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
ECO Start/Stop 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
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
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
With the fresh upcoming year of 2019, manufacturers will introduce technology that’ll be the anticipation of the next decade. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mercedes-Benz plants to unveil the next-gen CLA. Not surprisingly, a few other vehicles will be on display at the Benz CES booth, all new to the United States. Mercedes intends to showcase the most technologically advanced automobiles it has ready to unveil. With the date approaching, Mercedes shared a teaser as seen at the top of the article. This is the roofline of the new CLA. The car should look like an a-class with a 4-door, coupe roof style setup.
Hopes for the Next-Gen CLA
With the next-gen CLA, the first hope is for better rear headroom. Previously, this car was known for rear headroom issues. Furthermore, this car will sport the MBUX infotainment system. This provides the driver with AI-powered assistance. This includes language commands as well as “identifies operation requests on basis of movements”. This statement seems to mean that the driver will be able to use hand or body motion to control the vehicle. This is not new, as BMW seems to be onto the same project.
The CLA Won’t Be Alone!
Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) World Premiere | CES 2018 – Mercedes-Benz – YouTube
With the next-gen CLA, Mercedes plans to display the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV. On top of that, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept will be there too. The EQC electric SUV aims to offer customers with 402 horsepower and 564 lb.-ft. of torque. Furthermore, the electric batteries shall allow it to drive for around 280 miles before requiring recharge. It won’t be surprising if Benz begins to offer hybrid versions of typical cars, including the CLA. With the upcoming decade of 2020 to 2030, manufacturers will probably make the shift to hybrids and EVs. In conclusion, anyone in attendance at CES 2019 should be looking for the Mercedes booth!
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – Side in Motion – AngMoKio on Wikipedia – EuroDrift
From 2003 to 2010, Mercedes-Benz sold the utterly stunning Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. This 2-door grand tourer sports car was limited to only 2,157 total units over 7 years. The SLR McLaren was a joint project between McLaren Automotive and Mercedes-Benz. Now, McLaren has its own amazing supercars, ranging from the 720S to the Senna GTR. The assembly for the SLR Mclaren was at the Woking, Surrey, England location. With a front mid-engine RWD system, this car fits the meaning of an adrenaline rush. Now, let’s jump right into the performance numbers!
5.4-Liter Supercharged M155 SLR V8
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – Engine on Display – BrokenSphere on Wikipedia – EuroDrift
Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports a 5.4-liter supercharged M155 SLR V8 engine. This motor produces a whopping 617 horsepower and 575 lb.-ft. of torque. In combo with a 5-speed auto transmission, this car can hit 60 mph in only 3.4 seconds. In magazine review testing, 3.3 seconds was achieved at one point. Depending on conditions, specifically temperature, this car may perform even better (i.e. colder weather). On the quarter mile, the SLR McLaren reaches 130 mph at 11.25 seconds. Being from a previous era, this car can still compete with modern sports cars.
Tip of the Hat to the SLR McLaren
McLaren SLR Review | Top Gear | BBC – YouTube
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is now a rare, unique sports car. It is only respectful to tip a hat to this amazing vehicle. Now a collector’s car, these cars are still available on the market. But, having a deep pocket is necessary, as the lowest usually go for over $200,000. Furthermore, the newer ones run into the $300,000 range.
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – Interior – Axel Schwenke on Wikipedia – EuroDrift
Cars like this do not depreciate over time, but actually grow in value. It is similar to buying art, somewhat a gamble, but with a car like this, it usually pays off. Depending how long the car is kept, the price shall increase or grow steady. Overall, the SLR McLaren is a beautiful display of a joint project by Benz and McLaren. Some people may not like it, but it is one hell of a sports car.
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
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
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 unveiled it’s retro Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow at this year’s Pebble Beach. The sleek new Arrow’s design paid homage to the world-renowned Mercedes W125 that held the public road speed record from 1937-2017.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is an updated version of the W125. While it does have the same design philosophy, the EQ Silver Arrow is made entirely of carbon fiber and sports the EQ lettering of Mercedes sub-brand.
Light strips run along the bottom of the car and connect the low profile headlights. To take the idea of “sleek” even further, the 255/25 R 24 front tires are partially covered. Furthermore, the back 305/25 R 26 tires finish out the “prowler” feel of the car.
Forget the very practical 3D projection of your rear surroundings. Let’s talk about the ability to superimpose a virtual race track on the road ahead of you. Add ghost cars that you can race and see how meshing the virtual with the real creates a whole new reality.
