2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 4MATIC | Review

According to William H. Land, the most important thing about power is making sure you don’t have to use it. But when there is so much of it on offer, can you really resist? We spent a week with the Mercedes-AMG A45 to test our resolve. Question. What’s bright red, has 376hp and does 0-62mph…

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…

EngageSportMode Awards 2013 Edition – Part One

Along with train fare increases and post-Christmas depression, January is also the customary time for EngageSportMode to dish out the infamous macaroni and glitter trophies to our favourite cars and people. Part one covers all things mechanical, whilst part two will cover the human side of things. 2013 was a big year for many things,…

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…