The 2010 Mercedes E-Class W212 Sedan has just got better looks thanks to a new styling kit by German tuners Autotechnik + Tuning (ATT) that promises to bring the “pleasant original deluxe-sportster” looks that would take your eyes away with its aerodynamic changes. Speaking of changes it brings new spoilers at the front and back, front grill (that we don’t buy in, with the empty circle), and side skirts, with exhaust pipes hidden under the rear spoiler, for €6,452. On top of that, for another €3,869 you’re getting new 9×20″ or 10.5×20″ alloy wheels (that we don’t buy in) and Hankook S1 EVO high performance tires. A bit too much, don’t you think …
Mercedes four wheeles that house the naturally aspirated 6.3L V8 unit will have a different variant under the hood, come 2010. The 6.3-liter AMG V8 will make way for a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine and the new engine models will start selling in the last quarter of 2010. The official unraveling of the engine will happen at next year’s Paris Motor Show following which the engine will hit the production facility. Mercedes wants to focus on better fuel economy whilst also reducing the emissions however performance is something the brand will not like to sacrifice as that could hurt the sales figures. The naturally aspirated V8 variant renders between 450 and 520hp with 440 lb-ft of torque. As far as the economy goes, the city numbers reflect 12mpg which are bettered on the highway by 7mpg.
German newspapers are reporting the Schumacher has apparently agreed to a deal worth only 3.5 million Euros to drive for Mercedes-Benz next year.
The amount doesn’t sound right to me, but hey, we’ll definitely know in the next few weeks how much he signed for. The good news for Formula one is that its most winningest driver of all time is back on the starting grid.
Lets just hope he can still cut it.
As is the case with the S Class and the GL, the C from Mercedes will also receive the LED driving lamps treatment.
According to some scans from an upcoming brochure, the changes will be minimal. Just a few changes to the fog lamps and I assume the LED’s will only be offered with vehicles with the Bi-Xenon option.
Our advice for those looking for an unique ride, who still have the “pocket” to buy a supercar should choose between the McLaren beast and the Mercedes SLS AMG. As far as the latter is concerned, the AMG gull-wing coupe will come with a 6.3-liter V8 engine capable of producing a whopping 563hp with 480lb-ft of torque. This stunning engine power will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which is ideal to harness the horses. The SLS AMG clocks 3.7 seconds to hit 60mph while the overall top speed is 197mph. The high resolution images of the AMG have gone public and the car will be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt event. [via MotorCrave]
The Australian car market will soon be embracing a limited edition Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG edition 63. The Edition 63 will have the same features such as those of the standard Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG giving it s similar look. There will be a few things different from the standard model including unique 19-inch DTM-style alloy wheels, three exclusive color choices Platinum Black, Mystic White, and Allanite Grey, and dark tinted privacy glass fitted to estate models. The interior will have a number of unique design features that include two rare upholstery colors- designo sand or designo classic red, extended black leather appointments with contrast stitching, illuminated door sills, AMG floor mats, and an AMG shifter.
The performance hasn’t been much toyed with and the only change is the addition of an AMG locking differential that helps with optimizing rear grip when accelerating out of turns. The engine choice includes the standard C63 AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces 451hp and 600Nm of torque. It can pelt from 0 to 100 in 4.5 seconds, the estate variant clocks the same distance in 4.6 seconds. Only 63 of these units will be produced each selling for $169,900 AUD.
The recently launched Mercedes E-Class Coupe just got an upgrade package from the wicked tuners from BRABUS. Running on a beefed up 6.1-liter V8 engine (from 5.5-liter) that outputs 462 hp (340 kW) and 615 Nm (453 lb-ft) of torque, the new Mercedes-Benz E500 features a billet crankshaft, larger pistons, and special four-valve cylinder heads with custom camshafts. With a stainless-steel quad exhaust systems and a stylish exterior that sweats power from every little joint, BRABUS sure managed to amaze us this time. So does the $40,000 price that they’re expected to cash in to making the new E-Class Coupe the most bad-ass kid behind the block. [via WCF]
Isn’t it nice to see that the new model of a car is being sold for less than the current version? I’m talking about the new 2010 E-Class range and the E350 sedan, in particular. Apparently the good folks from the States are going to get their hands on one for $49,475, which is $4,600 lower than the original $54,075. And they have the same offer on the E550, which will cost you $57,175 — which is $2,500 lower on the base price. That sure looks like a great one if you’re a Merc fan and have some cash sitting in the bank for a new one.