2018 – SMART FORTWO USHUAÏA ED LIMITED EDITION

admin May 2, 2019

Mercedes-Benz España and Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel continue their close collaboration for this year 2018. As a result of this relationship, both companies presented the new Smart Ushuaïa ED Limited Edition, an interesting limited edition for the fully electric version of the Smart ForTwo and Smart ForTwo Cabrio. It is already on sale in the brand’s dealerships in Spain.

It is characterized by showing a different image and having a more complete series equipment. In addition, those who purchase a unit of this limited edition will have access to the Ushuaïa Experience Package, with which you can enjoy a weekend at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel. There will be an event where buyers of Smart Ushuaïa ED Limited Edition will meet.

Smart and Ushuaïa used the Brabus Tailor Made customization program and created a Smart ForTwo Electric Drive with a unique look. The new design is characterized by the finishes in the ‘Electric Green’ color that can be found in the side skirts and the airfoil. These traits combine with the Tridion security cell, grille and blank panels.

Also noteworthy for Brabus wheels with green details and the ‘Ushuaïa’ logo. In the case of the coupe model, it also incorporates a panoramic glass roof with parasols. Standard will feature LED lights for daytime running, rear lights with light emitting diodes, antinebline headlights, plus rain and light sensors.

If we take a look at the images of the interior again the details appear green. The air vents, dashboard and the seat cushioning of the seats also rely on the presence of this key.

In terms of the most relevant standard equipment, the new Smart Ushuaïa ED Limited Edition features: 7.0-inch touch screen with AUX / USB / SD connection, Bluetooth, browser with 3-year real-time traffic services, LED lights for daytime running lights, 16-inch Brabus alloy wheels, fog lights, rain sensor, automatic lights, rear view camera, ForTwo Coupe, JBL sound system, 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel upholstered in leather, rubber steel pedals, steering wheel and heated seats.

With regard to the mechanical part there are no news. Regardless of the bodywork (Coupe and Cabrio) continues the same electrical mechanics. An engine of 60 kW (81 hp) and 160 Nm of maximum torque. Powered by a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery that allows a range of up to 160 kilometers (in the NEDC cycle). Both models are capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 12 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 km / h.

The prices of Smart Ushuaïa ED Limited Edition in Spain are as follows:

  • Fortwo Coupe ED – 29,661 euros
  • Fortwo Cabrio ED – 33,076 euros

2017 – SMART BRABUS ULTIMATE AND CONCEPT

With the aim of creating ‘an exclusive sports car for the city’ Brabus staff presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 the new Brabus Ultimate E Concept. This is a flashy prototype with which the German coach goes into sustainable mobility to see if a smart electric can have the character needed to offer a sporting image.

Aesthetically, the new Brabus Ultimate E Concept comes with an exterior where the yellow ‘Brabus Widestar Yellow’ predominates, which contrasts with several exterior elements with black finish and some stickers on both doors. On its side, the new 18-inch alloy wheels in black and with yellow details bring a very interesting air to the set.

On the other hand, the rear shows three false exhaust ports in the center position. Its function is quite curious since they can be illuminated. All this adds up to the roof spoiler and a custom suspension that changes the height of the body from the ground.

Leaving aside the exterior, and taking a look inside, we found a very attractive cabin. For the leather upholstery a blue ‘Brabus Mastik’ color was chosen, which contrasts with the yellow trim and other black finishes. The combination of these three colors allows you to create an environment that, in principle, may seem very overwhelmed.

Adjustments like the aluminum pedals and the levers of change and hand brake of specific design with finish in the same material, help to transmit certain sense of esportividade. The Brabus Ultimate E Concept was developed jointly with Kreisel Electric, an Austrian company known in the industry for projects such as the Mercedes-Benz G Class electric. The small ecological urban model sets a weight on the 1,085-kilogram scale.

Regarding the mechanical part, the Ultimate E Concept created by Brabus has an electric motor of 204 hp and 350 Nm of maximum torque powered by the energy stored in the 22 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which offers a range of 160 km . Thanks to this mechanics, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 km / h.

