It’s going to take a while to get used to this. Mercedes Benz cars are supposed to be big, imposing and luxurious. Owning a Mercedes Benz means you are a significant member of society. You have the money to buy a Mercedes and the taste to appreciate Mercedes styling and the legacy of the brand.
What if the car isn’t significant in size or looks? What if it doesn’t look like a Mercedes Benz? A Mercedes that looks ordinary is like a three star Michelin restaurant selling Rice Crispy treats. Those treats better have something extraordinary in them. Luckily, Mercedes Benz let the clever people at AMG have the car with permission to do whatever they want. Mercedes-AMG GmbH is the performance expert for Mercedes Benz. They’re responsible for the frighteningly fast Black series of Mercedes Benz performance cars.
The A45 AMG is the same size and shape as any other sub-compact. It’s got five doors, the essentially fastback design with (when viewed from the side) an oval for the passengers and a box for the engine and the general look of a second or third car. It also carries a $50,000 price tag.
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These are the latest spy shots showing the face-lifted Mercedes E-class cabriolet undergoing testing. The model is due to be launched at next year’s Detroit motor show.
The updated front-end styling provides styling cues from the current 2013-2014 range and is claimed to offer improved fuel efficiency from revised aerodynamics.
That means new one-piece headlights, a new bumper at both front and rear as well as new graphics at the rear lights. The grille will be similar to the new A-Class.
And Mercedes have released a teaser of the headlight profile from these new units, I like it!
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It looks like Mercedes-Benz are about to go official with the new Mercedes CLA after it has been spotted in LA undergoing filming.
Under the hood will be a 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine which is rated at 210hp, and will be connected to the A-Class Mercedes front-wheel Architecture with its seven speed dual clutch gearbox.
The chassis is also being utilised in the Mercedes-Benz GLA which is the crossover version of the A-Class and has been recently spied, along with the AMG version which is also beginning to lose its camouflage.
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Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on its GLA crossover model , previously known as the GLC. The crossover is to compete against the likes of the upcoming Porsche Macan and the BMW x1.
The GLA will be built on the German automaker’s front wheel drive Platform (MFA) that also underpins the new A and B Class models, and will be offered in both front-wheel four-wheel drive.
It is expected to arrive later on next year or early 2014 and currently looks to be on schedule, despite the heavy camouflage as seen in these spy shots it looks close to production quality.
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Here are the latest spyshots of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG prowling around the streets of the Eifel in Germany, after it left AMG test center close to the Nurburgring.
The CLA 45 AMG will be powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the A45 AMG which has an impressive 175hp per liter giving the car a jawdropping 350hp.
And just like in the A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG will also get four-wheel-drive mated to the usual seven-speed twin-clutch transmission.
On the photos we can see that the prototype has a deep front spoiler to feed the induction system along with a wider track, the massive brakes, chunky side sills and a spoiler on the trunk which is hidden under the camouflage.
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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.
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One of the rarest and most valuable Bentleys in the world, the 4¼-Litre ‘Embiricos’ special, is making an historic appearance at the marque’s home in Crewe. Fresh from taking part in the Louis Vuitton ‘Serenissima Run’ in Venice and featuring at the Le Mans Classic as part of the Bentley lineup, this magnificent car takes pride of place in the Lineage Showroom at the firm’s Pyms Lane factory until September.
Richard Charlesworth, Director of Royal and VIP Relations and Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, commented:
“It is an honour for Bentley to exhibit this unique Bentley for the first time, thanks to the generosity of its esteemed owner. Its sleek form was extremely advanced for the time, and its DNA can still be seen in modern Bentley coupes today. We are looking forward to showing the Embiricos to our factory visitors, and to the public at the upcoming Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance.”
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This week Autoweek have suggested that the 2014 BMW M3 Saloon is to be shown at Geneva’s 2013 Motor Show, but in Production Concept form.
Later on at the home show at Frankfurt BMW are likely to see the final production model on display in all its glory for the press.
We also expect to start seeing some of the prototype testing teasers of the model after the over whelming interest in the previous Series on the v8 Bi-Turbo M5.
Also with the introduction of the new F33 4 series which will be in coupe and convertible form the m3 will be exclusively in saloon and perhaps a M3 Touring?. (4 Series Spyshots)
All we do know is that the rumoured Tri-Turbo flat six is likely to unleash a mighty 444 bhp along with an impressive 474 Nm of torque, rumour has it could sport an overboost feature for additional power.
And it’s just occurred to me that the Audi RS series were always an historically forced induction power unit, and seems that Audi favour naturally aspirated engines.
All I have to say is I look forward to Audi returning to the pinnacle of turbocharged rockets 2014 RS6 anyone????