Mercedes-Benz presents a car that might have come from another planet. Its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism. The long bonnet, low silhouette and slim window areas, sporty appearance makes this a dream car. This car is not only visually, but also technologically appealing. It has a front-wheel drive powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine from the new M270 series. Thanks to direct injection and turbocharging, it offers a high performance potential together with minimal emissions and fuel consumption. The Concept A-Class is equipped with the two-litre variant of the new engine, developing 155 kW (210 hp). This BlueEFFICIENCY unit is combined with theRead More
Ever wondered when the bus service begin?? Here is some insight. The world's first motor-powered omnibus, ordered on December 19, 1894, and manufactured by Benz & Co. in Mannheim, goes into service between the villages of Siegen, Netphen and Deuz. However, adverse weather conditions combined with technical problems lead to the service being discontinued in December 1895. Check this for more information on History of Automobile
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has won the first "Golden Classic Steering Wheel" award. The readers of "AUTO BILD KLASSIK" have voted the gullwing model a "Classic of the Future" in the "Sports coupés and convertibles" category. Watch SLS AMG Tunnel Video here With more than 7300 votes, the SLS AMG clearly outstripped all the competitors. This emphatic victory over nine sports coupés and convertibles from Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain and France confirms the popularity of the SLS AMG amongst the readers of AUTO BILD KLASSIK. Around 23,500 readers took part in this "Golden Classic Steering Wheel" award, which was held forRead More
"The total performance of a truck must be right" is the summary of Joachim Fehrenkötter, head of Fehrenkötter Transport & Logistik GmbH, at the conclusion of his three-year fleet test with seven truck brands. To him, total performance includes a very good cab concept as well as reliable equipment, but above all service, parts supply, availability, opening hours and customer-friendliness. That is why the overall winner in the "total performance" category is Mercedes-Benz Actros. At the same time the Actros took second place in operating cost accounting. Seven semitrailer tractors of the major brands in Europe were put into service threeRead More
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 was awarded jointly to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov (University of Manchester, UK) for "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene". Prize amount SEK 10 million will be shared equally between the Nobel Laureates. Graphene (Carbon's New Face) is a sheet of material that's just one atom thick, yet super-strong, highly conductive, practically transparent and able to reveal new secrets of fundamental physics. About Winners: Andre Geim, Dutch citizen. Born 1958 in Sochi, Russia. Ph.D. 1987 from Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Russia. Director of Manchester Centre for Meso-science & Nanotechnology, LangworthyRead More
Ultimate efficiency paired with powerful, confident designs are the combined hallmarks of the innovations presented by Mercedes-Benz at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. “We are now witnessing the automobile being invented for the second time”, explains CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “Currently we are making advances in efficiency which are unprecedented in automotive history. As the inventor of the automobile, we feel we have a very special responsibility for its future.” Just one example is the introduction of the ECO start/stop function in the CLS and CL-Class. With its exciting, bold design and refined performance, the all-new 2012 CLS-Class continues toRead More
With the new ebike, smart is presenting its second idea for locally emission-free electric mobility on two wheels. The trend-setting electric bicycle study, which will be premiered at the Paris Motor Show 2010 together with the highly regarded smart escooter is suited for both effortless city biking and sporty use. Unlike the scooter, the ebike´s drive is not controlled via the throttle grip. Instead, it delivers extra power when the rider pedals. The muscle power-electric hybrid drive offers four power levels. The high-tech bike also sets standards in terms of appearance and concept, starting with the futuristic look and the discretelyRead More
The Mercedes-Benz Viano leads its class, defining the new benchmark for large-capacity vehicles. New engines and new transmissions reduce emissions and fuel consumption while enhancing performance. The new chassis offers the ultimate in ride comfort and driving safety. The cockpit and passenger compartment are more user-friendly and attractively appointed than ever. The Viano is instantly recognisable by its "face", featuring the Mercedes star in the style of the current passenger cars, and a newly designed rear section.
Mercedes-Benz is also focusing on fuel consumption and exhaust emissions in the exclusive top-end segment with the new generation of the CL-Class. In addition to the newly developed BlueDIRECT technology with third-generation spray-guided direct injection, the tailor-made BlueEFFICIENCY package of the CL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY makes a significant contribution towards reducing consumption by 22 percent.
With the new S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the world's most fuel-efficient luxury saloon at the Paris Motor Show 2010. As the first four-cylinder engine in the more than 60-year history of success of the S-Class, the highly-efficient turbo diesel unit achieves fuel consumption levels of just 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), corresponding to a CO2 output of 149 g/km. As a result, the new S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is the first 5-litre car in the luxury segment and at the same time the first vehicle in its class to undercut theRead More