Despite being on the verge of being replaced, tuners continue to craft upgrades for the long-live SL-Class R230. The latest of these tuners to do so is Wald, which, in its typical fashion, has come up with a wild-looking kit for the Mercedes SL. Marketing it as an aerodynamic upgrade, Japanese tuner Wald has installed a replacement front bumper for a more aggressive look, new side skirts and a wide body kit consisting of front fender arches and rear arch extensions that are tied in by the skirts. A rear bumper fascia, diffuser and trunk spoiler make up the rear treatment. The final touch as you come up from behind… Continue Reading »
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The cost of insuring a Mercedes-Benz or other luxury car can vary considerably depending on numerous factors, some of which are under your control, and others which are not. By understanding how insurers set their premiums, you can obtain lower car insurance quotes when you shop for a new policy or renew an existing one. Credit-based Insurance Scores One way insurers set car insurance rates is based on the perceived likelihood of a driver filing a claim. Insurers postulate that individuals who maintain high credit card balances and who engage in frequent loan applications will file more insurance claims. The practice of using a credit-based insurance score to adjust insurance… Continue Reading »
The guys over at Automobile Magazine have managed to get a hold of the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. Before taking it out for a test drive, they decidied to put it onto a dyno and see if Mercedes delivered what they promised. On paper, Mercedes claimse the Black Series will do 670 hp and 738 lb-ft with the V12 twin-turbo monster. The Automobile Mag guys achieved 573 hp @ 5300 rpm and 682 lb-ft @ 3620 rpm in third gear. That’s wheel horsepower, remember. And the result is right where it should be given the engine’s rating of 651 hp @ 5400 rpm and 738 lb-ft @… Continue Reading »
The well-known American technical magazine “Popular Science” has made an award to the newly developed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. During the “Best of what’s new Awards”, the innovative power transfer of the SL 63 AMG high-performance Roadster achieved first place in the “Automotive” category.
A spectacular look, unique performance data, consistently lightweight design and the highest degree of exclusivity – these attributes sum up the new 65 AMG Black Series from Mercedes-Benz. The high-performance coupe features pure-bred motor sports technology, and introduces sports car fans to a whole new world in terms of dynamic performance. The AMG 6.0-l V12 biturbo engine, developing a maximum output of 493 kW/670 hp and maximum torque of 1,000 newton metres, guarantees the dynamic performance of a super sports car. This high-performance two-seater was developed in the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO by the same experts who were responsible for designing the Official F1â„¢ Safety Car and Official F1â„¢ Medical Car…. Continue Reading »
The new-generation Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster has won the Internet Auto Award 2008. Voted top in the Convertibles & Roadsters category, it received the prestigious CAROLINA award. This year again over 300,000 people cast their votes in Europe’s largest Internet public award. 154 vehicles in nine categories were judged by Internet users of AutoScout24 throughout Europe. From a line-up totalling 18 high-quality convertibles and roadsters competing for the award, they voted the Mercedes-Benz SL as their favourite.
Similar to Kleemann and their debut of their tuned CLK Black Series, Lorinser will introduce their version of the updated SL at the Automechanika in Frankfurt from September 16th to the 21st. Besides the above teaser image, little detail is know. Lorinser is promising a top speed of 300km/h (186mph) with their L 55 RS based on the current CL version. We’ll make sure update you on Lorinser SL monster once it debuts in Frankfurt.