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Schumacher in Mercedes-Benz F1 Car Takes On AMG Models

Before the 24-hour Nurburgring event last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on an awesome demonstration of what their Formula One car is capable of. The demo pitted Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes-Benz F1 race car against four AMG variants of the brand in a game of “catch up”. The variants included were the A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3. On the helm of the AMG cars were Bernd Maylander, Karl Wendlinger, Nico Rosberg and Bernd Schneider, respectively. The AMGs went on different times and Schumacher started more than a minute after the last car. But near the end of the lap, the F1 car overtook the others… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Victorious At Nurburgring 24 Hours

The Black Falcon team from Germany won the 2013 edition of the Nurburgring 24 Hours with the number 9 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. Although the race was delayed by nine hours due to rain, it did not stop Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bernd Schneider, Nicki Thiim and Sean Edwards from coming on top, giving the German luxury vehicle its first victory in the endurance race. Second place went to number 25 BMW Z4 GT3 while the third place finisher was the number 22 Rowe Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at the Green Hell. Black Falcon had an edge with the Dunlop tires, which was ideal for the highly unpredictable conditions. The red… Continue Reading »

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Cool-Looking Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Darth Vader

California-based ADV1 and Miami-based Wheels Boutique collaborated on a project that transformed a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG into a customized vehicle that was dubbed Darth Vader. A MED Design carbon fiber body kit was used on the SLS AMG Coupe, giving it an all-black, aggressive appearance. The body kit also included a front spoiler, boot lid spoiler, and a rear diffuser. All of these features along with the entire body were given a clear black coat finish. Quadruple exhaust tips of the Akrapopvic exhaust system are found on the rear apron of the vehicle. This adds another 12HP and lb-ft (13nM) of torque to the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine. The customized… Continue Reading »

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Revealed: Next Mercedes-Benz SLS on the Works

Tobias Moers, AMG Director of Vehicle Development, confirmed through Autoblog that they are ruling out producing hybrid cars that could match the likes of Ferrari Le Ferrari, McLaren P1 and Lamborghini Veneno which were recently revealed in the Geneva Motor Show. Moers added that they are not planning on going head-to-head with the hypercars of McLaren and Ferrari. Instead, he disclosed that his company is planning on making a new model that could serve as a successor to the SLS AMG. The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will be focusing on improvements in terms of power and efficiency of the engine. Then, much like the SLS AMG Black Series, the AMG… Continue Reading »

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Patrick Dempsey Caught Posing In His SLS

Patrick Dempsey is an actor, businessman and a part-time racer. He is known worldwide for his roles in movies such as Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Made of Honor, Sweet Home Alabama and for his supporting part in the award-winning series Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Derek Shepherd. As a racer, the actor definitely has a good taste for cars. Recently, he was caught on the streets while posing in his parked Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Based on AutoEvolution, the picture above was taken just last month while he was out strolling. From this angle, it appears that the interior of his silver car is mounted with red leather which is… Continue Reading »

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Oakley Design, Refined Marques Work Together on Mercedes-Benz SLS 640-2 Carbon Edition

As if the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG wasn’t fancy and powerful enough, performance tuner Oakley Design and luxury/collectors car seller Refined Marques have worked together to produce the SLS 640-2 Carbon Edition, which is fitted with a bunch of carbon components and the performance has been tweaked to get to 636 bhp. Aside from the carbon parts, the vehicle has been equipped with added LED-lined air intakes as well as a fresh exhaust system. Based on the promotional photos of the Carbon Edition, the exhaust system bears a resemblance to the one on the Black Series C63 AMG. The exterior modifications as well as spec improvements allow the SLS 640-2 Carbon Edition… Continue Reading »

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SLS-Inspired Powerboat Revealed

The world’s most powerful powerboat is out and it will be unveiled at the upcoming Miami International Boat Show. Okay, you might be scratching your head while wondering why we are featuring a speedboat on a Mercedes-Benz website. I mean, there is a big and obvious difference between a land vehicle and a water vehicle right? Well, the reason why we are featuring Cigarette Racing’s newest boat is because it is inspired by the yellow Mercedes-Benz SLS Electric Drive. The manufacturer of the boat even painted the AMG logo on its side and front. The developer even imitated the sports seats of the car. And it’s not just the design…. Continue Reading »

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