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 Frankfurt Motor Show of 2011 will be the venue where the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster will make its first public appearance. The officials have said that the launch of the SLS AMG Roadster will be the biggest launch from Mercedes-Benz in 2011.
The test runs of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL have been on in Nürburgring motor sport complex in Germany. Although there were enough masking over the spectacular design changes, the spied photographs revealed the distinguish mark of Mercedes-Benz design on the flatter front nose of the car. The model has been designed by the company on a platform that resembles a classic body shape.
The Reporter pickup concept vehicle has been presented by Mercedes-Benz Technology. MBTech introduced the concept at the 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. The company says that the Reporter is more than a design study – with a DualX E-Drive drive solution, the vehicle is both a plug-in as well as a full-hybrid vehicle with an all-wheel drive system. This includes a 70 kW electric motor powering the rear axle and an independent 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder natural gas combustion engine with a gas exhaust turbocharger that powers the front wheels.
Way back in 2007, there were reports that Apple and Mercedes Benz had signed a deal whereby Apple was to design an in-car maintenance, communication and navigation system for inclusion in Mercedes Benz vehicles. It’s all coming true. The iCar is what you get when you combine a Mercedes-Benz S Class car and the latest Apple devices.
The next-generation Mercedes- Benz GL has surfaced in the form of spy pictures. Clicked by an enthusiast from outside a development center in Southern Germany, the GL prototype caught on cam appears to belong to the wagon/ SUV family.
The front-end design has similarities with the current E-Class and the GL is expected to be built on a stretched version of the next generation ML platform. The car, going by the pictures, is expected to come sporting LED daytime running lights on the bumper; while there will be compact light clusters for the taillights. A wider grill and a more aerodynamic nose would add to the charm.
Merc is likely to stay with the engines that were earlier part of the ML SUV. This could mean that the 3.0 and 4.0 liter diesels as well as the 5.5 liter gasoline/petrol engine coupled to the brand’s 7G-Tronic (7-speed) transmission would remain. Likely to arrive sometime in late 2012, the next-gen GL would be model to look out for. [via WCF]