Special Editions: SL designo and SLC RedArt models

Mercedes has just released details on two special edition convertibles, the SL Designo and the SLC RedArt model.

The SL designo Edition package is available on both the SL450 and SL550. Clients can choose either Brilliant Blue Metallic or Cardinal Red Metallic paint, with 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels out back.

The interior is simply gorgeous and much more posh. It’s full of designo badging and has upgraded leather, dash trim, floor mats, and cool white seat belts. The car comes with new ambient lighting and a three-spoke steering wheel.

 

The SLC RedArt Edition focuses on making the SLC more sports like by adding racy accents. The package is available on SLC300 and the Mercedes-AMG SLC43. The paint color is Selenite Grey, but on the SLC43 comes with a matte finish. The grey is accented by red accents on the wheels, front splitter, air intakes, and rear bumper. Inside, the SLC RedArt Edition has a red and grey theme that includes unique seat upholstery and contrasting stitching on the dash and steering wheel.


Both the SL designo Edition and SLC RedArt Editions will be available in the Summer for the USA market.

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Will Be Revealed at the Geneva Auto Show

The 2018 E-Class Cabriolet will join the sedan, wagon, coupe, and AMG variants.

This will be the first E-Class cabriolet to actually ride atop the E-Class MRA platform, not having done so since the W124 era. The previous E-Class cabrio was based on a modified C-Class platform along with the now discontinued CLK-Class Cabrio. This is good news, as we know the W213 E-Class has a wonderful chassis and very nice driving dynamics.

We expect that this cabrio will share some similar styling cues with the S-Class Cabriolet, so we expect the styling to be nothing short of gorgeous.

We will have more details once they are revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

Let us know what you think!

Mercedes-Benz Is Testing Their Electric Urban Etruck Semi With 20 Companies

Mercedes is beta testing all-electric heavy-duty trucks before official release in 2020

Urban eTruck Beta Test

The Urban eTruck is the world’s first all-electric heavy-duty truck. To ensure that final product available to consumers will perform to standard, Mercedes is testing the Urban eTruck with 20 clients. Initially, the Urban eTruck will be manufactured in a small series to allow prospective clients to beta test the truck. Mercedes would like to reach full-scale production by 2020. The testing customers are customers are operators in the disposal, foodstuffs and logistics sector. They will test the trucks for 12 months, while the Mercedes-Benz road testing department will monitor and provide support for the clients. Mercedes-Benz claims the truck will have a range of up to 120 miles, a payload of 12.8 tons and a permitted 18-ton or 25-ton gross vehicle weight. The truck can be ordered with either a dry box or a refrigerated box, based on usage and needs.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ Stefan Buchner says: “2017 will now be our year of implementation: step by step we are developing the vehicles and systems to achieve market maturity.”

Tell us what you think of the Urban eTruck. Is it a good idea? Why? Please let us know.

The G650 Will Get a Maybach Model Before New Model Is Released

Called the G650 Landaulet, this special edition model will mark the end to the current generation G-Wagen series.

The current model is slated to get a final edition Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. This model should be limited to just 99 units worldwide. The name, G650, points to other Mercedes-Maybach models, and the car in the image above seems to have all of the right badges in the correct locations. Landaulet means that the truck will have a partial convertible. The G650 will likely be powered by a V12 Bi-Turbo engine developing 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.

The truck contains bits from the G550 4×42 like the portal axels, along with carbon fiber fender flares.

Take a look at the pictures and let us know what you think!

The 2018 E63 S AMG Will Do 0-60 MPH in 3.4 Seconds!

The 2018 E63 S AMG will come stateside and a feature a twin-turbo V8 with 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque!

The wagon uses a 9-speed MCT (multi-clutch technology) automatic transmission that’s mated to a 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. This combination, along with the powerful engine, enable the wagon to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in just 3.4 seconds.

The drive-train features an electronic limited slip differential, a Drift mode, Race mode, and manual shifting of the 9-speed MCT transmission. The all-wheel-drive system is also capable of sending 100 percent of the power to the rear wheels, for ultimate track or drift driving.

The brakes measure 15.4-inch in the front with six-piston calipers, matched to 14.2-inch rotors with single piston calipers. Optional carbon ceramic brakes are an option.

Mercedes has not revealed pricing for the wagon yet. Expect pricing to be available in March when the wagon is officially debuted at the Geneva Auto Show.

Check out the images below and let us know what you think!