A few weeks ago I was all crazy about the new SL 63 AMG that sports 603 hp from a 6.2-liter V8 engine so how would you feel if I tell you that you can have same goodies (maybe even more) from the new Mercedes CL 65 AMG that was recently modified by the Germans from Vath?
Vath have just released a tuning package that will make the twin-turbo 6.0 liter V12 engine sport 714 hp and will remove the speed-limiter so that it can go up to 340 km/h which puts the CL 65 AMG in the supercars category. The tuning kit also includes carbon brakes, a lowered suspension on the tech part while a modified carbon spoiler up front and an integrated air diffuser in the rear are what you should expect on aesthetics.
I told you yesterday that Mercedes Benz CLC (yes SportCoupe) is going live and I gave you some specs. Since this isn’t a complete redesign, using the old C-class platform, the future buyers may not be happy, and if you think that’s not a hatchback nor a sedan, it could be worse.Anyways, a few sketches leaked on CarScoop today and rumors say these may be the sketches that didn’t got the Benz approval. I think some of them were better, but who am I with all those manager from the German company?
What do you guys think? Here are a few of them.
I am very interested to know if this one will go live in 2010 as announced, but the simple fact that Mercedes and AMG are working hard to revive the legendary 300 SL that made a lot of waves during the 50s and the 60s into something that would look like this, is a big step forward.
From what I know the 2-seats W197 SLC will be built in Germany and the annual production will vary from 3,000 to 5,000 units for a price that will range between 150,000 to 200,000 Euro. No official word so far from Mercedes or AMG so we can only guess it will be powered by a 620hp V8 engine with a rear-wheel-drive.
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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!
Take a good look at Car Onlineâ€™s scoop pictures of the next-gen Sports Coupe. Looks far too similar with the current C-Class Sport Coupe doesnâ€™t it? Of course it does since Mercedes-Benz decided to save heap loads of money by adding the front end of the new C-Class (see here) in order to support the latest engines and dashboard to the â€œoldâ€ Sports Coupe chassis. We were never fans of the Sports Coupeâ€™s appearance and we doubt if the new front end will make us change our mind.
Good news is that the new (or maybe shall we call it, facelifted?) Sports Coupe will get the 2008 C-Classâ€™ engine range from the supercharged 156 Hp 1.8-litre up to the 272 Hp 3.5-litre V6 while Mercâ€™s diesel line-up will start with a 136 Hp 2.2-litre unit and rise to a 224 Hp 3.0-litre engine. The 2008 Sports Coupe will most probably make its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008 with sales starting shortly after.
A new version of the Mercedes–McLaren has been developed by British motorsports company RML Group for a handful of privateer teams who hope to compete in a new club racing series. The car was solely designed for the track and has no approval for on-road use but that hasnâ€™t stopped 21 individuals paying the estimated â‚¬1 million price tag for the privilege of owning one of the hottest race cars on the planet.
The Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 GT has a top speed of 315 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds. Compared to the series-production version, the SLR 722 GT has been uniquely and comprehensively re-engineered by RML, especially with respect to the suspension, braking system, aerodynamics, interior and exhaust system. More than 400 components were redesigned. The key data of this edition limited to 21 two-seaters â€“ kerb weight 1390 kilograms, maximum output 500 kW/680 ps at 1.75 bar boost,and maximum torque of 830 Newton metres to guarantee maximum racetrack performance.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Fernando Alonso finished the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai in second place. Whilst his team mate Lewis Hamilton retired, when he went off and got stuck in the gravel with worn wet tyres on a drying track. Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen took victory, so the championship will now be decided among those three at the final race in Sao Paulo in two weeksâ€™ time. After 56 laps in changeable conditions, 305.066 km and a total race time of 1:37:58.395 hrs, Fernando came home 9.8sec behind RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nenâ€™s Ferrari. Despite his first retirement in 16 Grands Prix, Lewis maintained his lead in the Driversâ€™ Championship after 16 out of 17 races with 107 points followed by Fernando in second position with 103 points; RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen is third on 100 points with 10 points available in the remaining race. For the first time since 1986, there are three drivers to fight for the title in the final race. (more…)
German tuners have just unveiled their BRABUS D3 S POWER XTRA upgrade for the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI. The plug-in kit produces an additional 50 PS (49HP)/36.8 kW more power and an extra 80 Nm of torque combined with maximum environmental friendliness in harmony with the euro-IV emission limits. (more…)