► Mercedes Future Truck 2025 (Autonomous Driving Demo)
The Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 constitutes a revolution in
efficiency, safety and networking, a revolution for road traffic and its
infrastructure, for professional driving and for the road transport sector.
This is not a new truck, but rather the key element in the interconnected
transport system of the future. It is being developed as part of the
"Shaping Future Transportation" initiative by Daimler Trucks to conserve
resources and reduce emissions of all kinds. Other aims are to ensure the
highest possible level of traffic safety and to Boost networking with intelligent data
management considerably for tailor-made vehicle and service solutions.
The prototype demonstrated the exciting capabilities of the
Future Truck 2025 back in the summer at speeds of up to 80 km/h in
realistic traffic situations on a section of the A14 motorway in Magdeburg,
Germany. Now the thrilling exterior and interior of that same vehicle are
One of the most interesting questions on the subject of autonomous driving
is the time horizon envisaged for its realisation. In purely technical
terms, turning it into reality on the roads is already feasible within
around five years. In terms of passenger car development cycles, a possible
start is envisaged in 2020. Owing to the more complex factors for heavy
commercial vehicles, the time horizon for such vehicles will, however, be
rather longer – realistically implementation is possible within ten
years, also in view of the legal considerations that still remain to be
The introduction of autonomous driving will not happen digitally from one
day to the next, as development is progressing in a gradual manner:
evolutionary stages are necessary to revolutionise goods haulage on the
roads. In the coming years, new and improved assistance systems will
continue to pave the clearly set-out way to autonomous driving.
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C32 vs Ferrari 360
C32 won 1 cl at 125mph and then slowed down.
From 40mph to 125 mph
Outside Temp: 23c
Mercedes C32 AMG
People: 1 (147lbs)
People: 2 (360lbs)
My car has 367 hp at the wheel.
Mercedes Benz C32 AMG
The second generation C-Class was introduced in 2000, with a sportier look
than the previous generations, with a steeper front-end and shorter
rear-end. The styling cues were similar to that of the W220 S-Class. The
sedan debuted with a range of straight-four and V6 gasoline engines and
straight-four and straight-five Diesels. Most of the engines were carried
over from the W202, but the C 320 was exclusive, offering 218 hp, also the
C240 now had 2597 cc but output was unchanged at 170 hp. The diesels now
featured common rail direct injection and variable geometry turbochargers. Six-speed manual gearboxes were now
standard for nearly the entire range (except the C320 and C 270 CDI). For
the first time, the number designations were no longer equivalent to the
engine displacement, more specifically in the C 180 (2.0 L), C 240 (2.6 L)
and C 200 CDI (2.2 L).
In 2001, Mercedes increased the range, with the introduction of the new
T-Modell station wagon and Sportcoupé. The Sportcoupé was a three-door
liftback made to counter the BMW Compact, but like its competitor, it
proved unpopular with the younger buyers it was targeted towards, due to
high prices compared to the lower entry-level models it was competing
against, and unfavorable exchange rates. Although removed from the North
American lineup in 2005, it continued on sale in other markets. From
October 2000 until 2007, a total of 230,000 Sportcoupés were built in the
Bremen factory and in Brazil. In Canada, it was replaced by the
Mercedes-Benz B-Class. A new family of supercharged four cylinder engines,
dubbed M271, also debuted. All of them used the same 1.8 L engine, with
different designations according to horsepower levels, including
a version powered by natural gas. The 193 PS(142 kW/190 hp) C 230K was
initially available only in the Sportcoupé. 4MATIC four wheel drive
versions were also offered for the C 240 and C 320.
The C-Class was refreshed in early 2004. In this year, the interior styling
was changed in all three body styles. Different taillights were added to
the Sportcoupé and several all-new M272 and OM642 V6 engines were
introduced later in the year. These were available in both petrol and
diesel configuration, ranging between 2.5 L and 3.5 L, and the three-valve
twin spark design was replaced by the more standard four-valve design, now
with variable valve timing. The C 350 could now reach 272 PS (200 kW/268
hp), while the C 320 CDI was good for 224 PS (165 kW/221 hp). In addition,
these engines also received the new seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic
transmission as optional, the diesel four cylinder's power was slightly
increased, and a more economical naturally-aspirated 1.8 L (C 160) was
added to the Sportcoupé lineup.
The C-Class is arguably one of the most popular automobiles in its class in
many of the European markets. The second generation was for a long time
after its release the second most popular new car in the German market,
right after the Volkswagen Golf, and in 2002 it achieved success in the
field of safety by scoring the maximum five stars in a EuroNCAP crash test.
In the United States, the C-Class automobiles are the least expensive of
the Mercedes-Benz lineup as the A-Class was not imported there. However the
W203 C-Class did acquire a poor reputation for reliability compared to
other Mercedes-Benz models, an area which was targeted for improvement in
the replacement model.
The last W203 C-Class sedan was produced on December 14, 2006 at the
Sindelfingen plant, after almost 630,000 units of the sedan were produced.
By the revision of the C-Class in 2005, C 32 AMG was also replaced, giving
way to a new 5.5 L naturally-aspirated V8-powered C 55 AMG. This was an
evolution of the V8 engine found in the previous E-Class, with power raised
to 367 PS (270 kW/362 hp) at 5750 rpm and torque climbing to 510 Nm (376
ft•lbf) at 4000 rpm. Unlike the less-powerful V6s and V8s in the rest of
the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it continues to use Speedshift five-speed
automatic. Though maximum speed is still limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) and
4.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is not improved, this model is
considered the sportiest AMG model in the C-Class history before the recent
release of the W204 (third generation) C63 AMG.
The New Mercedes Benz - C Class All Features
All features of the new Mercedes Benz - C Class.
The consumption figures relate to the engines (C 180/C 200 and
C 220 BlueTEC) available for the market launch (03/2014).
Fuel consumption combined: 5.8-4.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 135-103g/km.*
The new C-Class makes everyday a highlight.
The New Mercedes Benz - C Class All Features