Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at Scrap Yard

I will keep it short this time! In US, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG owner decided to get rid of the car. Personally, I never liked the SLS AMG, so I don’t feel bad or sorry (But many you does, I know). However, this does not change the catastrophe of  crushing a SLS AMG in a scrap yard. There is no clear explanation why the car ended up at scrap yard.

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Dubai Police Fleet Cars: Mercedes SLS AMG, Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin One-77, Lamborghini Aventador!

Dubai Police Fleet Cars: Mercedes SLS AMG, Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin One-77, Lamborghini Aventador! Recently, Dubai Police revealed their new high speed chasing fleet cars on their Twitter account. Thus, the Dubai Police now owns the fastest police fleet in the world. If you are intending to break any traffic rule in Dubai, keep in mind these cars are really really fast!

I assume the next stage of this fleet will be adding the new jet fighter F35!

Mercedes SLS AMG: 6.2-lt V8 | 572 HP | 650 Nm torque | 0 – 100 km/h 3.8 seconds | 317 km/h
Bentley Continental GT: 6-lt W12 | 575 HP | 700 Nm torque | 0 – 100 km/h 4.5 seconds | 318 km/h
Aston Martin One-77: 7.3-lt V12 | 750 HP | 750 Nm torque | 0 – 100 km/h 3.7 seconds | > 354 km/h
Lamborghini Aventador: 6.5-lt V12 | 700 HP | 690 Nm torque | 0 – 100 km/h 2.9 seconds | 350 km/h


Goodwood Festival of Speed: Mercedes-Benz

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Mercedes 300SL





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Mercedes C63 Coupe Black AMG



Mercedes E63 AMG



Mercedes Formula 1 Car / Mercedes Formula 1 Aracı


Gold Mercedes G-Wagon / Altın Kaplama Mercedes G-Serisi







Mercedes ML63 AMG







Mercedes Concept Style Coupe CLA


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Mercedes SLS AMG



Mercedes SLS AMG Catches Golf Ball by David Coulthard

Mercedes SLS AMG vs Golf Ball. I recently mentioned about catching golf ball with Mercedes SLS AMG video and Mercedes finally released it. And I really salute Coulthard for his amazing talent to catch the golf ball with a Mercedes SLS AMG Cabrio. Well done, and hopefully Coulthard did not injure himself.

New Mercedes SLS AMG GT

Mercedes SLS AMG received an early update, in 2010 the production started and after less than two years’ time Mercedes decided to update the SLS AMG. It sounds a bit unexpected and a bit depressing for current owners.
Mercedes SLS AMG is not a cheap car to buy and in a very short time frame, a revised model is introduced. I think Mercedes is not satisfied with the SLS AMG, even they did not like that name now it is called Mercedes SLS AMG GT!
The updated Mercedes SLS AMG GT produces 591 PS of power and 650 Nm of torque. Mercedes SLS AMG GT receives 20 more horsepower than the previous model, and achieves to reach 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 320 kph (200 mph). And you need to pay extra £18,000!!!
Drive train is also revised, the previous known AMG Ride Control Sports Suspension is replaced with AMG Ride Control Performance Suspension, and with this new system there will no more comfort button for suspension settings and your back will be destroyed!
Mercedes suggests to use Sport mode for daily driving with SLS AMG GT. Also adds, rolling and pitching of the new SLS AMG GT is reduced! Once again, the Sport setting will be very comfortable. Basically, Sport will be the new comfort. And in order to compensate the Sport, SLS AMG GT feature Sport plus setting.
As you would expect, the new Mercedes SLS AMG GT offers better interior quality and better of everything. Anyway if you own a Mercedes SLS AMG, after October 2012 it will be slow and old.
Does this revision changed my perception to Mercedes SLS AMG? Of course no. I still go for Mercedes McLaren SLR.
Honestly, this car revision trend in automotive industry will turn into Apple’s obsession to revise their whole product range every year. Whatever you buy, it will be old in one-year time. Think about iPhone, whenever you buy it, less than one-year time it will be old and slow. I hope we won’t have this trend in automotive.
Technical Details

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Cylinder arrangement
Valves per cylinder
6208 cc
Bore x stroke
102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio
435 kW (591 hp) at 6800 rpm
Max. torque
650 Nm at 4750 rpm
Fuel consumption NEDC combined
13.2 l/100 km
CO2 emissions
308 g/km
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
3.7 s
Top speed
320 km/h (Limited)






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Mercedes SLS AMG and Golf Ball

Mercedes SLS AMG and golf, this is the usual combination we expected to see! This time, Mercedes SLS AMG and golf are doing something totally different. David Coulthard was driving the Mercedes SLS AMG and Jake Shepherd was hitting the golf ball. The combination still does not sound that awkward!
Actually, this happened! While David Coulthard driving the Mercedes SLS AMG at 180 kph (120 mph), Jake Shepherd hit the golf ball at the speed of 285 kph (178 mph). And, David caught the ball by the cockpit of Mercedes SLS AMG. May be ball caught the SLS AMG as well. I am a bit confused therefore, I include the press release.
David, who was driving the awesome 571hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 120mph, caught a golf ball in the cockpit of the moving car which was 275 metres from the tee, and hit by Jake at an astonishing 178mph. This amazing achievement secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car in only the second attempt of the day.

