MBUSA now provides numerous videos for highlighting the AMG as well as most other models in the line up of high performance cars. Here are a few to enjoy: Continue reading » »
AMGmarket.com News: SOURCE/Affalterbach – Almost 70,000 readers of German car magazine “Auto Bild Sportscars” submitted their votes to make winners of both the SLS AMG and the E 63 AMG. The SLS AMG took first place in the category “Production Super Sports Cars”, the E 63 AMG among the “Production Saloons”. The award ceremony took place on 3 December 2010 at the Essen Motor Show as part of the Auto Bild “Race Night”.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was up against 11 other contenders in the “Production Super Sports Car” category. 24.5 percent of readers of Auto Bild Sportscars gave their vote to the gullwing model. In a strong field of 15 vehicles in the “Production Saloon” category, the E 63 AMG gained 19.2 percent of votes to come top in its class for the second year running. The “Sports Car of the Year” awards are an annual event that took place in 2010 for the eighth time. Continue reading » »
Download the latest Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape release. The Mercedes-Benz promo includes music tracks by international newcomers; nice variety of rock, pop and jazz music you likely have not heard before.
Here an excerpt from the newsletter I rec’d earlier this week; it also includes the link to download the 10 free mp3 files. This CD release is titled, “Blue Mood” (Mixed Tape 35): Continue reading » »
Mercedes-Benz Recall For Possible Steering Failure
AMG Market News (www.amgmarket.com): Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 100,000 vehicles; about 85,000 in the U.S. and 22,000 or so in the UK and additional vehicles worldwide. The recall is for 2010 and 2011 vehicles for a potential power-steering failure according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Models for the recall include the 2010 C-class and E-class sedan, coupe and cabriolet. The potential failure is caused by a loss of power-steering fluid, which reduces the driver’s ability to control the vehicle (if the failure occurs). The loss of power steering fluid does not prohibit steering but does cause the steering to respond slower.
According to NHTSA, “Owners may not have sufficient control of the vehicle in areas such as parking lots, where maximum power steering is required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.”
Daimler will notify the affected vehicle owners. Mercedes-Benz dealerships will be fixing the problem at no charge. For more information concerning this recall, contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372 or the National Highway Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
Mercedes-AMG offers Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) members special pricing to attend the AMG Driving Academy. The discounts are significant and it only costs $45 to join the club (www.mbca.org). You get it – join MBCA and you’ll qualify for the AMG Driving Academy special pricing discounts listed below (U.S. tracks – see below).
What is the AMG Driving Academy?
AMG Driving Academy offers the opportunity to develop performance driving skills under the guidance of professional racers and instructors. The high performance driving school takes place at two of the most legendary US circuits, Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca Raceway. AMG Driving Academy offers three distinct programs, each of which will push drivers to the limit in select AMG vehicles, including the most-advanced AMG vehicle ever built, the 2011 SLS AMG. Read on for discounts – Continue reading » »