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Secret sports car in the works

We’ve heard that Mercedes-Benz has secretly been planning work on a front-engined sports car to sit on a spot below the SLS AMG. The secret car will similarly be powered by a V8 engine and now stands to earn plans for development and production after being christened an official codename. With its price to be pegged at around £75,000, the new sports car is scheduled to be launched around three years from now in 2014. Its platform will likely be based on both Mercedes-Benz’s passenger cars and, of course, those of the AMG performance division. AMG has even taken responsibility to take sole responsibility for the car’s engineering, development and… Continue Reading »

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Upcoming SL To Feature Aluminum Structure

Code-name the R231, Mercedes-Benz’s new SL has been reengineered from the ground up, mainly as part of a program to drastically reduce the sports car’s weight, and as an initial foray into a company-wide thrust to produce improved but lighter-weight models. The most radical departure from the current SL’s manufacturing process is replacing the high-strength steel body structure with that of aluminum. Using this lighter material and the improved processes afforded by aluminum, the upcoming SL and its variants reportedly weigh 200 kilograms lighter. This significant improvement in body weight does not incur any penalties in terms of added features, equipment and safety levels. Hints of the car’s new styling… Continue Reading »

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SLK named as Germany’s Most Beautiful Car

It doesn’t come much as a surprise but rather a flattering affirmation that Mercedes-Benz is one of the most awarded premium vehicle manufacturers ever. The company’s latest in its long list of achievements is the awarding of AUTO BILD magazine’s Design Award to the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Following the tire tracks of the E-Class back in 2009 and the SLS AMG last year, the SLK makes the company proud by bagging the prize for 2011. Almost 90,000 loyal readers of the popular AUTO BILD specialist magazine voted for Mercedes-Benz’s latest SLK roadster. Now, proudly sitting on top of its hood are bragging rights as Germany’s most beautiful car, a title the… Continue Reading »

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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz SL long overdue

When Mercedes introduced the fifth generation Mercedes SL in 2002, it was a landmark release, offering the best of both worlds – a coupe mixed with a convertible, together with incredibly fierce performance in the SL55 model. Eight years, however, is rather a long stint for a car and even though it was given a bit of a cosmetic update six years later, the SL managed to lose its footing as the flagship of the Mercedes range. More powerful Merc vehicles, like the SLS, have overtaken the SL, leaving it further and further behind as the years have sped by. Even the SL’s younger brother, the SLK, is now in… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson C25 Is Ultra-Exclusive Entrant To Tuner Game

Well-known tuner Carlsson has debuted its C25 supercar at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show and before you pooh this tuner’s efforts, you should at least get to know the car better. Company spokesman says that, “There are more than enough super sports car in this world which can only be safely driven on a race track. Therefore, we deliberately wanted to develop a car which is highly exclusive on the one hand and can be used for the daily journey to office on the other hand. Therefore, a Super-GT which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and still offers a very pleasant driving comfort. All… Continue Reading »

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MR Car Design Contributes Its Vision For The SL65 AMG

MR Car Design of Germany has turned its design expertise to tuning the pre-facelift Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. In its latest program for this hardtop roadster, MR Design’s exterior kit includes a lightweight carbon fiber hood sourced from Kicherer and the rear diffuser section derived from the 2009 SL 65 AMG. As with most wheel combinations nowadays, shiny 20-inch wheels from Carlsson make up the major features of the exterior kit. Detail features like smoked turn signals and custom-made Black Series gauge dials for the interior make up the styling kit. In the go department, this German tuner was able to find another 80 horsepower from the biturbo V12 by… Continue Reading »

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Pristine 1955 Gullwing Mercedes Up For Auction Soon

To the cognoscenti, the 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes is a classic car that is as desirable today as it was when introduced in the 1950s. Capable of speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour, the SL represented a significant technological advance in both design and engineering. With its long hood, swing up doors and fuel injected inline six, it had few equals from that era. Of the 867 SL coupes built in 1955, few remain in existence today. RM Auctions has been tasked to auction a 1955 Gullwing that was featured in the film Father of Invention. The expected price when the car changes hands is expected to be… Continue Reading »

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