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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster: Limited to 750 Units

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster: Limited to 750 Units

AMG GT R Roadster is the “Top Model”

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Front Corner with No Convertible Top - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Front Corner with No Convertible Top – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2020 model year, Mercedes-AMG is bringing the GT R Roadster to the market. With a limit of only 750 units, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster will be quite rare. This version of the AMG GT has a soft-top convertible with the Mercedes-Benz Airscarf. At the peak of the AMG models, Mercedes calls this car the “top model”. This vehicle boasts the most power of the AMG GT line-up. Furthermore, simply letting the top down will allow the driver to listen to the mean roar of the V8. This car is basically the crème of the crop of the AMG GTs.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

4.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Engine Bay - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Engine Bay – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster sports a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This motor boasts 577 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the engine works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. As per performance, this car has 27 more horsepower than the GT C and GT C Roadster. Moreover, there is a gain of 62 horsepower over the GT S and GT S Roadster. Finally, there is a 108 horsepower gain over the base GT and GT Roadster. That is quite a lead of power in the lineup. To top it off, this car has active aerodynamics, active rear steering, adjustable dampers, and a coilover suspension. Phew!

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Crème of the Crop AMG

Check Out the New AMG GT R ROADSTER! | FIRST LOOK – Shmee150 – YouTube

Overall, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is truly the crème of the crop as per AMG models. Even Mercedes thinks so. And, on top of the amazing engine and performance features, there’s more! As per aesthetics, this car starts with an AMG Night Cosmetic Package. Secondly, it includes an AMG Performance Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel. Furthermore, the top layer of the frame includes a triple layer of aluminum, magnesium, and steel. These features on this car make it stand out among its siblings. In conclusion, the AMG GT R Roadster is one of the company’s peak vehicles.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster - Rear Corner in Motion - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster – Rear Corner in Motion – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Entry-Level Sedan Coming to America!

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Entry-Level Sedan Coming to America!

AMG A-Class is Coming to the U.S.

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Front Corner Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Front Corner Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For the 2020 model year, Mercedes will bring the A35 sedan to the United States. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 is an entry-level sedan. This vehicle is Mercedes’ cheapest and least powerful model. But, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad car. Furthermore, this car is being considered the ultimate small performance car. So, it may be quite perfect for people in this price range. Expectations are that the A35 will be in the 40k price range. Obviously, this is without all whistles and buttons.

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

302 Horsepower Inline Four Engine

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 entry-level sedan sports a 302-horsepower turbo inline 4-cylinder engine. On the torque side, this car isn’t shy with 295 lb.-ft. Furthermore, backing up the engine is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Now, to top it off, this car sports a variable version of AWD. This car has a 0-60 time of around 4.7 seconds. If this isn’t fast enough, there will be a more powerful A-class to be announced in later 2019. This will probably sport a six-cylinder engine, but that is only a guess.

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Dashboard - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Dashboard – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes Sets Eyes on Entry Market

New Mercedes-AMG A35 Saloon (Sedan) 2020 – see why it’s the ultimate small posh performance car – carwow – YouTube

With the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 saloon, the company aims at profiting in the entry-level auto market. Many manufacturers are expanding their model availability to reach more customers. This includes the Audi A-Class, BMW 1-Series, and more. So, there’s a possibility that the A35 will be a top contender for a top entry-level sports vehicle. Who knows? Maybe the A35 will become the most respected vehicle of its class. Or, it’ll simply sit alongside its competitors with its own pros and cons… only time will tell!

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

A Beastly 4MATIC AMG

For the 2019 model year, AMG is offering a GLE 63 S Coupe with 4MATIC AWD. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is quite a beastly machine. Starting at a MSRP of $113,000 in the U.S., this car arrives with a ton of tech. The technology on the GLE 63 S Coupe include:

  • Active Curve System
  • Adaptive Dampening System
  • AIRMATIC Sport Suspension
  • Dynamic SELECT
  • ECO Start/Stop System
  • Exhaust System
  • High-Performance Braking System
  • Performance 4MATIC AWD
  • Sport-Tuned Direct Steer
  • OPTIONAL: Sport Exhaust System

All of these features are beneficial to the car, making it a track-friendly SUV coupe. With so many advanced options, this car handles quite well and is capable of towing 7,200 pounds via rear trailer hitch. So, if the goal is performance and towing capabilities, this car meets both.

