Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

AMG will introduce a new dream car: 2012MY Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. This supercar is impressive with a perfect combination of open-top driving pleasure, outstanding driving performance and sophisticated lightweight construction. 2012 SLS AMG Roadster will make its U.S. debut in autumn 2011.

Processing times 2012 SLS AMG Roadster includes an aluminum spaceframe chassis, AMG 6,3-liter V8 engine with a front mid-dry sump lubrication developing a peak output 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and sport suspension with aluminum double wishbones, - all this will raise the pulse sports car enthusiasts, providing an outstanding driving dynamics and driving pleasure.

Compact fabric soft top Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just eleven seconds, and can be operated on the move at speeds of up to 31 miles / h (50 km / h). The new AMG sports suspension adaptive electronically controlled damping is available as an option attractive. This gives the damping characteristics to be changed at the touch of a button. Using the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver of the roadster AMG SLS, therefore, can select their own suspension settings. There are three modes: "comfort", "Sport" and "Sport Plus".

"AMG Performance Media" is a unique new feature: an innovative, motor sports-inspired entertainment system offers an unbeatable combination of multiple displays telemetry such as lateral and linear acceleration, and various motor data and lap times on the racetrack.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars: ". Roadster SLS is a supercar, a cruiser and highly desirable dream car all in one, in its distinctive way, it's still a sequence of symbolic and exciting sport cars from Mercedes-Benz ".

Ola Källenius, chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The systematic lightweight design, outstanding performance and exciting design, combined with the sensual pleasure of open air driving experience - the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster perfectly embodies the philosophy of AMG German technology and craftsmanship. Gullwing model is excited Car sports fans around the world, and now convertible version is bound to cause a sensation. "

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

Pure design roadster with perfect proportions

The new roadster adds a second exciting dream car to the family of AMG SLS. Head of Design Mercedes-Benz, Gorden Wagener ".! As in the gull-wing model, clean, sporty design catches the eye whether the roof open or closed, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has a spectacular visual delight" Ideal proportions is particularly memorable: long hood, a greenhouse located in the rear end and short rear. Plus automatically enhance the rear wing, long wheelbase, wide track and short overhangs - in short, SLS AMG Cabriolet exudes an easy charisma and a genuine performance. Pronounced shoulder sections reminiscent of tense muscles, and to offer power combined with large wheels - 265/35 ZR 19 (front) and 295/30 ZR 20 (rear). Attractive AMG Sepang brown metallic paint and weight-optimized forged wheels in 10-spoke design, painted in matte black high-gloss rim, available in a new extra.

Features like Roadster 300 SL, a classic dream cars from the 1950s, include not only a wide grille with large star Mercedes and wing-shaped cross-rib, and ribs on the hood and on board the vehicle. Like Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, 300 SL Roadster appeared slightly later than the original 300 SL Gullwing, but in contrast to the SL AMG, and other dream cars are available at the same time.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Back view

Interior atmosphere like an aircraft cockpit

The interior continues the idiom exciting exterior design, and evokes associations with the cockpit: the characteristic features include a dash in the form of wings and air vents with adjustable, cross-shaped nozzle similar to jet engines. Expanded center console of opaque, hard metal and the new E-SELECT lever in the form of traction control as the aircraft design features borrowed from the world of aviation. Another low-key, small detail is embossed logo on leather lined AMG selector lever.

AMG DRIVE UNIT - who, like many other features of the interior is available in real carbon fiber - a central control unit on the center console: it allows the driver to select personal settings of the vehicle, including an additional adjustment of adaptive sports suspension, AMG. AMG Performance steering wheel with its full premium leather lining and a flattened bottom section provides an ideal vehicle control. Gearshift paddles and the bottom panel of steering wheels are made of solid metal.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

Fully automatic, weight-optimized soft top

Sensory experience in 2012MY SLS AMG Roadster is further enhanced when the soft top is open, and powerful, naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine with 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque makes itself and makes the heart beat faster with its distinctive AMG eight-cylinder sound. Fabric soft top can be opened and closed while driving at speeds up to 31 miles / h (50 km / h), a fully automatic opening / closing process takes only eleven seconds. Only the driver should operate the control unit is conveniently integrated into the roof in front of the center armrest. In an open soft top space-savingly removed for space in a folded Z-configuration. Soft top three colors - black, red and beige - are available to meet the nine external and eight interior colors.

Three-layer fabric soft top weight management magnesium / steel / aluminum, and contributes significantly to the low center of gravity of the car. Soft top is smoothly connected heated glass rear window singlelayer. Flush, break free transition between the outer sheathing roof and rear window remains low wind noise. Continuous, flexible pocket water running soft-top catches rain and sends it to the bottom two holes on each side. Trunk volume is 6.1 cubic feet with the roof open or closed, and, therefore, approximately equal to the coupe SLS AMG (6,2 cubic feet).

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Front view

Outstanding material quality and finish

Leather and matte finish of the solid metal, or additional, genuine carbon fiber trim create an exclusive atmosphere and meet a genuine sense of the cockpit. It was made and decorative contrast stitching enhances the visual impact, improves hand look and reflects the attention to detail that is the hallmark of Design Mercedes.

