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At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Carlsson will unveil a very cool tuning kit based on the Mercedes CLS3 AMG. Named "CK63 RSR," this tuning kit takes the standard 518 horsepower V8 engine and tricks it to deliver an impressive 700 horsepower. Along with the extra power, the car also receives some pretty impressive exterior and interior upgrades that transform it into an even more amazing four-door coupe .

To deliver the extra power, the CK63 RSR received a more efficient intercooler system, additional water and oil coolers, plus an additional, thermostatically controlled oil cooler for the transmission. There is also a new high performance stainless-steel sports exhaust with 200-cell metal catalytic converters. The result is a tarmac-shredding output of 700 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. With the extra power, the CK63 RSR will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, will pass the 124 mph barrier in 11.6 seconds and won’t stop until it will hits a top speed of 211 mph.

The aerodynamic package includes a new carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, black stainless-steel mesh inserts in the intake grilles, brake-cooling intakes and rear carbon valance insert. Carlsson also installed an electronically retractable rear spoiler, which extends into the airflow automatically at 62 mph to help improve downforce. For the interior, Carlsson combines the finest leather with Alcantara, carbon-fiber and natural wood.

Also, in order to handle the extra power, the CK63 RSR also receives height-adjustable coil-overs with 10-position bounce and rebound adjustment, and set of wheels sized 19 or 20 inches, depending on customer’s choice.

If we think of aGerman automobile that needs no updates, then the AMG version of the current generation C-Class is certainly one that would come to mind. Still, it looks like not everyone agrees with us, and the German tuner mcchip-dkr has developed a pretty interesting tuner for the sports sedan.

A monster was born under the hood, as the tuner managed to increase the standard 487 horsepower output up to an amazing 660 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. In order to make the engine sound even better, the tuner also installed a high-end exhaust system that includes sport catalysts and remote-operated valve control.

The car also received a new a KW-Clubsport suspension system, plus a set of wheels, sized 9-by-20 inches at the front and 10.5-by-20 inches at the rear.

Most of these updates make sense, but we cannot really understand the white exterior paint combined with a crazy foliation developed by CoverEFX. Eh, guess they can’t all be perfect…

The price for the kit is €25,999 (about $35k at the current exchange rates), but you can also get the full car for €84,999.00 ($114,000).

The Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster is one of the few supercars that can stand alone sans any aesthetic or aerodynamic modifications.

But if you told us that Mercedes tuner extraordinaire, MEC Design, was preparing said program, we wouldn’t have any problems with it.

Comprising of an aero package that includes a bevy of new aftermarket components, MEC Design’s new program for the SLS AMG Roadster is a certified barnburner. The replacement front bumper can be had with either a one or two-piece spoiler. More aggressive side skirts are also part of the package as well as a new trunk-lid spoiler, an optional set of LED daytime running lights, a new rear bumper that can be customized to fit either an Extreme, Formula, or GT3 diffuser section, and a set of 20-inch and 21-inch mecextreme3 alloy wheels that have been fitted and wrapped in 275/30ZR20 and 295/25ZR21.

Oh, and speaking of the spoilers and the diffuser, you can tell MEC Design to use clear-coated carbon fiber to further shoot up the exclusivity and look of the sexy SLS AMG Roadster.

Inside, the modifications are right in line with what you’ve come to expect from MEC Design. The usual digs of leather, Alcantara, and carbon fiber dominate the interior remodeling, particularly on the steering wheel, the console, sill plates and the seats.

When it comes to Mercedes AMG models, most of us won’t find anything we would like to change, but there are guys out there who think even the most aggressive-looking models can still be customized.

Like the folks over Misha Designs, who have developed an aesthetic kit for the CLS 63 AMG . Los Angeles-based tuner, Misha Design has teamed up with Couture Customs of Scottsdale, Arizona, and they have developed a body kit any American can enjoy.

The body kit includes upgraded front and rear bumpers, fenders, hood, side skirts, and trunk. On top of all of that, Misha also developed roof spoilers to give it a real sporty look. The guys over Couture Customs will be responsible for the custom installation and painting.

Along with the exterior upgrades, the kit also includes stylish upgrades to the interior with custom stitching and accents, and a set of 20-inch wheels painted white to match the exterior body color.

We’re usually not one to fall in love with body kits, but this one definitely gets our seal of approval.

For those of you who want to give their Mercedes C63 AMG a Black Series look we have found the perfect solution. The folks over Expression Motorsport have created a very cool wide-body kit that does exactly this. The kit has been specially designed to enhance both racing aesthetics and performance on the track.

The kit starts with larger openings in the front bumper and hood vents that help deliver better engine cooling and continues with elements that offer the car a more aggressive look. These elements include a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights and directional fog lights, 10-piece fender flares with SL65 AMG Black Series -look air intakes.

