Mercedes Museum 6
The CLS-Class wanted to be a coupe, despite four doors. This car was a typical product of the search for always new niches in the automotive industry. The success of this car was such that other manufacturers also occupied this segment, eg VW and Audi.
American influences seemed to play a strong role here. To an American salon the interior design fitted better than to the European rainy weather.
This series always shined with electronics extension like e.g. the night vision assistant. Belatedly the hybrid drive came whose mini battery although already based on lithium-ion technology, but had a capacity that corresponded to just 0.1 to 0.2 liters of fuel.
For the CO2 consumption seemed to be much more interesting the 250 CDI four-cylinder with the suffix 'Blue Efficiency', for the Mercedes promised 5.7 liter standard fuel consumption.
Meanwhile it is now even as a (real) hybrid, if only for 3 kilometers.
This car rode the crest of a wave of the Multi-Purpose Vehicles. Sharp tongues also said the everything can, but nothing really good. Without the important U.S. market could not be explained the existence of such models. Unfortunately, Mercedes began to feel just on this market the economic crisis, no wonder with a 'family car' based on the S-Class.
The company Brabus made sure that in the new Smart model were available a special look especially inside and a bike rack.
This page is dedicated to independent tuners of the brand: Brabus, Carlson and Lorinser, to mention once the most famous.
This is one of 75 sport cars built in the same year, the so far last of the Sportive, Lightweight and Racing series, a last joint project of Mercedes and McLaren. It was presented at the Auto Show in Detroit. The lack of the roof has helped to make this car with 5.5-liter V8 and compressor with 478 kW (650 hp) and 350 km/h to one of the fastest Mercedes ever.
The people of Daimler-Benz said the car would be a retrospective appreciation of the merits of Stirling Moss, the famous English racing driver. He had won with a Silver Arrow 300 with the same name not only the Mille Miglia in 1955, but these indelible spectacular. If you are interested in the value of this collector's item, the amounted to 750,000 euros, net of course in 2010. The high price was due also to the abundant use of carbon eg for a Formula 1-like cockpit.
'Travego' was called this generation of touring coaches, at the Mercedes pointed especially to the improved security. Seen from the engines was technically interesting that the coach with 12 liter displacement and 335 kW (456 HP) had arrived in the class of heavy trucks.
Something touching the future. In opposite to the hybrid S-Class this ML 450 can drive pure electrically 2.5 km far, however, only in the U.S., where it is offered comparatively low, thanks to the Japanese.
The star as a symbol for the company. One says Gottlieb Daimler saw the three peaks (at that time still without the ring) as the potential fields of application of its engines: on land, at sea and in the air. By the way, this enormous part comes from the grille of the 300 SL. 07/13