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Aug 27th, 2007 8:50am
30 years old
Everyone here already knows I'm a smart-a**. I love cars, I have a bachelors in electrical engineering and I'm paying for that education as a certified technician. I work on all Eurotrash, but Mercedes is my specialty.
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1993 Mercedes 400SEL
1986 Mercedes 560SEC
1991 BMW 535i
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed with stronger SL 400 and 9-speed auto [video]
129 was amazing. I miss that whole generation of Sacco MB's. 202, 124 and early 140... All of those vehicles were significantly superior to normal transportation and justified their price premium. Im not so convinced a V8 E-class is worth twice as much as a loaded Accord anymore.
Nov 19th, 2015 2:24am
Mercedes-AMG SLC to get 3.0 V6 turbo replacing 5.5 V8
The current naming strategy at MB and BMW is based on the "theoretical displacement" of the new, downsized engines. The C63's turbo 4.0L makes the power of a NA 6.3L V8, just like the turbo 3.0L in BMW's new 340i makes the power of a NA 4.0L I6.
Nov 7th, 2015 4:15pm
Bugatti Chiron spied with production body looking apocalyptic
Oct 30th, 2015 3:02pm
Volkswagen posts €3.48 billion third quarter loss caused by “diesel issue”
@xrmarto, except that when these cars are "fixed", fuel economy and driveability will both decrease. Thats the reason VW installed the cheating software to begin with. They could have driveability gains and superior economy without the expense of uprated exhaust after-treatment.
Oct 29th, 2015 1:18pm
BMW says these five colors are the most exciting on the 4-Series GranCoupe [video]
Are you kidding? Frozen Bronze is amazing...especially on 6 Series Gran Coupe. In person, it'll make you stop and stare.
Oct 25th, 2015 4:56am
Tesla Autopilot revealed and demonstrated [video]
You know it costs $2500 to enable the feature after the update, right?
Oct 19th, 2015 5:50pm
Tesla Autopilot revealed and demonstrated [video]
@weaponzero, how can you say its better when its only JUST now released? The Germans have superior hardware...Mercedes even said the current S is fully autonomous as far as the hardware is concerned (stereo cameras+sonar+long and short range radar+precision GPS through HERE is hard to beat), its just a question of software and MOST importantly, regulations. I assume BMW and VAG arent far behind as Bosch, Continental, ZF and Siemens are the major enablers for all three.
Oct 19th, 2015 4:04am
Volkswagen of America admits 2016MY 2.0 TDI cars have suspect software too
Im kind of with you on this. The DIRTIEST running 2010 diesel VW is SOOOOOOOOO much cleaner than a gas engine from 5 years before it, or a diesel engine from 2-3 years before it. The newer models even more so. Yes, VW was fraudulent and should face consequences, but this whole thing should be viewed relatively, not in a vacuum. What about emissions of US light-duty pickups?
Oct 15th, 2015 2:15pm
Porsche demonstrates 911 Carrera rear axle steering system [video]
Porsche is first to decouple the rear steering wheels. All others before this used a joined steering "rack" at the rear (or even less sophisticated passive rear steer, through clever, jointed control arm linkages.) With the use of individual actuators, Porsche can vary the steering angle of each rear wheel individually for a more stable and dynamic rear steer...never been done before.
Oct 7th, 2015 2:57pm
Tesla CEO says we've reached the limit of diesel and petrol engines
He's simply using this scandal for more Tesla promotion. This exact topic has been kicked around in the industry A LOT over the last decade and with current ICE thermodynamic efficiency at its highest EVER, hovering around the 38%-50% range in the newest, cutting-edge throttle-less turbo and DI mills, and still nowhere near its optimal 80%-90% efficiency goal...there is still plenty of promise in continued perfection of the ICE, and Musk is well aware of this. With cylinder deactivation on DI, forced induced engines in most manufacturers immediate product pipelines, most of the easy "low-hanging fruit" has been picked, however. Cam-less timing, followed by HCCI is the "Holy Grail" in efficiency and the best in the business have been taking a serious approach at mass-production for a decade now. We will all be long gone before the ICE is, but 2050 is the current projected stagnation point.
Sep 29th, 2015 7:04am
Jaguar F-PACE priced from $40,990 in the U.S.
Oh man, the Germans just cringed! With the great styling and pricing like that, these are going to sell like hotcakes.
Sep 23rd, 2015 2:05am
Mercedes celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 500 E
That would throw the drive-by-wire into limp mode and cut all the power. The solution was a replacement of the switch, the details of which are a bit hazy now as its been quite a few years since ive even SEEN a 500E.
Sep 18th, 2015 2:42pm
2016 Ford F-150 to become the first vehicle to feature Micromill aluminum
Its a new production technique, on Alcoas end.
