Mercedes-AMG R50

Mercedes-AMG R50

The German leader in automotive industry surprises again! Mercedes-AMG is always a step ahead of its rivals in supercar industry in terms of innovation. The German company is in process to build a Mercedes-AMG R50 – a record-breaking road going supercar.

Mercedes-AMG R50

The new R50 AMG features a 1,300hp hybrid powertrain. Two electric motors each producing 150hp will power the front wheels. They will support the mid-mounted 1,000 hp 4-cylinders turbo engine. The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will weigh 1,300 kilograms due to the extensive use of carbon fibre.

The two-seater should also be among the fastest of its kind.

Among the technical innovations are the recently introduced rear wheel steering as well as a the computer-controlled automotive suspension.

The extremely bold design is inspired by the racer Mercedes CLK GTR. Visually, the upcoming member of the AMG lineup boasts an aggressive appearance.The seats are set close because the cockpit is relatively narrow. The new R50 AMG features large wheels and a carbon fibre wing.

The Mercedes-AMG R50 will hit the car show scenes in 2018 – an year which is celebratory for the German brand.

Mercedes-Benz C1000 by Lotec

The Mercedes-Benz C1000 is one-of-a-kind super sports car. It was built by German tuning company Lotec in 1990 for the car collection of a businessman based in United Arab Emirates. He paid the unbelievable price of $3.4 million for this extremely fast and exclusive car.

Mercedes-Benz-C1000 by Lotec

The name of the Mercedes-Benz C1000 is related to the carbon fiber as a major exterior and interior material and the impressive capability to generate 1000 horsepower.

Mercedes-Benz C1000 Design

The carbon fiber construction with an incorporated safety cell is the base of the bespoke design of the two seats car. Even with the extensive use of carbon fiber, this concept was still heavy (2381lbs.) compared to contemporary sports vehicles. The Lotec experts fitted the Mercedes-Benz C1000 with vertical doors.
Inside, the sports seats are wrapped in genuine red leather that perfectly contrast with black carbon fiber cabin. . The interior of this dream car features adaptable steering control and air conditioning.

Mercedes-Benz C1000: Power and Performance

This unique supercar used to be the fastest in the world in 1995. The tuners used a 5.6-liter, bi-turbo V8 engine with an output of 1,000 horsepower. The powertrain is coupled with a five-speed manual Hewland transmission. The special Mercedes-Benz C1000 by Lotec flies with maximum speed of 268 miles per hour. The acceleration time to 60 mph is 3.2 seconds. The tuned Mercedes-Benz accelerated to 125 mph in just 8.1 seconds.

About Lotec GmbH

The builder of the exclusive Mercedes-Benz C1000 is specialized in designing and assembling racing sports vehicles. The German tuners are famous with many Porsche and Mercedes-Benz modifications. Five years ago, the Lotec Group has developed its own car model. Lotec Sirius targets buyers of exotic hypercars such as Pagany Huayra and Koenigsegg Agera. But the one off is the most famous creation of the German company.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC sedan

The German car builder claims that its latest creation 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC is a perfect example of a high performance in the high-end segment. The newest member of the sports S-class is considered one of the fastest luxury sedans.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC sedan

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 engine and performance

The S63 AMG 4MATIC is powered by a direct-injected and twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine. The hand assembled powertrain is a modification of an AMG M157. The car is capable of 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The S-class model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz S63 reaches a top speed of 186 mph which is electronically limited. The engine is coupled with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT seven-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes sports car features an all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Exterior

The sedan is based on a lightweight construction. The S63 AMG features an aluminum body and some carbon fiber elements. The light weight has been also achieved by using light-alloy 19 inches wheels combined with 255/45 R 19 and 285/40 R 19 tires. Mercedes-Benz engineers reduced the weight of the vehicle with 220 pounds compared to its predecessor.

The exceptional styling of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is highlighted by a three-dimensional radiator grille, a front bumper with three large air intakes, and a front apron with the grille finished in glossy black. The appearance of the car is also dominated by a side sills with three-dimensional inserts in silver shadow, and a rear diffuser.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG interior

The newest S-Class model is fitted with an AMG sports seats with electric adjustment and memory function. Seats are wrapped in Nappa leather. The luxurious equipment includes an IWC clock, an AMG sports steering wheel two high-res screens, TFT color display and COMAND control dial.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S63AMG technical specifications

Engine

Direct gasoline injection with piezo injectors
Two turbo chargers
Aluminum crankcase
Four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment
Air-to-water intercooler
Efficient cooling of engine oil, engine water and transmission oil
Lightweight composite oil pan
Alternator management
ECO Start/Stop function

AMG sports exhaust system with exhaust flaps
AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition

The name of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition reveals its soul – SLR stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport”or“Sport, Light, Racing”.  Apart from the amazing performance figures of this exclusive sports car, “722” reminds of a start time of 07:22 when the of a glorious Mercedes-Benz 300 won the 1955 Mille Miglia race.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren special edition

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Performance

The McLaren 722 Edition pumps out 650 hp and 605lb ft of torque coming from a supercharged 5.5-litre AMG V8 engine. In comparison with the standard Mercedes-Benz SLR it gets an 33 hp extra power. The sports car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The top speed of the 722 Edition is 209 mph.

