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Misha designs wide body kit for the SL

SL owners owners and fans out there are in for a real treat. Mercedes-Benz tuner MISHA has just released images of their latest wide body package that’s purposely built for the SL. The new body kit comprises of a redesigned front bumper with matching carbon fiber lip, while bigger air vents allow the Mercedes-Benz SL to draw more air to help cool the engine. Wider fenders are a tad bit alike with the SL Black Series, although these are more effective at helping draw air from the tire wells. The hood design is uniquely MISHA, and has been generously given carbon fiber vents to help the engine breathe. Looking at… Continue Reading »

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Lexus SC300 transforms into Mercedes-Benz SL

As long as there are cars rolling on the streets, tuners will stay in business. That’s if they’re able to offer what car manufacturers are unable to do so after selling their cars. That is why the aftermarket industry keeps flourishing. It’s all about giving car owners what they want and which they can’t get from their dealerships. And this holds true whether you’re driving a premium car made in Germany or a JDM car that was imported from the land of the rising sun. But what happens if you mix the two together using some creativity and wit? A really cool transformation, that’s what. And that is exactly what… Continue Reading »

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Spy Photo: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The latest spy photos show the progress of the next generation 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is coming together. Even though the concealment on this model reveal small details, the latest SL is assumed to get styling cues from the prototype’s line of the famous SLS AMG, which includes the almost 90 degrees grille and also the vertically opposed headlights. When compared with the present SL, which was designed almost nine years ago, the test vehicle seems to have a lower, wider stance, almost having a much sportier look. The latest model is also foreseen to share majority of its components with the SLS AMG, which includes suspension and its seven-speed dual-clutch… Continue Reading »

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SL owners four times more likely to be caught speeding

What is it with Mercedes-Benz SL-Class owners that makes them a magnet for speeding tickets? It sure beats the hell out of our gray matters. If there’s anything that’s certain, it’s that SL owners have been found to be four times as susceptible to getting pulled over and issued a ticket as compared to other high-stake ball rollers. That is, according to a study by Verisk Analytics, the complete opposite to what a Buick Rainier owner would be worrying about. So what empirical evidence does Verisk have to back up their extremely outlandish and fantastic conclusion? Well, we don’t really have any figures. You just have to trust the research… Continue Reading »

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Prior Design Gives Mercedes SL R230 New Look

Germany’s Prior Design has just announced the new tweaks they made on the Mercedes SL R230. Their modification focused mainly on the exterior body, with the redesigned SL sporting a more forceful front end echoing the aggressive lines of the Black Series SL65 AMG. Prior Design framed the new, broad air intakes with black mesh grilles that make the modified kit more aggressive and muscular. The fine tune also includes broad and wide wheel arches to accommodate Prior Design’s proprietary 20-inch three-piece rim design, with the front axle measuring 265/30 and at the back, coming in at size 305/25. The side skirts and air inlets have been redesigned to sport… Continue Reading »

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Night Edition SL 350 bound for Australia

Folks down under, has Mercedes-Benz got a surprise for you. Coming your way this July are 25 Night Edition SL 350s, in celebration of the SL line’s 57 years in production. Each Night Edition will fetch around AU$246,000, or roughly above two hundred grand in US dollars. A dozen of them will be sporting Designo Magro Night Black paint. It’s the same special matte finish that was introduced on the C63 AMG. The rest of them, on the other hand, will get Obsidian Black metallic finish. Whether you choose one or the other won’t affect the price, so you’ve got more thinking to do on which finish strikes your heart… Continue Reading »

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL to get huge doses of carbon fiber

Very few car marquees have as much resources to build several lines of vehicles for different target markets as Mercedes-Benz does. And that plays a huge part in how the brand remains successful in the premium car segment. To keep the pace going, Mercedes-Benz has just announced its plans for one of its vehicle lines, the SL. From 2012 onwards, the Mercedes-Benz SL will be wearing carbon fiber reinforced plastics instead of the usual sheet metal. If you’re a fan of the SL, you’ll know that it traces back to one of the most iconic Mercedes-Benz cars in history – the 300SL Gullwing. ‘SL’ stands for ‘Sports Light’. The 300SL… Continue Reading »

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