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Mercedes Benz CLS – Shooting Brake Shows its Rear

Here are the latest spyshots of the 2014 CLS Shooting brake sporting less camouflge and now showing more curves.

Powering the brown car we suspect is the 250 CDI Blueefficiency with around 204hp at 4400 RPM, compared to the red car the engine will be a spiritedly powered V6 with 306hp and both cars will sprint to 62mph in under 8 seconds.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels via the 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic transmission with steering column gear selector (Direct Select), and Speedtronic cruise control with gearshift paddles

The original Mercedes-Benz Shooting Brake Concept debuted back in 2010 at the Bejing Auto Show. The model we see in our photos look very similar to the original concept, so its clear Mercedes’ designers have been hard at work.

The Car will be shown at the 2012 Paris Motorshow.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake (2012)

C 63 AMG Coupe Mercedes – Drifting At Laguna Seca

C63 AMG Black Series
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Mercedes has thanked the 2 million viewers with an exclusive view of the C 63 AMG Coupé drifting on the Laguna Seca circuit.

Driven by AMG Driving Academies Lead instructor Reinhold Renger the 6.2 liter V8 gets tail happy around the Corkscrew and with the full unedited clip you can see this was handled perfectly…..

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Mercedes SLS Black Series – Winter Spyshots

Here are the latest photos showing the Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series during cold weather testing in the artic circle.

The car is a direct replacement for the SL65 AMG Black Series from 2008 and we expect it to be as insanely dangerous in this form.

It will be badged as the SLS AMG Black Series and is expected to output around 690 ponies, This is where information is vague as engineering the current 6.2-liter V-8 up is one possibility but unlikely, The other is introducing the new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8. From the large air intakes on the front of this prototype it could be feeding the Twin intercoolers required for the forced induction.

Also the detailing is showing a wider track along with the usual Black Series aggressive arches along with clever use of composites to reduce weight, we also expect numerous chassis and brake modifications to mate to the increase in power and torque.

This car is still in Prototype mule form from the current SLS and is likely to have another 2-3 months to go before the production prototype will be spotted probably at the Nurburgring in early may.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series

2014 Mercedes Benz C Class Spyshots

The 2014 Mercedes C-Class (internally called BR205) has been spotted during its first winter testing and we can show you the clearest photos yet.

As we can see, the prototype is wearing heavy camouflage which makes it really hard to see any lines of the new design but at least the roof line is clearly visible. If we try to look beyond the camouflage at the front we expect there will be some influences taken from the F800 Concept Car shown in Geneva 2 years ago with a more marked front grille. Since the C-Class is the most important car for Mercedes they will not experiment too much with the design, but it still needs to look dynamic and sporty to give both the Audi A4 and the 3-Series from BMW a match.

The new C-Class will not only be offered with various petrol and diesel engines but there will also be a hybrid variant for the first time.

First out in 2014 is the sedan, followed by the wagon six months later. About one year after that we will see a coupe and convertible version as well.

And this time the C-Class will be produced in the US as well, the Alabama plant will build the C-Class alongside the GL and M-Class.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake – Winter Spyshots

Here are the latest spyshots of the upcoming CLS Shootingbrake which will be inveiled at this years Geneva Motorshow.

Powering the Mercedes CLS will be a combination of both Diesel and Petrol engines same as the official CLS, the BlueEfficiency models will have impressive MPG and emissions.

The rangetopping AMG variant will be housing a 5.5 litre V8 Biturbo with around 525 Horsepower and mated to a variant of the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed, and is touted to be around 28 miles per gallon.

2012 Mercedes A Class out in the Cold (Spy Video)

Here are the latest pictures of the upcoming 2012 Mercedes A Class sporting less camouflage than the previous spyshots.

The two cars are undergoing rigourous winter testing in northern Sweden which is reaching the end of its test cycle as its spent a lot of time on the Nurburgring in Germany and was first spotted in 2009.

The car is allready in production prototype from and hints at the final shape which is close to the A Class concept shown in Shanghai in april last year albeit more doors.

Powering the unit is a multitude of petrols ranging from 109 hp to the flagship petrol sporting a 210 hp turbocharged four cylinder along with a similar output diesel range.

Also a AMG variant is in development and expected in middle of 2013 with the above model arriving at the Geneva Autoshow in march.

Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake Spyshots (Updated SpyVideo)

Here are the latest CLS spy shots in white, with the front uncamouflaged and it seems unchanged from the CLS Saloon.

We expect the back to be close to the concept with some exclusive led encrusted cluster and the chrome detailing around the rear’s sharp curves.

The only thing we expect to be toned down from the concept is the interior and the instrument clusters.

We expect the Mercedes new twin-turbocharged 4.6l Litre V8 to be the engine at launch, and we expect an AMG variant late in 2012.

Spy photos Mercedes G55 AMG and G65 AMG

Here we have the latest spy photos of the Mercedes G AMG Family testing in northern Sweden from the sound of the exhaust one is the G55 AMG and the other is a G65 AMG.

The G55 AMG is currently the most uneconomical Mercedes in the fleet with an oil baron busting 9mpg with its turbo charged 5.4 litre V8, we expect the replacement to be powered by the same unit.

We expect the G65 AMG to run a limited number of around 300 units and will sport a 6.0 litre V12 rumoured to be detuned for around 630hp with a whopping 1000Nm of torque and probably fuel economy to match.

After closer inspection we see that the G55 will have a single integrated intercooler in the bumper to aid lower intake temperatures.

And the G65 will have 2 side mounted integrated intercoolers to aid the additional heat from the bigger power unit.

Detailing changes will include face lifted bumpers with daytime running lights and larger brake callipers.

Interior will be the largest change with a new instrument cluster and the latest sat navigation system.

We expect to see the debut of the G55 – G65 at the 2012 Detroit Motorshow and perhaps might slip to Geneva in March.