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2016 AMG Driving Academy PRO Training Video

2016 AMG PRO-Training Video Looking for world-class AMG Driving Academy PRO training instruction on world-class race tracks? Attend the PRO training and learn to analyze steering techniques, vision control and stress levels using data and video recordings on the PRO-Training courses.     Excerpt from the AMG Driving Academy PRO Training website: Have you reached your […]

2013-14 Mercedes-Benz Driving Events

AMGmarket.com News: Mercedes-Benz recently released the 2013-2014 Driving Events Program information. Here’s the full press release for those interested (Source: Daimler): The new Driving Events from Mercedes-Benz for the 2013/2014 season offer participants thrills galore and the height of driving enjoyment while honing their driving skills. The comprehensive program spans the range from driving safety […]

Guinness Record Set with SLS AMG Roadster and Golf Ball

Ok, this is unusual but worth a post:   The golf ball catch was captured on film and released on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/mercedesbenzuk. The SLS AMG Roadster landed the record of ‘farthest golf shot to be caught in a moving car, ever’. Professional golfer Jake Shepherd hit a golf ball at 178mph into the Mercedes-Benz supercar, […]

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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Mercedes-Benz Posts Best November Sales Ever

AMGmarket.com News: SOURCE – Daimler Press Release/Stuttgart – The pace of Mercedes-Benz sales continues to increase, with 105,200 customers (November 2009: 88,600) buying one of the brand’s vehicles in November. The figure is 19 percent higher than in the same month last year and the highest sales result ever for the month of November. This means that Mercedes-Benz once again recorded strong growth compared to the same month last year, even though sales had grown again in November 2009 following the crisis, particularly in the U.S. Since January, Mercedes-Benz has delivered a total of 1,059,600 passenger vehicles worldwide (January-November 2009: 914,700), representing an increase of 16 percent. Read more about Mercedes-Benz Posts Best November Sales Ever

CLS 63 AMG – Benchmark Design Performance Efficiency

AMGmarket.com News: Daimler PR from Affalterbach – Exciting design, ultimate performance and groundbreaking efficiency: this is what the new Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG is all about. The top-of-the-range version of the four-door coupé is equipped with the newly developed AMG V8 biturbo engine, featuring a peak output of up to 410 kW (557 hp) and 800 Nm of torque, as well as the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. On top of this, the vehicle’s fuel consumption of 9.9 litres per 100 km (NEDC) represents an improvement of 32 percent compared with the previous model (all figures provisional).

Mercedes CLS 63 AMG wheel photoThe combination of an AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with electronically controlled damping system and new front axle, newly developed electromechanical AMG sports parameter steering, and also optional AMG ceramic high-performance composite braking system, is synonymous with maximum driving dynamics. Visually, the CLS 63 AMG impresses with its athletic appearance and distinctive exterior and interior design. The model’s standard specification also includes innovative LED High Performance headlamps. Read more about CLS 63 AMG – Benchmark Design Performance Efficiency

AMGmarket.com: AMG Driving Academy Discounts

AMG Driving Academy Mercedes-AMGPlanning to participate in the AMG Driving Academy for thrills? Well, how about a discount? Here’s how you can save on AMG’s high performance driving school.

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 – Read more about AMGmarket.com: AMG Driving Academy Discounts

Mercedes-Benz Raffles

LAST UPDATED: MAY 2010

Oh lord, won’t you win me, a Mercedes-Benz.

AMG Market provides the following raffle info to Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. We are not involved with the raffles or benefit from the proceeds – we just list the Mercedes-Benz raffles and links for our readers. This is a running list with the most recent raffles at the top of the list:

National Humane Society Charity MERCEDES-BENZ Raffle

June 18, 2010

Win a New ‘2011’ Mercedes Benz CLS 5502008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Raffle | details at AMG Market (OR $50,000.00)
Buy 3 Tickets Get 3 Free! Tickets for the Mercedes-Benz raffle are $100.00 each. Call 877-816-7176 for more info or visit the National Humane Society Charity website here.
Drawing to be held on June 18, 2010.

Past Mercedes-Benz Raffles (check the website links for the organizations below for current raffles)

December 9, 2009
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 (cash equivalent)
Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA)
ENTRY DEADLINE: November 27, 2009 with the drawing on December 9, 2009. You must be a member of MBCA to purchase tickets and to win prizes at the time of drawing. Visit the club’s website for details on additional prizes, which include a MBCA sponsored trip to Germany Tour (cash equivalent). Winners will be posted here on December 9th and will be in the MBCA Club magazine, The Star.

April 19, 2008
Win a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300
Mississippi Opera’s Raffle – Fundraiser Offers Excellent Odds

THIS IS NOT A LEASE! Mississippi Opera kicks off its annual fundraiser by again raffling the ownership of a brand new Mercedes-Benz! For the third consecutive season, we will put a lucky someone in the driver’s seat of a brand new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport Sedan, courtesy of Higginbotham Mercedes-Benz of Jackson. Read more about Mercedes-Benz Raffles

Mercedes-Benz 2010 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz debuts the SLS AMG GT3 at the New York International Auto Show (April 2-11, 2010, Jacob Javits Center).Excerpts of a March 31, 2010 press release from Mercedes-Benz follows.

SLS AMG GT3 Makes U.S. Debut

Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race car design – that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the 2011 SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. The extra special SLS AMG will make its race track debut in 2011.

Thoroughbred motorsport technology for the race track

Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race car design – that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. The extra special SLS AMG will make its race track debut in 2011.

The clean design and breathtaking form of the SLS AMG have been effectively accentuated by targeted modifications to the bodyshell. The new components, made largely from lightweight carbon fiber offer a clear indication of extraordinary race track performance and extensive aerodynamic development work. Read more about Mercedes-Benz 2010 New York Auto Show

AMG Market: SLS AMG In the Cockpit – Video

A close-up of the interior of the SLS AMG with commentary about the AMG designers’ intention of the aircraft “cockpit” feel.

From Mercedes-Benz TV:

The SLS AMG makes the driver feel like a jet pilot without leaving the ground. The interior of the gullwing sports car is designed to ressemble a cockpit-like atmosphere. Interior designer Hans-Peter Wunderlich reveals the design philosophy that has shaped this gullwing model.

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