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This Mercedes 300SL Has a Supercharged AMG Monster of a Heart

This Mercedes 300SL Has a Supercharged AMG Monster of a Heart

See what happens when you marry a Mercedes 300SL body to an SLK AMG chassis and engine

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the most iconic cars ever built by the German brand. It’s also one of the most beautiful too. Built in fewer than 3,500 units from 1957 to 1963, the 300SL is a rare items nowadays and well-maintained models can fetch in excess of $500,000. Definitely not a car for the average Joe. But while some rich folks would rather hunt an original 300SL down, other enthusiasts build restomod versions of them. John Sarkisyan from S-Klub is one of those people. Having built a coupe model in the past, he recently married the body of a 300SL to a modern Mercedes chassis and a supercharged V-8 engine. And the end result is quite impressive.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class By Kahn Automobiles

2020 Mercedes-Benz X-Class By Kahn Automobiles

A bright-red pickup truck with a few aesthetic mods is up for sale at Kahn Automobiles

Kahn Automobiles is back with another customized creation - this time it’s the Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The automaker’s pickup truck attempt wasn’t very successful, but mods like this make the truck look desirable.

The X-Class by Kahn Automobiles has been customized aesthetically and doesn’t receive any mechanical changes. The company claims that the ethos behind the truck is ‘catwalk chic’ (whatever that is), but the end result looks pretty neat.

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Did You Know You Needed A DTM-Inspired Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Neither DId We, Until Now

Did You Know You Needed A DTM-Inspired Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Neither DId We, Until Now

With its fat tires, side exhausts, and window nets ’Project Gelandewagen’ is as unlikely a racer as it gets

What do you get when you throw Mercedes’ Chief Design Officer, Gorden Wagener, and Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director, Virgil Abloh, in a room and task them with redesigning the legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Our first instinct would be something like the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Laundaulet complete with a lavish, Vuitton inspired cabin fit for a movie star, but that instinct is completely off the mark as the result of this unlikely collaboration is something called ’Project Gelandewagen,’ and it’s more German Touring Car Championship than Hollywood Boulevard.

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Racechip Can Tune the Mercedes-AMG A45 to Near-500 Horsepower On the Cheap

Racechip Can Tune the Mercedes-AMG A45 to Near-500 Horsepower On the Cheap

These guys can make it happen for you

The world of hot hatches is brimming with sharp-looking, go-fast pocket rockets but as of 2019, there’s one that rules them all. Enter the Mercedes-AMG A45.

Unveiled in the summer of 2019, the Mercedes-AMG A45 introduced the world’s most powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Under the hood of the top-spec S model, the M139 mill cranks out 310 kW (415 horsepower, 412 PS) and 500 Newton-meters of twist or around 369 pound-feet of torque. These guys, though, can consideraby improve on those numbers by just tweaking the car’s software.

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Renntech Can Push the Mercedes-AMG A45 Up to Nearly 600 Horsepower

Renntech Can Push the Mercedes-AMG A45 Up to Nearly 600 Horsepower

Renntech once again takes the Mercedes-AMG A45 from pocket-rocket to ballistic missile

Dealing with the car industry for so long, we learned the only valuable lesson one needs to know when it comes to tuning: some people will never be satisfied with a stock car’s oomph, be it a fully-fledged performance vehicle created by one of the world’s most revered divisions around the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine currently in series production… in the world.

German tuner Renntech, who’s been tweaking AMGs since 1989, had a stab at the new Mercedes-AMG A45 which, by everyone’s standards, was doing just fine in stock form. The result sees the lava-hot hatch churn out up to around 600 horsepower, but lighter tuning kits are also available if you don’t need that kind of ego boost.

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Mercedes-Benz Doesn't Want EQC Customers to Be Couch Potatoes

Mercedes-Benz Doesn’t Want EQC Customers to Be Couch Potatoes

There’s a slurry of lifestyle accessories available for the new EQC

Thanks to an 80-kWh battery pack that sends power down to a pair of asynchronous electric motors, the Mercedes-Benz EQC can travel for 445 to 471 kilometers ( 276 to 292 miles) on a single full charge. We’re telling you this because Mercedes-Benz’s latest bundle of lifestyle accessories for the EQC was coined with this particular feature in mind.

The Germans are sure that those who have decided to own an EQC won’t stick to the daily work-home-supermarket urban routine and will want to drive way from the city on weekends or holidays. So, in a way, the accessories Mercedes-Benz has just dropped are aimed at road-trippers first and foremost. Let’s check it out.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S By Posaidon

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S By Posaidon

Care for four-digit levels of horsepower in your Mercedes-AMG saloons?

There may be a new-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 S in town now, but just because that’s the case, that doesn’t mean the previous-generation model will just fade out into the sunset. Noted Mercedes tuner Posaidon seems to think that there’s still some untapped potential left in the “old” AMG E63 S, and like any tuner worth its salt, Posaidon set about unlocking it with a new program that delivers a staggering 1,090 horsepower, more than what today’s lineup of hypercars are capable of.

