Gold Diesel Ring Award – Life Dedicated to Vehicle Safety

You don’t realize how important safety is until you are in an accident. Thanks goes out to those dedicated to keeping us safe in our Mercedes-Benz; clearly a leader in this category.

The following is from Daimler global (full press release below):

Prof. Dr. Ing. Rodolfo Schöneburg, Head of Passive Safety and Vehicle Functions at Mercedes-Benz Cars, will be awarded the “Gold Diesel Ring” of the German Association of Motor Journalists (VdM) on 26 April 2013 in recognition of his long-standing commitment to improving vehicle safety.
“Our declared aim at Mercedes-Benz is to maintain and consolidate our trend-setting role in the field of vehicle safety, thereby furthering the cause of road safety as a whole,” observes Prof. Schöneberg in the course of the award ceremony at the VdM event “Modern Mobility” in Düsseldorf.
The accident research team at Mercedes-Benz has been systematically analysing real-life traffic accidents for over 40 years now, in pursuit of two objectives: identifying the causes of accidents and reducing the severity of crashes. “On the basis of these findings, we evolve new protection systems and new assistance systems in keeping with our ‘Real Life Safety’ philosophy,” explains Prof. Schöneburg. Read more about Gold Diesel Ring Award – Life Dedicated to Vehicle Safety

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 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. […]

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

Duesenbergs Sweep Field at Amelia Island

One of the greatest of all the classic American auto manufacturers is undoubtedly Duesenberg. And, marque proved once again that it is alive and well by posting a sweep of the Best In Show awards at the 16th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance held March 11-13, 2011.  The best in show winners at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer were: Read more about Duesenbergs Sweep Field at Amelia Island

AMGmarket.com: Bell New Tech Director for Mercedes GP Petronas

Mercedes GP Petronas has appointed Bob Bell as the new Technical Director effective April 1, 2011. Bell will report to Team Principal Ross Brawn and his role will primarily be based at the team’s factory in Brackley with overall responsibility for the technical operations of the chassis group. According to Daimler, Bob’s appointment will allow […]

Mercedes New Silver Arrow 2011 Formula One

The debut of the MGP W02, the new Silver Arrow for the 2011 Formula One World Championship, took place this morning at the Valencia Circuit in Spain with the new challenger unveiled in front of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team garage by Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. The result of twelve months intense design and […]

Mercedes-Benz Sales Results For January 2011

AMGmarket.com News/Source: Daimler/Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz started the year marking the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile with a successful month in January. Worldwide sales of the brand with the star were up 23 percent, marking another double-digit increase. A total of 82,700 vehicles were delivered last month (January 2010: 67,000). Dr. Joachim Schmidt, […]

AMGmarket.com: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG | New Design, Enhanced Technology

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT Sports Transmission

AMGmarket.com/PR News/Source: Daimler, Affalterbach – The successful Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is now more attractive than ever: the modified design of the top-of-the-range C-Class model is complemented by numerous enhancements to its technology which deliver even more driving enjoyment while reducing fuel consumption significantly. The introduction of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission with the “Controlled Efficiency” mode as standard along with a new power steering pump helps to reduce the combined NEDC fuel consumption by about ten percent to 12.0 l/100 km (Estate: 12.3 l/100 km). The output of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine is unchanged at 336 kW (457 hp) and can be increased to a maximum of 358 kW (487 hp) with the optional AMG Performance package. Agility, grip and ride comfort have been enhanced as a result of numerous measures to optimise the AMG sports suspension. New assistance systems and a new generation of telematics with internet access increase both safety and comfort.

The latest 2012 generation of the C 63 AMG is now more dynamic and athletic than ever. Thanks to its new radiator grille with a large Mercedes star and a wing-type transverse louvre, as well as a new AMG front apron with a lower cross member painted in high-gloss black, special AMG daytime running lights and side air outlets, the front section recalls the look of the SL 63 AMG high-performance roadster. The new bonnet with its modified powerdomes is now made of aluminium. New clear-lens headlamps emphasise the car’s distinctive, self-confident presence, especially when the optional Intelligent Light System (ILS) is also specified. The wide front wings with the “6.3 AMG” legend and the new 5 twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels which are painted in titanium grey and have a high-sheen finish dominate the side view. Good contact with the road is provided by the wide 235/40 R 18 and 255/35 R 18 tyres at front and rear respectively.1 February 2011 The rear view of the C 63 AMG also evokes the SL 63 AMG: the new AMG rear apron has a distinctive, black diffuser insert with three pronounced diffuser fins. The two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system are as pleasing to the ear as they are to the eye.

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