EngageSportMode Awards 2014 – Part Two

If you’ve read part one of our 2014 Awards, you’ll be ready for part two. This instalment concentrates on motorsport and media, compared to the purely mechanical slant of the first instalment. So, providing you’ve appropriately recovered from New Year’s Eve, here we go. There’s another five awards to be dished out, so without any further delay,…

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé – Answering a question nobody asked?

We’ll cut to the chase. Here at EngageSportMode we’re not huge fans of SUV based ‘coupé’ creations like the BMW X6, so a new offering from Mercedes-Benz is not really the early Christmas present we were wanting. We fully respect the right of people to drive what they want, and manufacturers to create what they see the…

New – The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake

Still needing a small performance wagon, but not taken with the VW Golf R Estate from last week? In something that seems to be the beginning of a trend, here’s Mercedes-Benz with their CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake to give you yet another option.  Launched alongside regular versions of the new CLA Shooting Brake, this…

New – 2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Saloon and Estate

Mercedes-Benz seems to be chucking out new AMG models at present. We’ve literally just seen the new Mercedes-AMG GT supercar, preceded by the S 65 AMG coupé earlier in the year. Now there’s the all-new Mercedes-AMG C 63 saloon and estate. Yes, the eagle-eyed may have spotted a slight change in name. No longer is it…

Fast News – The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT

Forget the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus; the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car is the most important thing being released in two distinct flavours today.  Set to be available in both GT and GT S trim, the replacement for the wondrous SLS AMG packs a twin turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 engine into a two-seater chassis; featuring…

New – 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 65 AMG Coupé

How much is too much? More specifically, just what constitutes too much when it comes to torque? The latest AMG version of the S Class Coupé might just have the answer. One thousand. 1,000. It’s a fairly significant number whatever the usage, but for Mercedes-Benz it symbolises the torque output for the AMG models at the…

2014 Car of The Year Finalists Announced

The annual search for the “most outstanding new car to go on sale” in Europe in the preceding 12 months is on. With the fact that a hybrid/electric model has won two of the past three years, is the winner already apparent? ESM rates their chances below. Voting in the European Car of the Year…

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Photo Highlights

EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung? Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely…

New – 2014 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Pricing Revealed

Mercedes-Benz UK has announced the prices and specification for its new flagship saloon, the S 63 AMG. So, just how big a mortgage will you need for the biggest Benz? £119,565 is the magic number if you want to place the 585 bhp, 2 tonne, super saloon on your driveway come the end of the…

Two Spoke Steering Wheels – The resurgence

Over the past week EngageSportMode has noticed a revival in something quite old-fashioned, that we thought we’d previously seen the last of. No, it’s not the announcement of another new MG model, but two spoke steering wheels in modern cars. BMW’s brand new electric i3 features a duo-spoker in its futuristic eco-friendly interior. To be…