Showing posts in the category of Mercedes SLS AMG

David Coulthard Drives you Up the Goodwood Hillclimb Course


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If the layout and particularities of the Goodwood hillclimb course were not clear to you, then it’d be wise to allow ex-F1 driver David Coulthard to tell you what’s what, where each corner is, how fast it should be taken, spicing it all up with a bit of history.

Mcchip Gives Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series an ECU Boost


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Unless some dealer has an unsold example lying around, you can't get the ultimate road going version of the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Black Series, as the only model officially available for sale new right now is the GT Final Edition with which Benz will soon end the series.

EVO Pits Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series against Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS


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While Mercedes-Benz will continue production of the SLS AMG supercar until the middle of this year, Porsche’s 997-based 911 GT2 RS is no longer manufactured. However, that didn’t stop EVO’s Jethro Bovingdon from testing both cars on track to see which is faster.

Scoop: New Mercedes-Benz GT AMG Shaping Up to Contend 911 and F-Type


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A new Mercedes-Benz sports car is coming, possibly revealing itself as early as this summer. It's the GT AMG, previously known under the name SLC with the internal code C109.

Top Gear Track Available on Google Maps with Stig in SLS AMG, Try It Out Here


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The Stig is the fourth-best known character of the Top Gear cast, and now he has taken part in Google’s mapping of their Dunsfold airfield track, at the wheel of a Mercedes-Bezn SLS AMG Black. Unlike other tracks that have been added to Google’s StreetView database, this set features the white Merc in pretty much all of the photos.

Take a Look at Mercedes’ Exhibits from the LA Auto Show


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Like many other carmakers, Mercedes-Benz had to split its attention between Tokyo and Los Angeles, as both cities hosted important auto shows simultaneously.

Mercedes SLS AMG Final Edition Is the Swan Song of the Series


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Mercedes-Benz plans to discontinue the SLS AMG supercar and will mark the end of production with a limited run of 350 units of the SLS AMG Final Edition. Celebrating its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show, the limited edition model will be available as both a Coupe and a Roadster.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Edition Thrashes Nürburgring into Submission


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Despite the regular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG not being the sharpest-handling of supercars in its standard form, the Black Edition is completely different.

Mercedes Reveals SLS AMG Last Edition – Debuts in LA, Tokyo Alongside S65 AMG


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A few days ago, we came across a report from Germany about Mercedes’ intention of launching a special final edition of its SLS AMG series, one that would mark a planned end of production that is expected to come around the midpoint of 2014.

Mercedes Reportedly Sending Off SLS AMG with Final Edition Models at LA Auto Show


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Mercedes-Benz will unveil a special edition of its SLS AMG sports car at the LA Auto Show next week. Called the SLS AMG Final Edition, the model leaves no room for interpretation, as it will purportedly mark the end of the SLS AMG line.

Miss Universe Candidates Get Thrown Around in a Mercedes SLS AMG in Russia


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We wouldn't go as far as calling them bold, but the girls you're about to watch in this Russian video are of the generally considered beautiful kind, which makes sense since we're told that they're candidates for the Miss Universe 2013 beauty pageant taking place in Moscow.

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Smokes SRT Viper in MT Test, But Also Costs 3X As Much…


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The latest comparison test put together by Motor Trend, between the Mercedes-BenzSLS AMG Black Series (priced from $275,000) and the much cheaper at $102,000 SRT Viper, perfectly illustrates that smooth is much faster around a racetrack.

You see, while the American sports car may be lighter and more powerful, it can’t match the German car’s planted chassis feel, smoothness and virtually-instant gear changes. This makes sense on the road, because you can drive quickly, consistently and safely in the SLS, whereas the Viper just looks a lot more tail-happy and violent.

Mercedes Releases U.S. Prices for 2014 SLS AMG Black Series and C63 AMG Edition 507s


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Coming soon to a Mercedes-Benz store next to you, are three brand-new and special AMG models: the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series coupe and the 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan and coupe, all of which have more power, more features, and as you would expect, a higher price tag.

To get into the specifics, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series will set you back $275,000 plus $1,800 for destination and delivery, or $75,100 more than your run-of-the mill 583hp SLS AMG Coupe.

Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz Plotting a Facelift for SLS AMG GT


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The SLS AMG is one of those classy and dare we say, sexy sports cars that never get old in terms of looks no matter how many years pass by. Nevertheless, since we live in an age of constant product introductions and improvements, Mercedes is going with the flow preparing what appears to be the SLS AMG GT's first true cosmetic refresh.

No Watermarks: Mercedes Scoops Its Own Shots of New AMG SLC that will Fight the Porsche 911


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Before we tell you about these shots of the new Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG, allow us to start on a different note (feel free to jump to the fourth paragraph if you don't want to read our rant). We often see automakers having special and sometimes even questionable relationships with certain media by providing them with early information and material.

This brings us to these photos of a camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG that were posted on certain magazine websites, some of which, like the UK's Autocar and Car, placed their watermarks on, evidently to make us believe they are spy shots, when in fact, they were handed over to them by none other than Mercedes itself…

Well, when there's a will, there's a way, right? Our spy photo associates at CarPix may have not scooped the SLC AMG, but they were able to get their hands on the unofficially-official pictures in all their high-resolution glory and pass them on to us so we can share them without any watermarks below - if you're in the same line of work or hobby as us, use them as you please…

Watch the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive Silently Lap the 'Ring in 7:56.2


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The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive has broken the lap record for electric cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, setting a time of 7 minutes and 56.234 seconds. The SLS is also the first EV to lap the famous track in under 8 minutes. The record time has been certified two weeks after the overall win for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

Russian Mercedes-Benz AMG TV Spot Takes it Easy


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All those crazy dash-cam videos from Russia that are circulating on the internet would lead you to believe that any car footage related to the land of vodka, babushkas and caviar would entail a crash or at least someone pointing a gun to a motorist.

Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series Has the Paul Ricard Race Track to Itself


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If all you want from a car is "GT3 performance for the road", then according to Mercedes-Benz, you need not look any further than their very own SLS Black Series.

The V8-powered German muscle car gets 626 hp (631 PS), which is good for pushing its carbon-clad body to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 315 km/h – 197 mph.

Mercedes-Benz UK Puts a Price Tag on New SLS AMG GT and Black Series


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As is customary in Britain, Mercedes-Benz has released pricing and opened the order books for its updated SLS AMG GT and the new SLS AMG Black Series, just a few months ahead of first deliveries in July 2013.

Already available in other markets, the revised SLS AMG GT is the new base model with on-the-road prices (OTR) starting from £165,030. The GT gains a 20hp power boost over the previous SLS AMG for a total output of 583hp (591PS) and peak torque of 650Nm (479 lb-ft), which is the same as before.

Harris Helps Us Understand Negative Torque with Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Test


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As is most often the case when a manufacturer announces a revolutionary new car, it is viewed with doubt, disbelief and trepidation. Trigger-happy motoring hacks around the world await for the first signs of trouble so that they can fire off a series of articles and follow-ups aimed at dissecting the problem over and over again.

However, there's nothing bad to write about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell thus far, so we can stand back and take it all in with our minds unbound by negative projections.