The New Brabus 800 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Heads to Geneva


Every March, Geneva, Switzerland plays host to a vast array of automakers, car companies, media, and automotive enthusiasts as they showcase their newest models, innovative products, and newest technologies. Many automakers from around the world use the auto show as a platform to showcase their new models along with other aftermarket car tuning companies such as Brabus. At the 2013 Geneva International Auto Show, the German car tuning company will unveil its new 800 high performance model that boasts incredible speed and power along with exclusive luxuries. Based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, the new 800 model takes the German sports car to a whole other level of performance, luxury, and style.

The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG is one of the most powerful models in the SL-Class range, save for the hardcore, track-inspired SL 65 AMG Black Series Coupe. The SL 65 AMG model offers a great deal of drivability and comfort over its Black Series sibling, so it was the perfect choice for Brabus to upgrade into its new 800 model. The upgrade starts with a new exterior design package that equips the super car with a new front bumper with integrated spoiler and new engine hood with ventilation to cool the engine more efficiently. New side skirts run towards the rear where a new trunk spoiler and rear diffuser help to generate downforce at high speeds for better stability.

The German engineering team then focused on the engine of the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. The super car comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-12 engine that is packed with potential. Engineers were able to tap into this potential through the use of the Brabus T65 engine upgrade program that pushes power to the 800-horsepower mark. The upgrades included in the program include two new turbochargers, a set of four water-to-air intercoolers, a new air intake system, a new stainless steel exhaust with sport catalytic converters, and a new ECU tune with performance mapping. After the T65 engine program is installed, the motor creates 800 horsepower and 1,420 Newton Meters of torque at the rear wheels that had to be electronically limited to 1,100 Newton Meters.

Due to the tremendous power being created by the 6.0-liter V-12 engine, Brabus engineers had to reinforce many parts of the chassis and drivetrain. A new in-house differential was installed at the rear axle to help achieve better grip and handle the extra power. The factory ABC air suspension was upgraded with a new electronic module that can automatically lower the ride height of the 800 model.

Inside the 800 model, customers will be able to custom-design the entire cockpit with a range of soft leather and alcantara fabrics. A host of trim pieces, wood, and carbon fiber finishes are also available for the dashboard, console, and doors. Customers can even opt for custom stitching for an extra special touch of luxury.


Douglas Cougevan is a contributing writer at MotoringExposure. MotoringExposure specializes in Brabus car tuning programs and super car news along with a variety of car videos, and the motoring lifestyle.

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The Mercedes-Benz Boom in Australian Automobile Market With the New A Class

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The class and elegance, Mercedes-Benz cars is associated with, is just unparalleled. If you are going out to buy a Mercedes then here is the good news. The German automotive giant had surprises up its sleep but the one that took some time to roll down is the one of most refreshing to the Australian auto market. The New A Class small cars are going to become your first love, the same Mercedes Benz is going to launch in 2013. The Merc lovers must have remembered its last show in the Geneva Auto Show some eight months back from the next show that is to be held in Sydney on 15th of October 2012. The memories will come flooding back!

The Pages from History
Mercedes is a subsidiary of Daimler AG that caters to the luxury vehicle needs of the people world around. The company is also in to the manufacturing of buses, trucks and coaches in addition to the luxury automobiles and bicycles lately. The founding year 1886 is accepted to be the time when the first car by them was Benz –Patent Motor wagon. Since then, Sky has been the limit for this German Automobile Company.

The New Entrant from Merc in Australian Market
As for the new entry of the A Class that is about to be a part of Australian Market, it specification are still not announced. The experts of the Industry are expecting the specs to be of a mid or upper level variant of the car we know as Volkswagen Golf. The whole package is supposed to make an exciting game where the rivals BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 (is to be rolled out around the same time) are thrown a challenge. The buyer are waiting the newer Avatar of the this car from Mercedes-Benz for sale as early as possible and this allows Mercedes Benz, Australia to announce 2013 as an important year for their business in this market.

The features that are set to lure the already fans of the brand is includes option of three petrol engine along with the diesel one. What adds to it is the technology that saves on fuel or when the engine is jus "idle". And this is not all. A dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle-shifters with seven-speed is the icing on the cake. Not a single car lover and Merc fan would have to ask- where is the party!

Waiting for the Treat!
The volume in which the cars would be brought on the selling platform is still not out. Even the situation where the A Class would eventually take over the best selling C Class of Mercedes-Benz cars is not clarified. All we know is that the wait is just going to be over in the New Year, 2013. Also, Juergen Sauer, CEO, Mercedes –Benz, Australia is sure about the success of the new car, the only thing that is kept to be in mind is the demand and supply!

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The Intriguing BMW I8 Concept Car

By Jordan Perch

There has never been a lack of designs that provide us with hints on what the cars of the future are going to look like, with Japan and German car makers making the most interesting and realistic-looking concepts, that could get into mass production in the near future. One such car is the BMW i8 concept, which was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and it's expected that the Bavarian car manufacturer is going to start producing it in 2013. It's also known as BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, and is part of BMW's "Project i"

cr af05b71f0e67174e80a0bd19560c3808 Bmw I8 Concept CarThis is a plug-in hybrid, that is powered by a high-performance 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder combustion engine, providing 220 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, that works in tandem with two electric motors. This combination provides excellent performances, reminiscent of the best sports cars in the world, but also makes for a very good fuel efficiency at the same time. So, it goes from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 160 mph. The fuel consumption is rated at 70 mpg, and it has an ultra-low emissions rating of 99 grams per kilometer, according to the manufacturer. You can travel up to 20 miles before the lithium-ion batteries need to be recharged, which is one of the aspects of the i8 that must be improved.

Inside, this coupe can accommodate 4 people, with two pairs of sports leather seats in the front and the back. The control panels and all the instruments are arranged in a way that allows you to enjoy a sporty and aggressive ride, and still be in control of the vehicle. There are three-dimensional displays which give information on engine speed, navigation and entertainment functions, as well as battery levels.

The exterior design makes it look as a real futuristic car. It has a lightweight, aluminum chassis, with the sunroof, windows and windshield made of polycarbonate glass. The doors and the roof are completely transparent, which gives you a clear view of the inside and provides a lot of light into the cabin. But, the innovations don't stop here. The BMW i8 features something that is rarely seen on cars – laser lighting. There are laser headlights instead of LED lights, which makes the car a lot more energy efficient than most similar concept cars.

This amazing sports car should become available for purchase in 2014, and according to some speculations, it will definitely cost over $150,000.

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