Standard appointment Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster includes black leather Designo, heated AMG sport seats, a removable glass WindStop, COMAND system with navigation and DVD-player, alarm alarm with tilt sensor and interior control, dual-zone automatic climate control and KEYLESSGO starting function. Standard AIRSCARF ® system exclusively for Mercedes-Benz acts as an invisible scarf warming of head and neck of the occupants. It is integrated in the AMG sports seats back, and blows warm air from the vents in the headrests. The airflow can be adapted for different sizes of passengers using the adjustable louvers, and the level of heat can be selected in three stages at the touch of a button.

Leather lining roll bars with an integrated network of "Silver Shadow" You can look in conjunction with Designo exclusive leather to reduce turbulence in the cabin. Ambient lighting integrated into the electrically folding exterior mirrors.

Single-tone or two-tone leather in brown Designo espresso is available as a new interior colors - a darker shade of brown that blends perfectly with the new metallic paint AMG Sepang brown.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Engine

AMG Performance Media and Bang & Olufsen as optional highlights

In addition to the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system, an additional allocation of other entertainment media AMG Performance. In an unprecedented way, the racing-inspired system combines multiple telemetry displays, such as engine data, lateral and linear acceleration and lap times on the racetrack. AMG Performance Media is activated by pressing the key in the AMG AMG DRIVE UNIT, and controlled by the controller system COMAND. Key features at a glance:
  • Real-time display of engine oil, coolant and transmission fluid temperature
  • Real-time display of engine power, torque and position of the accelerator
  • Real-time display of individual tire pressure
  • Real-time acceleration time from 0-60 miles / h or 0-100 km / h (as an alternative to a quarter of a mile)
  • Real-time display of the lateral and linear acceleration combined with the braking performance and the accelerator position, including a memory function
  • Record individual lap times on a closed track, with the sector times and memory function
  • Integrating DRIVE UNIT, to save your data into memory and initiate RACE START

Different functions are shown AMG Performance Media color display integrated into the dashboard. Three displays are shown at any time, with the most important information is located in the center. Digital simulation tools dial with red pointers ensure outstanding clarity.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Engine

Specifically reinforced aluminum spaceframe, low curb weight

In addition to maximum comfort, a key factor in driving pleasure in the new SLS AMG Roadster has outstanding performance. The reason for this is an innovative body design: the chassis and body made of aluminum design that combines intelligent lightweight construction with high durability. At curb weight of 3661 kg (estimated) Roadster only 88 pounds heavier than the coupe. The result is a remarkable power to weight ratio of 6.5 pounds per horsepower.

To achieve the same level of dynamics - no fixed roof, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster includes several features specifically designed to strengthen the body, including side skirts with larger wall thickness and additional cameras. Dashboard cross-member is supported against the frame of the windscreen and the central tunnel of the additional racks, and a curved rack between the soft-top and tank strengthens the rear axle. The absence of a roof and gull-wing doors means that the open-top SLS AMG is the strengthening of cross-over seats to support fixed rollover protection system. It also contains 250-watt subwoofer explosion & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system.

All this prevents unwanted vibrations from the beginning, and eliminates the need for additional, weight increasing vibration dampers, which are often found in open sports cars. Weight-optimized aluminum frame weighs 536 pounds, tipping the scales at just 4.5 pounds more than the gullwing model.

Intelligent mix of materials and a low center of gravity

50 percent of cleverly designed, and weight-optimized aluminum frame is made of aluminum, 26 percent of the aluminum sheet, 18 percent of cast aluminum and 6 percent were. The maximum passenger safety requires the use of ultra-high strength, heat-formed steel pillars.

The whole car was designed to achieve the lowest possible center of gravity. This applies to the lowest point of connection of the transmission and axles, as well as the location of the rigid structure of the body that was as low as possible. Examples include hard to bend and twist ties between the front and back of the cage and the safety of passengers, which were designed to use the power of paths that are as low as possible.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Engine

Powerful AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine with 563 hp

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has the same muscular engine, gull-wing model. 6.3-liter V8 with a maximum output of 563 hp at 6800 rpm makes open-top SLS one of the most powerful sports cars in its segment. Its power to weight ratio of 6.5 pounds per horsepower. This naturally aspirated engine produces maximum torque of 479 lb-ft at 4750 rpm. Convertible SLS AMG accelerates from zero to 60 miles / h in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km / h in 3.8 seconds) and top speed is 197 miles / h / 317 km / h (electronically limited) - this means that roadster has almost identical performance wing of a seagull.

High-revving 6.3-liter V8 engine has the typical characteristics of powerful engine racing. It responds instantly and effortlessly to accelerator movements. The use of dry sump lubrication system can significantly lower the installation in a car that has a low center of gravity for higher lateral acceleration and thrilling driving dynamics.

