2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Review

Jan 18th
If there’s one thing that’s not in short supply at AMG, it’s confidence. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG’s chairman and CEO, told us in no uncertain terms to compare the latest version of the brand’s sports car, the GT R, against the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. “Our car is faster,” he said. And when we asked where, the reply was as abrupt…
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

Jan 15th
Like Rodney Dangerfield, Karl Benz gets no respect. The highly regarded inventor of the automobile, the man who put the Benz in Mercedes-Benz, is no longer associated with the German company’s highest-performing machines—all vehicles formerly marketed as Mercedes-Benz AMGs are now simply known as Mercedes-AMGs. Meanwhile, the company’s most luxurious cars bear the Mercedes-Maybach label.It’s not just AMG products that…
2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

Jan 10th
Muscle cars ride high on the Motor City’s list of most significant achievements. The idea is simple enough for your average gum-chewing, class-skipping teen to grasp: Way too much power combined with a bare minimum of the stuff that slows you down.Insurance companies and emission controls may have killed off the Pontiac GTOs, Plymouth Road Runners, and Oldsmobile 442s that…
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT / GT S Coupe

Jan 10th
All is quiet on the northern front. Normally, on a weekday afternoon, the Nürburgring Nordschleife would be crowded with prototypes being tested or the exotica of a high-end track day. Instead we arrive to find it completely deserted, with the only car authorized to use the 12.9-mile-long track being the almost painfully green Mercedes-AMG GT R that is currently sitting…
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4MATIC

Jan 7th
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division’s “43” series so far includes V-6–powered variants of the C-class, the E-class, the SLC roadster, and the GLE-class and GLC-class crossovers. Purists may decry this broadening of the AMG brand—best known for loud V-8 engines, ostentatious styling, and a general sense of excess—as a simple money grab that leverages a hallowed name against a less-performance-oriented subset…
2017 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet

Dec 20th
If, like this author, most of your time in the Midwest is spent in Michigan, you might come to think that the Buckeyes are a beastly, cultureless people, their native Ohio a fetid hellscape. After all, they managed to set a river on fire a few times, and that takes a measure of doing. Michiganders, basically, are a sound bunch.…
2016 Mercedes-AMG G63

Dec 19th
Mercedes-Benz knows its customers perhaps better than any other manufacturer, a point best observed from the old-school helm of its burly Geländewagen SUV. When a cadre of highly affluent buyers—about 3600 in the U.S. last year—clamor for a mildly modernized 1970s-era military rig with which to pound the suburban pavement, the German luxury brand obliges. And so the 2016 G-class…
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLS63

Dec 5th
Of all the car guys I pestered in my childhood, I remember only one. While most of the neighborhood gentry contentedly passed their time messing around under the hoods of tired pony cars while sipping cheap beer and cranking proto-rock from the finest sensationally titled riff vendors FM radio had to offer, Gary—maybe his real name, maybe not—had it bad…
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

Nov 24th
Daimler’s Mercedes-AMG division has largely made its name on theatrics: things like burly sounding engines, flashy styling add-ons, and wild performance. It’s practically the German equivalent of classic American muscle-car culture, as we saw with the latest C63 S coupe. Its 503-hp, twin-turbocharged V-8 makes a beastly noise and goes like stink, while its rear-wheel-drive setup makes tail-out antics a…
2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 Sedan

Nov 22nd
Karl Benz is getting the short end of the stick now that all of the hot-rod Mercs are moving under the Mercedes-AMG umbrella—a transition that began with the new AMG GT—but he might be happy to know that his name still exists on the hood emblem. Perhaps even more comforting, though, is that his spirit is as alive in the…
2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

Nov 18th
The weather outside can be frightful between the months of November and April at our Michigan headquarters, but at Car and Driver, testing cars is a year-round job. That means we sometimes end up in the incongruous position of reviewing cars like the 2017 Mercedes-AMG S63 cabriolet when the thermometer drops below freezing. Yet the middle sibling in Mercedes’ S-class…
2016 Mercedes-AMG GT / GT S

Nov 17th
Normally, prior to the launch of an important vehicle, manufacturers assemble a jet-lagged mob of scriveners for an every-last-detail PowerPoint presentation. AMG was so confident that the new GT S would speak for itself, it simply gave us a quick route briefing and sent us scuttling out the door and down the San Francisco Peninsula toward Monterey in this, the…
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