An Engine Built by Hand!

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe - V8 BiTurbo 4MATIC Side Badges - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe – V8 BiTurbo 4MATIC Side Badges – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe sports a handcrafted AMG 5.5-liter V8 BiTurbo engine. At peak, the AMG V8 produces 577 horsepower and 561 lb.-ft. of torque. Towing with this much power should be cake! The engine works in combo with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-Transmission. This allows the AMG GLE to reach 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. Lastly, to get the power to the ground, this car rocks 22” wheels.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe - AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS Transmission - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe – AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS Transmission – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

AMG Doesn’t Disappoint!

All-new Mercedes GLE Premiere REVIEW AMG-Line Exterior Interior 2019 – Autogefühl – YouTube

With the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, AMG shows the world it is ready to battle for the years to come. With so much power, this car can compete with the crème of the crop. Furthermore, with its closest competition being Audi and BMW, these companies will have to hustle to keep the arena in fair play. Obviously, this car has quite a beautiful interior with the newest Mercedes technology. So, fortunately, this car won’t end up behind in times like the Ghibli or Levante. Overall, the AMG GLE is an amazing SUV that performs like a sedan.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe - ECO Start & Stop Button - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe – ECO Start & Stop Button – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: A Gull-Wing Masterpiece

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: A Gull-Wing Masterpiece

The Original SLS AMG 2-Door Coupe

From January 2010 to January 2014, Daimler AG produced the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2-door coupe. The base version of this car ranges in model year from 2011 to 2015. The original assembly was at a location in Sindelfingen, Germany. The 2-door SLS AMG coupe is an FMR layout with a transaxle. The biggest designation of the SLS is the gull-wing doors. But, there is a lot more to this car than it’s aesthetically pleasing exterior.

6.2-Liter M159 DOHC V8 Engine

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Engine Bay - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Engine Bay – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a gullwing that performs on the road and track. With a 6.2-liter M159 DOHC V8 engine, this car cranks out 563 horsepower. Supporting the horsepower is 479 lb.-ft. of torque. This motor works in conjunction with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, the SLS AMG takes only 3.7 seconds. On the quarter mile, the SLS AMG reaches the end in only 11.7 seconds at 125 mph. Lastly, the top speed is a staggering 197 mph, almost 200… almost.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Interior - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Interior – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift

But, at these speeds, the car can still terrify those afraid of quick accelerations. In the event of a rollover, the SLS AMG doors contain explosive bolts that sense a rollover to separate for ease of exiting. This is an important aspect of racing in this car, as being stuck inside could be deadly. Fortunately, Mercedes is usually ahead of the game when it comes to safety. This may help those with worries about this car on the road.

A Beautiful Automotive Masterpiece

Here’s Why the Mercedes SLS AMG Is Worth $185,000 – Doug DeMuro – YouTube

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is simply put, a beautiful automotive masterpiece. Even though this car is not produced anymore, it still can sell for over $200,000 in great condition. With a roaring V8 and gull-wing doors, who wouldn’t want to drive this car? Vrooming around town in this car is sure to attract a lot of attention. In conclusion, the SLS AMG is a beastly automobile meant for car collectors worldwide.

