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, […]
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 …
Mercedes-Benz is advertising in the Super Bowl for the first time, laying the groundwork for an unprecedented year with five new model launches. Aggressively styled and bristling with innovative technology, four of these new models will be featured — two of them making their world debut in the 60 second spot called “Welcome.” Watch past, […]
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.
AMGmarket.com/PR news/Source: Stuttgart – Orders for the newcommenced on 17 January 2011. It will feature a new, exciting design, exceptionally high levels of comfort for a roadster, as well as exquisite technology and no shortage of open-air driving pleasure. As such, the agile sports car already looks set to continue a success story which started back in 1994 with a show car. Strictly speaking, however, the pedigree of the SLK stretches back even further – to the 190 SL, a vehicle which automotive enthusiasts were already dreaming about in 1955 as the economic upturn was starting in the Federal Republic of Germany.
When the SLK appeared as a series-produced car in 1996, it not only caused a stir on the road but also established a new market segment which has since grown by leaps and bounds. With the steel vario-roof, which transforms the roadster into an all-weather coupé within a matter of seconds, the roadster has been and still is the role model for many open-top cars. The success of the SLK has exceeded all expectations: to date, well over half a million owners have been delighted with their purchase of an SLK roadster. Read more about History of the Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadsters …
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced today that for the second consecutive year, it has been ranked one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine in its14th annual survey, which appears in the February 7th issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 24th. In its second year as an entrant, MBUSA’s […]