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2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Videos (Wed, 19 Feb 2014)
For the first time in the company’s history, Mercedes-Benz’s performance brand AMG is offering two high-performance cars powered by a four-cylinder engine. With an output of 265 kW (360 hp) and a peak torque of 450 Newton metres, the AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is touted as the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine in series production. The A 45 AMG and CLA 45 AMG are performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive vehicles. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is available but not in the United States. Too bad, I think the styling is more appealing than the CLA45. Here are a few videos of the A45 AMG; in action and reviews – enjoy! . . . .  
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Mercedes-Benz Driving Events 2013 – 2014 (Mon, 29 Apr 2013)
AMGmarket.com News: Mercedes-Benz recently released the 2013-2014 Driving Events Program information. Here’s the full press release for those interested (Source: Daimler): The new Driving Events from Mercedes-Benz for the 2013/2014 season offer participants thrills galore and the height of driving enjoyment while honing their driving skills. The comprehensive program spans the range from driving safety to adrenaline-charged race circuit training and breath-taking trips – according to participants’ driving standards and personal expectations. Professional instructors are on hand to help raise driving skills to a new level. The vehicles are provided for the most part by Mercedes-Benz – the latest saloons, coupés, roadsters and off-roaders. The AMG Driving Academy complements this line-up with high-powered, thrilling and inspiring experiences in high-performance vehicles. [READ full article on AMGmarket.com here]
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2012 SLK55 AMG Mercedes Video (Thu, 27 Oct 2011)
AMG Market News: The 2012 SLK55 AMG has a naturally-aspirated version of Mercedes-Benz’s 5.5-liter V8 – dubbed the M152 engine. Therefore, no twin-turbos found in several AMGs with the M157. The new aluminum engine reports 415 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque as well as direct injection with a stop-start feature to help improve fuel mileage. Look for the Mercedes-Benz roadster to arrive in showrooms sometime in January 2012; MSRP: $54,800.
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AMGmarket.com – Win a Trip to the Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy (Mon, 12 Sep 2011)
Win a Trip – Participate in the Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy Basic Course at Laguna Seca Participating in the Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy has never been easier. Why? Now you can win a trip with the release of the new “AMG Performance Series Videos” and the opportunity to participate in the one-day intensive Basic Course at the Academy. Ten instructional videos, hosted by professional racecar driver and AMG Driving Academy instructor Tommy Kendall, are available on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page as well as on YouTube. Enter the contest through September 15, 2011 on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page. Contest includes a trip for four – you and three friends – to the AMG Driving Academy at Laguna Seca. And remember, when you get there drive like a PRO! SEAT POSITION   BRAKING   SLALOM – AMG Driving Academy Video – Episode 3  
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Schumacher Finished Italian Grand Prix in Fifth Place (Mon, 12 Sep 2011)
Michael Schumacher finished the Italian Grand Prix in fifth place today after an exciting and battling drive saw him make up three places from his grid position. Nico Rosberg’s race came to an early conclusion as he was hit by another car on lap one. Michael ran a two-stop soft/soft/medium strategy, stopping on laps 16 and 37, to finish in fifth place Nico’s race ended at the first chicane when he was taken out through no fault of his own in an accident caused by Liuzzi Michael gained four positions on the first lap, taking his season total of places gained on the first lap to 35 Michael & Nico will attend the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday to premiere the 2012 DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupe Drivers Car No. Chassis No. Race Result/Fastest Lap Michael Schumacher 7 MGP W02 / 09 P5 1:27.402 Nico Rosberg 8 MGP W02 / 07 DNF Weather Hot & sunny Temperatures Air: 30-31°C Track: 42-44°C Michael Schumacher “It was an exciting race today, both for me and I think for all of our fans, and that is why I am happy. The fighting against Lewis was big fun, and my mirrors seemed to be very [...]
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AMGmarket.com New AMG V8 Saves Fuel (Thu, 21 Jul 2011)
AMG Market News/SOURCE: MBUSA, MONTVALE, NJ: Mercedes-AMG has developed a new 5.5-liter V8 engine  which combines powerful eight-cylinder performance with the economical fuel consumption of a four-cylinder. This unrivaled efficiency is achieved thanks to the AMG Cylinder Management cylinder shut-off system developed exclusively by Mercedes-AMG.  Just like powerful, 750 hp  eight-cylinder Formula 1 racing engines, cylinder shut-off is used primarily to save fuel. Thanks to fuel savings of around 30 percent compared to the existing AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine, the high-revving naturally aspirated eight-cylinder demonstrates the great innovative strength of AMG while simultaneously demonstrating the potential still available in naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engines. The distinctive AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine with AMG Cylinder Management and direct fuel injection will find exclusive use in the all-new 2012 SLK55 AMG, which will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main in September. This means that the SLK55 AMG will remain the only roadster in its segment with an eight-cylinder engine. Even with peak output increased by 60 hp to 415 hp and torque increased from 376 lb-ft to 398 lb-ft, the fuel consumption is about 30 percent less which places the new SLK55 AMG among the top performers in [...]
