Exclusive AMG Mercedes Driving Trip Germany

Want to drive an AMG SLS or other AMG vehicle in Germany? Drive on the Autobahn and get inside AMG headquarters in Affalterbach for extensive tours of the production, engineering, design, and research facilities? This coming June, you can. The Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) is offering members who own or drive AMG vehicles an […]

2011 AMG Driving Academy Details

New 2011 – 2012 AMG Driving Academy Programs

Based on the feedback and comments received here at AMGmarket.com, the AMG Driving Academy events are well worth checking out. The events offer you a high performance driving experience with groups of like-minded individuals. It should be noted that the AMG Driving Academy programs are manufacturer-sponsored events. And now, Daimler is hosting a wide range of new driving events for 2011 and 2012. The events are for drivers and enthusiasts interested in improving his or her performance skills on the track and/or safety on the road.

The AMG Driving Academy initially focused on European venues but now events are also held in both the USA and China. Here’s a quick overview of the AMG Driving Academy events with links for detailed info including fees and event dates that are provided by Mercedes-AMG: Read more about 2011 AMG Driving Academy Details

Victory for the SLS AMG GT3 on the Nürburgring North Loop

First place for Thomas Jäger and Christopher Haase in the 9th VLN race: Victory for the SLS AMG GT3 on the Nürburgring North Loop

AMGmarket.com News/Source: Daimler PR/Oct. 2010/Nürburgring – At the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 raced by the private team Black Falcon, Thomas Jäger (33) and Christopher Haase (23) were victorious in the ninth race of the VLN long-distance championship on Saturday at the Nürburgring. Bernd Schneider (46) and Christian Mamerow (25), having started from pole position in a gull-wing model fielded by Mamerow-Racing, were forced to drop out on the fifth lap after a collision while lying second. The 4-hour race was the second test outing for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. Mercedes SLS GT3 Nurburgring Jager and Haase RAce

Having started from seventh place on the grid, Thomas Jäger succeeded in working his way up to fourth place on the first lap in the SLS AMG GT3 with start number 738 . In the course of the race, the gull-wing racer was able to move up through the field thanks to a steady series of excellent lap times, taking over the lead for the first time on the tenth out of 20 laps. On the 13th circuit, Christopher Haase set the fastest lap time of the race in 9:24.565 minutes. Read more about Victory for the SLS AMG GT3 on the Nürburgring North Loop

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Wins Auto Trophy

SLS_AMG_auto_trophy_2009 AMG Market News/Daimler PR from Stuttgart – Nov. 2009: Readers of the magazine “Auto Zeitung” have voted the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class the best saloon in the luxury class, while first place for best super sports car was also taken by the new “Gullwing” Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, resulting in both cars receiving the prestigious “Auto Trophy.”

The top-class awards were presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing, at a ceremony held last night in Berlin.

This marked the 22nd occasion on which “Auto Zeitung” opened up annual voting for the best cars of the year. No fewer than 104,442 readers cast their votes, carrying the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class to victory as the best car of the year in the luxury class. As the global leader in this segment, Mercedes-Benz easily fended off its 19 competitors.

Since its market premiere in spring 2009, the new E-Class has successfully made a name for itself with its dynamic design, setting new standards in terms of safety, comfort, environmental compatibility and economy. Contributing to this success is a new generation of engines which operate at previously unattained levels of efficiency.

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