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The gem that never made it, the 1969 Mercedes C111

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January 15th, 2009

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In the late 1960′s and early 1970′s, Mercedes was experimenting with new engine types.  Specifically they wanted to test diesel engines, Wankel engines, and turbochargers.  The C111 allowed them to do just that.  They fitted it with a 350hp, four rotor Wankel engine which could easily reach 180mph, and go from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds.  This also coincided with the oil crisis in the 1973, so the high-emission and gas-guzzling C111 never made it into production.

All I Want for Christmas

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December 23rd, 2008

I know it’s late notice, but this what you should be getting me for Christmas: The 2009 McLaren Stirling Moss SLR. Seriously.

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The Mercedes Benz – McLaren SLR collaboration is ending with one magnificent automotive orgasm of carbon fiber and rubber. Even without a windshield this thing is perfect. No more words; let’s just light a cigarette and bask in the afterglow.

Smart Car Ad

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July 22nd, 2008

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Even the ad promotes the reason you should get this car.