We all know AMG as Mercedes-Benz’s in house performance tuner. What many of us don’t know, however, is how AMG got started.
Finally AMG (along with Mercedes) has released a short, 10-minute documentary on the upbringing of AMG and how the German company got absorbed into Mercedes-Benz.
The documentary reveals many interesting facts, for instance; what AMG actually stands for. (more…)
Remember that skateboarder who set off the speed cameras down Kloofneck? Bring Back Choirboy (yeah weird name), went and got hold of Decio Lourenco, and tasked him to skate down a Cape Town pass with a brand new Mercedes A45 AMG.
Here is the description:
“Inspired by seeing local skaterboarder Decio Lourenco blasting down the steep and gnarly Kloofneck road in Cape Town South Africa, I thought to myself… Let’s see this guy race a car, but not just any car, a car that sends shivers down your spine as the rev needle hits its peak.
So with some hunting and a bit of begging, we were lucky to get our hands on the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG edition one.
So off to the Franschoek hills we went, shooting wild, fighting weather systems, bombing hills, young film makers dreams and nightmares happening simultaneously.
And here we have it, a film i’m proud to say that was pulled off with all the odds against us, who needs big budgets, who needs gravity, the clouds broke and gave us the perfect storm of man vs machine.
Speed, Control and Elegance
Big Ups to all that made this film happen:
Bring Back Choirboy, Priest, Mercedes-Benz, Darkwing Aerials, Media Film Services, Helloiamrory, Zootee, Ensemble Post, Moby for the track and the whole crew that we couldn’t of done this shoot without.
Hope you enjoyed watching this as much as we did making it…
There will be more!
The Bring Back Choirboy Team”
See below the full video: (more…)
It looks like if you want something fast and German and muscular, you will have to give Mercedes Benz a call. While their main rivals seem to have gone a bit soft in terms of design, Merc are cranking it up continuously with wider wheel arches, angrier front ends and even more aggressive rear ends.
Have a good look at this, the new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, to give the car it’s full title. It’s not the first C Coupe Black, that arrived a few years ago with a warning letter to owners asking them to please drive in perfect conditions or else risk certain death. Oh, and sign here so you can’t sue us when that happens.
Mercedes have given the C63 AMG a performance as well as design upgrade, the reason the huge success of the original model. Mercedes-Benz wanted to give its customers something afresh. The car brand has formally announced the 2012 C63 AMG. Although a successor to its older sibling, the C63 AMG is vastly inspired by SL63 AMG.
The Frankfurt Motor Show of 2011 will be the venue where the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will make its first public appearance. The officials have said that the launch of the SLS AMG Roadster will be the biggest launch from Mercedes-Benz in 2011.
Folks from GWA-Tuning are trying to stun the family man with an amazing new four wheeler, their 2011 Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon. They came up with a body-kit that make the aggressive car, even more aggressive thanks to a front bumper with carbon vents and spoiler with LED running lights, a new grill and new brake cooling vents.
On top of that we’re hearing that on the sides there are skirts with cooling ducts for the rear brakes and carbon fiber pillar trim, a carbon fiber diffuser fitted with an LED fog lamp and a roof spoiler. All these for a round €15,000 (~ $18,500) or €22,000 (~ $27,200) if you go for the fully-optioned package that includes a set of 5-spoke GWA wheels and Valvetronic exhaust pipes.