2017 – SMART FORFOUR BRABUS

After the renovation of the Smart models, the top of the line had been empty. Historically, Daimler’s brand relationship with Brabus has always allowed them to offer very small vehicles, but never neglected performance. The Smart Brabus line, which receives a more sporty and exclusive treatment, will be presented at the Beijing Motor Show and will feature Brabus versions of the Smart ForTwo, ForTwo Cabrio and ForFour.

At first glance the outside differences are obvious. In general, it looks more robust and sharp thanks to a larger front bumper and a rear that introduces a matte gray diffuser that brings the two chrome exhaust ports integrated. Brabus ‘Monoblock’ wheels also have a matte finish and come with 16 or 17 inches depending on the model, giving the sporty touch.

The engine worked by Brabus on the three small models is a turbo three-cylinder 0.9-liter block. Despite its small size, it develops 109 hp at 5,750 rpm and 170 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The Smart ForTwo and ForTwo Cabrio accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds, while the Smart ForFour makes the same sprint in 10.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the two-seat models is 165 km / h and four-seater is 180 km / h.

In addition to the increased power, the Smart Brabus will also benefit from a faster, more precise, six-speed automatic double-clutch transmission. They also have a more sportive suspension to improve their behavior and have a readjustment of ESP. In addition, they present a new finish that adds more sportiness to the interior of the models, the Xclusive.

The Smart Xclusive will feature a complete outfit that includes black perforated Nappa leather upholstery and gray stitching for your heated sports seats. The instrumentation is also upholstered with leather and fabric, featuring Brabus-specific watches. As an equipment, it will feature standard LED lights, parking sensors and a removable storage box for storing things on ForFour.

The three small sports are at the Beijing Motor Show this week and their marketing is due to start in July. For Germany, prices have already been announced: the Smart ForTwo Brabus starts at 19,710 euros, the Smart ForTwo Cabrio Brabus at 22,970 euros and the Smart ForFwo Brabus at 20,520 euros. For all customers who opt for the Xclusive finish, the price will be increased by 3,000 euros in all versions.

2017 – SMART FORFOUR CROSSTOWN EDITION

Smart is preparing the world launch of two special editions for the Geneva Motor Show: the smart fortwo cabrio Brabus edition # 2 and the smart forfour crosstown edition.

Manufactured to meet the most demanding customers’ preferences and in a limited series, the Brabus smart fortwo cabrio edition # 2 will be available for order in March, starting at € 24,750. This special model features a silver color paint and a red canvas hood, arrives at European dealers in early April.

The second highlight of the smart stand will be the crosstown edition forfour. The combination of special removable components in the form of lower chassis protection with attractive side skirts gives the little German a sporty crossover look. The forfour crosstown edition will be available to order with a wide range of exterior colors from July and the first vehicles will arrive in Europe in September.

With a production of 100 units, the Brabus smart fortwo cabrio edition # 2 will be Brabus’s latest limited series. With an extremely stylish look, the limited edition models feature a classic silver exterior paint with the inscription ‘Brabus edition # 2′ in the mirror triangle, complemented by the new 16-inch Brabus’ Monoblock VIII alloy wheels ‘in matte anthracite with high gloss finish. The red tritop canvas hood adds a contrasting touch to the model.

This concept of color continues inside the model with the application of a leather coating whose colors perfectly match the exterior. Ruby-red high-grade leather seats with red colored foam padding, instrument panel, central door panels and multifunction sports steering wheel trimmed in ruby ​​red leather provide an extremely attractive overall concept. Brabus velor rugs add a touch of high quality finish.

The Brabus edition # 2 is equipped with a supercharged three-cylinder 90-horsepower engine, combined with the twin-speed 6-speed dual clutch transmission. Announces combined cycle fuel consumption of 23.8 km / l and combined cycle CO2 emissions of 97 g / km. The special model is equipped with an extensive range of equipment.

