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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Options Get Priced

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Options Get Priced

Jan 25 2013, 9:49am CST | by

Yellow paint is only $18,000

The Mercedes SLS AMG Black edition is expected to be one of the more expensive sports cars you around. The Black edition adds to the already impressive performance of the standard version of the SLS...

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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Options Get Priced

Jan 25 2013, 9:49am CST | by

Yellow paint is only $18,000

The Mercedes SLS AMG Black edition is expected to be one of the more expensive sports cars you around. The Black edition adds to the already impressive performance of the standard version of the SLS AMG and has a number of options to up the ante even further.

Pricing for some of the options for the vehicle have turned up and they are insanely expensive. The AMG carbon fiber trim comes a standard, but if you want the extended carbon fiber trim package that will cost you another $5100. If you want fancier five spoke forged wheels in matte black, you need to cough up another $2800.

Mirrors with carbon fiber backs are $2200 and a special B&O Performance surround sound system will add $6500. If you want to carry the carbon fiber over to the engine compartment you need to cough up six grand. I always thought if I had the money to buy one of these cars I would go for the yellow version, but that yellow paint is an $18,000 option. The base price is expected to be somewhere around $300,000.

 
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5 days ago

Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Oct 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6x6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it's giving the GL-Class some attention, and the result is a dream for those extremely paranoid about their safety. The Dartz Prombron Black Shark takes it name from ...
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1 week ago

2015 Mercedes C-Class recalled over steering issue

Oct 12 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury This probably isn't the start Mercedes-Benz execs in Stuttgart were hoping for with the launch of the critically praised 2015 C-Class. The company is recalling 10,500 examples of the US-market sedan because the steering wheels squeak and won't turn, The Detroit News reports. Mercedes is blaming the problem on a production issue affecting the steering coupling interlock, acco ...
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4 weeks ago

California’s First Autonomous Driving Permits Go to Audi, Mercedes, and—of Course—Google

Sep 23 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Manufacturers looking to analyze robot cars on public roads in California must now register with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Audi was the first in line to snatch the state’s newly available autonomous-car permits. The outfits holding second- and third-place tickets? Mercedes-Benz and Google. Don’t you wish your DMV line was so short? After becoming the third state to allow autonomous car testing on public roads in September 2012, California released its final autonomous-car regul ...
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4 weeks ago

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Sep 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. This vehicle-specific versio ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 
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5 weeks ago

CLA-Class Sales Come In At Double Mercedes-Benz’s Expectation

Sep 16 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA-Class is selling far better than the automaker had expected, according to Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Mercedes' parent Daimler. The compact sedan, which is priced from $30,825, including destination, has proven so popular that tight supplies (in some cases just 10 days) are now causing Mercedes to lose pot ...
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5 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, this time in the form of a plug-in S550. The S550 Plug-in H ...
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5 weeks ago

Online Find of the Day: Lexus-engined Mercedes pickup is a vintage hybrid

Sep 16 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, Classics, Truck, Auctions, Etc., Mercedes-Benz, Specialty You have to love someone who gets incredibly committed to a very weird idea. What you see for sale here is a right-hand drive 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D in South Africa, but this old Mercedes is now converted into a pickup, complete with bed cover, and there's big secret under the hood, too. The pickup conversion appears ...
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6 weeks ago

Finishing second not bad for Nico - Lauda

Sep 9 2014 5:34am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says Nico Rosberg should not linger on his mistake at the Italian Grand Prix and should be content with second p ...
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6 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz to build new ML coupe-crossover in Alabama in 2015

Sep 5 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz will expand its factory in Tuscaloosa, AL, to build the ML Coupe, a new crossover that will join its lineup in 2015. Mercedes will also ramp up production to build facelifted versions of the M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, lifting the factory's total production capacity to about 300,000 units annually in 2015. It made 185,000 vehicles in 2013. In addition to SUVs, the Tus ...
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6 weeks ago

FP1 - Hamilton on top as Button splits Mercedes duo at Monza

Sep 5 2014 5:24am CDT | Source: Formula1.com

Lewis Hamilton made the perfect start to the Formula 1 Gran Premio d'Italia 2014 by going comfortably fastest in the opening practice session at Monza on Friday morning. McLaren's Jenson Button was second quickest, having topped the timesheet before Hamilton's late flyer, with Nico Rosberg in the sister Mercedes third. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen an ...
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