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Next-level: Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

AMG Future Performance: Sportwagen-Marke präsentiert Hybrid-Showcar: Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – Driving Performance der Zukunft

Following the success of the two-door Mercedes-AMG GT line, the potential for a four-door coupé grand touring car was too much to ignore. Enter the third autonomously developed AMG model: the GT Concept. This four-door grand tourer not only makes AMG performance accessible for more passengers, but combines the incredible V8 with an electric driveline for a high-performance hybrid. In its last level of development, it is capable of 600 kW (815 PS), a 0-100 km/h time of less than three seconds, as well as impressive driving range. The ‘EQ Power+’ badging points to the future of electrification; also seen on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 race cars.

2017 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 2, Day 4 - Steve Etherington


AMG Performance Centres

AMG Performance Center AMG Performance Center

Making high performance easier accessible to potential buyers is as important as giving budding enthusiasts an opportunity to witness first-hand the wonders of modern engineering. Those who are awe-struck today will become buyers tomorrow. AMG Performance Centres are spread across the globe, with more than 400 centres across 40 countries. India has seven Performance Centres. With an immersive experience promised from interactive modules, customers and enthusiasts are treated to the distinctive sounds and features of the various AMG models on offer.


Mercedes-AMG F1 – 2017

2017 Barcelona Pre-Season Test 2, Day 4 - Steve Etherington

Following the return of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team to the sport, the Silver Arrows became a dominant force in 2014, claiming three back-to-back double titles — drivers’ and constructors’ — leaving the rest behind by some margin.

This year, with Rosberg retiring from F1, the team sees a Finn partnering the three-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton. Outstanding as his performances were in the Williams-Mercedes car over the past few seasons, Valtteri Bottas was a clear choice.

The season’s progression has seen the excitement in the championship taken to another level. Their Italian rivals have upped their game and pose a proper challenge. However, both Mercedes-AMG drivers, Hamilton and Bottas, remain championship challengers. Hamilton also surpassed the all-time record for the most number of pole positions when he captured his 69th pole position at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza in stunning fashion, going on to win the race and take the lead in the world championship. His title rival, meanwhile, has suffered a string of incidents, further reducing his chances of clinching the title.

There have got to be far too many intense moments for Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda as the season progresses increasingly in their favour.

 

About the author: Jim Gorde

 

Automotive Correspondent at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops.,and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible future.
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