As more and more images of the new 2010 E Class surfaced, here are a couple of shots indicating as to how the exterior will look like. The interior shots (from AutoExpress) closely depicts our earlier insider’s scoop of the design, functions and materiality of the upcoming product. It wouldn’t be long before more camo comes loose to reveal more of the car’s bodywork and light designs. From these shots, we can see clearly the bumper treatment and faint outline of the front and tail-light shapes. Under the plastics, the headlights look as a cross between the CLS & SL. Photos and key highlights after the jump!
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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a photo collection of the production GLK sourced from autoblid. What’s especially nice and rich about the production GLK is its extensive use of wood across the dash. It is definitely a visual and tactile selling point. See more photos after the jump…
With the eco-consciousness of today’s society, energy consumption and efficient designs became the path forward. With hybrids being one alternative in solving the problem of oil consumption, Mercedes’ take on re-interpreting the true essence of driving provides a new perspective on the way we use our automobiles and how we consume gasoline. The smart being the fore-runner in this “stripping down” to the essentials provides a fresh new ideal on how we use automobiles for mainly day to day travel. This minimalist approach to a two seater is a logical move to accommodate the usual single occupancy travel for one to get to and from work. With that said, size, weight and fuel consumption can be kept to a minimal and thus giving it top regards to eco-friendliness. It is with this regard smart has won the ecoENERGY award for being the most fuel efficient vehicle in the two-seater category from Natural Resources Canada – a agency facilitated by the Government of Canada.
Press release after the jump.
Mercedes-Benz Canada has launched two new C-Class models, the 2008 C230 and the 2008 C230 4-Matic. The new models made their ‘world exclusive’ debut and the 2008 Montreal International Auto Show, which ran from January 17 – 27, 2008. The C230 is priced at CDN$35,800 and the C230 4-Matic is CDN$39,500. These models are less expensive than the existing C300 (CDN$41,000 – CDN$44,700) and C350 (CDN$47,900 – CDN$50,100), but come with less standard equipment, and have a 2.5 liter V6 gasoline engine producing 201 hp, compared to 228 hp (C300) and 268 hp (C350). The new C230 is not currently available in the U.S. Although these new models are at… Continue Reading »
From now until early November, the 2008 smart Canadian Preview will visit showrooms across the country. Unlike the Americans counterpart, the smart has been on Canadian Soil for a few years, so this nation-wide event is more of a “re-introduction” following the “Re:” ad campaign, which includes “Re:invented, re:think, re:engineered, re:designed…” categories that introduce the 2008 smart for two. Alongside the dealership visits, there is an ongoing test drive tour happening at major shopping centres across Canada. Unfortunately, it is only going to last for a specific weekend at the given centres, so don’t miss out! For more information on their new campaign and when the new smart will visit… Continue Reading »
According to Top Gear’s September Issue from egmcartech’s report, the production version of the Ocean Drive concept will most like tackle the RR Drophead. The performance and amenities will be closer to the Drophead than the speculated competitor A7 from Audi.
“The Mercedes-Benz Ocean Drive… will extract 510 horsepower from a 5.5 liter V8 with the range topper having a V12 engine…
With the Canadian dollar standing at an all time high, many consumers question the price difference of imports in the Canadian Market as compared to its American counterpart. The entry C-Class sells for low 30’s (USD) in the states as compared to 41K (CAD) up north. So what really defferciates the price differences? In the case of the Mercedes C-Class, the 08’s might finally give this market something special to look forward to. In this article by CanadianDriver, we will once again witness praises for the C’s dynamism as well as its superb built quality. What’s most rewarding, is that the C is finally tailored to specific market demands, giving… Continue Reading »