The Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 s is a very sought after vehicle that gets a lot of attention from car enthusiasts. Under the hood it has a 4liter, twin turbo V8 with 502 HP. The rear wheels are driven by a very slick 7 speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters and a limited slip differential for very good traction. The acceleration on this car is phenomenal at 0-60 MPH in just 3.8 seconds if you are using the launch control feature.
The car features speed sensitive rack and pinion steering with electric power assistance. The steering wheel is a multi-function 3 spoke flat bottom wrapped in Napa leather. There is an option for a suede steering wheel as well. The AMG has a quicker steering ratio than a standard C-Class which results in faster response and greater agility.
While similar in concept the [...]
The world famous Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach California, saw the unveiling of the much anticipated 750 HP Mercedes Maybach 6 last week. The Maybach S600 sedan has sparked conversations and questions about potential competitors in its class, way beyond its debut at Monterey Car Week, on the Monterey Peninsula.
The Maybach is beautiful. There is no question about it and if you are a fan of classic cars, then this one will steal your heart with its long hood, low roofline and classic gull-wing doors. Coming in at 18.5 feet long, the Maybach is a luxurious package from front to read, and its manufacturers have likened aspects of its design to a luxury yacht.
The aerodynamic Maybach is as fast as it is beautiful and soon dispels any misgivings critics may have about its limitations as an electric car, with an astounding 550 KW, or 750 HP capabilities. Added to this, the shallow [...]
- March 22, 2016
- bmw, Mercedes
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Mercedes and BMW are two highly coveted car manufacturers that directly compete in most segments of the auto market. Both companies are prominent in the luxury segment, while both also provide sporting coupes and crossover SUVs. In any particular model year, they are definitely two companies to watch, and 2016 will be no different. Two model ranges that will be incredibly competitive are the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E Class.
Both will offer executive saloons, and both come with prestigious badges and advanced features, but how will the market be able to choose between the two? In some cases it will come down to brand loyalty, but for some buyers, the choice won’t be so clear, as both manufacturers are offering some compelling, yet similar features.
Lightweight Manufacturing and Power Efficiency
In an effort to bring down weight and increase performance, both cars will be lighter this year. Manufacturer claims show that weight [...]
The Mercedes line of luxury vehicles has long led the pack of consumers who enjoy driving the best cars that feature cutting edge technology. There are a number of new cars waiting in the wings to put tires to pavement and slice through the wind to join those already in the fast lane. Some of these are in the concept phase others have been built on the traditions and workmanship of previous generations, adding a twist of their own to the legacy of high end automobiles that are a fun gratifying challenge to drive.
The S Class Cabriolet is one of the newer models; it is a convertible with a sweet styling design that allows for the control of [...]