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Interview with Rob Halloway (Mercedes-Benz UK)

Today’s interview is with Rob Halloway, PR Manager of Mercedes-Benz UK. He is the person responsible for the passenger and commercial vehicles, and one of the most active Twitter users from the automotive industry. We know each other through the Twitter and the MIPAA.
From the beginning, Mercedes-Benz did a great hospitality for me. They picked me up from the train station with a Mercedes C350 Coupe. It was a fully loaded vehicle with everything, radar guided cruise control, blind spot system, traffic sign recognition, and ventilated seats! Five-star transportation.
Mercedes-Benz HQ is always amazing place for someone, who likes cars. They have many different types of vehicles in one place, from trucks to AMG high performance vehicles. Actually, my best piece was Lego Unimog that has more than one thousand parts and takes around at least six hours to build it!
With Rob, we talked about the new Mercedes vehicles. In 2011 and 2012 Mercedes revealed many new vehicles; SLK, CLS, SL, M-Class, B-Class and Actros truck. He summarised each vehicles’ unique feature and explained the new crash prevention system in B-Class.
In addition, we talked about the social media, its role in automotive industry and whom should manage it!
And, his journey with the Actros truck for a camping trip! And you will see what he drive at work ;)

Again, thank you very much to all Mercedes-Benz team for their great hospitality :)

The Actros camping post is here!

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Safety Car Needs Some Safety :)

I just found a video on YouTube. 2010 Korean GP and Mercedes SLS AMG Safety Car couldn’t take the corner. You can see the very hard braking and smoke coming out from the tyres and the air brake was on full, but it was still too fast for the corner.


Mercedes-Benz Steering Wheels are the same!

Interesting coincident with Mercedes models. When you take a closer look to new Mercedes models, you will see one thing in common, the steering wheel. I know it does not sound that important but, Mercedes offers the same steering wheel on these models; B, C (Sedan, Estate, Coupe), E (Sedan, Estate, Coupe, Cabrio), CLS and SLK
The important point is, regardless of the model and the price tag. The steer wheel looks the same, in terms of design and quality. And this is not something really nice to see, when you buy an expensive Mercedes!
Why they do it? In order to save costs, because nobody will ever change decision to purchase a competitor because of the steer wheel. And this save money for Mercedes and sustains the same sales figures ;)
C Sedan
C Coupe
E Sedan
E Coupe
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Yin & Yang: Mercedes SLS AMG Cabrio

In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang represent the interconnection of contrary forces. It may sounds a bit difficult, let me explain it with examples. In nature everything has yin and yang aspects; male and female, cold and hot, slow and fast, war and piece, good and bad, coupe and cabrio. This list can go forever with infinite different contrary forces.
Everything happens in the world has a good and bad sides, it is impossible to avoid this. If you wish to drive a super car, you need to pay lots of money. You cannot buy a brand new super car with cheap price tag. Because it is impossible in terms of manufacturing and finance! This is supported by yin and yang. Good and bad complete each other! Super car is the good side and expensive price tag is the bad side.
As you might noticed from the my previous posts, Mercedes SLS AMG is the my least favourite car. I would never ever buy one, except a bargain for a second hand. Honestly, I would still go for a second hand SLR instead of brand new SLS AMG. Because, SLS AMG is not able to reflect anything new like its predecessor 300SL! 300SL featured state of art three litre direct injection engine, but current retro interpretation just offers a 6,3 litre AMG engine with some modifications. This engine can be found in AMG tagged car, nothing really specially. And the design is not my favourite. But this is subjective, someone else can love it. Similar to my sympathy to SLS AMG Cabrio.
This new cabrio is something totally different than the dull looking SLS AMG! With this cabrio, they complete each other like yin and yang. The good is cabrio and the bad is coupe. I was not expecting this kind of state of art retro interpretation of 300SL. Red coloured canvas cabrio SLS AMG is the best-looking cabrio on market! And they did a great job to avoid the metal roof, which kills the all the harmony of open air sensation.
If you are planning to buy a SLS, just wait for the cabrio!

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