[YesAuto News] At the 2007 North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz exhibited a lineup of more than 20 models from nearly all models, including not only the S, E, and C-class sedans familiar to the Chinese public; SLK roadster, CLK two-door Four-seater sports cars; as well as classic models such as CLS-class coupes and M-class off-road vehicles, as well as the new “Concept Ocean Drive” luxury four-door retractable concept car and the world's most advanced BLUETEC clean diesel drive technology and its future energy drive development The foreground “Vision GL420 BLUETEC” concept car, and the S550 4MATIC sedan equipped with the latest full-time four-wheel drive system (4MATIC) has undoubtedly become one of the highlights of the auto show.
● “Concept Ocean Drive” luxury four-door hinged-top concept sedan: Revive the trend with innovation
The “Concept Ocean Drive” concept car shows the unique exquisiteness and dignity of life to the utmost extent, and paints a picture of comfortable car life full of mood for people: stop at the winding beach, why not break free from the sedan restraint, Drive up and take a breath of the sea. For Mercedes-Benz, the launch of the concept car is an effective way to promote mutual communication with consumers and open up the concept of future automobile development.
The car of the future will take on more missions. It belongs not only to work, but also to life. The Mercedes-Benz “Concept Ocean Drive” luxury convertible concept car is a demonstration of the future automotive development trend. In the face of the increasingly diversified development trend of automotive functions, the “Concept Ocean Drive” concept car is a new generation of S600 luxury sedan. Based on the technology platform, the design techniques such as clearly defined body lines and bright two-color finishes express the styling charm of future luxury cars. At the same time, innovative technology applications such as the AIRSCARF neck heating system for all seats and the headlight lighting system based on light-emitting diode (LED) technology have revealed the development trend of future automotive technology.
Of course, as a concept car, the biggest feature of “Concept Ocean Drive” is undoubtedly the movable roof that can be opened and closed freely. Through the control of the electric telescopic mechanism, the electric motor first opened the hook on the front window frame, and then the roof gradually folded up. At the same time, the luggage compartment lid and the rear window opened together, and finally the roof entered the luggage compartment. It is worth mentioning that the Mercedes-Benz “Concept Ocean Drive” luxury roof concept car uses six individually controllable proportional valves, which enables the roof to be opened or closed in a very short time (about 20 seconds). , Which can be called first-class among the same-sized live-top models.
● The 100th anniversary of the birth of Mercedes-Benz four-wheel drive technology, the S550 4MATIC sedan continues its glory
In 1907, Paul Daimler (Paul Daimler) designed Mercedes' first four-wheel drive model “Dernburg Car”. The advent of this car laid a solid foundation for the future development of Mercedes-Benz's four-wheel drive technology. Foundation. In the next 100 years, Mercedes-Benz has been committed to the development and improvement of this new driving method. In 1985, Mercedes-Benz's new-generation four-wheel drive system (4MATIC) debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and the first model equipped with the system was officially launched in the United States. In 1998, E-class sedan and M-class off-road vehicles equipped with more advanced full-time 4MATIC (full-time 4MATIC) made their debut. As of now, Mercedes-Benz has a total of 48 full-time four-wheel drive models in seven car lines, making it the luxury brand with the most four-wheel drive models.
The new S550 4MATIC sedan unveiled at the North American Auto Show further demonstrates to the public the advanced nature of the Mercedes-Benz full-time four-wheel drive system, helping the S-Class achieve a perfect integration of comfort and power. The newly developed fourth-generation full-time four-wheel drive system uses a central differential to ensure that the power distribution between the front and rear axles is constant at 45 to 55, so that the vehicle can easily cope with any road conditions.
At the same time, with the assistance of driving safety systems such as ESP (Electronic Control Vehicle Stability System), ASR (Acceleration Anti-Slip System), 4-ETS (Four-wheel Drive Electronic Traction System), the new full-time four-wheel drive version of the S-Class sedan Drivers can happily enjoy a smooth, comfortable and safe journey, even in the worst road conditions, but also easily deal with it.
The new Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC uses standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and has 225/45 R18 all-weather tires and an air suspension system. A 13.8-inch front brake disc with four-piston calipers and a 12.6-inch rear brake disc with a single floating piston provide deceleration for the S550, making it easy to retract.
● Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC technology: Interpreting the driving force of the future
Since taking the lead in launching the BLUETEC sedan in the US market, Mercedes-Benz once again demonstrated its leading position in the clean diesel engine market with a “Vision GL420 BLUETEC” concept car at the North American International Auto Show. At the same time, the launch of this concept car further demonstrates the broad development prospects of BLUETEC technology as a higher-level drive system.
Vision GL420 Bluetec is equipped with a 290-horsepower V8 diesel engine with a peak torque of 700N·m. The most surprising thing is that the overall fuel consumption of the car is only 24 miles per gallon, which means that the fuel consumption per 100 kilometers is about 9.8 liters, and it can run 600 miles (about 966 kilometers) with a full tank of fuel.
As the pioneer representative of a new generation of energy-saving and clean advanced drive systems, Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC diesel engine technology is not only an important milestone in the development of automotive drive methods, but also considered by the industry as an important invention of human technological progress. At the end of last year, the famous American science and technology magazines “Scientific American” and “Popular Science” respectively awarded Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC technology as “2006 50 scientific and technological inventions and innovative technologies” and The honorary title of “Best Invention”.