Mercedes has unveiled the new C63 AMG Safety Car for the 2011 DTM racing season.
Based on the facelifted sedan, the vehicle is outfitted with an adjustable coil-over suspension, a high-performance braking system and a roof-mounted LED light bar. Other goodies include race seats, an advanced communications system and a leather/Alcantara steering wheel with paddle shifters.
Under the hood, the naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine has been equipped with the AMG Performance Package which enables it to develop 480 hp (358 kW / 487 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. This allows the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and keep up with the racing action.
High-res photos: http://www.worldcarfans.com/111042832989/mercedes-c63-amg-dtm-safety-car-revealed
2012 Chevrolet Corvette - official details released
Following a leak earlier this week, Chevrolet has released official
information about 2012 Corvette.
Set to be unveiled this weekend, the updated model is outfitted with new
seats, a revised steering wheel and a padded center console. Furthermore,
new options include a Bose audio system, a technology package (with GPS
navigation) and colored brake calipers (in red, yellow, silver or gray).
The mid-level Z06 can be ordered with Performance Traction Management,
Magnetic Selective Ride Control, a carbon fiber hood and Michelin Pilot
Sport Cup Zero Pressure tires which are "essentially street-legal versions
of a racing tire."
Likewise, the ZR1 gains a new PDE performance package with a full-width
rear spoiler and new aluminum wheels equipped the aforementioned tires.
More notably, the car also has a revised transmission - with taller gearing
- which enables it to achieve an additional 2 mpg highway.
No word on pricing, but production is slated to begin in July.
Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection Exhibition in Paris (Part 1)
Ralph Lauren Reveals His Classic Car Collection In Europe For The Very
Ralph Lauren is transporting his most exquisite car collection to the
Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris for a special exhibit called "The Art
of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection".
Last night stars rubbed shoulders at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs,
Paris, where they were the first to see Ralph Lauren's Classic car
collection in Europe.
Jean Reno marvelled at the beauty of the cars, expressing that the cars are
historic but modern. Zhang Ziyi spoke about how much she loves visiting
Paris and the passion of the city. The former F1 driver, Jackie Stewart,
fondly recalls driving and racing with Ralph Lauren in the LM Ferrari in
The exhibition opens from the 28th of April, where a selection of Ralph
Lauren's most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day is
on show for the first time in Europe at Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
17 outstanding cars, chosen by the curator Rodolphe Rapetti, outline the
main phases of European automobile history.
Stylish not only in clothing but also in automobiles, world renowned
designer Ralph Lauren has established himself as one of the world's major
car collectors. His impressive collection includes a 1938 Bugatti, a 1958
Ferrari Testa Rossa and a 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago; making Ralph
Lauren's range of cars 'a museum of automotive history, an archive of
performance machines that represent the finest achievements in motorsport'.
With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art
form created by the industry's biggest names: Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley,
Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche and of course, Ferrari, the high point of
this unique collection.
The exhibition will be the first time his collection will be shown in
Europe; and with the distance the cars were required to travel, the
transportation and instillation of cars was planned and carefully executed
to maintain high standards of care.
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 AMG roadcars and F1 Safety Car - Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live '09
A selection of Mercedes AMG roadcars being pushed to the limit at the
Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live '09 event at Brooklands. 2008 Formula 1 World
Champion Lewis Hamilton took his brother out in the C63 and DTM driver Gary
Paffett was driving the F1 Safety Car. Mercedes-Benz celebrated their
successful 2009 motorsport season at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on 8th
November 2009 with cars from Formula 1, DTM and F3 as well as a huge range
of AMG roadcars.
Mercedes Future Truck 2025 autonomously driving truck premiere - Autogefühl
Also check out Autonomous Driving with Mercedes S-Class S500:
Mercedes Autonomous Concept F015:
Here we are showing you some impressions of the Mercedes Future Truck 2025
concept, an autonomously driving truck which now had its premiere. Showing
you driving, exterior, interior as well as special situations the truck has
to react to.
