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    Official: New entry-level Mercedes SL400 drops price of range by over $20k
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    As one of the premier luxury droptops from Mercedes-Benz, the SL-Class has never been an inexpensive proposition. But the German brand is making it a little bit more accessible for the 2015 model year with its new SL400. The new entry-level model has quietly shown up on Mercedes' consumer site, ...

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    Recalls: 2014 Mercedes SL and SLK add small expansion to Takata airbag recall
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    Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to be affected by Takata's massive airbag recall. The company has announced a voluntary recall campaign on a small number of model-year 2014 SLK- and SL-Class roadsters. In Mercedes' case, 300 vehicles are affected, 200 of which are in the hands of ...

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    Report: Next Mercedes SL due in 2019, will share platform with SLK
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    Planning to reduce its platform count to just four, Mercedes-Benz will put the next generation SL on the same Modular Sports Architecture (MSA) as the upcoming SLK. Right now they are the only two cars planned to use MSA, with the firm's other rear-wheel-drive cars going on the Modular Rear ...

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    Official: Mercedes SL400 coming to America in the fall with twin-turbo V6
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    Place an order for a SL-Class roadster in North America and your choices come down to the SL550, the SL63 AMG (both with twin-turbo V8s) or the top-of-the-line SL65 AMG with a twin-turbo V12. But overseas buyers also have the option of a smaller engine, and soon American buyers will as ...

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    Report: Mercedes to offer SL, GL platforms to Aston Martin?
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    The agonizingly slow courtship between Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz has been a regular topic of conversation ever since the 2009 Lagonda Concept debuted, riding on a Mercedes GL chassis. Beyond that one polarizing concept, though, nearly every other attempt to pair the two brands up in a major ...

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    Video: Evo pits Jaguar XKR-S vs. Mercedes SL63 AMG in heavyweight droptop fight
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    We recently received the sad news that the Jaguar XK is ceasing production by the end of the year, but what better way to bid it farewell than with some big, smoky powerslides? The retirement of the sporty GT isn't actually the topic of the latest video from Evo – it's on hand to compete ...

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    ETC: Mercedes SL R129 is a quarter-century-old revolutionary
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    It's been 25 years since Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off its R129-series SL roadster at the 1989 Geneva Motor Show. While it may look dated now, it was a revolutionary product in its day – a day that lasted a good eleven years. Compared to the R107 series it replaced, the R129 was a ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes recalls 2013 SL models over airbag fault
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    Mercedes-Benz is recalling 130 SL-Class roadsters built between January 16, 2013 and April 30, 2013 over concerns that the vehicle's airbags won't fire if a very light person is in the passenger seat. The issue rests with what's called the Occupant Classification System. The OCS is a system that ...

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    ETC: How to get on The Price is Right during Dream Car Week and win
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    The secret to hearing the announcer call you to come on down is acing your pre-show interview with the producers. The Price is Right is well known for giving away automobiles as prizes. Whether for a well-placed Plinko chip or expertly valued Showcase Showdown, the allure of free cars has ...

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    Official: Mercedes SL gets a whole safari-worth of materials from Vilner
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    Bulgarian tuner Vilner has done a job on the interior of the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SL and left almost no surface untouched. Calling it "one of their bravest projects," the standard leather has been replaced with either antiqued brown Nappa leather or crocodile hide, the plastics have ...

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    Geneva: Brabus 800 Roadster is a power-mad aristocrat
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    If we're being completely honest, we haven't exactly been in love with the aesthetics of the sixth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. It's mostly a front-end issue, with its glowering eagle-eye headlamps and upright, dinner-plate-sized Three-Pointed Star coming across to us as overwrought. That's ...

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    Official: Brabus to storm Geneva with 800-hp version of Mercedes SL65 AMG
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    At no point during our recent drive of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG did we ever think, "You know, this thing sure is slow." After all, Merc's range-topping SL comes fitted with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 capable of sending 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
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    Make way for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the most wonderfully preposterous car I have ever driven. There is absolutely no reason why any two-seat roadster should be fitted with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 developing 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque, but I sure am glad that ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes recalling 2013 SL-Class over air conditioning issue
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    Last week, Daimler announced that it would be sticking with R-134a refrigerant in its cars due to some tests it conducted that showed the newer, more environmentally friendly R-1234yf ignited in certain crash tests. Apparently, this R-134a replacement had already been installed in the 2013 ...

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    Video: Seinfeld's CiCGC pairs Alec Baldwin with 1970 Mercedes-Benz SL
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    For both comedy and car fans, Jerry Seinfeld and his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" web series has been a car-filled, caffeine-fueled, laugh-fest. The trend continues in the two latest installments of his unusual unscripted series. In the first video seen above, Jerry picks up actor Alec ...

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    Official: Vilner breathes new life into classic Mercedes-Benz SL Pagoda
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    Now that we're familiar with Bulgarian tuner Vilner Studio, we shouldn't be surprised by the generous application of quilted leather in its latest project, the Mercedes-Benz W113 Gentle Pagoda. A comprehensive luxification of a Pagoda-roofed SL, two-tone leather in cafe and latte hues are ...

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    Study: America, these are your top 10 most expensive cars to own
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    Picking up a used luxury car is a great way to save some coin. Letting the previous owner take the fall on depreciation is a smart move, but it's worth remembering that high-end autos carry with them high-end maintenance and repair costs. Using Edmunds.com data, 24/7 Wall Street has compiled what ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG [w/video]
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    Affalterbach Additions Transform Benz's Heavy-Hitting Droptop Saint-Tropez is a charming town in southeastern France nestled along the Mediterranean Sea. Internationally recognized as a summer playground for the wealthy and famous, it is also famed for its "clothing optional" beaches where more ...

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    Report: Mercedes to bring Magic Sky Control to side windows?
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    We've had the chance to sample Mercedes-Benz's so-called Magic Sky Control technology in both the SL and SLK roadsters, and it's a pretty clever party trick. The technology can turn the overhead roof panel in either of the two-seaters from transparent to opaque by energizing the light-blocking ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Mercedes SL550 [w/video]
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    The Official Car Of Beverly Hills Gets A Dramatic Rework Generally speaking, I'm a pretty measured sort of guy. But when it comes to convertibles, I'm a bit of a lunatic. I've been known to motor with the top down in all conditions – including light rain and snow – much to the ...

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