The new updated Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

January 18, 2015 at 22:44

Recall that after its release in 2013, Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG held the title of world’s most powerful hot hatch with serial 2-liter gasoline turbo engine. The engine gave out 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque, working in conjunction with the seven-step “robot” DCT and all-wheel drive, and the car accelerates to 100 km / h in 4.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 250 km / h (electronically limited).

But in December 2014 Audi unveiled the new generation of all-wheel drive hatchback RS3 Sportback, which is equipped with a 7-step “robot” and 5-cylinder 2.5 liter turbo engine with recoil in the 367 hp and 465 Nm. Not only is the “upstart” RS3 outruned Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG power, so it also surpassed his dynamics: dispersal to “hundred” at RS3 Sportback takes 0.3 seconds faster (in 4.3 seconds ), and the ceiling is the maximum speed for a fee can be raised from 250 to 280 km / h.

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG  pics

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG image


McLaren the 20th anniversary of the victory in the Le Mans and new sports car

January 2, 2015 at 01:01

In 1995, the supercar McLaren F1 GTR of Kokusai Kaihatsu Racing team in his debut race car on the track won the prestigious marathon “24 Hours of Le Mans” on the last lap ahead of team car Courage Competition. Behind the wheel of the car were Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya and JJ Lehto.
Interestingly, the 3, 4, 5, and 13 positions at the finish of the race and took the cars McLaren F1 GTR. On the occasion of the great success model, the company released a series of 5 cars McLaren F1 LM, painted in bright yellow Papaya Orange, in memory of the founder Bruce McLaren.
Next year the company will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this spectacular victory in the Le Mans Series release of 20 Coupe 650S Limited Edition. Among the many visual differences – a special dark blue body color, the air intake on the roof (as in F1 GTR), the ventilation slots at the top of the front fenders are made of unpainted carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, rear bumper and diffuser.

McLaren new sports car pics

McLaren new sports car picture

Mercedes-Benz will develop the chassis for electric coupe

December 29, 2014 at 22:45

Mercedes-Benz is going to develop a unique architecture for electric models, including, for crossovers. In the near future leadership of the German mark must give the “green light” to the project, which will be spent around two billion euros. At the moment, the new platform is known as the internal name of «Ecoluxe». As expected, the chassis, which will be provided for two different sizes, form the basis of a minimum of four models.
The first novelty will appear in late 2019 or early 2020. According to preliminary data, it would be coupe like looking crossover with length of about five meters, which will be available with five- and seven-seat interior.

Ecoluxe S version will receive two electric motors 408 and 136 horsepower at the rear and front axle, respectively (total returns – 544 powers).

the chassis for electric coupe pics

the chassis for electric coupe image

Unmanned Mercedes cars will be equipped with stereo cameras LG

December 25, 2014 at 22:56

The company Mercedes-Benz and Korean manufacturer LG Electronics have signed an agreement under which will be developed stereo camera for machines with autonomous control systems.
Both companies hope for “long-term cooperation,” but the details of their joint work are not reported. The LG noted only that in the future the company will supply Mercedes-Benz “key components” for cars with autopilot.

A stereo camera system used in an autopilot, for example, for detecting the road surface ahead of the vehicle and changes in accordance with the received data, suspension stiffness. Moreover, a stereo camera is used Subaru package EyeSight security systems for detecting vehicles stoplights.

Unmanned Mercedes with LG cams pics

Unmanned Mercedes with LG cams image

Mercedes-Benz presented the most spacious bus CapaCity L

December 23, 2014 at 23:25

Newest articulated bus Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L differs by recording passenger capacity and is equipped with a unique system of trailer stabilization.

Articulated low-floor of the bus Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L has a length of 21 meters, which is 3 meters higher than normal bus. This is the most spacious bus with three-beam star – its seating capacity of 191 people. Despite the maximum allowed under German law the length of the bus at 18.75 m for the model CapaCity L made an exception due to its maneuverability. And it achieved further pivot rear axle ASA (Additional Steering Axle). The machine is built on the base of the famous articulated bus Mercedes-Benz Citaro G. Because of the greater length and the total mass of passenger models increased to 32 tons.

Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L image

Mercedes-Benz CapaCity L pics

Mercedes will make electric cars Tesla competitors

December 13, 2014 at 23:20

German automakers create their own competitors electric cars Tesla.
First of all, to respond to a competitor from California is going to the company Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. In both cases, manufacturers are planning to develop a car that will be driven by an electric motor and has a range of at least 400 kilometers.

New electric Mercedes is unlikely to be built on the architecture of the existing models. However, we know that we are talking about a car that size will be similar to sedans E- and S-Class. Although the final decision on the production of the electric vehicle is still pending, it is known that it is particularly insists the head of the German company Dieter Zetsche. The appearance of luxury, “Mercedes” Power in the market should not expect before 2021.

Mercedes  electric cars pics

Mercedes electric cars picture

Daimler is the example in the sphere of climate and environmental protection

November 15, 2014 at 23:56

The concern Daimler AG has been recognized as a leader in the automotive industry on the Conference on the problem of climate protection in 2014, which was organized by CDP (confidential project of data collection from large businesses relating to the emission of greenhouse gases) in Munich. The company received the highest award for outstanding contribution and exemplary transparency in the fight against the climate change, gaining maximum points (100) in the Index of disclosure about climate protection (CDLI). Daimler has also been awarded the highest rating of “A” for the measures already taken by the company, as well as plans for reducing emissions of CO2.

daimler eco company image

daimler eco company picture