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Mercedes driver Lucas Auer won at Assen ahead of AF Corsa driver Liam Lawson and BMW driver Mark Whitman.
According to Serbiaring, Auer started the race from the first starting position in the "Mercedes AMG", ahead of Whitman and the two Ferraris, Liam Lawson and Alex Albon. Audi runner Kelvin van der Linde entered the race from fifth place. The visiting driver, Italian Mirko Bortoloti, was the best placed Lamborghini driver at the start, in sixth place.
Auer held the lead, ahead of Whitman, while Albon overtook his teammate for third place. Kelvin van der Linde dropped eighth place after being overtaken by Bortoloti and two "Mercedes" by Maximilian Goetz and Daniel Huncadella during the first lap.
Due to a flat tire, Ezme Hoki gave up in the first lap, because parts of the tire damaged his "Lamborghini". Auer, Lawson and Goetz did their tire change at the end of the fifth lap. Whitman and Albon did the same lap later, but Lawson managed to overtake Whitman immediately due to better heated tires, while Albon remained stuck behind the BMW. After his stop, Hunkadelja returned to the track in the fight between BMW and Ferrari, where he found himself in front of Whitman.
Albon put pressure on Whitman during almost the entire race, and in the 19th lap, Getz and Bortoloti approached them, which turned two duels into a four-pointer. Lower in the standings, Esteban Mut, behind the wheel of the "Lamborghini" T3 motorsport, reached 15th place, overtaking Christian Klin. Kelvin van der Linde completed his stand at the end of the 20th lap, and managed to get back on the track between Whitman and Albon, which helped the two-time DTM champion separate himself from the competition behind him. The Mercedes driver, Philip Ellis, performed a pirouette on the track and lost four positions.
Van der Linde began to put serious pressure on Whitman, with one slight contact in an attempt to attack. After that, Whitman separated from "Audi" again. In the 29th round, the current runner-up Nico Miller reached the 10th place, overtaking Vincent Abril. In the same round, Sheldon van der Linde's "BMW" withdraws from the race. In an attempt to overtake Kelvin van der Linde at the beginning of the 31st lap, Albon hit the back end of the "Audi R8 LMS". Both drivers continued the race unhindered, but their incident was under investigation. Mike Rockenfeller was the last to change the tires, in the 33rd lap, and the technical problem left Hunkadelin's "Mercedes AMG" by the track.
Lucas Auer was the first to cross the finish line, ahead of Lawson and Whitman. The fourth to see the checkered flag was Kelvin van der Linde, who finished the race ahead of Albon, Goetz and Bortoloti. Nico Miller, Vincent Abril and Esteban Mut completed the top ten.
In the general classification, Lawson leads with 175 points, ahead of Whitman who has collected 165 so far, and Kelvin van der Linde has 160 points. Goetz is fourth with 155 points.
The DTM season continues on October 2 and 3, when the program will feature two races at the Hockenheimring, before the season finale, which takes place a week later at the Norrisring.
Some media published unofficial information that AMG will not start delivering its super car One before the first quarter of 2022, most likely because it still has to solve "certain hardware problems".
The Mercedes-AMG One combines a 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine from an F1 car, four electric motors, lithium-ion batteries, all-wheel drive and an automated 8-speed manual Xtrac transmission.
The combined power is 746 kW / 1014 hp, although some unofficial information says that it is actually 895 kW / 1216 hp.
Only 275 pieces will be made, at a price of 2.7 million dollars, and all of them were sold in advance, according to earlier information.
It seems that the German brand does not know what will happen in the next decade.
Electrification is changing many rules in the automotive industry. Electric cars do not have as many parts as their SUS counterparts, and the powertrain is far smaller in size, which gives designers more freedom and opens up new room for maneuver.
We read yesterday that Daimler doubts that the traditional sedan will survive the transformation or the transition to electric mobility. We’ve seen it with their EQE and EQS models that don’t really look like the sedans we’re used to seeing with the three-pointed star sign.