The ample space available and the elegant look define the smart forfour crosstown edition as an ideal crossover model for urban use. The exterior look includes special removable components in the form of lower protection on the front and rear of the chassis and the attractive side skirts.

The smart forfour crosstown edition is available in various exterior paint colors. Its world premiere in Geneva will be carried out with a graphite gray model with a black tridion safety cell, equipped with a 90 hp engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 23.3 km / l and combined cycle CO2 emissions are 99 g / km.

2017 – SMART FORFOUR ELECTRIC DRIVE

Smart confirms its presence at the Paris Motor Show, and reveals the electric versions of its fortwo, fortwo cabrio and forfour.

In an important milestone for the brand, smart ensures that it will be “the only one in the world to offer its line of models with both combustion engines and purely electric”. Also on the subject of exclusivity, smart also informs that the fortwo cabrio will be the only electric convertible in the market when it is launched.

The three models will share the same electric motor of 61 kW / 81 hp and 160 Nm of torque, combined with a lithium-ion battery of 17.6 kWh with a range of 160 km in the fortwo and 155 km in the two other types of body .

Thanks to that combination, the fortwo accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds, while the cabriolet and the forfour will make the same sprint in 11.8 seconds and 12.7 seconds, respectively. The maximum speed will be limited in all of them to 130 km / h.

Regarding battery charging, smart offers a high-performance on-board charger option that allows you to recharge your batteries up to twice as fast – depending on the country and the power supply network. With the new quick charger of 22 kW (optional from 2017), the vehicle can be fully recharged in less than 45 minutes through a three-phase socket. In the new era of electric, this is how they can begin to gain more relevance in the market.

With a single gear transmission, built at the Renault factory in Clèon, in the north of France, it also has an ECO mode for better use of the batteries. This mode is designed for more efficient driving by limiting the maximum speed and accelerator pedal reaction curve while the energy recovery level due to deceleration or braking is at its maximum. When connected to the mains, it also allows this energy to be used to pre-ambient the interior through the air conditioning system, giving the possibility of heating or cooling the cabin without this having an impact on the autonomy. The launch in Europe will be in early 2017.

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The new Mercedes-Benz GLS interior spy photos exposure released in 2019

admin December 6, 2018

Recently, the overseas media exposed the interior spy photos of the new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLS models. The interior of the new car uses a full LCD screen and a central control panel. The air-conditioning air outlet has a rectangular design, and the metal brushed trim strips are added to the details. Great improvement.Recently, the overseas media exposed the interior spy photos of the new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLS models. The interior of the new car uses a full LCD screen and a central control panel. The air-conditioning air outlet has a rectangular design, and the metal brushed trim is added to the details. The feeling is greatly improved.According to reports, the new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLS will be built on the MHA platform, and the body size is expected to increase while incorporating more lightweight designs. It can be seen from the spy photos that the appearance of the new car adopts the latest family-style design of Mercedes-Benz. The size of the front grille has been increased, and the headlights on both sides have been adjusted to adopt LED light source. It is worth mentioning that the new Mercedes-Benz GLS will be equipped with the same intelligent driving assistance system as the S-Class and E-Class. Fore more details about cars and cars cover for protection see toyota camry sedan car cover.

A few days ago, we learned from relevant channels that the official guidance prices of Mercedes-Benz’s two major Mercedes-Benz GLE and Mercedes-Benz GLS models have been raised, ranging from 2.80-1.30 million.Sina Auto News Recently, we learned from relevant channels that the official guidance prices of Mercedes-Benz’s two major Mercedes-Benz GLE and Mercedes-Benz GLS models have been raised, ranging from 2.80-1.30 million.According to the State Council Tariff Commission No. 5 of 2018, tariffs on some goods originating in the United States will be implemented after the United States imposes tariff measures; the United States has already taken 00:01 local time on July 6 (Beijing time) At 12:01 on the 6th, a 25% tariff was imposed on some Chinese goods; China imposed tariffs on some imported goods from the United States at 12:01 on July 6th.

