Mercedes-Benz debuts from New York’s International Auto Show

We’re just a little under halfway through with the New York International Auto Show, but we’ll be here until the very end, giving you coverage on the latest and greatest from you favorite automotive brands.

Mercedes-Benz debuted several new cars at this year’s auto show, among them the GLC Coupe,  as well as AMG division’s C43 Cabriolet, E43 and GLC43 — all new for 2017.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has stylistic features of a coupe with the proportions & practicality of an SUV, and just had its world premiere at the NYIAS. An aggressive, upright radiator grille and twin-blade louvers provide the first indication of Mercedes-Benz’s sporty philosophy behind the GLC coupe, while muscular lines, expansive greenhouse and large wheels complete the striking package. Standard equipment includes a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, sunroof and 19″ wheels. The GLC Coupe is expected to go on sale at US dealers by early 2017.

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet pairs incredible performance and extremely dynamic driving characteristics with its expressive, stylishly honed design — all hallmarks of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet, which also made its world premiere at the show. A handcrafted AMG V8 bi-turbo engine produces 503 horses and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Cabriolet features an AIRSCARF neck-level heating system and AIRCAP automatic draft stop system to extend open top season from early spring well into the fall. The C63 Cabriolet will be on sale this fall.

Mercedes-AMG’s E43 Sedan features a bi-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine producing 396 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Numerous ground-breaking technical innovations made their world debut in the new E-Class in January, and the E43 now combines the safety and elegance of the E-Class with AMG driving performance. Standard features on the E43 include a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission, AMG AIRMATIC adaptive sport suspension, dual 12.3″ high definition displays, LED headlamps, AMG bodystyling, 19″ wheels and 4MATIC all-wheel drive with a 31% front / 69% rear power bias. The E43 is expected to go on sale in early 2017.


The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 features a 362 hp, 384 lb-ft of torque bi-turbo 3.0-liter engine, 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. With good sport utility vehicles looks with performance to match, the GLC43 comes standard with AMG AIRMATIC adaptive sport suspension, offering a comfortable ride when wanted, or sporty handling at a moment’s notice. AMG bodystyling and standard 20″ wheels set this SUV apart from the crowd. THE GLC43 will be on sale this fall.

Although not an all-new car, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA features a revised front fascia, new wheel options and redesigned rear bumper. Updated interior appointments include a slimline infotainment display, new trim options and standard on-board Wi-Fi. The CLA45 continues with their best-in-class hand-crafted 2.0-liter AMG inline-4 turbocharged engine with 375hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, delivering power to all four wheels. 2017 CLA’s will be on sale at US dealers this summer.

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Tunnel-looping SLS!

I visited a Mercedes-Benz dealership yesterday just to check out some of the cars there and I spoke to a salesperson who told me to look up this pretty neat video of a Mercedes SLS looping a tunnel — I get home to check it out and my jaw-dropped. This is one amazing video and an incredible amount of talent must’ve gone into this! We only wish we could’ve been there to see it ourselves!

Video from YouTube user eurotuner.

Mercedes G63 6×6: Luxuriously Rugged

When you thought you’ve seen it all, Mercedes has done it again. Do you ever wish you had the ruggedness of a Jeep and the luxury of a high end SUV in the same vehicle? Mercedes brings you the G63 6×6, not 4-wheel drive, but a 6-wheel drive beast! SUV’s with 6-wheel-drive have been around for years but have been used for military or commercial use. Now, its time to bring it to the public!

The AMG engineers at Mercedes-Benz have taken the drivetrain from the G63 AMG, sporting a 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 cranking out 536 hp, mated to a seven-speed transmission. This monster weighs in at 8,300-lb. and is still able to get up to 60 mph in about six seconds. Inside, there’s room for four passengers to ride in luxury, with white leather seats, a carbon-fiber accented dash and a bamboo-lined cargo area.

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo News

Photo Courtesy of Yahoo News

AMG splits the torque 30/40/30 among the axles from front to rear for maximum traction, with locking differentials for all 37-inch wheels; the 6×6 can go in water more than three feet deep. When in the desert, the tires can be inflated and deflated from a panel in the cabin.

Mercedes plans to build about 20 to 30 of these SUV’s starting in October for a price just below $457,000 — which is what AMG will charge for an all-electric SLS. This will definitely be some sight to see on the road. Watch the video below showing off this 6×6 beast.

Video courtesy of MercedesBenzTV