Mercedes C-Class

Mercedes C-Class

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Mercedes C-Class Convertible

A few days ago, our spy photographers caught testing the sedan version of the next generation Mercedes C-Class and now it looks like its time for the convertible version to flex its muscles outside. While the sedan version was wearing almost no camouflage, the convertible version was heavily disguised and it wears a fake roof.

The production version is expected to wear a conventional canvas sotftop, and not a retractable one as its main competitor, the BMW 4 Series Convertible . Everything else will borrowed from the sedan version, ranging from the exterior design language and up to the engine lineup that will include both diesel and gasoline engines.

The C-Class Convertible is expected to hit the market in 2015 as a 2016 model. It will join the C-Class lineup that will include a sedan and a station wagon model and will be followed by a coupe version.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes C-Class Convertible.

When you have a car that’s already considered the most powerful sedan in the world, it seems that some people would think that any additional performance upgrade is just overkill.

But don’t tell that to GAD-Motors because it has a habit of doing just that. And no, we don’t belong in that group who believes that more power equates to less appeal. In fact, we skew more toward the opposite train of thought.

The Mercedes C63 AMG -based Brabus Bullit already packs a whopping 720 horsepower under its hood. That’s a lot, by any stretch of the imagination.

But in all its awesomeness, GAD-Motors wants more out of the Bullit and like the enterprising aftermarket company that it is, the tuner went and did just that, fitting the Bullit with an assortment of performance modifications, including upgrades to the turbochargers and intercoolers to go with a new custom air box and new injectors. The result, believe it or not, is a C-Class that packs a whopping 894 horsepower and 1,047 pound-feet of torque.

Considering that the Bullit was capable of hitting 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 225 mph, the GAD-Motors-tuned Bullit is even faster with a 0-to-186 mph time of just 23.5 seconds, compared to 23.8 seconds for the "standard" Bullit.

Now that’s how you add power on top of power.

Click past the jump to read about the Brabus Bullit

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We have caught the next-generation C-Class many of times, but today our friend Toldi managed to catch it on video.

The prototype caught testing is still camouflaged, but it is no surprise that the new C-Class will combine design elements seen on the F800 Concept Car displayed in Geneva three years ago with elements revealed by the recently launched S-Class and E-Class models.

The interior will also be revised with higher-quality materials and new features. Under the hood, we will definitely see gasoline and diesel engines, but rumors are also circulating that the new C-Class will come with a hybrid powertrain too.

Expect to see the new generation C-Class sedan to be unveiled in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show . A station wagon version will arrive six months later, and we expect coupe and convertible versions to arrive at the end of 2014.

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Mercedes has just announced the addition of an even more powerful version to its C-Class lineup. Called C63 AMG "Edition 507" – the “507” is a clear indication of the engine’s output - the new model will use much of the same technology as the SLS AMG supercar. The new elements - including forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft - will transform the new "Edition 507" into a more powerful, yet lighter sports model.

The new C63 AMG "Edition 507" will also be distinguished by design elements seen on models like the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series . These extra styling elements combined with the anticipated power hike definitely get our attention.

So, if you happen to be one of those crazy people that think the 451-horsepower C63 AMG is just a little too timid for you, the "Edition 507" just might be the car for you. Or maybe you would prefer a fighter jet; better yet, a rocket ship… Yeah, that may satisfy your itch for speed!

UPDATE 07/04/2013: Mercedes has released pricing details for the new C63 AMG "507 Edition" for the U.S. and German markets. More details after the jump.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Mercedes C63 AMG "Edition 507".

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Mercedes C-Class

Last time we caught the next-generation Mercedes C-Class out for a testing session, it was just starting to lose some of its camouflage. Now, it looks like the strip down continues, as the prototype our spies caught today has less camouflage than ever.

The car was caught while undergoing hot-weather testing and in this stage it was simply too hot to slather the C-Class in heavy camo. Luckily for us, our spy photographers happened to be in the area and they snapped some detailed pictures.

It’s pretty clear that the new C-Class will feature the same design language as the recently launched E-Class and S-Class models. Under the hood, we expect to see gasoline and diesel engine options, plus a hybrid version - a first for the C-Class.

The new-generation Mercedes C-Class will make its world debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Click past the jump to read more about the new Mercedes C-Class.

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Mercedes C-Class

It’s been a while since our spy photographers last caught the next-generation C-Class out testing, but it looks like it was well worth the wait. Today, the car was taken out and our spy photographers managed to catch some shots of a totally uncloaked C-Class.

