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Mercedes-Benz Given Quality Trophy 2012 by Auto Zeitung Magazine

The many readers of Germany’s “Auto Zeitung” (which translates to Automobile Newspaper) magazine must love Mercedes-Benz, as they voted the SLS AMG Roadster as the best cabriolet and the SLS AMG Coupe as the best super sports car in the magazine’s polls. With those two citations in the bag, Mercedes-Benz was also awarded the Quality Trophy 2012 by the magazine. Over 110,000 readers voted on the poll, which was being held for the 25th year. The poll’s aim is to rank the year’s top cars. Last year, the two aforementioned cars also took home the victories in their respective categories. Auto Zeitung partners with the Association for Technical Inspection (Gesellschaft… Continue Reading »


The SLS AMG Roadster made it to the Guinness World Record

What happens if David Coulthard, an F1 legend, rides the 571hp SLS AMG Roadster? Well, it surely is record-breaking. Mercedes-Benz UK organized an event to get a Guinness World Record of the ‘farthest golf shot to be caught in a moving car”, and they succeeded. When professional golf player Jake Shepherd made the ball fly at 178mph, it was caught by the Mercedes car rolling at 120mph. Everyone was elated and Guinness, upon seeing the video of what happened, immediately confirmed that it was indeed a feat. Here’s the full press release: The absolute skill of Formula 1™ legend and DTM driver David Coulthard, behind the wheel of the awesome… Continue Reading »


Golf Ball Caught on Moving SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz Claims World Record

Here’s one Guinness world record you might not have heard about: the farthest golf ball shot caught by a man in a moving car. The feat was accomplished on an SLS AMG driven by David Coulthard, the former F1 competitor who is now driving for Mercedes-Benz’s Mucke Motorsport team in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters championship. Pro golfer Jake Shepherd shot the golf ball through the air, clocked at a peak of 178 mph. Shepherd was 900 feet away from the SLS AMG, and the record was achieved within a mere 2 attempts. “This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to… Continue Reading »


Kicherer Presents Its SLS Roadster Supersport GT/R

As any chef will tell you, using the best ingredients is a crucial step to get the best out of a recipe. Tuner Kicherer obviously subscribes to that principle, as it has already made a name for itself, turning out Mercedes hot rods for the discriminating set. With their latest offering, Kicherer bumps up the sensory factor still further, using the SLS Roadster as their base ingredient. Calling their creation the SLS Roadster Supersport GT/R, Kicherer installs a black hand-formed grille that is more subdued, removing the in-your-face 3-pointed star logo. In its stead, we get vertical fins that give the front of the car a predatory appearance. 5-spoke 20-inch… Continue Reading »


Online Configurator for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

For us who can’t own a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, something about being able to see it and change its specifications make us somehow happy about this vehicle. The thrill of just looking at it makes our hearts pound. That is why Mercedes released a configurator to pump our interest on the car even more. The online configurator allows user to choose between nine exterior colors, three convertible top colors, seven interior leather options and four sets of wheels. The web application also allows user to hear the angry roar of the vehicle as there is a pedal that you can just click. Below is my own configuration of Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »


Official: The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

The performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars is presenting a new dream-car: the SLS AMG Roadster. This super sports car thrills with a perfect synthesis of open-top driving pleasure, outstanding driving dynamics and systematic lightweight construction. The overall visual appearance of the new two-seater is marked by its purist design. The technological highlights of the SLS AMG Roadster read like an A-B-C of modern sports car engineering: the combination of an aluminium spaceframe body, an AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine with dry sump lubrication developing a peak output of 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 newton metres of torque, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission in a transaxle arrangement and a sports suspension… Continue Reading »


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