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Piecha Design Presents The Accurian RS

When any significant new car model is released, expect tuners and styling houses to come up with design concepts for personalizing these cars. With Mercedes’ release of the 3rd gen Type R172 SLK, Piecha Design has shown off its body kit for the 2012 Mercedes SLK. The complete package is made up of a lip for the front spoiler, side skirts with LED lighting, new rear apron, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and four-pipe exhaust system. Of course no styling package would be complete without a new set of wheels, and Piecha has replaced the stock set with 19-inch alloys, complemented by a set of lowering springs that lower the car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz announces SLK and CLS prices

Mercedes-Benz has announced prices for its new-generation SLK roadster and CLS coupe line. Suggested retail pricing for the 2012 SLK350 will start at $54,800, while the 2012 CLS550 will begin at $71,300 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG at $94,900. Prices exclude a $875 destination & delivery charge. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe/roadster represents the third generation of a two-seat sports car that rocked the automotive world when it unveiled the first automatic retractable hardtop in modern times. With the top up it’s a quiet, weather-tight coupe – push a button, and 20 seconds later the car is topless. Like the retractable hardtop of the larger SL model, the rear window… Continue Reading »

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2011 Shanghai: Mercedes-Benz Press Conference Video

In case you missed the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the “Auto Shanghai 2011″, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got you covered. We’ve got a copy of the entire event, which include one world premiere and three Chinese premieres. The centrepiece of the company’s presentation is the world premiere of the Concept A-Class: its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism, while technical highlights include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a dual-clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist. The new Mercedes SLK, the new-generation C-Class and the new CLS are also sure to be major attractions for the public. All three model series are… Continue Reading »

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2012 SLK predicted to hold high resale value

Auto loan buyers are well aware and are looking forward to the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK hitting showroom floors by June of this year. Meanwhile, experts in the used car market industry are already forecasting the resale value of the new SLK to remain steady for years to come thanks to the level of popularity that the model is expected to hold over buyers who are looking for used Mercedes for sale. Unlike used BMW for sale, the SLK’s rejuvenated design and aggressive style will prove to be successful beyond what its predecessors have achieved. Critics are already writing about the SLK and comparing it to the SLS AMG supercar, thus… Continue Reading »

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2012 SLK AMG renderings

All of you SLK fans are going to love these. They’re renderings of the up-and-coming 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG courtesy of the boys down at BenzBoost.com. The graphic design artist who worked on these goes by the name of Wild-Speed, so all credits go out to him. According to them, the AMG variant of the new SLK is in the works. What’s leaving a big question mark in the heads of fans and motor journalists alike is what engine will be placed underneath the hood. Will it be an M157 twin turbo V8 or a naturally aspirated 5.5 liter V8? Well, it seems only time will tell so you’ll have… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Accessories Launches New Wheel Collection

In time with the change of season, Mercedes-Benz Accessories has launched their collection of new wheel designs featuring new, bichromatic wheels in a single-tone paint finish. Says Klaus Frenzel, who oversees design development for new wheel models at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center, “Both the studies by our colleagues at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design studios throughout the world and intensive market research reveal one and the same picture. Bichromatic wheels are becoming ever more popular.” As of March 2011, the new light-alloy wheels available are: SLK-Class 43.2 cm (17″) Incenio 10-spoke wheel with Bichromatic palladium silver / high-sheen finish Wheel size 7.5J x 17 ET 42 / tyre size 225/45 R17… Continue Reading »

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US Gasoline Not Clean Enough for New Merc Engines

Mercedes-Benz is among the world leaders when it comes to automotive powertrain technology, from the performance front to the greener side of things. Recent developments have led to lean-burn technology aimed at reducing a vehicle’s emissions as well as improving its fuel efficiency. This is something that the United States won’t be able to take advantage of, simply because the gasoline there is too dirty for the engines. According to Ward’s Automotive, Daimler powertrain development VP Bernard Heil stated that US gasoline contains 95 parts per million of sulfur, which is around double the amount that the new engines can handle. This is an excessively high amount and will lead… Continue Reading »

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