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MEC Design Tunes Old Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG

The recent makeover given by MEC Design on an old Mercedes-Benz model is likely to appeal to people who seeing V8 engines used on small cars. MEC Design gave the makeover to an old Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. The design of the vehicle was maintained even as a ConDeni Nobilis set of wheels added to the appeal of the car that was introduced during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The wheels have crimson red accents that are also found on the body. The spokes were given a black finish. The standard AMG suspension was optimized and adjusted by the tuning company. The vehicle was also given a MEC Design LED… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Classic to Field 500 SL at ADAC Eifel Rally

At the ADAC Eifel Rally Festival, which is set to be held from July 25 through 27, Mercedes-Benz Classic is set to field a 500 SL rally version. At the helm of the vehicle will be Björn Waldegård, a former winner of the Bandama Rally in 1980 while driving a Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC. The classic vehicle is actually one that was prepared for competition in 1981. It is based on the Roadster and was meant to succeed the coupe units Mercedes-Benz used for international rally competitions back then. Sadly, the brand halted rally activities before the 1981 season started. Now, it gets to see some action in a rally event. With… Continue Reading »

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More EU Nations Could Block Mercedes-Benz Car Sales

France is only the beginning. With more EU governments deciding to take action against Daimler over the use of coolant in certain new Mercedes-Benz models, the German automaker could have a hard time sticking to its preferred automotive coolant. Some new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and SL-Class models have been denied registration by France as Daimler continues to use R134a, the coolant banned by the EU starting  2013. R134a has been classified as a global warming agent and is said to be a thousand times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to Daimler, the replacement coolant approved by the EU, R1234yf, poses a risk as it could emit toxic should it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Of Depeche Mode Member On Sale

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL of a former member of the 80s electronic music band, Depeche Mode, has been put up for sale recently. Alan Wilder revealed the historical value of the car when he made it available in the market. He is selling the vehicle two years after a number of memorabilia of the English group were put up for sale by the musician. Wilder revealed through his official blog that the vehicle was purchased in 1991 when it initially became available in the market. He was on the waiting list for the car that was popular since it was considered cutting edge at that time. He reportedly took care of… Continue Reading »

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Concept Model For Mercedes-Benz SL Produced By Design Students

A collaborative effort between StudioTorino and Mercedes-Benz resulted to a distinctive conceptual model of the Mercedes-Benz SL Class. The design was the result of work by design students from Italy who were able to utilize their skills on the luxury vehicle. A shooting brake was created when the brilliant students used a fixed roof instead of a folding one on the concept vehicle, which was named Coupe Torino. The students worked on the project at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio. They were able to go through the design process that produced a 1:4 scale model of their creation. The objective of the process was to create a concept model feasible… Continue Reading »

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Latest Features Of Digital DriveStyle App To Be Launched At Google I/O Event

Mercedes-Benz will be showcased at the Google I/O event along with the integration of the latest Google services into the car. The Drive Kit Plus will be exhibited on an SL model of Mercedes-Benz. The system combines a smartphone with an application that seamlessly integrates a smartphone into the infotainment system of the vehicle. On the other hand, the Digital DriveStyle of Mercedes-Benz organizes the main smartphone functions under different categories that can be shown on the display of the vehicle. The COMAND controller can also access these functions while the car is moving. Nearly all Mercedes-Benz models feature the Drive Kit Plus system. Four new features will of the… Continue Reading »

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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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