Father and son will have a chance for real quality time when, in celebration of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG’s class victory 40 years ago, an SLS AMG GT3, carrying the same livery as the original sedan, will race at the 24 Hours of Spa. 40 years ago, the much-photographed 300 SEL AMG racer took second overall and 1st in class in its maiden race and the aim of the Black Falcon team entering this year’s race is to place at least second too in its class. Kenneth Hayer, son of the elder Hans who took the class win, will be sharing driving duties with two other drivers in… Continue Reading »
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When you’re a world tennis champion, playing the game gets to be work and not all fun anymore. Which is why Roger Federer must have jumped at the chance to drive the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. As the champ says, it’s seriously cool, and may we add, seriously fast. With a 560 horsepower V8 propelling this open-top supercar, the experience must be visceral, to say the least. It’s also to Mercdes’ benefit that they were able to get Federer to talk about the car. Few sportsmen exude the classiness and grace that Federer does, and this is what the SLS AMG Roadster also is.
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 »
Mercedes-Benz AMG not only leads the car manufacturer’s pack by providing high-quality and safe vehicles for people. For a long time, they are advocating safety driving thus, Mercedes car owners get into lesser accident than owners of other brand, according to accident statistics. Their summer project is no exception as the German car manufacturer announced that they will launch the AMG Driving Academy and Mercedes-Benz Driving Events. The driving events will happen in twelve locations and four off-road venues in key cities of Germany. They will be teaching car control while on the following programs : Emotion, Basic, Advanced, Pro and Masters. The target group are vast as they will… Continue Reading »
The SLS AMG continues to show itself to be the tuner’s favorite car as MEC Design has come out with a package for the Mercedes supercar that modifies the body for a more aggressive appearance, as well as a stainless steel exhaust mod to back up the look. The body kit consists of a front lip spoiler, a rear bumper with 3 diffuser options, side skirts, trunklid spoiler, 2-piece window spoiler and a roof air scoop. All these components are available in a carbon fiber look, and the front bumper and side skirts are available with LED lighting. For the interior, MEC Design installed a sports steering wheel with Alcantara… Continue Reading »
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 »
Mercedes is planning to show its SLS AMG Emergency Medical concept vehicle at RETTmobil 2011, which is going to be held around the second week of May. The RETTmobil fair is an industry event for the information and training of decision makers and managers of emergency services. Mercedes-Benz will be showing a variety of exhibits on mobility and training, among them a framework model of the security body Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which will illustrate the safety passenger compartment of a modern car. Another exhibit is a rescue simulator based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but undoubetdly, the star of the Mercedes exhibit will be the SLS AMG emergency vehicle, which will be… Continue Reading »