Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their victorious 300 SL in the Mille Miglia in 1955. Named after the race number of the SL, the Mille Miglia 417 Edition will feature special hits of red on the front lip spoiler and red trim on the car’s rear spoiler. The wheels will also get red surrounds that wrap the black AMG wheels that also give you a peek at the car’s red brake calipers.
Three paint finishes will be available with each SL: matte night black magno, matte designo cashmere white magno, or designo diamond white. The package will be available in the 333-hp, six-cylinder SL400 or the 455-hp, V8 SL500.
No word on whether or not the trim package will be available Stateside, but European orders can be made on April 7th. More info at mercedes-benz.com.
Maybach is back. After taking some time off, the popular luxury edition from Mercedes-Benz has returned with an all-new S Class. The Mercedes Maybach S600 once again makes shotgun a thing of the past with their super cozy backseat space. Extra long leg room, flat screen TVs, and for some reason, an intercom system to communicate with the driver because you might hate actually interacting with people. Look for these to release in the early-goings of 2015.
A lot of daredevil shit comes across these pages but the CEO of Texas Armoring Corp taking point blank rounds from an AK-47 to prove his product works is one of the ballsiest things we’ve ever seen. Lest you think it’s fake they roll a single take version after the first multicam action. Only in Texas!
Moving over to the automotive world, another big reveal is happening and that’s the newest supercar to roar out of Germany, the Mercedes Benz AMG GT.
Replacing the SLS, the new super coupe is powered by a 4.0L V8 biturbo that will help launch the car from 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and will reach a top speed of 189 mph in the entry level model. The top of the line S model will hit 193 mph with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and has its V8 cranking out 503 hp. America will get the GT S in the spring with the standard model to hit showrooms the year after.
Mercedes grows the new C-Class lineup with a new Estate model and as you’d expect it’s another great car you can put on the “never coming to America” list. The new model grows in length and legroom bringing more comfort to your passengers in the rear and of course, more cargo space. A wide selection of engine options will be available and include four cylinder diesels, hybrid models, and a range-topping six-cylinder gas-powered 333 hp model.
The Pebble smartwatch just got a little bit smarter with a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz. The collaboration will enable Mercedes owners to view their fuel level, see whether your doors are locked or unlocked, vehicle location, and even alerts you to imminent road hazards, traffic, and construction by vibrating the watch. You will also be able to activate Siri on your iPhone and navigate your music and media.