Thursday, December 29, 2011

Interesting Facts About Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is actually a German manufacturer for high-end cars, buses, trucks and coaches. Ever since the organization was founded in 1886, it's been a division of the parent company, Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz is well known because of their quality and sturdiness of their automobiles. The amount of technological and security features that Mercedes brought to the industry is immeasurable and has become a necessary feature in almost all other vehicles. Listed here are some interesting facts about Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz automobiles were first seen in market in 1901 by Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, a German company. The very first vehicles which bore the Mercedes brand name were produced commercially in 1926 following the merging of two of the largest automobile manufacturers of that time, Karl Benz and also Gottlieb Daimler to create the Daimler Benz Company. Before 1894, Mercedes vehicles took part in the earliest automobile race located in Paris but has completely withdrawn ever since the late 1930 following the Le Mans incident in which a Mercedes vehicle killed around 80 people in the collision. Mercedes returned to the motor sport scene later by taking part in the various racing events including Le Mans, DTM and F1 races with Sauber.

A Mercedes-Benz manufactured car won't ever rattle nor squeak regardless of age. The reason being Mercedes cars are welded in 10000 places which don't allow any space for the loosening of bolts and nuts. Their engines are also something to marvel at. Their engines include overhead camshafts that deliver smooth, silent, safe driving even at high speeds. The engines are put through rigorous testing by the engineers and they are hand signed by them before put into an automobile to guarantee the quality of the engine. Even their steering system includes a built-in shock absorber to provide the passengers with a far more comfortable ride.

The coat of paint on a Mercedes car is smooth and glossy as a result of amount of effort placed into it. There are actually four coats of paint sprayed on the car before being hand polished. The last coat of paint is salt resistant and is also done manually for that smooth, glossy touch you see on all Mercedes-Benz cars. Even the tires used are of superior quality and it is capable of carrying an entire load of passengers smoothly even during high speeds.

All Mercedes models include fully synchronized manual and automatic transmissions as standard features. Higher series models however only incorporate automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz automobiles are made to provide you with an unique driving experience like no other. The seats inside their cars are designed after consultation with an orthopedic physician and offer the kidney, back and knee-join areas with support to prevent backaches along with other complications during driving and with all that being said, there's no question about Mercedes-Benz being the leader in the automobile industry.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Ferrari Fleet Ruined in Pricey Japan Pile-up

Eight Ferraris and a Lamborghini were among the vehicles involved in a chain collision of luxury cars on a Japanese expressway Sunday. They'd been heading to a motor festival in Hiroshima. (Dec. 5)

Monday, December 19, 2011

New 2012 Ferrari California Road Test

The new 2012 Ferrari California gets a power upgrade to 485 HP and loses weight. The Drive Cannel had the opportunity to road test it. All the detractors that coined the rear design of the California the "J Lo Butt" must be blind....what's wrong with her Derriere? We like it. This Ferrari is a wolf in sheep's clothing...if you want to cruise it will. If you want to drift like Tanner Foust, it will. The slight against women, those calling it woman's car, will just have to eat their words....plenty of women can out drive men and this car proves it's worth in power and handling. It's not an entry level Ferrari, there's no such thing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Porsche in Le Mans - The 80s

One decade, seven overall victories. In the 80s, Porsche dominates the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the legendary 956 and 962 - and with legendary pilots. These are the most legendary moments. More videos on

Monday, December 12, 2011

The World's Only Jaguar Suite at 51 Buckingham Gate London

Together with Jaguar, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences, London have unveiled the world's first Jaguar Hotel Suite. Ian Callum talks us through the sleek design of the suite and its subtle integration of Jaguar models from past and present. Discover more at:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Regular Tune Ups Greatly Improve Your Gas Mileage

