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Mercedes SLK 55 AMG Takes Performance Studio Styling Upgrades

Sadly, Mercedes-Benz is striking down the SLK nameplate in its future production. Based from the recently revealed new nomenclature system of the brand, the successor of the current Mercedes-Benz SLK will carry the SLC name instead to reflect that the roadster originated from the SL and it is somehow related to the C-Class core series of the German luxury automaker. As a tribute to the outgoing series, AMG Performance Studio laid its hands to a Mercedes SLK 55 AMG to give it a couple of upgrades in its appearance both inside and out. Starting at the exterior, the armor of the car was finished in matte black. Then, the wheels came in two-tone alloy, which mimic… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Pagoda Put Up For Sale

The last few decades have seen an increase in the value of vintage Mercedes-Benz SL models, with the Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Pagoda becoming the apple of the eye of numerous vintage luxury vehicle collectors. A perfect 1971 model of the Pagoda or Pagode from Brabus Classic was recently offered in the market at a price tag of around 259,000 Euros or $322,000, according to a report from motorward.com Brabus Classic carefully restored the 1972 SL Pagoda to its original condition. In fact, a guarantee for the vehicle was included. Since it was restored, the left-hand-drive vintage luxury roadster shows 0 on its odometer. This indicates the 170HP straight-six engine of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Eschews R1234yf Refrigerant In Favor Of R134a

Although even GM has come to the defense of Dupont in declaring the refrigerant R1234yf safe for use in passenger vehicles, Mercedes continues to stand by its contention that R1234yf can be flammable in certain real-world conditions. Late last year, Mercedes-Benz published the results of its tests, where a head-on collision ruptured the AC lines of the test vehicle, spewing the contents on the hot engine. This combination caused a fire which obviously left the German manufacturer uncomfortable and concerned. With these results in mind, Mercedes applied and was granted dispensation by German federal authorities to continue using the tried and tested R134a refrigerant for a few more production vehicles…. Continue Reading »

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New Features Coming To Mercedes-Benz SL And SLK

The enjoyable driving experience offered by the Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK sports cars will be expanded further with a number of new features that are available starting April. The four-cylinder, six-cylinder and the eight-cylinder models of the vehicles will feature the Driver Assistance or the COMAND Online package that offers the latest high-resolution color screen display on its instrument panel. In addition to the added feature, the 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission of the vehicle will be upgraded with the latest Momentary M mode. Due to this, the transmission will automatically switch to the fuel-efficient auto-switch mode after drivers have manually shifted up or down using the optional shift paddles after a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz R320 SL-Class: MEC Puts a Fresher Look on the Classic Model

MEC attracts the attention of all hardcore Mercedes-Benz fans out there once again as they revealed the facelift that they made for the classic R230 Mercedes-Benz SL. The body kit provided by the Berlin-based company includes a new look for the bumper which now features a massive design, while the back bumper is now equipped with a diffuser. Then, the ventilation of the hood is improved with a couple of modifications to its style. Among other upgrades are the side panels, fenders and trunk spoiler. Customers are free to decide the size of the spoiler located at the front end of the car. The materials for the spoilers that they… Continue Reading »

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Artist Takes Inspiration From SL Interior

Anybody who owns a Mercedes sedan can relate with the sense of luxury that ensconces you as soon as you settle yourself in the interior. For those who can’t get enough of Mercedes design, there is of course the Mercedes and Formitalia partnership which has been offering Mercedes-designed chairs, lounges and tables. Apparently though, this is not enough for some individuals, as Mercedes has collaborated with South African designer Katie Thompson in coming up with an SL-themed furniture collection. Having established herself as an artist who recycles different objects to be repurposed into furniture, Thompson set her sights on turning a Mercedes SL’s interior into office-worthy furnishings. For example, the… Continue Reading »

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SL Body Structure Reaps Design Award

Mercedes-Benz’s new SL has picked up yet another award in recognition of its groundbreaking advances in the car’s design. Garnering 1st place at the 2012 EuroCarBody Awards, the SL was recognized for the intelligent design methods that were adopted in producing the all-aluminum structure. As has been pointed out by the carmaker, the new SL’s body is 110 kilos lighter compared to a similarly-sized body that would use traditional steel structures. In fact, the current SL’s structure is 140 kilos lighter than the SL it replaced. All this was recognized by the more than 500 industry representatives who cast their votes at the 14th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference held… Continue Reading »

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