2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Price, Review

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, Enhancements on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander include an optional auto-dimming rearview mirror and a standard “Eco” indicator drive lamp. The Outlander’s rearview camera system has been changed to one that displays in the rearview mirror, and the lineup of trims has been whittled from four to three.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander is available in three trim levels: ES, SE and GT.

The entry-level ES is equipped with a four-cylinder engine and comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, roof rails, air-conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, full power accessories, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cloth upholstery, reclining rear seats and a six-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio input jack.

The SE adds 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, turn-signal mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, upgraded gauges and upholstery, a six-disc CD changer, sliding second-row seats, third-row seats and steering-column-mounted paddle shifters.

All Outlander GT models are powered by a 3.0-liter V6 and come with all the above-mentioned features plus automatic xenon headlights, automatic wipers, automatic climate control, chrome accents and soft-touch dash and door trim. The AWD GT also includes an active front differential, hill start assist and an advanced AWD mode selector.

SE models are eligible for the Premium package, which adds a sunroof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, a nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system with satellite radio and the soft-touch interior trim. The Touring package is offered on GT models; it features most of the amenities in the Premium package and adds leather upholstery (front- and second-row seats), heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver seat.

A hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic and digital-music storage is available as a stand-alone option for all trims, as are rear parking sensors, Mitsubishi’s Fuse hands-free link system, a rear entertainment system and remote engine start.

Powertrains and Performance

The Mitsubishi Outlander ES and SE are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. The GT has a 3.0-liter V6 that’s good for 230 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. Four-cylinder Outlanders come standard with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the V6-powered GT uses a traditional six-speed automatic. Both have manual-shift capability.

All-wheel drive is offered as an option on the SE and GT, while the ES is front-wheel drive only. The AWD system offers different driver-selectable modes to optimize traction in varying conditions. The GT’s all-wheel-drive system features an improved front differential and additional modes.

Safety

All major safety features are standard on the Outlander, including antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Whiplash-reducing front head restraints are also standard.

In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, the Outlander earned the top rating of “Good.” In roof-strength tests, the crossover scored an “Average” rating.

Interior Design and Special Features

With its square lines and unadorned surfaces, the Outlander’s cabin has an austere, masculine feel, with fewer accents and flourishes than you’ll find in some rival crossovers. Some might appreciate this lean aesthetic, but others might find the cabin too stark; additionally, there are some subpar plastics here and there. GT models are the nicest of the bunch, featuring a soft-touch upper instrument panel, and door trim with eye-catching double-stitch accents. The steering wheel tilts but doesn’t telescope, which may be an issue for taller drivers. The Outlander’s Fuse system allows you to make phone calls and access your iPod via voice commands, and it is relatively intuitive to use.

SE and GT models come with a third-row seat that will suffice in an emergency, but this seat is too slight and ineffectual for regular use. It’s small and cramped, and is located uncomfortably close to the tailgate glass; it also lacks proper padding, which results in its occupant being able to feel the seat’s frame in intimate detail. On the plus side, the Outlander offers a unique flip-down tailgate capable of supporting up to 440 pounds. With the second- and third-row seats folded, total cargo space measures nearly 73 cubic feet, which is very roomy for a small crossover SUV.

Driving Impressions

When it comes to driving dynamics, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander is among the most enjoyable picks in its segment. Its handling limits are noticeably higher than the typical crossover’s, its steering is pleasantly weighted and its suspension is tuned to deliver sportiness that doesn’t come at the expense of comfort. While the Outlander’s V6 isn’t as powerful as those in the Kia Sorento or Toyota RAV4, it offers brisk acceleration. As an added bonus, the all-wheel-drive system ably keeps the car planted on loose road surfaces like sand and snow.

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Price :

MSRP range: $22,345 – $27,895
Invoice price range: $21,402 – $26,717

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Specs :

Drivetrain : Front Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 3384
City (MPG) : 23
Hwy (MPG) : 28
Horsepower : 168@6000
Torque (lb-ft) : 167@4100
Wheelbase : 105.1
Length (in.) : 183.7
Width (in.) : 70.9
Height (in.) : 66.1

2011 Mitsubishi Strada Triton HD-X Spec Review

Strada Triton HD-X is made in mitsubishi car designed to conquer obstacles medan.Untuk prove very complete. Plus it makes the soil exposed to rain draining red ready HD-X 4M40 engine capacity of 2.8 liter SOHC engine has a power 97PS diesel with torque 22kgm

Track conditions are not shaped and deserve to be called the track “Hell” because of the difficult shot more than 10 km per hour was so slippery. Plus obstacles such as puddles of water, roads derivatives with the angle of 48 degrees, sharp turns uphill and the path with a depth of 30 centimeters long enough to test the power of the engine, the legs (suspension), and comfort.

