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Wald Black Bison Version Updates The R230 SL

Despite being on the verge of being replaced, tuners continue to craft upgrades for the long-live SL-Class R230. The latest of these tuners to do so is Wald, which, in its typical fashion, has come up with a wild-looking kit for the Mercedes SL. Marketing it as an aerodynamic upgrade, Japanese tuner Wald has installed a replacement front bumper for a more aggressive look, new side skirts and a wide body kit consisting of front fender arches and rear arch extensions that are tied in by the skirts. A rear bumper fascia, diffuser and trunk spoiler make up the rear treatment.  The final touch as you come up from behind… Continue Reading »


Singer Sheryl Crow Auctions Her ’65 SL For Charity

Another personality with a classic Mercedes is once again in the news, but not because it was stolen. Singer Sheryl Crow recently put her 1965 Mercedes SL up for auction, with the intention of donating the proceeds to charity. In this case, it was for the tornado-hit schools in Joplin, Missouri, where an estimated $150 million in damages were incurred. At the auction where the ‘65 Mercedes SL changed owners, an anonymous couple brought the price of the classic car up to $130,000.  This couple also donated another $130,000 for the charitable cause. Together with her Mercedes SL, Crow also donated one of her guitars, a Gibson, which also went… Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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