November 2016 : Page 1


Mercedes Enthusiast October 21, 2016 00:00





In this issue of Mercedes Enthusiast : First Drive: Can the base diesel enliven the C Class cabrio?
First Ride: In the passenger seat of AMG’s new GT R
Star Car: Read our verdict on the capacious new E Class
estate – tested in base 220d four-cylinder and AMG V6 forms.
Ownership: Living in California, this Mercedes admirer
has built up an impressive collection of 1970s classics.
Event: We join racer Karl Wedlinger on the Silvretta
Classic Rally and experience a 300SEL 6.8 AMG recreation.
Star project: Inspired by a drive in the latest SL, one
journalist took the plunge and bought an R107 450SL.
Spotlight: The 123-series coupe was never offered
with a V8 but this conversion suggests it should have been.
Road Test: Replacing the old SLK55 AMG V8, the new
Mercedes-AMG SLC43 packs a 362bhp V6 biturbo motor.
Tuner Car: Evolve Automotive has worked its magic on
this 2008 C63 and given it almost the same power as an SLS!
Top Five: Covering everything from estates to coupes and
roadsters, a £25,000 budget can buy you a lot these days.
Motorsport: The US based Dime Racing team tells us
about its exploits in the Pirelli World Challenge using an SLS.
My Merc: Brilliant in Bornite metallic 500SL.
Buyer’s Guide: 209-series CLK cabriolets.
Running Reports: C55 AMG Estate, E350 4Matic Estate/E350 Bluetec, SL320.
Wandering Star: European road trip in a GLA250.



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