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A rather interesting outcome at the DTM at Zandvoort, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race in fourth place and improved his position in the championship overall standings by going up into second place after fighting the race winner Edoardo Mortara (Audi).
Mercedes Benz Championship leader Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) came home in seventh place after a tough race.
He was in grid position eight for the start of the race and had reached fourth place when, at the start of lap 27, Martin Tomczyk (BMW) caused him to spin and drop back down to eleventh place. During the remaining 16 laps, championship leader Paffett again moved up the field four positions to finish seventh.
Paffett heads the DTM drivers’ championship, having secured 109 points, and has a 16-point lead on team-mate Green in second position with 93 points. THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG lead the team standings with 133 points. Mercedes AMG are second on 101 points. Mercedes-Benz on 256 points holds the top spot in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race at Zandvoort in tenth position after a bizarre pitlane incident where the airline was caught by the rear wing on Ralf Schumacher’s car which sent an adjacent 4 Mercedes Pitline Crew to hospital thankfully all ok with one still in hospital for observation….. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz DTM at Zandvoort Pitlane Incident Video→
Revival of the Austrian mountain race from the 1930s
Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start
92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference
The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived with the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix to be held from 20 to 22 September 2012 and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some famous cars. In 1938, the brand took part for the first time.
As a classic car event, the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix on this unique High Alpine Road is a homage to the legendary “Mountain Grand Prix” races held there in the 1930s. 92 bends, 14 hairpins, almost 15 kilometres and an altitude difference of almost 1300 metres present a challenge for man and machine now as they did then.
As in the original race, the route is from Ferleiten to Fuscher Törl (Austria).
Before you think that this is just another set of photos showing the new Mercedes CLA 4-door coupe look again, and look closely: This is not the everyday CLA, this is the CLA 45 AMG caught on photos for the very first time.
The CLA 45 AMG will be powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo, 325 horsepower strong, that we will find first in the A45 AMG. And just like in the A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG will also get four-wheel-drive from the Swedish company Haldex to make sure the power doesn’t just make your tires smoke. Continue reading Mercedes CLA 45 AMG first Spy photos→
Here are the latest spyshots of the 2014 CLS Shooting brake sporting less camouflge and now showing more curves.
Powering the brown car we suspect is the 250 CDI Blueefficiency with around 204hp at 4400 RPM, compared to the red car the engine will be a spiritedly powered V6 with 306hp and both cars will sprint to 62mph in under 8 seconds.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via the 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmission with steering column gear selector (Direct Select), and Speedtronic cruise control with gearshift paddles
The original Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake Concept debuted back in 2010 at the Bejing Auto Show. The model we see in our photos look very similar to the original concept, so its clear Mercedes’ designers have been hard at work.
The Car will be shown at the 2012 Paris Motorshow.
Here are the latest photos showing the Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series during cold weather testing in the artic circle.
The car is a direct replacement for the SL65 AMG Black Series from 2008 and we expect it to be as insanely dangerous in this form.
It will be badged as the SLS AMG Black Series and is expected to output around 690 ponies, This is where information is vague as engineering the current 6.2-liter V-8 up is one possibility but unlikely, The other is introducing the new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8. From the large air intakes on the front of this prototype it could be feeding the Twin intercoolers required for the forced induction.
Also the detailing is showing a wider track along with the usual Black Series aggressive arches along with clever use of composites to reduce weight, we also expect numerous chassis and brake modifications to mate to the increase in power and torque.
This car is still in Prototype mule form from the current SLS and is likely to have another 2-3 months to go before the production prototype will be spotted probably at the Nurburgring in early may.
The 2014 Mercedes C-Class (internally called BR205) has been spotted during its first winter testing and we can show you the clearest photos yet.
As we can see, the prototype is wearing heavy camouflage which makes it really hard to see any lines of the new design but at least the roof line is clearly visible. If we try to look beyond the camouflage at the front we expect there will be some influences taken from the F800 Concept Car shown in Geneva 2 years ago with a more marked front grille. Since the C-Class is the most important car for Mercedes they will not experiment too much with the design, but it still needs to look dynamic and sporty to give both the Audi A4 and the 3-Series from BMW a match.
The new C-Class will not only be offered with various petrol and diesel engines but there will also be a hybrid variant for the first time.
First out in 2014 is the sedan, followed by the wagon six months later. About one year after that we will see a coupe and convertible version as well.
And this time the C-Class will be produced in the US as well, the Alabama plant will build the C-Class alongside the GL and M-Class.