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YouTuber Archie Hamilton explains why he’s bought a Mercedes-AMG A45S

Published: 10/Feb/2020 17:44

by Eli Becht

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YouTuber Archie Hamilton is an avid car collector and he just added another vehicle to his collection – the Mercedes-AMG A45S.

Picking out a new car is always stressful, even for the average consumer, but the aficionados know exactly what they’re looking for, and it can make the process even harder.

Things like gas mileage, how many doors it has, storage space, and front-wheel or rear-wheel drive are all things that can factor into a purchase. However, some buyers are looking for horsepower, top speed, acceleration, and even how the interior design looks.

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Archie Hamilton just sold his Range Rover.

Hamilton has had his eyes on the AMG A45S for a long time now, and he finally pulled the trigger and picked one up.

In his 15 minute video on February 8, the popular YouTuber explained why he decided to go with the car, and a lot of it came down to the number of details it offered.

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Hamilton is a big fan of the interior design.

“I wanted something that had some interesting details on it,” he said referring to the yellow trim on the seats. “We’ve got yellow stitching and yellow down the seats and I think that is perfect.”

He then moved onto the other features of the car, such as the steering wheel.

“You can see I have an Alcantara steering wheel,” he explained. “How flipping nice is that wheel?”

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It’s clear Hamilton is a big fan of the little things a vehicle can offer but is also a fan of their speed as well, mentioning it can go zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds. In a future video, he said he’ll be going over the stats and specs of the car in full detail.

He does a lot of research to make sure he’s getting exactly what he wants. With the AMG A45S now in his possession, it’s anyone’s guess as to what he’ll be going for next.

We’ll likely be seeing a lot of videos featuring this new car in the future, so it might be a while until we see something new purchased.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.