Mercedes-Benz presents the world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission for passenger cars
- Fitted as standard in five eight-cylinder models from autumn 2003
- Fuel saving of up to 0.6 litres per 100 kilometres
- Even shorter acceleration times and quicker intermediate sprints
After four years of development work, an innovative new clear lacquer is set to go into series production at Mercedes-Benz at the end of 2003. Ground-breaking nano-technology ensures that the new product is substantially more scratch-resistant than conventional paint.
The E, S, CL, SL and SLK-Class model series are the first cars in the world to be available with this new paint system, whilst customers of other Mercedes models can look forward to the increased scratch resistance of nano-paintwork from spring 2004.
This new technology represents the Stuttgart-based car maker’s latest significant contribution towards considerably enhancing the already exemplary long-term quality and value retention of its passenger cars.