Mercedes shows sketch of new C DTM Racer

New C-class DTM looks uber cool!

 

Based on the C63 AMG coupe, the DTM race car will have added aerodynamic equipment and other essentials that will allow it to be competitive in racing. The motor for 2016 has to be a naturally aspirated V8, while for 2017 regulations will change to only allow turbocharged 4 cylinder engines with up to 600 hp.

From Mercedes, “The 2015 DTM season reaches its climax in September. But even before the final race weekends of the year, the Mercedes-AMG DTM Team are providing an insight into what lies ahead for the race series, revealing the first designs of the car that they will enter for the 2016 campaign.

The 2016 DTM car to be deployed by the Mercedes-AMG DTM team follows on from successful predecessors that include the most successful car in DTM history – the AMG Mercedes C-Class with which Mercedes-AMG drivers secured 85 victories in 159 races.

“The new Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupé will again set new standards for driving dynamics and design. So, the vehicle provides the ideal basis for our DTM car,” said Head of Mercedes-AMG DTM Ulrich Fritz. “I’m already looking forward to seeing the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM compete in 2016. Our aim with this vehicle is, of course, to continue the Mercedes-Benz success story in the DTM.”

There have been many innovations in the DTM already this year. The touring car series began the season opener at Hockenheim with a new race format. The return to two races per weekend (one on Saturday and Sunday) was well received by fans. Overall, 341,000 spectators were at the track to watch the first five race weekends of the year, while 123,000 spectators came through the gates over the weekend to watch the two victories of the Mercedes-AMG DTM team in Nuremberg.

Live broadcasts on ARD’s Sportschau also proved very popular during the first half of the season with some 10.91 million viewers tuning in to watch qualifying and the race live on ARD TV over the first five race weekends – that’s 18.9% up on the previous year.”

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Drop Top Love – S Class Cabriolet

Teaser images of the S-Class cabriolet has been revealed

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Mercedes has released a teaser image of their new S-Class Cabrio. The new cabrio looks to have a seriously nice look. It has been ages since there was a super classy convertible to compete with the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce.

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It’s Official – C63 AMG Coupe

The C63 AMG Coupe get 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, while the C63 S has to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, respectively.

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Mercedes-Benz has released the full spec sheet and data related to the newest offering from AMG, the C63 AMG Coupe. Performance wise, 0-60 miles per hour takes 3.9 seconds in the C63 or 3.8 seconds with the C63 S. Both variants use the AMG Speedshift seven-speed automatic transmission.

Check out more information from the press release issued by Mercedes:

“The sportiest C-Class ever

Mercedes-AMG is setting another milestone in the brand’s history: the new 2017 AMG C63 Coupe is the next step on the way to more technical and visual distinctiveness. The far-reaching technical modifications are evident at first sight: strikingly flared front and rear wheel arches, an increased track width and larger wheels give the C63 Coupe a muscular look while also providing a basis for highly agile longitudinal and lateral dynamics. The brand’s typical “Driving Performance” is also taken to new heights with the C63 Coupe. The AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, with 469 hp in standard trim or 503 hp in the C63 S, is a completely in-house development from Affalterbach. In addition, the sophisticated AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with electronically controlled shock absorbers, the set-up of the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the rear-axle limited-slip differential and the dynamic engine mounts have all been developed by AMG.

The C-Class is Mercedes-AMG’s best-selling model and forms the backbone of the company’s success. Since its launch in 2011, the C-Class Coupe has steadily gained significance, culminating with the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. “The new AMG C63 Coupe embodies our conception of progress: It offers impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics at an extremely high level along with improved fuel economy,” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “In addition, we are making a bold visual statement with the muscular design. Our customers can therefore experience the progress with each of their senses: seeing, hearing, feeling and, above all, driving!” The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will celebrate its world premiere on September 15, 2015 at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) and will be available in U.S. dealers beginning in the summer of 2016.”

 

 

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Mercedes showcases new C-Class Coupe

The new C-Class Coupe…It’s a stunner!

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Mercedes has revealed official images of the new C-Class coupe. As you can see from the design, the new coupe showcases a look that is very similar to its big brother, the S-Class coupe. The nose features an aggressive design, followed by strong flanks, and a sleek rear end arrangement similar to the S-Class Coupe.

Overall, we love the design. What do you guys think?

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