At Auto Shanghai 2019, Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the world premieres of close-to-production show car Concept GLB and the Mercedes-AMG A 35 L 4MATIC developed exclusively for China.
The impressive performance of the agile notchback comes courtesy of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharge engine with 225 kW (306 hp) – available in China for the first time – the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission, the AMG suspension and the variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with electromechanical rear differential.
The A 35 L 4MATIC is based on an extended wheelbase of 2,789 millimetres (instead of 2,729 millimetres), and displays its powerful proportions with short, sporty overhangs front and rear.
The exceptional driving dynamics of the agile notchback model are ensured by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 225 kW (306 hp) available in China for the first time, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission, the AMG suspension and the variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive with electromechanical rear axle gear.
The radiator grille with twin louvres, the AMG Line front apron with flics on the air intakes, a front splitter and glossy black trim elements are distinguishing AMG design features.
The gear ratios have been configured so that the driver experiences very spontaneous acceleration in all speed ranges, combined with fast shifting and optimum connections when shifting up.
The impressive driving dynamics are based, among other things, on the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, the electronically controlled differential lock, which is now also standard on all variants, and the dynamic engine mounts, which are part of the standard equipment on the S models.
The touchpad is flanked by the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT switch and numerous AMG-specific controls, such as the button for the 3-stage AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension, 3-stage ESP® or the button for the optional AMG Performance exhaust system with flap control.
Via a switch on the centre console or the freely configurable switches on the steering wheel the driver can select between three different sets of damper characteristics, namely “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport+”, and thus individually influence the driving experience — from highly comfortable to sportily taut.
Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. (Sila Nano) as part of its research and development activities.
With its latest developments the company sets a new standard for battery performance, harnessing the potential of silicon to enable safe, scalable, high-energy density batteries, which can unleash new possibilities in electrification from consumer devices to electric vehicles and beyond.
“This breakthrough chemistry demonstrates up to 20 percent improvement today, with the potential to reach further improvements over state of the art traditional Li-ion.
Volvo Cars is making its groundbreaking, industry-first connected safety technology available across Europe as another step in its ambitions to improve traffic safety.
By alerting people to dangers ahead in a timely manner and allowing them to adapt with time to spare, connected safety technologies can support better driver behaviour and boost traffic safety.
As soon as any equipped Volvo switches on its hazard lights, the Hazard Light Alert sends a signal to all nearby Volvo cars connected to the cloud service, warning drivers to help avoid potential accidents.
The route from the starting point leads down to the bottom over an asphalt-covered snaking road, before becoming a gravel track – here, thanks to its impressive driving dynamics and great off-roading characteristics, the X-Class was able to save the pair some valuable time.
The UCI regulates eight cycling disciplines: road racing, track cycling, mountain biking, BMX, para-cycling, cyclo-cross, trials and indoor cycling.
Since 2018, Mercedes-Benz Vans has been lending its support to the increasingly popular mountain biking discipline as the official partner of the UCI and is also the main sponsor of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup as well as being the Presenting Sponsor of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.
The second seat row is fore-and-aft adjustable by 140 mm – by 90 mm to the front to increase luggage space or legroom for occupants right in the rear, and by 50 mm to the rear if particularly generous legroom is required in a five-seat configuration.
In higher load ranges the system switches to the higher valve lift to achieve the engine’s full power delivery.
4MATIC components include the power take-off to the rear axle, which is integrated into the automated dual clutch transmission, and the rear axle differential with an integrated multiplate clutch.