Changes to the suspension by means of five leaves per combined double action makes more tender pickup dings and the rear does not move wild. On the contour of uneven road four wheel having traction remains the same because it is equipped with M-Locker.

No wonder, when crashing three-fourths as deep mud tires, HD-X drove with ease and does not sound tough new conflict. This is because the high ground clearance thanks to the use of tire size of 245/75 from the previous 205. Even if there was no minor collision, do not worry’d stuck by the axle or other components. For the design of the bottom of the HD-X flat.

So also when out of the mud, while rising to the surface of the ground, underneath the bumper and there was no affected. Plus a curved design helps the car deck out with ease. Proven under the front bumper does not tackle the ground while passing through derivative 48 degrees.

Start the engine power was tested after street derivatives. We must turn with sharp corners and uphill. Without stepping on the gas pedal too much, HD-X can creep well. Maybe this is after there is change in torque of 20.2 kgm to 22 kgm making power under a bit grumpy.

Kala try out the track 2, track conditions slightly below 1. There remains the mud, the Superbowl and several broken and the road curves uphill 20 degrees. Permanent road surface slippery but not slippery as the first.

Price : $ 28900

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Price, Review

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, 2012 is the last model year of production for the Eclipse and, in order to send it out on a high note, Mitsubishi has added a Special Edition model to the mix. This SE model will feature black side mirrors, dark finish alloy wheels, and an extensive list of high-end standard features seen on the GS Sport.

Mitsubishi’s distinct sports coupe is back for 2012, but according to the automaker, this is its last year of production. For Eclipse enthusiasts looking to buy this boldly styled coupe in its final year, there is a new model Mitsubishi is calling the Special Edition. The Eclipse SE features black side mirrors and 18-inch dark finish alloy wheels, to name a couple features. The 2012 Eclipse is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 162 horsepower.

If you have a lead foot, Mitsubishi offers a GT model that has a 265-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 engine under the hood. This engine is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission that incorporates Mitsubishi’s Sportronic transmission technology. The GS model is the most affordable of the lineup.

Standard features include a six-speaker 140-watt AM/FM/CD player with MP3 playing capability, dual exhaust, and 18-inch alloy wheels to name a few. The Eclipse is equipped with six standard airbags, as well as electronic brake force distribution. Other safety features include active stability control, and traction control logic. The standard Eclipse might be a bit light on the power for some, but the GT is a more competitive coupe.

The 2012 Eclipse has a very distinct look. It features fender flares that widen the vehicle’s stance, as well as fog lights and a low-profile front end. The rounded rear may be considered by some to be the weak point, although the dual exhausts do help. The Eclipse rides on standard 18-inch wheels that add to the sportiness of the coupe and convertible.

The interior of the Eclipse is very sleek, which adds to the sportiness of the car. It features sporty chrome pedals. The interior control panels illuminate a light-blue color at night, and Mitsubishi says the gauges were inspired by those found on motorcycles.

While the base Eclipse’s 2.4-liter engine doesn’t pack much punch with 162 horsepower, the GT model is more likely to satisfy. It packs a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces 265 horsepower. This vehicle is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission with Mitsubishi’s Sportronic transmission technology, which allows the driver to manually select gears. The Eclipse features numerous standard safety features such as six airbags and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Other standard features include active stability control and traction control Logic.

Body Style: Coupe, Convertible
Engines: 2.4L, I-4; 3.8L V-6
Transmissions: 5M; 4A; 5A
Models: GS, GS Sport, GT, SE

EPA Fuel Economy
Eclipse four-cylinder: 20/27-28 mpg city/highway
Eclipse six-cylinder: 16-17/24-25 mpg city/highway

Price : $19,499 – $29,089

2012 MINI Coupe Price, Review, Specs

2012 MINI Coupe Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The MINI Coupe is MINI’s new 2seat coupe with a distinctive flat silhouette and stepped up rear end design. The MINI Coupe is offered with the same drivetrains as the other models and includes a John Cooper Works version. MINI describes the chassis, weigh balance and body structure as geared toward driving fun and is offered with exclusive colors and materials, the roof in contrasting colors and a new version of the optional Sport Stripes. The two-seat configuration allows for cargo stowage behind the seats, rear luggage area with a high liftgate and a two-piece luggage compartment cover in a three-dimensional design.

The 2012 MINI Coupe is MINI’s new two-seat coupe that is distinguished from the other MINI models by a unique flat roof and stepped up rear end design. The MINI Cooper Coupe is powered by a 121-horsepower 1.6-liter engine and the Cooper S Coupe offers a 181-horsepower version with a twin-scroll turbocharged and direct injection. The John Cooper Works Coupe bumps the power to 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque from the turbo engine. The unique silhouette of the MINI Coupe incorporates steeply raked A-pillars and windshield, integrated roof spoiler and active rear spoiler.

