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Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Takes Performance Studio Styling Upgrades

Sadly, Mercedes-Benz is striking down the SLK nameplate in its future production. Based from the recently revealed new nomenclature system of the brand, the successor of the current Mercedes-Benz SLK will carry the SLC name instead to reflect that the roadster originated from the SL and it is somehow related to the C-Class core series of the German luxury automaker. As a tribute to the outgoing series, AMG Performance Studio laid its hands to a Mercedes SLK 55 AMG to give it a couple of upgrades in its appearance both inside and out. Starting at the exterior, the armor of the car was finished in matte black. Then, the wheels came in two-tone alloy, which mimic… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CLS63 AMG Upgraded by SR Auto

The Canadian tuner SR Auto Group is known for its excellent works involving different vehicles, including a couple of Mercedes units. Among the aftermarket tuning firm’s favorite is the Mercedes CLS63 AMG. Some of its previous customizations with the car ranged from subtle to the extreme. However, for this particular CLS63 AMG model, the company chose to balance things out in the middle. So, the result was a car that retained its key aesthetic elements but with a couple of twists to enhance its appeal. The body kit of the tuner included a set of PUR 4OUR wheels measuring 20 x 9 inches at the front and 20 x 11 inches at the… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Brabus CLS Rocket 730

The known Mercedes-Benz aftermarket tuning firm Brabus has expanded its territory in Malaysia. Yesterday (November 11), the company opened its showroom and Performance Center in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, which is the state capital of Selangor, Malaysia. According to AutoBuzz.my, the combined cost of the two facilities is around RM8 million, or approximately $2,398,081.76 (US) based on the conversion tool of Google. One of the key highlights of the event was the unveiling of the Brabus CLS Rocket 730. The Brabus CLS Rocket 730 was based from the Mercedes CLS63 AMG. Although the tuner retained the original 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine of the car offered by AMG, it was extensively tweaked to achieve up… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class

The SEMA Show 2014 definitely showed us the “do’s and don’ts” when customizing a vehicle. From the outrageous to the outstanding, the different auto booths had it all. As usual, the Mercedes booth stood out once again due to its jaw-dropping concept vehicles. One of the three-pointed star units that really amazed us though was the LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class. We tip our hats off to this exceptional ride, which used the 2005 G-Class platform, because its tuner displayed excellent craftsmanship in its end-product. LeTech Portal Axle Conversion Kit The most noticeable feature that you will truly appreciate in the LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class is its high ground clearance. The tuner fitted… Continue Reading »

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GT Haus Enhances A Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is one impressive luxury SUV. Its front and rear fascia provide its aggressive look while the side skirts create a sporty appearance for the vehicle as it extends along the length of the entire vehicle. The front end of this luxury SUV flows into unique fenders that are big enough to allow large-sized AMG alloy wheels to be used on it. The lower fascia along its back features a distinctive black diffuser where the sports exhaust system with a pair of chrome tailpipes is housed. The ML63 AMG also features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a total power output of 518HP along with 516 lb-ft… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Metris Concepts Premiere at SEMA Show 2014

Mercedes-Benz recently debuted a new vehicle for the U.S. market at the SEMA Show 2014. The three-pointed star introduced the Mercedes Metris in the American soil during the event. The Mercedes Metris is the Americanized version of the Mercedes Vito, a commercial van that sits as a sub-variant of the Sprinter. According to Car and Driver, the vehicle will be sold in the U.S. by 2015. The source claimed the model is expected to use a 2.1-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder as a standard with a rear-wheel drive configuration. An optional all-wheel drive specification is also foreseen. Although the Mercedes V-Class was not planned to be offered in the U.S., some of its… Continue Reading »

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Hartmann Upgrades a Mercedes Vito

The aftermarket tuning firm Hartmann recently released details about its new project involving the Mercedes-Benz Vito. Based from the information the tuner provided, the van was fitted with some styling enhancements as well as an engine upgrade. The Power Improvement The model that Hartmann chose for its new work was the Mercedes Vito 119 CDi Tourer. Going under the hood, the engine of the variant initially offered 190 hp and 440 Nm of torque. However, the tuning firm electronically tweaked it to achieve up to 224 hp and 505 Nm of torque. Body Upgrades Going to the body of the Mercedes Vito, among the noticeable upgrades that the tuning company did to it was the… Continue Reading »

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