Now that Mercedes has confirmed the CLS Shooting Brake, talented folks from around the globe are showing what imagination and Photoshop can do to realize what can usually be only seen in an artist’s mind. Although recent spy shots of the touring-like CLS have made it online, the tasty stuff has been covered, leaving a lot to the imagination. But if blogger and artist Dan Buzdugan is correct, the CLS AMG version of the shooting brake will be a very tasty model indeed. Buzdugan’s rendering depicts the CLS with a spoiler and rear diffuser with quad tailpipes, in keeping with subtly advertising the potential car’s 520 plus horsepower biturbo V8…. Continue Reading »
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As an iconic and desirable car, the 300 SL knows few equals, so it would seem unbelievable that an example would sit untouched and unloved for almost forty years without anyone noticing its provenance. But in Greece, a 1960 300 SL has been found in such a state. Apparently, its last owner had died in 1974 without any heirs to his name, and so the car passed on to the hands of the local municipality where no one gave the car much thought until now. Auctioned off in Piraeus, Greece, this 1960 300 SL has fetched the tidy sum of 405,000 Euros, which in U.S. dollar terms is a little… Continue Reading »
For the first time this season, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was not able to grab the top spot. It was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton’s turn in there with a time of 1m 35.820s. Meanwhile, Mercedes Petronas’ Nico Rosberg is on the 7th grid and Michael Schumacher is on the 12th place of the race at the Korea International Circuit. “I’m quite pleased with today. To find the right set-up for the qualifying and the race is always a compromise, particularly after such limited dry running, so I’m happy that we saved one set of option tyres. It will be tough to catch one of the top six drivers tomorrow but hopefully… Continue Reading »
The SL63 AMG is something you won’t want to keep your hands from. That is exactly the case with the boys down at Inden Design who have decided to create a high-performance wide body tuning kit for the hardtop roadster. And guess what? They’ve already put a price tag on it—19,000 euros in its most basic form. Optional additions include a €3,500 bonnet, an €800 carbon fiber rear diffuser, and a €999 apron for the front. Labor would cost you around €8,000, while another €7,500 is needed to get your car a lacquer finish. Add all that up and you get to around €38,000 total. It doesn’t end there, though…. Continue Reading »
Recently, we reported that smart has designed it’s own iPhone app and will be launching it in summer along with an iPhone cradle. The smart cradle for the iPhone will cost €240 ($325), which includes tax and installation cost. The app will also be available at the App Store at a one-off price of $9.99 for the basic version. The navigation upgrade with up-to-date maps costs $49.99 per year. AutoSpies had a chance to get a hands on preview of the app and the cradle at this years New York Auto Show.
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure to see the new 2010 E-Class Coupe on the road while driving around town (Bellevue, WA). I spotted theÂ E350Â a couple hundred feet away, mostly because of the very very bright LED taillights. I had only a few moments to get my phone out and snap a pic before he drove off. Does this sighting mean we are close to a showroom debut, well according to some,Â the first E-Class editions for sale are likely to arrive by the end of the month or early July, so we can safely assume the launch is imminent. This is probably one of the test vehicles for the… Continue Reading »
As you might have seen this weekend at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, The SL 63 AMG, as the Official F1 Safety Car, and the C 63 AMG Estate, as the Official F1 Medical Car, are to continue to help ensure maximum safety, this time for the 2009 Formula 1 season. AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, will be on duty with the two specially prepared high-performance vehicles at all 17 of the new season’s Formula 1 races. The specialists from the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO are responsible for the development, production and servicing of the vehicles. The Official F1 Safety Car is always deployed whenever the safety of a… Continue Reading »