The Coupe represents the brand’s foray into what it refers to as the super compact sports car class, an attempt to maintain the traditional MINI design ethos while creating a car optimized for spirited motoring.

The Coupe distinguishes itself visually with an unusual “helmet” roof (available in black, red and silver) supported by black pillars. There are oval-shaped recesses in the roof liner for increased headroom inside, while the rear section of the roof houses an active spoiler that extends automatically at 50 mph to optimize airflow. The steeply raked windshield is slanted an additional 13 degrees compared with a normal Cooper for a sportier look.

For all of the structural and aesthetic changes, the Coupe is still heavily based on the MINI Cooper. The pair share the same engine options, which in the case of the base coupe is a 1.6-liter inline-four cylinder. The little engine sports parent company BMW’s flexible VALVETRONIC variable valve timing technology and produces 121 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 revs, good for a quoted zero-to-60 mph time of 8.3 seconds. It certainly won’t be winning any drag races, but it won’t live in fear of being smoked by semis, either.

Inside, the Coupe utilizes the traditionally quirky MINI control and instrumentation layout, with an enormous speedometer in the center of the dash and a steering-column mounted tachometer. In keeping with the nature of the car, sport seats are fitted as standard. A pass-through feature links the trunk to the passenger compartment for extra cargo versatility to go along with the car’s racy styling.

Befitting the brand’s quasi-premium intentions, the Coupe features a healthy list of standard equipment including speed-sensitive power steering, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, height-adjustable seats, air conditioning and an audio system with MP3-compatible CD player and AUX IN connection.

Optional equipment includes Park Distance Control, black headlight housing, xenon headlights, Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Access, automatic climate control, automatically dimming rear-view mirror and exterior mirrors, a storage package and for the aesthetically challenged, a rear luggage carrier rack. Entertainment options include a Harman Kardon sound system, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation, a USB audio interface and a navigation system with a 6.5 inch display in the center of the speedometer.

Additionally, a wide variety of racing stripes, graphics and unique upholstery options are available for customers desirous of additional personalization.

Active safety features include Dynamic Stability and Traction Control systems and, as an option, an Electronic Differential Lock Control that helps keep the inside front wheel from spinning excessively when exiting tight turns.
In the event of a collision, the Coupe comes equipped with dual front and head-thorax airbags, which are integrated into the sides of the seat backrests and protect the head, upper body and hip area from injury in the event of a side-on impact.

2012 Mini Coupe Price :

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe – $22,000: Power comes from a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder making 122-hp at 6,000 rpm and 118 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 9 seconds with a top speed of 127 mph.
2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe – $25,300: Power comes from 1.6 liter 4-cylinder with a twin-scrool turbocharger making 184-hp at 5,500 rpm and 192 lb-ft of torque between 1,600 – 5,000 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph.
2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe – $31,900: Power comes from a 1.6 liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 211-hp at 6,000 rpm and 192 lb-ft between 2,000 and 5,100 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.

2012 Mini Coupe Specs :
Engines & Power
Standard Engine : 1.6L 121 hp I4
Horsepower : 121 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) : 114 @ 4250 RPM

Transmissions
6-Speed Automatic Overdrive : Opt.
6-Speed Manual Overdrive : Std.

Fuel Economy
City (mpg) : 28 – 29
Highway (mpg) : 36 – 37

Comfort & Convenience
Sunroof : N/A
Air Conditioning : Std.
Power Windows : Std.
Power Door Locks : Std.
Leather Seats : Opt.
Power Seats : N/A
Max. Seating : 2
Number of Doors : 2

Entertainment
Cassette Player : N/A
CD Player : Std.
Nav. System : Opt.

Safety
Airbags : Driver; Passenger; Side
ABS Brakes : Std.
Traction Control : Std.
Stability Control : Std.

Final Assembly
Location : Great Britain

2012 The mercedes-benz sL-class Price, Review

2012 The mercedes-benz sL-class, what car reviews, Now down to two models and a few more months on the market, the Mercedes-Benz SL Class folding-hardtop convertible makes a grand exit, still every bit as lovely and talented as when it made its debut almost a decade ago.
A new SL Class is on the way for the 2013 model year, but in truth the current car is one that could live on a while longer. It’s a stupendous piece of engineering, with timeless looks and performance that ranges from strong to stellar, depending on which V-8 engine is underhood.

2012 The mercedes-benz sL-class specs

It may not be as chic as some of the latest near-exotics, but the SL acquits itself extremely well at the valet stand and on the long and winding road. The SL 550 leaves little room for other pricey roadsters to outgun it; the SL 63 AMG has even more brilliant peaks of acceleration and grip, faster than an Aston Martin Vantage and not far off the mark set by the Porsche 911. (A Nissan GT-R will trounce it, but to be fair, it’ll backhand some sport bikes, too.)