The better performance has been achieved by using a new front spoiler and rear diffuser. Another improvement that differs the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition from a production SLR model is the lowered suspension, new 19-inch alloy wheels, dampers with aluminium casings, and bigger carbon-ceramic brake discs.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Design

The interior of the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 Edition combines carbon trim and leather-and-Alcantara upholstery.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition price and numbers

The German car maker produced 150 722 units of this exclusive sports car. The base price of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition is 529 000 U.S. dollars (£350,000).

Image credit: Georg Schwalbach (GS1311)

Mercedes Benz G 55 AMG with MANSORY G-Couture Designer Package

The German aftermarket company MANSORY has created a G-Couture limited customization program for the Mercedes-Benz G 55 AMG.  The design package includes styling and technical improvements. The exclusive program will be available for only 7 Mercedes-Benz SUVs.

Mercedes Benz G 55 AMG with a MANSORY G-Couture Package

The G 55 AMG with a MANSORY G-Couture kit features significant changes in the interior. The conversion includes panels made out of high-strength, ultra-light carbon compressed by autoclave prepreg method. This cutting-edge technology is used in the aircraft and aerospace industry.

The striking exterior of the G-Couture is completed by a set of high-performance Pirelli Scorpion tyres (305/35 R 23)  and one-part rims, measuring 23 inches.

Many parts of the production version of the Mercedes Benz G 55 AMG have been replaced with details from the Mercedes-Benz SLR. This SUV boasts the impressive 700 HP (515 kW). In comparison, the production series G 55 AMG delivers 507 HP (373 kW). The maximum torque of the customized Mercedes Benz is 880 Nm instead of 780 Nm.

Interior

The cabin features individual back seats, unique central console, rear passengers integrated monitors connected to a DVD entertainment system.

The seats of the G 55 AMG with a MANSORY G-Couture are wrapped in a fine leather with applications made of real python skin. Another interior highlights are the airbag sports steering wheel and the aluminium pedal system.

Mercedes-Benz SLS FAB Design Jeatstream

The Swiss tuner FAB design has created a striking aftermarket program for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The car was named FAB Design Jetstream Roadster.

Mercedes-Benz SLS FAB Design Jeatstream

The special tuning program consists of a new front bumper with vertically fixed daylight running lights. The Jetstream Roadster is fitted with a widened fenders and quarter panels. The rear bumper features bigger vents and a carbon fiber lip spoiler. The convertible is fitted with a stainless steel sports exhaust system with an integrated valve control and four classic round pipes.

Mercedes-Benz SLS FAB Design Jeatstream

FAB design`s specialists have added an extra power to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The car is capable of 607bhp. This is 40 hp more compared to the production model. The FAB Design Jetstream Roadster accelerates from 0-62mph (0 to 100km/h) in just 3.6 seconds with a maximum speed of 202mph (325km/h).

The FAB Design Jetstream Roadster is a convertible version of brand`s Gulfstream model. It comes in a new color palette.

Mercedes-Benz SLS FAB Design Jeatstream

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Winged Bird of Prey Concept

The Mercedes flagship 300SL is very popular in the aftermarket industry. One of the most striking and dramatic conversions has been created by a designer and car enthusiast who named his project Bird of Prey Concept. The futuristic Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Winged Bird of Prey Concept features gull-wing doors, elongated nose, low roof, and wide stance.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Winged Bird Prey Concept

The main hallmark of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Winged Bird of Prey Concept is its door opening mechanism. The technology benefits the performance and the styling of the car. The The 300 SL is one of the most successful Mercedes-Benz models. The car had been produced in 50`s and during this period the German brand was targeting mainly the US sports cars market.

