Monday, May 30, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Revealed A New Sports Car is in The Works

Reports say that Mercedes-Benz is working on a front-engined sports vehicle. The car which is still using a codename as MB officials are still not keen on revealing everything to the public. But it is said to be known as SLC, a name used by a 1971 4th generation SL which is a fixed-roof version.

The new SLC will be totally different from the 70s version as they plan on really making new interior and exterior parts. We have to wait for the coupe and roadster version as the company is also planning on developing these models.

The price is said to be around £ 75,000 and will be officially out by 2014. The AMG engineered car will based on Mercedes’ passenger car with AMG performance division and will be sharing electrical and mechanical components with the 7th generation SL.

Check out the photo below and start being excited.

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New Tuning Kit for E-Class Coupe Gives It An AMG Look

We have blogged about new tunes for the Mercedes-Benz C63 from McChip and MEC Design. Now, it is our honor to tell you about a new tuning package for the E-Class Coupe brought to you by Prior Design called PD70 kit.

The PD70 kit includes Prior Design front bumper , side skirts, rear trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, rear bumper, TUV parts certificate and mounting material all of which also fits all E-Class coupé c207 models. Now because of the E63 original styled bumper, rear bumper with integrated diffuser, tailpipes looking like AMG’s and carbon fiber trunk lid spoiler, the E-Class coupé is now bearing AMG’s look. But visual feasting (for the matte gold wheels as well) is not the only thing you’d do when you get a hold of this tuning kit, you will also have an adrenaline lifting experience as they pumped up the engine to 75 horsepower.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Tune for the Mercedes Benz AMG C63 by McChip and MEC Design

Mercedes-Benz- AMG has been popular in the tuning world, the C63 particularly. The car is said to have been the eye of tuning companies. Like now, the first-rate tuning company, McChip reveals a new kit for the C63 called “Stage 3“ while the Merlin-based company, MEC Design also released their own version.

The €10,000 kit by McChip consists of a new and excellently improved engine is 583 PS and has 692 Nm of torque. The horsepower has been raised from 451 to 575 raising the top speed to 193 mph. The AMG ECU were replaced by McChip ECU and installed with a Cargraphic exhaust system. Owners may want to have a matte black 19-inch alloy rims from Michelin, but this will cost another €7,474.

The new kit takes some time to install so you’ll have to leave your precious car to them for 3 days.

Meanwhile, MEC Design upgraded the front bumper with a lower lip or optional LED Lighting in carbon finish. Using the same material, the rear bumper diffuser and rear spoiler has been changed as well. Other carbon trimmings are found on the seat shells, center console, sports steering wheel and door panels.

The wheel is pumped up with a tire size of 235/30 ZR 20 and mecxtremeIII 9x20, in 3mm spacers front and 7mm rear. A stainless steel exhaust has been added to 6.3 liter engine. Finally, the company boasts of giving the Mercedes AMG C63 a max speed of 250kph by reprogramming the ECU.


Mercedes GP Petronas’ Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg Finished the Monaco GP Practice

The drivers of Mercedes GP team, Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher just finished their practice for the Monaco GP. And although Schumacher got into a small accident which caused his session to end early, he still placed seventh and completed 33 laps in P2.

Schumi compared some part of their performance in Barcelona GP with how they performed during the practice session, in his comment he said, ““Our gap to the front seems to be less here than in Barcelona. With my crash this morning, we had made a set-up change for the run and I locked up braking for turn one. After that, my decision to go down the escape road was too late, which is why I hit the barrier. The mechanics did a super job and the car this afternoon was just as quick as this morning. What Nico showed in terms of one-lap pace looks good, and our long runs were also quite reasonable.” Other teammates are also happy with their productive day at the track.

The team’s time and performance is always being checked at every practice session, however, aside from tracking time and checking performance, the team was also tasked to compare the soft and super soft Pirelli tyre compound and set-up development for this practice session in Monaco GP.