The relaxed side of its personality unfolds in its very well-controlled ride and in its very roomy, tony cabin. The carry-on space gets beaten by a single overhead bin on a Canadair jet, but the SL roadsters never fail for a comfortable driving position or for spread-out space, even with the top up.

Given the choice between the two SLs, we’d always opt for the SL 63 AMG, for its time-warping acceleration and its multi-contour seats and an amazingly tractable ride. But even those who slow things down a little in the SL 550 won’t lack for a big V-8 burble, or for a huge array of standard features. And either way, there’s the simple but brilliant AIRSCARF, which deserves some kind of Nobel of its own. Anything that adds a few days or weeks to summer is an inspiration all its own.

The SL550′s engine remains unchanged, with a 5.5-liter V8 delivering 382 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 391 pound-feet of torque between 2,800 and 4,800 rpm. Although, the latest model enjoys a slight bump in fuel economy to 14 city, 22 highway.
Both the improved fuel economy and quick zero-to-60 time of 5.3 seconds can give some thanks to the seven-speed automatic transmission.

The car’s steering system has been improved to feature a variable rack ratio, which adjusts in line with the steering angle, increasing sharply as soon as this reaches five degrees. All of which means that, compared to a steering system with a constant ratio, the driver
does not have to move the steering wheel as much when cornering.

New lighting technology
A new shape isn’t the only thing the SL’s new headlights have going for them. The units are equipped as standard with powerful bi-xenon bulbs that are purportedly more powerful and more energy-efficient than comparable LED headlamps.

Now available is the Intelligent Light System, featuring five distinct functions, which are automatically selected. They are: country mode, motorway mode, enhanced fog lamps, cornering light function and active light function.

Motorway mode is activated in two stages when the speed exceeds 56 mph, increasing the driver’s range of vision by up to 60 percent. When the active light function is activated, the headlamps pivot to the side in line with the steering angle when the driver enters a bend, allowing them to see around 80 feet further into a long bend. The cornering light function is activated automatically at speeds below 44 mph.

Interior
The interior has been improved with better seats, a new-look three-spoke leather steering wheel, and a completely restyled instrument cluster.

2012 The mercedes-benz sL-class price

The mercedes-benz sL-class price is $103,650 – $140,440 and the invoices price is $96,395 – $130,609 the price is with two options, its available in twi trims.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Price, Review

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a compact two-seat roadster introduced by the luxury automaker back in 1997 and hailed as one of the first modern retractable hard-top convertibles. Preceding other hard-top convertibles like the Lexus SC, Chrysler Sebring and even Mercedes’ own SL, the SLK combined sporty good looks with a rear-wheel drive layout and slotted into the market as the automaker’s entry-level convertible.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has long been known. In the past that wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing, but the completely redesigned 2012 SLK re-enters the fray with bold new styling, a fuel-efficient new base engine and most importantly, a lot more fun behind the wheel.

The SLK will be offered with a pair of engine choices. At the top of the heap is a 304-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 in the SLK350 that helps the roadster scoot to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds with its standard automatic transmission. The German automaker says that this combination is capable of a 23 mpg combined fuel consumption figure.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a two-seat convertible with a retractable hardtop roof. There are SLK250 and SLK350 trim levels, which are primarily differentiated by engine.

Standard equipment on the SLK350 gets 18-inch wheels and sun-reflective leather upholstery, automatic wipers, LED running lights, auto-dimming rearview and driver mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats and four-way lumbar adjustment, driver memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio and a USB audio jack.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 gets a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The seven-speed auto is standard. In performance testing, it went from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds — a few tenths slower than the Z4 sDrive35i. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined.

Safety

Every Mercedes SLK comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, knee airbags and side airbags that cover the abdomen and head. Also standard are rollbars and the Attention Assist system, which monitors the driver for signs of inattention or drowsiness. The optional PreSafe system anticipates an imminent crash and automatically takes measures to better secure occupants.

Interior Design and Special Features

As the new SLK’s interior design closely mimics that of the Mercedes SLS, owners of the range-topping supercar may be a little miffed that their car essentially shares the same cabin with Benz’s cheapest sports car. Too bad for them, but SLK owners will enjoy the same restrained dash styling and top-notch materials and construction. Controls are virtually identical to those found throughout the Mercedes lineup, meaning you’re not missing out on functionality or features just because you’ve bought a two-seater.

Driving Impressions

The SLK has always been more about touring than outright sport, but thanks to its new suspension tuning and well-sorted steering, this is the best-handling SLK to date and delivers quite a few grins around the corners. Of course, the pinnacle of classic, razor-sharp roadster handling remains the Porsche Boxster, but falling short of that standard isn’t something to be ashamed of.

