Posts Tagged ‘Daimler’

Make space for elegance: The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate: Intelligent (E)state-of-the-art

Monday, October 12th, 2009
Mercedes-Benz E 350 CDI  (S212) Estate 2009
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From November 2009, Mercedes-Benz is launching the Estate version as another highly distinctive member of the E-Class family. Like the Saloon and Coupé, the Estate combines its own, elegant design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality. A number of technical innovations have been incorporated into the new E-Class which no other car in this class is able to offer — from drowsiness detection to automatic emergency braking when an accident is recognized as imminent, and from Adaptive Highbeam Assist to the active bonnet. Naturally the Estate also features all these innovations. Plus an air suspension with self-leveling at the rear and unique new load compartment management features. (more…)

Near series-production S-Class technology vehicle with plug-in hybrid
Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID: The luxury class on the road to the three-liter car

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-In Hybrid
© Daimler AG

Stuttgart — Shortly after the successful market launch of the S 400 HYBRID, currently the most fuel-efficient luxury-segment saloon with a petrol engine, Mercedes-Benz will be presenting the first “three-liter car” in the premium class — the Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID — at the 63rd IAA in Frankfurt. The technology vehicle will display the future of Mercedes-Benz' modular set of hybrid systems. The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID can drive for up to 30 kilometers solely on electricity and therefore without producing any local emissions. The efficient drive system combined with the CO2 bonus for the battery-electric driving mode enables the vehicle to achieve a certified consumption of only 3.2 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers. (more…)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: fascination and high tech: The new ‘Gullwing’ from Mercedes-Benz

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
Mercedes-Benz SLS 63 AMG (C197) 2009
© Daimler AG

Stuttgart/Affalterbach — The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which is about to celebrate its world premiere on 15 September 2009 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main, embodies a blend of consummate automotive fascination and high tech. The super sports car delivers a compelling mix of purist styling, consistent lightweight design and superior driving dynamics. At the same time, the SLS fully lives up to all the expectations of hallmark Mercedes everyday practicality and optimum safety. In essence, the new ‘Gullwing’ offers the ideal synthesis of the strengths of Mercedes-Benz and AMG. (more…)

Automobile Manufacturers Stick Up for Electric Vehicles with Fuel Cell

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Stuttgart — Today, Daimler AG announced that the leading vehicle manufacturers in fuel cell technology — Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation/Opel, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, the alliance Renault SA and Nissan Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation — gave a joint statement to the development and market introduction of electric vehicles with fuel cells with a Letter of Understanding (LoU). These companies have built up remarkable know-how in fuel cell technology and thus, the signing marks a major step towards the serial production of such locally emission-free vehicles.

The signing automobile manufacturers strongly anticipate that from 2015 onwards a quite significant number of electric vehicles with fuel cell could be commercialized. (more…)

Battery-powered electric drive plus range extender
Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS:
Piggy-backed for more range

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
BlueZero E-Cell Plus
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The near-series Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS electric car combines environment-friendly electric mobility in the city with unrestricted suitability for long-distance driving. This is made possible by the combination of the battery-electric drive with a combustion engine. The range extender gives the BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS a total range of up to 600 kilometers, with 100 kilometers thereof solely under electric power and thus free of local emissions.

The BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS is part of a family of modularly constructed electric cars, which will enable Mercedes-Benz to meet all customer requirements for sustainable mobility in the future. (more…)