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Mercedes-Benz SL Models Receives AMG Treatment

The Mercedes-Benz SL model was given a facelift recently by the luxury car manufacturer. The modifications include the addition of some equipment and will be included in the models that will come out of the production line in June. Although the equipment added into the AMG Sports models are priced at £6,625 the price tags of the vehicles have gone down. The Mercedes-Benz SL350 AMG Sports is priced at £69,960, which is lower than the £72,520 of the SL350. The Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport is priced at £79,970, down from the £83,470 of the SL500. The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is priced at £110,785. Both the SL350 and the SL500 will be… Continue Reading »

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Thousand-Mile Mille Miglia And Mercedes-Benz

Classic car enthusiasts around the world look forward to the Mille Miglia, where Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR will be a part of the starting line this year. The relationship between Mille Miglia and Mercedes-Benz dates back to the time when Karl Kling used the 300 SL in the event in 1952 where he placed second. It marked the homecoming of the luxury vehicle manufacturer to international racing. Mercedes-Benz once again succeeded with Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson winning the 1955 staging of the event. They were able to complete the entire course within a little over ten hours. The Mille Miglia is now being promoted as an endurance test where drivers… Continue Reading »

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New Features Coming To Mercedes-Benz SL And SLK

The enjoyable driving experience offered by the Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK sports cars will be expanded further with a number of new features that are available starting April. The four-cylinder, six-cylinder and the eight-cylinder models of the vehicles will feature the Driver Assistance or the COMAND Online package that offers the latest high-resolution color screen display on its instrument panel. In addition to the added feature, the 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission of the vehicle will be upgraded with the latest Momentary M mode. Due to this, the transmission will automatically switch to the fuel-efficient auto-switch mode after drivers have manually shifted up or down using the optional shift paddles after a… Continue Reading »

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Restored Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda Unveiled

The Mercedes-Benz W113 SL Pagoda is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it joins a list of vehicles whose anniversaries are being celebrated in 2013. The Fort Mustang, the Lamborghini and the Porsche 911 series are celebrating their 50th anniversaries. On the other hand, the Aston Martin is commemorating its 100th year anniversary. In line with this celebration, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center has completely restored a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The luxury vehicle features a 2.8 liter engine with a four-speed manual transmission. It also features a two-tone coating of light ivory and dark olive while its interior is adorned with leather. The Mercedes-Benz W113 SL had big shoes… Continue Reading »

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Classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Gets a Totally Unusual Makeover From Mechanic

A very rare classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe gets a total makeover after a Mechatronics mechanic and his teen apprentice takes it for a joyride in the highway according to Der Spiegel. Well, the makeover I mean does not involve enhancing the car in any way. Apparently, their idea of a makeover was going above the speed limit and then rolling the car on the side of the road to achieve a totally dented armor, broken glass and scattered parts. German police reports confirmed that the driver did not observe the prescribed speed limit of 55mph. As a result, it careered out of control and hit the side of… Continue Reading »

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Vilner Gives The Mercedes-Benz SL A Makeover

The Mercedes-Benz SL received a makeover by Vilner recently, giving its interior a design inspired by a large aquatic tetrapod, a crocodile. Following its notable restoration work on an Alfa Romeo RZ, the luxury tuning professionals from Vilner of Bulgaria have looked into enhancing the interior of the Mercedes-Benz SL. Five elegant looking materials will be infused inside the cabin of the German luxury vehicle. The seats will be covered up with Nappa leather, brown Alcantara and crocodile leather with some rather distinguishable stitches. The design also features a number of brown wooden highlights even as the plastic components and the seatbelts were subjected to a grey-colored motif. The ceiling… Continue Reading »

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Take a Look at the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG-Based BRABUS 800 Roadster

German tuner BRABUS has just released its latest offering: the BRABUS 800 Roadster, based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. True to its name, the car, which will be shown off at the Geneva auto show next week, gets to 800 horsepower  thanks to its BRABUS-tuned 12-cylinder bi-turbo 6.0-liter V12 engine. The BRABUS T65 RS tuning allows the engine to reach optimum performance. The engine contains specially developed high-performance manifolds, with high-perf turbochargers and integrated turbine housings. In addition, there are four intercoolers. The BRABUS 800 Roadster features a custom stainless-steel high-perf exhaust system outfitted with free-flow metal catalysts as well as ceramic tailpipes. Drivers can switch nearly instantly between discrete… Continue Reading »

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