Making You Safer: A Look At The Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster’s Carbon Fiber Construction

For some of you, the decision as to whether or not the new Mercedes SLR McLaren is worth ponying up the roughly half-a-million or so it takes to get behind its ergonomic sport steering wheel is a difficult one. It’s without quesion a vehicle of immense beauty, but then again, $500,000 affords you plenty of things which are immensely beautiful. So the question lingers: why should you purchase the Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster? If Mercedes’ newest press release is to be believed, the answer to that question my dear friends, is safety. Thanks to its F1-style carbon-fiber monocoque construction, in the event of a head-on, side-on or rear-end collision, its occupants enjoy ‘a very rigid and hence securely protected space…’

Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Race Recap: Magny-Cours

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen; I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. To kick things off this morning we have a recap of the F1 race that transpired at Magny-Cours over the weekend. As usual, if you have the race TIVO’d and plant on catching it later, read no further; otherwise, keep reading for a quick recap of what transpired at the event.

Mystery Mercedes AMG Model Set To Debut In July

Going through our inbox this morning, an anonymous reader tipped us off to a new animation appearing on Mercedes’ AMG website – one which depicts the above-shown vehicle along with a message stating ‘In July… the fog lifts.’ As for what model is making its debut, that we cannot say, although the grainy vehicle in question does bear a striking resemblance to the SLK-Class. Anyone up for a 500 horsepower SLK63 AMG?

New Smart ForTwo BRABUS Coming Soon, Priced From EUR 16,490

As you may remember, back in March we brought you the first details of the new BRABUS-tuned variants of the new smart fortwo: the smart fortwo BRABUS and the smart fortwo BRABUS Xclusive. Although at the time, the full list of specifications and performance figures were revealed, the one thing absent from the press release was exactly how much the various BRABUS-tweaked smarts would set you back; today, however, that answer has been revealed. For those of you residing in countries where the smart is sold, pricing for the BRABUS smart range is as follows:

Review Roundup: Testers Weigh In On The Mercedes CL65 AMG, C220 CDI, C300, C350, CLS350 CGI And ML320 CDI

As my eloquent title has already alluded to, the latest round of Mercedes reviews have surfaced, and this time, six lovable MB models have been put to the test for your reading entertainment. The CL65 AMG, the 2008 C220 CDI Sport, the 2008 C300 Sport, the 2008 C350 Sport, the CLS350 CGI and the ML320 CDI – these are the chosen ones. So if you’ve been contemplating any of the aforementioned, hit the jump for the full details of what reviewers thought of each…

Fun With Videos: The Upcoming Mercedes C63 AMG Stalked And Caught On Tape

Going through out inbox this morning, two readers by the names of Carlos and ZZ tipped us off to a video posted on YouTube recently – one which showcases the upcoming Mercedes C63 AMG. In the video, two gentlemen stalk the unsuspecting C-Class, capturing its impeccable exhaust note as well as some stationary close-ups. There’s not much you haven’t already seen, but it’s a funny video which provides yet another reminder Mercedes’ M3-slayer is just around the corne

500,000th Mercedes-Benz Actros Rolls Off Assembly Line At Worth Plant

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen; I hope you all had a splendid summer weekend. To kick things off this sultry June morning comes news that the Mercedes-Benz Actros recently celebrated a momentous milestone, with the 500,000th unit rolling off the assembly plant in Worth on Friday. On hand for the event was the recipient of the milestone vehicle, Herve Street, president of the French shipping company StarÂ’s Service, as well as Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks (Europe/Latin America) and Ulrich Bastert, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Sales and Marketing.

Review Roundup: Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series, C220 CDI, CL65 AMG And E63 AMG Wagon Put To The Test

If you’re in the market for a new CLK63 AMG Black Series, CL65 AMG, C220 CDI or E63 AMG but are still pondering whether or not you should take the plunge, you my dear readers are in luck. Each of the aforementioned models has been reviewed recently, which, as I’m sure you all know by now, means it time for another installment of our ‘Review Roundup’ segment. As with all our ‘Review Roundups,’ you can find links to each review along with tidy summaries of each immediately after the jump.

First Look At What’s Being Called The SLC, Mercedes’ New High-Powered Coupe

I’m taking this all with a grain of salt, but according to the fine gentlemen over at Winding Road, pictured before you is a test mule for Mercedes forthcoming Audi R8-slayer, dubbed the SLC. If the rumors are to be believed, the SLC (which will be built by the German company HWA) is set to be powered by AMG’s 6.2-Liter V8, and will be based on the next-generation SL platform. As a result, a front-engine design is expected along with a non-retractable carbon fiber roof.

NHTSA Awards Mercedes Safety Expert Dr. Rodolfo Schoneburg The U.S. Government Award For Safety Engineering Excellence

In awards news, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently awarded head of Mercedes’ passenger car safety development Dr. Rodolfo Schoneburg with the ‘U.S. Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence.’ The award, which is bestowed every two years on the occasion of the Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), was presented by the U.S. governement in recognition of the outstanding contribution Rodolfo has made to the field of automotive safety

Review Roundup: AMG Lineup, CLK63 AMG Black Series, CLK Cabriolet And C280 Sport Put To The Test

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had the pleasure of bringing you a ‘Review Roundup;, but for those of you who’ve been in Mercedes review withdrawal, today my friends your pain is about to end. We’re back with another action-packed installment, and this time, the entire AMG lineup, the CLK63 AMG Black Series, the CLK Cabriolet and the 2008 C280 Sport are all scrutinized for your reading entertainment. As will all of our ‘Review Roundup’ features, you can find links to each review, along with a brief summary of each, immediately after the jump.