Archive for the ‘Mercedes-Benz’ Category

“It’s a proper AMG”

Chris Harris interrupts the bad news from Volkswagen to take for a spin in the updated and softer Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Don’t worry, that’s softer in a good way, as he explains. You lot obviously don’t watch Harris’ motor show videos enough so he has spliced his A45 review in among his walk around the […]

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé revealed

The wraps have finally come off the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé and here it is! The overall shape of the C Class Coupé is proving to be a bit of an oddity here at AUSmotive HQ. From most angles the shape looks very good. But from the three-quarter rear it just looks wrong—a bit too much […]

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé leaked

Last week Mercedes-Benz released images and details for its new C Class Coupé. It stands to reason then that we all want to know about the hot AMG version, the C63. Well here’s a first look thanks to these leaked images. Power will come from the same 4.0 litre V8 biturbo found in the C63 […]

VIDEO: Bernd Schneider tames the Mountain

Bernd Schneider is a Bathurst 12 Hour winner and Mercedes AMG brand ambassador. Recently he was in Bathurst for an AMG drive day. Once the snow had melted, this is what happened when he was given the keys to an AMG GT S and sent out on an empty Mount Panorama circuit.

Mercedes rubbishes Red Bull rumour

It was another dismal weekend of racing for Daniel Ricciardo at the British Grand Prix. He was forced to retire on lap 22 with electrical problems. He more than anyone would have enjoyed the recent report from Autocar suggesting Red Bull Racing could cast Renault aside in favour of a new partnership with Aston Martin […]

You can pick your nose while drifting!

Just over a month ago Chris Harris gave us his take on the new Mercedes-AMG C63S. We’re not sure how we missed it, but we’re sorry we did. It’s Harris by numbers, but they’re numbers that work so well. We’re presented with an in depth look at the car, including the interesting bits under the […]

Germany, here I come!

AUSmotive is about to go into a hiatus of some sort while I head on an overseas holiday for the next five weeks or so. I’ll be flying to Germany later this week and the items on my magical museum tour, in itinerary order, include: Mercedes-Benz Museum (Stuttgart) Porsche Museum (Stuttgart) BMW Welt and Museum […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has made a perfect start to his world championship title defence with a seemingly easy win at Albert Park yesterday. It was a funny week for Formula 1, with the Giedo van der Garde v Sauber saga dominating headlines, the return and then no show of Manor, Valtteri Bottas’ injury withdrawal and the […]

Mercedes-AMG GT3 teased ahead of Geneva debut

Mercedes-AMG will launch its new GT3 racecar at the Geneva Motor Show (5–15 March). Based on the AMG GT road car, the new customer GT3 machine will replace the successful SLS AMG GT3. The new AMG GT3 will be ready for competition in 2016. For now we’ve got the image above and a couple of […]

2015 Mercedes AMG F1 W06 revealed

After showing off its new car via twitter last week Mercedes AMG went with a low key launch for its 2015 Formula 1 car on the morning of testing in Jerez. World champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg were on hand to take the covers off the F1 W06 Hybrid for the second time. […]

2015 Mercedes AMG W06 previewed

The Mercedes AMG F1 team has all but revealed its title-defending F1 W06 Hybrid with a couple of images first published to twitter. The official unveiling is not due until the morning of the opening day of testing in Jerez on Monday, 1 February. Briefly on track for a filming day at Silverstone the 2015-spec […]

2014 Hungarian GP four-car quali comparison

If you’re missing Formula 1 action during the off season here’s video from the Hungarian Grand Prix that will allow you to cram in four times the action in one go. Starting from top right and moving in a clockwise direction we’ve got Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Sergio Perez and Marcus Ericsson. The footage was […]