Note: The featured image is the only picture that is not the property of EuroDrift. This image is by user M 93 on Wikimedia Commons.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - Rear - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Rear – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift

El Chapo: An AMG & Ducati Enthusiast

El Chapo: An AMG & Ducati Enthusiast

A Car Collection for the Dreamers

El Chapo - Picture in US Custody - Wikipedia Commons - EuroDrift

El Chapo – Picture in US Custody – Wikipedia Commons – EuroDrift

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord behind the Sinaloa Cartel, has quite a car collection. Looking beyond the current criminal investigation, El Chapo has great taste in European cars. But, truth be told, he has been a top drug kingpin since 2003. According to the US Department of Treasury, El Chapo is the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world.” With an estimated net worth of around $4 billion USD, any car could be his with a click of his fingers, kind of like Thanos… well maybe not exactly. Currently, El Chapo is imprisoned and awaiting trial in the US. Moving El Chapo to the US was important due to his history of escaping jail time. This happened in July of 2001 and July of 2015. So, obviously no chances were taken on this arrest.

Top-Notch Mercedes-Benz Collection

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren - Front Corner - Alexandre Prevot - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – Front Corner – Alexandre Prevot – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

El Chapo’s collection of vehicles includes quite an array of amazing Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Starting off with the shining gems, El Chap0 has a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren as well as a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Phew! These two cars individually are enough to pull in dreamers, without the mention of the other. Furthermore, these cars sit alongside a Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG. Driving just one of the vehicles listed above is a dream of many. With the cheapest car being a CLA45 AMG at a MSRP of $51k, these vehicles aren’t cheap. At the top end, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren ran around half a million USD. That’s more value than most homes in the US on average.

Two Ducati Motorcycles

Ducati Monster 696 - Side - User Sinank56 - Wikipedia Commons - EuroDrift

Ducati Monster 696 – Side – User Sinank56 – Wikipedia Commons – EuroDrift

Next, El Chapo had quite a nice mini collection of Ducati motorcycles. First, there is the Ducati Monster. Secondly, there is a Ducati Hypermotard 1100. Both bikes offer great escape options in the event of a run. Or, they are also perfect for a cruise around town. Regardless, no one can go wrong with a Ducati bike.

An Armored Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta - Front Corner - User Alexander-93 - Wikipedia - EuroDrift

Volkswagen Jetta – Front Corner – User Alexander-93 – Wikipedia – EuroDrift

Lastly, beyond the Corvette, GTR, and Viper, is an armored Volkswagen Jetta. Since this is a European website, the American cars will not be covered here. But, the armored VW Jetta will! So, why would El Chapo want an armored VW Jetta, a car that is already not that great? Well, it could be that it is inconspicuous. But, with that kind of net value, that Jetta may pack more under the hood than known. It would be no surprise if it wore a twin-turbo V8 with AWD, the perfect setup to escape. It may become a bit front heavy, but with some balancing and weight reductions, it could be an amazing getaway car.

The Verdict May Not Be Good… But the Cars Are!

Narcos | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix – YouTube

Overall, El Chapo is currently facing major jail time in the United States. This means there’s a very high chance that he will not escape again… but nobody truly knows. Although the verdict may not be good, the cars in his collection are amazing. Starting off with a collection of Benz vehicles, that alone is a non-standard set. Imagine waking up everyday to see those AMGs in the garage with two Ducatis and an armored VW Jetta. Furthermore, he had quite a collection of American cars as well including a few armored Jeeps. In the end, his car collection will arise the dreamers.

Note #1: The featured image for the article is by User M 93 on Wikipedia. All other attributions are within the image captions.

Note #2: The above YouTube video is for a Netflix TV show titled Narcos, which is supposedly based on reality. So, it is not the real El Chapo, not the 100% real story.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53: 429-Horsepower Inline-Six

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53: 429-Horsepower Inline-Six

AMG Replaces E43 with E53 for 2019 Model Year

For the 2019 model year, Mercedes-AMG is replacing the E43 with the E53. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 will be available in a cabriolet, coupe, and sedan variant. The cabriolet and coupe were revealed at the Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show 2018). The E43 was a perfect match for someone looking for more than a base E300 and less than the overwhelming E63. Now, the E53 will be the middleman. The E53 has a different engine as well as some slight exterior mods in comparison to the base model. The exterior has two power bulges on the hood as well as a redesigned rear bumper with diffuser.

