Mercedes-Benz just quietly released a new addition to its SL roadster variant in its official website, which is called the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400. The revitalized line features new engine specs as well as a more accessible price for buyers. The new version ditched its predecessor’s V8 engine and replaced it with an all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a displacement of 2996 cc. The engine’s listed output is 329 hp with 354 lb-ft of torque. The power of the car is distributed through its seven-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, the vehicle provides a fuel-efficiency rate of 20 miles per gallon on a city drive, and 27 mpg on the highway. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, the SL 400… Continue Reading »
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Petersen Automotive Museum, an LA-based non-profit organization housing the world’s largest automotive museum, launched an event showcasing “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” last week on April 10. The event sponsored by Jaguar featured a dozen of sports coupes handpicked by twelve celebrity guest curators. It also included a collection of artistic sports coupe photos from renowned automotive photographer Scott Williamson. Of course, when we talk about the best sports coupes of all time, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is something that can never be omitted. Bruce Meyer, a famous car collector and designer curated this classical car during the event. The Gullwing possesses a very impressive classical design that… Continue Reading »
It’s no surprise that the trio of Top Gear are seen filming some video in New York City. Everyone knows where the blasted trio goes to, especially with the kind of horsepower that they pack. The video that was being shot will feature Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond gallivanting around New York City in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Ferrari 458, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. You won’t really enjoy the clip for its being mundane. In fact, you might get horrified during the last minute, where the trio of BBC boys come face to face with a broken section of road and have to drive up… Continue Reading »
You know how the boys at Top Gear are. They’re despicably adventurous when it comes to road and track-testing cars. They’re also crazy enough to pit cars that are of totally different segments, just for the fun of it. To refresh your memory, these guys had paired a Ford Fiesta and a Chevrolet Corvette against one another, AND tried running a Jaguar XK120 alongside a Vincent Black Shadow plus a train. Seriously. So if you take their results in confidence, then you’re probably as terminally crazy as they are. And if there’s anything this show is all about, it’s fun, fun and more fun with cars. In their latest video,… Continue Reading »
In the second episode of the newest Top Gear season, Jeremy Clarkson takes the Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series for a spin. If you watch enough Top Gear, you are probably aware of Jeremy’s sarcastic and sometimes even hurtful [towards the cars] comments, but in this review, he was as serious as he probably will ever be. One reason might have been how awestruck Jeremy was while reviewing the Black Series beast. Enjoy!
Top Gear is back again, and the 11th season is looking good. In their first episode, they decided to help folks out and do a fuel economy test. Well if you know Top Gear, you’ll know that this is no ordinary economy test. They put five supercars on the race track to see who can go further on 1 gallon of fuel. The cars: Lamborghini Murcielago, Audi R8, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Aston Martin DBS, and the Ferrari 599GTB