As promised, Benzinsider was at the Salà£o Automà³vel de Portugal and we have lots of pictures for you. Mercedes-Benz and Smart presented the visitors with some serious machines. As we posted earlier, there was the SLR 722, the C Class DTM, the CLS 63 AMG and many more. There were really no new models (no GLK) but there were the refreshed versions for the European markets (A, B, SL, SLK). It was a great event! More pictures after the break. Check out the full gallery! (128 photos available)
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“Drive to the future” is the theme of the 2008 edition of the Salà£o Internacional do Automà³vel (International Auto Show) in Lisbon, Portugal (24th April to 4th May). Mercedes-Benz will be there with a space of 1290 m2 that should feature the following cars: CLS 63 AMG,SL 350, C63 AMG, SLK 200 Kompressor (facelift), A/B (facelift), CLC, R320 4 Matic, E220 Cdi Station Sportback, C220 Limousine Avantagarde, S420 CDi, CLK Special Edition, C Class DTM (showcar), SLR Special Edition. I’m also going to be there and make sure to take lots of pictures and gather the most intersting information. So stay tuned. More information at Autohoje (site in Portuguese…).
For those who can’t be away from their MB for too long, here is something to use on your weekend rides: the new MB Bike Trailblazer. This all-mountain bike looks very nice and features very high quality components. I wouldn’t give it full use because I only ride my bike on small weekend cross-country rides, but professional bikes riders may think differently. I also don’t see myself paying 2,790€ for a bike (yes, the price is 2,790€…) but I know that’s not even much for top bike. And is a small price to pay for a MB But, really, the bike is good and beautiful! Check out more pictures and… Continue Reading »
Yet another MB to get redesigned. This time the “european” A-Class. It will premiere at the Auto Mobil International motor show in Leipzig from 5th – 13th of April. The new A 150 and A 170 features BlueEFFICIENCY and ECO start/stop technology. There will be a new A 160 CDI (diesel) with a BlueEFFICIENCY package that allows this friendly compact to reduce fuel consumption to just 4,5 liter per 100 kilometres. When will this car start to make sense in the US and Canada? More pictures and full official information after the break
Ok, so the B-Class is not exactly MB’s flagship model and is not available in the US, but still, the Sport Tourer has sold about 325,000 units since 2005. As Mercedes apparently is updating the majority of their cars, its time for a refresh. On the outside you will find a newly styled hood, grille, front bumper, high-brilliance tail lights and rear bumper. Major innovation is the new B 170 NGT BlueEfficiency. It features an entirely new natural gas powered engine and is capable of running on both natural gas and premium grade petrol. It delivers 85 kW/116 hp, the same as the petrol powered version. It can go about… Continue Reading »
Well, well… you thought that was it? The 2008 new-generation premieres were over? Well, no. After the SLK, the CLS and finally the SL, here’s when Mercedes unveils the new-generation M-Class. Apparently is not much more than a facelift, as there are no engine changes, and the major improvements are equippment and feature related. Naturally, fuel efficiency was also improved with consumption down by 0.4 liters per 100 kilometers, compared to the equivalent predecessor. Now, was this the last new-generation premiere? Or are there more to come in the near future…? Browse through the pictures and press release after the break
For all of the unlucky ones who couldn’t make it to the Geneva Motor Show (me included…), Autoblog.it has some pictures of the Mercedes-Benz and Maybach cars in the event. You can check all the debuts that we’ve announced before as well as the magnificent Maybach Landaulet. Also here is the official information of the event about Mercedes and Maybach cars (pdf format). Check out the full gallery