Photo from Mercedes GP Petronas' Official Site.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Launches Driver Training In Germany

According to accident statistics, drivers of Benz cars get involved in fewer road accidents compared to the drivers of other car brands. This is due to Mercedes-Benz safety philosophy. The statistics prove that the car manufacturer is serious in providing peace of mind to their loyal customers. In line with this thrust, the company is sponsoring driving safety training events all over Germany. These events are made to foster awareness of typical danger situations and to know how to respond.

According to Ulrich Mellinghoff, Head of Mercedes Safety Development, getting in the training is quite affordable, the half-day compact training event is priced at €89. They also made it available in twelve venues and four off-road locations so that participants do not need to travel far to learn driving techniques.

The training is set to target people from different expertise, from learner drivers, professionals and chauffeurs. The only requirement is a class 3/class B driver’s license. There’s no need to bring a car as the company will provide the training vehicles. This poses several advantage according Wolfgang Müller, Chief Instructor Mercedes-Benz Driving Events, the student “don’t need to worry about tire wear” and “their instructors know the cars intimately.” Car models to be used ranges from A-Class to S-Class and some Mercedes-Benz SUV and off-roaders.

For further information about their events visit :

Got iPad? Configure Your Own CLS!

Configuration programs are springing all over the Internet and with that in mind, the US Mercedes-Benz applied this new marketing strategy, an iPad app that allows users to configure their own CLS. This is an effort to promote the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS.

The application is initially available for dealership sales associates, however, they made it available recently through the Apple App Store. Customize your virtual car, get vehicle information plus videos and images and get virtual tours of the car’s interior and exterior. All these features available at the App Store free. So those who can’t afford the price tag of the Mercedes-Benz CLS this is already a great thing to have.

This is not the first time that Mercedes-Benz used the iPad technology as they have already shown new ways of attaching the device in their cars but this is their first time to launch an application and the company is expected to launch more application for different car models throughout the year.

Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mercedes GP Team Performance at Spanish GP is Okay According to Schumacher

Mercedes-Benz GP team Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher placed sixth and seventh in the 2011 F1 Spanish GP. And According to Schumacher that is all that the team can do right that moment.

“We managed to make the most out of our possibilities today which is good news, especially for our guys who I am happy for,” Schumacher said about the race, admitting also that “ (he)had a good start; going right through the middle was tight but fortunately it worked out. “

Rosberg lost his radio after the 66-lap race and faced difficulties that he decided to stay behind his veteran teammate. Rosberg said, “I had fun in the battle with Michael for P6, although I wasn’t able to attack him fully and was therefore stuck behind him for most of the race.”

Sebastian Vettel won followed by Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button at the 2nd and 3rd place.

Source: F1 Pulse.

Most Beautiful Car: Mercedes-Benz SLK

Over 90,000 readers of AUTO BILD magazine voted for Mercedes-Benz SLK as the most beautiful car in Germany. Another notch in the belt of the German car manufacturer as this is the third year that they have been awarded with the same honor. In 2009, the E-Class won and last year, the SLS AMG bagged the award.

This victory is no surprise as Mercedes-Benz is always known to make the classiest vehicles on the planet. Nonetheless, it is a brilliant victory for the car manufacturer as it is an affirmation of continuous quality of work and craftsmanship.

The roadster deserves the award as it brings the open-air enjoyment drive to a new level. The premiere of the panoramic vario-roof Magic Sky Control is seen in this car, this control allows switching from light to dark simply by touching a button. The car is not only known for its beauty but also for its economy with its engine featuring the ECO start/stop function.

With all its features and eco-friendly benefits, the SLK is undoubtedly Germany’s “Most Beautiful Car”.


Presenting: the Grand Edition GL-Class Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz came out with a new special edition of the GL-Class, it has all the same great features but with more excellent and impressive stuff added. There are aesthetic changes and exterior improvements that will surely wow buyers and will be the cause of envy to those who already own the previous edition.

The Grand Edition boasts of the new bumpers that integrate LED lights, a variety of alloy wheels measuring 20 inches, smoked headlights and a larger chrome-accented front grille. The paint choices of the GL-class Grand Edition is now numerous as they added few more metallic finishes that matches the new exhaust tailpipe trim. The interior is not to be left behind as they added premium materials like two-color upholstery and optional nappa leather. The color choices are black and maroon or black and porcelain, which are both available with special stitching.

