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Monthly Archives: November 2014

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C63 AMG Estate Black Series Spyshots

Some people are suckers for fast station wagons and we at BenzInsider are not averse to a well sorted one, specially if it’s a smallish estate, as they’re more commonly known now. Auto Evolution has reported capturing a C63 AMG Black Series prototype in the flesh with the pictures to prove it. As the bigger Audi S6 and M5 Touring cars have demonstrated, there is a niche market for these types of cars which a Black Series Estate can perfectly fill. Imagine the gapes of wonder a wagon with a 6.2 liter V8 pumping 517 horsepower to the wheels will produce. Transmitting all that power will be Mercedes’ excellent 7-speed… Continue Reading »

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McLaren Mercedes SLR 722 GTB by Sievers

Launched at the 2011 Essen Show is this McLaren Mercedes by Sievers. Based on the already powerful SLR 722, Sievers has bumped the output of this car to a heady 814 horsepower. And while they were at it, the tuner also found enough weight savings to trim the car down to the 1,500 kilo range. Sievers hasn’t released any numbers but horsepower calculators you’ll find online predict a sub-3.5 second 0-60 mph time.  Although these numbers would make you think that this is a race car, it is in fact street legal. The only numbers the chief executive officer would release were the top speed of over 350 kilometers per… Continue Reading »

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Why Canadian customers are buying and servicing their Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S.

With the economy not improving and a weak US dollar (US $1 = $1.03 CAD), lots of Canadians are crossing the border to buy in the US and save money. Those in Vancouver, for example, go to Washington State just to shop. And yes, that may include shopping for a new Mercedes-Benz. There are several reasons to shop for cars or get service in Washington rather than in and around Vancouver. The first one is its convenience. Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood‘s location is only a 2-hour drive from Vancouver, thus it is not really a long-drive, considering you will be saving few hundred or even thousands of dollars. This brings us… Continue Reading »

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Zero Emission Refrigerator Van by Kerstner and Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell

People are trying to search for more Earth-friendly solutions to transportation needs. Refrigerator vans, for example, are now becoming necessities, especially in business. That’s why, refrigeration van specialist Kerstner is launching the first ref van of the Mercedes Vito E-Cell in Lyon/France for the Solutrans Show. This will be on showcase today until December 3. The Kerstner refrigeration unit will be zero-emmission as it is run by lithium-ion battery. Additionally, it is independent from the Vito E-Cell’s traction battery thus, it won’t restrict the Vito E-Cell range. The refrigeration van company put the battery’s service life at 3,000 charging cycles, or a lifespan of around 12 years. As of now,… Continue Reading »

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Concept for a Trailer? The Mercedes Aero Trailer

For years, car companies have been using the aerodynamic technology in cars, however, no one has done anything for trailers yet. As of present, trailers are like oven toasters with wheels. Mercedes-Benz knows the need for a trailer designed with a front airdam, rear diffuser, rear end special design and lateral panels. Which are found in the Mercedes-Benz Aero Trailer. The three star brand also figures that the trailer can travel at 150,000km per year and the fuel consumption will be reduced by 5%. There’s one downside for this design though, with the rear end having a different design it will have to be half-meter past the length allowed by… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Wows With Its SLS AMG Roadster

Premier Mercedes tuner Brabus once again shows why it is one of, if not the top go to company for customizing your Mercedes. Its version of the SLS AMG Roadster typically adds performance and distinctive looks to this open-top supercar. For starters, the V8 is upgraded with a sports exhaust which feature larger quad pipes, as well as a remapped ECU. Together, these mods combine to give the engine a loftier output of 611 horsepower from the stock 571. In addition, Brabus’ Ride Control System allows the driver to select from several damper settings as well as lower the car during high-speed runs. Conversely, a front lift system allows the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Introduces Accessories For M- and B-Class

Brand loyalty is not easily earned, and companies who develop a following would to well to capitalize on such loyalty. Which is what Mercedes is doing with the release of its latest accessories for its M- and B-Class offerings. And for Mercedes-Benz loyalists, this is not a bad thing, because you just know that Mercedes does not put its logo on just any product. Standards of quality must be lived up to. To this end, Mercedes is offering myriad add-ons such as snow chains, running boards, bike racks, ski and snowboard racks, a dozen varieties of lightweight alloy rims, steering wheels and pedals, an iPod integration kit and a Becker… Continue Reading »

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