Wrap your heads around that number for a second. 1,090 horsepower for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Sure, the mid-sized performance saloon is capable of handling that much power, but not without a lot of help, or at least in this case, a bigger engine up front. That’s the scope of what Posaidon has done. Not to mention the work Posaidon put in, which speaks to the kind of upgrades it’s offering for the Merc-AMG. It’s admittedly not for everyone, but for those who prefer

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levels of power out of the E63 S beauties, the German tuner’s power offering is about as high as it’s going to get. And in case it’s a little too out of reach for a customer’s sensibilities, Posaidon does have other options on the menu, specifically upgrades that “only” bring out 850 and 920 horsepower, respectively. I suppose the output numbers, in this case, are relative, but then again, even an 850-horsepower AMG E63 S is going to be a whirlwind to drive.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Mercedes-AMG E63 S by Posaidon.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R By Alpha-N Performance

Mercedes-AMG GT R By Alpha-N Performance

One of the first tuning upgrades for Merc’s new sports car yields some power gains

The Mercedes-AMG GT R was only unveiled in June 2016 but it didn’t take long for the aftermarket community to jump on board the tuning bandwagon. That’s the case here with Alpha-N Performance, which has released a two-stage engine performance upgrade that spikes the output of the GT R’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine to as much as 655 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.

The kit also offer a lower engine upgrade that nets 635 horses and 568 pound-feet of twist but other than that, there’s not much to go with this program other than the fresh set of 20-inch Oz Racing Ultraleggera wheels. The lack of depth of Alpha-N’s program is understandable considering that the AMG GT R is barely three months old since it was launched in June 2016.

I expect Alpha-N Performance to build from the engine upgrades and have a proper tuning kit with exterior and interior upgrades available in the near future. For now, though, new owners of the AMG GT R can opt to get more power out of their prized sports cars. That’s not a bad idea entirely given that the results of the upgrade can bring the AMG GT R to hit speeds in excess of 200 mph.

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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S RSR By Piecha Design

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S RSR By Piecha Design

A new tuning kit arrives for Mercedes-AMG’s resident sports car

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the AMG GT and GT S models in 2014, it did so knowing that when both models hit the market, it’s going to catch the eye of the aftermarket industry. Two years into its existence, that’s exactly what has happened to the AMG GTs. The GT S, in particular, has turned into quite the aftermarket darling with Piecha Design becoming the latest tuner to present its program for the sports car. While the kit itself is still incomplete – a debut has been set for September 4, 2016 – the tuner’s engine upgrade is already promising an output of 612 horsepower and 619 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the modifications made to the AMG GT S’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine, Piecha Design is also preparing an aerodynamic body kit with plenty of carbon fiber bits. A new set of wheels is also included in the program, as are upgrades made to the car’s chassis and suspension. In other words, Piecha Design is working on a comprehensive tuning experience for the popular Mercedes sports car that should give all other tuning kits for the AMG GT S a run for their money.

The big question now is whether Piecha Design can deliver on its promise. From the looks of things, it’s well on its way down that road, but until the complete program is unveiled, it’s a little too early to pass any concrete judgments other than the parts of the kit that have already been mentioned on the tuner’s website.

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2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 RS485+ By Posaidon

2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 RS485+ By Posaidon

Merc’s resident "pocket Hercules" gets more muscles

The Mercedes-AMG A45 has only been around for a couple of years and yet, it’s already been the recipient of a facelift. That’s what happens when you belong in a segment as competitive as the premium hot hatchback market. As competitive as automakers like Mercedes, Audi, and BMW are, the same holds true for aftermarket tuners, especially those who specialize in any of these three German brands. Such is the case with Posaidon, which is following up the release of its RS850+ tuning kit for the Mercedes-AMG E 63 by introducing the RS450+ program for Mercedes’ resident performance hatch. The tuner claims that it can squeeze out 500 horsepower and 409 pound-feet of torque out of the AMG A45’s turbo four engine, making it one of the most powerful kits for the AMT hatch.

Posaidon may not be as much of a household name as Brabus when it comes to Mercedes tuning, but it does have a penchant for delivering the goods. It proved as much when it presented the RS850+ program last month and this particular program has the tools to be a worthy follow-up. There’s not much in the way of other upgrades for the AMG A45, but there is that impressive engine upgrade, which ought to be worth the price of the whole kit considering how much extra power it can provide to performance-hungry owners of the hot hatch.

The tuner does have other services to offer, most of which are available on a per request basis. That might not be an ideal setup for some owners, but for those looking to really customize their AMG A45s to fit their personalities, it’s a chance to really stamp some identity into those premium performance hatchbacks.

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2016 Mercedes SLS AMG By RK Tuning

2016 Mercedes SLS AMG By RK Tuning

Merc’s departed supercar is still getting some aftermarket attention

It has been two years since Mercedes stopped production for the SLS AMG. It doesn’t seem that long ago, but with the arrival of the AMG GTand its more powerful brothers, the AMG GT S and the AMG GT R, the SLS AMG has ascended into its rightful place as a modern-day classic. That status will live on for a long time and it’s a big reason why there are still tuners out there who are still building programs for the departed supercar. One of these tuners is RFK Tuning, which went out of its way to build a tuning kit that provided upgrades to various sections of the car, including the 6.3-liter V-8 engine that now puts out 605 horsepower and 498 pound-feet of torque.

The tuner put in a lot of work on this program, even going so far as to dress the SLS AMG up in a fancy body wrap. It also took out the supercar’s standard wheels and fitted a newer and admittedly fancier set. But the engine upgrade is the real treat here, not because of the modest power gains, but because RFK somehow managed to bring the car’s top speed north of 200 mph.

It’s not a mind-blowing program, but it is a nice one that should fit seamlessly into the SLS AMG’s flamboyant character. Even if it’s been two years since the Mercedes supercar was last seen in dealerships, it’s nice to know that there are still tuners like RFK Tuning that are willing to work on giving it the kind of aftermarket love it so richly deserves.

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