Thursday, April 7, 2011

The new Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class

With the Concept A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a car that might have come from another planet: its expressive design symbolises concentrated dynamism. The technical highlights include a new, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist.

The exterior design of the Concept A-Class features the combination of defined edges and free interplay with the body surfaces the Mercedes-Benz first showed in the F 800 Style. The side view is structured by three prominent lines: the front structural edge above the front wing forms a dropping line, while the prominent shoulder muscle above the rear axle underlines the car’s coupe-like character. A further line extends upwards from the rear wheel arch in a sweeping curve.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2012 SLS Roadster caught with minimal disguise

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster has been photographed before, but certainly not with such minimal disguise. A few days ago, spy ninjas have seen it making test rounds on the world famous Nurburgring, where test engineers are tweaking the final touches before the upcoming world premier.

We anticipate that Mercedes-Benz will launch it later this year as a 2012 model year, so start saving because this beast will certainly be more expensive than the gullwing. With the beasty naturally-aspired 6.3 liter V8, it is capable of a 0 to 60 spring in the 4 second range, and a top speed of 300 km/h.