MEC Design has brought out its latest aero kit for the Mercedes Benz CLS Class. The entire gear comes with an extended front skirt, a chin spoiler with a choice of fog lights or mesh inserts, flared fenders, special MEC designed wheels and a choice between a sports diffuser or a rear bumper at the back. For most parts, the new aerodynamic additions add very little other than extra bulk on the CLR and with beyond a 40-70mm lowered suspension and a few tweaks to the exhaust; this is unlikely to set the pulse racing for the Mercedes fans. Is it just another muscle-up job for an amazing coupe sedan?
State of the art technology, elegant lines and an amazing interior, are the definitory rules for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. Expected to surprise visitors in Geneva next month, the E-Class Coupe is meant to replace the discontinued CLK and from the first pictures, we think they managed to do a great job. Designed with no B-pillars and completely retractable side windows, Mercedes-Benz promotes it as the “world’s most aerodynamically efficient series-production car”. With two engine options – new E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel that outputs 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and the petrol E 250 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY that outputs the same 200hp but only 310 Nm of torque, the car is expected to start selling in Europe at the begining of May. We definitely want it in SA asap. It’s a dream car, indeed.
Made of a special steel and all-around polycarbonate, the new E-Guard package for the new W212 E-Class lineup is an amazing protection system that many would crave for. Resisting attacks from a DM51 hand-grenade or a .44 Magnum firearm, the new E-Guard system is highly sophisticated. It has an intercom system that will allow its passenger to communicate with everyone on the outside without opening the windows, features 17-inch runflat tires, adapted AIRMATIC suspension and brakes, and has three engine variants. With a €45,000 price tag in Germany, you can only expect it to go for some $60,000. Talk about security and comfort … right?
Spied and hunted for the last few months, there’s not much you can comment when we get to look at something like that. These are leaked official images of the new Mercedes E-Class Coupe that the folks from AutoBlog.nl managed to get their hands on. Previously known as the CLK, there are many changes that make that car more attractive than before. We’re talking about those sa twin-blade chromed grille, a twin-blade chromed grille, an integrated rear diffuser and what appears to be rear LED lights. We’re not sure if that’s an AMG version or not, but from what we see it’s an amazing design. A top seller. Mercedes-Benz is expect to show it off during the 2009 Auto Show in Geneva.
It’s real. You car can really get you a date. Take a look at the new Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition that got a date with “Brand Ambassador” Julia Stegner for a photo shooting for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Berlin 2009. Though we’re not sure where you’ll put your eyes (the car of the beautiful girl) we do know that there are amazing 5-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels, a “Grand Edition” tag on the front wings, some aluminum pedals to make you feel like racing and the look-it-in-the-dictionary “designo magno platinum” matt paint finish. Doesn’t look bad, is it? The car that is … [via Jalopnik]
Based on Mercedes C63 AMG, German tuning company Carlsson, came up with their own version. A highly potent version dubbed Carlsson CK63 S that boosted power to 565 hp from 565 hp, and peak torque to 685 Nm, from 600 Nm. All these help the little beast to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, which is a LOT better if you compare it with the 4.5 seconds needed by the C63 AMG.
But the engine is not everything on the new CK63 S, because Carlsson also packed a sports air filter, a coil-over kit that features step-less height adjustment and adjustable damping, ultra light wheels (33% lighter than the standard) and a few design improvements that include new spoilers for the back and the front (high-quality polyurethane or carbon fiber).
I love the carbon fiber Carlsson motor cover, the sport rear muffler, and definitely hate the electronic speed limiter that won’t allow it over 300km/h.
Just the other day I was thinking what and if I will rent a limousine at my wedding. Don’t get me wrong I’m not getting married tomorrow, this week or this year (not sure even if it will be next year) but, loving cars that much, it has to be a special one (the most special) for such a moment.
Well today I decided what’s going to take me and my future wife to the party and that’s a Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard. The Germans first mentioned it last year, but up until now I couldn’t manage to spot much about it.
Built on the basis of the S600, the new Pullman limousine will be powered by the 5.5-liter V12 biturbo with an output of 517 hp/380 kW and 830 Nm of torque. It will also offer protection (that’s obviously not for a wedding aight?) with its armor resisting military-standard small-arms projectiles and fragments from hand grenades or other explosive charges.
So do you think that would be the right vehicle to attend a wedding with?
I usually don’t like to deal with rumors but that’s a good rumor I plan to tell you about. Apparently there’s a new small crossover in the works that the Germans from Mercedes Benz failed to tell us about. No we’re not certain this is going to happen any time soon. Actually I only have that rendering from the guys at AutoCar. It’s supposed to be under the GLK (in the lineup) and should be able to compete with Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Land Rover LRX. The same guys have gone even further to speculating that it will be a 4WD model that will have both petrol and diesel engines ranging from 1.6L to 2.2L.