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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept

Mercedes introduced a new armoured truck concept to the defence industry.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X was shown off for the first time last month during Eurosatory 2010 in Paris.

Running a high torque common rail diesel engine, the 6.X is capable of 150km/h speeds while being able to transport 1.3 tonnes of cargo.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Kicherer Edition

German tuning firm Kicherer has unveiled a new styling and performance package for the Mercedes SLS AMG.

Known as the Black Edition, the Kicherer modified SLS AMG gets a matte black exterior, a front spoiler lip, a restyled rear diffuser and 20-inch RS-1 wheels.

Other goodies include an adjustable sports suspension (with a lift feature), matte black exterior accents (instead of chrome), and a Kicherer badge on the hood.
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Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut.

Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each corner – that are capable of revving to 12,000rpm.
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Minogue sisters set to auction Mercedes

Kylie Minogue’s car, which was given to her by her sister Dannii, is to be sold by British auction house Bonhams next month.

The black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 will be sold as part of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 2.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by the Minogue family to offer the Mercedes-Benz,” said James Knight, head of Bonhams Motoring Department.
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Mercedes Benz on I-Phone and iPad

Mercedes-Benz has constructed an all-new “iPad Lounge” in their state-of-the-art museum that is based in Stuttgart, Germany.

It shows you technical information about scores of historical Mercedes models which went on display for the special “Super Sports Car Exhibition” exhibits.

Visitors have been able to test out the tablet device using this app since the end of April, enabling them to experience the exhibition interactively.
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Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Unveiled in Geneva


German automaker Daimler has just released the details and images of the Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter which had its debut in Geneva.

The Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter is built by EADS and has received the styling touch of the German carmaker.

Designed at the automotive manufacturer’s studio in Como, Italy, the EC145 is a mid-sized, twin-engine helicopter, which can accommodate eight passengers.

The Eurocopter EC145 chopper was presented for the first time this week at Geneva’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
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Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes-Benz and Citroen have released pictures of new concept cars, days ahead of the models’ debut at Auto China.

The Concept Shooting Break is a continuation of Mercedes-Benz’s exploration of the possibilities of the coupe and gives some indication of the direction the firm is likely to take in future design.

The concept follows Mercedes’ current design visions of four-door coupes and is clearly reminiscent of the pioneering four-door CLS Coupe, which preceded similar ideas from other manufacturers such as the Jaguar XJ and VW Passat CC.

However, it also takes cues from the recently unveiled SLS AMG, with a large radiator grill (complete with oversized Mercedes-Benz star).
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Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 12-18

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 12-18.

1 – Veuve Clicquot Unveils its Latest Artist Collabs in Milan

Veuve Clicquot’s latest design collaborations have been revealed at the Milan Design Week.

2 – Mercedes-Benz Financial tops $2.5M in mobile payments

Since it has fist launched the iPhone app last October, Mercedes has received approximately $2.5 million in payments from customers via their mobile devices

3 – Istanbul to get “seven-star” Shangri-La hotel

The 200 room Shangri La Istanbul will be built in the central district of Besiktas and will aim at being listed among the top ten luxury hotels worldwide.

4 – Chef recreates Titanic’s last menu

Individuals will be able to taste the final menu enjoyed by the passengers of the ill-fated maiden Titanic voyage.

5 – Wealth Bulletin’s Top Ten Most Expensive Marinas

Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a super-yacht, where it can cost up to €2900 a night to moor a 24 metre-plus boat.

6 – Visa Black Card Ad Campaign

Visa Black Card recently released their newest national TV ad campaign featuring a female “James Bond” type character and the finest in luxury props.

7 – Abramovich buys the world’s largest expedition yacht

The world’s largest expedition yacht 115m Luna has been delivered to its new owner Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

8 – Saudi hotel expected to clock in as second-highest tower

Fairmont Hotels will manage the Makkah Clock Tower Royal Hotel, regarded as the most luxurious hotel in the Holy City.

9 – Noé Duchaufour creates the Flower Table for Perrier-Jouët

Perrier-Jouët have released a table designed by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance who is known for his unique furniture designs.

10 – New Versace Home Collection Unveiled in Milan

To celebrate the opening of Milan Design Week, Versace have hosted a cocktail party at the Versace historical HQ in Via Gesù 12.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Joining the launch of the very popular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the SLS AMG GT3.

Designed to comply with FIA’s GT3 specifications, the SLS AMG GT3 is designed as a race car for “customers competing in sprints and long-distance races”.