The engine is a V6 diesel unit that has 211 horsepower and 539 Nm of torque which is found under the quietest unit category of the German car manufacturer. But if this is not sufficient for you, you may opt to get the 4.6-liter V8 with 340 horsepower or the 5.5-liter at 388 horsepower and 528 Nm of torque which is priced over €99,000.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scoop Shot: C63 AMG Coupe Black Series from Mercedes-Benz

This latest version of Skunk Works by Mercedes-Benz AMG has been spied while it’s undergoing testing in its home country Germany. The C63 AMG Coupe Black Series is seen as one mean machine. With a 6.2 liter engine and modified to huff 510 horsepower it is undoubtedly powerful.

The design looks meaner than that of the normal silvery AMG renditions, the dark color is so masculine, much like saying “STAY AWAY!” even to the police. The sound of this vehicle is expected to be really loud as the Black Series models are not the silent-type. It is said to have a lot of carbon fiber in it, making it easier for the suspension. So, with this model, you’re expected to have a lifetime supply of adrenaline rush and masculine ego to boot.

Our sources say that the saloon version of his C63 AMG Coupe Black Series will be developed real soon. Let’s all stay tune.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The History of AMG on Video

Did you know what AMG means? AMG, the power -line of Mercedes-Benz came from Aufrecht (Hans-Werener) and Melcher (Erhard) and Grossaspach which is Aufrecht birthplace. But more than the meaning of the three letters that gets car enthusiasts more excited, the company wants people to know more of about their history.

More than 40 years ago, we know that AMG was an independent racing and tuning company for Mercedes-Benz cars until they grew as a supplier of luxury high-performance cars. Although they formed a separate identity, Mercedes-Benz AMG still remains a brand that is well-known in developing high-performance vehicles.

In an effort to bring inspiration and appreciation, Mercedes-Benz has released a video that gives a virtual history lesson on how the company started and how the two German companies have grown together to provide excellent quality vehicles for people.

Check out the video below.

Imported from Youtube.

Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio on Wheels of AMG

After Ducati and Mercedes-Benz formed a marketing partnership last November, it’s time for Ducati to get the side benefit of that partnership, a CLS 63 AMG coupe as a company car for CEO Gabriele del Torchio. It is also reported that MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden of the Ducati team also received his CLS 63. Other member of the Ducati MotoGP team are expected to receive their cars from AMG as well.

The CLS 63 is said to be one of the most efficient and powerful V8 engine with it 5.5 liter V8 having 557 horsepower and a torque of 590 lb.ft. The SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission sends the maximum power to the rear wheels helping in keeping the fuel consumption to a low 9.9 liters per hundred kilometers.

Del Torchio said this about his new company car, ““I’m already looking forward to having fun at the wheel of the new CLS 63 AMG, which to me really seems to offer the perfect synthesis of power, elegance and efficiency. We are working hard on the implementation of the first joint projects between AMG and Ducati.”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

F-Cell World Drive Now in Europe

It is an incredible feat for the hydrogen powered cars as the Mercedes-Benz F-Cell World Drive managed to reach the European continent after traveling to almost every continent. The world drive proves that hydro- powered cars are indeed powerful to use.

The number 3 car had a problem in Kazakhstan but despite that incident, the two other B-Klasse models with fuel cell power train reached Europe this week. The tour will end on June 1 at Stuttgart and in that date it would have covered 18,700 miles and would span 125 days.

The car models are powered by a fuel cell system made of 290 Nm of torque and are capable of reaching 400km before the need to refuel with hydrogen. During the trip it is reported, that the three cars refueled every time they could.
57,000 FCVs will be sold starting 2015 and they expect the market to grow a total of 390,000 vehicles every year. By 2020 the first million fuel cell vehicle is expected to be sold.

Mercedes-Benz Releases New Bike Models

For quite sometime, Mercedes-Benz has been releasing bike models. For this year, they are proud to release a range of bikes that can be used by all members of the family, these bikes are so durable and they are designed for use on any terrain.