 

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Specs :

Engines & Power
Standard Engine : 3.5L 302 hp V6
Horsepower : 302 @ 6500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) : 273 @ 3500 RPM

Transmissions
7-Speed Automatic Overdrive : Std.
Fuel Economy
City (mpg) : 20
Highway (mpg) : 29

Comfort & Convenience
Sunroof : N/A
Air Conditioning : Std.
Power Windows : Std.
Power Door Locks : Std.
Leather Seats : Std.
Power Seats : Std.
Max. Seating : 2
Number of Doors : 2

Entertainment
Cassette Player : N/A
CD Player : Std.
Nav. System : Opt.

Safety
Airbags : Driver Passenger Side
ABS Brakes : Std.
Traction Control : Std.
Stability Control : Std.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Price :

Base Retail Price (MSRP) : $54,800
Base Invoice Price : $50,964
Destination Charge : $875

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Price, Review, Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The Mercedes-Benz GLK was first shown in concept form at the North American International Auto Show in January 2008. The concept was very close to the production model which debuted later in 2008 at the Auto China in Beijing. While a diesel was on display in China, the U.S. initially receives the GLK350 exclusively. Unlike the brand’s M-Class, the new GLK-Class features an angular design similar to the legendary G-Class. The GLK is the fifth SUV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is the second-cheapest Mercedes you can buy in this country, and yet you’d never guess it by the way it looks, feels and drives. Close the GLK’s doors and the metallic thump is reminiscent of closing a bank vault — all that’s missing is that spinning wheel thing. Drive over railroad tracks and the GLK feels as if it’s made from a solid block of concrete — there’s no jarring or jiggling greeting your backside. This sort of impenetrable feeling is a hallmark of Mercedes’ current lineup and certainly makes any sort of anticipated GLK price premium seem worth it — though in reality, the GLK is actually quite competitively priced.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class consists of only a single model: the GLK350. When equipped with all-wheel drive, it receives a 4Matic moniker.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, front and rear foglamps, roof rails, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a cargo cover, Bluetooth, the COMAND electronics interface and a six-speaker sound system with a single-CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

The Premium 1 package adds a power liftgate, a panoramic sunroof (optional separately), rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory functions, front-seat four-way power lumbar adjustment, a compass and satellite radio (optional separately). The COMAND package adds a navigation system, a larger infotainment display, real-time traffic, digital music storage and voice controls. The Multimedia package is similar, but adds a rearview camera and an iPod interface (optional separately). A six-CD changer can be added to both of these packages.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 268 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard. 4Matic all-wheel drive is optional.

Safety

The GLK comes standard with stability control, antilock disc brakes with brake assist and brake drying, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and driver/passenger pelvic airbags. Parking sensors and Mercedes’ mbrace emergency telematics are optional.

Interior Design and Special Features

The GLK’s cabin looks as if its designers stuck exclusively to rulers when penning the many surfaces — there’s barely a rounded edge to be found. While this produces a rather austere and stark environment (particularly in black), the interior is solidly crafted with top-notch materials and tight panel fits. The standard MB-Tex vinyl upholstery is not only nicer than many makers’ real leather, but we actually thought it was leather until we peeked at our GLK test car’s equipment list.

Cabin controls can seem a little complicated at first, but the combination of physical dash buttons, steering wheel controls and the multifunction COMAND knob are a reasonable solution to complicated stereo, navigation and telephone functions. The climate controls are the standard Benz units, which means they are fairly simple to use. They are mounted a little low in the GLK, though.

Maximum cargo capacity is 54.7 cubic feet, which is less than every compact and midsize competitor (often considerably so). The same goes for backseat room, making it a better choice for singles or couples without kids rather than families. Headroom is ample for all passengers.

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK’s most notable characteristic is the rock-solid feel its chassis and unibody construction display over every bump and road imperfection. Even the worst potholes and railroad tracks are greeted with a muted thump and absolutely no body shudder or unpleasantness transferred to your backside. The ride may be on the firm side for some people, but the GLK is otherwise a nicely tuned luxury vehicle that glides along freeways with confidence and comfort.

Through corners, the GLK feels very much like the tall C-Class it is. It remains well-planted despite its top-heavy nature, and its steering is well-weighted and offers plenty of feedback. We wouldn’t describe the GLK as particularly fun compared to an Audi Q5 or BMW X3, but it seems just right for its likely clientele.

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Price :

MSRP:$35,880
Invoice price:$33,368

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Specs :

Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 4012
City (MPG) : 16
Hwy (MPG) : 23
Horsepower : 268@6000
Torque (lb-ft) : 258@2400-5000
Wheelbase : 108.5
Length (in.) : 178.3
Width (in.) : 74.25
Height (in.) : 66.9

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Price, Review

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The newest supercar from Mercedes is all new. Unlike the McLaren that it replaces, this car is solely designed and engineered by Mercedes. Even the 6.2-liter V-8, which was sourced from the SL63 AMG, had so many significant changes more than 120 redesigned parts that it has a new internal designation. Top speed is said to be 197 mph.