Sep 16th, 2015 1:00am
Mercedes-AMG C63 S hits AMG GT S during show organized for potential buyers [video]
Neither of those cars will be scrapped. If the GT was carbon fiber maybe it would. They'll be written off as total losses by the insurer and go to insurance auction. Someone will buy them for pennies on the dollar, pull or section the frames, and replace interior and exterior damaged items. The hardest part will be waiting for parts, as those vehicles are still pretty new and replacement components are still on back order. Then they'll be issued a salvage or rebuilt title and sold for quarters on the dollar. At least, thats how it goes down in the USA...
Sep 11th, 2015 11:30pm
2017 Hyundai Equus spied with a ultra-luxurious interior
I don't think they "stole" anything here, but those are DEFINITELY last generation Faurecia seating units (same used in A8). There current stuff is in the new S and upcoming A8. With the global automotive supplier base being what it is, you cant be surprised the Koreans are adopting gen-old (aka: proven) tech from the best companies in the world for their premium products. That's been their MO for the last decade.
Sep 1st, 2015 2:36pm
2017 BMW 5-Series getting 7-Series technologies
Haven't the 5 and 7 been joined at the tech since E32/E34?
Aug 31st, 2015 8:43pm
Possible Mercedes-Maybach E-Class makes spy photo premiere (19 pics)
@Godfather. Lets make it simple and just go with p
Aug 23rd, 2015 3:33am
Bugatti says Veyron successor will have higher top speed; SUV and sedan ruled out
Bugatti needs to crack 300mph with a production car to stay relevant. Even if only at Ehra-Lessien.
Aug 22nd, 2015 11:01pm
Possible Mercedes-Maybach E-Class makes spy photo premiere (19 pics)
@Godfather. Considering the current S600 Maybach isnt the pinnacle of the S class lineup, the AMG is, Id assume they would continue that business model and price the E Maybach between 90-110K, about double the price of a base E class. Who would pay three times the price for more leather and legroom? Doesnt sound like a plausible strategy to me.
Aug 22nd, 2015 10:47pm
Possible Mercedes-Maybach E-Class makes spy photo premiere (19 pics)
Fully loaded E-class Maybach should be right around $100K. $100K barely gets you in an S. Who wants a stripper S class?
Aug 22nd, 2015 1:11am
1990 Mercedes-Benz G-Class receives vintage theme from Carlex Design
I personally would've gone with a different leather, but the quality is definitely top notch.
Aug 18th, 2015 2:19pm
Tow truck fails to pick up Maybach 62S because it’s too heavy [video]
Good theory, but no ones armoring anything with a panoramic roof.
Aug 12th, 2015 7:01am
2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift goes official with subtle cosmetic tweaks
What progress? Acura is the current J/K of the industry. The only company that gets less love is Lincoln. Even Cadillac's are coveted more than Acuras. If it wasnt for MDX they'd be in some serious trouble.
Aug 11th, 2015 12:26am
Lexus wants a second flagship, likely an SUV
SC. Those brakes are too small for a grand SUV.
Aug 7th, 2015 7:29am
Heavily crashed Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a €77,000 pile of junk
You guys are crazy. Engine (minus a few intake and accessory drive pieces), transmission, drive line, a little less than 3/4 of suspension, fuel and emissions systems, exhaust, heat shielding and bracing, dash trim, switchgear, complete HVAC system, seats, controllers and harnesses, carpet, insulation... this is a pretty whole Ferrari for salvage. 77K seems about right. Little BS Ferrari pieces are insanely expensive.
Aug 4th, 2015 12:22am
Amazon reportedly paid Clarkson, May, Hammond $250 million for 3-year, 36-episode deal
Jul 31st, 2015 5:40pm
Pontiac Fiero-based Ferrari Enzo replica looks ghastly
$5500 would have been MUCH better spent on a SC3800/4T65E swap, and a liveable interior upgrade. This is beyond trash.
Jul 31st, 2015 2:24pm
Next-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class taillight first real photo
Thats a good thing! You'd like a return to the dismal W211, W220 & W203 era... where they coated the bottom of all reliability tests? It took MB 100 years to build its quality reputation and in one vehicle generation, all was lost. Most of those cars are all used up now and Mercedes is STILL catching a bad rap.
Jul 30th, 2015 2:23pm
Next-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class taillight first real photo
S class already does this. In a normal stop, the lighting controller follows the principle mentioned in this article. If a panic stop is engaged, the lights illuminate above normal intensity, something like 110%. If the rear radar recognizes an impending rear collision it will also "flicker" or strobe the lights to alert the approaching vehicle. IIRC, BMW used to illuminate an entire extra section of the brake lights when a panic stop ensued on the updated E65/66.
Jul 30th, 2015 2:15pm
Audi A3 facelift coming next year with fully digital instrument cluster
The CURRENT 5 and 7 series have virtual displays, they are just adorned with bezels too.
Jul 27th, 2015 7:21pm
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