Mercedes-Benz showed sneak previews of two of its newest models in the Superbowl ads that were shown recently. The ads, entitled ‘Welcome’, feature four Mercedes cars, namely the SLK and CLS63 AMG models which have already been shown, plus the new SLS cabriolet and C-class coupé. The four cars appear toward the end of the ad. The SLS cabriolet and C-class coupé were always the two cars furthest away from camera to tease viewers. The screen grabs show their front-end styling and and overall look from above. The C-class coupé was designed to replace both the CLK and CLC. It will be presented to the world at the Geneva motor… Continue Reading »
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The Super Bowl is just around the corner. And during the game, Mercedes-Benz is going to unveil the first Super Bowl commercial in their history. The ad focuses on the 125 year Mercedes-Benz history by showcasing almost all its vehicles ever made. Diddy (or is it P Diddy) is also in the ad, mainly for comical reasons, even though, I am not really sure his part was that impressive. The commercial finishes by showing four of their newest and soon to be released models – C-Class Coupe, SLS Roadster, CLS, and the all new SLK. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best car in the luxury class, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the best sports car. This is the result of a readers’ survey by the major German motoring magazine “auto, motor und sport”. For two years in succession, the SLS has therefore been voted the “Best car of the year” in its category. The S-Class saloon has likewise won this coveted award several times in recent years. This confirms that these cars from Stuttgart enjoy an exalted position. The motoring magazine “auto, motor und sport” has been conducting its vote for the “Best cars of the year” since 1977. This time more than 90,000… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz has recently entered not one, not two, but three SLS AMG GT3s in the 24-hour race in Dubai, which will be held on January 14, 2011. It will mark the last leg of testing for the gullwing’s racing model. The trio will race under customer teams Heico Motorsport as well as Black Falcon. Heico Motorsport is entering one SLS AMG GT3 under car number 9, while Black Falcon will enter two (numbers 7 and 8). With the 24-hour race in the United Arab Emirates hotspot of Dubai, the SLS AMG GT3 will get some much-needed test mileage that will contribute to fine-tuning the vehicle before it starts delivery sometime… Continue Reading »
Check out the latest insider spy pics of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS soft top roadster. These have been caught in the cold winter landscape of Scandinavia as the soft top goes rolling without any disguise whatsoever. Sources say that this baby is set to make its public debut around the last days of summer next year. That means there’s only one venue where it’s likely to make an appearance—the Frankfurt Motor Show. Be sure to be there especially if you’re a convertible lover. For the first time, you’ll see an electric fabric hood on top of an SLS, just like what you see on the roof of the E-Class Cabriolet…. Continue Reading »
Aftermarket tuner Wheelsandmore, after developing a kit for the Ferrari F430, has come out with tuning and livery packages for the Mercedes SLS AMG. The basic tuning package consists of a remap of the SLS’s ECU, increasing the 6.3 liter’s output to 610 hp from the base 571 horsepower. Torque is also increased from 470 lb-ft. to 685 lb-ft. Choosing the Stage Two package brings the aforementioned ECU remap with new manifolds, a hand-made exhaust system, sport catalytic converters and new mufflers that use programmable exhaust valves. Engine output is increased to 624 hp and 690 lb-ft. One wonders what these modifications can do if the package is not electronically-limited… Continue Reading »
Speaking with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes Benz-AMG head Ola Kaellenius revealed its most important launch of next year, that of the Roadster version of the SLS AMG which would have its world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 2011. The SLS AMG Roadster is expected to be on sale after that as a 2012 model. Also being introduced would be a fuel saving cylinder deactivation system for its 5.5-liter V-8, which would also have a twin turbocharger system to help provide the power that AMG customers want, and expect, from their luxury sports cars. Compared to the previous 6.3-liter powermill, the 5.5-liter version will also have… Continue Reading »