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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Crossover Spied!

Mercedes Benz GLA Crossover
Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on its GLA crossover model , previously known as the GLC. The crossover is to compete against the likes of the upcoming Porsche Macan and the BMW x1.

The GLA will be built on the German automaker’s front wheel drive Platform (MFA) that also underpins the new A and B Class models, and will be offered in both front-wheel four-wheel drive.

It is expected to arrive later on next year or early 2014 and currently looks to be on schedule, despite the heavy camouflage as seen in these spy shots it looks close to production quality.
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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG – Dropping Some Camo

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG -Spyshots
Here are the latest spyshots of the Mercedes CLA 45 AMG prowling around the streets of the Eifel in Germany, after it left AMG test center close to the Nurburgring.

The CLA 45 AMG will be powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine as the A45 AMG which has an impressive 175hp per liter giving the car a jawdropping 350hp.

And just like in the A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG will also get four-wheel-drive mated to the usual seven-speed twin-clutch transmission.

On the photos we can see that the prototype has a deep front spoiler to feed the induction system along with a wider track, the massive brakes, chunky side sills and a spoiler on the trunk which is hidden under the camouflage.
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Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series (On Fire!!)

AMG SLS Black-Series Fire
Here are the latest spyshot’s of the upcoming flagship version of the SLS dubbed the unmistakable AMG SLS Black-Series.

The Black Series has been spotted several times. But today we got it with the front totally without cammo and sporting a very large fixed wing.

And only the day after the new family of the AMG Black Series, caught fire on the Nordschleife while testing.

Initial reports this was simply an engine fire but after completing nearly a full lap, It looks like this could be from the rear brakes.

The driver escaped without any injuries,but the prototype has died a warriors death and gone up in flames.

The wide arches which are shrouding the tyres have more aggressive nature, and housing larger tyres than the standard SLS, rumored with a weight reduction of around 45 kg, and rumor has it that this will only be available as the gullwing.

The huge scoops on the front hint of the use of forced induction but this is unlikely the case, as the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter v-8 is hinted to have a few more tricks up its elongated sleeve and perhaps will be an engineered increased capacity of 6.4 along with improvements in weight and updated gearbox it is likely to exceed 600hp.
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Mercedes-Benz DTM at Zandvoort Pitlane Incident Video

Zandvoort Pitlane Accident

A rather interesting outcome at the DTM at Zandvoort, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race in fourth place and improved his position in the championship overall standings by going up into second place after fighting the race winner Edoardo Mortara (Audi).

Mercedes Benz Championship leader Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) came home in seventh place after a tough race.

He was in grid position eight for the start of the race and had reached fourth place when, at the start of lap 27, Martin Tomczyk (BMW) caused him to spin and drop back down to eleventh place. During the remaining 16 laps, championship leader Paffett again moved up the field four positions to finish seventh.

Paffett heads the DTM drivers’ championship, having secured 109 points, and has a 16-point lead on team-mate Green in second position with 93 points. THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG lead the team standings with 133 points. Mercedes AMG are second on 101 points. Mercedes-Benz on 256 points holds the top spot in the Manufacturers’ Championship.

Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race at Zandvoort in tenth position after a bizarre pitlane incident where the airline was caught by the rear wing on Ralf Schumacher’s car which sent an adjacent 4 Mercedes Pitline Crew to hospital thankfully all ok with one still in hospital for observation…..
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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)

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

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.

2012 Mercedes SL – Spyshots from Germany

Another year and another Mercedes SL wearing scantily dressed camouflage,getting ready for its catwalk at this years Frankfurt Motorshow in September.

And that means that it is losing more and more camouflage for each time we see it. And loosing camouflage means also revealing more and more details. As we can see the front end reminds a lot of the just released Mercedes SLK with its more upright positioned wideband grille and we also notice the glass roof known from the SLK, Magic Sky Control. That’s a variable-tint roof, at a touch of a button it can be made either transparent or darkened.

Under the hood the range of petrol engines starts with a 305 hp, 3.5 liter V6 followed by the SL 500 with its 435 hp strong V8. And of course there will be at least one AMG version with around 500-500 hp

Inside we will find a more user friendly cockpit with better ergonomics and more space for the driver and passenger.

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