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Mansory Gives the Mercedes S-Class a 800 HP Upgrade

Mansory is definitely not getting much love from automotive sites for its works involving Mercedes units. Quoting Motor Authority’s comment about the tuner, “The styling is typically far too in-your-face in the worst way, turning exotic, luxury, or high-performance machines into rolling bits of poorly planned pop art.” That is a bit harsh, isn’t it? However, as they say, sometimes beauty is skin deep. So, that means, one has to look what’s inside the shell of something to appreciate the real score within. In the case of the new Mansory Mercedes S-Class, the styling—despite the more subtle approach this time—may still not be winning any beauty contests, but looking under the hood will really… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Official Photos are Out

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe has finally shed all its camouflage. Recently, its manufacturer finally revealed the official photos of the SUV. As hinted by the spy photos that have been circulating previously, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is more like a facelifted version of the ML with just a new name. It should be noticed also that some of the styling upgrades in the SUV were adopted from the S-Class Coupe. According to Car magazine, there were three confirmed models of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. The initial models of the SUV will be the GLE 350d, GLE400 and the GLE 450 AMG Sport, said the source. All the models will be equipped… Continue Reading »

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A New Mercedes-Benz SL Facelift in the Works

The Mercedes-Benz SL has been around for more than half a century, and has evolved into a couple of generations as the years went by. The SL is considered to be the longest surviving range among the different existing classes of the three-pointed star marque, predating the SLC and even the iconic G-Class. Recently, it was revealed by a set of spy photographs published in Autoevolution that the R231 SL platform is undergoing a facelift. As seen in the images, it is sporting the headlights of the S-Class coupe. However, the source noted that the current addition is just a test mule. The company is still in the early stages of developing a complete styling upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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VATH Turns the Output of a Mercedes E63 AMG Into 750 HP

Nowadays, station wagons are overshadowed by the popularity of the SUV and crossovers. However, the recent job done by VATH to the Mercedes E63 AMG 4MATIC S might change a lot of people’s minds about estates. The latest work of the tuner involving the E63 AMG, dubbed as the V63 RS Export, includes the installation of a performance package plus some minor tweaks in its body. Going under the hood, the aftermarket tuner tinkered with the stock 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine of the Mercedes E63 AMG to boost its output by about 173 horsepower. The modifications such as the remapping of the ECU, reconfiguration of the turbos, upgrade to the oil cooling system, and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz surpasses 2013 sales total through November 2014

If you need a measure of the success Mercedes-Benz has had in 2014, here’s a good stat to chew on: the German automaker has already surpassed its total 2013 sales figures through November of this year. That means that the company is assured of a record year in 2014. Year-to-date figures are already at 1,486,839 units, which is a 12.4 percent improvement over the figures posted through the first 11 months of 2013. In addition, the company posted its eleventh-straight record-setting month, thanks to the 150,742 units it sold during this past November. That’s a 13 percent increase over November 2013’s numbers, bolstered by the sales growth of vehicles such as the C-Class… Continue Reading »

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Get Ready for More Mercedes-Maybach Variants

A Mercedes-Benz official revealed that we will likely see more variants of its latest Maybach lineup. The information came from Dr. Hermann-Joseph Storp, the development director for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, during his interview with Autocar at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show. Storp disclosed that they are planning to offer more engine variants for their current Mercedes-Maybach S600. He said that an engine downgrade is expected for the S600, meaning it will probably adopt the S550’s biturbo 4.7-liter V8 unit. A diesel version is also considered in the future. He mentioned the possible addition of a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class coupe too. The Mercedes-Benz official added that the expansion would not be limited to the S-Class alone…. Continue Reading »

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MEC Design Retouches a Mercedes SLS Roadster

The coming of the new Mercedes-AMG GT signaled the end of production of the units under the SLS range of Mercedes-AMG. Sure, the new car looks great and it is one of the hottest commodity among the units carrying the three-pointed star logo right now. The predecessor of the AMG GT may already have taken its last run the production facilities of Mercedes, but MEC Design is not giving up on the SLS AMG GT just yet. Recently, the tuner revealed its package for the Mercedes SLS Roadster to give the owners of the unit more ways to enhance the appeal of their cars. The latest body kit of MEC for the Mercedes SLS Roadster comes… Continue Reading »

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