For those racing on the road, Benz has a carbon fiber bike weighing 6.8 kgs. And for those doing off-road, terrain biking, Mercedes-Benz has a mountain bike that is powered with Fox Racing F32 RL suspension fork with a DT suspension strut on the rear. The wheels are equipped with a Swiss X1900 wheelset and AVID Elixir 5 hydraulic disc. Reportedly, these bikes will only be produced up to 100 units and these are currently being used by Schumacher as part of his training regimen.

For non racers, or those not into biking for sports, there is also a touring bike with mudguards, Busch & Müller light system powered by a Shimano hub dynamo and rear rack. This bike is perfect for family-use. Parents can ride with their kids as they can be converted into a straddle bike. Available in pink metallic, white and red metallic. Mercedes also offers bike clothes to match these bikes.

Aria | Mercedes-Benz New Concept Car

Concept car is the craze nowadays. The striking design and the fancy look make everyone drool about these type of car. Mercedes-Benz came up with a new concept for 2030, the Mercedes-Benz Aria. The designers said that even if this car is to be powered by electricity, they want to make sure that the style, its sexiness and dynamism will be adopted from petrol-driven cars of the present.

The curves of the Aria seem that it has been patterned after a woman’s body. The artistry put into the design is so futuristic and it really looks like great detail is put into its every part and component. The people behind it say that they want this car to be a classic, a design that has no bounds. No doubt that this is something that will fill the roads of 2030 and beyond.

The designers admitted that the car is a fusion of architecture and fashion. With its attractive and free-flowing design it is no doubt that they spent a lot time conceptualizing the car and it is indeed something to look forward to in the near future.

Be amazed by this car. What the video below.

Eurocopter in Mercedes-Benz Style Unveiled

The Eurocopter, Mercedes-Benz Style EC415 has been unveiled at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.

Having the Mercedes luxury theme, the interior of the EC415 was inspired by Stuttgart’s luxury sedans. S-class and E-class sedan owner will find the burnished wood trim and adjustable lighting very familiar. Customer-specific gears and items can be fitted in the cabin of the helicopter because of its spaciousness. In addition to that, the seats are also made to adjust according to customer’s needs as well as the rail system, which allows 4-8 passengers. These seats can also be removed if it will be used for cargo configuration.

Mercedes-Benz is maintaining its leadership in providing the best luxury vehicles by getting this helicopter design in the market. Its living up to its mission of giving the best as confirmed by Dr. Gorden Wagener, design head of Mercedes, “We are very pleased to have realized the first product of ‘Mercedes-Benz Style’ with Eurocopter. The interior design of the EC145 ‘Mercedes-Benz Style’ helicopter represents the classic passion of the Mercedes-Benz design language and fulfils the very highest expectations in terms of elegance, luxury and comfort.”

Monday, May 16, 2011

Drive & Seek | Watch The New Mercedes-Benz Movie

This movie was taken from the series of films with Clive Owen. Yes, we’re talking about “The Driver”, the action film that did not do well when it came to believability. Imagine a driver-for-hire who made a living in a 5 series?

Setting aside the believability issue of the movie, the great news is that Mercedes-Benz released a promotional video for the C-Class Coupe. This more than 9-minute video is all about hot women robbers wearing skin suits, gunfire and a real crazy car chase minus the explosion. A very good-looking and funny video I’d say.

Watch the film by below.

The 2012 Mercedes Benz A-Class Sketch Spilled

It is way to early to reveal the 2012 Mercedes Benz A-Class’ design however, Belgian website was able to get a hold of its sketch and gave us a sneak on what the new model will look like.

This car looks like the conceptual car without the deep creases that are all over the Concept A-Class. The hypnotic grille is also not in the new car as well, it seems. Mercedes-Benz is still expected to revamp a few things on the model as it definitely will show more individuality upon its release in the market.

Some of its characteristics also shows some of the CLS-class with its familiar mug and the curving roof-line. The model is a five-door A-class and the company‘s turbo-charging direct-injection technology is expected to be incorporated in the production model with additional gasoline options and new line up of diesel engines.

Pretty excited to see it in an auto show late this year. Reports say that it will make its premiere in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

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