Brand Speciality

Since Mercedes-Benz has built the first world-recognized car in 1886 , more than a hundred years have passed, and the car has already passed his 100-year-old birthday, and in the past 100 years, with the development of the automotive industry There have been many auto manufacturers that have emerged, but they are also prominent, but in the end they are just a flash in the pan. Up to now, it has been able to survive the ups and downs, but the three or four, and the century-old store, only the Mercedes-Benz.In 1885 and 1886, Carl and Gottlieb made their first car, and Carl first started in 1883.The stove, the Mercedes-Benz car company was established in Mannheim, and in 1890 Gottlieb followed suit to establish Daimler Motors in Stuttgart. In 1894 and 1896, respectively, the two companies launched the world ‘s first community bus and a gasoline engine of a gasoline truck, and after the competition and the early development of a post-war recession, the impact of foreign products with the industry, In order to survive the two companies to join forces against the enemy, in 1926 merged to formally establish Daimler-Benz Automobile Company (referred to as Mercedes-Benz), which has since spurred the growth and development of German cars. Although the Mercedes-Benz company during the Second World War was filled with smoke, the Mercedes-Benz, which was hit hard, quickly resumed production. In 1945, the production of trucks began. In 1946, the production of cars was resumed, and the status of high-end car manufacturers in the world was gradually restored. The changes and developments of the Mercedes-Benz company, which is the king’s domineering, became more powerful and prosperous. In 1998, the company’s leader, Juergen Schrempp, decided to merge with Chrysler to form DaimlerChrysler to form the automotive industry. The world is convinced that Mercedes-Benz will continue to create glory in the history of car development in the future.

Famous brand

Mercedes-Benz is a powerful automobile kingdom. It is headquartered in Stuttgart , Germany. It has 197,000 employees. It produces about 1 million cars a year. There are 14 directly affiliated factories in China, and the main subsidiaries 35. Its quality is visible and tangible. A mid-range Mercedes-Benz is more expensive, but it can open at least 200,000 kilometers, and then open another engine and then open 200,000 kilometers. The average annual price is not expensive.  The safety design of Mercedes-Benz is its reputation. one of the reasons.

Noble products

At present, it mainly produces C-class cars (mid-class cars, sports cars), E-class cars (high-end cars, sports cars), S-class cars (luxury cars, sports cars ), and G Type car ( SUV off-road vehicle). The company’s early production cars were divided into Mannheim and Stuttgart editions. Since 1936, both high- and low-end cars have been unified into one and the same name “Mercedes-Benz”.  In 1899, the Austrian Consul General Emile Jelinek ordered three Daimler Phoenix cars. In 2014, the company was formally established. It is the first emerging technology company in China that independently develops and manufactures pure electric vehicles. In July 2015, the first Internet concept car “Ranger X” was officially released. After that, the car business was not optimistic about the market.At the end of 2015, Wei Jun, Chairman of the Electric Group Xituo Industry, took the funds and team officially into the company and joined the Ranger car, responsible for the direct leadership of the overall planning and layout of the Ranger Tram. In November 2016, the YOUXIA X production car debuted at the China International New Energy Conference (CREC) held in Wuxi and gained attention. The car disappeared. Until recently, the Ranger official re-released confirmation that the first new production model, Ranger X, will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, and YOUXIA X, which has disappeared for several years, has returned to the rivers and lakes. The Ranger car that has disappeared from the public’s vision for the past two years, has there been any advancement in the car industry during this period? In fact, the Ranger car has not stagnated in the past two years, he is adjusting the pace, accumulating development, trying to show the world a real Internet car story.The development history of the 2 years Ranger car mainly has the following key nodes:In April 2017, the Ranger Auto Huzhou Super Factory Project was officially launched. The plan is positioned as “1+5+1” layout, which includes one main engine factory with four complete processes, five core supporting enterprises, and one R&D trial center. The overall project scale is 2,600 mu, and the planned production capacity is expected to reach 200,000 units per year.

