Mercedes-Benz SL65 ‘means business’

AMG Performance Event - Mercedes Benz of Orlando

review of the Mercedes-Benz SL Black Series in the Daily Telegraph by Andrew English states that the vehicle offers motorists some "magnificent" engineering.

The vehicle includes a 670bhp, twin-turbocharged V12 engine, capable of hitting a top speed of 199mph.

A racing style splitter at the front of the two-seater helps the vehicle's engine gain some air, while "gigantic vents" help extract the heat developed through the large steel brakes.

The rear seats have been removed, when compared with other AMG vehicles, to help lower weight, stated to be around 250kg.

Also, the hydraulic folding roof, present in the standard model, has been removed and replaced with a roll bar and a carbon-fibre panel.

More carbon fibre also exists in the underlining of the bonnet and boot lid, with Mr English stating that from one glimpse of the car, a motorist can tell that the vehicle "means business".

See the current road-going models in the AMG showroom


Current E-Class breaks 1.5 million units barrier

2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec photographed i...

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has proved itself to be one of the best selling models worldwide in the upper range car market, after selling 1.5 million units.

Mercedes-Benz has stated that 1.5 million units of the current E-Class have been delivered to customers worldwide since the vehicle's launch onto the market six years ago.

Some 230,000 customers have decided to opt for the Estate version of the E-Class, while the bulk have found more delight in the Saloon.

Dr Klaus Maier, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: "The current E-Class and its predecessor models have been the 'heart' of Mercedes-Benz for more than 60 years now.

"With its typical brand attributes that include safety, comfort, innovation, economy, and quality, the E-Class has delighted around 12 million customers worldwide across eight model generations."

Four in every ten E-Class buyers globally opt to purchase the vehicle with a diesel engine.

Emissions were significantly reduced in the E-Class in 2006 thanks to the introduction of BlueTEC diesel technology in the US, which was launched in 2007 across mainland Europe in the Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC.

Premium luxury can be discovered in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon


Vodafone McLaren Mercedes clean sweep awards

USGP 2007 - Lewis Hamilton - Victory Lap

McLaren Mercedes will be celebrating the results of a new survey which found they are world's favourite team and have the most loved driver.

A survey from ING/F1 Racing Formula One found that of the 70,000 fans polled, 29 per cent voted Vodafone McLaren Mercedes as their top team, enough to claim victory in the poll by one per cent.

In terms of drivers, world champion Lewis Hamilton reigned supreme, earning 27 per cent of all votes, more than ten per cent ahead of any of his fellow drivers.

Hamilton said: "I think the standard of drivers currently racing in formula one is higher than it's been for years so I'm humbled to have earned the fans' support.

"The icing on the cake is the popularity of the team. I know just how hard everyone at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes works – they've done an unbelievable job this year and every single member of the team deserves this honour."

Hamilton also recently came second in the race for BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second year in a row.


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