PLUS… you can even configure sound settings so that your “electric” vehicle shirks stealth mode and sounds like a Formula 1 racer, or a V8-powered gas engine. How cool is that?
Driving The Most Insane Concept Car | Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow – Supercar Blondie – YouTube
Too bad this is just a show car. However, it does preview what we can expect from future Mercedes EQ models.
As life moves into the future, brands such as Mercedes-Benz are attempting to shape the way for humanity. Recently, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic was shown to the public. The Urbanetic is an autonomous van concept that runs on battery-electric. The purpose of this vehicle is to help reduce congestion via a 24/7 runtime for passenger hauling services. With the Urbanetic, Mercedes aims to contribute to a whole new segment of mobility. This includes a capacious, comfortable, efficient, and sustainable design. But, this car, truly begins its prowess from its battery-electric platform.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic begins with its battery-electric platform. This system is the way of the future and provides green commuting accessibility. With a battery system, the car can run on a regular schedule, simply charging every time it is necessary. As battery-operated vehicles become more popular, the battery charging time has dissipated. Recently, the all-electric Audi PB18 e-tron made its debut as a sports car to charge in 15 minutes flat via 800-volts. Obviously, quick charging will be necessary to make this van concept worthy of transportation purposes. But, even furthermore, is the fact this car can alternate between cargo and people-moving within minutes.
With the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic, the functionality can be altered for multiple purposes. This begins with a cargo-van functionality option. The rear of the van can provide 353 cubic feet of space. This allows for 10 pallets at once, obviously wit the help of 12-feet of load space. So, this van can handle traditional cargo transport as well as last-minute deliveries. But, this isn’t the only way the space can be allocated for usage. Not surprisingly, this car also features a people-moving function as well.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic not only allows for cargo usage, but also people transport. With the large allotment of space in the rear, this vehicle can handle up to 12 people. Furthermore, this car keeps in mind the pedestrians outside of the vehicle. On the front and sides, this car lets civilians know that the vehicle is aware of their presence. This allows bystanders to feel comfortable crossing in front of the vehicle at an intersection. So, while keeping passengers comfy, it is also keeping pedestrians safe. It won’t be surprising in the future when services such as “Uber Pool” end up providing a Urbanetic-style van to transport people at cheap rates.
Autonomy & Electric are the Future
Mercedes-Benz Vision URBANETIC: Mobility for Urban Areas – Mercedes-Benz – YouTube
As the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic shows, autonomy and electric motors are the future. From the Audi PB18 e-tron to the Vision Urbanetic, manufacturers are moving forward to the next stage of auto engineering. Initially, Tesla led the way for worldwide companies, but now everyone is joining in on the action. What was once a quiet, unsure market, is now the way for all. The sound of the motor may be missed, but will still be available, as gasoline cars will most likely never be fully outlawed. Regardless, transportation will become efficient and reasonable moving forward. One day, these type of vehicles will rotate major cities, running passengers to destinations far and wide.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic – Different Setup Options – Front Corners – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
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
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.
If you’ve seen The Lost World: Jurassic Park movie, you may have noticed the Mercedes-Benz SUVs throughout the film. For the expedition to Isla Sorna, InGen builds three customized 1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 SUVs. The purpose of these vehicles is to drive and navigate the island for transporting equipment. This equipment mostly consists of camera and study items. The nicknames for the three vehicles are: AAV Fontana, AAV Montana, and AAV Santana. Unfortunately, the Montana was left behind in this film. Regardless, these vehicles “shine bright like a diamond” through the film.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Movie
The Lost World: Jurassic Park Official Trailer #1 – Jeff Goldblum Movie (1997) – Jurassic Park Fansite – YouTube
The film The Lost World: Jurassic Park was released on May 19, 1997 by director Steven Spielberg. This 1997 film was able to reach a box office value of 618.6 million USD on a 73 million USD budget. Furthermore, at 2 hours and 9 minutes, this film provides quite a look into InGen’s invasion of Isla Sorna. One main reason for their invasion is to capture dinosaurs to display at an amphitheater zoo in San Diego. Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum, thinks this is a terrible idea, and he isn’t far from being correct. Over the film, the entire process turns into a disaster leading up to a t-rex invasion of San Diego. With such a large box office value, the film unfortunately didn’t receive amazing reviews, with a rating of 6.5/10 by IMDb.
