Mercedes CLS and SLS AMG Voted Best Cars – Auto Trophy 2010

AMGmarket.com News: Daimler PR from Stuttgart – The readers of the German trade journal “Auto Zeitung” have voted the new Mercedes-Benz CLS the best model in the luxury segment. Another first place – for the second time in succession – went to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as best super sports car. Both cars received the renowned “Auto Trophy”. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Head of Development, Mercedes-Benz Cars, took receipt of the prestigious awards yesterday evening at the Meilenwerk centre in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, the campaign for the Mercedes SLS AMG, entitled “Is it still a car?” was voted the best advertising campaign of the year. Andreas Fuhlisch, manager of Bauer Media KG, presented the corresponding award to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing. Read more about Mercedes CLS and SLS AMG Voted Best Cars – Auto Trophy 2010

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 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