As previously reported, the new C-Class will feature a new design language, with elements inspired by theF800 Concept Car displayed in Geneva three years ago. Of course, do not expect to see some revolutionary design; rather, expect an evolution similar to what we’ve seen in the recently launched S-Class and E-Class.

Under the hood, Mercedes will offer both gasoline and diesel engines, plus a hybrid version will be available for the first time.

Expect the new generation C-Class to make its world debut in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show . A station wagon variant will arrive 6 months later, while a coupe and a convertible version are scheduled for the end of 2014.

Mercedes C-Class Coupe Sport

For all of you that have a Mercedes CGI turbocharged engine in your late-model Mercedes – engine codes M270, M271EVO and M274 – Carlsson has announced that it now offers CB kits to help bump power by up to 28 percent.

The base CB kit is an adapter plug that goes between the vehicle wiring harnesses and the factory ECU. This little nugget of joy communicates with the various electronic systems within your Benz, assessing the driving situation and conditions, and making adjustments to optimize power.

There’s no need to worry about reliability when you install this kit, as it includes safety checks that help prevent damage that some other tuning kits may cause. First, the CB kit waits for the engine oil temperature to reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) before the performance boosts activate. Secondly, the CB kit closely monitors the limits of the CGI engine (oil temperature, coolant temperature, etc.) and drops the ECU to its normal performance if these limits are reached.

This kit’s improvements range from a 24-horsepower gain in the A 180 and B 180 to a 42-horsepower gain in the A 250 and B 250 .

For those that want some extra power from the M271EVO engine lineup, the CBS kit is available too, which adds a larger and freer-flowing intercooler to the base CB kit. The power increases from the CBS kit range from 35 horsepower in the C 250, E 250 and SLK 250 to 45 horsepower in the C 180 .

When you purchase this kit, Carlsson further shows its dedication to keeping your Benz running by taking over the manufacturer’s drivetrain warranty for two years or 100,000 km (62,137 miles).

Click past the jump to see the full specification sheet

When it comes to Canadian auto tuners, nobody holds as much esteem as SR Auto Group. But to consider them as the only noticeable aftermarket company north of the border is stretching it a little.

One in particular, Inspired Autosport, can also lay claim to being a popular tuning firm and to prove that, it recently collaborated with SR Auto Group to customize the new Mercdes C63 AMG .

Billed as "Project Eintsaz,” Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group went to great lengths to give the German super coupe cosmetic, handling, and performance upgrades.

In the end, the project was aimed to add more ferocity to the already ferocious C63 AMG , one that’s ultimately capable of giving other sports and race cars a run for their money, whether that’s on the street or on a race track.

Click past the jump to read what Inspired Autosport and SR Auto Group did to the Mercedes C63 AMG

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We don’t want to be mean, but the Mercedes models are missing something very important: their individualism. Basically, if you are not a real car addict it can be pretty difficult to differentiate the classes. Los Angeles-based tuner Misha Designs has found a solution to significantly improve the look of the C-Class to help set it apart.

Its body kit is inspired by the look of the most powerful and aggressive C-Class ever: theC63 AMG Black Series . The best part is that it can be applied to any model from 2008 to 2013.

The kit includes a new front bumper with three larger air intakes, a sportier hood, new front fenders, side skirts and rear fender flares. The rear was also updated with a new bumper, a trunk spoiler and a roof spoiler.

As a final element, Misha Designs also offers a set of 19-inch wheels in a 14-spoke design and painted in gloss black.

Click past the jump to read more about the new Mercedes C-Class by Misha Designs.

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The 2013 C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is no doubt our favorite of the entire C-Class lineup. We find it just perfect from the factory and we most updates just ruin its factory beauty. However, the folks over ADV.1 Wheels have found a solution to improve its look even further, proving us wrong.

The tuner installed a set of wheels painted in no ordinary silver or gunmetal. Instead, it opted for a brushed-aluminum finish that uses a special red transparent tint that completely makes the car scream: "look at me!" The new wheels are sized 20-by-10 inches up front and 20-by-11 inches on the rear and come in a monoblock design.

And, since no package can be completed until some body updates are also offered, ADV.1 teamed with Mode Carbon and fiveninedesign. This partnership added to the car a new boot-lid spoiler and new side mirrors.

This caps off this minimalist upgrade that offers up just enough custom work to make the C63 AMG Black series look even better.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series.


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