PeterH on May 14th, 2003

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

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PeterH on February 10th, 2003


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.

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PeterH on January 1st, 2003

Nervous, me? Ooh no!, Ok maybe a little… AARGHH! Who am I kidding !

When taking place behind the wheel in the Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Kompressor 2003 i felt my knees starting to get a bit shaky.
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PeterH on November 18th, 2002

The European Tour of Robbie Williams next year will mark a new round in the association between the international entertainer and smart gmbh who is one of the two headline sponsors. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • 936,700 vehicles delivered worldwide from January to October
  • Substantial sales increase in Western Europe — sales up 13 percent in Italy and Spain
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PeterH on May 3rd, 2002
June 2001 when I went down to Munich on a SEC hunt. I then had the honor to drive a new  C180 2001 for 5 days. The car had a manual Read the rest of this entry »

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