I am not going to say much about this new Mercedes-AMG sports car as I simply think that its fabulous. It looks smaller, lighter and svelter than the Mercedes AMG SLS. It changes the game slightly from a bruiser of a GT to a smaller, more nimble one for Mercedes-AMG. The SLS may have had more presence, this is more compact.
Taken from Mercedes-AMG:
The Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new, top-class sports car segment for the company. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance. The first sports car engine with internally mounted turbochargers (‘hot inside V’) and dry sump lubrication is configured in two output ratings: as a GT with 340 kW (462 hp) and as a GT S with 375 kW (510 hp). The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality, and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment!
Top figures such as 3.8 seconds from zero to 100 km/h and a top speed of 310 km/h,
BRABUS W205 without sport package. I wonder what that means. I am guessing it is for a normal C-class that comes without the AMG sport package that has the ‘A’ shaped bumper beneath the grille and more aggressive AMG designed bodykit. BRABUS takes the basic W205 C-class and adds their own sport bodykit to it making it a BRABUSified, if there is such a word, W205 C-class.
Fairly new and still unavailable in Malaysia, the W205 C-class still makes waves around the world where Mercedes Benz are sought after. Even here in Malaysia sales of Mercedes Benz cars have hit an all time high. This isn’t counting the grey imports that seem to be flooding the market now with very reasonably priced W204 C-classes out there. You can get a base W204 C180 SE for around RM130,000 unregistered these days. Cheap compared to the authorised MB Malaysia cars that go for around RM245,000 nowadays (A final edition C200 with AMG Sports package).
So these pics of the BRABUS W205 C-class are for those who want to dream of something different to their upcoming W205 purchase. The car pictured is the popular diesel powered Brabus D4 C-class. It would have a Brabus powerchip and that quad piped sports exhaust system as well as what you can see in the pictures herein and some interior trimming. Usual tuner car stuff.
The all-new Mercedes Benz C-class should be here by the end of the year in CBU form with local assembly sometime next year.
a heck of a lot……..
I suppose other companies have a more focused chassis development team compared to the VW Group. This is the only explaination I can think of aside from the fact that they are putting the development money into other parts like interior design, drivetrain and styling. But I think the VW group has no fixed focus when it comes to chassis development and engineers have a freer hand. Or less time for Car A compared to design team on Car B. Who knows.
This was spotted by a friend over in Shah Alam recently. A nice Mercedes Benz 220se cabriolet from the 1960s. It sports a new number plate and I believe it is a recent import using a classic car status AP. There are two or so importers specializing in these sort of cars and I am glad there is a market for it.
Would love bringing in an Audi Quattro, a Lancia Delta HF turbo (versions from 1985 should qualify) or the Integrale (first versions may qualify) or even a Mercedes 190e Cossie from the 1980s if I had the dough.
Mercedes Benz Malaysia has brought out the final edition W204 C-class before it starts bringing in the W205 by the end of this year. Only one model, the C200 CGI Avantgarde with AMG Styling will be sold at regular C200 prices. A ‘bargain’ at RM254,888.00. It basically has everything included in the previous C250 and C300 sold here but with the 184bhp C200 specced engine. Take a look at it over here at motoring-malaysia.com.
Over in Europe, Mercedes Benz has discontinued the SL350 for a SL400. This is a downgrade in engine size – 3,500cc to 3,000cc BUT a change from normally aspirated to turbocharging has enabled an increase in horsepower and torque. Good for road tax expensive Malaysia when it comes here. Click here to go there.
Mercedes Benz Malaysia has come up with a final edition for the W204 C-Class for Malaysia with the C200 CGI Avantgarde with AMG Styling. Continue reading
Well, firstly do not listen to the ’350′ as a 3.5liter or a ’400′ as something larger. Continue reading
Sources say that the Mercedes Benz CLA200 will finally be launched in Malaysia at RM235,888 (est.). The car will be in fully imported CBU form and will be the cheapest Mercedes Sedan you can buy as soon as stocks of the current W204 Mercedes Benz C200 run out (and replaced with a run off edition that has the AMG sport kit at a price estimated at around RM240,000 (w.o insurance) before being replaced by the W205 C-Class at the end of the year.
The CLA200 will come with a 1.6liter 4 cylinder engine that makes 154bhp and 250Nm torque. It has a 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission.