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Electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Sets EV Record at Nurburgring
The electric Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG set a new EV record at Nurburgring finishing the lap in 7 minutes 56 seconds. Not only is this the fastest time for an electric vehicle, but it is also the first electric vehicle to finish the lap in under 8 minutes. The record was previously held by the all electric Audi R8 who made the lap in slightly over 8 minutes in July of 2012.
Audi Teams with other Car Makers to Change US Headlight Law
Audi is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and GM to lobby US law makers to update a 1968 regulation requiring vehicles to have switch to change their headlights from high beams to low beams. The headlight technology has advanced tremendously over the years from sealed beam headlights introduced in the 1940's to halogen in the 60's and 70's, xenon lights in the 90's to the most recent light-emitting diode (or LED) headlights.
All New 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition
Many details of the all new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 507 Edition have been released already, but we are looking forward to the official unveiling in Geneva next week. This C63 AMG 507 Edition has a brand new engine that easily out performs those of its predecessors. The 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers a top in class 507 horsepower with 450 lb-ft of torque. It has a reported top speed of 174 MPH (electronically limited) and can go 0-60 in just over 4 seconds.
What to Expect from the Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG
Details surfaced this morning about the potential successor to Mercedes-Benz’ SLS AMG—the SLC AMG. Intended to compete with the Porsche 911s of the world, the SLC is expected to start at a price point of $110,000—or about $90,000 less than the starting MSRP of the SLS (pictured above). Additionally, though the new sports coupe will share a platform with the SLS, it will likely be a somewhat shorter, lighter, and more agile version of its predecessor.