Germans know cars. And they know tuning, too. Kicherer is responsible for making one of the sportiest Mercedes Benz models, even more aggressive. How?
The new Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Evo Edition features a tuning program that includes a carbon fiber body0-kit and some mechanical gigs that took the 6.2 liter V8 engine up to 560hp (425kW) – that’s 35 hp more. And for a reason. It’s now, much faster. It does 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in just 4.3 seconds which is 0.3 seconds faster (7-percent) than the regular model.
All these come with price. A high price. You’ll need €21,765 (approximately $32,175) if you want to pimp your SL63 AMG with Kicherer’s package which also includes ultra-light 20″ RS-1 wheels, F1-style steering wheel with carbon gearshift paddles and an extra carbon trim. Worth it?
It was about time to get some full specs on the new Mercedes-Benz GLK and to many people’s surprise it’s actually shorter than the 7-seat GL-Class. It measures 4.528 mm in length, 1.840 mm width and 1.689 mm height which makes it a great compact SUV that fights head to head with the likes of BMW X3, Audi Q5 or Volvo XC60.
As an incentive Mercedes will offer the Edition 1 model with 20-inch wheels, privacy glass, black-white nappa leather on the sporty interior, EASY-PACK tailgate, AMG leather steering wheel, aluminum trim, black roof lining and Comand APS System.
The first specs I’ve been able to read these days are summarized below:
AutoUnleashed had me blinded with an article on a blinged out Mercedes Benz SL600. Unveiled at the SEMA Show this year by DUB Magazine, the Benz was decked out with over 200,000 Swarkovski crystals and Bavarian White Mammoth seat covers. The aftermarket modification was done by the custom car accessory company Garson/D.A.D to highlight the company’s Mercedes accessories. Not only did the crystals cover every inch of the car’s exterior, but were also prominent inside covering parts of the center console, door trim and even the rearview mirror.
Since the SEMA show was held in Las Vegas from November 4-7, 2007 I guess this much sparkle and shine fits in just perfect. The one must have accessory for anyone even just looking at this car: Sunglasses!