Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG vs Bentley Mulsanne! [Head 2 Head Episode 22]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman takes you into the world of the top 1% as he pits the Bentley Mulsanne against the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. Which car is the ultimate toy for the rich and famous?
1971 Mechatronik Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG [Car and Driver]
Sam Smith takes a look at the Mechatronik 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 M-Coupe and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG to see how much Mercedes has and hasn’t changed over the years in the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.
Väth has revealed its latest restoration project in the guise of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3. Codenamed W109, the full size limousine was a predecessor to the S-Class and was built from 1967 to 1972.
The German firm stripped the 300 SEL 6.3 down to the bare metal and either replaced or repaired any parts that needed fixing, including the massive 6.3-liter M100 V8 engine, which was disassembled and re-built.
Väth says the factory 6.3-liter unit produces a peak output of 247hp (250PS) at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 510Nm (376 lb-ft) allowing the limo to sprint from standstill to 100km/h (62mph) in 6.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 220km/h (137mph).
With 612-horses and 1,000Nm (737 lb-ft) of peak torque on tap from its 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, the pre-facelift S65 AMG is no slouch by any means, which is why German tuning firm CFC-SUNDERN decided to leave the performance aspects of the Mercedes-Benz saloon untouched and focus on the styling.
The tuner starts out by outfitting the 2006-2009 S65 AMG with the redesigned front and rear bumpers, exterior mirrors, headlamps, taillights and side skirts of the refreshed 2010MY version introduced in the first half of 2009.
Next up are the Lamborghini style front doors along with white colored alloy wheels shod in beefier front and rear tires and new exhaust tips. The exterior look is completed with a two-color foil wrap.
The German design house continues with the interior that is dressed in quilted black and white Nappa leather, while other touches include the not so discrete ‘La familia’ logos stitched on the headrests and the white-leather steering wheel.