Besides carrying a heftier price-tag, the SLS AMG Black Series will get a reworked 6.2L V8 engine that will boost output from 563-hp to 600-hp.
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Mercedenz-Benz collects $2.5 million through apps

Mercedes-Benz received about $2.5 million in lease or loan payments through its iPhone and smartphone apps, said Andreas Hinrichs, the company’s vice president of marketing.

About $2 million came from the iPhone app launched six months ago and the rest from the smartphone options introduced in late February.

The apps allow Mercedes-Benz financial customers to pay their monthly leases or car loans, manage their accounts, locate the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, contact a customer service representative or view company news.
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Beginning of the end for Maybach

Maybach 62 Landaulet could possibly become the very last model from Maybach, if Daimler decides to end the ultra-luxury line in the years to come.

It’s no secret Maybach has been a major flop: sales and growth have been poor in recent times compared to rival brands Rolls-Royce and Bentley.

Daimler’s Vice-President of Design, Gordon Wagener, admitted that his department had not yet been asked to sketch design ideas for a new Maybach.

Daimler-Benz first purchased the ultra-luxury brand in 1960 and 37 years later in 1997 the Mercedes-Benz Maybach concept was introduced in Tokyo; in 2002, Maybach was officially restarted as an automotive brand.
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Mercedes SLS AMG: F1 Safety Car 2010

 

Daimler has unveiled today the official Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car which will have its debut in Bahrain in the middle of March.

The Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car is the most powerful of its kind since the racing series began.

Powered by the German power house’s 6.3-litre V8 engine, the Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car develops 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 Nm of torque.
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Mercedes-Benz unveils “sliding doors” concept

Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show (March 4 – 14), Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of its latest concept, a car with sliding rear doors.

The F 800 Style research vehicle, dubbed the “sedan of tomorrow,” gives a glimpse into the vision that Mercedes Benz has for its future models.

Most strikingly, the rear doors of the vehicles pivot and slide backwards to allow passenger access, in the same manner as commercial vans commonly seen on today’s roads.
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Cigarette Racing Inspired By AMG 46′ Rider

Speed boat makers Cigarette Racing have partnered with Mercedes tuning division AMG to release a speed boat inspired by the new Mercedes SLS AMG.

With 2,700 horsepower on tap, the knife-hulled 46-foot boat is almost five times as powerful as its road-going counterpart.

The power for the Cigarette Racing boat comes from a pair of twin-turbocharged 552 cubic inch 1,350-horsepower Mercury Racing engines.
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Mercedes SL Night Edition and SLK Grand Edition

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Mercedes-Benz is now offering special editions of the SL and SLK, both of which feature a stylish interior with numerous sophisticated highlights.

Both of these new special models combine the advantages of a roadster with those of a coupe, and are both thoroughbred sports cars and comfortable everyday cars.

The SL Night Edition is not a reference to when it can be driven but rather to the colours used inside and out.
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SLS AMG Mercedes-Benz Ad Campaign

Mercedes-Benz have worked with famed fashion photographer Nick Knight to shoot the newest Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG campaign.

Given a completely open brief, the english photographer teamed up with Gareth Pugh and model Julia Stegner to create a completely modern aesthetic fitting of the new vehicle, and the brands own aesthetic.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed interior images and some design sketches of the new interpretation of the legendary Gullwing of the 1950s: SLS AMG, a V8-powered supercar under development.

It will be launched in spring 2010.

The supercar will feature an aluminium spaceframe and body with gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine developing 420 kW/571 hp and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration and sports suspension with aluminium double wishbones.

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Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster

Daimler today has unveiled the F-CELL Roadster, the latest in their line of “F-Series” concept vehicles, and it draws its inspiration from a diverse variety of automotive eras.

Controlled with drive-by-wire technology and utilizing a joystick rather than a conventional steering wheel, this whip is powered by a 1.2kW emission-free fuel cell system located at the rear.

It took a year and more than 150 trainees to create, but the entire project involved using “junior employees”, giving the company’s up-and-coming employees a creative way to learn how alternative-fuel systems come together.

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Quality, comfort and luxury: new Mercedes E-Class Coupe

With the new E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the first car in the world whose headlamps adapt to the traffic situation and respond automatically to avoid dazzling other drivers.

It is also a very safe car, as well as being well-equipped, stylish and comfortable, with the option of night vision and radar-assisted brake mitigation.

Moreover, thanks to an innovative attention assist drowsiness detection system, the new E-Class can monitor its driver’s attention with highly sensitive sensors.

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