In fact, we believe there's no better car currently in M-B's lineup for delivering affordable driving enjoyment. The key to these improvements is a single-rod gearshift system, which allows drivers to make fast, sporty gear changes, whilst at the same time offering even greater shifting comfort thanks to the use of sophisticated damping elements. My favorite part is the air scarf and heated seats, that let you drive with the top down in cool weather which in Texas is just about year round. Information appears on a 4. Suspension and damping of the rear wheels is the task of coil springs working together with single-tube, gas-filled shock absorbers.
This valve overlap when expelling the used gases and drawing in the fresh combustion mixture ensures efficient internal exhaust gas recirculation. Plus, the pistons, connecting rods and cylinder liners are manufactured according to state-of-the-art construction principles which not only help to reduce weight but also noticeably enhance the responsiveness and smoothness of the engine. As a result, both the looks and feel of the dashboard mirror the exacting standards of the Mercedes sports car in terms of high-class appeal and design. As a result, contaminated air is kept out of the vehicle interior. Two forged, multi-bearing shafts located underneath the crank assembly counter-rotate at double the speed of the crankshaft. Where there is a serious discrepancy, the system intervenes by applying a specially developed logic, triggering precisely metered brake pulses at the front and rear wheels, as well as carefully throttling the engine torque. The fixed-calliper brakes used here by Mercedes-Benz feature twin-piston technology.
Instead, the transmission uses its direct downshift capability, shifting down by as many as four gears — as the situation demands — rather than just one at a time. The axles, steering and brakes have all been developed anew or redeveloped by the Mercedes engineers in an effort to surpass even the high standards set by the model it replaces. Stimulating colour contrasts and high-grade materials have been used to create an ambience of sporty practicality which represents a novel reinterpretation of the roadster philosophy. I am just trying to figure out how to emergency close to trade in for another car, hopefully they take the car. The system is also capable of receiving long-wave, medium-wave and short-wave stations. The cover is linked up to the central locking system.
Here the ducts interface with a component which is of key importance for the engine functions: the hot-film air-mass sensor. In addition to the characteristic roll-over bars behind the seats, roll-over protection also comes in the form of a high-strength, A-pillar composite structure. All together the dealers fees were outrageous and the extended warranty quotes were considerably higher compared to the extended warranty I bought with the car I ended up buying from another auto dealer using the same exact extended warranty company. The driver enjoys a more harmonious shift feel, with the shift process benefiting from improved damping — and thus coming across as more rounded — thanks to the damping elements in the lower area of the shift lever and on the shift housing. This boosts output and torque, whilst also helping to save fuel. Each of the different models in the range comes off the assembly line complete with internally ventilated disc brakes measuring between 288 and 340 millimetres in diameter, depending on the model in question. In this way the headlamps both stand out and blend harmoniously into the lines of the front end: precision in both form and technology.
Drove up the coast to Washington. Virtually every safety-related body component has been checked and redeveloped by the Sindelfingen engineers with the aim of optimising geometry, material thickness, joining technology and material quality. In the development of the new V6 engine, the Mercedes engineers trained their sights on output, torque, fuel economy, comfort and exhaust emissions in particular, and set new standards in each area. This intelligent system of control is made possible by a refrigerant compressor which is governed by the electronics to produce the exact cooling output required. I actually like the factory nav system, and it has worked well for me. This rises slightly to the rear from the front wheel arch and creates a visual link with the rear end, defining the wedge-shape of the body.
And as the system does without additional components, such as a pitman arm, drag link, steering idler arm and strengthening plate, it weighs far less than the recirculating-ball steering featured on the predecessor model. It works in three stages and is fitted with an electronic control unit which adjusts the neck-level heating according to the speed of the car and the outside temperature and regulates the blower speed in order to achieve optimum warm-air distribution in any situation. This is particularly obvious in the version with bi-xenon headlamps. The electrical steering column adjustment, which is available as an option in conjunction with the memory package for the seats and exterior mirrors, offers drivers even greater ease of use. In this case the chrome surrounds of the projection lenses are partly transparent, which also provides interesting lighting effects when viewed from the side.
The evocative names of the metallic finishes already say something about the current colour tastes of car buyers: tanzanite blue, andradite green, cubanite silver, benitoite blue. During wind-tunnel testing they focused their attentions on maintaining a draught-free interior, as this was crucial to creating an effective system of neck-level heating. The global number one in its market segment, it serves as a symbol for the new, dynamic brand image of Mercedes-Benz. Widely flared wings extend around the well-filled wheel arches like perfectly tones muscles, symbolising the athletic power of this roadster. The cover plates underwent development in the wind tunnel: they have been styled in such a way that the airstream flows from the inside outwards to keep the brake discs free of spray water.
Among the systems at work inside the engine is the continuous camshaft adjustment, which permits more efficient exhaust gas recirculation within the engine under partial loads. The oval-shaped housing of the air mass sensor and a modified mesh with low air resistance are two of the most significant products of this detailed improvement process. This shows just how much consideration Mercedes engineers have given to the fact that children are often seated in the front passenger seat, where the newly developed airbag now offers them even more protection. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. These new dimensions emphasise the powerful proportions typical of a roadster.
As with many sports cars, it isn't the most comfortable for long trips. A drop in exhaust emissions is another benefit of this system. A generously sized impact absorber made from polypropylene which is positioned below the footrest is also capable of cushioning some of the impact energy. The extra interior space means that passengers enjoy higher levels of comfort compared to the previous Roadster model. This allows a wider spread of ratios, as well as further reducing the differences in engine speed between the individual gears achieved by the five-speed transmission. The projection lenses of the headlamps follow precisely this shape, protruding forward and reminding one of high-quality camera lenses with their chrome surrounds. The steering continues to be power-assisted to reduce the effort required to turn the wheel.
They achieved this by emphasising certain frequencies, predominantly through careful configuration of the twin-pipe exhaust system. With the sports chassis fitted, the body is lowered by ten millimetres at the front and the rear. Lowering the fully automatic roof requires 22 seconds. The spring struts also fulfil more than just one function, as, apart from being responsible for axle suspension and damping, they also have an active role to play in wheel location. Instead, the transmission uses its direct downshift capability, shifting down by as many as four gears — as the situation demands — rather than just one at a time. It works in three stages and is fitted with an electronic control unit which adjusts the neck-level heating according to the speed of the car and the outside temperature and regulates the blower speed in order to achieve optimum warm-air distribution in any situation.