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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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 »
Coinciding with the Miami Beach Polo World Cup starting in April 21, Mercedes-Benz North America will be introducing the new 2012 CLS63 AMG to South Floridans. MBNA will be displaying the unique 4-door coupe during the tournament, after which if can be found in Mercedes dealerships come June. Mercedes-AMG will also be showing the extraordinary SLS AMG sports car together with other selections from its stable. The CLS63 AMG coupe will be showcasing AMG’s twin-turbo V8, which has an output of 550 horsepower. Interestingly, BMW’s upcoming M5 also has this engine configuration and output. Both Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami and the National Foundation for Missing and Exploited… Continue Reading »
MBUSA deployed its fashion force recently in Los Angeles, timing the mission to coincide with Oscar Week. Using a 2012 CLS 63 AMG, Mercedes’ fashion enforcers led by team leader Brad Goreski patrolled the streets of L.A. looking for fashion trendsetters. When it spotted them, the patrol car, with a graphic design imitating a true black-and-white police car, offered the lucky trendsetter a ride to their destination of choice plus an invitation to the Mercedes-Benz Oscar viewing party held at Soho House West Hollywood. The Fashion Enforcers team also includes Laurie Brucker of Laurie B Style, Geri Hirsch of Because I’m Addicted, Jaclyn Johnson of Notes on Napkins, Nadine Jolie… Continue Reading »
Tuners live for the day when new model releases are announced by their favorite manufacturers and in this, Brabus is no exception. With the release of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS, Brabus has developed a program for the 4-door Mercedes coupe which it will premiere at the Geneva Auto Show. As is typical with Brabus, all aspects of the vehicle have been reworked, from the aesthetic to the mechanical. What discriminating customers will first see is a body kit that hints subtly at aggression while maintaining the unique lines of the CLS. The distinctive body kit will be highlighted by 20-inch Monoblock rims available in different designs. Quad sport exhausts will… Continue Reading »
Brabus, one of the premier Mercedes-Benz tuners, has released preview pictures of its forthcoming CLS modification kit. With the release of the latest-generation CLS, it was only a matter of time before tuners came up with their own visions for the car. Brabus is one of the first companies out of the gate. Recall that Brabus’ version of the previous-generation CLS, called the Rocket, had a top speed of 365 kph and could do the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4 seconds. The 720 horsepower needed to generate these figures came from a Brabus-tuned twin-turbo powerplant. The new CLS has been endowed with AMG’s replacement for the 6.2-liter, which is a… Continue Reading »
The Super Bowl is just around the corner. And during the game, Mercedes-Benz is going to unveil the first Super Bowl commercial in their history. The ad focuses on the 125 year Mercedes-Benz history by showcasing almost all its vehicles ever made. Diddy (or is it P Diddy) is also in the ad, mainly for comical reasons, even though, I am not really sure his part was that impressive. The commercial finishes by showing four of their newest and soon to be released models – C-Class Coupe, SLS Roadster, CLS, and the all new SLK. Enjoy and let us know what you think.