Mercedes-Benz DTM Drivers Third Race of the Season

Mercedes-Benz leads driver, team and constructor standings in DTM 2012, Mercedes-Benz won three out of the six DTM races at Brands Hatch, David Coulthard (Scotland), Jamie Green (England), Gary Paffett (England) and Susie Wolff (Scotland) aiming to excel in their home race. Brands Hatch has been staging DTM races since 2006; at just 1.93km in […]

2012 AMG Driving Academy Schedule Expanded

The AMG Driving Academy has become a popular program event for AMG enthusiasts. For the U.S. programs, the 2012 schedule has been expanded to five tracks. For those interested, below you will find the MBUSA press release that covers the dates and tracks for the upcoming programs.

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VIDEO 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Unveiled – 2012 Detroit Auto Show

 


AMGmarket.com News/Source: MBUSA Press Release, Montvale, NJ (January 9, 2012)

The all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL
Lightweight, athletic, luxurious

DETROIT – The all-new 2013 SL continues a tradition that began 60 years ago. For six decades the letters “SL” have been synonymous with a blend of sport, style and comfort – infused with groundbreaking innovation. For the first time, the SL is being produced almost entirely from aluminum and consequently weighs considerably less than its predecessor. Its highly rigid all-aluminum bodyshell provides the basis for agile, sporty handling that has been taken to an entirely new level, coupled with outstanding bodyroll and ride characteristics. Even better driving dynamics come courtesy of the new direct injection engine, which is more powerful and economical than the outgoing generation. Other new features include the unique Frontbass system, which turns the luxury sports car into a concert hall – with the top down or up – and the highly efficient MAGIC VISION CONTROL. The 2013 SL550 will be available in U.S. showrooms this spring. Read more about VIDEO 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Unveiled – 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz USA Promotes Steve Cannon to CEO

AMGmarket.com News: Effective January 1, 2012, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA.com) will promote Steve Cannon to president and CEO. Congratulations Steve! I initially met Steve several years ago at an event; he is passionate about the brand and a great addition to the executive team at MBUSA. The full MBUSA Press Release is below for those interested. […]

Mercedes-Benz Record Sales in November 2011

AMGmarket.com News/Source: Daimler Media/Stuttgart, Dec. 6, 2011 – In November, Mercedes-Benz sold more cars than ever before in this month. With 113,859 units, the brand surpassed the previous record result, which was set last year, by 8.3%. Mercedes-Benz has delivered a total of 1,136,525 (+7.3%) units to customers since the beginning of the year — which also represents a new sales record. Read more about Mercedes-Benz Record Sales in November 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Videos

AMGmarket.com – The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is expected to produce 517 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque; slight reduction in weight and a broader track. Daimler Press Release – Stuttgart, Nov 18, 2011: The new Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series: The most powerful C-Class of all time AMG 6.3-litre V8 […]

Mercedes-Benz Faces Class Action Lawsuits for AMG V8 Engines

For those of you that have not heard by now, Mercedes-Benz is facing a class action lawsuit for alleged defects in the M156 V8 engine installed in numerous AMG Mercedes vehicles. You can read the class action complaint filed in New Jersey here.

According to the lawsuit, the class action may affect all current and former owners and lessees of 2006-2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, E63 AMG, S63 AMG, CL63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, ML63 AMG, CLK63 AMG, R63 AMG, and SL63 AMG models equipped with AMG M156 6.2 liter V8 engines.

The class action lawsuit alleges the V8 engines in several AMG vehicles have underlying problems that make them prone to premature wear, causing major engine damage and sometimes total engine failure. Read more about Mercedes-Benz Faces Class Action Lawsuits for AMG V8 Engines