Mercedes-Benz reveals more details on the forthcoming W205 C-Class AMG Package and AMG Models
Love the new W205 C-Class? Waiting for the AMG package or AMG model to come out? If so, we have some details for you. Initially launching in theUSA with a turbo four-cylinder C300 4Matic and six-cylinder C400 4Matic, Mercedes revealed what might come of the upcoming C63 AMG.
It will use a engine code named, M177, which will be a 4.0 Twin Turbocharged V8, producing around 455-500 HP. It will be mated to a Seven Speed Speed-Shift automatic transmission for ultimate performance. The model should be available in RWD or AWD configurations.
Check out the pictures below of the AMG Sports Package on the W205 C-Class. Consisting of sports bumpers front and rear, sports side skirts, dual oval shaped exhaust tips, mesh grille, aluminum window frames, 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, and a lowered sports suspension.
Thanks to the newely released CLA, Mercedes maintains a strong lead as the number one luxury brand in the USA.
Mercedes, currently the best selling luxury automobile brand, currently enjoys a healthy 7,600-car lead over BMW. Many of those vehicle sales are courtesy of the new 2014 CLA. Having sold 2,300 units in the first week, the car was a huge success right out of the gate.
According to Bloomberg, the new car is a attracting a younger, more youthful consumer to the brand. Additionally, the demand for the CLA is currently so strong that Mercedes sent its dealer network a letter stating that supply of the 4dr coupe will be limited until July of 2014.
The median age of CLA buyers is 46, while the median age of C-Class buyers is 54. The brand needs a younger audience to start off with the CLA and hopefully end up with a S-Class.
Does adding a 4 Cylinder Diesel change the E-Class for the better?
The E-Class has always been offered in Europe with smaller displacement engines that the ones offered in the USA. The E250 Diesel is currently offered for sale on this side of the pond. It features a 2.1L Diesel that generates 195 horsepower and 369 Lbs. Ft. of Torque. This translates into a nice surge of mid-range torque that propels the E250 from 0-60 in 8.2 seconds.
The engine is mated with a smooth shifting 7 speed automatic transmission. The paddles on the back of the steering wheel also allow for a more sporting ride if the driver is so inclined. This W212 is available with RWD or 4Matic if you live in an area with inclement weather.
The base price is $53,900, while adding options will greatly increase the price. For the tradeoff in mileage and Diesel reliability, we think this E250 CDI is a true winner.
Demand for models such as the 2014 S-Class, GLK, and C-Class has been so strong that Mercedes is having a hard time keeping up with production. Mercedes announced a new plan to boost production, as it expects to set an all-time production record of more than 1.49 million vehicles globally.
With the help of China, the new W222 S-Class has had 7,617 global sales. Mercedes is extending the shift hours of it’s S-Class plant at Sindelfingen, Germany to keep pace. The GLK and C-Class Plant in Bremen, Germany began special shifts last month, that will increase production to the end of this month.
This looks to be a very promising time for the brand. New models, a recovering economy, and strong new vehicle demand is setting the record breaking pace for production.
Brabus 850 Upgrade for the E63 AMG
Looking to upgrade your E63 AMG? If so, Brabus has the answer for you. It’s called the 850 Bi-Turbo. The firm takes the factory engine, enlarges the bore from 5,461cc to 5,912cc, installs custom turbos with bigger compressors, and fits the exhaust system with bespoke exhaust manifolds. engine has been bumped from 585 HP and 590 lb-ft in the factory S-Model E63 to an impressive 850 HP and 1,069 lb-ft of torque in the 850 Bi-Turbo. The latter figure will be limited to 848 lb-ft to maintain the durability of the engine. With high performance tires, the car can hit 217 MPH.
The car also has a range of Brabus tuning aero parts. Including front and rear diffusors, wheels, spoilers, etc..
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