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The new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé unveiled during a private viewing by T. Gargour & Fils

T. Gargour & Fils, the exclusive and sole agent of Mercedes-Benz in Lebanon, unveiled its flagship model, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé at an exclusive private viewing held at The Mercedes-AMG Performance Center – Dora showroom. AMG owners gathered to experience the reveal of the GT 4-Door, the latest member of the sports car family. Positioned as a true sports car with four doors, it uncompromisingly combines the attributes of an AMG GT sports car with the everyday benefits of a 4-door coupé.

The sports car captured everyone’s attention as it was demonstrated with its most notable features. The event concluded with an exciting draw where one lucky attendee won a trip to the Mercedes-AMG Advanced Experience on ice in Sweden.

On this occasion, Mr. Cesar Aoun, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz at T. Gargour & Fils said: “launching a remarkable sports car like the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in Lebanon is a proud moment for T. Gargour & Fils, as we work hard to stay on top and we make sure our portfolio expands year after year, providing our customers with an impeccable driving experience that brings together unparalleled luxury and performance.”

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A thrill-ride for all those who seek an adrenalin-filled experience on the road, the latest AMG GT 4-door coupé delivers a staggering top speed of up to 315 km/h and comes as a no-compromise creation that acts as the perfect symbiosis of power and elegance. Following the design philosophy of sensual purity, the model takes on a striking muscular body, sporty genes, and boasts familiar features like extremely slim LED tail lights, confidently placing it within the portfolio of its two-door AMG GT counterpart. When it comes to performance, the 6-cylinder in-line and V8 engines allow for a completely new driving experience. The output of the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine has been enhanced further which allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds, a testament of high driving dynamics at motorsport level.

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Code name: Inferno – project based on Mercedes-Benz GLE63 S AMG with 800 Horsepower

Make : Mercedes-Benz
Model : GLE
Year : 2017

Country : Poland
Customized by : auto-Dynamics

Mercedes Benz GLE63 S AMG [C292] Code Name: “INFERNO” 806HP & 1181Nm

Aero Body Kit: The redefinition of the strictly visual aspects of the project was of an absolutely complex character, a holistic complexity and a meticulous architecture.

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AMG metamorphosis began with the professional assembly of a complete, multi-element stylistic package, designed by the renowned studio – Topcar Design.

Exterior Modifications:

Remodeled front bumper
Custom rear bumper with aerodynamic diffuser
widening of all fenders and doors
Door Sills
Various accent panels and decorative elements

Each element of the “Inferno” package was painted according to a pre-determined color concept in order to emphasize specific attributes of the AMG body block in fusion with full stylistic coherence with the baseline of the vehicle body.

Topcar’s package included a complete de-chrome.

Suspension & Wheels:

It would be a shame if all that widening, wildly aggressive stylistic package “Inferno” looked caricatural with a set of modest, factory-made rims. Therefore, the design also reformats the context by manifesting and highlighting the scope of modifications with a set of forged rims from the renowned American producer – Vossen: “Model ML-R1 Forged M-R Series” 23″ in size.

The set of new rims was finished in black, deep, piano gloss.

Precisely redesigned, meticulously calculated, aggressive ET weaving allowed to enter a new set of wheels in the wheel arches, thus perfectly matching their line with the line of widened fenders, and adequate dimensioning enabled the maintenance of the nominal rolling circumference.

The rims are equipped with a set of sports high-performance tires – the German company Continental. Unparalleled, absolutely top model – SportContact 6 [295/35/23 front and 335/30/23 rear] and a package of new, OEM [MB] tire pressure monitoring sensors [TPMS / RDCI].

The Details:

Safe cleaning with attention to every detail, meticulous, intricate correction of the varnish – a prelude to the range of activities was performed. “Inferno” after taking into account all rigorous initiating procedures received a colorless film with self-healing properties from the Ultimate Plus series from the reputable company XPEL. Carefully, a ceramic coating of the Gyeon brand was applied to the entire transparent film. Consequently, all glass and rims were also consistently protected. The entire passenger compartment [textiles, leather, alcantara] and all interior elements were meticulously impregnated with hydrophobic coatings [Gyeon].

