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Mario’s Getting a Mercedes


If you’ve ever played a Super Mario game, you’re going to love the new Japanese commercial for the Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV.  In it, an 8-bit Mario smashes blocks, collects coins, and runs over baddies in a pixelated Benz. When he wraps up the level, the NES game turns live-action, and a tough looking Mario in Batman-esque armor emerges from the SUV.  Besides being a fun ad, it marks a notable shift for both Nintendo and Mercedes-Benz.  It’s the first example of Nintendo licensing its intellectual property after its president Satoru Iwata announced the company would move in this direction as it struggles to profit from games on its Wii U console, Bloomberg reports. The GLA will also be the first real-life car available in the upcoming “Mario Kart 8.”

2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series


According to some recent reports in the German press, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has seemingly come to the end of the line. The production of the big super-coupe and convertible – which was unveiled in 2009, and launched in the markets in 2010 – will reportedly end in January 2014. However, buyers looking for a brand-new SLS after the end of the vehicle’s production in January will still be able to go in for the top Black Series model, which will probably continue to stay in production till June. Despite the fact that the media reports about the impending discontinuation of the SLS have, thus far, not been confirmed Mercedes AMG, it is widely speculated that the automaker is seemingly preparing to commence the production of its next hero car — likely to be dubbed SLC. The new SLC model – which is internally known at Mercedes AMG as the C190 – will probably be a smaller and lighter vehicle than the SLS. The reason behind the move is the fact that Mercedes AMG is possibly looking to offer a more nimble model which can challenge the Porsche 911. Other than being smaller and lighter as compared to the SLS, the new SLC model will also reportedly be offered with notably different powertrain options; so that a more affordable base model of the car can be provided to the customers.

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2011 Mercedes AMG Accessories.

High functionality, fine materials and impressive style characterise the new AMG Selection 2011 of first-class accessories.  The products are available in a business line for the office and commercial environment and a casual range for sport and leisure.  The collection includes items such as a functional laptop trolley suitcase in leather/nylon with variable interior compartments for clothes, a laptop and cable compartment plus wheels with AMG styling.  Other business accessories include a documents case with credit card and organizer compartments, a matt-finished aluminum retractable ball-point pen, a wallet, a key case plus a credit card holder.  Finally, the sports and leisure items in the AMG Selection 2011’s casual range include practical windcheaters, polo shirts and caps for women, men and children.  he collection includes the compact or full-size umbrella with a leather handle, Teflon coating, fiber-glass ribs and an embossed AMG logo, plus a leather sports bag, a key case and ring in carbon fibre/leather plus a matching lanyard in AMG-look.  For model car enthusiasts the AMG Selection 2011 also offers the gull-wing SLS AMG as high-quality 1:87, 1:43 and 1:18 scale models.