Archive for June, 2009

Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 and S 65 – Improving

Updated technology as well as active and passive safety is creating more appeal for the Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and S 65 AMG. Both top-of-the-line S-Class models from Mercedes-AMG embody state-of-the-art technology. The S 63 AMG, with its 386 kW/525 hp AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. The S 65 AMG, meanwhile, with the AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine delivers more power; 450 kW/612 hp, 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

[More Info & Photos of the AMG S65 here]

Exterior Features

Contributing to the status of both models is the new, more pronounced arrow-shaped radiator grille, now featuring twin chrome-plated louvers in the case of the S 65 AMG. The new front apron incorporates AMG-specific LED daytime driving lights and two transverse air outlets on each side. In addition, the lettering on the front wings and redesigned exterior mirrors includes the “6.3 AMG” or “V12 Biturbo.” The new rear apron is now highlighted as well: the centre section of the diffuser insert is painted in the same color as the vehicle body. New rear lamps with 52 LED’s in the form of a double “C” also give the S-Class an instantly recognizable appearance from behind.

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Mercedes AMG Wins Engine of the Year Award

The "International Engine of the Year Awards 2009" finds engines from Mercedes-Benz and AMG were the best in three categories.

The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine received two awards: "Best Performance Engine" and "Above 4 liter" categories. This engine is naturally aspirated and it develops up to 386 kW/525 hp’; it took first place by a wide margin in each case.

In the "2 to 2.5 liters" category, the new four-cylinder diesel unit from Mercedes-Benz also took first place by a comfortable margin.

The "International Engine of the Year Awards" are among the most prestigious in the automobile sector.

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AMG Market: Drive the 2011 SLS AMG Before Launch Date – AMG Driving Academy

MBUSA has officially announced the AMG Driving Academy details for three upcoming venues this fall. image

And, you can be one of the lucky few to drive the all-new 2011 SLS AMG, which is being offered at the Stage I Programs at Laguna Seca Raceway only. The 2011 SLS AMG is one of the most technologically advanced AMG Mercedes ever.

Here is an excerpt of the email notice received this morning from MBUSA:

AMG Driving Academy in the U.S.

This world-renowned driver training program arrives in the United States this Fall, continuing the global expansion of the AMG Driving Academy founded by AMG in Affalterbach.

We are privileged to offer you the exciting opportunity to be one of the first participants here in the United States. This highly exclusive program will be offered at three legendary racetracks: Laguna Seca Raceway (CA), Lime Rock Park (CT), and Palm Beach International Raceway (FL).

Experience the true performance capabilities of a selection of the latest AMG vehicles by getting behind the wheel, on a racetrack, and receiving coaching from professional racers and instructors.

A limited number of seats are available at an early registration DISCOUNT of 20% if you enroll by Friday June 19, 2009.

Please call the AMG Driving Academy registration center at 1-800-217-6916 to learn more and register today. For additional program information, including dates and track details, please click here.

The fast-paced combination of in-car and classroom training on the country’s premier racetracks will create an experience that you’ll cherish for life.

Fine print: MBUSA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate the AMG Driving Academy Program entirely and/or to modify, change, alter and/or delete any and all terms, conditions and rules regarding: 1) the AMG Driving Academy Program in general; 2) customer participation in the AMG Driving Academy Program; and 3) the nature, level, value, frequency and amount of any individual prizes and awards to be given to any program participants, at any time before and/or during the course of the AMG Driving Academy Program without notice.

Again, note that the all-new 2011 SLS AMG will join the Stage I Programs at Laguna Seca Raceway only.

Program Highlights

  • Choose from three internationally respected racetracks in the U.S.
  • Receive intense, high-quality training from the world’s best professional racers and instructors
  • Engage in custom-designed exercises that showcase AMG vehicles’ extraordinary dynamic driving capabilities in an authentic environment
  • Get behind the wheel of several AMG models, to appreciate the dynamic nuances of each
  • Experience greater in-depth instruction, driver development and seat time than  offered in the former AMG Challenge
  • Enjoy an exclusive dinner reception and introductory briefing the evening  before your program

Choose from a

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