2018 Mercedes E-Class Convertible Test Drive
NEW Mercedes E-Class Convertible Test Drive. The new midsize droptop will debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz has been teasing us on the forthcoming 2018 E-Class Cabriolet for a while now, but the wait is over. Nestled among numerous other Mercedes debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new E-Class Cabriolet is the latest addition to the manufacturer’s recast W213-generation midsize segment. Not surprisingly, it pretty much looks just like the prototype cabrio we drove about a month ago in Arizona, minus the few bits of camouflage still festooned to the pre-production car that, as far as we can tell, didn’t really hide anything revolutionary. Compared to the previous-generation car, the new droptop is a touch longer at 190 inches and wider at 73.2 inches. It’s a bit higher as well, though it sits roughly a half-inch lower than the current E300 sedan. Optional adjustable dampers offer a wide range of settings, while multi-chamber air suspension offers three firmness settings to accommodate cruising or canyon carving. The optional Dynamic Select system allows drivers to customize everything from suspension settings to throttle response and transmission shift points. The cabrio gets the same 329-horsepower, 3.0-liter biturbo V6 and 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic found in the E-Class Coupe. As with its convertible C-Class and S-Class siblings, power can be shuffled to either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive platforms. Mercedes hasn’t released performance figures, but we estimate rear-wheel drive models to reach 60 miles per hour in roughly 5.5 seconds. Expect the all-wheel drive version to take a bit longer. There are no real surprises inside the cabrio, which pulls directly from the coupe for inspiration. That means jet-inspired air vents, LED ambient lighting with 64 colors, numerous color choices for leather, even more choices for interior trim, and a suite of Mercedes luxury that includes the standard 12.3-inch display, or an optional digital instrument cluster. Should you desire a chilly top-down sprint across town, the manufacturer’s Aircap and Airscarf systems are available to both deflect wind and keep warm air nestled in the cabin. Our time in the cabrio prototype didn’t involve cold weather, but we can attest to the lack of wind in the cabin with the roof down. The big news obviously is the fabric soft top, which gives the cabrio all the coupe’s sex appeal when up and plenty of smooth Mercedes style when down. The roof retracts in less than 20 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 30 mph. The top is available in four colors – dark brown, dark blue, red, or black – and it’s protected in the truck via retractable cover when down. Pricing hasn’t been released, but it should be fairly close to the current model’s $63,000 tag. A special 25th Anniversary model that Mercedes says is “aimed primarily at collectors” will feature numerous aesthetic upgrades and likely cost a fair chunk more. The E-Class Cabriolet will be available in the U.S. by the end of the year.
2012 Mercedes Benz SLK350 Roadster Design
http://www.eurocarnews.com - Merecedes Benz USA - The designers have tailor-made a body for the new SLK that emphasizes its classic roadster proportions and puts them in the spotlight with a thrilling result. Behind the long hood is a compact passenger compartment and a short rear overhang. The SLK will tempt potential customers with these key attributes that characterize all the classic roadsters from Mercedes-Benz. The first eye-catching feature is an upright radiator grille that stands proud and confident in the wind and bears the new Mercedes-Benz brand look. The grille emphasizes the long and well-proportioned hood, and with its light-catching contours it already hints at the roadster's dramatic qualities. The wide radiator grille bears the Mercedes-Benz star in a prominent central position and displays a powerfully contoured chromed fin at the front. The clearly defined headlamps complete the look of the new SLK's face and resemble that of the legendary 190 SL from the 1950s, which is regarded by many as being the original "SLK". However the designers did not just focus on the past; with the new SLK's front end they also intentionally created a close visual link with the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG "gullwing model" and the new CLS. http://www.eurocarnews.com/0/0/1018/0/the-all-new-2012-slk-roadster-passion -meets-efficiency.html
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Roadster Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Roadster. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
A "Will it Run?" Special: The Five Dollar Roadster! Week 2
Hi from Cold War Motors! I guess it's time to get some fab work done on my scratchbuilt jalopy race car / hot rod project here... This week we're working on the chrome reveal mouldings that will mount on the hood sides to let the Exhaust headers pass through. Looks like another one of those ideas that was only gonna take a few minutes until I actually got doing it. Nevertheless, I am happy with the result, even if Stella thinks the whole thing is taking too long. She's right, but too late now, might as well finish what I started. Thanks to everyone who subscribed to our channel here, and thanks also for all of the "likes" and comments! I am going to try to put up more videos here, but the editing takes up the time. I am in the process of getting a website together where I hope to sell some t-shirts and dealership decals and whatever to help buy me some more time to work on these fun projects instead of the regular "work" stuff. In the next couple months, I hope! Lots of projects coming up this spring / summer... so many cars! Bikes too, I hope... Well, thanks again for your support and encouragement, and all the best from me and Stella and the rest of the Agents!