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      Published on 03-20-2012 03:46 AM
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      Automotive news and reveals move pretty fast these days. Last week we reported that Mercedes intended to launch a new SL65 AMG with the reveal taking place next month at the New York Auto Show. Mercedes decided for whatever reason to reveal the vehicle online early before the show which more and more manufacturers seem to now be doing with their vehicles. The car looks absolutely fantastic. ...
      Published on 03-19-2012 10:40 PM
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      Doubt this will get much outrage out of our users but the plug has been pulled on the R-Class in the US market. The reasoning behind the move? Lackluster sales. The R received a refresh in 2011 but it did not help things. We always questioned the idea of a mini-van in our SUV obsessed culture and it seems the market spoke clearly. Sales were sliding as early as 2007 at only 13,000 units in the USA falling well short of the 50,000+ per year goal for this model. ...
      Published on 03-17-2012 07:00 AM
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      We have discussed the G65 AMG a couple times before and now it is confirmed the vehicle is indeed coming. AutoEvolution reports the G65 AMG will come with an M275 V12 at 6.0 liters with 612 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. The expected price is somewhere in the 220,000 Euro range making this an absurdly expensive G-Wagon. Will it come to the USA? We hope so, just because the idea is so ridiculously over the top.

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      Published on 03-17-2012 12:49 AM
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      Renntech keeps slowly but surely pushing the platform forward. They were the first to runs 10's, first to crack the 600 whp barrier, and now the first to crack the 130 MPH barrier in the 1/4 mile. The new fastest M157 record is 131 miles per hour. Keep in mind, this is before Renntech's latest round of mods have pushed the M157 motor to 627 wheel horsepower. It is safe to say this record will be surpassed fairly quickly as well. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 03-14-2012 07:44 AM
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      There was little word from Mercedes on whether they would produce another SL65 AMG or not. The current SL63 with the performance package easily exceeds the previous generation SL600 and is likely more than a match for the previous generation SL65 AMG (Black Series excluded). So it appears the V12 twin turbo M275 will be making another appearance but will it get any significant upgrades? If not, it almost seems redundant with the existence of the new twin turbo V8 with the performance package especially considering it will be more expensive. ...
      Published on 03-13-2012 06:35 AM
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      Renntech moves the M157 bar yet again with a dyno run of 627 wheel horsepower on 93 octane setting a new M157 record. This comes less than a month after Renntech was the first (and only) tuner to break the 600 wheel horsepower mark on the M157. Renntech now hopes to clear the 700 wheel barrier and the next steps for the M157 are billet turbo upgrades and transmission upgrades. Renntech is aiming to have these ready by the end of the year. Congratulations to Renntech for raising the bar yet again. ...
      Published on 03-12-2012 10:10 PM
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      Mansory body work is not subtle and that is absolutely fine by us as long as the result is good. In this case, the result is definitely good. Obvious changes are the carbon fiber front clip, rear, grill, and hood as well as the widened fenders. Where we feel the kit goes a bit too far is the LED lights in the front bumper and the rear exhaust with the odd rectangular tips. However one feels about the tips and LED's, this certainly is an aggressive body package for the new CLS. ...
      Published on 03-10-2012 10:01 PM
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      We all love cars. For some of us that love came for different reasons. However, many of us had our fathers influence in this respect. Why not keep that tradition going and pass the car gene down with the new SLS Little Edition and have your kid be the king of playground? It's a push along with four wheels and is a very well done mini-recreation. And admit it, if you weren't too big to ride one you would want it too. Get it from Mercedes-Benz for $127. ...
      Published on 03-09-2012 02:26 AM
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      You all knew the GL63 AMG was coming as we posted spy photos of it testing as early as May of last year. Well, the final design was leaked early by spy photographers at Autoevolution and it looks absolutely great. The design is very similar to the new ML63 AMG although the grill on the GL63 AMG looks better. There is unfortunately no clear shot of the rear as the car was covered up in an attempt to prevent a leak... oops. ...
      Published on 03-07-2012 08:13 AM
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      Brabus seems to be able to swap the M275 V12 into just about anything. Case and point, a new W204 C-Class coupe received a bored and stroked M275 up to 6.3 liters of displacement. Horsepower is stated to be at 800 and torque at a staggering 1,047 pound-feet which we do not doubt. The car and idea is absolutely awesome but at a price in the half a million dollar range (449,820 Euros) we do not know who is going to buy this or why. Hopefully a US tuner can do this swap for a price that does not seem absurd. ...
      Published on 03-06-2012 11:58 PM
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      This was a great race between two cars with a lot of power. The SL65 is said to have a Renntech tune, drag radials, and the Renntech airbox. We would assume race gas well and the dyno numbers are stated to be 610 wheel. The CTS-V is said to be at 600 whp with a KDI street sweeper cam, Works cat-back exhaust, 2.85 upper pulley, 9.55 lower pulley, tune, and on drag radials also of course. The CTS-V rips the SL out of the hole but the SL65 comes on strong barely edging out the Caddy and pulling stronger up top as the trap speed shows. Check out the video below. ...
      Published on 03-06-2012 02:20 AM
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      Well the luxury hatchback market just heated up considerably. Audi just revealed their new A3 ahead of the public Geneva showing and Mercedes decided to do the same with their new A-Class. We think the A-Class has the better exterior design with great and aggressive body work but the A3 has the better interior. If you are wondering what those red accents are on the car that stick out like a sore thumb they are part of the AMG Sport package. We are disappointed to see Mercedes watering down the AMG name much in the same manner as BMW is doing with M. ...
      Published on 03-02-2012 08:12 PM
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      We were just getting used to the W212 E-class and already Mercedes is going to give it a refresh. It does not need one as nobody is complaining about the styling but Mercedes seems to think an update is necessary for 2013. The facelift spyphotos show that a single style headlight is going to make a comeback replacing the separated lights which have become and E-Class trademark. We do not feel this change is necessary and that it will take away from one of the unique aspects about E-Class styling which has existed for 3 model generations now. ...
      Published on 02-29-2012 04:17 PM
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      There is no Black Series for the Mercedes CL and that is likely a good thing as first of all the CL is too heavy for such treatment and secondly if too many models got Black Series editions it would make the special edition cars far less special. Those who want a Black Series look for their CL however are covered with this new Prior Design wide body kit. It is clearly influenced by the SL 65 Black Series and that is not a bad thing. ...
      Published on 02-28-2012 05:56 AM
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      Mercedes AMG Black Series cars are awesome. Cigarette speedboats are awesome. What is not to like with combining the two? Introducing the Black Series Marauder 50 foot speedboat. The boat has twin Mercury engines good for a combined 2700 horsepower. So what does the boat have in common with the C63 AMG Black Series that is said to serve as the inspiration other than the paint scheme and Alcantara touches? Who cares, stupid question, this boat is just plain badass whether it shares much of anything with the car or not. ...

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