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SL500 Gets A Fresh New Look

  The Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R230) gets a fresh new look thanks to the wide body package provided by Famous Parts. The German tuner painted the car in white pearl matte metallic paint coupled with black accents for a stylish look. Then, replaced and added some parts to give the old car model an invigorating look. The exterior modifications include the front and rear bumpers, side skirts, mudguards, side wall widening at the back, new hood, spoiler, side mirrors, diffuser, headlights, manual height adjustment mechanism, plus the wheels were equipped with Continental Sport Contact tires. So far, the company did not release the price that they offer for the wide body… Continue Reading »

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The SLK At Its Most Extreme

In Guangzhou City, which is located in the Guandong Province of China, you will find one of the most extreme makeovers ever done to a Mercedes-Benz car. Though it is no longer noticeable, the car used is a Mercedes-Benz R171 SLK. Many say that the design is a hybrid of a car and a fighter jet. But for me, it’s more like a superhero express which is designed to match the futuristic features of the current Batmobile. The extreme Mercedes-Benz SLK Creation was made possible by XZT. The body package includes a modified front bumper, tires, lights, skirts, alloys, complete customization in the back and addition of Lamborghini doors. It… Continue Reading »

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Clark Gable’s Gullwing Finally Sold for $1.85 Million

We wrote an article earlier about the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing originally owned by the Hollywood legend Clark Gable which was featured in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction on January 19. As stated early on, the car was bought by Gable as brand new. Then, he had it fitted with some customizations like the wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel and Rudge knockoffs. Upon the actor’s death, it was sold to a theme-park tycoon. After that, it switched hands in 2003 to an Oklahoma City Mercedes-Benz dealer. Later on, the Gullwing was restored by Massachusetts-based Mercedes-Benz specialists. However, the additions installed by Gable were left untouched. Due to the type of the car… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Air Drive Cars — Eerie or Awesome?

The recurring theme of classic futuristic Sci-Fi films are rocket-propelled or anti-gravity vehicles. Do you remember the timeless classics like Back to the Future and Star Wars where the common modes of transport are cars that defy gravity? Thanks to the French photographer named Renaud Marion, we will get to envision these kinds of cars again. In his recent work called “Air Drive”, he chose six cars from different generations and provided them minor facelifts using some camera tricks. Yeah, speaking of “lift”, the cars were literally up in the air in his pictures. He artistically removed the wheels to make them appear that way. Among his specimens were the… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Develops Hillclimb SLK For Meisel Motorsport

Carlsson is better known as a tuning firm that produces high-end performance and aesthetic kits for Mercedes luxury sedans. With their announcement of a racer specially developed for international hillclimbs, Carlsson is making it known that they are in the business of developing hardcore race cars too. As the renderings show, the basis for the car will be a Mercedes SLK, hence the company moniker for it as the Carlsson SLK 340. Unlike today’s Mercedes sedans that don’t reflect engine sizes by their badges anymore, the SLK 340 does displace 3.4 liters from its V8. Said V8 will be developing 610 horsepower and around 317 lb-ft of torque. Mated to… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Customers who Prefer Manual Transmission Over Automatic Transmission Increases

We have reported earlier that Mercedes-Benz is shifting its primary market in the U.S. to take advantage of the opportunities it offers. This is also to offset their losses from the European market which is suffering from the effects of the financial crisis. Based on the data published by USA Today in the middle of 2012, manual transmission cars are coming back as a trend. More Americans prefer cars of this type over again. The publication quoted the calculation of Edmunds.com about the sudden increase of demand of Americans for for manual cars. Here are the the figures with the corresponding years: 2012 – 6.5% (Based on first quarter data… Continue Reading »

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Mother Drives Home an SLK 350 with a Winning Key

I was looking for spicy news about Mercedes-Benz online when I happened to come across this recent article which was published by Borneo Bulletin. According to the report, Hajah Dayang Haliza, an officer at DST Communications in Brunei Darussalam, was this year’s lucky winner of a brand new Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 AMG Roadster from a draw which was held at the Jati Transport showroom. The car she won has a price tag of more than 120,000 BND or 98,000 USD. The mother of three got qualified for the draw when she purchased a brand new Mercedes-Benz V200 last year from Jati Transport. Then, she was among the lucky ones who… Continue Reading »

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