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AMGmarket.com – Mercedes-Benz Sets Triple Sales Record (Thu, 07 Jul 2011)
Mercedes-Benz – Best Month of June, Best Quarter, and Best First Half of a Year in the Company’s History AMGmarket.com News/Source: Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz sales are once again setting new records: Last month the brand had its best June ever. Worldwide, a total of 120,510 passenger cars (June 2010: 113,297) were delivered to customers, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to the same month last year, when a high sales volume was recorded. Thanks to the strong sales in June, the second quarter of this year was the highest-volume quarter ever; sales increased 7.2 percent to a total of 329,979 units (Q2 2010: 307,733). In the first half of the year overall, Mercedes-Benz thus sold more vehicles than in the first half of any previous year. From January to June, 610,531 customers (Jan.-June 2010: 556,691) decided to buy a Mercedes-Benz brand vehicle, an increase of 9.7 percent. Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars: “The first half of the year went very well for Mercedes-Benz. We achieved double-digit increases in many markets, our products are in demand, and we succeeded in setting a new record. Our aim is to continue this trend. In the second half [...]
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MBCA Star Magazine Wins 17 IAMA Awards (Thu, 23 Jun 2011)
AMGmarket.com news/June 20, 2011: At the 20th Annual International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA), the MBCA and Star Magazine, and its contributors, editors, writers and photographers won a total of 17 awards. Presented at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, Star honors included four gold, six silver, and seven bronze medals, for articles and photographs in The Star magazine issues from 2010. The award details are as follows: GOLD: History, Motorsports: When Mercedes Raced at Indy, Karl Ludvigsen Technical, Reference: W123 Diesel Buyer’s Guide, Pierre Hedary and Mathieu Cama Collector Vehicles: Recreating the 190SL Exhibition Car, Jim Luikens (award given to Jim’s Representative) Design, Article: Mercedes Revisits La Panamericana, Gary Anderson SILVER: History, Single Marque: Automotive Archaeology, 1934 M-B 150 Sports Roadster, Michael Kunz Technical, Pictorial: Factory Fresh, Stephan McKeown Design, Total Issuel: The Star May June 2010 Issue, MBCA Design, Cover: The Star Cover, May June 2010 Issue, Gary Anderson Single Photo, Color: The Star Cover, March April 2010 Issue, David Gooley Writing, Best Single Issue, Small Magazine: The Star, January February 2010 Issue, MBCA BRONZE: History, Single Marque: The Cosworth Connection, Graham Robson Article, Car Show: Amelia Island Opens the Season, Rich Taylor and Jean Constantine Column, [...]
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Mercedes-Benz 2012 C63 AMG Coupe Video (Thu, 21 Apr 2011)
The C63 AMG Coupe will be available July 2011, I believe. Will the AMG Coupe out sell the sedan? May I have another:
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AMG Mercedes Enthusiasts Exclusive Driving Trip Germany (Tue, 12 Apr 2011)
Do you want to drive an AMG SLS or other AMG vehicle on the Autobahn in Germany? And, get inside AMG headquarters in Affalterbach for extensive tours of the production, engineering, design, and research facilities? This coming June you can be one of a lucky few. Here's how.
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AMGmarket.com: Mercedes GP Petronas Appoints New Technical Director (Fri, 18 Feb 2011)
Mercedes GP Petronas has appointed Bob Bell as the new Technical Director effective April 1, 2011. Bell will report to Team Principal Ross Brawn and his role will primarily be based at the team’s factory in Brackley with overall responsibility for the technical operations of the chassis group. According to Daimler, Bob’s appointment will allow Ross Brawn greater freedom to oversee the full program between the team’s chassis group in Brackley and the engine group at Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines in Brixworth. Background | Bob Bell Bell started his motorsport career as an aerodynamicist almost 30 years ago. He worked at McLaren, Benetton and Jordan, before becoming Deputy Technical Director at Renault in 2001. In 2003, Bell was promoted to Technical Director and played a key role in the team’s double championship-winning successes (2005 and 2006). While with Renault, he became the Acting Team Principal in September 2009 and Managing Director in 2010. Bell left Renault last year in October. Bob Bell said: I am both delighted and honored to be joining the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team as Technical Director. It will be a privilege to be a part of such a strong and determined organisation, and to be able [...]
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GP2 Asia Race Cancelled Due to Bahrain Unrest (Thu, 17 Feb 2011)
Organizers canceled this weekend’s GP2 Asia race due to the civil unrest in Bahrain. It has been reported that police and the military fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up thousands of demonstrators at the Pearl Roundabout; three deaths have been reported. The GP2 Asia organizers released the following statement: “Following the current events in Bahrain, at the request of the Bahrain Motorsport Federation, it has been decided that the remainder of the meeting which was supposed to take place this week at Bahrain International Circuit is cancelled due to force majeure.” (SOURCE: gp2series.com News Room) The current development cast considerable doubt that the Grand Prix will take place as scheduled March 13th. The F1 teams are scheduled to begin a test at the circuit on March 3rd. Related articles Racing Canceled at F1 Circuit Amid Bahrain Unrest (abcnews.go.com) F1 fears grow as Bahrain protests stop feeder series event (cnn.com)
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