Sunday, October 31, 2021

How The Glass Inside Your Car Is Engineered - Not So Simple!

As new display technology continues to develop and the auto industry pushes our car interiors to mirror our smartphones, what do these new screens and displays actually mean for the car? What are the drawbacks? 

I paid a visit to Corning’s Sullivan Park campus in New York to learn from some of their top automotive glass scientists and perform a few tests myself to see how different factors like durability, readability and glare come into play in the design and creation of these displays, and how future-thinking companies like Corning are engineering with these in mind. We’ll talk about how the glass is made, how it stands up to the tests I’ll perform and why the glass composition is more important than you’d think.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Marco Polo | Living and Sleeping

There are many features to discover in the Marco Polo. Learn how to open and close the electric pop-up roof via the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control app or headunit.

Monday, October 25, 2021

How to Install Car Seats —

In this video, we'll walk you through how to install a rear-facing infant seat, a convertible car seat and a booster seat in a car. Every car seat is different, so be sure to read the owner’s manual and your car’s owner’s manual when installing a seat.

Friday, October 22, 2021

INSIDE AMG – Performance Wheels | Innovation and Design

Which material represents the future of forged wheel construction at Mercedes-AMG? How do design and technology interact as part of the wheel development process?

And what special features had to be taken into account when designing the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE wheel? In this episode of INSIDE AMG, Felix meets Frank and Bernhard, who explain all the technical details to him, from the historic wheel model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG from 1971 to the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. Can he prise one or two secrets from them about the future of the wheel?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Did You Know? Four Facts About BMW's History

In the first episode of Did You Know? from, we check out a few fun facts about BMW's company history.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Good Headlights Mean Fewer Crashes - IIHS News

Good IIHS headlight ratings linked to lower crash rates

The headlight ratings program developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is reducing dangerous nighttime crashes in the real world, a recent study shows.

Nighttime crash rates per mile are nearly 20 percent lower for vehicles with headlights that earn a good rating in the IIHS evaluation, compared with those with poor-rated headlights, the study found. For vehicles with acceptable or marginal headlights, crash rates are 15 percent and 10 percent lower than for those with poor ratings.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Marco Polo | Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control Functions

Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC) makes camping with the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo even more comfortable.

Many features, such as the electric pop-up roof, ambient lighting, heating or the coolbox are accessible through the head unit and the MBAC app via Bluetooth® wireless technology. Supply status levels for water, auxiliary battery, and more can be checked quickly.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

The All-New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

The next progression in driving pleasure - Introducing the all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

The second generation of the sporty all-rounder returns with the 230e xDrive plug-in hybrid and 223i, boasting a far wider range of equipment than its predecessor, perfect for anything life throws at you.

Complemented by a luxurious interior, with space creating a “floating” armrest, advanced curved display, and wireless charging for compatible phones.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Engine Knock Sound - Explained

What is the knocking sound coming from my engine? What is engine knock? Why is my engine making a knocking noise? Engine knock, or pinging, occurs when a separate pocket of air-fuel mixture ignites after the spark has ignited the air-fuel mixture within the combustion chamber. Engine knock can be prevented using higher octane fuels, retarding ignition timing, or by using a lower compression ratio, among other solutions.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Never Use This Gas In Your Car!

It's very important to put the correct fuel in your car, whether that's 87 regular gas, or 91 premium gas. Using the wrong fuel, at an octane rating too low for your vehicle, can result in severe engine damage caused by knock. Lower octane rating fuels are more susceptible to knock. In some high elevation states, 85 octane fuel is sold, which should not be used by modern cars.

Why would we sell a fuel in the United States that could destroy your engine? Well it worked just fine with old, carbureted cars. But modern cars with electronic fuel injection and electronic ignition timing don't like it. Why not? Watch the video to see why this fuel is still sold today, how elevation impacts octane rating, and why modern cars can't use it. It can even void your warranty! Wild.