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Weistec Mercedes C63 AMG Hits a Quarter-Mile in 9.7 Seconds

If you want your Mercedes C63 AMG to get really fast—quicker than it already is—and to get a mind-blowing sound while burning tires on the asphalt, better get your ride to Weistec. A few days ago, the tuner released a video on YouTube showing their latest work with the performance-level C-Class. According to Weistec, their Mercedes C63 AMG fitted with their tuning package is the fastest in the world. Well, the fastest C63 AMG, just to be clear. Previously, the tuner also revealed their Mercedes-AMG GT S, which they claim is the fastest AMG GT S too. The best record displayed by the car was 10.8 seconds for its quarter-mile… Continue Reading »

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New Climatic Tunnels Streamline MB Testing

In Sindelfingen, Mercedes-Benz inaugurated two climatic wind tunnels, which it will use to simulate extreme weather conditions for testing its cars. Following two years of construction, the two facilities will narrow the gap between simulations and real-life testing. The climatic wind tunnel is capable of producing temperatures of minus 40 to plus 60 degrees Celsius, hurricane-force winds of up to 265 km/h, heavy snowstorms and monsoon-like rain. The two tunnels perform separate functions, with one designated as the cold tunnel and the other one the hot tunnel, which can still generate temperatures of minus 10 to plus 60 C. Both tunnels are equipped with twin-axle roller dynamometers that allows speeds… Continue Reading »

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The 2012 SLS AMG Roadster uncovered

Finally, Mercedes-Benz has decided to uncover its latest supercar – the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster. Unfortunately, unlike the 1st generation SLS AMG, this baby does not inherit the Gullwing doors and fixed roof design. Instead, it was blessed with fixed entry points plus a folding soft top. You can see very well on the images that the car is being put to the test. And yes, folks. That image where the car is travelling at speed over a perpendicular road is true. You’ll have to be doing a certain amount of speed to keep the car rolling vertically, or risk having it turn and roll over. Of course, you can… Continue Reading »

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2012 ML-Class Spotted in the Wild

The upcoming Mercedes Benz ML-Class has been spotted testing in the wild, and with it comes a lot of speculation for the SUV. It appears to be a cross between a G-Class and an R-Class, and the company has already said that the ML-Class will be focusing more on efficiency instead of performance. Due sometime in mid-2011, there are yet to be any concrete details leaked about the new car. All of the speculation has so far been based on the previous spy shots of the vehicle. There are even some reports that hint at an ML-Class powered by a hybrid diesel and electric power train. Of course, there’s the… Continue Reading »

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‘Leaked’ photos of 2012 SLK being tested in Death Valley

Looks like Mercedes-Benz has done our job for us by leaking these images of the up and coming SLK being tested in Death Valley. Perhaps this is in lieu of the SLK’s expected public unveiling at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Maybe not. Who cares? All that matters is you and us get first dibs on these photos, whether spied or otherwise. As you can see, a big highlight of these photos is the 2012 SLK’s Magic Sky Control roof. This panel changes hue at the touch of a button, giving you instant clear view of the night sky, or perfect shade when it’s hot out. The amount of tint… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 up for VLN testing

If you are part of two fortunate teams participating at the next VLN endurance championship races, then you’ll get the chance to see and work on the SLS AMG GT3 as it takes a spin around the track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be up close and personal with the GT3, and it’s going to happen on October 16 and 30. Each day of testing will last for approximately four hours, and all the testing data that’ll be collected will be used in further development of the GT3. So if you ever dreamed of being like Ayrton Senna is to the Honda NSX, or Michael Schumacher… Continue Reading »

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