2014 Electric B-Class Priced at $41,450

The 2014 B-Class Electric Drive is an electric Mercedes-Benz powered by a Tesla motor.

Mercedes-Benz B-Klasse Electric Drive / Mercedes-Benz B-Class El

Starting at $41,450, the all-electric B-Class, has 177 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque, and is powered by a 28-kWH lithium-ion battery, that drives a Tesla motor. Charging the battery takes 2 hours, and helps the B-Class Electric Drive go up to 100 MPH and 86 miles on a charge. Made almost exclusively of metal, the B-Class weights almost 4,000 pounds, coming in at 3,924 pounds.

Look for the B-Class on the roads soon!

2015 C450 SPORT AMG

C450 Sport to slot between C63 AMG and C400.C450 AMG Mercedes-Benz is going to introduce the C450 Sport that is massaged by AMG. The power comes from the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 used in the C400, but makes 367 horsepower instead of 329 horsepower found in the 400. It will likely cost 3 – 5 thousand dollars more than the C400. Additionally, it will probably only be offered with a rear-bias 4Matic all-wheel-drive. Look for it in dealer showrooms soon. c-class-amg-pack3-1

2015 S63 AMG Coupe Introduction

Mercedes introduces it’s S63 AMG Coupe at Javits Center for the 2014 New York International Auto Show on 4.15.2014

2015-Mercedes-S63-AMG-Coupe-01This gorgeously styled, sleek Germanic rocket covets it’s occupants in true opulence while rocketing to 60 MPH in 3.9 seconds. The S63 AMG Coupe has a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a AMG Speedshift seven transmission and 4Matic all-wheel-drive. 

The Coupe is slated to be priced around $150,000, in line with it’s competitors such as the BMW M6 and M6 Grand Coupe.

 

Revealed: Mercedes-AMG GT Interior

The SLS Replacement: Mercedes-AMG GT Revealed

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Mercedes has released the first official images of the Mercedes-AMG GT Interior. The rest of the car will be officially revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October. The Mercedes-AMG GT is slated for release as a 2015 model. The vehicle is designed to showcase the prowess and ability of the AMG division.

The new AMG GT will potentially be powered by a Twin-Turbo 4.0L V8 producing around 500 Horsepower. The central console of the interior is designed to mimic the layout of the V8 engine, i.e. 4 banks on each side. Mercedes states the interior defines modern luxury and will be made using the finest materials.

CEO of Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, said: “After the SLS AMG, the new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. An initial exclusive look at the design of the interior shows what is in store for our customers: a GT sports car in its purest form.” “The new Mercedes-AMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand.”

As the images show, the interior follows a similar design pattern as most newer Merceds-Benz models, albeit heightened immensely.

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Throwback Friday: Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen

The Geländewagen or G-Wagen for short, has been a Mercedes-Benz icon since 1979

mercedes-benz-g-class-1-450x310The G-wagen, or cross-country vehicle as it’s known in Germany, has been a Mercedes-Benz favorite for 32 years. The offroading king uses a stout body-on-frame construction, 3 locking differentials, and a unique box-like shape.

Mercedes decided to make the G-Wagen at the bequest of the Shah of Iran, who at the time was a large shareholder of Daimler. Development of the vehicle started in 1972, with the first running prototypes being tested in 1974 at the German coalfields, the Sahara Desert, and the Arctic Circle. Construction of the G-Wagen started in 1975 at the Steyr-Puch factory in Graz, Austria, where it was built almost entirely by hand. The civilian version of the G-Wagen appeared in 1979, and by 1986 50,000 units had been sold. The US market launch of the G-Wagen was in 2001.

Throughout it’s life, the G-Wagen has been consistently updated and revised to become more and more luxurious. Today, there are two AMG variants, a 6×6 Variant (yes, it has six wheels), and several versions for use in Military and Public Service sectors. It remains as one of the most useful, unique, and luxurious SUVs on the road today.

 

 

2019 SL to Share Platform with SLK

Mercedes planning to reduce the number of automotive platforms to four
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The upcoming 2019 SL Roadster will share it’s platform with it’s younger brother, the SLK. Dubbed MSA, or Modular Sports Architecture, the new cars will retain their  “sporty” intentions and might even be available with 4Matic all-wheel-drive. Using the same platform as the SLK will Mercedes to produce the roadsters side by side in their Bremen, Germany factory. Additionally, it will allow the company to save money, bring products to market faster, and enable quality improvements throughout the range.

The 2019 SL will still retain it’s dominance and stance, thanks the modular nature of the MSA, which allows modifications to be done for specific applications. To get their number of platforms down to four, Mercedes will utilize the Modular Rear Architecture (MRA),  Modular Front Architecture, Modular High Architecture, and the already mentioned Modular Sports Architecture.

SL400 Confirmed with Turbocharged V6

 

SL400 to slot below SL550 in USA lineup
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Mercedes has confirmed that he SL400 will be coming our way starting in fall 2014. The SL400 makes due with a twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 328 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 MPH takes just 5.2 seconds, which is still plenty quick for most people.

The SL400 should help Mercedes have a lower priced ultra luxury GT convertible.