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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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Brabus SV12 R Roadster – The Big Red Machine

The Brabus SV12 R Roadster. The Big Red Machine or the Red Devil of the Middle East. You can call it anything you want but the bottom line still remains… this vehicle is the most powerful open air sports car in the world. The two-seater vehicle is powered by the BRABUS SV12 R Biturbo 750 twelve-cylinder engine with 730 hp and 1100 Nm. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.5 seconds combined with an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph) is impressive proof of the car’s prowess. The features are also dynamic. The exterior the SV12… Continue Reading »

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MKB Upgrades The SL To Supercar Levels

MKB, a tuner of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, has introduced the P1000 model, an SL with 1015 horsepower on tap. With the increase in power comes a corresponding increase in torque, with the maximum delivery situated between 3300 and 6000 rpm. In repeated tests to verify the car’s performance, a very quick 3.6 seconds was recorded for the 0-100 km sprint. And the stunning acceleration doesn’t stop there. Another 5.3 seconds of nailing the throttle to the floor will get you to 200 and in 21.5 seconds, you will have reached 300 kph. To test the car’s top speed, the car was shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires at a track… 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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