Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Press Launch Mercedes-Benz M-Class: New accents

1.2 million M-Class Mercedes-Benz has sold since the launch of the first generation in 1997. At the time, Daimler today favored Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) were invented, today showed the Stuttgart, the third generation of its premium SUV. And they put the bar high. On the road it has become much better, and in the field are still convincing.

The whole consumption with more security and a considerably lower. On average a quarter of the fuel consumption dropped in the new generation. Mercedes-Benz boss Dieter Zetsche was important to note that even the older 320-diesel in the fuel efficiency of which were better than Japanese SUV hybrid.

A record in terms of fuel consumption is now supplying the new ML 250 4Matic Blu Tec. The need, on average (according to European standard) six liters of diesel per 100 km, which corresponds to 158 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. The - Zetsche - is less than consumption in so many compacts.

The low of 0.32 Luftwiderstandbeiwert and comprehensive measures of engines and auxiliary power units and Downseizing worry about the entire range of engines for increased power and torque with better fuel economy. Thus, the six-cylinder diesel develops in the ML 350 4Matic now Blu Tec 190 hp instead of 170 hp in the predecessors, brings with 620 Newton meters (Nm) instead of 540 Nm and now consumes between 6.8 liters to 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers instead 8.9 liters to 9.4 liters, and the exhaust value € 6, he already has a.

But even in the face of increased environmental awareness and high fuel prices are at a new car, of course, aspects such as safety, agility and design to consider. In security, the M-class moves on the level of the S-and E-class. The range of assistance systems is so completely and partially developed again.

The chassis with steel springs now features a selective damping, which operates soft, to the driving situation calls for a harder line. Interestingly, the air suspension, which allowed only when required up to 80 millimeters more ground clearance, it also allows the Active Curve System, active stabilizers on both axles to prevent the sway.

With the air suspension (Airmatic) can be an "On & Off-Road Package" link. If both systems on board, you can choose from six driving modes: automatic, off 1 off 2, Winter, sports, and trailers. Of course there are also options. Standard equipment is also in the M-Class the converter automatic "7G-Tronic".

Special emphasis Mercedes-Benz has placed in the new development to prevent noise and vibration. The M-Class is to provide best values in this regard. Model and the safety equipment. Sun Pre-Safe is now a standard feature, as is further developed Attention Assist system, which calls for break from fatigue.

This includes an active bonnet, the jumps in the event of a collision with a pedestrian through it creating 90 mm "crumple zone" can be. The M-class is an M-class. They can be recognized. And it seems the new generation of accented and less bulky. The new line of the house has now reached the M-class and is doing well.

Inside it has also gained in class. The new style is a compelling and powerful design, coupled with significant increase in self-confidence. The new M-Class has achieved a level of maturity with which they can ask the Court derf customers. (Ampnet / Sm)

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