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Next-Generation Mercedes-AMG SL to Debut Next Year

The Global Media Site of Daimler recently dropped the teasers of the next-generation Mercedes-AMG SL. The car is set to be unveiled early next year with its sale scheduled to take place over the following year. According to Mercedes, its AMG division is taking the helm in the development of the next-gen SL. That means, there will no longer be a Benz version of the roadster. The automaker also revealed that it will take a more relaxed approach in the design of the car. It suggests that the unit will be smaller and more agile than the outgoing model. For now, details about the next SL are scarce but one… Continue Reading »

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Good Deal or Bust: Is This $5,500 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Worth It?

The 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230 is such a beautiful convertible with its elegant and sporty design matched with a powerful V8 engine. However, buying a used one, especially at a very low price, certainly raises a lot of red flags because if you are unfortunate enough to land on a problematic unit, the repairs can be very costly. Upon its introduction, the MSRP of a brand new 2004 SL started at $88,000. Based on Edmunds, a used 2003 to 2005 model of the car is around the $11,000 mark. Recently, YouTuber Car Wizard scored a deal on this gem at an auction for only $5,500. That’s only half of its… Continue Reading »

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Experienced Formula 1 and E Engineers Electrify the Classic Mercedes SLC and SL

As the world is shifting to electric vehicles, some engineers with a lot of experience in Formula 1 and Formula E cars have banded together to form a company that specializes in giving vintage Mercedes-Benz cars electric power to ditch their gas-guzzling engines. The group formed Monceau Automobiles based in Liege, Belgium. Their modus operandi includes the full restoration of classic Mercedes cars into an almost pristine condition and retrofitting them with an electric motor. First, customers can choose any paint finish from the vintage Mercedes catalog of the company. The interior of the auto also receives a matching color for its upholstery. Regardless of the model, the engine of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL: One of the Longest Surviving Car Models in the World

The Mercedes-Benz SL is the three-pointed star marque’s oldest model to date that is being produced until now. Introduced in 1954, the SL is one of the longest surviving car models in the world today. The name “SL” stands for “Sportlich-Leicht” or “Sport Lightweight”. Max Hoffman, a luxury vehicle importer based in New York during the post-war period, was the one who pitched the idea of a toned-down Gran Prix car that aimed to attract performance car enthusiasts. The first to be produced in the range was the 300 SL Gullwing. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing came with a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with 212 hp, which was quite impressive for its… Continue Reading »

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Rare and Untouched Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Gullwing For Sale

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Gullwing are definitely two timeless beauties. That’s why these have high demand from car collectors. Recently, both models were advertised for auction at Artcurial Motorcars. The most impressive thing about these rare finds was that they were in good running condition and virtually untouched with their very low mileage. There were no record of the two showing that they underwent any form of restoration. Both classic SL units were owned Gunnar Giermark, a Swedish dental surgeon and car collector. When he died in 2011, he left no heir under his name so the cars are now in the care of the Swedish Inheritance Fund. The… Continue Reading »

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2018 Mercedes-AMG SL63 Cabriolet Overwhelms the Competition

Don’t let its sexy and elegant looks fool you. The Mercedes-AMG SL63 Cabriolet is packing a lot of power. In last month’s Petrolhead Spring Events, it displayed its capabilities against its fellow Mercedes vehicles and a supercar. The first challenger to the SL63 was a Mercedes GLE SUV. As expected, the lighter and more agile SL showed its dominance against the bigger vehicle from the get-go. Next was a Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. Again, the SL63 left its Mercedes sibling because of its quick acceleration. However, the high-performance S-Class appeared to catch up at the end of the line. Last in the video was a Liberty Walk Nissan GTR R35. This… Continue Reading »

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Four Classic Mercedes Cars Restored by Brabus

Brabus is not only about putting extra horsepower in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Recently, the famous aftermarket tuner restored four classic Mercedes cars. The units include the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, and the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The autos were given a six-star restoration process… Just because Brabus won’t settle for just five stars, apparently. Here is a quick look at the recent work done by the classic car division of Brabus: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Around 4,500 hours was poured in returning the 300 SL Gullwing to its pristine condition. The classic Mercedes-Benz was given a baby blue paint-finish and a cream interior. Brabus… Continue Reading »

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