Mercedes C-Class Coupe First Official Images

Mercedes C - Class Coupe Interior

Mercedes has released the first images of  the new Mercedes C-Class Coupe a few months before their official debut during the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The two-door variant shares much of the body with the C-Class sedan and station wagon and already complies with the “executive” face lift.

The Mercedes C-Class Coupe will come equipped with a 1.8L and 3.0L gas engines and 2.2L diesel option with power ranging from 120 to 306 hp. Also expect a 5.5L twin turbo engine with 571hp in the AMG Version.

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Mercedes SLK Design Unveiled

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The the drawings of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK used during the trademark filings have been found. These pictures provide clearer views of the new SLK compared to the debut video leaked before.

The new SLK will be available with a four and six cylinder engine, however, in the United States it will be available with only six and a monstrous 8 cylinder from AMG. Being German, the SLK will have a surplus technology such as a Magic Sky Control Roof. The Magic Sky Control can change the opacity between a full transparency and a dim mode.

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Turbo Engines Boosted Future

Turbo Engines Boosted Future

Turbo Engines

The car industry is adding turbos to smaller engines to produce the same output as a bigger engine while at the same time being more fuel efficient. In 2010 Ford started using the ecoBoost technology on the all new Ford Taurus to produce horsepower ratings of a V8 but keep the fuel economy of a V6. In the upcoming future you can see similar technology being used in the new BMW M5 and the face lifted C-Class. Even the directors of Formula One have decided that all F1 cars must be outfitted with four cylinder turbo engines by 2013.

What’s your take? Do turbos deserve a more prominent role within the auto industry?

McLaren MP4-12C GT

McLaren MP4-12C GT

Unsurprisingly McLaren has decided to produce the McLaren MP4-12C GT. McLaren says they will be providing a GT3 race car based on the McLaren MP4-12C by 2012 and claim that the “MonoCell” carbon fiber chassis, high levels of downforce, and aerodynamic will make it a “race-winning” car.

BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics For Sale

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The BMW concept known as Vision Efficient Dynamics will be on sale for about $200,000. BMW sales chief Ian Robertson says “We have not determined the final price, but will be aligned to Ferrari and Porsche products,” says Robertson. The Bavarian supercar could therefore be cheaper than the SLS AMG Mercedes E-Tron, which will have a price cost of about $250,000.

F30 BMW M3

F30 BMW M3

Towards the end of 2012  BMW will debut the new F30 M3. The car is powered by a 450 hp straight six 3.0L Turbo engine. The car should be able to hit the 60mph mark in under 4.5 seconds. The new M3 will be available with a  dual-clutch sequential gearbox.

New 2012 Mercedes C-Coupe

2012 Mercedes C-CoupeMercedes C-Coupe

Spy shots of the new c-class has been revealed thanks to the editors of autoblog.com.  Even though the C-Class coupe hasn’t always been my favorite model ever made, the new coupe definitely looks promising.  With a new front, featuring the quad-foglamp design and probably LED running lamps on higher-end trim levels, the new C-Class is a very formidable looking vehicle.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Mercedes has planed to debut the 2012 SLK convertible in January. The new SLK will be available with a four and six cylinder engine, however, in the United States it will be available with only six and a monstrous 8 cylinder from AMG. Being German, the SLK will have a surplus technology such as a Magic Sky Control Roof. The Magic Sky Control can change the opacity between a full transparency and a dim mode.