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      Published on 07-24-2012 02:34 AM
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      The German Grand Prix did not go as planned for Mercedes-Petronas. Schumacher qualified well in 3rd place putting himself in position to do well. Unfortunately, he would ultimately finish in 7th place picking up just 6 points. Rosberg did not fare better finishing the race in 10th place picking up just a single point. These results simply will not due and do not help the Mercedes team much if they want to move out of their 5th place position. ...
      Published on 07-23-2012 02:49 AM
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      This is the second class action suit to be brought against Mercedes/Daimler reported by BenzBoost. The previous reported suit to yet be resolved (parties waiting on the judge as Daimler requested dismissal) is awaiting a ruling before proceeding further. The suit posted below in its entirety details alleged defects to the W211 E-Class fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and evaporation which can cause liquid fuel leaking outside gas as well as vapors entering the inside of the vehicle. ...
      Published on 07-19-2012 04:10 AM
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      The name AMS should be familiar to many of you due to their work on the Nissan GTR and their well known "Alpha" packages for that vehicle. AMS is tackling the new M157 twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 platform for the Mercedes 63 AMG vehicles and below we have two dynojet dyno graphs of their custom tune which they refer to as Archetype. The first graph is the E63 AMG which shows a huge torque increase of over 225 pound-feet at the wheels. ...
      Published on 07-19-2012 02:53 AM
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      Autobild is a German magazine that is well respected in Europe. We have to scratch our heads at their conclusion here though picking the M6 in first place and putting the Jaguar XKR-S in a tie for second with the new SL63 AMG. The SL beats the M6 by over a second on the roadcourse and demolishes the XKR-S by more than two seconds. The Mercedes is also the quickest accelerating car of the three. All the performance numbers are in the favor of the SL including braking. ...
      Published on 07-17-2012 12:04 PM
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      The next generation W222 S-class is right around the corner. Here is a video of the vehicle testing in Spain. The car will have as expected the new twin turbo V8 powerplants with an M157 5.5 liter V8 in the S63 and the M278 4.6 liter V8 in the S550. Chances are we will see a V12 variant as well considering the twin turbo V12 was updated for the new S-Class. Until the official reveal, check out the BenzBoost renderings of what the finished product will likely look like here. ...
      Published on 07-16-2012 11:05 PM
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      The C63 Black Series is an absolutely amazing performance vehicle. The thing is, that performance does not come cheap and therefore the vast majority of enthusiasts simply will not be able to experience it. Fans of the Black Series can still give the car a try however thanks to the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series Coupe driving experience. 250 pounds sterling or about $400 buys one an hour on the track with the C63 Black Series. ...
      Published on 07-15-2012 07:20 PM
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      Everyone knows of the G-Class. Difficult not to when the vehicle seems to have been in production for what feels like eternity. It is likely that production of the G-Wagon will be ending in the very near future so Mercedes put up a small tribute video that goes over the history of the model from its origins to present day. The video is well worth watching for anyone curious about the G-Class origins as well as its evolution. Who knows, maybe Mercedes will continue to let it evolve. ...
      Published on 07-13-2012 04:54 AM
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      The current W204 C-Class is winding down. Having started production in 2007 the time has simply come for the W204 to be replaced especially with the new F30 BMW 3-Series on the market. We expect the US offering for the next gen to have a turbocharged direct injection four cylinder in the C250 and the C300 and C350 to share direct injected naturally aspirated six cylinder motors. The next gen C63 AMG is the wildcard as if the model shares the other 63 AMG motors as before and receives the M157 twin turbo V8, game over. ...
      Published on 07-13-2012 02:46 AM
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      We have seen a lot of rumors about the SLS Black Series but the details are slowly but surely starting to emergy. First and foremost, there has been debate on the motor. It seems the M159 will be retained but with more aggressive cams, a higher compression ratio, and revised intake manifold. Expect over 600 naturally aspirated horses. It should also be capable of over 200 miles per hour stock. Additionally, carbon ceramic brakes are likely to be standard. ...
      Published on 07-11-2012 07:53 PM
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      Here is a comparison all German car enthusiasts should watch. Before AMG was ever a part of Mercedes, before M got diluted, before the era of heavy sedans with turbo V8's, AMG and M squared off where it mattered, on the race track. And they did so by producing street cars that very close to their racing counterparts simply so that they could meet homologation requirements for racing. These two models highlight the best of M and AMG in that very respect. Keep in mind, the AMG team fielded a 190E but was not responsible for building the car in the same manner M was. ...
      Published on 07-10-2012 02:01 AM
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      This is no real surprise coming hot on the heels of the official reveal of the CLS Shooting Brake. The AMG version sports the familiar M157 twin turbo 5.5 liter powerplant putting out 525 horsepower and up to 557 with the optional performance package. Just like the standard CLS Shooting Brake / Wagon, this vehicle will not be coming to the United States. Unfortunate as this would be the king of performance wagons having great style matching excellent performance. For now, US fans have to admire from afar. ...
      Published on 07-08-2012 09:01 PM
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      RedBull Racing's Mark Webber took the checker flag after an exciting weekend filled with rain that turned dry on race day. In front of 120,000 fans that braved the rain, Webber managed to take first spot from Ferrari's Alonso with four laps to go. Alonso managed to dominate the race, putting 12 sec between him and Webber at one point, but that lead disappeared with Alonso's fading tires. Webber's teammate Vettel managed to claim 3rd after jumping drivers through well placed pitstops. ...
      Published on 07-07-2012 01:13 AM
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      Kind of an odd piece of news considering Mercedes recently took the new A45 AMG off the table for the United States. Instead of getting the high performance hot hatch we are were all craving Mercedes is going to give us a Tesla powered all electric B-Class. This will be a front wheel drive only car as well. For those wondering why the motor and batteries will be supplied by Tesla, Daimler owns a 4.7% stake in the company. On the bright side this will open the door for more cars coming to the United States from this A, B, and CLA platform which these models all share. ...
      Published on 07-03-2012 07:22 PM
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      Well we are pretty disappointed with this piece of news. This model was shaping up to be a great entry level tuner platform in the Mecedes lineup. A 340+ horsepower all wheel drive hatchback with a dual clutch transmission that is also priced competitively. Mercedes simply said the following, "There are no plans to offer the A45 in the U.S." The Audi A3 will remain unchallenged by Mercedes or BMW in the United States for now. Bummer. ...
      Published on 07-02-2012 08:23 PM
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      We thought the idea was a little odd but the final product does not look bad at all. Introducing the "Shooting Brake" CLS which we will refer to as a wagon because that is exactly what it is. This model will likely be popular in Europe which has a fascination with wagons similar to the United States fascination with SUV's. Those two different outlooks also likely means this car will not be coming to the United States. Expect an AMG version of this car to come as well making for one of the baddest all around wagons on the planet. ...

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