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Avalange GT-R Body Kit For Mercedes-Benz SL Unveiled

Images of the Avalange GT-R aftermarket tuning package were unveiled by JMS and Piecha for the Mercedes-Benz SL recently, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. A preview of the Avalange package was unveiled near the start of the year for the SL. Although the preview appeared better compared to the current images, the kit is considered as the most comprehensive enhanced for the SL. Among the notable enhancement for the Mercedes-Benz SL was the front bumper featuring a distinctive spoiler lip and air intakes as well as a built-in daytime LED running lights. The front bumper can cost around 3,570 Euros. The ride height of the SL was also reduced… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pads Lead Over BMW in US Luxury Segment

With record sales in the month of April, Mercedes-Benz USA was able to pad its lead over rival German luxury automaker BMW. The latter was able to get a higher increase in terms of volume, with a 10 percent increase corresponding to 23,225 units sold for the month. Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, sold 23,635 units, a 5.8 percent increase. Year over year figures through April indicated an 11-percent increase for 2013, as the Mercedes-Benz has managed to sell 92,822 units so far, according to parent company Daimler. BMW, meanwhile, has sold 88,127 units through the fourth month of the year. Daimler’s gains are thanks in part to the resurgence… Continue Reading »

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Vilner Gives The Mercedes-Benz SL A Makeover

The Mercedes-Benz SL received a makeover by Vilner recently, giving its interior a design inspired by a large aquatic tetrapod, a crocodile. Following its notable restoration work on an Alfa Romeo RZ, the luxury tuning professionals from Vilner of Bulgaria have looked into enhancing the interior of the Mercedes-Benz SL. Five elegant looking materials will be infused inside the cabin of the German luxury vehicle. The seats will be covered up with Nappa leather, brown Alcantara and crocodile leather with some rather distinguishable stitches. The design also features a number of brown wooden highlights even as the plastic components and the seatbelts were subjected to a grey-colored motif. The ceiling… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Air Drive Cars — Eerie or Awesome?

The recurring theme of classic futuristic Sci-Fi films are rocket-propelled or anti-gravity vehicles. Do you remember the timeless classics like Back to the Future and Star Wars where the common modes of transport are cars that defy gravity? Thanks to the French photographer named Renaud Marion, we will get to envision these kinds of cars again. In his recent work called “Air Drive”, he chose six cars from different generations and provided them minor facelifts using some camera tricks. Yeah, speaking of “lift”, the cars were literally up in the air in his pictures. He artistically removed the wheels to make them appear that way. Among his specimens were the… Continue Reading »

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New SL Gets Miniature Treatment

Hot on the heels of the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz SL comes the release of the vehicle in miniature form, ready to be part of the much-coveted Mercedes-Benz Collection. Collectors and fans of the series can get detailed models in a variety of scales: 1:87, 1:43, and 1:18. If you’re after detail, it doesn’t get any better than these miniatures, which are made by Herpa (1:87 models) and Norev (1:43, 1:18 models). Each hand-assembled miniature has been reproduced using the same CAD data used for the life-size vehicles, so you can rest assured that the paintwork, proportions, details, curves, and even the interior will be very close to the… Continue Reading »

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL will start at 93,534 Euros

The new Mercedes-Benz SL is lighter, with a 89% aluminum body, it is a first for Mercedes-Benz and probably for the whole car industry as well, which is why it is much talked about. After the brochure scans and the “leaked” official photos, the SL also got an official price tag now. Aside from the aluminum shell, the car also gives out power because of its new BlueDIRECT engines that produces 435HP for the SL 500 and 306HP for SL 350. It is also more cost-efficient, as fuel consumption is reduced by 22 percent all the while increasing the torque to 700Nm. A proof that the fuel economy is not… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Super-GT C25 to Appear at Essen Motor Show

The Mercedes-Benz SL-based Super-GT C25 from German tuner Carlsson is set to wow onlookers once more as it takes the stage at the upcoming Essen Motor Show, which opens this 27th of November and lasts through December 5th. Carlsson is also set to showcase a C63 AMG-based vehicle called the CK63 RS, which is rated at a relatively modest 600 horsepower. The Carlsson C25 made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show last March, showcasing its undeniable good looks with custom livery, yet the Mercedes-Benz SL base still shows in the modified exterior. The vehicle sports a 6-liter twin turbo V12 engine rated at a whopping 753 horsepower along with… Continue Reading »

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