3.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-Six with 429 Horsepower

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 sports a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine. This motor produces 429 base horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque. To support the engine, there is a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. This hybrid system produces only 21 horsepower but a whopping 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The purpose of this is to help with fuel consumption and power during usage. Furthermore, there is an electric auxiliary compressor that works with the exhaust-driven turbo to minimize lag.

In combo with the engine, there is a 9-speed AMG transmission. On top of this, there is an AWD system in the 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53. From 0-60 mph, the E53 coupe takes only 4.3 seconds. On the other hand, the cabriolet and sedan take 4.3 seconds, 0.1 seconds longer. The top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph for all three versions.

Mercedes-AMG is Looking to the Future

2019 E53 AMG Coupe Walkaround and Interior! | Hybrid AMG! – EddieX – YouTube

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 is proof that Mercedes is looking to the future. With more power and better fuel consumption, this car is taking a leap forward. Furthermore, Mercedes-AMG will be offering optional 20” lightweight alloy wheels on the E53. This is on top of the 14.2” brake discs in use for all of the wheels. The MSRP is currently TBD but will most likely be available by the fall or winter. AMG expects to offer the E53 starting end of 2018 in the U.S. In conclusion, the new E53 is a beautiful feat of engineering with sufficient power and luxury.

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Sedan – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One: AMG Inspired Boat

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One: AMG Inspired Boat

The 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar - Rear Corner - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar – Rear Corner – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

The 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One boat is a Mercedes-AMG partnership venture. Mercedes-AMG is working on a hypercar project with the Project One title. The goal for the Project One hypercar is for it to be AMG’s fastest vehicle. Cigarette Racing, AMG’s boat partner since 2007, figures why not do the same for their business in the boat industry. Hence, the 515 Project One boat came to be into existence. Prior, the partnership was simply set for customer and marketing opportunities. Due to the abundant boating community and Cigarette Racing’s location in Miami-Dade, Florida, this boat made its appearance at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show.

Statement by Skip Braver, CEO of Cigarette Racing

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - In Motion - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – In Motion – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

“Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing both have racing as part of their DNA, which makes us natural partners to work together to continue to push the limits of design and high performance,” – Skip Braver (CEO of Cigarette Racing)

Two Mercury Racing V8 Engines with 3,100 Horsepower

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - Engine - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – Engine – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

The 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One sports two Mercury Racing V8 engines. These motors produce a whopping 2,700 horsepower on pump fuel. Furthermore, the motors hit 3,100 horsepower on racing fuel. Although the Project One hypercar will hit 200+ mph, this boat can reach over 140 mph. This boat will provide one thrill of a ride for anyone willing to attempt to tame it. The 515 Project One is one heck of a boat to impress the ladies, or the men.

Name Based on Length of 51’5” & Project One Hypercar

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - Interior - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – Interior – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

The 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One obtains its name from two places. First, the 515 stands for the length of the boat which is 51 feet and 5 inches (51’5” Inches). Second, as mentioned above, the Project One portion is based on the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. Beyond the name, the boat also features a few other perks on the comfort side. Furthermore, the boat has a widened beam of around 10 feet for increased luxury. Lastly, and surprisingly, this boat can seat six people comfortably on board.

Carbon Fiber, Carbon Fiber, & More Carbon Fiber

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - In Motion - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – In Motion – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

Expectedly, the 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One is a carbon fiber beast. Starting with the hull, the main materials are carbon fiber and Kevlar. This is due to the high strength and low weight. Next, the deck is also made of carbon fiber to reduce weight further as well as lower the center of gravity. This is a great decision as with a top speed of 140 mph, you’ll need the low center of gravity to prevent a disaster. Furthermore, the cabin liner, consoles, engine hatch, forward bulkheads, inner structural laminate, and storage hatches are also made of carbon fiber.

