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Old 6th January 2012, 00:07   #1
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Mercedes Benz was on a roll at the AutoExpo.
They had a full Hall to themselves and had 18 cars on Display !

Highlights:
  • Launch of the SLS AMG Roadster
  • Launch of the New M Class
  • Showcase of future design cues with the Concept A-Class
  • Showcase of Fuel Cell Technology
  • The Mercedes DTM car and the SLS AMG GT3 car
  • Launch of mb.Inspired, their new brand initiative


The New SLS AMG Roadster


Highlights:
  • Soft-top version of the SLS AMG.
  • 6.3L V8, Power: 571 Hp @ 6800 RPM, Torque: 650 Nm @ 4750 RPM
  • 0-100 km/h in 3.8 sec. Top Speed: 317 km/h

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The New M-Class


Highlights:
  • Increase in length and breadth but a drop in the height as compared to the current M-Class
  • A sportier look with the new engine hood design and LED day-light running lights
  • ECO start-stop function, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions- by automatically switching off the engine during traffic jams or traffic signals
  • ATTENTION ASSIST, that alerts the driver on detection of drowsiness on longer trips
  • Active Parking Assist with integrated PARKTRONIC technology


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The Concept A-Class


This car showcases future design cues for Mercedes Benz Cars.

I'll let the pictures do the talking here:

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The B-Class Fuel Cell car


Highlights:
  • Power: 100kW (136 Hp), Torque: 290 Nm
  • Can go upto 400 kms on a full tank of hydrogen
  • 3 of these vehicles drove around the world covering more than 30,000 kms

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Old 6th January 2012, 00:47   #3
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Mercedes had the C-Class AMG DTM car and an F1 simulator at the 'Performance Arena'.


C-Class AMG DTM car


Highlights:
  • With 81 wins from 148 races this is the most successful DTM car ever
  • Full carbon fiber monocoque construction. This is a purpose built racing car. The only similarity with the C-Class are the similar looks
  • Full Chrome paint Scheme

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Now that is what I call a SILVER ARROW:
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The F1 Simulator

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Also on display was the SLS AMG GT3 car:

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Old 6th January 2012, 01:00   #4
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Other cars at the Mercedes Stall:


S 600 Pullman Guard.

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It comes with a massive V12 engine displacing 5.5 L, producing 517 hp of Power and 830 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 sec.

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An SLS AMG was proudly displayed outside the stall.

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A GL-Class and the Current M-Class were there as part of the Mercedes Star Drive program:

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A beautiful red SLK:

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A G55 AMG with shinning armour, i.e. In a chrome paint scheme

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C63 AMG:

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GL-Class:

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E-Class Cabriolet:

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CLS:

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E 350 CDI Guard:

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Old 6th January 2012, 01:30   #5
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This stall had a sense of attitude and style that made it stand-out.
Here are some pics:

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Do you feel it ??
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Now that is absolute truth:
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A cute little model, only about 4 inches in length:
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They even had a merchandise stall:
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And boy, was it crowded !
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The concept A class took my breath away. If this is the future design theme for mercedes, then
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Awesome line up by Mercedes. Were there any prices announced for the M class at the Expo? There are also rumors about the price and local assembly floating in the media? Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
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Thanks Jalsa! Could have tried those read pix too; missed the CLS's rear
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Any showcasing of the A and B class ?
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Lovely pictures of my favourite car.SLS AMG looks awesome in chrome.Considering the langushing state of affairs of Mercerdes Benz in India,this expo must spell success in 2012 for the german car manufacturer.
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While all this fanfare is good, it was time they launched the CLS 350CDI, the new model badly needs the CDI motor and better alloys to make it sell better and give justice to this wonderful new product by Mercedes-Benz!

Any prices on the ML? The car personally does not appeal to me at all and unless priced aggressively the car will never set any charts on fire, also do remmeber an all new Q7 is due later this year and the BMW X5, in 2013,

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1 Pullman Guard, 1 SLS AMG and 1 G class AMG; and Ill die a happy man!

The specs of the S600 are insane! Absolutely loved the overall look of the stall too. Very nicely done up. Elegance and style!

Superb pics there. Thanks .

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Lovely photos and lovely stall.. However the A concept headlights reminded me of a BMW! Not Mercedes style.
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Now THIS is what you call an Auto Expo stall!

I never fancied myself a Benz man, always leaning towards the Bimmer but recently have begun to revise my opinion. Fell in love with the new C class and how I'd have loved tobe in Delhi to see this stall!
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Fantastic!!
Loved the New SLS AMG Roadster spec, can't imagine the thrill in driving it

Also liked the wheel design on Concept A Class and its front design. What tyres are those?
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