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Rolling with the Roc has its benefits. WNBA draft pick Skylar Diggins graduated from Notre Dame this weekend, and as a birthday present received a Mercedes-Benz from Jay-Z.
Diggins, aka Lil Wayne’s crush, signed with Roc Nation sports in late April. She was chosen as the no. 3 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft by the Tulsa Shock. But one important piece of unfinished business she had to handle, was graduating from Notre Dame yesterday (May 19).
“Graduation! This is for you, mom!,” was the caption of a picture of her self in her cap and gown that she shared on Instagram. The next pic was of her birthday gift; a Mercedes-Benz CLS complete with a red bow and a handwritten note (“Enjoy.”) from one Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
“Got surprised with a new mercedes! Thanks so much to Jay and @rocnation, and @dancyautogroup!”
She’s a professional now, so it’s all good.
Check out flicks of Diggins and her new fly whip auto in the gallery.
The decision to have the unveiling event inside of a Airbus hangar the A380 double-decker passenger jet in Hamburg tells plenty about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and its importance within the company. With the Maybach vehicle line no longer available, Mercedes is the only German automaker without a subsidiary to satisfy the needs of ultra-wealth clientele. Hence, the need to wow VIPs, spectators, guest, and world press & media with full-course dinner by world’s best chefs and a piano serenade by Alicia Keys.
Though just an inch or so longer and wider than the existing S-Class, designers at Mercedes completely reshaped the new edition. Sharing the same design DNA as the current crop of Mercedes vehicles, the 2014 S-Class looks to be a larger E-Class on front, with hints of CLS-Class on latter half of the car thanks to its sloping profile. This creates a drag coefficient of only 0.24, better than many new sedans out in the marketplace today.
In order to meet the demands and wishes of China’s nouveau riche, oil sheiks of the Middle East, and Russian oligarchs, Mercedes topped off the new S-Class with not just amenities but many “firsts” too, such as:
- The first ever car without a single light bulb: Featuring 56 LEDs for headlights, 35 LEDs for taillights, 4 LEDs for rear fog lights, and over 300 LEDs for interior lighting.
- Advanced Night View Assist Plus: Third-generation night vision system automatically switches the instrument cluster display from the speedometer to a crystal-sharp night view image, capable of detecting hazards on unlit at speeds over 60 km/h. Additional IR sensors at the front and rear for added precaution.
- Elegant new control centre: Two 12.3 inches TFT displays with the left one as the instrument cluster and the right one as infotainment information. Control is done through a rotary pushbutton with touch-sensitive telephone keypad for hands free calls and voice-control. Thanks to a “Corona” lighting effect, both screens appear to be floating in air.
- Five different rear seat variants: Front seats are electrically adjustable for length, height, inclination, seat cushion depth, with a 4-way Power lumbar support. Rear seats recline up to 45 degrees with calf support and temperature-controlled cupholders. All seats have temperature setting, ventilation-controlled, and massage functions.
- AIR-BALANCE package: Active perfuming system with four scents – Freeside Mood, Nightlife Mood, Downtown Mood, and Sports Mood. The perfumed air flows throughout the car’s interior via a separate ventilation system with adjustable setting.
- Communication centre and concert hall: State-of-the-arts communication and audio system with COMAND Online as its centerpiece. Powered by Intel Atmo processing chip, there is wireless connectivity to the Internet or real time navigation through Google Map. COMAND Online also creates separate Bluetooth connectivity for both front and rear passengers. Thanks to its Frontbass system, 24 speakers, and Burmester High-End 3D?Surround Sound, the in-car sound system rivals any live-performance within a concert hall.
Those are just some of the offerings you will find on the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Availability will start this September with the S550 sedan rolling into dealerships near you. The S550 4Matich will follow in November, plus a S63 AMG 4Matic model to come soon. Other possible variants include a plug-in hybrid, a twin-turbo V8, and an extended wheelbase in place of the defunct Maybach.
In keeping its vehicle portfolio up to date, Mercedes customizer BRABUS is introducing its new tuning kit for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. The program starts with BRABUS’ PowerXtra engine kit, which adds about 34 additional horsepower and 26 lb-ft of torque to a grand total of 245 horsepower and 284 lb-ft in torque. To compensate the additional performance, BRABUS switched in a set of sport springs, new four-tailpipe exhaust, and an option of 18 or 19-inch BRABUS monoblock alloy wheels in five different designs. Finally, potential customers can select a variety of bespoke interior from BRABUS as well.
