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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Takes Daring Overtake, Almost Crashes: Video 29
Apr
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Mercedes Benz, mercedes benz sls, Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing, SLS AMG, SLS AMG Gullwing, video on 04 29th, 2013
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We found the video below on our good friend Marchettino’s Facebook feed showing where a guy overtakes a few exotics in a daring and death-defying maneuver almost colliding with a semi-truck. We don’t know if this guy was an idiot or God was looking out for him and his snarling 563 horsepower SLS AMG. Check it out!



2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Rips Nurburgring in 7:30 27
Jun
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, News, Nurburgring, Nurburgring Lap Times, SLS AMG on 06 27th, 2012

Mercedes-Benz’ new SLS AMG continues to get better with the introduction of a new more-powerful roadster version and now a new SLS AMG GT for the 2013 model year. The new SLS AMG GT is the now moniker for Benz’ halo car and to show off its improvements, it rips the Nurburgring just under 7 minutes 30 seconds.

Powered by a retuned 6.3-liter V8 with 591 horsepower, the new Benz SLS AMG GT accelerates from 0-60mph in under 3.7 seconds.

According to Autoblog, AMG chairman Ola Källenius uncovered the new lap time in recent talks. The new 2013 SLS AMG GT will go on sale in the U.S. November of this year with a price about $5,000 north of the outgoing model year coming in at $195,000 and $200,000 for the coupe and roadster respectfully.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 & AMG Line Intro-Video at Amelia Island 14
Mar
Posted by Darryl in 2012 C63 AMG Black Series, auto show, Automotive, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL550, SLS AMG, video on 03 14th, 2012

There is no doubt that the AMG division has pumped some serious performance into Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The newest exclusive offerings from the AMG line include the C63 AMG Black Series and new SLS AMG Roadster. We feature both vehicles in an exclusive 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance video with a special introduction to the all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster in a Shadow Gray Matte paint treatment.

We welcome you to check out the exclusive video below introducing the new SLS AMG Roadster, C63 AMG Black Series and all-new 2013 SL550 Roadster. Enjoy!



Mercedes-Benz Baby SLS – New Details 10
Jun
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz baby SLS, Porsche-911, SLS AMG on 06 10th, 2011

Any one out there eyeing some news on Mercedes-Benz baby SLS. Gear up.

Reports from authentic sources indicate that the so-called SLC will sport up to 500 PS (368 kW / 493 bhp) and be positioned as an arch-rival to the Porsche 911. However, you will not find the gullwing doors of the larger SLS AMG model. But, the good news is that you need to spend just €100,000, at the maximum for an entry-level model with around 350 PS (257 kW / 345 bhp).

To cut the long story short, there are two possibilites. Either the model will be a successor to the SLS replacing it in 2016 or it will be an introduction of its own in 2014.

Let’s wait and see.

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‘Unknown Identity’ Features Mercedes-Benz Models 7
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, B-Class F-CELL, Diane Kruger, E-Class models, January Jones, Liam Neeson, Mercedes-Benz models, SLS AMG, Thriller, Unknown, Unknown Identity, Videos on 03 7th, 2011

The new thriller “Unknown Identity” which opened last month in the United States stars Liam Neeson, January Jones and Diane Kruger. What interests auto lovers is that it also features several Mercedes-Benz models alongside.

In US, it is under the title ‘Unknown’. Currently it is being released in Germany. The thriller was shot in Berlin and at the Babelsberg studios nearby in Potsdam.

The plot goes as such: Liam Neeson appears as a man who emerges from a coma in a Berlin hospital. He encounters a situation where everyone denies he is who he thinks he is, including his wife. He ends up getting some help putting things together from taxi driver Diane Kruger.

As for the Mercedes-Benz models, six different models are featured in the film. The SLS AMG makes an awesome appearance. The four E-Class models (a W125, W210, W211 and the current W212) are shown as the well recognized cream-colored German taxis. B-Class F-CELL is also shown.

Hit the play button to watch the Merc models take over the screen.



2012 Mercedes SLK-Class Officially Unveiled 13
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in 2012 Mercedes SLK-Class, 2012 SLK-Class, Airguide windstop system, Automotive News, Event Coverage, Magic Sky Control vario-roof, Mercedes Benz, SLK roadster, SLK250, SLS AMG on 01 13th, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled their 2012 SLK roadster. The car comes with Mercedes-Benz’s 3.5 liter V6 featuring 302 bhp (225 kW / 306 PS). It enables acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) within sprint time of 5.4 seconds. The top speed of the vehicle is 155 mph (250 km/h).

The noteworthy features of the new SLK include the following: It has got panoramic ‘Magic Sky Control vario-roof’, which could change its transparency from light to dark. It also features firmer springs and dampers on the suspension and torque vectoring brakes that promises a better ride.

The brand new design’s new front face however resembles that of SLS AMG with its more upright grill. The car’s new technology features Airguide windstop system that helps to control air flow and noise in the cabin area when the top is down.

The company plans to launch SLK250 later in the year with a 1.8 liter unit producing 201 PS (148 kW). The 2012 SLK-Class makes its debut in U.S. by summer, this year.

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Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell Production Confirmed 12
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in AMG Performance 2015, Automotive News, E-Cell, Event Coverage, mercedes, SLS AMG, Super car news on 01 12th, 2011

Mercedes will be putting the SLS AMG E-Cell into production in short time as they have confirmed their official plans. The proposed model is said to be very similar to the leaked, teased and test-driven prototype. The prototype model was driven by David Coulthard.

The model is said to be crafted under the “AMG Performance 2015”strategy of the company and the car is likely to feature a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery which can power four synchronous electric motors that has the capacity to give a combined output of  392 kW (526 bhp / 533 PS) and 880 Nm (649 lb-ft) of torque.

The company will also be incorporating LED headlights, a wider radiator grille, a revised hood, and a more aggressive rear diffuse on the upcoming SLS AMG E-Cell. The 10 spoke alloys, the matte black accents and the extendable front splitter will make the car to appear more aggressive.

It will get Nappa leather upholstery, Alcantara accents, and a new instrument cluster inside the cabin. The model will also boast a revised center console with 25cm (9.8-inch) touchscreen display.

The company claims to bring out more models in the coming years and those models are expected to deliver the best performance with lower fuel consumption.

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Mercedes AMG Models on Show at Australian Motor Show 18
Oct
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, C 63 AMG, Concept 358, Event Coverage, mercedes, Mercedes AMG models, Night Black paint, Pearl Orange paint, SLS AMG on 10 18th, 2010

Not one, but two unique AMG models have been displayed at the Australian Motor Show by Mercedes. On is the SLS AMG – which looks distinct and exclusive in appearance sporting a very appealing sight with its designo magno Night Black paint and red accents.

The second is the Concept 358 – which is a C 63 AMG with designo Pearl Orange paint slapped on. With black 19-inch alloy wheels, the car is resplendent in premium leather upholstery and has the AMG Performance Package.

This goes a long way in helping the 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine to give 358 kW (480 hp / 487 PS) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. Powered by this, the car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed set at 250 km/h (155 mph).

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