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Mercedes-Benz to purchase $31 billion worth of battery cells

Mercedes-Benz has ordered €20 billion ($31 billion) worth of lithium-ion battery cells, which will see the company through until 2030. The German automaker expects battery-electric vehicles to account for between 15 and 25 per cent of its annual sales by 2025. To put that into context, the company sold a total of 3.3 million vehicles in 2017...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, GT update unveiled

The updated Mercedes-AMG GT and a new GT R Pro variant have been unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is a limited edition model said to incorporate learnings from AMG's GT3 and GT4 race cars, adapted for life on the road. As such, the driver is able to mechanically set (without tools) the suspension's spring pre-load length, and adjust the compression and rebound rate of the dampers...

Mercedes-AMG GT R previewed on the track - video

Mercedes-AMG has published a new preview video of the upcoming GT R Pro, which will be unveiled in full at the Los Angeles motor show in the coming days. The 18-second clip doesn't give away much, but it does give brief glimpses of the GT R Pro's additional aero bits, along with confirming fuel consumption and emissions figures...

GLC63 v Macan Turbo drag race - video

Now that buyers are flocking to high-riding SUVs, manufacturers are finding ways to make crossovers as fast as sports cars – the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S and Porsche Macan Turbo are prime examples of that. In a new YouTube clip, Britain's Top Gear UK lines up the German SUV 'hot rods' for a drag race to see which is fastest...

GT C Roadster, R8 Spyder, i8 Roadster, 570S Spider drag race - video

In a new video clip posted on YouTube, Mat Watson from the UK's carwow pits four of Europe's fastest convertibles against each other in a drag race – the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, Audi R8 Spyder, BMW i8 Roadster, and the McLaren 570S Spider...

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S sets Nurburgring lap record for SUVs

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has set a new SUV lap record at the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, beating its rival, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, by a scant three seconds. It took just 7 minutes and 49 seconds for the GLC 63 S to complete the lap, putting it alongside cars like the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 (7:47), the 997...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro confirmed for LA debut

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro will debut at the 2018 Los Angeles motor show, alongside a revised mainstream range. The new GT R Pro will be a limited-edition model. The company says it will feature modifications designed to "deliver even more racetrack performance", and builds on the experience gained from its AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 race cars...

Model X, Urus, G63, SVR drag race - video

The 'super-SUV' segment is a relatively young one, but it's already getting crowded. Along with the Tesla Model X P100D, there's the new Lamborghini Urus, the recently-revealed Mercedes-AMG G63 and the Range Rover Sport SVR competing for (lots of) your dollars. To work out which is the quickest in a straight line, Mat Watson from Carwow pulled the aforementioned vehicles together for a drag race...

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the 'Ring

A prototype believed to be a more extreme 'Black Series' version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has been spied again, this time during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Compared to the prototype snapped in September, this vehicle is sporting a more aggressive aerodynamic setup, including a more pronounced front bumper and splitter with incorporated flics, and a larger rear wing...

E63 S v F-Type SVR drag race - video

Eight-cylinder performance cars can take on very different forms these days – take the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, for example. In a new clip published by Carwow, Mat Watson lines up the British sports car and German performance wagon for an old-school drag race, to see which is quickest. On paper, the two vehicles are closely matched...

2017-18 Mercedes-AMG S63 recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the AMG S63 over concerns the active lane-keep assist function may not work as intended. According to the German marque, the technology's camera software could malfunction, resulting in the lane-keep assist system not applying the brakes following an "inadvertent lane change from a speed over 105km/h"...