If you’re a fan of Mercedes-AMG, you might think everything they build is awesome, and for the most part you’d be right, but this is something completely different. We’ve seen companies build vehicles that cross barriers and blend technologies together. These “frankencars” have become some of the most admired vehicles that have been built in a mad scientist manner with components that were probably never meant to be put together, but somehow work so well together. It seems the entire automotive market looks at cars and what they do to simple say “how can that work for us” and then they figure it out.
Delivery companies have competed against each other for years to see how they could make their delivery systems more efficient. For some small, lightweight packages the idea of being able to launch drones out into the neighborhoods could allow for multiple deliveries to be executed at the same time. This is the idea behind the new Mercedes-Benz Vision Van that is also a creation of their drone partner, Matternet. With this new van the delivery world could change significantly and remain changed for the next several years until something else that’s better comes along.
Recently we saw Mercedes-Benz show off their first EV platform at the Paris Motor Show which is being called the Generation EQ Concept. This vehicle is made to carry the sophisticated elegance of Mercedes-Benz in an EV model that is meant to rival the i-Brand from BMW. It might feel as if Mercedes- Benz is a little late to the party, but having these two automaker duke it out for the lead in any technology is usually great for the auto industry and us as consumers. Now it appears Mercedes-Benz is ready to make yet another electric commitment.
The challenge of taking a company toward electric propulsion rather than gasoline powered engines isn’t as difficult as it might sound. The reality is the components of an electric lineup are pretty easy as long as you have a platform to start with you can build up from there. The real challenge for any company is convincing the public that electric power is the way to go. Currently electric vehicle sales account for less than one percent of the worldwide sales of vehicles, but Daimler is working to change that with a new Mercedes-Benz lineup that will feature as many as ten new electric vehicles by 2025.
When you live in a city there are a variety of noises that make their way around you on a daily basis. If you leave your windows open on garbage day you can hear the trucks and their airbrakes in the streets around you, if you live near stores and shops that have regular deliveries you might use them for your early morning alarm clock and when it comes to construction its likely you hear the noise of jackhammers and heavy equipment on a regular basis. Over time you might not even notice the noises around you in the city, but should you have to live with the noise pollution that takes place?
In what list would you ever have a Pagani Huayra and a Chevrolet Spark? Not very many at all, but this list is different than most. While we all love to talk about the horsepower a car has the torque is just as important and in some cases more important than the horsepower. With that in mind how many cars will bring you more torque than horsepower? Only a few will bring you numbers that are higher for the twist than for the forward grunt, but this list shows you those cars and the fact you can find a car in many categories that offers the drivability torque provides.
With a long and luxurious profile and a very powerful engine to go along with the Mercedes-Benz namesake and full array of luxury features, the SLS-Class is a super car that offers everything high-end sports car owners are looking for, especially in the luxury segment. Pushed to greatness to outperform the competition that comes in the form of the Aston Martin DB8, Ferrari California and Bentley Continental the SLS-Class offers a great deal of horsepower in either the coupe or convertible forms.
At the top of the line, the SLS AMG GT Final Edition will have a short run of only 350 cars making it a very special offering that only a few can enjoy. This special edition of the SLS will come in with some carbon-fiber additions such as the hood, front splitter and rear spoiler. This version also enjoys some unique AMG forged wheels and a Disigno diamond-pattern leather interior which all together makes this version of the SLS a very high-end offering that is very sought after in the high end luxury sports car market.
Horsepower is always a great topic to discuss, the more the horsepower the faster your car is capable of going. Owners and enthusiast who enjoy sports cars often begin their discussion with comparisons of horsepower and torque numbers to see who has the most of either or both or a combination of the two. Well, here is a list of the top ten high horsepower sports cars meant to delight and enthuse those who love to talk about high powered machines. Read more
High priced coupes come with a high level of capability, performance, luxury equipment and power. These awesome cars offer the features and benefits that are generally only dreamt of and only realized by the most successful and rich car buyers out there. Anyone able to shop in this high priced category need only look at this list to fin the coupe that is going to make driving a fun and exciting activity whenever stepping in behind the wheel. Here are the five highest priced coupes on the market. Read more
Sharp, sleek, sophisticated and simply awesome are all ways to describe the look of the S-Class offered for 2015. This is one luxury car the really does look like it jumped right out of a James Bond movie and is showing off for the whole world to enjoy. With a smooth and long line across the hood to the windshield and a low-swept angle back this car sits low and looks sporty as well as classy.
Not only does the S-Class look really cool, and sits ready to replace the old CL-Class as the ultra-premium offering from Mercedes-Benz, but it comes equipped with some outstanding features that make the driving even more of a joy than they otherwise would be. Some of these features include the curve-tilting cornering assistance system which is integrated in to the Active Body Control suspension that allows the car to lean into a corner and keep a tight hug on that corner and maximize speed through the turn. This also helps to increase a passenger’s comfort when going through curves and turns at any speed by reducing the centrifugal force that is applied to the passenger.