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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe “production-ready” prototype

Spy shots of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe shows that this prototype isn’t just shorter C-Class, but has some fresh lines that give the coupe a very sporty look. It features the quad-foglamp design on the slightly refreshed front fascia, now becoming common to the M-Benz range of cars and the rear with LED running lamps and taillights. Reports say that the power plant will still be the same as that of the 2010 model, the 3.0-liter 228HP and 3.5-liter 268HP V6 engines. The twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 and the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter engines of the C63 AMG Coupe could be an option for this C-Class Coupe. Why not? Definitely the… Continue Reading »

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[Video] 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK promo video leaked

Mercedes-Benz is know for releasing their very own spy-shots to stir up some publicity, but this is certainly something that didn’t happen intentionally – a leaked promo clip of the all-new SLK. A French promotional clip was somehow leaked on the interweb, giving us all a 10 minute long preview of all the cool and innovative features that will be available with the 2012 SLK. As you’ll see in the clip, the panoramic sunroof can make you choose between a transparent or darkened roof at the touch of the button that takes a few seconds. In the transparent mode it also blocks UV and infrared light that allows interior components… Continue Reading »

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F1: Schumacher cautious for 2011 but Expects Wins

Michael Schumacher’s return in the 2010 Formula 1 with Mercedes GP did not put him in any podium finish. In an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor and Sport he mentioned several problems with his W01 car which did not plague Nico Rosberg’s car. A burned floor, F-duct not working and a 5-degree difference in front wing were just some of the reasons he experienced in his races. Schumi’s 3-year retirement has had its effects coupled with his age and compromise with his car which he found difficult to drive the way he wanted. The transition from Brawn GP and Honda investments contributed largely to the teams difficulties before the buy-out… Continue Reading »

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The Return of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

A great deal of excitement and thrill is expected with the return of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren under the name: McLaren SLR Edition. According to a report of Autoblog Germany, 25 units will be produced for the market by Mclaren. The come backing Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren which was displayed at the Essen Motor Show, has a more attractive redesigned front bumper with oversized air intakes and a new type of mesh grille. The rounded shape side air vents has a new layout giving it a sportier look, and add to that, the new rear diffuser for its aerodynamics. The power plant is still expected to be the same supercharged 5.4… Continue Reading »

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A Touch of Kicherer on the Mercedes SLS AMG [Gallery]

Your Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG can have the vehicle’s exterior, interior improved with Kicherer’s development on new aftermarket kits for it, and includes upgrade for its power plant to deliver 610 hp and 670 Nm (494 lb-ft) of torque. The ECU remap did the trick with the stainless steel sports final four-pipe covers. Compare this to the standard factory specs of 571 hp and 651 Nm (480 lb-ft). A set of RS-1 multi-part forged rims establishes firmer road hold with a lift kit provided by KW to lift the vehicle by 30 mm (1.18 inch) operated by a push button. The Kicherer lift allows for higher ground clearance saving the cars’… Continue Reading »

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Piecha’s Final Performance RS Edition for Mercedes SLK Introduced

There are so many aftermarket designers that create specilized bodykits and modification that a normal person can’t even keep up. We have written about a couple them already and here’s another – Piecha Design. They use the R171 Final Performance RS edition name that is focused on the exterior, interior and engine of the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The “final edition series” kit is suitable for those that have not been face-lifted and the face-lifted models and the AMG. The package includes front apron with LED daytime running lights, front lid aluminum aerowings, special wind deflector, side-skirts with air intakes, rear bumper cum diffuser and a rear spoiler lip – all for… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes-Benz Planning New Ecological Mid-Engine Supercar?

Mercedes Benz’ concept car the Biome is on the forefront of being developed and expectations are it would be released some time in 2015. It is speculated to be indirect competition of what BMW is developing, their Vision EfficientDynamic car. There is stiff competition now among German car manufacturers, including Audi, for supremacy on eco-friendly motorcars! The Biome has been featured in the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, and as we said its looks are very futuristic. Chief of the California design team stated that some elements in the design could easily be developed for production. They just have to make sure that it would either not be… Continue Reading »

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