Mercedes-Benz as well as McLaren were not completely happy with the SLR supercar. The vehicle was engineered by both carmakers. In 2011, the SLR has been displaced by the SLS AMG by Mercedes-Benz. The SLS demonstrates the first time in nearly forty years that Mercedes has crafted a vehicle sporting gullwing doors. Ingress and egress is only minimally compromised with such an addition.

The SLS is just under 183 inches long — slightly longer than the SL — and is a mere 49.3-inches tall. It is rounded corners and aerodynamically slippery, with gorgeous gullwing doors. But it isn’t pretty from every angle.

The cabin is sports-car pure, yet still contains bits of die-cast aluminum brightwork. Its design was inspired by aircraft cockpits; the dashboard has a wing-like shape with electroplated vents. The center console is made from matte metal.

With 563 horsepower and an estimated 3573-pound curb weight, the SLS AMG’s weight/power ratio is an impressive 6.3:1, and it reaches 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Paddles allow quick, easy shifts. Switching from hard acceleration to hard braking and taking the SLS through tight turns near the adhesion limits of the tires don’t bother this car in the slightest. Yet the suspension also excels at absorbing bumps in the road.

AMG’s three-stage stability control is standard on this car, as are eight airbags. Ventilated, perforated compound disc brakes come with the SLS AMG, and larger ceramic carbon brakes are available.

Bodystyles: Coupe
Engines: 6.2L V-8
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic
Models: SLS AMG

EPA Fuel Economy
14 mpg city/19 mpg highway

Price : $183,000

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price, Review, Specs

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The C-Class is the Mercedes-Benz entry luxury sedan and coupe. The sedan was redesigned for 2008 and receives updated for 2012 while a coupe version is offered for the first time. Also new for 2012 is the C36 AMG Coupe Black Series, the most powerful C-Class ever produced with a 510-horsepower normally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 engine combined with the AMB SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed transmission. The C-Class was introduced in 1993 as a 1994 model to replace the 190 sedan. The first C-Class Coupe was introduced for 2002 and continued through the 2005 model.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in sedan and coupe body styles, both of which are available in C250, C350 and C63 AMG trim levels. The sedan is furthermore available as a C300 4Matic, while the coupe gets an added C63 AMG Black Series.

The C250 and C300 trims all come standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, a sunroof, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats (with adjustable lumbar), MB Tex vinyl upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming interior and driver-side mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack, a USB audio jack and HD radio. The C300 4Matic adds all-wheel drive and a V6 engine.

In sedan form, the C250 and C300 are further differentiated into Luxury and Sport sub-trims. These differ in wheel design, suspension tuning, styling details, steering wheel design and interior trim type. When equipped with 4Matic all-wheel drive, the Luxury also includes a comfort-tuned suspension. The Premium 1 package adds on four-way adjustable lumbar support for the front seats, heated front seats, driver memory functions, a power-adjustable steering wheel, split-folding rear seats and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system with satellite radio and an iPod interface (optional separately as well).

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that produces 201 hp and 229 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic are standard. According to Mercedes, the rear-drive C250 goes from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, and at the time of this writing, this engine was estimated by Mercedes to achieve 24 mpg combined and 30 mpg highway.

The Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 228 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, and it’s the only C-Class that gets all-wheel drive. According to Mercedes, it, too, goes from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, and the manufacturer assesses fuel economy at 20 mpg combined.

Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz C350 is a 3.5-liter V6 good for 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes estimates a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds and fuel economy of 21 mpg combined.

With the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, you get a 6.2-liter V8 that cranks out 451 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque; add the AMG Development package and hp gets bumped up to 481. A seven-speed automated manual transmission is standard. In Edmunds performance testing of the previous C63 with its more conventional transmission, it shot to 60 mp in 4.4 seconds (the new transmission may be good for a tenth or two off that). Fuel economy is estimated by Mercedes to be 16 mpg combined.

The C63 AMG Black Series gets a more powerful version of the 6.2-liter V8 good for 510 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. AMG says it’ll hit 60 in 4.2 seconds.

Safety

Every 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, a driver knee airbag, front side thorax airbags, front side pelvic airbags and full-length curtain airbags. Also standard is Mercedes Attention Assist, which monitors the driver for signs of drowsiness and inattention. Rear side thorax airbags are standard on the coupe and optional on the sedan. Other safety-oriented options include the Lane Tracking package — which adds a blind-spot warning system and a lane-departure warning system — and Mercedes-Benz mbrace emergency telematics.

Interior Design and Special Features

Just tugging on the C-Class’ door handle makes you feel as if you’ve cracked open an impenetrable vault. This model’s interior was always beautifully crafted and it gets even better for 2012, though its austere ambience and angular design may still convey a less luxurious feel to some. Additional wood or metal trim for 2012 helps in this regard, while opting for a two-tone color scheme adds at least a small amount of warmth and excitement.

