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HWA Resurrects The Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II

Last November, HWA revealed its exciting plan to bring back the famous Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo II. Now, they’ve made it happen with the new HWA EVO. Modern Twist on a Classic Car HWA is making a special, limited edition of the iconic Mercedes 190E Evo II, and they’re calling it the HWA EVO. This isn’t just fixing up the legacy car, it’s giving it a cool and modern makeover. The automotive specialist is only making 100 of these new EVOs, which means they’re going to be five times even more special than the original car. The new version keeps the classic look but adds some amazing twists like bigger wheel… Continue Reading »


Couch Off-Road Engineering Revitalizes the Legendary Mercedes-Benz Unimog

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has long held its ground as an iconic and capable off-road vehicle. Originating in the late 1940s, this massive machine served a variety of roles, from military operations to agricultural work. While the Unimog has gained popularity in recent years for its off-road prowess and participation in events like the Dakar Rally, acquiring one in the United States has often been a challenge. However, Couch Off-Road Engineering, led by the experienced Jay Couch, has emerged as a game-changer in the industry, offering turnkey restomods that bring the Unimog into the modern era. Unimog Transformation: The N.O.R.A.D. Project Couch Off-Road Engineering, driven by Jay Couch’s passion for the… Continue Reading »


How To Tell Apart Classic, Antique, And Vintage Mercedes Cars

Mercedes-Benz is a brand that has been around for over a century and has produced some of the most iconic cars in automotive history. Car enthusiasts often use the terms classic, antique, and vintage to describe older Mercedes cars, but what do these terms really mean? Many people interchange the words “vintage”, “antique”, and “classic” when describing old cars. So, let’s take a look at what really qualifies them as such to clarify matters. Vintage Mercedes Cars The simplest and most accepted definition of vintage cars is those produced between 1919 and 1930. The specific condition of the vehicle and modifications do not affect its vintage status in any way…. Continue Reading »


Best Diagnostic Scanners for Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz cars are computers on wheels. When a simple sensor fails such as an ABS wheel speed sensor, half of the systems on the car get disabled. If you want to find out the problem, you can either go to the dealer shop and pay an hour or two of labor or figure out what is causing the problem using good diagnostic scanners. While dealers use Mercedes-Benz Star Scanner, which is too expensive to own and requires a subscription there are a few diagnostic scanners that get very close to the functionality of Star Scanner. Good Mercedes-Benz diagnostic scanners can read all the data from all control units. Not just,… Continue Reading »


1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Gets New V8 Engine from GM

More than a decade since the Derelict Series of Icon 4×4 broke out in the automotive scene, it continues its tradition of restomodding cars, and the latest to come out of the program is the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL with a modern V8 engine from General Motors. The new Derelict Mercedes is a meeting of the best minds in German and American car engineering. It features a 300 SEL restored to its almost pristine condition complete with its original wabi-sabi finish. It should be noted though that it’s now fitted with stainless steel and chrome inserts in place of the sheet metal originally used in the car which tends to… Continue Reading »


1970 Mercedes-Benz W111 Gets a Modern AMG Engine Transplant

The Mercedes-Benz W111 is definitely one of the darlings in restomodding. One of the leading companies that specialize in such projects is Mechatronik, and here’s another one of its works. Outside, the 1970 W111 still possesses its pristine shine. Going inside reveals the same leather covers on the interior upholstery, floor carpeting, floor mats, analog indicators, buttons, switches, levers, classic steering wheel, and cassette player found in the car when it came out in the bell-bottoms jeans era. It’s like being in another time inside the W111 until one starts its engine and drives off with it. That’s because the 3.5-liter V8 engine of the car with around 200 hp… Continue Reading »


1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC Gets Hulked Up with Toyota 2JZ Engine

Seeing a classic 1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC in an almost pristine look is definitely a rare treat. The car does not only have a beauty to boast, but it also has a powerful engine. However, an unnamed tuner did a restomod to the car that puts more oomph beneath its hood by swapping its engine with the Toyota 2JZ power unit. The 1977 450 SLC here is a mishmash of German architecture and Japanese engineering. According to Speedhunters, the original 4.5-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine of the car was replaced by a 3.0-liter inline six Toyota 2JZ unit. The resulting power of the swap is a whopping 450 hp for the… Continue Reading »


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