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      Published on 02-26-2011 05:00 AM
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      Here is the Fab Design Mercedes SLS widebody. There are times where less is more and well, this is that time. These were taken in the Dubai (no surprise) showroom. We don't really know what to say, it looks bulky and tacky but apparently this stuff sells... in Dubai. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 08:01 PM
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      National Geographic has an interesting video on the construction of the SLS and just what goes into it. It is a very, very high tech build. If you weren't impressed by the SLS before you may be impressed by just how much effort it takes to produce one. The aluminum chassis build itself is just amazing and the paint process and detail that goes into takes 30 hours alone. Check out the video. ...
      Published on 02-25-2011 12:20 PM
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      PAW Motorsport was nice enough to send us these pictures of a C74 that stopped by. No, it is not a 7.4 liter. The 74 refers to the 74 inch rear track width. The pieces are all carbon fiber and they better be for the retail of $15,450. We don't even find that pricing to be that bad in comparison to the ridiculous price Vorsteiner charges for their E92 M3 widebody kit. Enjoy the pictures! ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 01:10 PM
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      Here is the official Brabus 2012 CLS. First you will likely notice the Brabus front bumper with integrated LED's. You will also likely notice the Brabus front fenders which stand out. Frankly, that is an option we could do without as the contrast just doesn't flow well. The side skirts give it an aggressive look along with the rear spoiler. 20 inch Brabus Monoblock wheels are used with 255 rubber up front and 305 in back. Lowering options consisting of sport rings as well as a module for the air suspension are available. An exhaust is available for all engine variants. ...
      Published on 02-23-2011 05:23 AM
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      The next generation GL has been spotted testing in camo. Spyphotos are usually pretty boring not revealing much. However, the interesting news here is that it seems Mercedes is readying an AMG version of the next generation GL. This isn't officially confirmed but the source of the photos (gmotors) is reporting they have sourced telling them the new twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 will be powering the AMG version. Seems Mercedes will have a new segment of very large performance SUV's. ...
      Published on 02-21-2011 04:03 AM
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      MHP put up videos taken from the 2/18/11 track rental where many new records were set including the SL65 tune only record and a new C63 AMG record. The first video is the SL65 tune only record pass. The second video is another pass from the SL65 which was the SL65's first pass of the day. The next two vids are from this and the rest feature Dodger63. ...
      Published on 02-19-2011 08:13 AM
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      Another record was set by an MHP car at the MIR drag strip this weekend. BenzBoost member Dodger63 pushed further into the 10's by running 10.78@131. This is an increase of 7 miles per hour of trap speed over his previous 10 second slip which is incredible. We have the slip here and will have further details with pictures posted later in the week. Congratulations to Dodger63 and to MHP, raising their already high C63 performance mark even higher. ...
      Published on 02-19-2011 04:50 AM
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      Well it ended up being 74 degrees but we still had a great day at MIR. DA was +1249' at the time of this pass. 3/4 tank of gas, half 93, half 100 (don't ask lol). Full interior, stock front wheels, borrowed C63 wheels with 18" Nitto DRs and BMC drop ins with our v3 CDT (ECU & TCU Tuning).

      Obviously we left a lot in the 60' and the temps didn't help. I think the car will go 10s@130+ as it sits next rental. First time to the track learning the car and there's a lot to learn I will say that 63s can run all day long 40+ passes and not miss a beat, 65s in this weather without cooling upgrades are meat after 1 pass. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 12:23 PM
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      AutoBild has rendered the upcoming Mercedes CLC. The car will be based on the underpinnings which will serve as the basis for the new A and B class. It will be an entry level 4-door "coupe" and the base model will be front wheel drive. Sound bad? Well, it will also be available in an all wheel drive model. The competition will be the Audi A3 and the upcoming 1 series GT both of which likely also will be FWD models. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 06:00 AM
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      KW has released their Variant 3 coil-overs for the Mercedes SLS. The compression and rebound settings can be altered with wheels on the strut. The HLS (hydraulic lift system) works in conjunction with the coil-overs to lift the SLS up to 40 millimeters at the push of a button. The system also automatically lowers the car back to normal when it reaches of a speed 50 miles per hour. The coil-overs are 3299 euros (cheaper in the US as VAT is included in the price) and the HLS system is 7499 euros. ...
      Published on 02-16-2011 01:13 AM
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      People behind the scenes have been aware for a few weeks now that a sale of Powerchip was in the process of being completed. We did not report on it as a courtesy but we learned that the sale fell through and now can reveal what took place without having an affect on the outcome. Wayne Besanko attempted to sell Powerchip to an Asian investor he had been in talks with previously. This took place after the fall out from the performance forums debacle in which Powerchip's image took a huge hit and this spread to almost every forum and major blog. ...
      Published on 02-15-2011 06:56 AM
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      Mercedes put up this video showing their engineers parking a car using a cellphone sending commands through twitter. Pretty cool we suppose but it does not seem they have pinpoint precise control. Still, definitely cool, click read more to see the video. Oh, and while we are at it, feel free to follow BenzBoost: www.twitter.com/benzboost ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 08:53 PM
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      Weistec has released updated information on their C63 AMG supercharger kit. At just 5 psi on 91 octane the car puts out 498 horsepower to the wheels. The price has been set at $14,999 for the Stage I and we wonder if they will be able to go beyond these numbers with the transmission limits in place. The supercharger is a 2.3 liter twin screw with a liquid to water intercooler. Custom dyno tuning is included obviously, we look forward to seeing how this develops. ...
      Published on 02-14-2011 08:30 AM
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      The new W204 C-class coupe will debut officially at the Geneva autoshow. It will also be in showrooms in the United States by September. The car will initially be available in two trim levels, the C350 with the a 302 horsepower naturally aspirated direct injected 3.5 liter V6 and the C250 which will now have a 1.8 liter direct injected turbo motor putting out 201 horsepower. The 4 cylinder motor (M271) should become an interesting tuning platform. ...
      Published on 02-11-2011 04:41 AM
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      The Unimog produced by Mercedes is part of a range of medium to heavy duty trucks. They come equipped in a variety of different ways and are capable of towing your car to competing in the Dakar rally. Brabus has modified what they are calling a "Black Edition" Unimog sure to to help you ford a river or run over your average SUV. ...

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