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benz_man

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Jamison
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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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1991 BMW 535i
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Amazon reportedly paid Clarkson, May, Hammond $250 million for 3-year, 36-episode deal
Bingo!
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
Audi A3 facelift coming next year with fully digital instrument cluster
GM, in the 80s.
Jul 27th, 2015 7:19pm
First Bugatti Veyron going up for auction
Ralph Lauren?
Jul 25th, 2015 4:45pm
Mother doesn't allow firefighters to smash BMW’s window to free her stuck child
Don't be so sensationalized. If the child had been locked in the car for only a short while but was crying from the panic of the outside hysteria, and the locksmith was close to arrival, what is gained by smashing the window?
Jul 16th, 2015 1:51am
Mother doesn't allow firefighters to smash BMW’s window to free her stuck child
How long had the child been in the car? How far away was the locksmith? I need both of those answers before I can condemn the mother's choice. The kids not gonna die from a 10 min wait...
Jul 15th, 2015 4:22pm
2016 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h get detailed
Audi gets all the credit, but I really think Lexus has some of the best interiors in the business right now. Particularly in their lower end products. This looks like designer furniture.
Jul 11th, 2015 1:49am
A Maserati gets written off after being covered in white paint
I dunno. These generation Qports have almost every surface covered in color matched Poltrona Frau Semi-aniline leather...$$$! Write it off and have whoever picks it up at the wholesale auction swap in an interior from a wrecked one.
Jul 1st, 2015 6:36am
A Maserati gets written off after being covered in white paint
Someone who wants insurance to write it off instead of continuing to make that $1k payment each month...
Jun 30th, 2015 6:30pm
Mercedes-Benz E-Class W213 returns in 14 fresh spy shots
The Airmatic/ADS combo is the benchmark in the business. Replace with Arnott struts proactively every 100K miles and the rest of the system is pretty bulletproof. As for the pics, Airmatic keeps the car steady under high G loads, not level, thats for ABC. ADS keeps it from pogoing.
Jun 26th, 2015 8:48pm
New Lexus LX facelift images leaked
LOL, thats a "largely carried over" interior? Completely new infotainment setup and dash...
Jun 16th, 2015 7:36pm
Volvo S90 spied testing for the first time [video]
Nobody really cares about cylinder count anymore. Turbo 4cyl are making the same HP and Tq numbers of yesterdays V6s and yesteryears V8s.
Jun 8th, 2015 7:13pm
2016 BMW 7-Series pricing and options accidentally revealed on Austrian configurator (19 photos)
E32 was revolutionary, E38 was an evolution of that theme. E65/66 was VERY revolutionary (maybe the biggest automotive revolution of our time), F01/02 was a big step...but still an evolution of the previous theme. It was time for another revolutionary 7. They dropped the ball.
Jun 7th, 2015 3:54pm
2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid unveiled with modest changes
I just read theyve sold like 750 of these this year...
Jun 3rd, 2015 1:10am
2017 Audi A8 expected to get e-turbo, OLED screens and gesture control
Except when W202 was a miniature W140, W203 was a baby W220 and now while W205 is a miniature W222, right? They all do "same sausage different lengths", get over it. It sells cars.
May 26th, 2015 7:47pm
Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 could get 5-cylinder turbo engine
It didnt burn or anything as dramatic, but it did have consistent issues dumping the extracted heat from the intake charge.
May 26th, 2015 7:40pm
Cadillac ATS-V+ could have 7.0-liter V8 engine
The supercharged 6.2 is actually a larger package because of the supercharger mounted to the top. The 7.0L uses the same block, just bored and stroked for more displacement.
May 25th, 2015 9:39pm
Bentley Bentayga spied virtually undisguised
That better be one hell of an interior...
May 20th, 2015 12:57am
2017 Volkswagen Touareg digitally imagined
Theres no way the Toureg is losing anywhere near 700lbs. The Q7 lost that much weight because it was still riding on the mammoth PL71 platform from the original Toureg/Cayenne. For some reason it never migrated to the newer, 500lb lighter PL52 platform of the second gen Toureg/Cayenne siblings. Anyone know why?
May 18th, 2015 7:39am
Former Top Gear trio reunited in London to film for Clarkson, Hammond & May Live tour
They could just name it "Clarkson, Hammond & May" and itd probably be more successful than "revamped" Top Gear.
May 10th, 2015 6:02pm
Volkswagen unveils their new 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine
@C55, my comment wasnt about M275 durability but was instead about Mercedes' low-tech, 22 psi of boost approach to making power. The rest of your post makes my second point and usually alters the linearity of power delivery greatly. @benzomatiq, the whole 3-valve, no vvt, multi-spark approach was certainly about lighting the pre-cats quickly for emmisions but is now 17 yrs old and two engine generations behind. Stratified direct injection and wideband cam phasing took care of early pre-cat light-off without the sacrifice of an exhaust valve.
May 10th, 2015 4:46pm
Volkswagen unveils their new 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine
Mercedes' V12 is a SOHC dinosaur, boosted to within an inch of its life. Any engine makes big power when you just crank up the boost. This is fresh technology.
May 9th, 2015 2:35am
Volkswagen Touareg humps Porsche 911 in parking lot
This is how Panameras are made, guys.
May 6th, 2015 4:21pm
2016 Cadillac CTS-V to be priced from $83,995
The tech and engineering in this car is just as good, if not better/more clever, than the German competition. Anyone still spouting that "GM makes trash" nonsense is just a brand snob. Good product is good product. I grew up in the back seats of bad Cadillacs, Buicks and Pontiacs (thats one reason why I became so enamored with German cars) and NOTHING in Cadillacs current lineup comes close to fitting that bill. 84 stacks is a lot of money, but Cadillac has come a long way. Theyre going head-to-head with the Germans, at their own game, and pricing accordingly. Even the Asian companies dont do this.
Apr 30th, 2015 1:40am
2016 Corvette unveiled with minor changes & three new design packages
Windshield structure and A-pillars are hardened to act as roll protection. The C7 actually exceeds NHTSA roll over requirements.
Apr 28th, 2015 5:53pm
Bugatti Chiron will reportedly do 0-100 km/h in 2 seconds
Youre missing the point. This is an engineering/technology exercise. All the techno advancements made in developing and manufacturing the Veyron have proliferated through the rest of VAG in the last decade (especially 991). Like before, this will cut-the-edge and the blood will trickle down through the rest.
Apr 27th, 2015 4:16pm
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine pricing announced (US)
Brand new, complex vehicle architecture, brand new, complex engine and brand new, complex transmission. And to top it all off, Volvos first go at electrification. They plan to use this same architecture/drivetrain for everything now, so one common failure point can spoil the whole brand. With Geely behind them they have the resources to get this right, but the teething problems are going to be epic.
Apr 17th, 2015 12:11am
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