In case you’re not yet aware, Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall for some 2012 E350 and E550 Coupes. Specifically, for those cars manufactured between April 2, 2012 and June 29, 2012. The cause for the recall is the discovery of an improper stitching procedure affecting the right window curtain airbag. On affected vehicles, there is the possibility that the window curtain air bag may not work as designed. The improper stitching will not actually affect the deployment of the airbag. Rather, the stitching that was not done to spec may cause the deployed airbag to deflate more quickly, thus reducing the protection that the airbag would actually provide. This… Continue Reading »
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Prior Design is one of those unique tuners out there which stand out by their tuning principle. That is, to keep things on the outside simple and make big things happen under the hood. With that said, here’s what Prior Design has been up to lately in its workshop – a souped version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. It’s a follow up to the tuning package the company released for the very same model back in December of 2010. This time around, they’ve added a set of 20-inch matte gold wheels that just take the cake in terms of aggressiveness. With a stance lower than base form by 35mm, this… Continue Reading »
Mercedes will display 38 car models at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. Among those is the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, Smart and AMG brand models. This includes three models of the new long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E-Class that will make their world debut, and three models of the F800 Style Concept, the SLS AMG supercar and the new E-Class Cabriolet that will make their Asia debut this time. The C-Class wagon, as China’s initial model, will also be unveiled at the Beijing show. The CLS Shooting Break Concept Car Just like we’ve reported yesterday, the all new CLS Shooting Break Concept Car will make its debut at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show…. Continue Reading »
Well if you thought the Kicherer tuned E-Class Coupe is something, then you’ve obviously not seen the Brabus tuned Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. The top Mercedes-Benz tuner raised the horsepower number to 800, yes you are reading that correct, it will be powered by a 6.3 liter Brabus SV12 R Biturbo V12 that pumps out 800 hp with 1,420 Nm of torque. The basis for this engine is the twelve-cylinder twin-turbo engine from the latest Mercedes 600 models. Displacement of the engine is increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters (336 to 384 cu. in.) with the help of a special crankshaft, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger pistons. Both three-valve cylinder… Continue Reading »
The guys over at Kicherer, as somewhat lesser known tuner, have come out with a nicely tuned E-Class Coupe. The E500 Coupe was tuned to 424 bhp from the normal 383 bhp that Mercedes provided. Thanks to a new ECU and sports exhaust system, the new top speed was raised to 330 km/h, hinting that it might actually be able to reach that number. Of course a new and more aerodynamic body kit was installed, all with custom front lip, side skirts, and rear diffusor made out of carbon fiber. Besides the body kit, custom tail pipes were installed, along with 20 inch rims.
Under the new label MercedesSport, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a portfolio of elegant and sporty individualisation products for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. This MercedesSport portfolio includes specially designed light-alloy wheels, a sports suspension and mounted aerodynamic and styling components. All MercedesSport products were developed by Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH in collaboration with the same designers and engineers who were responsible for the standard production models. As a result, everything appears to have been cast from a single mold. MercedesSport is initially available for the E-Class Saloon, Estate, Coupe and Cabriolet.
The renowned Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design has given three Mercedes-Benz models a singular honor by presenting the E-Class, the E-Class Coupe and the SLR Stirling Moss with the GOOD DESIGN Award – the oldest award for outstanding product design. In the previous two years, the jury for the GOOD DESIGN Award also recognized the high design quality of Mercedes-Benz automobiles by presenting the award to the GLK and the C-Class.