Gull-winged Bird of Prey Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was the fastest production car of its time.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Technical specifications

Engine&Performance

Cylinders L6
Displacement2996 cm3
Power158 KW @ 5800 RPM
215 HP @ 5800 RPM
212 BHP @ 5800 RPMTorque203 lb-ft @ 4600 RPM
275 Nm @ 4600 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Top Speed162 mph(261 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)

Tires

Size 6.50-15

Dimensions

Length178 in(4521 mm)
Width70.5 in(1791 mm)
Height 51.2 in (1300 mm)
Wheelbase 94.5 in (2400 mm)
Ground Clearance5 in (127 mm)

Gull-winged Bird of Prey Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Red Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan by ByDesign team

The Middle East-based aftermarket company ByDesign has equipped this Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan with a special Revozport kit including:

  • RBS II Front Splitter
  • RBS II Side Skirt Set
  • RBS II Trunk Spoiler
  • Revozport Carbon OE Style Rear Diffuser
  • Revozport Carbon Mirroc Cover

Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan by ByDesign team

Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan by ByDesign team

ByDesign specialists offer engine upgrades, custom accessories, tailor-made body kits, unique colour schemes.

Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan by ByDesign team

Check out the Mercedes-Benz C63 technical data:

Technical Specifications

Standard Engine 6.2L V8
Standard Transmission 7 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 8
Horsepower @RPM 451@6500
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 13/19
Combined Fuel Economy 15
EPA Class Compact
Number of Valves 32
Torque @RPM N/A
Fuel Type System Gas Engine / Sequential Electronic Fuel Injected, Sequential Port Fuel Injected Sequential, Multi-Port Fuel Injected
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
Compression 11.3:1
Displacement 6208/379
Bore X Stroke 4.02×3.72
Cruising Range 261 miles
Final Drive Gear Ratio Opt N/A
Power to Weight Ratio 8.7
Final Drive Ratio No
Valves Configuration Dual Overhead Cam/Twin Overhead Cam

Mercedes-Benz C63 sedan by ByDesign team

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Guard

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class Guard is a personal security vehicle that meets the highest Bullet Resistant standards. The integrated protection includes a bullet-proof side windows with laminated glazing and a polycarbonate inner layer to protect occupants from shards of glass.

Mercedes-Benz M Class Guard

The new addition to the guard vehicles can withstand .357 Magnum and .44 fire from multiple angles. The armored SUV can also stand up to the DM51 hand grenade.

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class Guard is available with a 258 hp 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine. It is also offered with a 408 hp 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.

The special package is priced between 105,050 euros and 118,650 euros.

Official press release
Special-protection variant Mercedes-Benz M-Class Guard: High-level protection in SUV

Stuttgart, Mar 12, 2013

The new special-protection variant of the M-Class is the latest addition to the extensive Mercedes-Benz Guard family. As with all Guard models, the armoured version of this popular SUV follows the brand-typical integrated special protection design principle. All the additional protection systems are taken fully into account right from the development phase of each model series and perfectly integrated into the vehicle’s architecture. This enables all the advantages of the standard series-production vehicle to be retained, such as for instance the luxurious yet functional vehicle interior, the high level of active and passive safety, the exceptional ride comfort and the agile driving dynamics.

As with all special-protection vehicles with the three-pointed star, in the new M-Guard the focus is on a holistic development approach: integrated special protection. This means that the individual protection elements are integrated in the raw vehicle bodyshell from scratch in an autonomous process, by virtue of which the entire passenger compartment receives a kind of coat of armour that even includes elements such as the roof frame struts, locks, door gaps and exterior mirror mounts. This way, a Mercedes-typical comprehensive protection system against ballistic attacks is created, providing protection that includes places where retrofitting would hardly be possible, or would be much less effective.

Another advantage of the integrated protection concept over retrofits that burden the vehicle body structure with added weight: right from the outset the vehicle bodyshell is strengthened in accordance with the greater weight and the positioning of the armour elements. This results in a greater stability of the entire body structure and consequently in the typical longevity and high resistance characteristic of the conventional M-Class models.

M-Class Guard: all-round protection
The bodyshell of the M-Class goes through all the stages of large-series production, benefiting from the excellent quality of the M-Class bodyshell. Unlike its standard series-production counterpart, though, the Guard bodyshell has specific adaptations for the attachment of the armour elements, a front structure with reinforcing elements and modified doors. The armour itself includes:

Windows of the highest optical quality Special laminated glazing with a uniform thickness all-round, polycarbonate layer on inside to protect against shards.

In the un-transparent sectors perfectly tight-fitting formed special steel is used throughout. In the A-, B- and C- pillars and the firewall and roof, this steel also reinforces the passenger compartment and increases structural firmness.

All the components installed comply with defined ballistic requirements, are subjected to constant ballistic control and are already correspondingly certified beforehand.

