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Mercedes-Benz shows off new SLS AMG Black Series

Mercedes-Benz shows off new SLS AMG Black Series

Nov 9 2012, 1:43pm CST | by

Top speed is almost 200 mph

If you're a big fan of Mercedes sports cars, and specifically the SLS AMG you will love the 2014 model year SLS AMG Black series. Mercedes says the car was inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racecar. The...

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Mercedes-Benz shows off new SLS AMG Black Series

Nov 9 2012, 1:43pm CST | by

Top speed is almost 200 mph

If you're a big fan of Mercedes sports cars, and specifically the SLS AMG you will love the 2014 model year SLS AMG Black series. Mercedes says the car was inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racecar. The car weighs 3417 pounds and has a 6.3 L V8 engine.

That engine produces 622 hp at 7400 RPMs allowing the SLS to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The vehicle uses a AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed transmission and the vehicle is available with the special aerodynamics package to improve handling and dynamics at speed. The car will and sell next summer at an undisclosed price.

 
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Mercedes, VW to put brakes on Google's in-car data inroads

Oct 31 2014 4:43am CDT | Source: Automotive News

VW Group and Mercedes called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer information to Go ...
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4 days ago

Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1

Oct 26 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Audi If you've been scratching your head wondering how - between Audi and Porsche - the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was said to have been eying an F1 entry if Audi had internally blocked aspirations to return to Le Mans. But according to the latest rumors, it ...
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2 weeks 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 ...
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2 weeks 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, according to the report. Speaking to Autoblog, ...
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5 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, Califo ...
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5 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 s ...
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6 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 potentia ...
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6 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 for ...
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6 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 ...
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7 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 place a ...
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