Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Carlsson's New Tuning Kit the Red and White Dream

Tuners cannot help it. They look at every Mercedes-Benz cars as a work of art so it is not surprising that these companies are always picking a car from the three star brand to work on.

The CLS63 AMG maybe the one of the most gorgeous car in the market today. For this reason, Carlsson made a kit for the car which they call the Red and White Dream. Well, this kit will surely be a hit because most people loves red interior on white exterior. Using the “Santa Red” Nappa leather and the “Diamond White Metallic” paint, it created a great contrast. Coupled with a 20-inch Carlsson light wheels, it has become an eye-candy.

They also upgraded some of the attachments under the hood. They added an exhaust system with metal catalyst, new front and rear spoilers, lip spoiled and diffusers. All these have been integrated with carbon. The power of the car has been raised to 652HP too, ensuring a fast and exciting road trip.

Mercedes C63 London Stoplight Burnout

It's hard to believe that this thing is not staged. Well, it is a very huge coincidence if it is not, because a video camera was able to capture this burnout scene perfectly.

It's difficult to imagine that a car can do this in the middle of London road traffic. But if you have a car like the Mercedes C63 AMG with a mighty 6.2 L V8 engine, you would probably be doing this to as well. The 457 HP car is surely the envy of all the cars on the same street.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daimler Deepens Its Partnership with Google

At the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Daimler and Google announced that they will strengthen their partnership. Presently, Daimler cars are using Google maps that enhances motoring experience for Mercedes drivers globally. Daimler, having won the International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree", have a long history of providing innovative solutions for the Mercedes car owners.

Ongoing successful long-term cooperation

Google and Daimler have been working in close partnership for many years. In 2007 Daimler was the first automotive manufacturer in the United States to launch the Google “Send-to-Car” functionality in a vehicle. This gave Mercedes-Benz customers the opportunity to easily send destinations from Google Maps to their in-vehicle navigation systems. As of 2011, Mercedes-Benz offers COMAND Online, a telematics system with cloud-based Mercedes-Benz apps that brings Google Street View, Panoramio and local search technologies to most Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. Mercedes-Benz customers also have the opportunity to send individualized routes from Google Maps to their vehicles, as Daimler is first-to-market with the implementation of this Google service. In the second quarter of 2012 all these services will also be available with mbrace2 to Mercedes-Benz customers in the USA.

Source: Daimler AG

What Happens with C63 AMG with a 125 Tire?

Space saver in a power car like the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG? Yup, it is possible! Watch the video and see why it is a joy to ride the C63 AMG on the streets with a thin tire.

This video is an experiment by Chris Harris of Drive.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hear the Roar of Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series

A video uploaded by a Youtube user shows the Mercedes CLK 63 AMG stopping by a gas station. He is with other power cars here, the SLS AMG and Porsche 911 GT2. After filling its tank, it ran away and you can hear the growl it produces.

Though the CLK63 AMG is no longer newly launched, it still is gathering interests because of its performance and great looks. Watch the video and see and hear more of the Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Spy Video of the CLS Shooting Brake on the Snow

The Sindelfingen plant is now getting ready for the serial production of the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake, the estate edition of the coupe. With this new video being shown all over the Internet, surely, the interest in the upcoming vehicle is going to rise.

More than 2 Million Mercedes SUVs Sold in 2011

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating another milestone,the number of SUVs sold in 2011 reached to more than 2 million units.

Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz’s SUV models are celebrating another milestone. Since the launch of Mercedes-Benz’s first sports utility vehicle – the G-Class – over 30 years ago, more than two million G-Class, M-Class, R-Class, GL-Class and GLK-Class models have been delivered to customers. Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our entire SUV family is extremely popular among our customers, particularly in the USA and in its second-largest market China.

With the launch of our first sports utility vehicle – the G‑Class – more than 30 years ago, we entered a segment in which we are now very successful with a total of five models. The SUVs today are an important pillar of Mercedes-Benz’s growth and have achieved a new sales record in every month since July 2010. The new Mercedes-Benz M-Class, which has enjoyed fantastic customer response to date, will give sales a further boost.”

In November 2011, Mercedes-Benz SUVs achieved another monthly sales record with deliveries of 25,552 models (+23.4%). From January through November, a total of 221,518 sports utility vehicles have been delivered worldwide (+24.3%), more than ever before in this period. The successful run-out of the M-Class was particularly noteworthy, as was the excellent start of its new models in the U.S. A new peak was set by the GLK, whose deliveries are at a record high since the beginning of the year (+25.6%). To meet the strong demand on the Chinese market, the small SUV is being produced locally in China since early December. The other model series have also developed positively in the year to date with significant increases in sales. R-Class sales jumped by 50.3 per cent, the G-Class recorded growth of 30.9 per cent, GL sales climbed by 28.9 per cent, and deliveries of the M-Class were up 15.8% despite the model change. In the coming year, the new GL and the new generations of the GLK and the G-Class will generate additional demand in the SUV segment.

The SUV models account for around one-fifth of global Mercedes-Benz sales. By far the largest market for the SUV family as well as the M-, GLK-, and GL-Class are the United States. The second largest market for the SUVs is China, followed by Germany. The classic sports utility vehicle, the G-Class, is most popular in its domestic market Germany, while the R-Class is most in demand in China.

The latest star of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family is the third generation of the M-Class, which was launched last November. One of its strongest features is its outstanding energy efficiency. As the most fuel-efficient SUV in its segment, the M-Class became the first vehicle in its class to receive the prestigious TÜV (Technical Control Board) environmental certificate – just in time for its launch. The strengths of the permanent 4-wheel-drive premium SUV also include excellent safety features and well-balanced driving comfort with strong driving dynamics both on- and off-road. Thanks to its outstanding safety systems, the M-Class was recognized as the best vehicle in its segment and awarded the top five star rating under the European NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) for excellent occupant protection.

The new M-Class is the top model in its segment when it comes to value retention. Just recently it was recognized by “Focus Online” and “Bähr & Fess Forecast” as one of the best performers in terms of residual values in 2015. The ML 250 BlueTEC can still yield 55 per cent of its new value as a four-year-old used car. The Mercedes-Benz

M-Class was also awarded the “Golden Steering Wheel 2011” by readers of German “Bild am Sonntag” and “Auto Bild”. The other SUV models are also extremely popular among customers. This year, the longest-standing Mercedes-Benz model series, the G-Class, was crowned “SUV of the Year” for the eighth time. This major award is voted by the readers of the German “Off Road” magazine. Meanwhile, the readers of “AutoBild Allrad” gave the G-Class the victory in the “Off-road vehicles and SUVs over €60,000” category, followed by the GL-Class.

Press Release from Daimler AG.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Highlights of Mercedes-Benz

In line with the New Year celebration, the three-star brand, Mercedes-Benz released a video of the company's highlights.

Happy new year! And looking forward to a great 2012!