Latest Info About Mercedes-Benz SLC: Got 500 HP, But Looses the Gullwing Doors

Mercedes SLS red

Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe has been working on by the German carmaker. Rumors have been circulating the internet regarding all sorts of things about the unborn baby-SLS. So, what are the buzzers about? Well, from the arrival date of the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe to the name of the car which will reportedly be “SLC” and we have some more spices to add to the ever-growing rumors.

Auto Bild states that the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe actually be a sports car to challenge the Porsche 911. But wait, there’s more! In order to take on the mighty Porsche, Mercedes-Benz will provide the two-seater not with the usual big V8 engine, but with a V6 twin-turbocharged unit which developing between 350 horsepower and 500 horsepower, depending on the variant.

Unlike the Porsche 911 which uses a rear-engined configuration, the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe will faithfully use what it knows best and provide it a front mid-mounted unit.

That is the good news, the bad news is that the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe will not get the same gullwing doors as its predecessor. It is because Mercedes-Benz wants the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe to be able to sell the 350 horsepower base variant at under €100,000 ($144,000).

Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe project really puts everything in complete hush-hush. Not much else is known, not even an arrival date of the new sport coupe, but we indicate two possible scenarios. Should the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe be based on the current SLS, it probably will arrive in 2015, but it Mercedes-Benz decide to build it as a replacement instead, it will hit the market in 2016.

Whatever the plan is, the Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe will also be conceived in a joint exercise between Mercedes-Benz’s regular passenger car department and its performance car division – AMG. There is even a soft-top version of Mercedes-Benz SLC sports coupe coming in our way in a move that mirrors what Mercedes-Benz is doing with the SLS.


Revealing the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TopCar

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR - front view

Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR by TopCar probably could have called it the Master Blaster or the Super Duper, but it would still have been as cool as heck. TopCar has done something really well… we refer is as insane where they have transformed the bland and mundane-looking Porsche Panamera four-door saloon into Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR which looks like a blend between a jet fighter and a samurai sword, without becoming more hideous in the process.

New Face from 2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Spyshot 2012 Bentley Continental GTC - front view

2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan spotted to do lap test. Bentley gave the 2011 Bentley Continental GT a thorough going over to ensure it still appeals to Arab oil tycoons with a taste for large diamonds. This was the biggest change since the model was introduced back in 2003, so we expected the drop-top 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan model to also get some new jewelry and a crease here and there.

It seems we were right, as the facelift 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan made it silver presence felt at the Nurburgring test track. The two-door sports model showed new panels, a more inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne, featuring inner lamps powered by xenon on low beam and LED on high beam. The seam at the headlights has been lowered to the height of the air intakes, giving the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan a more refined look.

Spyshot 2012 Bentley Continental GTC - side view

At the back, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan has been added with LED lights, while the boots more sculpted, which should look especially good with the top down. The bumper has also been redesigned and now incorporates a single oval tailpipe on each side.

Spyshot 2012 Bentley Continental GTC - rear view

The signature of GT has been embedded on the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan interior. A redesigned dashboard with an updated instrument panel and a new touch-screen interface for the audio and navigation systems, along with increased legroom and new sears will all likely be included.

2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan likely find the revised version of the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12, but the much-anticipated 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 is being co-developed with Audi. Well, that is all the details we got. As for the moment, you have to pretty satisfy with the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC coupe sport sedan spyshots we attached for you.

Breaking News: Spyshots on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will be revealed on the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. But we got the spyshots of the2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse as we get closer and closer to the launch of the sixth incarnation of one of the biggest icons in the three pointed star on the Mercedes-Bens SL clas.

Our reporter managed to get a set of photos showing the outlines of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse with hard-top convertible. It seems that the Mercedes-Benz SLS rhinoplasty was a complement the bigger fenders which look like those on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse.

Though the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse proportion seem similar to the current model, a closer inspection reveals a few subtle differences such as the shorter rears overhang and the taller bonnet.

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse - rear view

What even more interesting is that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse was in a group of vehicles which included an Aston Martin Vantage Roadster and a Jaguar XK, likely for benchmarking purposes. Now that is what we called cool play-date. Who knows that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse can get along really well with Aston Martin Vantage and Jaguar XK.

Spyshot 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse - side view

We predict that the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will have completely new engine with two variants: a 3.5-liter V6 and a 4.6-lter twin-turbo V8. There is also speculation of a hybrid version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse, but the AMG 63 is expected to get the impressive twin-turbocharged of a 5.5-liter V8 with upwards of 571 horsepower on tap.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse will be ready for sale in a couple of years. With the recently  revealed 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse and Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse coupe, also the brand new versions of the Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse and Mercedes-Bezn B-Klasse, and last but not least the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz ML. We heard that besides the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL-Klasse project, the German car manufacturer will also add Mercedes-Benz SLC as the SLS little brother, is a new flagship four-door coupe named Mercedes-Benz uber-CLS.

First Look on 2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 BMW 5-Series is back to being one stern and handsome German, meant to take on other sternly other German cars such as Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. If we look back, when the 2010 BMW 5-Series F10 sedan comes to North America in June 2010, the first two setups will be the gas-slaking marquee cars, the 2011 BMW 325i has 302 horsepower turbocharged direct-injected 3.0-liter V6 with intake-side Valvetronic, and the 2011 BMW 550i has recently developed 402 horsepower with twin-turbo with direct-injected 4.4-liter V8.

The 2011 BMW 5-Series has ZF-built eight-speed as its standard equipment and it comes attached to the twin-turbo V8 which replaces the last-generation of the 362 horsepower 4.8-liter naturally aspirated unit, and following the 8.6 percent price hike promised in Germany. So, we predict the price tag for the 2011 BMW 5-Series is $65,600 – more or less.

If we compare the previous 5-Series with the current 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series which has 4.8-liter V8 and new twin turbo 4.4-liter, the horsepower is up by 11 percent while fuel use drops by 5 percent. The acceleration from 0 to 60 mph for the 550i of 2011 BMW 5-Series is pretty much as it was before at just under 5 seconds, and top speed on all cars on North America is limited to 130 mph, extendable up to 150 mph with the 2011 BMW 5-Series Sport package.

2011 BMW 5-Series has hood, front fender, and door panels made from aluminum to save weight, the 550i weighs in at 4.035 pounds at the curb with no passengers. The visual tricks of the 2011 BMW 5-Series make it seem more imposing – bigger, wider triple intakes at the chin, liberal  use of the horizontal lines front and back, stretched lighting units – match well with the slightly lower height, wider track with pronounced haunches, and greater overall width. Despite all the features, the 2011 BMW 5-Series has made Vorsteiner to made tuning kit for it, click here to read our coverage.