The tuner also installed wider wheels and lower suspension, plus a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a new exhaust system with double twin pipes.

If you are interested in this kit, it will run you a total of €7,010 for the kit (about $9,400 at the current exchange rates).

The CLA-Class is, in all likelihood, still wet behind the ears, having only been around for a little over a month. But that hasn’t stopped the German automaker from rolling out a limited-edition version of the compact four-door coupe for its home-countryclientele.

It’s called the CLA Edition 1 and it’ll only be available for the first 12 months of the CLA-CLass’ lifespan. What it means is you have pretty much the entire year to buy one. Otherwise, well, you’re going to be out of luck.

It’s limited nature allows it to be completely distinct from the rest of its kind and that was made evident by a number of aesthetic enhancements, including a choice of five different colors - Cosmos Black, Mountain Grey, Cirrus White, Night Black and Designo Polar Silver Magno - to go with an AMG "Sport" package that features new bumpers with larger air intakes, enhanced skirts, and a set of black multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Inside, Mercedes dressed up the CLA Edition 1 with what it calls NEON ART, a fancy way of saying the interior features leather and microfiber upholstery with yellow stitching. Add a new Nappa leather-wrapped flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, and a new aluminum finish trim and there you have it, folks: Edition 1!

For the chance to own one, you probably need to be in Germany because the model will be exclusively sold there at a price of €35,402 ($47,400) for the base CLA 180 all the way up to €44,625 ($60,000) for the CLA 250 Sport.

Head past the jump to find out the specs and pricing of each trim of the CLA Edition 1

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

It’s been a while since we last brought you any spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes S-Class , but today our spy photographers caught it one more time during cold-weather testing. As you can see, this prototype has dropped most of its camouflage, letting us see more from the new luxury sedan.

Expect the new S-Class to feature design elements we have already seen in the new E-Class , including the new one-piece headlamps with LED daytime running lights. There will also be design elements from the 2010 Mercedes F800 Style Concept , making the new S-Class sharper and a little bit more aggressive.

Under the hood, the new S-Class will get modified versions of the current engine lineup: a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 engine producing 429 horsepower, a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-12 delivering 510 horsepower, and an AMG twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 getting between 536 and 550 horsepower.

Expect the new-generation Mercedes S-Class to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

With Ferrari finished with its F1 car unveiling, Mercedes decided to hop on the bandwagon and unveil the details of its 2013 Formula One car - the F1 W04. The car made its official debut at the Jerez circuit in southern Spain and will be driven this year by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

The new F1 W04 race car has been inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racecar and it is "a sophisticated evolution of last year’s car." With the SLS AMG GT3 racecar developing a total of 631 horsepower and sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, this is definitely the perfect inspiration for an F1 car. The car made its first test today when it managed a lap time of 10:21 with Nico Rosberg behind the wheel.

When compared to the previous year car, the new F1 W04 received a new five-element front-wing design, a second-generation Coanda exhaust at the rear and a stepped nose design with a small vanity panel. Up front, it keeps the usual pushrod suspension and the rear gets a pullrod suspension.

Leave it to Audi to take advantage of an opportunity to get some digs on a rival automaker.

With the unexpected Super Bowl power outage taking well over 30 minutes to get resolved, the German automaker decided to throw a grenade Mercedes’ way. In case you didn’t know, the Superdome is officially titled as the Mercedes SuperBowl by way of Merc’s sponsorship of the dome.

So with the lights out, Audi went to Twitter to send a hilarious tweet Mercedes’ way. Here’s what it said:

"Sending some LEDs to the @MBUSA Superdome right now..."

Shots fired! Shots fired!

To be fair, the lights did come back on, but it was still another ingenious dig by an automaker that’s fast becoming one of the must-follow Twitter accounts in the industry. Remember their previous shots at Acura and its NSX Concept for "spiking" the design of the 1991 Quattro Spyder ?

This Mercedes zing, though, is a lot funnier than that one.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

We have heard all kind of rumors about the upcoming Mercedes SLC . Initially, it was rumored that the model would be offered as a baby-SLS, but rumors are now pointing toward the SLC being the successor to the larger SLS .

Rumors from Car say that The SLC will be built on an updated version of the SLS’s aluminum space-frame architecture and will be offered with a choice of a V-6 or V-8 engine. Car also claims that base versions will get a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with an output of about 333 horsepower, while top versions will get a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine with an output of about 485 horsepower. Also claimed it that there will be an SLC S version that will target the 911 Turbo S. It will get a high-output version of the V-8 engine, which will deliver an impressive 585 horsepower.

According to the report, the new Mercedes SLS will be unveiled in 2015 and will be priced from about £70,000 (around $110,000 at the current exchange rates).

With rumors like these, we have to take them with a grain of salt, but it is nice to see some word on this much-anticipated model. We’ll see just how true these really are.

Source: CAR

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