In conclusion, the wide spectrum of modifications carried out in Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 by auto-Dynamics.pl resulting in a phenomenal performance in merger with distinctively-aggressive, coherent and arch-dynamic stylistics, transport GLE63 S to the world of an avant-garde, exclusive automotive, placing the project at the same time, a world leader in the extremely modified AMG. Code Name: “Inferno”.

Mercedes Benz GLE63 S AMG Code Name: INFERNO comes with engine modifications creating more than 806 Horsepower and 1181 Nm Power Pack.

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The new Mercedes-Benz CLS – The 3rd generation; Striking design and a Style Icon

The new CLS pioneers the new design idiom of Mercedes-Benz, which is recognisable by its clear contours and reduced lines. The four-door coupé launched in the GCC in November with the CLS 350 and CLS 53 4MATIC+. The CLS 450 4MATIC will follow in February 2019. In the Levant, the CLS 350, CLS 350 4MATIC and CLS 53 4MATIC+ launched in November 2018, followed by the CLS 450 4MATIC in December 2018.

Its character is marked by a defined grille that widens towards the base and a forward-slanting front section and other features include wide, low-set headlamps and two-section tail lights. The design is also a reflection of the timeless aura of the first CLS, which founded a new segment of the brand and quickly became a design icon. All CLS models are equipped with new in-line six-cylinder and in-line four-cylinder engines. Like its predecessors, the new CLS exudes self-assured sportiness in exemplary style making it a highly emotive vehicle offering impressive long-distance and acoustic comfort coupled with thrilling, unrivalled technology.

In 2003, Mercedes-Benz created a new vehicle segment with the CLS which for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of a coupé, with the comfort and functionality of a sedan. With the third generation of the CLS, Mercedes-Benz is now building more strongly than ever on the aura and unique character of this trendsetting model.  The new model has pure CLS genes with its arching waistline, flat side window lines and low greenhouse. At the same time, it is another example of the logical evolution of the Sensual Purity design idiom: sharp edges and lines have been significantly reduced. It blends seamlessly into the current Mercedes-Benz coupé family with numerous design features. Its cd value of 0.26 is positive proof of its outstanding aerodynamics.

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The range of engines for the CLS is completely new. The following models will be available:

  • CLS 350 (220+10 kW/299+14 hp, 400+150 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km
  • CLS 450 4MATIC (270+16 kW/367+22 hp, 500+250 Nm; combined fuel consumption 5.6 l/100 km
  • CLS 53 4MATIC+ (320+16 kW/435+22 hp, 520+250 Nm; combined fuel consumption 8.7 l/100 km

The AIR BODY CONTROL suspension, ENERGIZING comfort controls and the very latest infotainment generation, smartphone integration  and wireless charging accentuate absolute comfort in the car. The touchpad in the centre console gives haptic and acoustic feedback when operating the numerous convenience functions and settings.

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Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Prototype Testing

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE prototype - Arab Motor World

The development of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car, presented at IAA 2017, had been intensively worked on behind closed doors for several months. In a highly complex, digital development process   (“Project ONE Virtual Engineering”), the transnational project team worked towards its common goal: putting Formula 1 hybrid technology on the road.

Hundreds of testing hours have already been spent to master the immense challenge of making the high-performance drive unit ready for series production: the whole powertrain including all hybrid components underwent the toughest race track tests on the high-performance dyno tests of HPP’s engine specialists in Brixworth.

The successful completion of the dyno tests was followed by the installation of the highly complex powertrain into the first prototypes, which since then have been driving around unnoticed on a secret test ground in England. But today it turns out to be more difficult to keep this testing confidential: the camouflaged prototypes of the Mercedes-AMG hypercar are still being driven on closed-off test grounds and racetracks. However, because of their specific and very characteristic F1 sound, they are hard to keep from the public.

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New open-air Mercedes Member of the AMG GT family

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster - Arab Motor World

Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with the new Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster as an attractive open-air model. With this latest addition the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupés, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupés. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminium spaceframe, a V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminium double wishbone axles.

Compared to the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT S Roadster is rendered even more dynamic by numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, design and interior. This positions it between the AMG GT Roadster and the even more powerful AMG GT C Roadster, now providing a choice of three open- top two-seaters.