The controls are straightforward for this class of car, and Mercedes’ optional COMAND electronics interface is fairly easy to use; the iPod interface is particularly user-friendly. The COMAND screen no longer pops out of the dash like before, and it seems like a good change to us, as it’s a cleaner look and one less thing to go wrong.

Though the sedan is bigger than previous C-Class editions, it’s hardly the best choice for growing families. Some might find a child seat difficult to install in the narrow, bucketlike backseat positions, and the 12.4-cubic-foot trunk is on the small side. As for the coupe, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s definitely not a good choice for families, but then two-door luxury cars seldom are. Its trunk of 11.7 cubic feet is average-sized for the small luxury coupe class.

Driving Impressions

Regardless of whether you opt for the 2012 C250, C300 or C350, Mercedes’ entry-level luxury car boasts precise steering and handling, as well as overall driving dynamics that measure up just fine compared to other sedans and coupes in the segment. Despite their somewhat sporty character, the Sport variants are never harsh on the road and can tackle long road trips with ease. The Luxury variants ride a little softer and have a quieter exhaust system, resulting in a more serene driving environment.

Though the C250′s four-cylinder isn’t as potent as the turbocharged four-cylinder in the Audi A4/A5, its performance should be suitable for most drivers; the C300 4Matic offers slightly more power and all-weather traction. With the C350, you get an engine that’s truly compelling; this V6 has a sharp, responsive character and increased hp for 2012

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price :

MSRP range: $34,800 – $61,430
Invoice price range: $32,364 – $57,130

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specs :

Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 3538
City (MPG): 21
Hwy (MPG) : 31
Horsepower : 201@5500
Torque (lb-ft): 229@2200-4300
Wheelbase : 108.7
Length (in.) : 180.7
Width (in.) : 69.7
Height (in.) : 54.8

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Price, Review & Picture

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, There is a new limited edition for 2011 the SL550 Night Edition, of which 100 will be produced. It comes with matte black paint, premium black leather, 19-inch AMG wheels, and silver painted brake calipers. All models get tire-pressure monitoring, HD Radio, and Sirius Traffic. Quartz Blue is new paint color. The SL600 model and amazing SL65 Black do not return.

The two-passenger SL-Class is held precious and is honored by Mercedes-Benz; the carmaker launched the vehicle in the 1950s for the purposes of racing. The SL translates as Sport Leicht or Sport Light, and it is a successful endurance race car. After many incarnations, the SL-Class is a vehicle that is an expression of status. Presently, models are luxurious, they have lots of brightwork, and it is heavier than ever before.

The SL-Class has a heavier body weight but that doesn’t dampen its abilities; the car has had powertrain increases over time. The SL Class 2011 model is a 2010 carryover. Three motors are offered including the 5.5-Liter or V-8 with 518 hp, the 6.0-Liter V-12 with 604 hp, and the 6.2-Liter V-8. The V-8s are joined to a seven-speed auto tranny; the V-12s are joined to a five-speed auto.

The modern-day SL is streamlined, low-slung, and large. Whether you prefer coupe or convertible, the SL can satisfy both, as the retractable power hardtop keeps the lines attractive whether the top is up or down.

The cabin is awash in luxury leather and wood, and all of the creature comforts you would expect at this price range. Both seats are 12-way adjustable and heated, and navigation and a 10-speaker audio system are standard.

Even though the SL-Class may be perceived as more boulevard cruiser than track performer, the convertible gets up to speed in a hurry. The S550, by Mercedes’ estimates, takes only 5.3 seconds to get to 60 mph. That number goes down to 4.5 seconds in the SL63 and 4.2 in the SL65. The AMG models offer three-stage traction control and Speedshift transmission.

Four-wheel discs with four-channel ABS and brake assist are standard, as are stability control and traction control. Dual front airbags, head-thorax side-impact airbags, and a driver knee airbag also come standard.

Bodystyles: Convertible
Engines: 5.5L V-8, 6.2L V-8, 6.0L V-12
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic
Models: SL550, SL63 AMG, SL65 AMG

EPA Fuel Economy
SL550: 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway
SL63 AMG: 12 mpg city/19 mpg highway
SL65 AMG: 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway

Price : $102,600 – $198,750

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Price, Review

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, There is a new limited edition for 2011 — the SL550 Night Edition, of which 100 will be produced. It comes with matte black paint, premium black leather, 19-inch AMG wheels, and silver painted brake calipers. All models get tire-pressure monitoring, HD Radio, and Sirius Traffic. Quartz Blue is new paint color. The SL600 model and amazing SL65 Black do not return.

