Subaru Ice Driving And Mercedes-amg G 63 | Autoblog Podcast #571

Subaru ice driving and Mercedes-AMG G 63 | Autoblog Podcast #571

In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder. They kick things off by talking about the cars they've been driving: the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and Autoblog's long-term Kia Stinger. Then they discuss hooning the Subaru BRZ, WRX and WRX STI on ice at the Subaru Winter Experience. Then they talk news, specifically Amazon investing $700 million in EV startup Rivian, and Maserati finally launching the Alfieri. Finally they help spend a listener's money on a new, green car.

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2019 Mercedes-amg C43 Sedan Gets Sharpened For Geneva

2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan gets sharpened for Geneva

After three years on the market, Mercedes-Benz sent the C43 AMG to Affalterbach's makeover academy. The junior varsity AMG C sedan flashes new shiny bits throughout, from the resculpted bumpers, to more brawn from the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, to an optional all-digital dashboard and driver assistance features from the big brother E-Class. And if old school AMG holdouts have a look in back they'll note the return of quad-oval tailpipes, which appears to be how AMG will differentiate V6 from V8 models.

Since this is AMG, we'll start with performance: larger turbos boost output to 385 hp, 23 hp more than before. Torque holds steady at 384 pound-feet, so to the 0 to 60 time of 4.6 seconds and the 130-mph electronically limited top speed. We don't have fuel economy numbers yet, but Mercedes says the engine's more efficient, and so are the wheels. The three available rims in 18- and 19-inch sizes have been "aerodynamically optimized" through hours in the wind tunnel to improve air flow around the wheels. AMG's 9-speed automatic manages gear changes, with new software tuning that enables faster shifts in all modes, multiple downshifts at one time, and it holding the chosen gear even when hitting the limiter. The AMG Dynamic Select driving modes add a fifth selection, Slippery, for wet and snowy conditions.

Buy It! This Mitsubishi Lancer Is Powered By A Turbo Amg Engine

Buy It! This Mitsubishi Lancer Is Powered by a Turbo AMG Engine

Mitsubishi was pretty hot on the rally circuit in the 1970s and a lot of what it learned in the dirt was translated into its road cars.

The Lancer GSR 1600 of 1974 was a repeat winner in the most grueling rally in the world at the time: the Safari Rally of Kenya, earning it the nickname King of Cars. This lowly 1982-1988 (the ad says 1979) Lancer started life as an already-sporty 1800 GSR, which would have pushed out 135 hp from its 1.8-liter turbo engine, but obviously, the owner wasn’t happy with that, so what was their solution?

Toyota 86 Gets A Virtual Mercedes-amg Gt S Tune

Toyota 86 Gets A Virtual Mercedes-AMG GT S Tune

It has become sort of a thing to imagine the Toyota 86 in various forms these days, but the latest rendering is probably one of the craziest of them all.

WinningDesigns has taken the Japanese sports car and fitted it with the front end of a Mercedes-AMG GT S. Moreover, the 86 has also received a Liberty Walk-inspired body kit, a boot-mounted wing, various decals, and a set of wide rims, that complete its new look.

Toyota Pondering Amg-rivalling Performance Brand

Toyota Pondering AMG-Rivalling Performance BrandToyota could soon have a new performance division tweaking its models in a similar vein to Mercedes-AMG and BMW M.
As it stands, the Japanese company already offers a host of performance models from its TRD sub-brand (Toyota Racing Development). However, there’s a possibility that the firm’s Gazoo Racing motorsport arm will be expanded into an even more comprehensive tuning arm.

Wald International Unveils Menacing Mercedes-amg Gt In Japan

Wald International Unveils Menacing Mercedes-AMG GT In JapanAmong the likes of an engraved Nissan GT-R and a crazy Toyota Prius GT300 racer at the Tokyo Auto Salon was this; the Wald International Mercedes-AMG GT.
Teased back in November, the car is just like other crazy creations from the Japanese tuner and therefore has been adorned with an exceptionally bold bodykit.

Video : Nissan Gt-r Nismo Battles Mercedes Amg Gt S

Video : Nissan GT-R NISMO Battles Mercedes AMG GT SWhile this may look like an unfair fight, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is actually lighter and has just as much torque as the Nissan GT-R NISMO. But is it faster?
That's a very good question, and one that we're glad we can know the answer to. These are two very different cars, despite whatever technical or practical similarities one might conjure up.