Saudi Billionaire’s Insane Fleet of Gold Cars

Image via Snapper Media

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Although we can do a lot to make our Mercedes-Benz body parts look like new or made sportier, chances are pretty low that you’d be able to do what a Saudi billionaire prince has done. He has a fleet of golden supercars, including the six-tire Mercedes-Benz monstrosity seen in the picture here. To see more, check out the link below.

 

This tourist took luxury travel to a whole new level after bringing his fleet of flashy cars valued at $1.8 million to the streets of London.

The cars’ owner, a prince reportedly from Saudi Arabia, was snapped driving his uber plush fleet among the city’s busy streets this week.

The vehicles, which are wrapped in gold vinyl, have an estimated total value of $2.35 million, CNN reported. […]

The owner of the luxury fleet has been named as playboy prince Saudi billionaire Turki Bin Abdullah.

According to the UK Telegraph, the prince is currently in the country touring the wealthy parts of West London with a group of friends and instead of getting a private car or taxi, has brought his cars with him. Continue Reading

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Mercedes-Benz Worried About Diesel Emissions – Begins Investigation

diesel-engineDue to the whole fiasco surrounding Volkswagen and their diesel engine emissions lies, the Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has begun an investigation. They are looking to find whether or not their certification processes are correct, which should help to keep the car manufacturer out of trouble regarding Mercedes-Benz engines, even if this news made the company’s stock value drop.

 

The same day that Volkswagen AG reported that the diesel emissions scandal that has cost it $18.2 billion so far, Mercedes Benz parent company Daimler said today that it is launching an internal investigation into the emissions certification process for its diesel vehicles. That news, plus a shortfall on first quarter earnings expectations, sent shares 5.5% lower.

Daimler said the diesel probe stems from communications it has had with the U.S. Dept. of Justice. This action also follows the filing of a lawsuit by a U.S.-based Mercedes vehicle owner charging the German automaker with allegedly using a device to affect its emissions tests.

The suit, filed by Seattle, Washington-based law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shaprio, LLP, says the action is based, in part, on an article published in German magazine Der Spiegel, which claims that Mercedes admitted to designing the diesel-powered vehicles to shut off emissions controls in cooler ambient temperatures to protect the engine. Continue Reading

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Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission from Daimler Chrysler on the Way

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The company that owns Mercedes-Benz – Daimler Chrysler – has begun producing a nine-speed automatic transmission at their factory in Sebes, Romania. That being said, it shouldn’t be long before top-of-the-line models from Mercedes come equipped with the units installed. This addition should make for interesting modifications and new dynamics when replacing a transmission.

 

Daimler has begun production of its 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission at its Sebes factory in Romania. The production is being handled by its Romanian subsidiary Star Assembly.

The German luxury car-maker has invested about €300m to expand the production capacity at the facility and creating 1000 new jobs in the process. The facility will spread across area roughly ten times that of a football pitch.

The production at Seres facility was officially inaugurated by Romanian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Costin Borc and Mercedes-Benz Cars member of the Divisional Board Markus Schäfer and other members. Continue Reading

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Hideous Rims that Should’ve Never Existed

Asanti-ostrich-leather-rimsRims can make or break the look of a car. In the article linked below from Jalopnik, they searched far and wide to showcase some of the ugliest tires ever created, and you’d have to see them to believe they were ever actually created.

Wondering why the rims pictured to the left look so odd? It’s because Asanti felt like they should be lined with none other than ostrich leather. Seriously.

 

A good set of wheels is one of the cheapest ways to improve your ride’s looks, but just lack of taste can lead to disastrous results. Jalopnik readers have a few ideas about what we should avoid…

10.) Envy Monolyth

Using a set of Envy Monolyth wheels is fine as long as you’re preparing a surprise for a young dotcom billionaire. In any other case, just forget it. Continue Reading

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Check Out this Insane Rally Racing Crash

During the YPH Ralley Argentina 21 for the FIA World Ralley Championship, the Volkswagen Motorsport team (Latvala and Anttila) had an insane crash that had them flip multiple times, which you can view below. Thankfully they both came out okay from the crash, and the car itself ended up not looking too beat up afterwards.

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These Suspension Mods Will Ruin Your Mercedes

We all likely know someone who is guilty of cutting their springs in an effort to get his or her car to sit lower. While that is one of the worst things you could ever do to your suspension, there are actually quite a few dumb things that can be done.

For most situations, you’re best off just sticking with OEM or an upgraded suspension than trying something mentioned in the video below.

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Car Rim Theft Suspect Apprehended

nice-rimsThose of you living in Enfield, CT, should feel a little more secure about leaving your vehicles parked outside now as a suspect has finally been caught regarding the recent string of thefts. Fingers crossed this is the right guy and your Mercedes rims are safe from thievery.

 

ENFIELD, CT – A Massachusetts man accused of stealing rims from a car in the southern end of Enfield was arrested early Thursday morning after engaging police in a pursuit on Interstate 91.

Jonathan Beltran, 26, of Holyoke, is charged with third-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, interfering with an officer, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit and operating without a license.

He was held on $15,000 bond, and was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Enfield Superior Court. Continue Reading

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