Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation, a joint venture between Daimler and a number of Chinese partners that focus on van production, recently opened up a brand-new product development center in Fuzhou, China. Mercedes-Benz Vans chief Volker Mornhinweg noted that the opening of the facility is a significant milestone in the division’s growth strategy, dubbed ‘Vans goes global’. It took two years to complete construction of the center. “We have been producing the Vito and the Viano in China since 2010, and we also started manufacturing a bus version of the Sprinter in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture in 2011,” said Mornhinweg. He adds that production are to be supplemented… Continue Reading »
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At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest top-of-the-line Viano large-capacity van model: the Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE. With exclusive features and specs, Mercedes is hoping that this will satisfy the needs of people who crave for ‘dynamism and exclusivity’ in their big vans. The Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE makes it a point to add sportiness to the flagship people carrier from Mercedes-Benz. With 19-inch light-alloy wheels and sporty tires, a new paint job in ‘mountain crystal white metallic’, and a black radiator grille, this top-shelf model really looks the part. Enhancements are also present in the interior, with Grand Edition badges and a fresh batch of trim elements. Aside… Continue Reading »
Here’s something to look for in this year’s Beijing Auto Show – the Mercedes-Benz Viano VISION DIAMOND. This luxurious version of the Viano will surely turn heads with its host of extravagant visual cues both inside and out. Chrome grille louvers, a two-tone paintjob and a blacked out radiator grille easily makes the VISION DIAMOND stand out, especially with a gold shimmering line running along the body to separate black and diamond white color tones. It is said that the devil lies in the details. The painted diamond adorning the B-pillar is proof of this along with two-tone rims on the five-spoke wheels and the brake discs featureing the brand… Continue Reading »
Here’s a video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGin Dubai made by Hamman, which we can say looks fierce. Alloy rims with wheels finished in matte black and designed with cross-spokes are called the Design Edition Race “Anodized”. The rear rims are measured at 11 by 21 inches while the front axle is sized at 9 by 21 inches. These rims also look stylish with titanium bolts that are corrosion resistant. The red paintjob looks very cool, and with the generous helping of chrome in this car, this tune truly rocks!
With a name derived from “city” and “titan”, you could expect this van to be the next big thing in city driving. The new van is said to have different versions, diesel, electric, and petrol. It will also be available in different lengths and weights and with a body ranging from crewbus to panelvan. Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes Vans said, “We will take advantage of the trend toward city vans.” The company also said that they want this van to be suited to the variety of commercial applications. Quality plus function is equal to Mercedes Citan.
As part of an enhancement to its BlueEFFICIENCY package, Daimler has announced a new generator management system that will aid in further reducing the fuel consumption of its vehicles. To be introduced next month, the new generator management system converts kinetic energy generated by the vehicle into electrical energy, which is then stored. Feeding this heretofore wasted energy back into the electrical system means that the alternator’s load can be lessened, which in turn reduces the load on the engine. The system works seamlessly and transparently from the driver’s standpoint, and the management system works to heighten the charging rate of the battery when needed. Using kinetic energy from the… Continue Reading »
Discerning consumers know all about the Bang & Olufsen brand, those purveyors of high-end sound systems that grace the homes of the rich and famous. Now, B&O has designed and made such a high-end system for, of all vehicles, Mercedes’ Viano van. But before purists and audiophiles scoff at this development, know that the system, set to debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show, is to be fitted to the yacht-inspired Viano Pearl concept van. So think land yacht instead of cargo hauler. The 18-speaker Beosound Viano system is powered by a brace of Class D amps with a total output of 1,300 watts. Each neodymium magnet speaker is separately… Continue Reading »