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      Here is our Mercedes coverage from the 2011 LA Auto Show. Our pictures are much improved from the SEMA photos and possibly even too bright as a new high powered flash was purchased. The Mercedes display was pretty impressive with the new ML63 AMG and the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe taking center stage. Mercedes had a showing that was tied for our favorite with Porsche as they showed off almost everything including the new SLK55 AMG as well as the SLS roadster. Note to BMW: This is how it is done.

      Here is the big boy, the new W204 C63 AMG Black Series. In person, the car just looks mean. It looks like it is going fast standing still and that it should be on the track. Which, well, it should be. Loved everything about it including the interior. Not going to come cheap but this vehicle is worth it.






























      The debut Mercedes was teasing us with only for everything to be revealed in advance. Like some of your women we were disappointed that Mercedes came with all the details early but here it is. Car looks pretty nice in person although the rear does seem a bit awkward and not as clean as the previous model. A nice SUV overall but will it be a true challenger to the X5 M or better yet the Cayenne Turbo which is truly the class leader.




















      The Ducati Diavel AMG, sick, sick bike:

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      The new SLK350, nice, but still too feminine:






      The new C63 AMG coupe. Nice, but still getting used to the C63 as a coupe:








      SLS in an interesting green color. By interesting I mean in a color I would never order:






      Mercedes Driving Academy C250. Yes, that is pink you see because only women should take a driving academy in a C250:










      The new SLK55. Needed a drop badly. Looks good but still just does not seem like a manly car even with a V8 and quad exhaust:


















      The SLS roadster. Without the gullwing doors it loses something special:












      Facelifted CL550 4matic that Mercedes is putting "BlueEfficiency" on now:










      E-class cab, very nice:








      C350 coupe:






      A Lorinser styled S550 from Mercedes Benz of Long Beach. Anyone who pays $136,000 for this car needs to have their head examined:








      CLS dropped on nice rims, fairly conservative:




      Not feeling this body kit at all:




      Incredible C218 CLS with a Misha body kit. Probably the best CLS I have ever seen (only would change the rims), just looked phenomenal:












      Very, very blacked out SL:








      This kit just was just overdone:








      These rims just did not seem to suit the SLR:




      Lorinser kit on an E350 from Fletcher Jones. Pretty nice except for the fenders. We sorry for the guy who pays $85k for this:








      Another ridiculously marked up Mercedes from Fletcher Jones, this time a Lorinser kitted ML350 for $88k:










      Overdone E-class, rear lights were horrible:








      Not feeling this CLS either:










      Overdone SL:






      Some more shots of the World's Fastest SLR:






      Black SLR convertible that looked pretty good:




      The Vossen wheels on this S63 were great but those exhaust tips... NO:








      This was pretty cool. Mechatronik takes modern Mercedes motors and running gear and puts them in classic Mercedes vehicles. One of the cars here has an M113 V8 in it which is way cool to see:






























      This article was originally published in forum thread: BenzBoost 2011 LA Auto Show Coverage - Mercedes pictures including the new ML63 debut and the C63 AMG Black Series Coupe started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 15 Comments
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        Beautiful pictures. Great work.

        The lifted SLK is kinda funny, although I'm sure it means business.

        And yes, the green SLS is interesting. A very hearty color. I like it, but I wouldn't drive it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
        Beautiful pictures. Great work.
        I'm getting better.
      1. crniamg's Avatar
        crniamg -
        wow this make my day nice cars Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by crniamg Click here to enlarge
        wow this make my day nice cars Click here to enlarge
        My pleasure.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Benz really needs to make an E-class Coupe AMG. I love the lines of that car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Benz really needs to make an E-class Coupe AMG. I love the lines of that car.
        Agree, don't know why they haven't.
      1. P31-C63's Avatar
        P31-C63 -
        wow, I'm so jealous--I wish I was there!

        I've not been a huge fan of the styling on the C63BS, but your first two pics made that car look so good!! Nice photos.

        I also agree on the E63 coupe idea--I think they should have done an E63BS instead of the C63BS.
        Looks like an awesome time, congrats!

        BTW is MB/AMG putting red calipers on every AMG model?? They must have bought in bulk!
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        mercedes cars are getting better, BMW is sucking harder
      1. Sincity's Avatar
        Sincity -
        Nice job on the pics. I just love the classics.
      1. Jake@Eurocharged.com's Avatar
        Jake@Eurocharged.com -
        good pics!They do have red calipers on everything....brembo must have had a sale lol.
      1. Even Money's Avatar
        Even Money -
        I just heard a rumor that the C63 BS is not coming to the U.S.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        I just heard a rumor that the C63 BS is not coming to the U.S.
        Why would they show it at the LA Auto Show. I have heard it is coming, just without the nice Recaro buckets. We get regular seats with airbags to pass DOT.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        I just heard a rumor that the C63 BS is not coming to the U.S.
        It's coming, it was just at the show and confirmed.
      1. Even Money's Avatar
        Even Money -
        Well...maybe only certain dealers are getting the full story. I was trying to get one, and my guy told me that he was told it wasn't coming...strange...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Even Money Click here to enlarge
        Well...maybe only certain dealers are getting the full story. I was trying to get one, and my guy told me that he was told it wasn't coming...strange...
        Pretty strange, guy likely had no idea what he was talking about as other dealers are accepting orders.