AAV Fontana, AAV Montana, & AAV Santana
1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 – AAV Montana in The Lost World: Jurassic Park – Rear Corner – Wikimedia Commons – EuroDrift
For the film, the three 1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 SUVs were customized with a ton of aftermarket components. Each of three vehicles have the following options:
Custom Step Bars
Front Bull Bars
Front Tow Cable
Rear Taillight Guards
These features provide the basis for the overall vehicles before the additional options differentiate the three 320s. Next, each vehicle will be discussed pointing out the additional features that distinguish them individually from the others. The AAV Fontana, AAV Montana, and AAV Santana all have features that provide them slightly different advantages in varying situations.
For the 1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 AAV Fontana, the car has quite a few additional features. These features include:
Additional Round Bubble Top
Bottom & Top Hang on Jerry Cans
Bubble Window Roof
Duel Mounted Side Mirror Search Lights
Mounted Side Lights
For the AAV Montana, the options differ slightly than the AAV Fontana. The AAV Montana’s enhancements include:
Bubble Window Roof
Duel Grab Bars on Rear Sides
Duel Mounted Side Mirror Searchlights
Hood Mounted Carrier
Extra Wheel Top Mounted
Mounted Door Guard Panes
Lastly, the AAV Santana had the least amount of additional options. These features include:
Bottom Mounted Hang on Jerry Cans
Cut Out Backside
Mounted Light Bar
Each of these vehicles serves a slightly different purpose due to their features. Unfortunately, two of these vehicles were destroyed during the film. Luckily, for the AAV Montana, it remained safe in the InGen gatherers equipment facility.
R.I.P. AAV Fontana & AAV Santana
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (4/10) Movie CLIP – Ripped Apart (1997) HD – Movieclips – YouTube
Unfortunately, the AAV Fontana and AAV Santana didn’t remain safe during the film. While attempting to fix a young tyrannosaurus rex’s leg, two adult T. rexes show up. As this occurs, the AAV Fontana ML320 is hurtled off the cliff. However, the T. rex adults don’t stop there… the entire trailer containing Ian, Nick, & Sarah is pushed about halfway over the cliff. This causes the characters to fall and eventually dangle from a rope. This rope is set up by Eddie who drives the AAV Santana to the scene. Unfortunately, for Eddie, the two T. rex adults return, and he doesn’t survive, and neither does the Santana.
The AAV Montana is Still Alive!
1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 – AAV Montana in The Lost World: Jurassic Park – Rear – Pixabay – EuroDrift
Overall, The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a great movie. Critics may not agree, but if you’re a fan of dinosaurs, you’re missing out if you haven’t seen it. Furthermore, the 1997 Mercedes-Benz ML320 SUVs were a perfect match for the movie. These vehicles are built for adventures and the outdoors, so their arrival on Isla Sorna isn’t a surprise. Even though the AAV Fontana and Santana didn’t survive, the AAV Montana is still alive! Long live the Jurassic Park Mercedes-Benz SUV!
The 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is a beautiful collector car known for its unique doors. The 300 SL was produced as a race car from 1952 to 1953. In 1954, the 300 SL went into full-time production until 1963. In total, there were 3,258 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL models manufactured in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany. Even further, the model breakdown includes 1,400 coupes and 1,858 roadsters.
3.0-Liter Inline 6-Cylinder Engine with 4-Speed Manual Transmission
The 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing has a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. This motor produces 212 horsepower and 202 lb.-ft. of torque. From 1957-1963, the roadster had an option of 222 horsepower. In combination with the engine, the Gullwing has a 4-speed manual transmission. The 300 SL in a RWD vehicle with a front-mounted engine. The car can hit 60 mph in 9.5 seconds and has a top speed of around 145 mph. Lastly, the quarter mile in the 300 SL takes about 15.6 seconds.
1950s MSRP of $11,000, Modern MSRP Estimation of $98,252
Initially, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was for sale at around $11,000 MSRP back in the 1950s/1960s. If you convert the 1950s value to modern times through inflation analysis, the current MSRP value would be around $98,252. Anyone who bought this car and kept it in good condition has hit the jackpot in modern times. Currently, the 1950s/1960s 300 SL is for sale between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. In comparison to the modern inflation value, this is a 2000% growth, at max value. Unfortunately, as most people anticipate, not all the original manufactured models are still around today for various reasons.
The 300 SL is a Museum Worthy Timepiece
In the end, the 1950s/1960s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a stunning vehicle that takes a person back in time. With its famous gullwing doors and its striking design, the 300 SL is now a true legend. Today, many investors pride themselves in ownership of these fine vehicles. If you didn’t know, the 300 SL made an appearance in the movie titled The Green Hornet. Unfortunately, that movie didn’t receive amazing reviews. In conclusion, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a special vehicle that deserves placement in museums across the world.
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.