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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Australian pricing revealed

Living down under and craving for a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG? Well, guess what? Mercedes-Benz recently revealed how much it would take for an Aussie to own an SLS. Starting at around $464,000, more than 40 SLS vehicles have been paid for, in Australia, and are set to be delivered this August. Mercedes-Benz Australia Managing Director Horst von Sanden gave out the scoop on the current demand for the SLS in the country, which was far greater than expected. Even while they’re still waiting for the units to arrive and with months to go before deliveries go underway, orders are already piling up fast. With reservations and payouts flooding in, Sanden… Continue Reading »

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Daimler to display mobility technology in Shanghai World Expo 2010

Want to see the latest of Daimler AG’s drivetrains and mobility concepts? Well, then you’ve got to get yourself on a plane to China for this year’s Shanghai World Expo 2010. Daimler is set to hug the limelight with their latest urban driving innovations. Dr. Thomas Weber, a member of the Daimler Board of Management for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, spoke on the company’s behalf, giving hints on what to expect in Shanghai. Certainly, Daimler will be flaunting their latest electric vehicles, but the cherry on the icing would be the ‘flex mover’ concept that is part of their mobility project. It’s Daimler’s offer for the future’s individual… Continue Reading »

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL to get huge doses of carbon fiber

Very few car marquees have as much resources to build several lines of vehicles for different target markets as Mercedes-Benz does. And that plays a huge part in how the brand remains successful in the premium car segment. To keep the pace going, Mercedes-Benz has just announced its plans for one of its vehicle lines, the SL. From 2012 onwards, the Mercedes-Benz SL will be wearing carbon fiber reinforced plastics instead of the usual sheet metal. If you’re a fan of the SL, you’ll know that it traces back to one of the most iconic Mercedes-Benz cars in history – the 300SL Gullwing. ‘SL’ stands for ‘Sports Light’. The 300SL… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG electric version to be unleashed by 2013

Ever wondered what an electric supercar sounds like? It sure as hell won’t be as loud as the V8-powered variant will, but it won’t be as meek as a mouse either. Considering it’s going to be as deathly fast as its internal combustion brethren, there’ll be a lot more purring and whirring to be expected. Daimler AG stirred up quite a commotion back in the middle of 2009 when it previewed an electric version prototype of the SLS AMG. Now, the company is set to stir up an even bigger ruckus with news of a production-version in the works. This comes straight from AMG Managing Director Volker Mornhinweg himself, who… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class crashes through parking garage wall

As you’ll see in the pictures, a Mercedes-Benz C-Class slammed through an outside wall of a 6th floor Bank of America garage in downtown Tulsa, OK. Fire crew were on the scene within minutes, but luckily the car was in no danger of falling out of the garage, nor were there any injuries reported. The C-Class driver told police he somehow got his foot stuck under the gas pedal. He says that caused the car to zoom across the parking garage in reverse and slam into the outer wall. This of course makes no sense what so ever, the only way this would be possible is if stepping on the… Continue Reading »

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Man killed and an M-Class prototype wrecked in Autobahn crash

No matter how careful you or other motorists are, unfortunate circumstances can and will happen. A fatality recently occurred on the Autobahn, a long stretch of highway in Germany where speed limits are almost non-existent. The parties involved included a test driver for Daimler AG, a 26-year man, and a couple of good Samaritans that were trying to help. Police reports that there was an earlier accident wherein the 26-year-old man drove into the median guard rail. A couple of motorists saw the crash and decided to stop and offer some assistance. All this was happening in the wee hours of April 23, along the A81 stretch between Singen and… Continue Reading »

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Ross Brawn: Nico will win soon

One perk of keeping off the limelight is having ample time away from the press whilst you lay your master plan for success. And that is exactly what Mercedes-Benz GP Formula One driver Nico Rosberg is enjoying right now. Nico now stands 10 points from drivers championship leader Jenson Button, owing much to his 3rd place podium finish in China. This puts him in a favored spot in the hearts of Mercedes-Benz and Formula One fans, and creates a more anxious atmosphere around his team. Mercedes-Benz GP head honcho Ross Brawn is eager to see Nico win a victory. The team boss admitted he was disappointed with the race in… Continue Reading »

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