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Mercedes-AMG's plug-in hybrid system self-charges while drifting

Mercedes-AMG has confirmed its high-performance plug-in system self-charges while sliding. Mercedes-AMG hybrid engineer, Jochen Schmitz explains the importance of conserving energy – with drifting a key method...

2022 Mercedes-AMG SL to replace GT Roadster in sports car line-up, CEO confirms

The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (shown at bottom) will be axed to make way for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG SL, according to company CEO Philipp Schiemer. Speaking to Car and Driver over the Easter long weekend, Mr Schiemer also confirmed earlier rumours the all-new SL would be offered with 48-volt and plug-in hybrid powertrain options...

Mercedes-Benz raises prices for the third time in 13 months

Mercedes-Benz has increased prices across the board, with buyers now having to pay an average of $2341 more than at the start of 2021. The price changes stretched to both Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and Mercedes-AMG performance models this month, while many Mercedes-Benz vans had price increases applied in February – marking the third time the German car company has upped prices in 13 months...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT73e plug-in hybrid teased, could develop over 600kW

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT73e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) performance liftback has been teased, ahead of its expected unveiling later in 2021. Previewed in stylised camouflage alongside the F1-derived AMG One hybrid hypercar and the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team's 2021 car, the upcoming GT 4-Door Coupe plug-in hybrid will be one of the brand's first models to fall under its 'E Performance' electrified sub-brand...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Mount Panorama production car lap record

A Porsche 911 GT2 RS has broken the production car lap record at Mount Panorama, with amateur driver Jeff Morton behind the wheel. The time of 2:14.24 – achieved during a Super Sprint session at the Challenge Bathurst event – shaved more than two seconds of the previous record of 2:16.50, set in 2017 by Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes-AMG GT R...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series breaks Nurburgring production lap record

Mercedes-AMG's most powerful series-production model, the GT Black Series, has broken the overall lap record for production cars around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Recording a time of 6 minutes, 43.616 seconds around the 20.6km layout of the iconic German circuit, the GT Black Series beats the 6-minute 44...

Video: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door reclaims Nurburgring lap record

Mercedes-AMG’s GT 63 S 4-Door has once again reclaimed its place at the top of the Nurburgring Nordschleife timesheet. The Affalterbach brand has today announced that a model-year-2021 version of its flagship performance liftback has once again snatched the lap record for ‘executive cars’ around the Nordschleife layout of the iconic German circuit, with a time of 7 minutes, 27...

$400,000 Mercedes-AMG burned to the ground in apparent online protest

A disgruntled Russian YouTube star has used the video streaming platform to stage a dramatic protest against Mercedes-Benz. Mikhail Litvin doused his luxury Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S four-door in petrol before setting it alight and watching it go up in flames, totally destroying the car which, in Australia, starts from $358,735 plus on-road costs...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series price and specs: Most powerful AMG is here

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series priced from $796,900 plus on-road costs Only 28 to allocated to Australia 537kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Titanium roll cage comes as standard The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been announced for the Australian market, and just 28 local buyers will have the chance to claim one...

2018-2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 recalled for stability fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 1140 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C36 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 models. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the vehicle's stability control system may not function as intended, due to incorrect calibrations...

Mercedes-AMG recalls C63, G Wagon, and GT S for emissions fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 956 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C63, G Wagon, and GT S models. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the computer may not function as intended if left sitting for a period of time, resulting in emissions which do not meet regulations...