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      Published on 06-16-2011 10:03 AM
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      The SLS GT3 officially started racing this year and has done fairly well so far. The car is currently racing in the FIA GT3 European Championship where its best result so far is a 3rd place finish. It competes against cars such as the Ferrari 458, Aston Martin DBRS 9, BMW Z4 GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo LP600, Ford GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R, and the Audi R8 LMS. Check out the video for a glimpse into what the car is like on the track. ...
      Published on 06-16-2011 04:00 AM
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      The new SLK is a great looking car and over the next year we will see most Mercedes tuners tackle it. Carlsson is one of the first offering a body kit consisting of a front spoiler, lip, side skirts, trunk spoiler, and rear diffuser. LED's which everyone seems to be obsessed with are included for the front bumper. They also offer a lowering kit which reduces ride height by 30 millimeters. 20 inch Carlsson wheels round it out. ...
      Published on 06-15-2011 09:21 AM
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      Mercedes AMG vehicles lend themselves well to drifting. Although we are not huge fans of drifting, since it isn't the fastest way around the track, we do understand there is considerable skill required to position the car and sustain a controlled slide. Mercedes driving instructor and race car driver Mauro Calo will attempt this feat in either a C63 AMG or E63 AMG at Mercedes Benz World in Surrey, UK. The current record is 2,000 feet. He is aiming for 10,000 feet or 1.9 miles. Will he do it? He thinks so, "I'm 100 per cent confident that I can do it." ...
      Published on 06-14-2011 02:50 PM
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      This video comes from our Russian friends at dragtimes.info. They took a few nice cars out to play on the highway including a McLaren SLR, Aston Martin DBS, Nissan GTR, Ferrari 458 Italia, and a PDK Porsche Turbo. The majority of the runs are the SLR and the Aston which is unfortunate as the Aston looks like it is standing still. What is surprising is the 458 manages to take the SLR. Would have been nice to see the SLR and PDK turbo go at it as well but hey, enjoy the video. ...
      Published on 06-13-2011 04:00 AM
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      This is the first before and after tune dynograph we have seen for the M278 4.7 liter twin turbo direct injected V8. The results are impressive, as expected. The car tuned is a 2012 W218 Mercedes CLS550 completely stock on 91 octane. Baseline was a respectable 342 wheel horsepower. After the custom dyno tune, 389.9 whp. Torque went from 382.8 to 444.4. Looks like the M278 is going to be a formidable platform and have some people second guessing whether a 63 AMG model with the M157 is worth the extra cash. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 09:06 PM
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      Well, finally a race that Redbull didn't win although they did finish in 2nd and 3rd. Vettel had the race but went wide on the last lap allowing Jenson Button for Mclaren-Mercedes to win. It was also nice to finally see something out of Michael Schumacher this season with a 4th place finish. Nico Rosberg finished in 11th place for Mercedes-Petronas and Lewis Hamilston wrecked so only one McLaren-Mercedes car finished the race. ...
      Published on 06-12-2011 03:09 AM
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      A German artist has created the best looking rendering of the upcoming Mercedes SLC yet. In case you forgot, Mercedes will be competing directly with the Porsche 911 with the SLC. There will be a 6 cylinder, likely turbo, engine option along with V8's we believe for the higher range models. The graphic artist clearly based this rendering on the SLK but if the front looks anywhere near this good, sign us up. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 07:26 PM
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      Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Canada is complete with Sebastian Vettel on the pole, yet again. Alonso and Massa are second and third for Ferrari. The top 10 was hard fought with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher in 6th and 8th respectively. They were only separated by 5 hundredths of a second. Weather for the GP was reported as rain but it was dry during qualifying. ...
      Published on 06-11-2011 12:31 AM
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      The new E coupe is a beautiful car but is lacking in aggression. Normally that is solved with the AMG version but there currently is not an AMG version of the E Coupe. No problem, Revosport has released their take on an aggressive AMG style body kit for the E-coupe. The parts offered include a front bumper with splitter, carbon roof spoiler, carbon trunk spoiler, carbon mirror covers, and a carbon rear diffuser. The parts add a nice hint of aggression without being too over the top. ...
      Published on 06-10-2011 02:50 AM
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      AutoBild reports that the entry level SLC will come standard with a 350 horsepower V6 that is turbocharged. That horsepower numbers seems a little low to us and the report also says the power might go as high as 550 horsepower. Well, in that case, wouldn't they use the turbo V8 they already have? The car will not have Gulllwing doors and that is the part of the report we find most believable. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 09:37 PM
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      Here it is, officially, the new ML. We showed you leaked photos a couple days ago but the photo quality was not that good. Here are some high quality photos as well as additional details. The ML shares its platform with the new Jeep Cherokee (that Daimler/Chrysler thing still rearing its ugly head). There are two diesel options, not sure if both will make it to the USA. ...
      Published on 06-07-2011 06:42 AM
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      The Unimog is cool in a lot of ways. Big trucks are just plain cool and Mercedes making one for 60 years is cool in of itself. Here is a modern take on the 1951 Unimog. It is an open cabin design, just like the original. This concept is based on a modern chassis with modified suspension and some giant wheels. The color was inspired by the green poison dart frog. It's different, it's attention grabbing, and we like it. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 07:46 PM
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      We already showed you the rear of the new ML but thanks to a German brochure we have now have pictures of the final and complete design. The pictures aren't the highest quality scans, but they show enough. The design is hardly ground breaking, pretty mild actually. The major difference seems to be the interior which is markedly improved. Expect an official reveal at Frankfurt. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 05:52 AM
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      The younger Schumacher continues to do well in DTM. Hey, at least one Schumacher is getting on the podium for Mercedes, right? A total of 6 Mercedes drivers finished in the top 10 but Audi took their second victory, making it 2-1 in their favor thus far in the season. Mercedes does still lead the driver and team standings but it's very tight, as DTM should be. ...
      Published on 06-06-2011 01:52 AM
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      This is much better than your typical Autocar video. For one, the car isn't being tested while it's raining since they are not in Britain and instead in Spain. We suggest they make that a permanent change. The car looks and sounds fanstastic, great exhaust note. It's pretty surprising to hear the reviewer claim the C63 steering feel is better than that of the M3. That is a bold claim as Mercedes traditionally has lacked vs. BMW in this area. The reviewer also ends up saying the car is more entertaining than the M3 which is another bold claim. Direct comparison, please. ...

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