a guy who has a stable job, a seemingly functioning libido, and a full head of hair. Still, owing to his unpalatable appearance and odious personality he’s condemned to a life alone, knowing neither kindness nor the warmth of another’s love without monetary compensation. That’s sort of how I think yesterday’s 2003 Pontiac Aztek must feel. Little loved when new, the oddly styled sort-of mini van hasn’t really gained any fans as it has aged. Even less popular perhaps was the $6,000 price tag affixed to that tent carrying edition, as it fell in an 83 percent Crack Pipe loss. Hey, … [Read more...] about At $19,995, Might This 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Be an OMG Good Deal?
Mercedes-AMG is dedicated to making ever more powerful and capable performance machines. Those include high-powered versions of Benz’s crossovers and SUVs. But the top rung on the AMG ladder is reserved strictly for two-door models. This according to AMG boss Tobias Moers, who spoke to AutoGuide on the future of the Black Series at the New York Auto Show last week. Asked if Affalterbach would ever do a Black Series sport-ute, Moers reportedly laughed: “No, no, no, no…never. Black Series is for the racetrack.” And that means two doors only. For those unacquainted, the AMG Black Series has constituted the most extreme performance Mercedes to date. The stripped-out, amped-up treatment has been applied, one model at a time, to the SLK, CLK, SL, C-Class, and SLS. They’ve all been two-door coupes, with the folding hardtops on the SLK and SL replaced with fixed tops. The SLS AMG Black Series was the last to be introduced, back in 2013. But that entire model line … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG Says It’ll Never Do A Black Series SUV
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the official Safety Car of Formula One. So far, it is the most powerful safety car of the sport. The mechanical specs of the new AMG GT R F1 safety car is the same as the road-going vehicle. It is powered by a 4.0-liter AMG biturbo V8 with 577 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration of the auto from zero to 62 mph is 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, it comes with the AMG Track Package that provides it a roll-over protection system as well as high-performance compound braking system. Some changes were only made to the AMG GT R safety car’s exterior and interior to comply with FIA standards. The new features include the roof light bar, carbon fiber air scoop, decals, roll cage, FIA-compliant radio, InCar Hotspot system with WLAN wireless network, and iPads. The F1 safety car was introduced in 1973 during that year’s Canadian Grand Prix. The first was the Porsche 914. It wasn’t until 1996 when the sport started using a Mercedes vehicle. The … [Read more...] about A Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 Safety Car
The rumor mill has been running at full speed for a while now, but now the Mercedes-AMG boss has confirmed it: within two years the blazing hot Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will hit dealer lots. Tobias Moers told the Australian blog caradvice.com.au that there is still a version of the two-door AMG GT in the barrel. The CEO says that development has already started and the ‘Black Series’ designation is guaranteed. We have known this name will eventually be associated with Mercedes-AMG GT range for some time, but now Moers has also confirmed for the first time it will only be reserved for two-door AMG models. Black Series AMGs receive extra power and external adjustments, coupled with chassis upgrades. Previous cars that wore the Black Series badge include the SL 65, CLK 63 and SLS AMG. 2020 is indicated by Moers as an “interesting” year for the market introduction of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. Earlier spy … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series here in 2020 with 640 hp
The California Highway Patrol man parked across the width of Spunky Canyon Road wouldn’t have needed a radar gun to clock my approach speed. He’d have heard the hard-wrung AMG V8 echoing up the canyon from some miles away, leaving time aplenty to finish his Dunkin’ Donuts and manoeuvre his Crown Vic to block my only escape route. All he had to do was wait. The V8 that had just incriminated me in such spectacular fashion was voted by you as one of the greatest of the last decade. It’s not hard to see why - AMG’s first ground-up engine embodies all of its expertise and character in 6.2 litres of high-revving, naturally-aspirated wonder. Never did it sound as good as it did in the CLK63 Black Series - this badass version of the CLK63 permitted the full vocal range of the F1 Safety Car that inspired it. And it all came together so beautifully a few years ago on a fabulous stretch of tarmac called - really - Spunky Canyon Road. LA was a good place to launch … [Read more...] about Driving A CLK Black Series Up ‘Spunky Canyon’ Is As Amazing As It Sounds