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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Found Wrecked Under a Banana Tree

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the jewels in the colorful history of the three-pointed star brand. It was considered as the fastest production car of its day. In addition, the auto has a distinct appeal that makes it stand out in the eyes of hardcore classic car collectors. Depending on the condition and ownership history of the vehicle, it is usually expected to fetch an average of $1 million. In some instances, the price of the car even went up to nearly $2 million. So, it comes with a heavy heart to find news about people wrecking the car by either sheer lack of prudence or ignorance of the car’s real value. Recently,… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Tobias Moers confirmed plans for a Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series at the 2014 Paris Motor Show during an interview with Evo. However, don’t get your hopes up too much for now because the AMG chief hinted the car is a part of a long-term plan. Thus, it would take a couple of years from the present before it will be unveiled. The source predicted the launching of the super car might not happen before 2018. Just after the revelation, Top Gear produced a render of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, which you can see above. This possible image of the extreme performance version of the GT was the handy work of a photoshopper known as rc82 workchop…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL 400 Comes Out with Price Lower Than the SL 550

Mercedes-Benz just quietly released a new addition to its SL roadster variant in its official website, which is called the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400. The revitalized line features new engine specs as well as a more accessible price for buyers. The new version ditched its predecessor’s V8 engine and replaced it with an all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a displacement of 2996 cc. The engine’s listed output is 329 hp with 354 lb-ft of torque. The power of the car is distributed through its seven-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, the vehicle provides a fuel-efficiency rate of 20 miles per gallon on a city drive, and 27 mpg on the highway. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, the SL 400… Continue Reading »

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Petersen Automotive Museum Showcases The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

Petersen Automotive Museum, an LA-based non-profit organization housing the world’s largest automotive museum, launched an event showcasing “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” last week on April 10. The event sponsored by Jaguar featured a dozen of sports coupes handpicked by twelve celebrity guest curators. It also included a collection of artistic sports coupe photos from renowned automotive photographer Scott Williamson. Of course, when we talk about the best sports coupes of all time, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is something that can never be omitted. Bruce Meyer, a famous car collector and designer curated this classical car during the event. The Gullwing possesses a very impressive classical design that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG To Be Featured On Top Gear

A recent report from the official website of Mercedes-Benz UK revealed that the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG will be featured on BBC. The six-wheeled colossus from the luxury vehicle manufacturer will go through its paces on the on the February 23 episode of Top Gear with Richard Hammond behind the wheel. The behemoth features a 5.5-iter twin-turbo V8 AMG engine and combines brilliant on-road performance with an extremely outstanding off-road capability. The engine offers 544 HP of power and 560 lb-ft of torque. The 6×6 all-wheel drive technology will allow the 3.85-tonne Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG conquer just about every terrain. The extra setoff wheels on the vehicle also allow it to… Continue Reading »

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The Stig Runs Circles Around Google Street View Car With Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

The Stig is one cool gentleman who recently kept the Google Street View car company with a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe, according to a report from autoblog.com. A video showed the mystery driver, who can run a lap as fast as the best race car drivers in the world, running circles around the Opel Astra camera car at the test track of Top Gear. Apparently Google was invited by Top Gear to record a video of their test track and include it in Google Maps. However, it was not a boring run for the Google driver as the Stig drifted around the Google car while putting up an impressive show… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Successful in the Second VLN Race

The SLS AMG GT3 culminated with success in its second racing appearance in the 9th race of the VLN long-distance championship held at Nurburgring. The victorious gullwing with a starting number of 738 was operated by the private team Black Falcon, with Thomas Jäger and Christoper Haase being the primary drivers. According to the statement of Thomas Jäger, “We’re all delighted with the first victory of the SLS AMG GT3 on its second outing here on the North Loop. Despite difficult weather conditions, we had a problem-free race. The gullwing is not only fast, but it also impresses with its excellent stability. Today, we again collected valuable knowledge to assist… Continue Reading »

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