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Brabus reworks Benz SL 65 AMG to the tune of 800 bhp

By - February 26, 2013 7 Pictures
Looking to lose weight? Feeling that gravity is pushing you in the wrong direction? Then you, my friend, need the Brabus-animated Mercedes SL 65 AMG Roadster. Watch as those extra frontal pounds melt away, as your body is neatly compressed into the seat via 800 holy-mother of god horsepower. Botox is unnecessary, as your face is pulled relentlessly towards the rear of the car via an equal serving of torque. Set to debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show, the new Brabus Benz is one serious open-aired beasty. Read More
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AMG and Cigarette Racing produce the world's fastest and most powerful electric boat

By - February 19, 2013 12 Pictures
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have launched their latest collaboration at the Miami International Boat Show. The 38-foot Top Gun Cigarette Racing hull is powered by an AMG electric drive pumping out 2,220 horsepower (1,656 kW) and 2,210 ft-lb (3,000 Nm) of torque for a top speed in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h or over 86 knots). The electrics are taken nearly whole from the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive – the world's fastest and most powerful production electric car. Read More
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Mercedes-AMG enters compact class with the A 45 AMG

By - February 12, 2013 16 Pictures
Mercedes has thrown the wraps off the A 45 AMG ahead of its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The hot-hatch marks the first time Mercedes’ performance division has released a vehicle in the compact class in its 45-year history. And its first effort doesn’t pull many punches, with a 2.0-liter engine that Mercedes touts as the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world. Read More
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The best of the rest: 2013 Detroit Auto Show round-up

By - January 23, 2013 80 Pictures
This year's North American International Auto Show was full of compelling auto stories, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Mercedes CLA among the most intriguing. In addition to the big debuts, the show was stocked with plenty of other glistening fiberglass and aluminum conveyances that, while they didn't quite make our best of Detroit coverage, did smile brightly in front of the camera. Read More
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Mercedes updates traffic sign assistance system to stop “wrong-way drivers”

By - January 22, 2013 2 Pictures
The traffic sign assistance system currently offered in Mercedes-Benz’s S- and E-Class models uses a camera mounted on the inside of the front windscreen to identify speed restriction signs. This speed restriction information is relayed to the navigation system and displayed in the instrument cluster and in the map view to help prevent drivers exceeding the speed limit. Mercedes has now updated the system to also recognize no-overtaking zones and no-entry signs so as to prevent drivers from accidentally traveling in the wrong direction. Read More
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Mercedes-Benz reaches out to younger crowd with new entry level CLA-Class

By - January 17, 2013 50 Pictures
Mercedes is touting its new CLA-Class as "a real Mercedes. But not as you know it." The new mid-size four-door coupe is designed to bring the three points into a new demographic of garages, broadening Mercedes' appeal to a younger generation of buyer. The CLA is essentially a baby CLS, which Mercedes says is Germany's best-selling luxury car. The four-door, based on last year's Concept Style Coupe, was revealed at a preview event on the night before this year's North American International Auto Show. Read More
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Top 10 concept vehicles of 2012

By - December 24, 2012 77 Pictures
Doomsday has passed without a gasp, so it looks like humanity still has a future. If the concept cars we saw during the past year are any indication, that future looks very bright. As we prepare to roll the calendars over to 2013, it's time to celebrate the finest concepts that 2012 bestowed upon the world. From voluptuous supercars, to green fuel misers, to the downright abstract and outlandish, it was a big year for concepts and design studies. Read More
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New 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed

By - December 17, 2012 69 Pictures
After four years in its present incarnation Mercedes-Benz has announced the new 2014 model year E-Class. Beloved of Chinese businessmen, Turkish cab drivers, Eurocrats and the discrete middle-classes the world over, the E-Class embodies Mercedes-Benz' brand values – comfort, practicality, technology, affordable luxury with a hint of sportiness, plus of course styling that suggests aspirations to higher levels of grandeur. For the 2014 model the exterior is a subtle break with the past whilst the underlying technology is a showcase for the future. Read More
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