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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...

Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off sales of the new GT 4-door in Europe, quietly revealing a new variant in the process – the AMG GT 43 4-door 4Matic+. Sitting below the 53 and 63 models in the line-up, the GT 43 4-door draws from a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, the latter on tap from 1800 to 4500rpm...

Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has recalled the GT and GT S, over concerns about the front passenger seat classification system. According to the company, the software responsible for classifying the passenger mightn't function correctly. That means a child seat could be classified as a person, or a small person could be marked as a child seat...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 'Black Series' spied

A development prototype believed to be the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been snapped this week, further fuelling rumours the German performance specialist is working on a new flagship model. Despite looking very much like an AMG GT R wrapped in a swirly black-and-white disguise, this prototype has one distinguishing feature – a different exhaust system with quad pipes sticking out in a Lexus-like stacked design...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera v AMG GT R drag race - video

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Mercedes-AMG GT R are both the most potent and track-ready supercars in their respective line-ups, but which is the fastest in a straight line? In a new video posted this week, the UK's Top Gear pits the two super GTs against each other in an old-school drag race, with a surprising outcome...

2019 AMG GT R Roadster spied

A drop-top take on the hottest Mercedes-AMG, the GT R, has been spied during development testing. The AMG GT R Roadster will sit alongside its Nurburgring-conquering coupe sibling, with power from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 making 430kW and 700Nm, sent exclusively to the rear wheels. That should be good for a 100km/h sprint time of around 3...

Lewis Hamilton puts the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door through its paces - video

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has a clumsy name, but it promises to bring range-topping AMG performance to a wider audience, with four seats and a 470kW/900Nm twin-turbo V8 engine. To put its family credentials to the test, Mercedes-AMG has turned to F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and a carload of stuffed toys...

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 4-door hits the Nurburgring - video

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door (breathes deeply) is the second standalone model to be launched under Benz's performance arm, and now we have vision of some early examples roaring around the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Powered by a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 making a stonking 470kW of power and 900Nm of torque, put to a rear-biased 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system via a nine-speed automatic transmission, the GT 4-door is a seriously powerful beast...

Mercedes-AMG GT C runs to 300km/h - video

Depending on where you live in the world, there are four different variations of the Mercedes-AMG GT you can buy – GT, GT S, GT C and GT R. All are quick, no questions asked there, but as you go further up the ladder there are more and more extreme levels of quick on offer...

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall notice for the GT R, GT C and GT S, over concerns the seatbelt could jam in its guide loop. According to the company, the issue could stop the seat belt from effectively restraining drivers under heavy braking. A total of 59 cars sold between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 is affected – the VIN list is attached here...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster revealed

The Mercedes-AMG GT family has a new member in the form of the GT S Roadster, bringing the total number of drop-top variants to three. Sitting between the lower-spec GT and higher-spec GT C, the GT S serves as a new mid-range offering, with performance and specifications echoing its position in the GT Roadster family. As with other models, power comes from a 4...