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Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Coupe, mercedes, SLS AMG Roadster on 05 30th, 2011

Well ahead of its debut at Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes has given us an official glimpse of its SLS AMG Roadster. The Roadster has a three-ply soft top that could be folded or unfolded automatically in 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph (50 km/h).


The car’s roof doesn’t take much of trunk space despite the car offering a cargo capacity of 6.1 cubic feet (173 liters) regardless of the top’s positioning.

The vehicle is powered by 6.3-liter (6,208cc) V8 engine that produces 563 hp (420 kW / 571 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. This will be linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that can work up the car’s acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds. The vehicle can hit a limited top speed of 197 mph (317 km/h) – akin to the earlier gullwing model.

The engineers at Mercedes have done some remarkable work to strengthen the chassis of this open top car. The SLS AMG Roadster will weigh 3,661 pounds (1,661 kg) which is just 88 lbs (40 kg) heavier than the coupe.

The earlier gullwing model had created much interest among the fans and the convertible version is predicted to be even more popular. Pricing details are yet under wraps, though we expect the car to be released this Fall.

Mercedes C-Class Coupe Photos Leaked Again 11
Posted by Alex Ion in AMG versions, Automotive News, C-Class Coupe, CLS 63 AMG, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class Coupe, Mercedes Super Bowl television commercial, S63 AMG, Sinister C-Coupe Black Series, SLS AMG Roadster, teasers on 02 11th, 2011

Mercedes C-Class Coupe photographs have been leaked again by a German magazine. This is for the second time and it follows the teasers of C-Class Coupe and SLS AMG Roadster, which appeared on the Mercedes Super Bowl television commercial.

The C-Class Coupe, which is all new, will be debuted in Geneva next month. It has retained the face-lifted sedan and estate design.

Under the hood, it has retained the same engine options. But the AMG versions may sport a change. It is being speculated that the coupe will feature a version of the twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8, aspired from the S63 AMG and CLS 63 AMG.

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A second AMG variant is also likely to emerge. Called the Sinister C-Coupe Black Series, it may come with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with up to 571 PS (420 kW / 563 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.

(Via Autocar)