Brought to our attention by regular reader Jay, here’s a teaser video that can be found in Mercedes-Benz’s official YouTube channel on design fundamentals. Forget brand names, designer Luke Leitch says. He goes on to describe what he feels are what you should look for in a design. Curiously, the video doesn’t show a car or a detail but a seat, done with highlights of lime green. Definitely not a color normally associated with factory cars from the German automaker. The end of the video shows the phrase, “do you dare challenge your perception?” Well, Mercedes may be preparing us for something truly different, as we shall see with the… Continue Reading »
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For a car guy, there’s nothing like the burble of a nice-sounding exhaust to get the blood running. An here, as in all other areas of comparison, the SLK 55 AMG excels. Listen to the sound of the V8 as it starts up and the driver blips the throttle. But despite being a 5.5 liter V8 with an output of more than 420 horsepower, this car is thoroughly modern and responsible. Firstly, its F1-inspired Cylinder Management System allows up to half of the engine’s cylinders to pump just air for the best possible fuel efficiency. And speaking of efficiency, the 2013 SLK 55 AMG is 30 percent improved over the… Continue Reading »
The German car manufacturer is preparing a lot of car for us. And one of the most famous model is the SL Roadster, thus a very special ad has also been created. This commercial shows the SL 350 and its features, in all its artistic glory. Enjoy!
Most people who buy smart cars are those who like covenience. With a car this size, you can park it easily. However, you should not be careless in parking your car, lest you want your smart to experience what this fortwo had gone through. The smart fortwo Brabus edition was parked over a motorized bollard, and because of its weight and size, it was lifted without any problems. Well, the owner of the vehicle is the one who seems to have a problem.
We’ve been bombarded with spy photos and teasers of what the Mercedes SL63 AMG will look like, and now, the waiting is over. Mercedes-Benz has revealed the car in conjunction with the presentation of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W03 race car. The features of the vehicle are very familiar to everyone now, M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5L V8 engine pumping out 529bhp. The most intriguing feature of the SL63 AMG though, is the aluminum body shell which made it 110kg liter than the previous SL. In the video, you will not see a lot of SL63, but it will still be noticeable with its more aggressive features. Press on the play… Continue Reading »
In one of the greatest fuel station in the world, a video was shot. Well, first, I think it is one of the greatest because of its location, it is in Nurburgring. The video is actually a “soundtrack” of the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series, as it kind of brags how its 8 cylinder engine produces power. Hit the play button and see (or hear) for yourself.
Many enthusiasts bemoan the loss of naturally-aspirated behemoth engines like the 6.2 liter V8 which was once the mainstay AMG engine. But despite the thinking of traditionalists, Mercedes engineering has shown that power and fuel efficiency are not mutually exclusive. With the new-generation AMG twin turbo V8, Mercedes has proven that power and fuel efficiency can go hand in hand. Other German manufacturers have made a similar switch to forced induction like AMG has, and the new 5.5 biturbo V8 is certainly no slouch. And as the clip that follows shows, the sound of the engine is not too shabby either. What is becoming more apparent with each new model… Continue Reading »