Half Dozen Units at $2,000,000 MSRP

In conclusion, the 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One boat is a beast of a machine. With 3,100 horsepower on racing fuel, this boat will be the ultimate thrill for those who can afford it. The MSRP of the boat will be around $2,000,000 with a limit of 6 models. Overall, this is a one-of-a-kind vessel for any boating enthusiast. In the end, the 2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One and the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar are meant to be together.

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One - Cockpit & Seat - Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Cigarette Racing 515 Project One – Cockpit & Seat – Cigarette Racing & Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX Commercial: Hare vs. Tortoise Showdown

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX Commercial: Hare vs. Tortoise Showdown

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX Commercial

In 2015, Mercedes-Benz advertised the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT during Super Bowl XLIX (49). At the beginning of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX commercial, a hare and tortoise prepare for a showdown race. This race contains basis in the Aesop book titled The Tortoise and the Hare. As anyone would suspect, the hare is the faster creature. But, in this race, just as the book, a series of events alters the outcome of the race.

Hare vs. Tortoise Showdown Begins!

At the starting line, the hare and tortoise line up and a fox releases a bird to signal the start. And, they’re off! The hare looks like a rocket ship blasting down the path while the tortoise struggles to move. To rub it in even more, a snail begins to pass on the tortoise’s left. Eventually, the hare makes it so far ahead he decides to hang out while he waits for the tortoise to arrive a while later.

Mercedes-AMG Factory to Victory

Luckily, for the tortoise, a Mercedes-AMG factory is located within the forest of the race. The tortoise wanders into the factory, awed by the beautiful of the AMG build. From here, the race takes a twist. Launching out of the factory, the tortoise accelerates the AMG GT like a racing pro. After hauling ass down the road, the tortoise hops right over the hare to land in front for the victory. Luckily, for the hare, the car went airborne because otherwise that could’ve ended badly… for the hare.

The Tortoise and the Hare is a Life Lesson Story

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX commercial is great entertainment as well as a lesson in life. This life lesson is that one should not judge a book by its cover. Although it may appear slow, such as the tortoise, that can be a false representation. Unfortunately, for the hare, there were no rules specifying no use of vehicles. So, the tortoise made the right decision to hop into the Mercedes-AMG GT. In conclusion, a tortoise in a Mercedes-AMG GT kicks the ass of a hare… end of story.

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: A Mix of Luxury & Sport

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet: A Mix of Luxury & Sport

The All-New 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet

For the 2018 model year, Mercedes-AMG is offering the S63 and S65 models in cabriolets. As with all previous years, the S65 is the top-tier “prize” model. The new 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet includes body style alterations and the same prominent V12 engine. While the S63 seems to include more changes for 2018, the S65 is still a mean machine. From it’s howling V12 to its new body curves, this S65 will probably be the best to date.

6.0-Liter V12 with 620 Horsepower

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet - V12 Engine Bay - Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – V12 Engine Bay – Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet sports a 6.0-liter V12 twin-turbo engine. This motor produces a whopping 620 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. These power figures combine with a 7-speed gearbox and rear-wheel drive to create a madhouse on wheels. The V12 allows the S65 to hit 60 mph in only 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. Yes, the top speed is governed to this by Mercedes.

Comparison to the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet

On the other hand, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet contains a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo. This top notch engine by Mercedes allows the S63 to hit 60 mph 0.6 seconds faster than the S65. The top speed is the same, which again, is due to Mercedes top speed governor regulation. This doesn’t mean that the S65 loses its crown. It simply a question of giving the new V8 a chance or sticking to the Mercedes famed V12.

AMG Panamerica Grille

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet - Front - Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – Front – Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

On the front of the new S65 Cabriolet, there is a revised grill titled the “AMG Panamerica Grille”. This grill shows similarities to the version on the Mercedes-AMG GT. The S65 Cabriolet also has larger front air ducts on the front. On top of that, the front and rear bumpers show some revision work. Lastly, the car has a slightly different chrome trim layout. The S63 Cabriolet has similar alterations to body styling as well.