Muscular power unit for a top speed of over 300 km/h

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The AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo in the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster delivers an output of 384 kW (522 hp) and maximum torque of 670 Nm. This is available over a wide engine speed range from 1900 to 5000 rpm. The eight-cylinder power unit delivers a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The dynamic power delivery continues right up to the top speed of 308 km/h.

The two turbochargers of the V8 are not positioned on the outside of the cylinder banks, but inside the cylinder “V”. Advantages: a compact engine design and spontaneous response of the turbochargers.

Power transfer is based on the combination of a front mid-engine and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G sport transmission in a transaxle arrangement, combined with a torsionally rigid torque tube. Thanks to the wide gear ratio spread, the decidedly high torque of the V8 biturbo engine can be used to optimum effect. The weight distribution is also ideal for optimum driving dynamics at 47 (front) and 53 (rear) percent.

With adaptive adjustable damping as standard

The AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment as standard. This fully automatic, electronically controlled system adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current requirements. This improves driving safety and ride comfort. The ideal operating point can be selected at all times on the basis of extensive information relating to acceleration or vehicle speed, for example.

Choice of driving experience from comfortable to very sporty

The driver is able to set the AMG GT S Roadster to his/her individual requirements using the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller. Five drive modes, “C” (Comfort), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus), “RACE” and the individually programmable setup “I” (Individual) are available. These allow a broad range of driving experiences – from comfortable to very sporty.

By pressing the separate “M” button in the centre console, the driver can activate the manual transmission mode in any drive mode to change gear using the steering-wheel shift paddles.

Standard equipment: Electronically controlled rear differential

As standard, the AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated into the compact transmission housing. Its sensitive and fast control raises the critical limit of vehicle dynamics to a new level. It not only further improves the traction of the drive wheels, but also increases the critical cornering speed.

The greatest benefit of the electronic rear-axle limited-slip differential is the even more sensitive and proactive control, which pushes the critical threshold higher, making it even easier to drive at the vehicle’s limits.

Large dimensions: the AMG high-performance composite braking system

The AMG high-performance composite brake system is adapted to the enhanced performance of the AMG GT S Roadster. The front axle features composite brake discs measuring 390 x 36 mm with 6-piston fixed callipers, with composite brake discs measuring 360 x 26 mm and single-piston fixed callipers at the rear. The brake callipers are painted in red with “AMG” lettering.

There is also the option of the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system with brake discs in size 402 x 39 mm at the front axle and 360 x 32 mm at the rear, together with specially painted brake callipers with “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering. Exceptionally short stopping distances, a precise pressure point and outstanding resistance to fading even under extreme operating conditions.

Intelligent lightweight construction with a high proportion of aluminum

For the body of the GT S, Mercedes-AMG has opted for an intelligent and particularly lightweight mix of materials with a high proportion of aluminium. The spaceframe and exterior parts are of aluminium, and the boot lid too is particularly light in weight thanks to an innovative composite material. These high-tech plastics excel with their lightweight design, high strength and outstanding surface quality, improving the agility of the Roadster.

Weight-optimized: the fabric soft top

The three-layered fabric soft top is supported by a magnesium/steel/aluminium structure of low weight, which helps to keep the vehicle’s centre of gravity low. Additional roll-over protection is provided by an integrated aluminium cross- member, while the inserted acoustic mat improves noise comfort.

Authentic sports car experience embodying sensual purity

From the expressive AMG radiator grille to the long bonnet and the muscular tail end, the two-seater guarantees a pure sports car experience even when stationary. The flat front section and forward-sloping radiator grille make the Roadster appear to hug the road. At the same time this shape lowers the vehicle’s back-pressure point, enhancing the flow of cooling air and the car’s aerodynamic performance.

Viewed from the side, the arched roof line (when the soft top is closed) and the frameless doors are eye-catching features. The surfaces and lines of the side wall flow into the tail end with a dramatic tapered effect.

AIRPANEL active air management system

The active air regulation system AIRPANEL included as standard is a particular technical highlight. Vertical louvres at the bottom of the front apron are opened and closed electronically by means of an electric motor in around one second to guarantee the required amount of cooling.

As another active aerodynamic component the Roadster features an extendable rear spoiler. This reduces lift at the rear axle at higher speeds. With its broad shoulders and expressive tail light graphics, the rear end enhances the emotional overall appearance.

