The Mercedes Shark II; Would You Donate it to Charity?

Monday, December 1, 2008 22:11

Let’s take a little break from talking about fuel economy – in fact, let’s just forget for a minute that you cared about how many miles per gallon your car got and can afford a $100,000 car – because it seems everyone is talking about the Mercedes Shark II.  It’s an amazing car, born from the union of the Mercedes Benz CLS 55 and the design package by the Mercedes Benz tuning company ASMA Design.

So why is everyone talking about the Mercedes Shark II right now?  Because Kim Kardashian (of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fame) and her boyfriend, Reggie Bush (of the New Orleans Saints, but not as famous), have decided to auction off some of their belongings for charity.  And somehow she talked him into auctioning off his Mercedes Shark II!  It seems they really needed the fame more than the money, however, because they actually submitted a press release to all the major marketing outlets to let everyone know just how “philanthropic” they were being.  I guess he didn’t like it that much anyway – in the past 2 years he only drove it about 7,100 miles.

You can follow the auction for the Shark II on Ebay – it’s up to $80,000 at the time of this writing, and doesn’t end until Dec. 3, 2008.  I tried to find some specs on the car, like how much gas mileage it gets, but it seems when you have that much to spend on a car you’re not so concerned with mpg.  The standard Mercedes CLS four door coupe gets about 12-14 mpg city, and 18-21 highway, and starts at about $65k.  But that’s before ASMA Design got to the car.

ASMA Design took a 2006 Mercedes AMG CLS 55 8-cylinder, chromed it out with a new front grill and chromed alloy rims, and gave it a new Bi-Color finish.  The changes are subtle, but that’s all it takes when you’ve got a brand new Mercedes to work with.  Some more info on the Mercedes Shark 2:

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15 Responses to “The Mercedes Shark II; Would You Donate it to Charity?”

  1. Fuel Economy Advisor says:

    December 3rd, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    @Charity – you don’t need a couple million – the ebay auction for Reggie Bush’s Mercedes Shark II is only at $80,100 and it ends in 9 hours.

  2. Szybkie Fury says:

    December 15th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I think Mercedes CLS tuned by ASMA looks very nice. However in Europe it costs much more.

    Szybkie Fury’s last blog post..Lamborghini Murcielago

  3. Coral Snake says:

    December 16th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    I really do love this design. It looks unique, I’ve never seen such a body kid on a car like this before! And I’ve seen alot of cars, since I am a car lover 🙂

    Till then,


  4. familytram says:

    January 27th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    The design of the the Mercedes Shark II is really aggressive. The name says it all! Kudos to ASMA for designing such a monster.

    familytram’s last blog post..2010 Mazda 3 could be Your Family Car

  5. Philadelphia Movers says:

    February 20th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Now that is a nice looking car. Wouldn’t mind having one of these in the garage =] Terrible gas mileage though.

  6. dc sports exhaust says:

    March 5th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    The design of this one is really radical but I really like it. This one right here is the car for me!

  7. [email protected] Seat Covers says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Things in Europe always costs more. The car looks awesome though, I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these myself.

  8. [email protected] louis kickboxing says:

    June 7th, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Wow, I really hate the media — everytime a person wants to share their blessing to the people, let them be. don’t let them tag as hypocrites or something. What’s wrong donating their money, they just giving a malicious comment to these philanthropies. That car is really worth a fortune, regardless of what people think in the end more people in the charity will benefit because of that act.

  9. Mercedes HID Kits says:

    June 12th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I think it looks awesome, i think it is a good thing that they auctioned it off. The general public will be the judge of their “fame” but the chartiy gets real cash from this auction, you can’t argue with that.

  10. moving says:

    June 13th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    What a nice looking car! When these first came out the auto world was blown away by the styling and engineering.

  11. [email protected] review says:

    June 20th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I’d have a real hard time donating that nice car.

  12. Susan | Trade In's says:

    October 8th, 2009 at 6:57 am

    That is one hot car, this is so debatable, if it was just standing there and I was not using it then sure I would its always good to give , its makes you a better person, and when you give you will always receive down the line.

  13. interior design course says:

    January 31st, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I had a friend who preached to the poor people travelling in a Rolls. what credibility would have a charity mission in a Mercedes Shark? None, I think. Let’s charity relies on popular stuff, especially whan it comes to cars 🙂

  14. [email protected] Position Sensor says:

    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:38 am

    This car is one of the marvels, being a part of a charity is one of the greatest journey of this car. Great!

  15. [email protected] Modified Cars says:

    November 24th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Donate your car to charity…sounds great to me. After all Reggie makes how many millions per year?