2018 AMG GT R – A TRUE TRACK BEAST!

Mercedes has just revealed the 2018 AMG GT R – a hot, track version of the GT line.

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The image above shows the 2018 AMG GT R in all of its glory. Finished in an AMG exclusive “AMG Green Hell Magno,” the GT R looks stunning to our eyes. There are many noticeable changes that together create a cohesive track focused GT. Starting with the Bi-Turbo V8, it’s boost has been raised to 19.6 PSI from 17.4, along with new turbos, modified ECU software, reshaped exhaust ports, and a different compression ratio. These modifications create 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, up from 503 hp and 479 lb-ft found in the GT S.

In addition to engine rework, the AMG Speedshift DCT transmission was modified with a taller first gear and shorter ratios for 7th gear and final-drive, exclusively for the R. Together with a carbon fiber drive shaft, enhanced transmission cooling, and dynamic mounts for the engine and transmission, the GT R is setup for serious performance.

The body and bodywork have received revisions as well. The front and rear fenders are wider, there is a big fixed wing on the back, the front fenders and the roof are made of carbon fiber, there is a center exit exhaust with race diffuser, and vent below the hatch opening to expel hot air.

As for the suspension, there is a lot of forged aluminum in use, a coil-over suspension with AMG Ride Control adjustable adaptive dampers, a rear steering system, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, forged 19 inch front and 20 inch rear wheels. Additionally, one can upgrade to Carbon Ceramic brakes if they wish. There is AMG Traction Control and which works when ESP is switched off, that can let a user modify the level of slip allowed at the rear.

Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think!

G500 4×42 is coming to the US, albeit with a name change!

If you want a luxury SUV with ultimate off road capability – the G550 4×42 is it!

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The G550 is one of Mercedes-Benz’s oldest models that is still for sale. Based on a 1970s design and heavily revamped and updated since, it was formally introduced to the USA in 2002. Many MB enthusiasts claim it’s their favorite Mercedes-Benz model. This favoritism just may grow stronger with the G550 4×42. The specs for this upgraded off road model are impressive: 17.2 inches of ground clearance, approach and departure angles of 51.6 and 43.8 degrees and a breakover angle of 47.4 degrees. Yes, this thing is serious about off-road travel and adventure. It has the same engine as the G550 making 416 Horsepower and 450 Ft. Lbs. of Torque. Overall, it has the power and suspension to tackle almost anything.

Would you buy the G550 4×42? Let us know why or why not!

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 Wagon Pictures and Details

Behold: Pure Wagon Perfection!

The 2017 E400 represents something truly missing from modern manufacturers of modern luxury automobiles: station wagons. Or Tourings. Or whatever they’re called. No matter what they may be called, the super utilitarian design is something that makes sense. We all know that we want one deep down. It’s practical, it’s cool looking, and it’s simply pure awesomeness laced with ultra luxury. What’s not to love? The E400 and forthcoming E63 AMG (yay!) will offer rear facing seats that can allow the wagons to carry up to seven passengers. The E400 with come as the standard and only non-AMG model here in the USA, being powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 developing 329 horsepower that is routed through a 9 Speed G-Tronic grearbox and 4Matic all-wheel-drive. All in all, we feel this package is much better than all of the crossovers roaming the streets. Tell us, would you buy a wagon?

The Mercedes-Benz G Wagen “Professional” is back…

The Professional model is still not available in the USA, but is now available again in Europe.

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The previous European market 2010-2013 “Professional” version was a G Wagen taken to the basic values that made the original G Wagen great. Starting in September, The Professional model will be returning in September, based on the W463 model. The original professional model was based on the original 1980s style, with the trademark black grille and wheels. You see how it looks in the picture above. The new model will add a nicer interior and exterior trim, but will still come with the black grille and wheels. There will also be a off-road package that includes a protective grille, a roof rack, side running boards, and the load space finished with durable wood. Plus, you can even clean the floors with a hose. Prices start at $100,000 for a Professional G350d in Germany.

Tell us, would you buy a Professional model?