The two-passenger SL-Class is held precious and is honored by Mercedes-Benz; the carmaker launched the vehicle in the 1950s for the purposes of racing. The SL translates as Sport Leicht or Sport Light, and it is a successful endurance race car. After many incarnations, the SL-Class is a vehicle that is an expression of status. Presently, models are luxurious, they have lots of brightwork, and it is heavier than ever before.

The SL-Class has a heavier body weight but that doesn’t dampen its abilities; the car has had powertrain increases over time. The SL Class 2011 model is a 2010 carryover. Three motors are offered including the 5.5-Liter or V-8 with 518 hp, the 6.0-Liter V-12 with 604 hp, and the 6.2-Liter V-8. The V-8s are joined to a seven-speed auto tranny; the V-12s are joined to a five-speed auto.

In 2009, the SL-Class was redesigned. The car retains the same dimensions and basic structure as earlier models. This car comes in a convertible too. If you want a hardtop roadster with a retractable roof, this vehicle is ideal.

The modern-day SL is streamlined, low-slung, and large. Whether you prefer coupe or convertible, the SL can satisfy both, as the retractable power hardtop keeps the lines attractive whether the top is up or down. The cabin is awash in luxury leather and wood, and all of the creature comforts you would expect at this price range. Both seats are 12-way adjustable and heated, and navigation and a 10-speaker audio system are standard.

Even though the SL-Class may be perceived as more boulevard cruiser than track performer, the convertible gets up to speed in a hurry. The S550, by Mercedes’ estimates, takes only 5.3 seconds to get to 60 mph. That number goes down to 4.5 seconds in the SL63 and 4.2 in the SL65. The AMG models offer three-stage traction control and Speedshift transmission.

Four-wheel discs with four-channel ABS and brake assist are standard, as are stability control and traction control. Dual front airbags, head-thorax side-impact airbags, and a driver knee airbag also come standard.

Bodystyles: Convertible
Engines: 5.5L V-8, 6.2L V-8, 6.0L V-12
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic
Models: SL550, SL63 AMG, SL65 AMG

EPA Fuel Economy
SL550: 14 mpg city/21 mpg highway
SL63 AMG: 12 mpg city/19 mpg highway
SL65 AMG: 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Price, Review & Picture

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The 2011 CL-Class lineup features a restyled body and cabin and new mbrace telematics. The CL550′s 5.5-liter V-8 has been replaced by a 4.6-liter, 429-horsepower direct-injection V-8 with 47 more horses and a whopping 185 pound-feet more torque. The CL63 gets a new twin-turbo 5.5-liter direct-injected V-8 with stop/start technology, plus AMG’s seven-speed multi-clutch trans. CL65 now offers more power, and there are several new safety systems on all models.

The CL-Class by Mercedes-Benz is the vehicle manufacturer’s largest coupe offering sporting a wheel base of 116-inches. The car is shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The CL-Class has a similar styling to the S-Class and when the latter vehicle got a redesign the CL-Class was also redesigned. In 2011 models, new changes have been made including the addition of extravagant wheel arches, assertive contouring, and an angular nose and tail.

There are not many coupes offered at this price or size. The CL-Class resides in an elite group; The vehicle is a competitor of Bentley and Jaguar offerings. Car buyers that choose the CL-Class can choose from the V-8 or V-12 motor. Both engines are joined to a seven-speed auto tranny. The V-8, direct injection, twin-turbo engine offers 429 horsepower and the CL-Class comes with all-wheel-drive too.

The CL-Class offers a great deal of power and its steering is refined. The car buyer will be more than pleased in his or her investment. The rear seating is somewhat compromised however, so if you demand spaciousness, opt for the S-Class instead.

The 2011 C-Class receives a new hood, grille, and fenders, and a new exterior color, Magnetite Black, is available. There are also LED turn signals and taillights. The C-Class rolls on 18-, 19-, or 20-inch wheels depending on trim level and options. The CL-Class seats four. Leather seating, 14-way power heated and vented seats and an 11-speaker harman/kardon audio system are standard. Alcantara headliner, Bluetooth interface, iPod integration, and heated steering wheel are available.

The smallest engine, now a twin-turbo V-8, adds nearly 200 pound-feet of torque for 2011. The largest engine also has more power: 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. All four provide smooth, seemingly endless power backed by a choice of seven-speed automatics. Despite its large size, the CL-Class’ handling is top-notch; AMG options make straight-line 0-to-60 runs even more entertaining and braking power even more impressive. Dual front airbags, front and rear side airbags, driver-side knee bag, and full-length head curtain are standard. Also standard are four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability control, attention assist, active lane keeping assist, and active blind spot assist.

Body styles: Coupe
Engines: 4.6L V-8, 5.5L turbocharged V-8, 6.0L V-12, 6.2L V-12
Transmissions: 7-speed automatic
Models: CL550 4MATIC, CL63 AMG, CL600, CL65 AMG

Price : $113,150 – $209,300