Complies with VR 4 protection class
The new M-Guard meets the requirements of protection level VR4 according to testing guidelines BRV 2009 for special-protection vehicles with bullet resistance (according to Bullet Resistant Vehicles 2009). This ballistic classification designates ballistic resistance (VR = Vehicle Resistance) in terms of the weapons and calibre: in this case, among others, Magnum .357 and .44. Certification was carried out by the Ulm-based Ballistics Bureau. This independent, neutral, test ensures that the integrated protection concept is appropriate to face the hard requirements of real danger situations. The M‑Guard passed the following ballistic and explosives tests successfully:

Fire from different angles
Blasts, for example with DM51 hand grenade, according to test guidelines ERV 2010. Both in the front and in the vehicle rear, these were resisted by the M-Guard with the optional floor armour successfully

Well-harmonised suspension, powerful engines
In spite of the increased weight caused by its armour, the M-Guard achieves the impressive ride comfort, great agility and extraordinary active safety of its series-production counterpart. The special-protection variant features as standard an AIRMATIC air suspension system with Adaptive Damper System (ADS) specifically adapted to the vehicle’s special protection features. Stronger axle components compensate for the increased weight of the M-Guard superbly, Guard-specific torsion bars at the rear axle optimise roll behaviour in fast curves and when taking evasive action.

The M-Guard is exclusively available with tyres with run-flat capability and 5-spoke 50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels. MOE tyres with run-flat capability make it possible to drive on safely for up to 30 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h even if the tyre has suffered a total loss of air.

With the new ML 350 BlueTEC Guard there is a diesel power plant that is just as economical as it is agile for the first time in this segment. It offers the tried-and-tested V6-cylinder diesel engine with 190 kW output (258 hp) and a top torque level of 620 Nm. It meets the requirements of the currently strictest EURO 6 emissions standard. The V8 petrol-engine-powered ML 500 Guard with 300 kW (408 hp) and 600 Nm is available as an alternative. LHD and RHD versions of both vehicles are available.

Unrestricted interior space
The sporty character and high value appeal of the series-production vehicle are also distinctive of the generously-dimensioned interior of the M-Guard. The protection measures restrict neither the car’s famed ambience of well-being nor the space available for its up to five passengers. Its load capacity of up to 2010 litres and the payload of around 560 kg are of the same high level as those of the series-production non-special protection M-Class models. In addition the M-Guard customers can choose from among most of the M-Class’s attractive equipment options. Among these worthy of note are for instance exclusive leather appointments, infotainment systems, such as COMAND Online, and high-value sound systems.

Extensive trial programme for top reliability
Apart from the specific ballistic tests carried out by the Ballistics Bureau in Ulm, the M-Guard has to pass a detailed test programme just like its series-production counterparts. These trials mimic everyday operating conditions, exceeding these parameters by a large factor in many cases. They include an endurance test lasting several weeks to determine bodyshell strength, standardised simulation of arduous roads on special bodywork test rigs and road endurance tests to ensure the durability of drivetrain and suspension under extreme conditions. Over and above these trials, heat and cold tests and high-speed driving on test courses are carried out to ensure the resistance of individual components and their overall operation under the greatest stresses. In a separate winter trial on ice and snow, the engineers adjust the driving dynamics systems to the increased weight due to the armour. Finally a crash test programme ensures fault-free operation of all passive protection systems.

Mercedes-Benz offers nine special-protection models
The Guard programme currently includes vehicles of the S-, E-, M- and G-Class. With a total of nine models Mercedes Benz has one of the most comprehensive special-protection ranges:

E 350 BlueTEC Guard
E 250 Guard*
E 350 Guard*
E 500 Guard
ML 350 BlueTEC Guard
ML 500 Guard
S 600 Guard
S 600 Pullman Guard
G 500 Guard
*Only for certain countries

The Guard models can avail themselves of a network of Mercedes-Benz Service stations all around the world for the service, maintenance and repair work needed. And of course the special-protection models also come with a full factory warranty. The new M-Guard can be ordered as of 15 March 2013.

The prices in Germany (in addition statutory 19% VAT):

ML 350 BlueTEC Guard €105,050
ML 500 Guard €118,650

SLS AMG GT3 at the Pirelli World Challenge

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Customer Sport Teams had its debut at the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge. The gullwings and the Black Swan Racing and Green Hornet Racing teams are starting for the first time in this prestigious event.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at the Pirelli World Challenge

The racing circuit gives an opportunity to manufacturers to prove their masterpieces. Every race is limited to 50 minutes. Each vehicle has to comply with Vehicle Technical Specification sheet (VTS). There are 3 main categories GT, GTS and Touring Car.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at the Pirelli World Challenge

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at the Pirelli World Challenge