Now we hear that they also doubt the bright future of the caravan. So says Marcus Schaefer, one of the board members of Mercedes. “The problem with caravans is the high pressure of the SUV segment. We have to see how that class will develop, technically everything is feasible ", said Schaefer.
And indeed, there are very few electric caravans on the market. Tesla, which is the world leader in the EV sphere, does not offer any caravans, and it is similar with other brands. One of the exceptions is the Porsche, whose Taycan has a Cross Turismo variant, which can be placed in the station wagon category.
We will find out in ten to fifteen years whether electrification will really be the end of caravan vehicles, until then there will be an opportunity to enjoy their charms…
You don't have to be an expert in the automotive industry to predict that the future of the German Mercedes is strictly electric, writes Motor1.
But what does that direction mean for company design? If we ask Daimler's head of design, Gorden Wagener, this whole process means that we will soon see the end of the traditional limousine. And judging by the EQE and EQS electric vehicles, it seems that the new wave of high-tech electric vehicles from Mercedes will be shaped as a mixture of sedan, hatchback and probably coupe.
"Electrification will kill a three-volume sedan for several reasons," Gorden Wagener told TopGear during the Munich Motor Show.
"Aero is one. Secondly, with a six-inch battery, the three-volume sedan just doesn't look good, it looks s ***. You have to do something that visually increases the height. "
Although the transition to electric drives generally gives designers more options, there are some limitations. What Wagener is talking about is the fact that the top EV sedans need a large battery and that destroys the elegant proportions of a traditional sedan.
The solution? "That's why we came up with that bold design with EQ models, because it looks stretched, it looks elegant. So [electrification] will change the proportions of the car. We have to make sure that not everyone looks the same, but that fear has existed for about 30 years. We have managed to make them different and I am convinced that we can do that in the future. "
Will he be successful? The Germans believe that they want and show the concept of their cult electric SUV - Concept EQG. This is the biggest transformation of the cube legend since it was sold, more precisely since 1979. The concept was unveiled at the Munich Motor Show, which opens to visitors tomorrow. At the same time, Mercedes also unveiled a new version of the conventional G-Class.
A few months ago, we discovered on our portal what an electric G-Class might look like, and now we have official photos of the concept from the Munich Motor Show, where the EQG was shown.
The current G-Class has been on the market since 2018, when the electric version was not yet in the plans, but over time, the electrification of the complete range of the German manufacturer had to include Mercedes' cult 4 × 4.
And what did we get? Visually, the car is just as square as the existing G-Class with rustic details like door handles and turn signals on the fenders and recognizable round headlights. On the other hand, the concept is shown with side lighting strips and a characteristic grille from the EQ model, so the front grille and star are bright, writes Auto Klub.
The rear door now opens classically, and there’s a fifth spare wheel. Or so it seems because the box is square, so there are probably cables for charging the batteries inside. The concept EQG is mounted on 22-inch wheels that are similar to those from the Maybach model.
As for the chassis, the EQG uses the same as the current model with independent front support and a rigid rear link, so, as they say in Mercedes, it is a "real off-roader". So far, no other technical data has been revealed, such as battery capacity, range or performance, but it is certainly expected to be better than the conventional but most powerful version of the G-Class - AMG G63 with V8 engine and 577 hp, which reaches "hundred" for 4.5 seconds.
More precisely, and as they say from the company, "the electric version of the G-Class will improve the field possibilities." Power will come from 4 separate engines mounted on wheels, while the transmission, in addition to the standard ones, will even offer slow speeds. The instant power provided by the electric motors will provide incredible acceleration but also traction, making the EQG ideal for steep and difficult terrain, as well as for transporting heavy loads. "
It is expected that serial production should start in 2024, by which time all technical details will be known.
It is a more robust version for the field in "Copper Orange" color. Comes standard with headlight grilles, front and rear fenders, as well as 18-inch off-road tires. It can be additionally equipped with supports, a tent on the roof, a spare wheel box and other equipment that will make it easier to stay in nature.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 SE PERFORMANCE is the first sports plug-in hybrid of the Mercedes-AMG brand to enter series production and rely on Formula 1 technologies. Under the hood are a 4.0 V8 biturbo engine as well as an electric motor, and the total power is 620 kW (843 hp), while the maximum torque is greater than 1,400 Nm. So, the driver and passengers in this rocket are literally expected to launch up to 100 km / h, which takes only 2.9 seconds.