In March 2018, Ranger Motor announced that it had completed a total of RMB 5 billion in Series B financing, and the corporate market valuation was as high as US$ 12.2 billion. Prior to this, in October 2017, I completed a round of RMB 1.22 billion in financing. Third, in June 2018, Ranger Motor announced that the company signed a long-term cooperation agreement with car design company IDG and independent racing and power technology research and development company Prodrive, and established the Ranger Design Center in Europe, London High Performance Technology Research and Development Center, The establishment of R&D centers such as chassis platforms, safety and testing, and autonomous driving will continue to be promoted. This marks that the Ranger Company has leveraged the advanced technology background of European companies to promote the development and mass production of Ranger’s high-performance vehicles.

Regarding the YOUXIA X model information, the Ranger official said that the first production version of the YOUXIA X has been initially finalized, and it is expected that there will be no major changes in the future. As one of the few electric cars in China’s many new car companies, this product will be positioned in the mid- to high-end performance pure electric car. Therefore, its power performance has received much attention from the market. The preliminary data released by the Ranger official shows that the car has a “break of 100” for 3 seconds and a comprehensive endurance of 650 kilometers. And Ranger X also has a human-powered driving system KITTOS, which uses voice and gestures to control the car in depth, learn to simulate the driving habits of drivers, and gradually introduce driverless technology.Wei Jun, chairman of Ranger Auto, has publicly stated that 2018 will be a year of the Ranger’s outbreak. The basic automobile industry structure of Ranger has been built, and the hundreds of billions of industrial chains have been basically completed. This is the follow-up of the Ranger car products. Full hardware support for mass production and listing. The sales target of Ranger is to gradually increase the number of 30,000 units and 60,000 units to 90,000 units from 2019 to 2021.At one time, it runs 7.69 kilometers and has a cruising range of 310 kilometers. It can be completed in 30 minutes in fast charging mode. Would you like to consider such a new energy vehicle?Nowadays, there are not many new energy products with a range of three or four hundred kilometers. The new forces of the car have sprung up, and then the sales volume can only be regarded as tepid, relying more on policy, not the willingness of consumers. To buy, in the final analysis, there is a gap between overall quality and traditional fuel products.

Nowadays, the Korean forces that have appeared in the market with battery suppliers in the past have also brought their own new energy products, such as our modern protagonist, Beijing Hyundai Elantra EV.At present, the charging cost of first-tier cities is not low. Especially after the increase of charging piles, the cost of office buildings and underground parking lots of large shopping malls is counted. Pure electric vehicles are not as “zero cost” as we think.Therefore, the cost calculation for pure electric cars should be more detailed, not just the theoretical cruising range. At least as much as the fuel car, calculated according to the energy consumption of 100 kilometers. The energy consumption of the new Elantra EV is 13.0kwh per 100 kilometers, which is equivalent to 7.69 kilometers of electricity at one time. It is a remarkable one among the products of the same class.At the same time, the new Elantra EV can complete the fast charge in only 30 minutes, effectively saving the user’s time cost. Combined with the 310 km cruising range in the fully charged state, it can basically meet the daily needs of the commuters in the first-tier cities.In terms of body structure, the new Elantra EV adopts the more mature and reliable body structure of the original Elantra series. After more than 200 safety verifications for EV systems and more than 300 high-temperature, high-cold extreme environments, special verification for new energy products, and More than 200,000 kilometers of vehicle reliability verification, for users with a certain quality reliability.On the basis of ensuring the special quality of new energy, the new Elantra EV also pays more attention to the driving experience, such as high-gloss black trims and exclusive dashboards in the interior, which cater to the needs of consumers today.In addition, based on the thin and light battery pack, as well as the excavation and optimization of the cockpit layout, the Elantra EV driving space is not only more spacious, but also has a trunk space of 460L. At the same time, for the newly developed EV exclusive air conditioning system for pure electric vehicles, the cooling effect may also be worthy of experience for drivers and passengers.

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