Achieving the required targets fuel consumption

Despite his uncompromising sportiness, fuel consumption has also been considered. SLS AMG consumes 13.2 liters per 100 kilometers (NEDC combined), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 308 grams per kilometer. Efficiency improvements include familiar AMG-exclusive, friction optimized two-wire arc-spray coating on the cylinder walls, as well as on-demand card optimized oil supply and intelligent control of the generator: when an overflow phase motor, the kinetic energy is used to recharge the battery, and not just wasted heat. On the other hand, the generator is switched to idle during acceleration, thus reducing the load on the engine. Sophisticated technology allows the catalytic converter current and future emission standards such as Euro 5, LEV 2 and ULEV that must be met.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Front view

Rev-matching transmission with transaxle configuration and torque tube

AMG 6,3-liter V8 engine delivers its abundant power to the rear through an ultra-light carbon-fiber box driveshaft - similar to the setup used in the DTM C-Class car racing tour. On comparing the transmission is mounted on the rear (CAT), and connected to the casing of the engine with torque tube. Carbon shaft rotates at engine speed at the time of the pipe. The advantages of this complex solutions lie in the tight coupling between the engine and transmission, and, in turn, support the optimal power and torque.

SPEEDSHIFT DCT AMG 7-speed sports transmission boasts faster shifting gears without losing traction - in just 100 milliseconds. The driver a choice of four different driving modes: "C" (Controlled Efficiency), «S» (Sport), "S +" (Sport plus) or "M" (Manual). In sport, sport and manual modes, plus automatic mapping of function is activated, all modes can be selected via a convenient knob AMG DRIVE. RACE START function ensures optimum traction at full power launches off the ground - as well as mechanical differential lock, which is built into a compact body transfer.

Complex circuit suspension with double wishbone axle

The front mid-engine configuration, plus a box provides the perfect front / rear weight distribution from 47 to 53 percent. Mounting the engine behind the front axle made a perfect driving dynamics with precise steering, excellent agility, low inertia for a spontaneous change of direction, and outstanding traction. All four wheels are on the double-wishbone with a track rod technology, which has proved to be right up to Formula 1 motor racing. With double-wishbone axle, the location of the wheels and suspension functions remain separate, spring / depreciation rack supported on the lower wishbone. Double wishbone setup with the collapse of its high rigidity and a positive track is a wheel with minimal elastic movements, providing the driver optimum road contact feel when driving on the limit.

Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers front and back are made entirely from forged aluminum - a significant reduction in unsprung masses, this configuration also noticeably improves suspension response. Wheelbase 105.5 inches, not only leads to an outstanding straight-line stability, but also low-load on the wheel changes, which significantly reduces the tendency of the vehicle to dive and squat under braking and acceleration. Wide track - 66.2 inches front, 65.1 inches rear - ensures a lower wheel load shifts from internal to external rotation of the wheel when providing tires to save more grip.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Interior

New Adaptive AMG Sport Suspension

The new AMG sports suspension adaptive electronically controlled damping available as an attractive alternative to the standard suspension, AMG sport. This gives the damping characteristics to be changed at the touch of a button. Using the buttons on the AMG DRIVE UNIT, the driver can choose his own suspension settings. There are three modes: "comfort", "Sport" and "Sport Plus". The current mode is displayed on the instrument cluster.

"Comfort" provides a sensitive response to the soft damping characteristics, and in the "Sport" mode, the shock absorbers have much stiffer response, depending on road conditions. This not only leads to improved road contact, but also effectively suppresses body roll and pitching. "Sports Plus" is ideal for demanding laps on the track: in addition to higher braking force, the regime comes to the specific control algorithms, which were made specifically for sporty driving. New, variable suspension also will be optionally available for SLS AMG coupe in the future.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Rear Angle

Optional AMG ceramic high-performance two-piece braking system

AMG a powerful braking system with two parts of the brake discs on the front ensures extremely short braking distances, even with huge loads. The red-painted brake calipers on all four corners are available as an option. Additional ceramic two-piece brake discs with even more to provide even better braking. Ceramic brake discs perform at even higher operating temperatures due to their greater rigidity, all coupled with impressive weight loss by about 40 percent. Reducing unsprung mass to further enhance both comfort and grip, and reduced rotating mass on the front axle provides more direct steering response.

Lightweight construction was the key when it comes to wheels: alloy wheels with innovative flows forming principle reduce unsprung weight, improving driving performance and suspension comfort. In addition to the standard AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, a 7-spoke wheels, which is available as a no cost option. Weight-optimized 10-spoke forged wheels available as an option. 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) is designed specifically for the SLS AMG ensure optimum performance. Tire pressure monitoring system is standard to constantly monitor tire pressure of all four wheels, with a separate display for each tire.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Side

Production in Sindelfingen, market launch in Fall 2011

Convertible super sports car will be manufactured at the largest Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen. AMG 6,3-liter V8 engine comes directly from the AMG engine workshop in Affalterbach, where she was hand picked in accordance with the traditional "one man, one engine" philosophy.

Selling price in Germany is € 195 160 (including 19% VAT). 2012 SLS AMG Roadster will make its U.S. debut in autumn 2011.

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