Technology

PeterH on February 14th, 2010

The optional electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission independently adapts the shift characteristics to the current driving situation and the driver’s own wishes. (more…)

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PeterH on February 14th, 2010


The DynAPS is what i would like to call the predecessor of Mercedes navigation. (more…)

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PeterH on February 13th, 2010


In emissions testing, the load at which large-volume six and eight-cylinder engines operate during warm-up is insufficient for them to be able to attain high exhaust temperatures quickly. (more…)

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PeterH on February 13th, 2010

Fitted as standard e.g. in the E-Class (W210) or C-Class (W203). The sixth gear is designed as a genuine drive gear in which the cars reach their top speed. (more…)

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PeterH on February 11th, 2010

Modern injection system for diesel engines. Diesel fuel is injected under high pressure (ca. 1.350 bar) from a common rail for all cylinders.

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PeterH on February 11th, 2010

The Electronic Traction System Intervenes if one of the drive wheels begins to spin. In contrast to the automatic locking differential (ASD), ETS is active over a wider speed range. Brake pressure is applied specifically to the spinning wheel, so improving traction. (more…)

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