More information from Mercedes:
Efficiency, safety and connectivity– the Future Truck 2025 revolutionises
the key elements of goods transport
Future Truck 2025 – Perfect synthesis of technology and design
Daimler Trucks strengthens technological leadership
Blind Spot Assist important step to accident-free driving
Daimler Trucks invests 1 bln. Euro per year into research and development
Dr Wolfgang Bernhard: "Our Future Truck 2025 provides compelling answers to
the challenges that our customers will be facing in the future. Our aim
therefore is to press forward with readying this technology for the market
and to bring it to series-production standard. I am convinced that this
will open up a whole new business perspective for Daimler Trucks."
The technology of tomorrow is already a reality at Daimler Trucks, in the
shape of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. The autonomously driving
truck was presented on the eve of the 65th International Motor Show for
commercial vehicles in Hanover, Germany. Its perfect synthesis of
technology and design means: The Future Truck 2025 is more than simply a
new truck; it is a key component of the transport system of the future. For
the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is sparing on resources, reduces
emissions of all types, ensures maximum road traffic safety and increases
the level of networking in road transport. Goods traffic in the future will
be safer, more efficient and more connected as a result. The Future Truck
2025 thus marks a revolution for road traffic and its infrastructure, the
truck driving profession and the haulage industry as a whole.
Work continues to take the Future Truck 2025 towards market maturity -
series production on the horizon
The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 is far more than a remote vision. The
truck should be on our roads in ten years' time. Many of its technological
elements are already available and ready to use.
"This truck provides compelling answers to the challenges that our
customers will be facing in the future. Our aim therefore is to press
forward with readying this technology for the market and to bring it to
series-production standard," said Dr Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler Board
Member for Trucks and Buses, at the presentation of the innovative vehicle
in Hanover. "What we are showing here today is how the transport of goods
on our roads will be running more efficient, safer and more connected in
ten years' time. I am convinced that this will open up a whole new business
perspective for Daimler Trucks ," added Bernhard.
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate (2011 Geneva Auto Show)
AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT sports transmission increases efficiency: New design and
enhanced technology for the C 63 AMG
Affalterbach -- The successful Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is now more
attractive than ever: the modified design of the top-of-the-range C-Class
model is complemented by numerous enhancements to its technology which
deliver even more driving enjoyment while reducing fuel consumption
significantly. The introduction of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports
transmission with the "Controlled Efficiency" mode as standard along with a
new power steering pump helps to reduce the combined NEDC fuel consumption
by about ten percent to 12.0 l/100 km (Estate: 12.3 l/100 km). The output
of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine is unchanged at 336 kW (457 hp) and can be
increased to a maximum of 358 kW (487 hp) with the optional AMG Performance
package. Agility, grip and ride comfort have been enhanced as a result of
numerous measures to optimise the AMG sports suspension. New assistance
systems and a new generation of telematics with internet access increase
both safety and comfort.
The latest 2011 generation of the C 63 AMG is now more dynamic and athletic
than ever. Thanks to its new radiator grille with a large Mercedes star and
a wing-type transverse louvre, as well as a new AMG front apron with a
lower cross member painted in high-gloss black, special AMG daytime running
lights and side air outlets, the front section recalls the look of the SL
63 AMG high-performance roadster. The new bonnet with its modified
powerdomes is now made of aluminium. New clear-lens headlamps emphasise the
car's distinctive, self-confident presence, especially when the optional
Intelligent Light System (ILS) is also specified. The wide front wings with
the "6.3 AMG" legend and the new 5 twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels which
are painted in titanium grey and have a high-sheen finish dominate the side
view. Good contact with the road is provided by the wide 235/40 R 18 and
255/35 R 18 tyres at front and rear respectively.
The rear view of the C 63 AMG also evokes the SL 63 AMG: the new AMG rear
apron has a distinctive, black diffuser insert with three pronounced
diffuser fins. The two chromed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports Exhaust system are as pleasing to the ear as
they are to the eye.
The Beast: Mercedes C 63 S AMG Testdrive and Review (German)
How does it feel to drive the 2016 generation Mercedes-AMG C 63 S? It's
mostly beyond words, so we just let the cameras roll - you be the judge!
There's plenty of driver's POVs, some unaltered sound (yes, this car is
LOUD - make sure to use a good headphone) and many technical insights and
explanations, along with some motor talk with fellow bloggers and
This time we also didn't cut-out too much, as you can tell from the
duration of this film :-) We hope you appreciate and don't get too bored!
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