At The Maybourne Riviera in the Côte D’Azur, Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG had a surprise to reveal. Pulling back the heavy drapery that enshrouded the contents of a purpose built tent, Wagener revealed Mercedes-Benz’s new Vision AMG, an extraordinary show car.
In the late 1920s, the Maybach name was building a reputation with the well-to-do, but it needed one more push. Then came the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, the airship that circumnavigated the world. Fortunately for the auto division, the Zeppelin was powered by five Maybach V12 engines.
Today, Arthur Bechtel Classic Motors, located in the former Baden-Württemberg airport in Böblingen outside Stuttgart, the historical seat of Mercedes-Benz, specializes in the trade, restoration, and service of a wide selection of vehicles.
Drive AMG vehicles on a series of snow-lined icy courses that cover more than 325 acres of frozen lake.
From the desert to the jungle, to the alps, to Rodeo drive, the G-Wagen is a strange and wonderful SUV.
Given such affinity between the marine and automotive worlds, the real surprise is that any serious collaboration has taken so long.
A new era is beginning for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, kicked off in spiritual form by the all-new AMG GT two-seat sports car that hit the North American market in the spring, and in more practical form with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan that arrived weeks later.
If America truly does love a comeback story, there’s no better place to stage it than in Los Angeles. At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, three models in particular stood out for the way they powered some legendary names back into the spotlight.
Automotive aficionados have a new reason to be enthused. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT was just revealed at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. The second car after the SLS to be developed entirely in-house by the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, the GT will initially come in two different styles.