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      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. ...
      Published on 06-04-2011 08:47 PM
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      This video is in German but the video speaks for itself and just is ridiculously cool. GRIP took a MAN racing truck and pitted it against a C63 AMG on the road course for an atypical comparison. What is amazing in all of this is just how fast this race truck is! There is a part in the video where you see the truck coming up behind the C63 and we can imagine would it be like to have that monster in your rear view mirror. Intimidating, to say the least. Check out the video and skip to the 10:50 mark for the good head to head action after you see the drift in the beginning. ...
      Published on 06-03-2011 10:03 AM
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      The Aston Martin Virage is the new GT in the Aston range designed to sit between the DB9 and DBS. The car has a 6.0 liter V12 putting out 490 horsepower. Auto Express, British auto-journalists, decided to compare it to the SLS AMG. We mentioned they were British for a reason, as they pick the Aston over the SLS, big surprise. Why? Well, actually they say they pick it because of the interior and because it is an Aston Martin. Seriously guys? The SLS as a performance car is lightyears ahead of the Virage sporting the tired old V12. The DBS isn't a match for the SLS, and neither is the lower performance Virage. ...
      Published on 06-03-2011 12:03 AM
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      Ok, so this is a 1:12th scale Unimog and not the real thing. Still, this is the closest Americans can get to the Unimog and that isn't all bad. To commemorate the 60th birthday of the Unimog, Mercedes and LEGO teamed up to make this model. This is a LEGO Technic model, which means not for children under 10 or even some adults we know, so a more complex set. And more complexity is fine because that means the Unimog set comes with a fully functional pneumatic gripper arm. We are accepting Unimog sets to "test" if anyone from LEGO is reading... ...
      Published on 06-01-2011 06:56 PM
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      You all may recall that RennTech set the overall MB 1/4 mile record of 10.27@137 a couple months back. We were given a mod list by the owner SGC and Renntech of drag radials, higher stall torque converter, limited slip diff, custom exhaust, modified intercooler, carbon ceramic brakes, and race gas only tune. We couldn't understand how this car on stock turbos was trapping so much higher than other M275 V12 twin turbo cars. It would seem the answer is nitrous as a video has popped up showing the lines in the engine bay, check it out yourself. ...
      Published on 06-01-2011 12:41 AM
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      A Mercedes-Benz AMG inside source has confirmed the M156 V8 in a higher state of tune will be used in the C63 AMG Black Series. MotorAuthority and InsideLine who reported they confirmed an M157 twin turbo V8 would be used were wrong. It would appear P31 or SLS forged engine internals will be standard. It will not be an M159 (SLS motor) but will likely share similarities such as the heads but not the SLS intake manifold or airboxes due to not being able to fit in the C engine bay. Base price is expected to be $100k. ...
      Published on 05-30-2011 04:40 PM
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      First of all, congratulations to SpeedDriven as well as the owner of this W211 E-class BenzBoost user V12GodSpeed. This has been a long and grueling project but that day that makes it all worth it is here with the twin turbo V12 powered beast finally running. This is essentially an EV12 swap which was made famous by the tuner Brabus although they charge over $300,000 for some of these M275 V12 conversions. To see a US shop without the resources of Brabus pull this off is a major achievement. Dyno graphs and further details coming soon, for now enjoy the pictures and video. ...
      Published on 05-29-2011 07:05 PM
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      We are not sure what to say at this point but Mercedes-Petronas does not seem to be able to right their ship. Michael Schumacher was not able to complete the race and Nico Rosberg finished in 11th place, out of the points. Sebastian Vettel won again which we do not even know what to say at this point regarding his dominance, amazing. The good news for Mercedes is that the McLaren-Mercedes team finished in 3rd and 6th place with Jenson Button and and Lewis Hamilton respectively. Tough, tough season thus far for Schumacher and Rosberg. ...
      Published on 05-28-2011 10:12 PM
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      Well here it is, finally. Car is basically the same as its gullwing coupe sibling except that it loses the gullwing doors which add so much character to the coupe. The car looks great as a roadster, just as it does in coupe form, and the transition came without much of a weight penalty. Only 40 additional kilograms for the reinforcement of the already stiff aluminum chassis. All other mechanicals remain identical to the coupe, so the same M156 563 horsepower 6.2 liter V8 and the same dual clutch transmission. The car goes on sale in the United States in the fall, this year. ...
      Published on 05-28-2011 12:37 AM
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      Seems like everybody is tuning the SLS these days. German tuner MEC Design decided to get in on it and their offering is the standard fare. They offer a new front bumper with an LED option of course since that is the hot new thing. A modified rear diffuser with 3 options is available including a GT3 carbon fiber style diffuser. Side skirts are included as well with optional LED's just in case an SLS with the doors going up at your local Starbucks doesn't get you enough attention as is. ...

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