Compliments - New Mercedes TV spot with Nico Rosberg, Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen
Mercedes-Benz is kicking off the 2011 Formula 1 season with a new Silver
Arrow and also with a new TV spot. Based around the motto "Racing is a
state of mind", the short film entitled "Compliments" depicts the passion
of Mercedes-Benz for motorsport and competition. With a touch of humour and
self-deprecation, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher play on their
internal rivalry within MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team. Former world champion
Mika Häkkinen -- an iconic figure who has appeared numerous times in
humorous Mercedes-Benz TV spots over the past 15 years -- highlights, with
the aid of an energy drink, on which team the rivalry should be focused at
the start of the season.
"The new Formula 1 season gets under way on Sunday with the race in
Melbourne, and the deck has been shuffled again," explained Anders Sundt
Jensen, Vice President Brand Communication Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The spot
makes it clear, in a rather fun way, that motorsport is a way of life for
our brand. In addition, it shows that we don't admit defeat if at first we
don't achieve the goals we have set ourselves, but rather that we take up
the challenge -- both within our team, as well as united against our
The 45-second spot, created by Jung von Matt, will be shown by all major
German broadcasters from tonight until Sunday to mark the start of the
Formula 1 season.
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG official promo
Mercedes-Benz has announced full details on the 2012 CLS 63 AMG model.
New for the CLS 63 is now AMG's 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine, which replaces the outgoing
naturally aspirated 6.3 liter V8.
The new 5.5 liter biturbo unit features
a peak output of 410 kW (557 PS/550 bhp) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque
with the AMG Performance package. The standard engine configuration is
rated at 386 kW (525 PS / 521 bhp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
Both units are mated to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sport transmission.
Fuel economy on the standard CLS 63 AMG now comes in at under 10 liter/100
km (a noteworthy achievement) - with a 9.9 liters per 100 km rating on the
European cycle (NEDC).
That represents a remarkable 32 percent improvement in fuel-economy over
the predecessor's 6.3 liter unit with an output of 378 kW (514 PS/510 bhp)
and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque. That new fuel-economy rating comes by
means of a stop/start system, engine technology such as piezo injectors and
an aluminum crankshaft, as well as the use of aluminum panels in the body.
The 0 to 100 km/h sprint is 4.4 seconds for the standard model and 4.3
seconds for the CLS 63 with the AMG Performance package. The standard
variant has a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The CLS 63 AMG comes with 3 drive modes: 'S' (Sport), 'S+' (Sport plus) and
'M' (Manual) and features AMG Ride Control suspension for a smoother, more
exact ride quality with 3 modes of its own: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.
The 2012 CLS 63 AMG comes standard with high-performance LED headlights,
AMG light-alloy wheels in a new triple-spoke design with 255/35R19 and
285/30R19 tires front and rear, respectively.
The AMG Performance package also offers a ceramic high-performance
composite braking system, carbon fibre/black piano lacquer trims elements,
door sills with illuminated AMG logo, carbon-fiber spoiler lip for the boot
and red brake calipers, a seperate set of 19-inch light alloys in a double
5-spoke design and, aside from the aforementioned performance Boost, the package includes a top speed limit
bumped up to 300 km/h (186 mph).
Prices in Germany for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG start at
€115,846.50 including 19 percent VAT. The AMG Performance package rings
in at €7735 (VAT included).
Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe video review
Watch as Jamie Corstorphine takes the very powerful and very loud Mercedes
C63 AMG Coupe to the ragid and rather smokey edge. It takes over from the
CLK55 AMG, providing renewed competition to the likes of the Audi RS5 and
BMW M3. Read the review at
Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Sound!! Revs - accelerations - ride!! - 1080p HD
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Jorrik went for a testride in the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG! We had this C63
for 1,5 hour to test it and compare it to the BMW M3 E92, wich I allready
have driven earlier. First you see some shots from the exteriour, than it
start ups and making some very nice revs! After that you will hear and see
some accelerations and finally some shots inside when accelerating on the
highway in the Netherlands :)
The question is: Wich one should you choose? The C63 AMG or the M3?
Before I drove the C63 I should definitely have chosen the C63 AMG, but
after I have driven it I should choose the M3. The M3 is much smoother....
I don't know how I need to explain it in proper in English, but my choice
is the M3!
I hope you like the video and please leave a comment! :-)
Music: Private Reflection by Kevin MacLeod -
Mercedes-Benz TV: “Drive&Seek” ‒ the movie.
Bank robbers, gangsters and fast cars: watch the exciting film for the new
C-Class here. In classic action movie style the C-Class Coupé with all its
technical sophistication is the star the show.
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CLS 63 AMG - Performance
Mercedes AMG: The CLS 63 AMG remains an exceptional automobile in its
class. The new series of this sporty and elegant Coupé has an even more
athletic, dynamic and efficient presence.