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      Published on 01-08-2012 11:31 PM
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      The new R231 SL was recently revealed and naturally the design was debated. This led to us wondering about what a new AMG SL would look like and BenzBoost with the help of our graphic design artist Wild-Speed decided to render it. You should find the final result pleasing with the car looking much more aggressive in the front as well as the rear which takes a styling cue in the exhaust tips from the C63 Black Series. Expect the new SL63 AMG next year and for it to sport the new M157 twin turbo V8 with with a performance package option to boost the horsepower well over 500. ...
      Published on 01-07-2012 10:51 PM
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      We knew the 9 second barrier would be cracked soon with many Mercedes' on the precipice. Renntech managed to push their SLR which already held the overall Mercedes 1/4 mile record even further breaking into the 9's. Everyone at BenzBoost would like to offer a congratulations for a major achievement in Mercedes performance. This SLR clearly had the performance to back up its looks. An incredible 1.4X 60 foot allowed for a 9 second elapsed time with a trap speed cracking the 140's. Much respect, well done. ...
      Published on 01-05-2012 11:11 PM
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      Mercedes continues to expand its offering in the USA and we commend them for it. We will finally get the A-class in the USA according to Autoblog. This is the third generation A-class and the US was skipped over on the first two that were deemed far too downscale for our market. Well, times have changed and the 5-door hatchback will be competing with the Audi A3 and VW Golf. Expect Mercedes new turbo 4 cylinder under the hood and maybe even an AMG version. ...
      Published on 01-05-2012 12:32 AM
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      Congratulations to BenzBoost member Propain for raising the bar on tune only performance for the C63 AMG. On the BenzBoost forums a rather lengthy thread took place regarding tune only 60-130 records. Two users were battling it out back and forth with runs in the 9.X range but Propain managed to break into the 8's with an 8.86 on 1.5% decline. The car has an OE Tuning tune and was run on 93 octane pump but we do have to mention it has an aftermarket K&N filter. Regardless, congratulations for the new record. ...
      Published on 01-04-2012 12:50 AM
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      The ML63 AMG was recently revealed making its official debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. No surprise that tuners are going to take a liking to this performance SUV and Russian tuner TopCar has already released renderings on their take. TopCar tends to do over the top designs and this is no different. In rendering forum, this simply looks too busy. However, if it ends up anything like their Cayenne Turbo widebody kit this will likely be the most aggressive option out there for making the ML63 stand out from a crowd. We will have to wait for the final product to see. ...
      Published on 12-31-2011 09:49 PM
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      There are conflicting reports on what the name of this vehicle will be. CLC is what is being reported but it may be BLS as well. Regardless, the baby CLS will be making its debut next year and it will be made in North America at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The renderings below clearly are inspired by the new SL. Expect the vehicle to have Mercedes new turbo 4 cylinder under the hood with an all wheel drive option. No word on an AMG version but we hope that happens. ...
      Published on 12-29-2011 04:52 PM
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      We are not huge fans of big name European tuners. Why? Their stuff is overpriced and underperforms. They seem to live off their brand name more than anything else. Case and point, the Senner offering for the SLS. Senner tunes the ECU and adds an exhaust system (rear section only) for a bump of 35 horses. In addition they give you their gaudy 20 inch wheels and the KW coil-over suspension. One is better off taking the $25k and simply getting the car supercharged for massive gains or just getting an ECU tune from someone else for more power. Combine that with a good full exhaust system and pocket the change with better results. ...
      Published on 12-28-2011 05:01 PM
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      We reported on the possibility of the G-class getting the M275 V12 earlier in May when we published the rumor that was going around. This rumor does not appear to be going away as new reports state the G65 AMG with 612 horsepower is coming but a new piece of news also states the G55 will be ditching the M113K supercharged V8 for the M157 twin turbo V8. These reports are unconfirmed but we will have the official answer either at the Detroit show in 2012 or the 2012 Geneva Auto Show in March. ...
      Published on 12-27-2011 08:30 AM
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      Well, the Ernst Lieb story just keeps on going. A few weeks ago we reported that Steve Cannon was replacing Ernst Lieb as the head of MBUSA. The reasoning for Lieb's dismissal was that he charged personal expenses to the company expense account. It would seem that Mr. Lieb disagrees with Daimler's actions and is taking them to court. His argument seems to hinge on proving that Daimler was aware of his charges and simply made an example out of him to please the U.S Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission which brought bribery chargers against Daimler AG. That case was settled for $185 million. Lieb may have a case here if Daimler was allowing executive in other countries to charge vacations to their accounts in order to get government contracts. ...
      Published on 12-26-2011 11:20 PM
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      Nice to see some results for supercharged CLK55's that come from the factory with the naturally aspirated 5.4 liter M113 V8. This a W209 CLK55 AMG which unlike the previous W208 CLK55 AMG generation has a slightly higher compression ratio bumped from 10.5:1 to 11.0:1 showing the Kleemann supercharger setup is solid being tuned well with the higher compression M113 motor. The car has the Kleemann supercharger kit, headers, cams, and a primary cat delete. ...
      Published on 12-24-2011 02:46 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 05:50 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 03:50 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 08:53 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 03:10 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. ...

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