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Here we have the latest spy photos of the Mercedes G AMG Family testing in northern Sweden from the sound of the exhaust one is the G55 AMG and the other is a G65 AMG.
The G55 AMG is currently the most uneconomical Mercedes in the fleet with an oil baron busting 9mpg with its turbo charged 5.4 litre V8, we expect the replacement to be powered by the same unit.
We expect the G65 AMG to run a limited number of around 300 units and will sport a 6.0 litre V12 rumoured to be detuned for around 630hp with a whopping 1000Nm of torque and probably fuel economy to match.
After closer inspection we see that the G55 will have a single integrated intercooler in the bumper to aid lower intake temperatures.
And the G65 will have 2 side mounted integrated intercoolers to aid the additional heat from the bigger power unit.
Detailing changes will include face lifted bumpers with daytime running lights and larger brake callipers.
Interior will be the largest change with a new instrument cluster and the latest sat navigation system.
We expect to see the debut of the G55 – G65 at the 2012 Detroit Motorshow and perhaps might slip to Geneva in March.
The recently unveiled Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe revealed at Frankfurt and here are some spy shots of the Black Series Sporting the AMG Track Package and AMG Aero package.
The AMG Track Package includes exclusively developed tires, size 255/35 R 19 for the front and 285/30 R 19, active rear-axle transmission cooling, and a radiator located in the rear apron that allows the airflow to pass through it effectively.
The Aero dynamics package includes the front carbon fiber splitters and are located on the front bumper.
This package also includes a functionally tuned front splitter made of genuine carbon fiber and a fixed carbon-fiber rear Spoiler with an adjustable blade.
Both components not only increase the lift at the front and rear axle, they also aid the vehicle’s dynamic balance.
Powered by the 6.3 liter V8 engine throwing out 510 HP and torque of 457 ft-lbs, allowing the vehicle a 0 to 100 kph sprint time of around 4.2 seconds. Click Picture For Gallery
With summer fast approaching, Mercedes has decided to test the 2012 SL with the Roof down for the first time!
The prototype reveals the SL’s classic proportions and folding-metal roof. The front features a long bonnet highlighting the SLS-inspired grille.
Under the hood, engine options will include a 3.5-liter V6 with 300 hp and 368 Nm of torque as well as an twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 that develops 429 hp and around 700 Nm of torque. The SL63 AMG is rumoured to use the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 that produces 544 PS (400 kW / 536 hp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque which in theory will leave the 2012 BMW M5 wanting more power.
All we can say is with the AMG C Coupe Black Series in development is, Way to go Mercedes!
The next-generation Mercedes ML-Class is at the latter stages of its test cycle, and as latest spy photos show it has lost most of its Camouflage with just some of the front detailing light clusters are hidden.
We can get a good look at the rear side glazing and all the complete side profile.
Under the bonnet, the ML is expected to get Mercedes’ latest engines which, coupled to a loss in weight, should clean up the big off-roader’s act. Engine options are expected to include a 302bhp 3.5-litre V6, a 429bhp 4.6-litre V8, and a 262bhp 3.0-litre diesel. An AMG version arrives in 2012, powered by the new 5.5-litre twin turbo V8.
Now that the prototypes have lost most of the camouflage, we expect official details to follow.
Another year and another Mercedes SL wearing scantily dressed camouflage,getting ready for its catwalk at this years Frankfurt Motorshow in September.
And that means that it is losing more and more camouflage for each time we see it. And loosing camouflage means also revealing more and more details. As we can see the front end reminds a lot of the just released Mercedes SLK with its more upright positioned wideband grille and we also notice the glass roof known from the SLK, Magic Sky Control. That’s a variable-tint roof, at a touch of a button it can be made either transparent or darkened.
Under the hood the range of petrol engines starts with a 305 hp, 3.5 liter V6 followed by the SL 500 with its 435 hp strong V8. And of course there will be at least one AMG version with around 500-500 hp
Inside we will find a more user friendly cockpit with better ergonomics and more space for the driver and passenger.