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      Published on 12-24-2011 01:46 AM
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      Well, we don't know how to make sense of this one. Maybach is dead as the brand will officially be terminated in 2013 as we reported last month. You would think that news would impact the prices of new models and remaining inventory negatively. The decision does not seem to have phased Mercedes who raised the price for 2012 models by roughly $4,000 across the model line. Our advice? If in the market, wait until they are clearing these out for huge discounts. Not like they hold their value that well anyway. ...
      Published on 12-23-2011 04:50 AM
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      Speaking from experience based on Southern California G-Wagons usually seen being driven by women who get them to have more space to put all their shopping bags from the local mall. The fact it is one of the baddest off road trucks out there likely never crosses their mind. Thankfully, Mercedes USA crafted this awesome video to show everyone what a G-Wagon was really designed to do and that dominate off-road in any condition. ...
      Published on 12-22-2011 02:50 AM
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      Not familiar with the McLaren SLR 722 GT? No worries, it is a track only and tuned version of the SLR 722 built specifically for a one make racing series. It is not a street legal SLR. Only 21 were made and they feature less weight, more power, and wider body work designed for the track. In comes Sievers Tuning who built their own version calling it the SLR 722 GTB which is basically a SLR 722 GT that is street legal. ...
      Published on 12-20-2011 07:53 AM
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      Autobild reports that the Mercedes SLS AMG will be getting a horsepower bump using the M159 (M156 variant) pushing 650 horsepower. For those counting, that will be an increase of approximately 87 horsepower over the standard SLS. That would also be 104 horsepower per liter which is a very impressive specific output for a V8 of that size. The other interesting bit of news is that it will not be limited to just coupes but supposedly will be available as a top down roadster. We'll see if AutoBild got this right soon enough, expect official details on the 2013 model year to come out in the next few months. ...
      Published on 12-20-2011 02:10 AM
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      We are still scratching our head at this one. Last month we brought you news that Mercedes was testing a C63 Black Series wagon. Here are some renderings that were done to give one an idea of what it would look like. It certainly is not bad looking and would likely be one of the baddest wagons available for purchase but if one wants track performance the coupe or even the upcoming sedan make far more sense. ...
      Published on 12-18-2011 10:20 PM
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      7 minutes and 46 seconds around the ring is certainly a great laptime. We did expect a little bit more out of as the new 991 Carrera S manages a 7:40 with less power. Sport Auto did hit 7:44 with the Carrera S making the C63 Black Series close to on pace with it in the same hands. 7:46 is also only two seconds faster than the M3 GTS. When put in context of the standard C63 coupe the Black Series gives a healthy 15 second improvement around the ring. ...
      Published on 12-17-2011 07:11 PM
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      Steve Cannon takes over the reigns of MBUSA after being promoted from marketing director. Cannon replaces Ernst Lieb who was "removed" due to charging personal expenses to the company expense account. Cannon has been with MBUSA since 1991 and is the second American to serve as the head Mercedes-Benz USA. We think we can safely say he will think twice before using his expense account in a carefree manner. ...
      Published on 12-17-2011 06:00 AM
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      This is the vehicle that is supposed to be the Mercedes rival for the BMW X6. We do not officially know what the name will officially be but it seems many are now leaning toward GLC over MLC. Regardless, Autospies posted this picture that came from a magazine which is supposed to reveal the design. It looks like an artist's interpretation to us but if the real thing looks half as good Mercedes is definitely onto something. Notice the headlights share inspiration from the new R231 SL. ...
      Published on 12-17-2011 12:35 AM
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      By now you know the new R231 SL was revealed by Mercedes unless you live under a rock. Here are a handful of official videos highlighting the car. The top one shows off the design inside and out of a car with an interesting matte grey paintjob. The seconds features driving footage which shows off the exhaust sound as well as some of the features such as the automatically opening and closing trunk. The rest are self explanatory, enjoy. ...
      Published on 12-15-2011 05:30 PM
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      IND is known for our E9x M3 Portfolio Project cars, but in reality we are not biased and are car enthusiasts at heart. We've created quite a few Audi, Lamborghini, and Mercedes cars for our clients as well. Our client is a true car enthusiast also, and loves many marques. His summer car is a modified Audi R8 V10, but knew he had to make a more practical purchase to get him through the always brutal Chicago winter. Although his new CLS63 AMG was already a work of art directly from Mercedes, our client had to make a few additions to make the car right for his style. Just after taking delivery of the car, our client headed to IND for help with his new daily driver. ...
      Published on 12-15-2011 02:01 AM
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      We are going to be seeing the M5 compared to a lot of different vehicles over the next few months. Let's be real here though, the main competition in the segment is from Mercedes. We would have chosen the E63 to pit against the M5 but the CLS63 was used for whatever reason. The result? The F10 M5 lapped the circuit in 1:59.71 vs. the CLS63 at 2:00.41. No surprise the M5 is more at home on the racetrack as BMW's always have been but both vehicles went into limp mode on the second lap showing that these turbo motors with tons of torque moving heavy cars do have drawbacks. ...
      Published on 12-13-2011 10:30 PM
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      Well, hot on the heels of the SL leak we now have official photos from Mercedes. So, what do you think about the styling? There has already been some debate on the forums regarding the looks. Is it enough of a change? Too mild? The car certainly looks good and has a lot of CLS inspiration in its lightning. The new SL is going to be much more fun to drive with less weight and more power from turbocharged V8's. Let the debate on the styling rage. ...
      Published on 12-13-2011 03:51 PM
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      If you guys have not heard of Velos Designwerks definitely get accustomed to the name, you are going to be hearing it frequently. Velos is the new project of Omar Murray (formerly of Active Autowerke) along with several other key individuals in the aftermarket automotive industry. This is their M157 tune and the results are impressive with gains of 94 horsepower to the wheels along with 126 wheel torque. We are sourcing a larger dynojet graph than what is shown which should be posted shortly. ...
      Published on 12-12-2011 09:51 PM
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      Well, thanks to the internet we get to see another new model early before its official debut. Here is the official 2013 R231 Mercedes SL. These are not the best pictures but we'll take what we can get. The design isn't all that revolutionary and is clearly inspired by the new CLS. Frankly, the update is a bit mild and the R230 SL won't look outdated by the new car. The main changes seem to be under the hood and with the chassis which will drop the weight of the car by around 300 pounds. ...
      Published on 12-11-2011 07:42 AM
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      And the records continue to be broken in the cold Winter weather! Congratulations to BenzBoost member lowprofile for raising the bar for the W211 E55 platform. At MIR (Maryland International Raceway) he was able to run a 10.59@130. This is the quickest ET achieved to date although not the fastest trap achieved on the platform but there is some controversy over the accuracy of the recorded record trap. ...

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