The layout of the internal combustion engine on the front axle and electric drive on the rear, offers numerous advantages, say from AMG. Namely, optimized weight distribution, the best possible use of torque and very fast power delivery promise driving dynamics at the highest level. Added to this is a high-performance battery that has been developed internally, and has twice the power density of conventional propulsion batteries and, like many other components, is inspired by Formula 1 technology, says Jochen Hermann, Chief Technical Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The striking design with a low front end, muscular body, low cab and the shape of the fastback vehicle emphasizes the sporty genes of the four-door coupe. Another striking feature is the front bumper, which is based on the design of the AMG GT with two doors. It looks like it was cast from a mold. The air intakes are wider, and the air flow is directed towards the wheels by means of three vertical flaps.
At the rear, the bumper has an integrated battery charging port and the model designation is marked in red. With the hybrid, the AMG also features trapezoidal double exhaust pipes. The "E PERFORMANCE" symbol indicates a hybrid drive.
As the brand's new flagship, the AMG GT 63 S E PERFORMANCE is specially equipped. It received all the latest upgrades, such as AMG RIDE CONTROL + suspension, and the standard equipment includes AMG ceramic brakes (dimensions 420 x 40 millimeters on the front axle and 380 x 32 millimeters on the rear) and MBUX multimedia system with special screens.
The cab has a standard built-in Widescreen Cockpit display that features an MBUX multimedia system with AMG hybrid-specific displays and functions. On the instrument panel, the driver can monitor the electric range, energy consumption, power output and torque of the electric motor and the temperature of the battery and electric motor. It is interesting that this information is also available to passengers sitting in the back and who can follow it on their screens.
The standard AMG Performance steering wheel also offers tangible and visible added value, with its distinctive double-spoke design and seamlessly integrated buttons. As a new feature, it is possible to select the recovery levels of the hybrid drive using the buttons on the steering wheel, and for the first time there is the selection of the electric driving mode.
The new model is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine combined with a synchronous electric motor, a high-performance battery developed in Afalterbach, and all-wheel power is sent by a 9-speed AMG Speedshift transmission. Otherwise, the drive is a fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC +. The combination of a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine and electric motor generates 620 kW (843 hp) and a maximum torque of more than 1,400 Nm.
The driving performance of the most powerful production vehicle from Afalterbach so far is impressive: acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h takes just 2.9 seconds, and 200 km / h is achieved in less than 10 seconds. Acceleration ends at 316 km / h.
The 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor is positioned on the rear axle, where it is integrated with a two-speed transmission with an electrically controlled limited-slip rear differential in a compact drive unit (EDU). Experts call this arrangement the P3 hybrid. A lightweight, high-performance battery is also located in the rear of the rear axle.
There are as many as seven AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes: "Electric", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport +", "RACE", "Slippery" and "Individual" are precisely configured for the new drive technology and thus ensure that driving can be highly efficient, but also very dynamic.
Mercedes-AMG GT63 E-Performance
The car will be part of the AMG E-Performance strategy, and according to some information, it will carry the designation Mercedes-AMG GT63 E-Performance (some sources mentioned the name Mercedes-AMG GT 73e).
Either way, it’s a Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe that got a Plug-In Hybrid drivetrain with a combination of a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo petrol, electric motor, lithium-ion batteries and all-wheel drive.
The propulsion system will have a combined disposal of up to 600 kW / 816 hp and 1001 Nm, and acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h) should be less than three seconds.
It has not been announced yet how much autonomy there will be in Electric mode, but earlier announcements mention 50-60 km.
This model will, among other things, have a refined aero body kit, lighter wheels, as well as "V8 Biturbo E-Performance" markings.
The driver will be able to choose between five driving modes: Electric, Comfort, Sport, Sport +, Race and Individual.
After the premiere on September 1, this car will be exhibited at the Munich Motor Show (September 7-12).