COMAND System with Two High-Resolution 12.3” Screens

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet - Interior - Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – Interior – Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

On the interior, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet has multiple new options. The first is the new leather upholstery color options. Second, is the technology in this beast. Starting with two 12.3” high-resolution displays, the S65 shows modernization. The infotainment system uses the COMAND system by Mercedes. Another new feature is the ability to use hand gesture controls on the steering wheel to control the COMAND system. Lastly, another major improvement is the compatibility of this system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Minor Autonomous Functionality

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet - Interior Overhead - Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – Interior Overhead – Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

 

On a final note, one of the biggest new features is the addition of autonomous features. Unlike Tesla, this car will not offer a ton of autonomous features. But, it does contain two major components of it. First, the Active Distance Assist Distronic will allow the vehicle to slow down and speed up in accordance with the vehicle in front of it. Second, the Active Steering Assist will help the driver stay in the center of a lane. This is a step forward in Daimler’s attempt to add autonomous vehicles to its lineup in the upcoming years.

The New S65 Cabriolet is a Beast on Wheels

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet - Side without Roof - Mercedes-AMG - EuroDrift

2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet – Side without Roof – Mercedes-AMG – EuroDrift

Overall, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is a beast of a convertible. With it’s V12 power-plant in combination with a beautiful exterior and interior, this car is a star on the road. The beautiful interior works with the new technology to take this car to the next stage. Autonomous features improve the quality of the vehicle and show Mercedes commitment to bring this concept to more vehicles. In the end, the S65 Cabriolet will provide the owner with prestige and style.

Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition: The End of the Gelandewagen Era

Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition: The End of the Gelandewagen Era

Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been an extravagant, iconic SUV since its debut in 1979. Initially starting with I4, I5, and I6 motors, the car has grown to become a rare spectacle. Currently, the G65 AMG sports a V12 motor that turns this SUV into a true beast. Unfortunately, Daimler AG, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has decided it is time to let go of the prized V12 option. So, unfortunately, Daimler is releasing a final version called the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition.

MSRP of $252,690 with 65 Limited Editions Worldwide

While the non-AMG G-Class starts at a MSRP of $122,400, the Final Edition is expected to cost around $252,690. Yes, 2 times as much as the base model. This price is not 100% official in the United States yet, but sources state the value was obtained from Mercedes-Benz. Limited to only 65 worldwide, the G65 AMG will have 30 for sale within the U.S. very soon. Obtaining one of these limited SUVs will be difficult and may be reserved for Mercedes top customers.

Symbolic Matte Bronze Trim

The Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition’s attractiveness begins with a matte bronze trim on the exterior. The matte bronze trim can be seen on the front bumper, mirrors, and wheels. On the inside, black Nappa leather is accented by carbon fiber with interwoven bronze accents. Even the passenger handle has a specialty badge for those “oh shit” moments. At least, your passenger can hold on for dear life in style when you accelerate this beastly SUV.

6.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V12 with 630 HP and 730 Lb.-Ft. of Torque

In the engine bay, a twin-turbo 6.0-liter V12 boasts an obnoxious 630 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the SUV to hit 60 mph in only 5.3 seconds. Mercedes-AMG limits the SUV to a top governed speed of 143 mph, faster than anyone needs to go in a SUV. Considering the G65 has the same engine as a S65, the true top speed can be expected to be around 170-180 mph. Now it only makes sense that they limited it… going that fast in a SUV would probably prove deadly, very fast.

The End of the Gelandewagen Era

Overall, the Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition is a farewell to the G-Class and it’s V12 engine. Mercedes plan is to replace the G-Class with an all-new, similar vehicle with smaller engine options. Don’t worry, smaller engines don’t signal the loss of enormous power as many manufacturers have proven in the last few years. Regardless, the G65 Final Edition is a mean machine that can go through 2 feet of standing water and climb 27 degree slopes. On top of that, the G65 can tilt 20 degrees sideways before it may tilt over. In the end, the G-Class was an iconic symbol of wealth through the years and it’s lifetime has come to a demise.

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