High quality and exclusivity: the interior

The interior design echoes the design lines of the exterior. The dashboard places a firm emphasis on width, creating an impression of a powerful wing. Thanks to the high beltlines, concave door panelling, a dynamic, rising centre console and the low seating position, the driver is integrated into the cockpit and feels fully attuned to the Roadster.

The sport seats are upholstered in black ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre as standard. Numerous other materials and colours are also optionally available, such as nappa leather in black, marron/black, red pepper/black, silver pearl/black. Also available only with AMG Performance seats is number of personalised options, for instance exclusive nappa leather in saddle brown/black and macchiato beige /black.

Choice of high-quality interior trim

As standard the AMG GT S Roadster comes with the AMG Silver Chrome Interior package. This creates particular highlights with trim in high-quality silver chrome. The package consists of a centre console surround, air vent bezels and trim strips in the door armrests in silver chrome. Optional extras include the AMG Piano Lacquer Interior package – trim surfaced in luxurious, shining piano lacquer accentuates the high quality of the interior.

AMG trim elements in matt silver glass-fibre, carbon-fibre and matt carbon-fibre. The Exclusive Trim package further enhances the AMG trim and brings even more individuality to the interior.

AMG Performance seats with climate control

The optionally available AMG Performance seats provide even more lateral support with more heavily contoured backrest and seat cushion side bolsters. Customers wishing to enjoy comfortable temperatures even on very hot summer days can also opt for the seat climate control, which is also available for the AMG Performance seats.

Large choice of wheel/tyre combinations

As standard the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is fitted with 10-spoke light- alloy wheels painted in vanadium silver, with 9 x 19 inches (front) and 11 x 19 inches (rear) and tyre sizes 255/35 R 19 and 295/35 R 19 respectively.

A host of different design and colour variants are also available as optional equipment. Also new are 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels panted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish or in matt black with a high-sheen finish.

Tailor-made optional equipment for any customer requirements

On the basis of the extensive standard equipment, the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster offers wide scope for individual wishes. The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package ensures even higher driving dynamics and even sportier handling characteristics.

As an option the AMG rear axle steering can be ordered in conjunction with the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package. This makes the AMG GT S Roadster even more agile, with even greater handling stability at the limits.

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EMC celebrates 50 years of Mercedes-AMG with thrilling track day at Yas Marina Circuit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMG, the high-performance division of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz.

To celebrate this landmark occasion Emirates Motor Company, authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, hosted the AMG Performance Tour at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The tour visited the home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 22ndwith a host of high-performance cars such as the C43 AMG Coupe, the E43 Sport AMG 4M and the G63 Manufaktur available for test drives around the track.

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This annual event, which is now in its sixth year, will be testing a series of exciting vehicles, such as the recently launched, high end AMGs, the E63 and the S63, and will also encompass the sport range which includes the GLC43, the GLE43, and SLC43, and finally, the signature vehicles of C63 and CLA45.

As well as testing their skills on the twists and turns of the Yas Marina Circuit, AMG customers also put the cars through their paces on the Drag Race track and Auto X.

AMG Driving Academy instructors were also on hand to offer expert tips and advice on how to handle the track and the cars safely, with participants also able to make a video of their driving experience during a ‘lead and follow’ session with professional drivers.

Chris Edwards, General Manager of EMC Passenger Cars, said:

“The AMG Performance Tour is a great way to discover the joy of driving.

“For half a century, AMG has produced some of the most exciting luxurious vehicles ever driven and that tradition of excellence continues today.

“The event was a great opportunity for racing enthusiasts and EMC customers to experience what it is like to drive some of AMG’s most advanced, and thrilling, vehicles on a world-class race track.

“The Yas Marina Circuit has witnessed some incredible motorsports action, so it was only fitting that the track hosts the AMG Performance Tour. Everyone at EMC is looking forward to welcoming all of the drivers and celebrating 50 fantastic years of AMG.”

For half a century, AMG has constantly strived to push the limits of engineering and performance by modifying some of the world’s most prestigious vehicles.

Founded in 1967 by engineers Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, the letters AMG stand for Aufrecht, Melcher and Großaspach, the town where Aufrecht was born. Over the last five decades the company’s high-performance modifications of Mercedes-Benz vehicles have become motorsports legends winning countless races and awards.

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