In a market where “exclusivity” is actually a norm, luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz is out to entice customers once again with the latest G550 “Night Edition.” Featuring a deep black color scheme with specially designed twin 5-spoke 18-inch wheels in matte obsidian, Mercedes-Benz will be offering an option of Classic Red or Porcelain leather interior through its designo Customization Program. Set to unveil on April 22nd at Mercedes-Benz Connection Tokyo in Roppongi, there will only be 100 of this Japan exclusive edition with a starting price of ¥13,900,000 JPY or 3,000 USD.
Mercedes-Benz Connection Tokyo
7-3-10 Roppongi | Map
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
Release Date: April 22nd, 2013 (Monday)
Apropos considering its predominately black appearance, Mercedes-Benz is set to roll out production of a “Night Edition” of its G550 later this spring. The special version of the four-wheel-drive SUV adopts an obsidian black exterior along with twin 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and the choice of either Porcelain or Classic Red for the luxurious leather interior. Limited to just 100 production models and exclusive to the Japanese market, the G550 “Night Edition” will be available from Roppongi’s Mercedes-Benz Connection beginning April 22 for ¥13,900,000 JPY (approximately 2,513 USD).
Chris Harris is back again for Drive, this time taking Mercedes-Benz’s SLS Electric Drive for a spin on a wet racetrack. Though the car runs mainly on electricity, the SLS Electric Drive can channel 748 hp from its engine, which also gets 738 lb-ft of torque. While it may be easy to label the SLS Electric Drive as a ‘supercar’, Harris eloquently explains that Mercedes’ latest production with AMG is also a pivotal release with strong implications for the success of electric automobiles. Watch as he takes the stealthy car out for a ride in the most recent episode from Drive.
Think of it as a “hot rod” for the Autobahns, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507″ is essentially a SLS AMG supercar within a C-Class body. By transferring all the essential components found on a SLS AMG powerplant, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507″ features an upgraded Mercedes AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine, capable of churning on 607 horsepower and a maximum torque of 610 Nm. Quipped with the same crankshaft, forged pistons, and connecting rods found on the SLS AMG, this top-of-the-line C-Class is capable of doing 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds (in sedan and coupe versions) or 4.3 seconds (in station wagon variant). Outfitted with the Mercedes AMG high-performance composite brake system and calipers in distinctive red, all to ensure responsive braking under less than ideal conditions.
With AMG Driver’s package as standard, the pack also includes a voucher for a driver training course at the AMG Driving Academy to perfect your skill set. Available in three versions, with the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507″ Sedan (Saloon) starting at €83,835.50 EUR (9,800.00 USD), the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507″ Coupe at €85,085.00 EUR (1,500.00 USD). and finally the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507″ Wagon (Estate) at €86,394.00 EUR (3,200.00 USD). All slated to launch in June 2013.
Seemingly the result of some mad scientist, Frankenstein-like experiment, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Wagon is what you get when you have a premier automaker stitch together a station wagon with a sports car. Just in case you need to literally make a quick trip to the store, this E63 is the ride to choose, capable of going 186 miles per hours thanks to a mind-blowing 577 HP, 590 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.6 second 0-60mph time. Wow. Just make sure to buckle up the kids. But, you should expect this from a car wearing the AMG label and packing MB’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip rear differential. On the outside, 10-spoke matte gray wheels pop with red brake calipers, which are needed to help slow one of the fastest four-doors to ever leave the AMG factory in Affalterbach. A leather interior, a Bang & Olufsen 1,200-watt sound system, and a new aero kit finish the details. Pricing wasn’t announced, but you won’t have to wait long to see this in the showrooms. Deliveries begin this summer.
Ahead of next week’s official debut in New York City comes the first look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. Essentially a premium AMG edition of the new CLA from Mercedes-Benz, the four-door coupe is expected to boast a 2.0 liter, four cylinder turbocharged engine with 360 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque along with a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox. Going from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG will start at ,000 USD upon availability.