The correct maintenance of your vehicle is the quickest way to improve your gas mileage. Some sources say that a poorly tuned car can lose up to 20% fuel efficiency. But what is a tune up? What are the normal things that should be done during a car tune up? How often should a tune up be done and why?
A tune up is done to your car to replace and maintain parts that wear out through usage. Tune ups will insure that your car will continue to run smoothly, continue getting its normal gas mileage, and prevent severe damage the engine and other major components.
All cars need regular tune-ups about every 30,000 miles. In cars made after 1996 there are some things that do not need to be done during a tune up. It is just a waste of money to do them. Check around with different mechanics and make sure that you do not have to pay for unnecessary items.
You or your mechanic should include the following in the tune up of your car:
1.Replace the air filter with a new one. If you drive on dirt roads you should consider changing the air filter more often than every 30,000 miles. It is very simple and you can do it yourself in just a few minutes at home.
2. Replace the fuel filter; both fuel filters, if your car has two. Replacing the fuel filters every 30,000 miles is the best preventative measure you can take in protecting your car's fuel system. You can also put in a fuel injector cleaner every so often as recommended by the manufacturer.
3. Change the spark plugs. When spark plugs get old, the spark can not jump over the wires and ignite the fuel properly. Your car will get sluggish, start poorly and get poor gas mileage with old spark plugs. Some of the new cars with platinum spark plugs will only need to be changed every 60,000 miles.
4.Replace the spark plug wires. Having the wires changed is more expensive, but many times these wires get old and need replacement.
Some cars should have a new distributor cap and a new rotor at the time of a tune up (this applies to older vehicles without electronic ignition). To determine if you need a new distributor cap the mechanic will inspect the cap for cracks or black lines or if any deterioration has occurred. A new rotor will be needed if the mechanic finds any cracks, carbon tracks or burning.
5.Check the oxygen sensor. Your engine may be using too much fuel because the oxygen sensor is not working. Replacement intervals can range from 30,000 to 60,000 miles. The check engine light on most modern vehicles mainly has to do with the emission control system, which the oxygen sensor is a part of. If this light is lit, you most probably do have a problem and your fuel economy is suffering.
6.Get a valve adjustment if your car has adjustable valves. At this time have the mechanic replace the valve-cover gasket because it is quite common for these covers to begin to leak. A leak in this cover can result in oil accumulation around the top of the engine.
7.Cars older than 1979 need to have the points and condenser changed (this is done on cars without electronic ignition). Cars with electronic ignition should have the ignition timing checked.
8.Cars that are fuel injected should have the throttle plate cleaned and / or have the air-fuel mixture adjusted. If your car has a carburetor it may need an adjustment.
9.Have the fluids under the hood checked. Even though you should be doing this on a regular basis more often, having it done during the tune up getting the fluids checked is important.
10.If your car does not have an automatic transmission, have the clutch adjusted.
11.The battery should be checked during a tune up. The battery terminals and cable ends should be cleaned. Corroded terminals can keep your car from starting. If your battery needs water to be added, the mechanic should fill it with distilled water during a tune up.
12.The positive crankcase ventilation valve should be replaced during a tune up. A clogged PCV valve is a problem when it causes your car to stall or run poorly.
Keeping your car in tune will not only result in better gas mileage and better performance, but will also ensure a longer life and less major mechanical repairs.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Audi Wiper and Washer System Tutorial

All Audi vehicles are engineered with an advanced windshield wiper and washer system with multiple speed settings that can automatically sense rain and adjust wiper operations accordingly. The Audi system also features a washer mode with heated washer jets to clean your windshield.

In addition, select Audi models are also equipped with a rear window wiper and washer system to help ensure rearward visibility in various weather conditions.

Available on:
A4 Avant
A6 Avant

The information within the technology tutorials must be used in conjunction with the information in the Audi Owner's Manuals. Please refer to the Owner's manuals for all information and warnings. By using these technology tutorials, you acknowledge that you are aware of the warnings and information that must be read within the Owner's Manuals and will use this information to augment that material.

Friday, December 2, 2011

BMW i. Born Electric.

Welcome to a world of visionary mobility. With the North American premiere of the BMW i3 and i8 Concept vehicles, BMW is making lightning-fast performance and sustainability a reality. Step inside the 2011 LA Auto Show and witness what it means to be Born Electric.